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Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Sony/Minolta Cameras (6')

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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Sony/Minolta ADI / P-TTL
  • Coiled Cord
  • Mounts to Flash Shoe
  • Mounts to 1/4"-20 Threaded Studs
  • Allows Off-Camera Triggering of Flash
  • Compares to Sony FA-CC1AM

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VelloTTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m)
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (4)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wors as advertised

    I tested a number of settings compared to mounting my Metz 36 AF-5 directly on the Sony A55 camera at multiple angles of the flash. The results were identical.

    The useful...Read complete review

    I tested a number of settings compared to mounting my Metz 36 AF-5 directly on the Sony A55 camera at multiple angles of the flash. The results were identical.

    The useful cord lenght is about 5.5 feet, not 6.5, as it will be too streched out at 6.5. The cord and ends are heavy duty and should hold up well to normal use.

    Another review mentioned the cord coming from the front as a negative. Coming from the back would be worse. Coming from one side would be better, unless the flash were needed on the opposite side, further reducing the useful cord length. Therefore the back is a reasonable compromise.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works well, but could be reversed.

    The cord has flawlessly allowed communication between my Sony A77 and my Sigma Flash unit which I mounted on a stand. Two issues I had, though. The first was that the cable attached...Read complete review

    The cord has flawlessly allowed communication between my Sony A77 and my Sigma Flash unit which I mounted on a stand. Two issues I had, though. The first was that the cable attached so that it came off towards the front of the camera and at times would dip in front of the lens. I fixed that by putting a pencil through it and rubber banding that to the mount. This keeps the cord straight near the camera and out of the front for the most part. The other issue is that I was using it with a flash and umbrella mounted to a light tripod. It was difficult to stretch the cord without it getting caught up in the umbrella from any distance. I think I need to just loosen it up for that so it hangs more.

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    3.0

    Works well, but could be reversed.

    By Dave

    from Freehold, NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

    Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m):

    The cord has flawlessly allowed communication between my Sony A77 and my Sigma Flash unit which I mounted on a stand. Two issues I had, though. The first was that the cable attached so that it came off towards the front of the camera and at times would dip in front of the lens. I fixed that by putting a pencil through it and rubber banding that to the mount. This keeps the cord straight near the camera and out of the front for the most part. The other issue is that I was using it with a flash and umbrella mounted to a light tripod. It was difficult to stretch the cord without it getting caught up in the umbrella from any distance. I think I need to just loosen it up for that so it hangs more.

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    5.0

    Perfect Cmmunication

    By Light Chaser

    from Cedar City, Ut

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m):

      A wonderful alternative to sony's expensive cord and mount combo. It works perfect, great build. Although I have triggers this does come in handy.

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      5.0

      Great product.

      By JMLegs

      from Williamsburg, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Quality product

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m):

          Use this for off camera flash for close up photography.

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          3.0

          Versatile Reach

          By MB

          from FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m):

            Lightweight

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good Quality

            By Michael

            from Lexington, MA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m):

            Works with my Nex-7. Great alternative to wireless flush.

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            4.0

            Wors as advertised

            By OasisShutterbug

            from Menifee, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Too short for some

            Best Uses

            • Macro
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m):

            I tested a number of settings compared to mounting my Metz 36 AF-5 directly on the Sony A55 camera at multiple angles of the flash. The results were identical.

            The useful cord lenght is about 5.5 feet, not 6.5, as it will be too streched out at 6.5. The cord and ends are heavy duty and should hold up well to normal use.

            Another review mentioned the cord coming from the front as a negative. Coming from the back would be worse. Coming from one side would be better, unless the flash were needed on the opposite side, further reducing the useful cord length. Therefore the back is a reasonable compromise.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great for using flash gun off camera

            By Mike

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m):

                I am using this cord to use that flash gun off camera. It works well. Exactly as intended.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                It gets the job done

                By Cameraman

                from Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m):

                    It works very well with the camera. The flash mount attaches to a tripod which is helpful. The main problem with this product is that the cord on camera mount projects to the front of the camera rather than to the back of the camera. As a result, the cord tends to fall in front of the lens.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Must have for flash fotography

                    By janus-van-aanus

                    from Tielt-Belgium

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m):

                      If you don't like the "flat" images that come from default flash mounts, then this is a solution if you can't use advanced studio lighting...
                      It is also a must if you want to be sure that you don't get the "red-eye" in your flashed portrets on location.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Improved Pictures with Flash

                      By realistgva

                      from Switzerland

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Macro

                        Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 6.5' (2 m):

                        Taking the flash of the camera on my Sony A-850 made a big difference.
                        For macro pictures it is now easy to get a complete black background even in full sunlight.
                        For Portraits it is really a hit and miss process. Depending on how you hold the flash the light can be anywhere from great to terrible.
                        Also make sure you have big hands to hold the camera in 1 hand and the flash in another (and yes focus, ...)

                        It have now decided to upgrade to wireless using a HVL-F20AM to control my HVL-F58AM. I will keep the cable when I only want indirect lighting using a single flash

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