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NikonSC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9')
 
4.7

(based on 152 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (112)
  • Easy to use (99)
  • Strong construction (94)
  • Lightweight (93)
  • Packs small / compresses (65)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (64)
  • Family photos (63)
  • Travel (29)
  • Fill flash (23)
  • Lighting (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (41), Semi-pro photographer (37), Pro photographer (30), Enthusiast (16), Casual photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (71)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple and Effective

Some good friends recently asked me to shoot their wedding. That meant taking the camera hand-held for most of the frames. I wanted a little more dramatic lighting than you get shooting straight ahead...Read complete review

Some good friends recently asked me to shoot their wedding. That meant taking the camera hand-held for most of the frames. I wanted a little more dramatic lighting than you get shooting straight ahead with the flash mounted on the camera. And besides I needed to be able to quickly switch from landscape to portrait framing as needed. Having the flash on this nifty, spring-coiled cord made that easy. I was able to hold the flash head high and wide to bring up a little shadow when I needed it. Handy product to have in the old kit bag.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

great cord

I use this to get my flash off camera. I use it with a bracket or on a light stand. So far so good. I wish I bought a longer cord though. If...Read complete review

I use this to get my flash off camera. I use it with a bracket or on a light stand. So far so good. I wish I bought a longer cord though. If this where a few feet longer It would be perfect.

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5.0

Great TTL cord

By NW Trekker

from Bellevue, WA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

    It's long enough to use on variable of scenarios. It's reliable and worthy the investment.

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    • No

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    2.0

    Poor Quality

    By Pinger

    from Hong Kong

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Unreliable
      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

      I've bought this SC28 cable half year back, only to rarely use it. Recently I realised the rubber sheathing at both ends of the cable have frayed.
      My other SC17 cable which I brought over 5 years, the SC17 is as nice as new.

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      • No

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      3.0

      hope insulation doesn't deteriorate

      By Paul

      from san diego

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

      I used the cord this weekend. works fine. I hope the rubber insulation on the cord doesn't deteriorate as quickly as the last SC-28 Cord I bought

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great addition to Bag

      By Beagles Mom

      from Hillsboro, OR

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

        Allows me to use my SB700 flash on any of my Nikon bodies as a hand held flash for more versatility.

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        4.0

        ole' reliable

        By david

        from IL

        Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

        I've been using this model cable since it was introduced. It has taken 7 years of regular abuse at weddings, events, and other jobs for me to need a new one. Solid and reliable, this piece of kit is essential for me and my businesses.

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        5.0

        Just what I needed

        By Nonnac

        from Streets of the world

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

            I needed a cord that would allow me to take my flash off my the top of my Leica and mount it off to the side. If your a street photographer and use a fill flash and the only setting like manual mode. You have to have one. Thinking about a Nikon Bracket SK-7 I know this sounds weird Nikon equipment on a Leica from a Canon 5D III and Leica owner...but it works. Have Fun.

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            5.0

            Exactly What I Wanted.

            By Birdman Bob

            from Ft. Walton Beach, FL

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

              Traditionally I have used ceiling or other light surface flash bounce to avoid red eye and shadowing in family photos and portrait work. However, this technique is limited to locations with ideal diffuse reflective surfaces. This TTL remote cord resolves those issues by separating the flash from the camera for better exposure control. The threaded base of the cord allows tripod mounting of my speed light for easy and accurate positioning.

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              4.0

              Does the job. Sturdy cord

              By Foto man

              from Jackson Tennessee

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                I use the cord for off camera flash with Nikon Digital cameras

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                • No

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                5.0

                SC-28 is GREAT!

                By Eddie

                from Corpus Christi, TX

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                  excellent for off camera flash

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Works

                  By Noel

                  from Napa, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                    I've only had it for a couple weeks, but used it for the first time at a wedding. It seems very well built and solid. The flash clicks into place nicely, no stickiness (or looseness). It clicks into the hot-shoe of my camera perfectly. Again, fits like a glove. Of course, for $ , it better be. I did have a cheaper one that worked pretty well. It wasn't nearly as solid feeling as this, but then again, it worked just as well until I lost it.I give it 4 stars because I haven't actually had it long enough to judge it otherwise. But, I suspect it will last me as long as i don't lose it.

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                    5.0

                    TTL Remote

                    By Woodwork51

                    from Flower Mound, TX

                    About Me Casual Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                      Very well built, and the coiled configuration makes for easy storage in your "Go Bag" for field use when needed. Solid for studio set-up and use. Very versatile piece of equipment.

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                      3.0

                      Wish it were a bit longer

                      By DJ

                      from SF, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Bulky
                      • Difficult to Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                      Does what it is meant to: allows you to take a small on-camera flash off-camera. The coils are a bit tight and it is hard to get a whole lot of range out of it, but it just barely works for side-lighting portraits. It was quite a stretch (literally) to use with an 85mm lens, and I couldn't quite get as much distance as I wanted... perhaps a short focal length would have made the situation a tad more workable. You can also use the cord on-camera, stacking the two endpoints (with velco and some hairbands) to allow some side-to-side movement on-camera with an sb-400, which normally can only be pointed straight-ahead.

                      "Known by the state of California to contain lead", which is a huge put-off for me.

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                      5.0

                      Just what I needed

                      By mgmvtx

                      from Tennessee

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                        Works flawlessly with my D700 & D800. Provides TTL information to my flash when its not in the hotshot

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                        5.0

                        Versataile addition to flash tools

                        By Patrick

                        from Westland, MI

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                          I am using this product to trigger a SB-900 to photograph birds in my backyard. Works great and the flash always triggers. The lock mechanism is tight and holds the remote in the hot shoe firmly.

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                          5.0

                          Does what it should.

                          By Judie

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                              Beautifully does what it's supposed to.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              The Nikon Brand is the best.

                              By Claude Carrier

                              from Quebec city, QC, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Costly

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • General Indor Photography

                              Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                              I have tried third party brand (bought at BH too) before buying the orignial Nikon SC-28. But with the third party brand, with the flash in horizontal position, there was a slack an some pins didn't touch. The flash only worked in vertical position. Only the nikon brand works in horizontal and vertical position

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                              5.0

                              A Must Need

                              By WJ

                              from San Jose, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                                Quick Setup
                                Extend Flash Usage

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                                5.0

                                This thing is on POINT

                                By Power House Hinson

                                from Fredericksburg Virginia

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                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                                    The SC-28 TTL Remote Cord is much better than the SC-17. I noticed the differance as soon as I connected it to my Digital SLR. The first shot I noticed my flash was brighter and it recycles much faster than before. I wish I had purchesed this product much sooner.Great job Nikon

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect

                                    By Dan

                                    from St. Louis

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos

                                      Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                                      Excellent for ttl use of off camera flash.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Adding more capability to my flash

                                      By PhotoGuy82

                                      from Seymour, CT

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Nikon SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9'):

                                        I love the flexibility to move my flash off camera.

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                                        • Yes

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