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

(based on 174 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (128)
  • Easy to use (117)
  • Strong construction (108)
  • Lightweight (106)
  • Packs small / compresses (75)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (78)
  • Family photos (74)
  • Travel (32)
  • Fill flash (23)
  • Lighting (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (47), Semi-pro photographer (43), Pro photographer (36), Enthusiast (16), Casual photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (90), Yes (3)

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 Product!

By Ramrod

from Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro Close-up

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

    I use this for macro photography, it allows me to better control my lighting setup off camera. A great and simple to setup solution for my macro work and other close-up shots where I want my speed light at an angle to the subject. I highly recommend this for that type of work.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Another great Nikon product

    By Granpy

    from Wadsworth ohio

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

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

      I use this to shoot off camera flash portraits of my 4 month old granddaughter, the results are great. As usual Nikon makes great products,just wish it was longer.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Sturdy Cable

      By Rick

      from Peoria, AZ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

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

        This cable stays attached to my speed light and m D7100. Although it gets tight, it does stretch a long way.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Remote cord for Nikon

        By Dynobob

        from Mid minnesota

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

        Great cord for tempting your speed light- allows better subject lighting as the speed light is away from the camera

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        5.0

        Coiled remote cord

        By Larry

        from Suffolk, VA

        Verified Buyer

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

        The coiled remote cord works perfectly.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Buy

        By Big Jim in NH

        from Nashua, Nh

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        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'):

          This is an excellent remote cord for Nikon users. It allows you to position the flash attachment to create the type of lighting you want. The 9' length permits the use of an assistant so you can have both hands for camera use. I use it with a Nikon D7100 DSLR and a Nikon SD600 and get outstanding results.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Can't live with out it.

          By Fat Yeti

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

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

            Call me old fashioned but I don't like relying on wireless. too many glitches. Give me a wire any day.

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            5.0

            Works great. New and improved.

            By GWH

            from Brainerd, MN

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

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

              Use with a flash bracket to eliminate red eye.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Essential component of photographers equipment

              By junior camera

              from San Jose

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

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

                A wise shaman photography once said, "If you want to take better photos, get your dam flash off your dam camera!"

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works like a Nikon product should!

                By BobDumon

                from New Bern, NC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None Other Than Price

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Portraits
                • Weddings/Events

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

                While this thing costs over three times more than the cheap junk I bought on @ before I bought this product, at least this coil cord device slides into my D7100 hot shoe and SB800 flash easily, and the twist levers at both ends keep it securely fashioned to both. It fires the flash perfectly every time and is a great product for creating decent and pleasing light. Highly recommend spending the bucks for the real thing. Years ago I sold IBM typewriters for a living, and used to tell my customers that "the price is forgotten long after the quality is remembered." Same thing here....

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                • No

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                5.0

                Required Equipment

                By boxofoilyrags

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  I use this to handhold my flash, or mount to a tripod, while handholding camera. Should be required equipment for any Speedlight photographer.

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                  5.0

                  Classic

                  By Re Viewer

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    Good quality, practical size, TTL pass through works well. The tight coil limits its comfortable use length to about five feet, which is just enough for a high or wide hand-held lighting situation when working an event with your camera on a bracket. It can be used with a bracket because the tight coil keeps it from flopping around. Otherwise, consider an uncoiled option. I also use it for difficult lighting situations inside of machinery where line of sight is an issue for IR flash. I have to belay the coil with gaffer tape sometimes. As for the Big Question of whether the SC-29 was a more prudent buy due to the IR Assist, I figure that's why I am using a cord in the first place, and need some better specs on the advantages.

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                    4.0

                    Great Addition to kit

                    By Nittany

                    from Penn State University

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        The cable is required to shot in laboratory to have more control over the flash location.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Overall good product.

                        By Firephoto798

                        from Kalamazoo, MI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Weak Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                        I use this cord to mount a speedlight away from the camera on a tripod; overall it works well. I did have a problem with the previous one. When mounted on a swing arm on a tripod, the base where the speedlight attaches broke when the tripod head was loose and the camera/lens rotated forward rapidly and then stopped rapidly at the end of the travel. The mounting block broke out around the threaded hole attaching it to the swing arm. Otherwise, I've had excellent use from it.

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                        5.0

                        Robust and reliable

                        By Ford Foto

                        from Australia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            This remote cord works as it should and is well made.

                            Don't count on getting the full 2.7 metres length specified as the tension created by the coiled lead would require your flash unit to be nailed down to keep it in place - 1.5-2.0 metres maximum is more realistic in practice.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect accesory

                            By pbonilla2004

                            from Puerto Rico

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

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

                              I use this cable to use the SB600 Nikon Flash off the camera in a flash bracket. Works just perfect.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great quality product

                              By Brian

                              from Ladysmith Canada

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings/Events

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

                                Use it to attach my Leica flash to the Leica M 240 for off camera flash. The quality is great compared to other off camera products.

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again.

                                By Dave

                                from Des Moines,Iwoa

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Weddings/Events

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

                                  Used this at a wedding last weekend worked just great.Very simple to use.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent Product

                                  By Bel Air John

                                  from Bel Air, MD

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Weddings/Events

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

                                    My old Nikon TTL cable finally broke after 12 years. I received this as a replacement as a birthday gift.

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                                    • Yes

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                                    4.0

                                    Reliable SC-28

                                    By Al

                                    from Houston

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Weak Construction

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Weddings/Events

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

                                    I buy this cord twice a year since the hot shoe where the flash gets locked in it gets damaged. I use a stroboframe as a bracket so when I take portraits the weight of the flash over time damages the hot shoe of the cord. Now, I have to say that I use it every weekend. That would be the only "no-so-good" characteristic. Other than that, pretty happy with it. I will change brackets and see if it makes a difference.

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