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NikonSC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9'
 
4.7

(based on 257 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (193)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (184)
  • Reliable (180)
  • Lightweight (168)
  • Strong construction (148)
  • Packs small / compresses (117)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (20)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Pricey (6)
  • Expensive (5)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (128)
  • Family photos (112)
  • Travel (44)
  • Sports/action (37)
  • Fill flash (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (82), Photo enthusiast (57), Pro photographer (45), Professional (20), Enthusiast (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (132)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Getting the Job Done

Metal shoe mounts, Locking mechanisms, AF Illuminator that is always pointed directly where it is needed even when your SB-800 or SB-600 is mounted on a bracket. Simply put, it does...Read complete review

Metal shoe mounts, Locking mechanisms, AF Illuminator that is always pointed directly where it is needed even when your SB-800 or SB-600 is mounted on a bracket. Simply put, it does the job it was made to do, and it does it well. Quality Nikon Product. [...] The plastic used on this product does not build confidence in the cords durability. It may be preferable if Nikon would start making more products with metal housings. This cord also doesn't have the additional ports on the side to expand lighting possibilities as the SC-28, and the previous SC-17 cords have. Still, if you need a TTL cord for your Nikon equipment, and you own either a SB-800 or SB-600 this is a great choice.

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5th time having to replace...

The SC-29 does what it is supposed to do and it does it well - but it is not rugged or long lasting under daily use. Unfortunately, it's chincy plastic "made in...Read complete review

The SC-29 does what it is supposed to do and it does it well - but it is not rugged or long lasting under daily use. Unfortunately, it's chincy plastic "made in China" construction of the hotshoe base renders it a bit delicate. I shoot many events, sports, and weddings. The SC-29 lasts for me about a year before it simply pops apart unexpectedly or starts causing erratic connections with the camera's settings for no apparent reason. The hotshoe is susceptible to becoming loose - probably the reason for the erratic connection to the camera. I always keep a new backup of this unit in my camera bag when shooting important events because it can die or break unexpectedly without warning.

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5.0

It Works As Claimed

By Pretzels

from Aspen, Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

Does what it is meant to do.

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5.0

Works like a charm!

By CameraLove

from Usa

Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

This cord is amazing and is pretty cheap too! I would suggest to anyone

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5.0

Necessary Learning Tool

By Balerion

from California

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

    Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

    I don't like the look of direct on camera flash. Sometimes bouncing the light off of a white ceiling isn't possible. That's where this cable comes in. A Pocket Wizard, or similar solution would provide more freedom, but at double/triple the cost.

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    5.0

    Cord was received exactly as it was listed by B&H.

    By Bearded Impresario

    from Lafayette, IN

    About Me Semi-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-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

      I have an SC-17, but it was not quite long enough, so I bought the SC-29 that reached to 9 feet. I use the SC-29 to connect my SLR to my SB 800 in the Creative Lighting System mode as the Master flash.

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      • No

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      5.0

      EAsy to use, works great!

      By Kathy

      from virignia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

      Helps to get flash off camera!

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      • No

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      5.0

      TTL Cord

      By bronislavp

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

        If there is an original accessory, that's what I like to use with my gear. So, this is an original made by Nikon TTL cord with AF Assist, works like a charm intended, fits snuggly. The only drawback that it's made in China, but I hope that the quality control over there at the factory just as good as in Japan. Anyway, on my opinion Pro equipment of Japanese brand should made exclusively in Japan, especially if it costs like one.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nikon SC-29 TTL Off Camera Shoe

        By Thomasfrocco.com

        from ALBANY, NEW YORK ~ USA

        Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

        The SC-29 TTL Off Camera Shoe is a must product tool for my shooting style.. it enables me to get quicker AF photos in low lite situations with the focus assist an enhancement to the camera itself.

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        3.0

        5th time having to replace...

        By Charles

        from Fitchburg, MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Unreliable
        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

        The SC-29 does what it is supposed to do and it does it well - but it is not rugged or long lasting under daily use. Unfortunately, it's chincy plastic "made in China" construction of the hotshoe base renders it a bit delicate. I shoot many events, sports, and weddings. The SC-29 lasts for me about a year before it simply pops apart unexpectedly or starts causing erratic connections with the camera's settings for no apparent reason. The hotshoe is susceptible to becoming loose - probably the reason for the erratic connection to the camera. I always keep a new backup of this unit in my camera bag when shooting important events because it can die or break unexpectedly without warning.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is a wonderful product for flash placement!

        By Lo Rider

        from Athens, Georgia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

          This product elevates the flash and not you!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Best off-camera flash cord.

          By RDS454

          from Portland,OR

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flowers
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro

            Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

            Great for off camera flash. Cord is plenty long enough to get the flash in the position I need. Easy to use.

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            • No

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            5.0

            SC-29- Great Quality

            By Tangent513

            from Pueblo West, CO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

                Using with Custom Brackets Folding-T. Allows me more flexability to get my SB-700 off camera.
                Typical Nikon high quality.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Product!

                By The Proper Exposure

                from Milton, MA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Grin And Grab Events
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

                  This is my second Nikon flash extension cord purchase. The one I have been using has been in service for approximately 10-12 yrs without fail. This past month, while on a job, I noticed the flash was a bit wiggly. The flash plate on the extension was starting to get "wobbly" (Holds a Nikon SB 800 flash) Got thru the job luckily w/o a hitch. As soon as I got home did not hesitate to get another one. Others talk about the high price vs other cables but I can attest that the product is reliable for the long run. You will not be sorry about spending a few dollars more for a reliable product.

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By John

                  from Ardmore

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

                    Works perfectly. Sturdy.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent product

                    By Jeff

                    from Sarasota, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Qualityconstruction
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All

                      Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

                      This product allows one to hold the flash off-camera for a variety of flash effects. It is of excellent quality. I've been using it since I received it!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nikon Quality

                      By Andrew Y

                      from La Quinta Ca

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

                        You get what you pay for. I tried a knockoff of the SC-28 by Vello and it was horrible. It kept slipping out and wouldn't lock the flash. Went to the SC-29 instead of another SC-28 because my Graslon diffusor kind of impedes the af assist illuminator when its on the SB 900.

                        Focusing is much more accurate and even seems faster using the af assist on the cord vs. using the flashes. As per fit and finish and locking your speed light into place vs. the imitation Vello no comparison as well.

                        Well worth the extra money over a knock-off brand and I like it over the SC-28 as well

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                        5.0

                        Works like it should

                        By rt

                        from charlotte, nc

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

                          Nice tool for getting your flash off camera and giving a little direction to your light even with small flash. More dependable than infrared signal from your camera's pop-up flash.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect to control your speedlite off camera without trigger

                          By OBX Kevin

                          from Annandale, Virginia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

                            This is awesome when I want to hold my speedlight to position the flash. When a speedlight is attached to the hotshoe you can only change the angle and rotation of the bounce head. Using this cable you can hold the flash in your hand at get that special angle. Put the "light" where you want it.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Who is really reading this?

                            By kingdarrick

                            from Wisconsin

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

                                You know exactly what this is for and why I bought it.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                It does what it's supposed to do.

                                By Always a student of photography

                                from Missoula, MT

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

                                  I'm a professional outdoor photgrapher. I us it to fill shadow in landscape, wildlife, and close up. I'm also getting into doing more people portraits. great for bouncing w/o having to sacrifice composition.

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                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Use the right tools to get results!

                                  By Pixgram

                                  from Greensboro NC

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Pack
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • None so far

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Nikon SC-29 TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord with AF Assist - Coiled 3-9':

                                  I have used off brands before, and didnt always get the best exposure. Using this for the 1st time, it was great, I put images through the bridge for fast look and the outdoor exposures were great. I shoot on manual on camera, and TTL for flash rich exposures with detail.

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                                  • No

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