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

(based on 226 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (166)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (164)
  • Reliable (163)
  • Lightweight (156)
  • Strong construction (130)
  • Packs small / compresses (106)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (17)
  • Pricey (6)
  • Expensive (5)
  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (111)
  • Family photos (98)
  • Travel (39)
  • Sports/action (35)
  • Fill flash (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (75), Photo enthusiast (50), Pro photographer (38), Professional (20), Enthusiast (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (109)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good idea, but... the cable is too curly

Cable is too curly and doesn't allow much space between camera and flash, and because its so tightly curled, its not safe on a light stand, it will spring the flash right off...Read complete review

Cable is too curly and doesn't allow much space between camera and flash, and because its so tightly curled, its not safe on a light stand, it will spring the flash right off the stand.. would prefer a long straight cable instead. It does work though.

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4.0

Great flash cord

By Wildlife photographer

from Miami, Fl

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Priecey

Best Uses

  • Wildlife Photos

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

Nikon makes high quality cords, i just wish they weren't so pricey.

Good for use on a bracket and hand held flash

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By jake

from Illinois

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action

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

    This product is the only way I can use the Wimberly light mount.
    It allows communication between the light strobe and the camera.
    It's a must have!!

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    • No

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    5.0

    A great assistance for off- camera flash

    By Charles

    from Chicagk

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

    I use this cord to take pictures with my flash being off camera. I don't have those shadows on my picture. It works out just fine.

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    5.0

    A Must Have For Off Camera Flash

    By Bill

    from La Verne, CA.

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

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

    Good for graduating into off camera shooting as well as a reliable source between camera and speed light. Can be placed on a lite stand for more usability of the hands and gives relief from long periods of holding your your arms while trying to get the best shot.

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    5.0

    Work as advertised

    By Noah

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

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

      I use it on a flash bracket for event shooting. Works perfectly as advertised.

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      4.0

      $$$

      By Cooks Books

      from PHILA PA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

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

        bought a vello brand for backup that cost $[*] will see if the nikon brand is worth the extra $[*] ?

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        5.0

        Perfect for my needs

        By Big Boy

        from Chicago, IL

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

          I use this product whenever I need off camera flash to light a subject. It's perfect for eliminating that annoying second flash that results in having the in-camera flash open for wireless operation of my SB-910.

          One note: I did notice that the instructions say that there is lead used in the product and it advises people to wash their hands after use.

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          5.0

          Tried & True

          By Tina Marie

          from Connecticut

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

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

            I am a wedding photographer and use the cord to shoot with my flash on a bracket, love it for no shadows. This is my 4th one but it has been over many years and many weddings, they really stand the test of time but like anything sooner or later they have to be replaced.

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            5.0

            Perfect for external flash

            By dj

            from hamilton, nj

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Close ups
              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

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

              external flash, flexible keeps from getting red eye, allows for more flexibility with lighting
              works well

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              3.0

              Good accessory

              By Terry

              from Orinda, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Must Have Tool

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Creative lighting

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

              Getting your flash off the camera is often helpful. The SC-29 is useful to eliminate the extra light from the camera's flash in commander mode. It seems a little bulky due to the AF assist - not sure if that's necessary, but opted for the AF assist to prevent future regrets. The SC-28 seems less bulky, but no AF assist.

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              5.0

              A must have

              By GrizzlyAK

              from Eagle River, AK

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 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':

                  I have two SC-17, and needed a third cord, so I got the upgraded SC-29. Does what it says. Nikon quality.

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                  5.0

                  Quality with Off Camera Reach

                  By Kevin

                  from Point Pleasant, NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Off camera flash

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

                  The Nikon SC-29 is very well made when compared with the other options currently available. It costs more but will hold up to long term use and the AF assist works every time. This item is truly a pay me now or pay me later type of purchase; non-OEM sometimes makes perfect sense by not for a Nikon off camera TTL with AF assist flash cord.

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                  4.0

                  Great for using flash off the Camera

                  By JC Exec

                  from Mexico City

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    I love the way it works and maintains all the Flash functions while send synchro signal to other flashes.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product!!!

                    By Kdarlin3

                    from Tennessee

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

                    I love this cord, works well with handle.

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                    5.0

                    simply best

                    By Sneaky Russian

                    from New York

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I have being using this system in nightclub photography for 3 year, and just got another one. Thank you Nikon for this great AF system!

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                        5.0

                        Manage your shadows

                        By Ted

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Flash photography

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

                          I originally bought this accessory as a way to change the angle of the SU-800 beam. However, I've also found this item useful when not shooting traditional off camera flash. Even with the SB-900 it can be very handy to use this in a pseudo off camera mode. With on camera flash in portrait orientation, shadows can sometimes be cast in a more prominent way due to the flash being to the side of the camera. This accessory will let you raise the flash to a higher position to avoid this problem - camera in one hand, flash in the other. You end up looking a bit extreme when doing this, but it works.

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                          5.0

                          off camera savior

                          By Smackin Jack

                          from Michigan

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          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':

                            The Nikon cord has great construction and works exactly like you expect. It is long enough to move the flash off your camera and is fully functional with my Nikon flash and D300s camera.

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                            5.0

                            " The small giant for my camera"

                            By DePepeStudio

                            from Calexico, Ca.

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

                              It makes my work easier because it
                              allow me to make better photos.

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                              5.0

                              Great product

                              By Maggie

                              from NYC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Weddings/Events

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

                                I bought it so that I can take my flash off the horseshoe - it is very easy to set up/use and serves the purpose beautifully.

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                                5.0

                                5 STARS RESERVED

                                By BB

                                from Las Vegas, NV

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Haven't Used It Yet
                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Haven't Used It Yet

                                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 say 5 stars because of the great construction of this TTL cord. It definitely FAR surpasses the Vello brand, in my opinion. I've yet to use it, but I have attached it already. The mount is firm, as it mounts with the screw, as opposed to sliding into a slot and anchoring with a bolt, putting pressure on the mounting gear. That ALONE is so much of an improvement over the Vello that I returned. I'm waiting to see if this cord really does sync my SB800 with my Nikon's computer. I believe it will and that I will be completely satisfied with it. Reading the specs, I was sold on this cord. I've been using Nikon for many years, and they don't make junk.

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