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

(based on 224 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (165)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (163)
  • Reliable (162)
  • Lightweight (156)
  • Strong construction (129)
  • Packs small / compresses (106)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Weddings (111)
  • Family photos (98)
  • Travel (39)
  • Sports/action (34)
  • Fill flash (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (74), Photo enthusiast (49), Pro photographer (38), Professional (20), Enthusiast (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (107)

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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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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  • No

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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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    • No

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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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      • No

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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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          • No

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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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            • No

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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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                • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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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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                            • No

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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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                              • No

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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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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              excellent assistant

                              By Yas

                              from Oceanside, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              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':

                                  This gives different shadows.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent tool for Off camera TTL

                                  By sandipan

                                  from India

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Nothing If U Know To Use

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Nikon CLS
                                  • Outside Portraiture
                                  • Portraiture
                                  • Weddings/Events

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

                                  Very useful product, although expensive, if you want to use wired off camera TTL in more efficient and reliable way; I use it BETWEEN D4 and SU 800 as off camera CLS of Nikon; the additional length helps better infrared reading of other SB 910s in off camera TTL mode. The coiled structure is cinvenient; Rugged design; Reliable product.... Highly recommended.

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