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SonyFA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (5)
  • Excellent interface (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (8)
  • Fill flash (5)
  • Lighting (5)
  • Travel (5)
  • Everyday (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Professional (4), Semi-professional (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does the job

What can I say? Not an exciting item, but essential to use a Sony DSLR with a flash bracket. It works well and has so far stood up to repeated attachment and removal,...Read complete review

What can I say? Not an exciting item, but essential to use a Sony DSLR with a flash bracket. It works well and has so far stood up to repeated attachment and removal, although I wonder about its robustness over time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent product

I found this product to work just fine, but the cable seems a bit long for bracket-mounting, often getting in the way.

I found this product to work just fine, but the cable seems a bit long for bracket-mounting, often getting in the way.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable by Sony

By speedy

from detroit michigan

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Limited Distance By Cable

Best Uses

  • Macro Photography
  • Portraits
  • Studio

Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

used to connect flash to camera for taking flash pictures off camera.

the cable is robust and screws into flash.

the cable limits distance from the camera to about 3 feet. i would prefer a wireless flash.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

It works!

By Karen

from Pasadena, CA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Studio

    Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

    I have a NEX-7 with the smallest external flash. This cable along with the adapter enabled me to get that flash off the camera...yay.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    "Get it off the camera"

    By Ugly Pancakes

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • We will see how durable

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

    Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

    Love it! Use to shooting studio only, large format. Enjoying using the 35mm again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Product does the job

    By PhotoGirl

    from Berkeley Springs, WV

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

      This is a good product for off camera flexible flash positioning and it gives me the ability to move the flash around for the precise lighting.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great, must have, for all photographers

      By Jim

      from Woodland Park, CO

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

        They cable is high quality and works great. Its a must to move the flash away from the camera for better lighting options. Very well made, easy to use, and a must for any photographer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        great product 10++++++++

        By SICKPEGASUS

        from SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Portraits

          Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

          I LOVE IT

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          does the job

          By slverfox grandma

          from bklyn, ny

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

            it's just what i needed for off-camera work with normal, close-up & macro shots. as promised it works well with my older minolta flashes & sony a700.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Simple fix

            By nickname

            from Kansas USA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Simple fix easy to use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

              A simple fix to allow me to take portraits and photos with out the on body flash washing out colors and allowing me to bounce light with the off body flash unit.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              very valuable product

              By no nickman

              from New Jersey

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

                Very important piece of equipment necessary to take better flash pictures

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                4.0

                nice and simple

                By jaws1975

                from martha's vineyard,ma

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

                  worked great. nice and simple, cord connecting flash to camera. allows me to hand hold flash higher or other angles, that i am not able to do when flash is on camera.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Product to own

                  By Piercy

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Not long enough

                  Best Uses

                  • Close -ups
                  • Fast Action
                  • Nighttime
                  • Special Events
                  • Tote Along
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

                  Great product once again it need to be longer if bought with the extension cord it is a pretty good distance depending on what your actually trying to photograph

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                  5.0

                  works great

                  By Leigh

                  from Spanish Fort, Al

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lighting

                    Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

                    provides length without getting in the way of the lens

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great! great! great!

                    By HV photo

                    from Puerto Rico

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Softens Light

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography

                      Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

                      This product bring me flexility to take pictures at any angle or position at the precise light with my Sony Alpha A200.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Decent product

                      By Charlie

                      from Winona, MN

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Bulky
                      • Weak Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Photojournalism

                      Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

                      I found this product to work just fine, but the cable seems a bit long for bracket-mounting, often getting in the way.

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                      4.0

                      Does the job

                      By The Brit

                      from Rochester, NY

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • None so far

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • With flash bracket

                      Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

                      What can I say? Not an exciting item, but essential to use a Sony DSLR with a flash bracket. It works well and has so far stood up to repeated attachment and removal, although I wonder about its robustness over time.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Pleasing Results

                      By tohoverdivine

                      from Virginia

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Convenient Interface
                      • Softens Light

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • Lighting
                        • Photo through glass

                        Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

                        I wanted to beat the harsh light and shadows created by an on-camera unit and this cable did the job. I also like the fact that the camera and flash can communicate for TTL metering or exposure adjustments. I chose not to rate higher because I have not used this item a great deal, yet.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again and again

                        By maxxum7D

                        from Antalya-Turkey

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Convenient Interface
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable
                        • Softens Light
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • Lighting
                          • Night Photography
                          • Photography

                          Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

                          Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable is great about
                          allowing for flexible flash positioning and precise light balance control with my Sony A700 camera.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          nice add on to your flash gear

                          By Serge

                          from Brooklyn

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Convenient Interface

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • Lighting
                            • Night Photography

                            Comments about Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable:

                            i never thought i would need an extension cord for my photography, but i was wrong indeed. You may want a cord like that for your bracket/flash set up. Sony's provide a flash mount with their flashes, which is nice substitute for the [$] off camera shoe, the cord goes straight to your flash and has reasonable length, just enough to reach and extend - perfect. it helps focusing in dim light providing the red beam from the flash and syncs very well in all light conditions (Sony HVL - 56M). Note, be sure to check the performance, my first copy didn't work, the other was having issues too (tuned out to be poor contacts, had to clean them and from there it worked flawlessly )

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