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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.
Most Liked Negative Review
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.
Reviewed by 270 customers
Purchased to use with Nikon SB5000
This cord connects the flash shoe to a bracket mounted flash, transfering all metering and setup information. It works very well in this manner.
I use this bracket with the flash attached 80% of the time. The problem with this cable is that the shoe is not attached to the base in the same quality that the flash shoe is attached to the camera. From experience, the shoe will come loos, the connections will fail within 2 years and will need to be replaced. Nikon would make a better product, regarding shoe connection, if they cared.
Seems Nikon only make cord that support HSS, not the off brand ones.
Works fine. Gets the job done to get the flash off-camera. The assist lamp has been worth the additional price for shooting in lower light levels.
strong and well made piece/
This allows me to mount my flash on a bracket above my telephoto lens
High quality, very happy
I own two of these cords. They are durable and reliable.
This is the second time I purchased this cable. I had the first cable for 5 years until I dropped the bracket and broke the housing. I didn't hesitate to purchase it for a second time since it worked so well in the past.
Works as recommended
Very happy with my SC 29 cord, I'm not a pro so I only use occasionally so hope to use on my next camera when I upgrade.
Does what it is meant to do.
This cord is amazing and is pretty cheap too! I would suggest to anyone
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.
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.
Helps to get flash off camera!
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.
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.