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by PowerReviews
 
4.7

(based on 276 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (207)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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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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 276 customers

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5.0

Sc29

By Dave

from Undisclosed

Works perfect

 
5.0

Good product!

By Ubrales

from Chicago area, IL

Verified Buyer

Good, well-built, quality product that works as described and as advertised!

 
4.0

Cord with auto focus assist is a bonus.

By Candid Camera

from Washingtonville, NY

Verified Buyer

Excellent cord to allow you move the flash off the camera hot shoe. Works great. Only down side is that the internal screws that hold the flash tend to loosen over long time use. I am up to my second one. But great product.

 
4.0

Yes I would purchase again!

By Shutter Click

from Tulare,CA

Verified Buyer

Fantastic for the off camera flash joined with a Newton Flash Rotator!!

 
5.0

Great product!

By evcarter

from Columbus, MS

Verified Buyer

My old cord had a short at both ends and my flash did not always fire. So far its back to normal with this new cord!

 
5.0

This is a must for flash photoghaphy

By Kinch

from Michigan, Florida

Verified Buyer

helps to keep the better control of the flash and shadows

 
5.0

Off Camera Shoe Cord

By Cornell

from undisclosed

Purchased to use with Nikon SB5000

 
2.0

Great, but a issue

By Bruce

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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.

 
5.0

Yes i recommend it

By Jose

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Excellent product

 
5.0

HSS

By Ss

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Seems Nikon only make cord that support HSS, not the off brand ones.

 
4.0

works fine

By videoguy

from queens

Verified Buyer

replacement

 
4.0

Performs well

By Old film guy

from Undisclosed

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.

 
5.0

i love it

By Mr sierra

from NEw York

Verified Buyer

strong and well made piece/

 
5.0

Raised flash mount for telephoto

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

This allows me to mount my flash on a bracket above my telephoto lens

 
5.0

Yes

By Dennis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

High quality, very happy

 
5.0

Great Product!

By LC

from PA

Verified Buyer

I own two of these cords. They are durable and reliable.

 
5.0

SC-29 Works Great

By SC-29

from Chicago

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.

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By Amlight

from Ct

Verified Buyer

Works as recommended

 
5.0

Great Product

By John W

from Sydney Australia

Verified Buyer

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.

 
5.0

It Works As Claimed

By Pretzels

from Aspen, Colorado

Verified Buyer

Does what it is meant to do.

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