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VelloOff-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5')
 
4.7

(based on 159 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (106)
  • Durable (73)
  • Compact (65)
  • Lightweight (59)
  • Great picture quality (14)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (77)
  • Family photos (76)
  • Sports/action (25)
  • Travel (21)
  • Landscape/scenery (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (56), Pro photographer (40), Photo enthusiast (28), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (124)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Off-Camera Flash Cord

I used the The Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord between the Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon 600ex-rt flash mount on the RF-PRO flash bracket. There is much to say but only to mention...Read complete review

I used the The Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord between the Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon 600ex-rt flash mount on the RF-PRO flash bracket. There is much to say but only to mention the good thing the Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord does. The first thing, the length of the cord is just right. It does not get in the way of rotation. It allow you to achieve the auto focus between the flash and the camera at all times. At present I can say that it is seems to be very sturdy cord. In all I can say that I have achieve my goal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Gets the job done

Reliable flash cord. Takes up little space in my camera bag and easy to use. The locking mechanism to the camera hot shoe could have been a little better though.

Reliable flash cord. Takes up little space in my camera bag and easy to use. The locking mechanism to the camera hot shoe could have been a little better though.

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5.0

nanoseconds matter?

By DBT

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

1.5' cable allows Viltrox flash to recognize as ETTL and hi speed sync works, whereas older Promaster 3' cable did not (consistently).

 
5.0

Good-bye Canon Flash Cords - Hello Vello!

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

I just got this flash cord & do not know how it will fair over time with a lot of use. It appears to be made extremely well. It's far superior to Canon's own product IMO. From the locking mechanism when attached to the flash head to the newer bayonet style locking mechanism attachment to the camera's hot shoe ....and for nearly 1/3 the price of the Canon brand one. I also like the much shorter 1 1/2 ft coiled coil model which doesn't get in the way when flipping a flash bracket like the Canon cord does. Canon should be ashamed of themselves for not making their own brand flash cord of equal quality!

 
5.0

Like these Cords!

By Durward

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

Just the right length for my Newton flash bracket. Appears to be more sturdy than my previous Canon cords as well.

 
4.0

Nice product.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

Appears to be well made and the perfect length for use with a flash bracket. Occasionally the contacts misalign at the camera's hot shoe and have to be reseated. Could be I am not securing them properly but when connected it works well.

 
3.0

Acceptable

By JPSoler

from Undisclosed

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

A little bit cheap plastic and cable. Works...

 
4.0

works fine

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

What can I say? A flash cord is what it is.

 
5.0

Geat value

By callmaker

from Rochester, new york

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

I have to say it seams just as good as I was hoping for. Cord is nice and solid.

 
4.0

Works with Olympus OMD cameras and TTL flashes

By joesaiditwould

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

This TTL flash cord works with the Olympus system because the position and size of the contacts on a micro 4/3rds hot shoe is identical to Canon's.  Both systems use a locking pin, and of course the cord passes the signal straight through from contact to contact.  It doesn't matter that micro 4/3rds TTL communicates using only 3 of the 4 contacts in the back.

Joe was surprised at the quality of the product given his experience with flash sync cords, and finds its length fits his flash bracket with only a modest stretch of the coil.

However, the ideal world doesn't exist; the LM3 flash which comes with either of the  OMD Mark II's will not work with this cord (or any other flash sync cord at the time of writing) without modification.

It has a flange at the front which prevents it from sliding all the way in the shoe .  The offset of the contacts and locking pin is just enough that it doesn't fire even in manual mode.

Joe surmises that this is not a marketing ploy,  Rather the flange is there for water proofing and wishes that all makers would add this feature to their products for at least the stability it provides.

Also the LM3 uses all four pins in at the back of the shoe, so even with physical modification it will not work with Olympus-specific flash cords.  

Someone told joe that the 4th pin is for power.

 
4.0

Very Nice

By TimWilliams

from Blue Springs, MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

I like the cost savings of this product over the Canon cord, I just wish that the on camera end had a hot shoe built in as well for a remote transmitter or an on camera flash.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works well

By JR

from Oklahoma

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

Works as to be expected.

 
4.0

Didn't use

By Lindsey

from Va

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

No issue at all-just realized the off camera cord that I have will work with my new flash. B&H accepted this return with no problem! Happy doing business with this company!!

 
5.0

Vello Flash Cords

By Photo guy

from PA

Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

Works perfectly!!

 
4.0

Sometimes Less is More

By Addy

from Philadelphia,Pa

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reasonably Priced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

    I use the Vello 1.5' with a Stroboframe Press T bracket. Seems a tad bit shorter than Canon's cord, which is good because it does not dangle in front of the lens yet permits flipping from horizontal to vertical. I don't recommend it for anything other than use on a bracket due to it's short length but at these prices buy another longer cord for ocf use, either hand holding or mounted to a stand. Always good to have a back up anyway. Have only used it once but it worked fine. Four stars as I have only used it once so can't yet factor in durability.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    TTL Flash Cord

    By Borris

    from NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

      Solid build. Works as described.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      mandatory flash accessory

      By erj

      from carlisle pa

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

        just what every flash user needs!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        TTL Flash Cord

        By Mary

        from Frankfort Indiana

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

            I've used these over the years. My last one finally wore out after many years. The VELLO is great with a better release. No more tighting it up. It has a leaver you push to tighten it on your camera. Much better design. love it..

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Cord

            By Rlouis

            from San Diego

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

                The last Vello cord for lasted about 4-5 years. The locking connection is getting a little loose, so I decided to replace it. This cord is excellent and way cheaper than the Canon cord.

                 
                5.0

                Just the ticket

                By Smart buyer

                from Houston, Texas

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Good Audio Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

                    Perfect cord for doing real estate photography. Not too long. Not too short. It's also well made and beats the price of other higher priced cords.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord

                    By Wawa

                    from Mississippi

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

                      As good as Canon. Fits tight in the shoe and works as advertised. Great product for 1/3 the price.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great little product

                      By Harley Guy

                      from South River, N.J.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (1.5'):

                        I was looking for a TTL cable that would allow me to use my Nissin i40 off camera with my XPro1 fuji. After much searching and asking around on the internet, I found that the Canon E-TTL cable was compatible with the Fuji flash system.It works great and allows me to create the exact effect I wanted. Also, the vello was only a fraction of the cost of the Canon unit. The cable seems to be very substantial and locks securely into the hot shoe on the camera. The hot shoe on the cable has a nicely knurled knob so it can be attached to a flash bracket or similar mount. It also sports a 1/4-20 threaded hole in the base of the hot shoe that accommodates either a Q/R plate or a regular tripod mount.

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                        • No

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