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SC-29 TTL Coiled Remote Cord

Approx. 9-ft. coiled cord with built-in AF-Assist Illuminator for placement of the SB-910, SB-900, or SB-700 off camera. The SC-28/SC-29 makes off-camera TTL flash control easy and assured. With the Nikon D-SLRs, the SC-29 also works as an external AF-assist illuminator.
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How to control flash unit attached to SC-29 cord from camera

I set up SB-910 as a master flash on SC-29 cord on a tripod and attached the cord to D300s. I could not figure out how to control the flash (switch from manual to TTL etc) from the camera. I kept standing up and changing the settings on my flash unit. Is it possible to control the flash unit from camera?
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I have tried "ON" instead of MASTER and the same happens. Seems Nikon didn't put much thought into this feature
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The problem is, you have the flash set to master. It should be set to ON (not master)
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For some reason it does not work for me. I set up SB910 as master (dial the knob on the unit to master position), attach it to camera via cord, try to use commander mode on camera to control the flash but the flash unit does not respond. Only when I use the flash buttons does the unit change the output.
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You control as you would if the flash is on camera using the cameras in built commander. It is just an extension cable so all functions can be controlled via commander.
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What are the differences between the SC-29 TTL and the SC-28 TTL cords?

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SC-29 is easier to use than SC-28 because the 'way of cord' is better.
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The SC-29 has a built in focus illuminator, apart from that much the same.
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The SC-29 has built in focus iluminator, apart from that pretty well much the same.
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does the sc29 AF work without a flash attach or with a radio poper. I need AF assist more then the buitl in body lamp.

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then this is useless device then for around a hundred bucks. I need this on my d7000 (or future d600 if they fix the dust issues, which my d7000 had too) as a AF assist light and to trigger my radio popper in dark situation. I might use it for my sb700 ot sb600, but I want af assist with a radio trigger. I know a guy with an "Olympus that doe sit with their stuff.
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Must be attached to flash.
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Cord length - do we really need 9 feet? Seriously?

I have a SC-29 I use on a CB-Mini RC bracket with my D700 and SB-800. The extra coiled cord I have to wrap around my lens (most often used - Nikkor 28-70 f2.8 AFS) a time or two. It's annoying.

Can't Nikon offer a short cord version? Like, a 6 inch version instead of 9 feet!?! Seriously, what on earth could a 9 foot SC-29 cable be used for? I have been shooting Nikon for 23 years (EM, FM, FM2, FE2, FA, N2000, F4S, F4E, F5, D100, D2h, D80, D90, D7000, & D700) have had a plethora of brackets over the years - none of them, even in the big hair / big bracket days - ever had a need for 9 feet.
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Of course the extra length is useful for using the flash off camera. It gives the flexibility to bring lights from different directions. I have hand held the flash at arms length or had an assistant hold the flash to get the lighting angle I wanted. Having the focus assist light come from where the flash is can be very useful. For your application, shortening the lead with a suitable connector pair added and cost about $10 for parts and maybe $20 for labour. Come to think of it, I might have to make an extension cable myself, probably using a cheap computer serial cable type 9 pin D connector. That will give me far more than the original nine feet with my old D200 and SB800...
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Took mine to a electronics repair shop and he shortened the cord. (charged me $15)
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Whats the purpose of the AF-ILL switch on the SC-29?

On the SC-29 Whats the purpose of the AF-ILL switch on the SC-29?
It has 2 positions on -off, whats the difference?
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With the switch in the OFF position, the AF Illumination occurs at the camera (if necessary), with the switch ON, AF illumination occurs at the switch end of the SC-29. Set the AF area bracket in the viewfinder to the center, and test in a low light situation.
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Camera Compatibility

I have a D3000 which I use with a SB600 speed light. Is the SC-29 TTL remote cord compatible with the combination of these two products?
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Yes, you can use this TTL remote cord for placement SB-600 off camera.
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Wil the built-in AF assist light on the SC-29 work with an SB-400 flash mounted on a Nikon D90?

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The built-in AF assist light of the SC-29 won’t work while mounted on the camera using the SB-400. However, the AF Assist light of the D90 will work.
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Greetings! Does the AF Assist Lamp feature of the SC-29 work with a D60 and SB600?

Specifically, the SC-29 has an AF assist light and I would like to enable it when using a SB600 off--camera with a SB600. Thank you.
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The AF Assist Lamp on the SC-29 will work with the SB-600 mounted on the D60.
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F4

Can I attach a SB26 Speedlight to a Nikon F4 with the SC-29?
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No, It not fit. You need some modify.
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Extension cord for SB-29

Is there an extension cord for the SB-29? I recently purchased an SU-800 as part of the CLS to trigger my SB-900 and SB-600s, but at times may need a little more reach so that all of the units can "see" the signal.
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Yes, you can use more than one cable together.
You can also use an SB-28.
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dx5100 camera and sb900 flash

which cord should i use the 28 or 29
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28 is cheaper, 29 is more function. :)
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does the 29 work with the 5100 and the sb900

the sb900 isnt shown as compatible niether is the dx5100
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Yes it does.
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can i use SC-29 TTL Coiled Remote Cord with speed light sb-700 and nikon d3100 ?

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Yes.
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it is works with an speedlightSB-80DX ???

i just bought de ttl remote cord sc-29 i have a nikon D3 and a speedlight sb-80dx flash but the camera does not recgnize the flash in ttl mode, i want to know if there is a way to can use this cord in ttl mode with my D3??? or i just can use it in manual and automatic mode???, thanks for yor support.
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Can I trick the SC-29 TTL into thinking a flash is attached?

I'm using the cord with a D7000 & a SB-600. Sometimes I am at concerts where flash photography is not allowed and low light makes focusing difficult. And so I'd like to use the more discrete red AF assist lamp versus the on-board camera AF assist light. I'd like to keep things from getting too bulky so I'd rather not attach my SB-600 flash directly on camera just to use the red focus assist . Is there a way to attach the the SC-29 cord without having a flash on the end of it and have the cord's red AF Assist work? Splice or clip some wires? Thanks.
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SC-29 TTL Coiled Remote Cord AND Coolpix P7100?

I want to use my Coolpix P7100 with an SC-29 and SB-800 on a SK-E900 Flash Bracket. Any problem with that? Is there a better way to obtain off camera flash on a handheld bracket with my P7100? Thanks, JWA
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Will the AF-assist illuminator work at the same time as the AF assist illuminator on the SB-900?

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No its either one or the other.
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what are the main use cases for the SB-29?

What are the key situations in which one would use the SB-29? It seems that in most situations the Nikon wireless CLS system would suffice.
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Sb-400 on end of cord to a 5100 full AF?

D5100 with only SB-400 which cord is better for full AF? Sc-29 or Sc-28 will both AF fine at various distances, is Sc-28 for manual focus only? (Both have a shoe at the end, not shown in photo?)
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AF means Auto Focus.
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Does the sc-29 cord have a warranty on it?

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The SC-29 TTL Coiled Remote Cord is warranted by Nikon, Inc. to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Just need the copy of the receipt of purchased.
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