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SC-28 vs SC-17
Crystal Chatham, Photographer
La Quinta | CA | United States | Posted: 3:59 PM on 08.29.05
->> Anyone know what the differences are between Nikon's SC-17 flash sync cord and the newer SC-28 which apparently replaces the 17?

-C.
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Jan Langsner, Photographer
Lloydminster | AB | Canada | Posted: 4:16 PM on 08.29.05
->> Apparently the difference is the SC-28 has Posi-Lock (an improved locking switch) and it appears to have a metal foot instead of a plastic one, much like the SB-80 and 800 have over the SB-28. There is also the SC-29 which has AF assist on it for $20.00 more.
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Guy Rogers, Photographer, Assistant
Dallas | TX | USA | Posted: 4:31 PM on 08.29.05
->> So I guess the $54.95 question is, does the old sc-17 work with the sb-800?
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Mark Smith, Photographer
Elk City | OK | USA | Posted: 4:38 PM on 08.29.05
->> and for the grand total of $54.95.....the answer is.....yup!
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Guy Rogers, Photographer, Assistant
Dallas | TX | USA | Posted: 4:43 PM on 08.29.05
->> Do you take Pay Pal? I can split the 3% service charge.

Seriously, so the iTTL works through the old connectors that the dTTL and TTL work through.
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Greg Francis, Photographer
Rochester | NY | USA | Posted: 10:10 PM on 08.29.05
->> The SC-29 has a much wider af infrared beam (actually on the camera hotshoe), especially helpful in dark conditions when you've got the flash up on a bracket.
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Walter Calahan, Photographer
Westminster | MD | USA | Posted: 10:29 PM on 08.29.05
->> SC-17 works very well with the newest strobes by Nikon. The SC-28 and SC-29 offer improvements in mounting, and Nikon moved the cord so it come out the side of the hotshoe mount instead of from the front (SC-17 style). Also the cord stretches to 9 feet. The SC-29 adds an Infrared focusing illuminator at the terminal connecting to the strobe to aid in focusing. Very handy and worth the extra money in my opinion. Don't own the SC-28.
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Dick Van Nostrand, Photographer
Bay City | MI | USA | Posted: 10:45 AM on 08.30.05
->> I used the SC-17 with my new SB-800 and had no problems with autofocusing or any of the information relayed through the cord. If I hadn't had two SC-17 cords for my SB-26 and bought a SB-800, I'd buy the latest cords offered since at some point in the future the technology will change and the SC-17 cord won't work.
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Crystal Chatham, Photographer
La Quinta | CA | United States | Posted: 12:34 PM on 08.30.05
->> All good points. I've been looking to pick up an a sync cord of some kind. I suppose I'll forego a used one here and get the newer cord from Samy's. Thanks!
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Evan Dyson, Student/Intern, Photographer
Harrisonburg | VA | United States | Posted: 11:35 PM on 08.31.06
->> Didn't quite feel like making a new thread and this seems most related to my question... I currently use an SB-600 off-camera with a SC-28. Will this work just as well with an SB-800? I just don't want to buy an SC-29 if I dont have to. Any major drawbacks for a 28/800 pair?
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Greg Francis, Photographer
Rochester | NY | USA | Posted: 9:52 AM on 09.01.06
->> A fellow photog uses the SC-28 with sb-800, mo issues, but if you shoot in a lot of dark situations, the on-camera AF beam of the SC-29 is a life saver. I was just out doing some portraits at dusk, using the sb-800 off-camera, and the on-camera AF beam of the SC-29 was a huge help.
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Thierry Gourjon, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 10:51 AM on 09.01.06
->> Evan,
I use the SC-28 with my SB-800s all the time with no problem.
Later,
T.
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Evan Dyson, Student/Intern, Photographer
Harrisonburg | VA | United States | Posted: 12:41 PM on 09.01.06
->> Thanks guys.
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