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Old Apr 29, 2004, 7:01 PM   #1
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Default Sync cord/camera terminal

I have a Nikon Coolpix 8700 and want an external flash that has the capability of being held away from the camera. Can any flash do that with a sync cord? What is the difference between a sync cord and and an off camera terminal?

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Old Apr 30, 2004, 2:17 AM   #2
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I have a Nikon Coolpix 8700 and want an external flash that has the capability of being held away from the camera. Can any flash do that with a sync cord? What is the difference between a sync cord and and an off camera terminal?
SC-17, SC-28 and SC-29 can do what you wish to do with a Nikon TTL compatible flash. See my 5700 user guide for more details. The 5700 and 8700 share the same set of accesories.

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Old Apr 30, 2004, 3:35 PM   #3
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A sync cord is designed to trigger studio strobes. It's just a trigger and carries no camera information. An off-camera cord has one end that fits into the hot shoe on the camera and the other end has another hot shoe to plug your flash into. Basically an extension cord for a shoe mounted flash that will retain the TTL metering, AF assist, and stuff like that. Good for getting the flash away from the lens to reduce red-eye.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 10:09 PM   #4
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I guess I don't want a sync cord then, so which flash would you suggest for a camera terminal cord then?
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Old May 1, 2004, 1:17 AM   #5
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here you go - $54.95 at B&H

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...u=37916&is=REG
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