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NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010Tue 02-Oct-12 11:29 AM
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"Nikon SC-17 -vs- SC-29, what features do I gain?"


Morristown, US
          

I'm a long time user of the SC-17 which I used many years ago with a F4s and a macro lens. I recently picked up Nikon 105 f/2.8 D micro which I'll use with my D2x and would like to take my SB-800 off camera. The SC-17 works but I might pick up the SC-29 if there are better benefits with the new cable. Hope this makes sense and I'm looking forward to your answers.

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberTue 02-Oct-12 04:26 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon SC-17 -vs- SC-29, what features do I gain?"
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Tue 02-Oct-12 04:26 PM by jrp

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The main feature of the SC-29 -in addition to those of the SC-17- is the focus assist when under dim light.
I have both and the one mostly used is the SC-29, mounted at all times on a flash bracket.

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Tue 02-Oct-12 04:50 PM
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#2. "RE: Nikon SC-17 -vs- SC-29, what features do I gain?"
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Chicago, US
          

As noted the SC-29 includes an AF Assist Light but no TTL ports. The SC-17 is the older version of the SC-28, and has 2 TTL ports which can be wired to additional SB-800 using SC-18/26 TTL cables. Not much has been written about the old TTL and the dSLRs.

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#3. "RE: Nikon SC-17 -vs- SC-29, what features do I gain?"
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Hi George,

The 2 TTL ports on the side of the SC-17 only support TTL flash control when used with film bodies. i-TTL DSLR's do not support wired flash control.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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Marty

  

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Rancho Cordova, US
          

One other difference is the knurled lock ring (SC-17) vs. the lever flash lock as on later speedlights (SC-29).


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NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010Wed 03-Oct-12 02:04 AM
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#5. "RE: Nikon SC-17 -vs- SC-29, what features do I gain?"
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Morristown, US
          

Thanks for the tips and explanation. I plan to get one next time I order from B&H or Amazon.

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