>If you feel you need an SC cord, save your money and buy a >Velo cord, sold by BH photo of New York. 25% the cost of a >genuine Nikon. > >My need is only for use with a Paparazzi type bracket, so I >bought one with a cord less than 10" long. You have your >choice of length with Velo SC-type TTl cords.
And that's precisely what the flash cord was designed for. When the flash is on a bracket, it always stays the same distance from the subject as the camera. That makes the distance reported by the lens correct, so the TTL-BL algorythms work properly, and you get correct fill flash. (assuming the light meter in the camera is zeroed)