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The Nikon Creative Lighting System, 3rd Edition by Mike Hagen

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18Common Questions and Answers

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Q: Does my D70 pop-up flash contribute to the exposure when it operates as a Commander?

A: Yes it does, but its output is very low during the final exposure so you generally don’t have to worry about it too much (see next question). From a technique standpoint, the farther away you place the D70 from the subject, the less effect the pop-up flash has in the final exposure.

Q: Is there any way to eliminate täqhe output from the D70 pop-up flash in Commander mode?

A: No. But there are a couple of simple ways to mask the output from the pop-up flash. The first method is to use the Nikon SG3-IR flash blocker. This will ...

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