Hello, I was reading the manual on my D610 and it somewhat stated that the flash did not have to fire on the camera in order to trip my SB700 flash set on remote. Is this true? I could not figure out how to set up the camera not to flash in commander mode. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Bill
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)
What it's saying is the camera's flash doesn't have to contribute to the overall exposure, but in order for the camera to control the SB700, the camera's flash will emit pulses of light prior to the shutter release. This is how it communicates with remote flashes.
This all happens very quickly, but as long as you have the built-in flash set to -- , it will not be used as part of the exposure, only control.
Sun 09-Mar-14 03:51 PM | edited Sun 09-Mar-14 04:02 PM by steve_schuster
Keep in mind that the built-in unit's pre-flash does contribute to the exposure ever so slightly. The R1C1 kit has a "flash blocker" (also available separately as nikon part number SG-31R for ~$12US) that eliminates the problem.
The device itself has no serifs on the font, which means that the "I" could be mistaken for a "1", but SG-3IR is definitely correct. The SG-2 is a diffuser that comes with the SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave Controller; the SG-1 was an earlier version, but there aren't any devices in the SG-4 to SG-30 range