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    Default How to use flash without firing built in flash?

    Hi I am using D7000 nikon with SB700 flash, I am new on using flash i just want to ask if how will I fire the flash of my SB700 without firing my built in flash . Using my D7000 only without any trigger?

    thank you very much..

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    Quote Originally Posted by uragon82 View Post
    Hi I am using D7000 nikon with SB700 flash, I am new on using flash i just want to ask if how will I fire the flash of my SB700 without firing my built in flash . Using my D7000 only without any trigger?

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    are you talking about using D7000 built in flash as commender and SB700 is set as remote flash?
    read the camera user manual, you need to go to camera custom menu to set your built in flash as commender and without flash output aka "-.-", than go to custom manual of your SB700, set SB700 as remote flash.
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    i don't want to start N v C war but my basic C does not popup the built-in flash when I attach external flashgun...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    i don't want to start N v C war but my basic C does not popup the built-in flash when I attach external flashgun...
    I believe TS is asking, how to trigger his external flash remotely and not using the build in flash as a commander... I think none of Canon camera can do that unless you use a wireless remote flash trigger. Not too sure about Nikon (was not a nikon user).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    i don't want to start N v C war but my basic C does not popup the built-in flash when I attach external flashgun...
    Can just state your point without making unnecessary remark...
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    Quote Originally Posted by uragon82 View Post
    Hi I am using D7000 nikon with SB700 flash, I am new on using flash i just want to ask if how will I fire the flash of my SB700 without firing my built in flash . Using my D7000 only without any trigger?

    thank you very much..
    I am assuming you intend to trigger your SB700 wirelessly using only your D7000 camera, and no other accessories.

    As mod catchlights has mentioned, you have to set the D7000's pop up flash to commander mode, with pop up flash set to '--' and slave (eg. Ch A) set to 'TTL' or 'M' or whatever you fancy. You WILL have to pop up the flash and fire though, but it should not contribute to your overall exposure.
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    Switch to the Canon system and get yourself a 600EX-RT and another 600EX-RT or ST-E3, then you can get true "wireless" flash.

    That aside, the pop-up flash must be fired in order for your SB-700 to trigger, even if you set the built-in flash output to nil. The "wireless" nomenclature confuses alot of first time users since in their mind wireless means Wi-Fi or some sort of radio system. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Chan
    The "wireless" nomenclature confuses alot of first time users since in their mind wireless means Wi-Fi or some sort of radio system.
    Not to those of us who have used infrared remotes with tvs and vcrs. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow
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    Seems like the simplest solution if you don't want any light output from the flash.

    Or you can buy the su 800. The output in that case is infrared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran View Post
    Not to those of us who have used infrared remotes with tvs and vcrs. ;-)
    I believe they are optical triggered and not infrared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRbenji View Post
    I believe they are optical triggered and not infrared.
    Infrared IS optical...

    Infrared = light
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRbenji

    I believe they are optical triggered and not infrared.
    They are around 900-1000nm range, which is infrared. : p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Infrared IS optical...

    Infrared = light
    You can't see infrared ray (can you?) but can see the flash fires to trigger the slave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRbenji View Post
    You can't see infrared ray (can you?) but can see the flash fires to trigger the slave.
    Just because your eyes cannot see that wavelength of light does not mean it's not optical. It's still a light being flashed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran View Post
    They are around 900-1000nm range, which is infrared. : p

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    Yes, I know what infrared is. You can't see ray from those TV remote, can you?

    But you can see the flash fires to trigger the slave, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Just because your eyes cannot see that wavelength of light does not mean it's not optical. It's still a light being flashed.

    So are you saying slave flash trigger by infrared?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Infrared IS optical...

    Infrared = light
    BTW, infrared is light, but infrared is not optical!

    Optical = visible light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRbenji

    BTW, infrared is light, but infrared is not optical!

    Optical = visible light.
    Optical is not just visible light. It's ANY light.
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