Help with D70s flash

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  1. weirdcharacters

    weirdcharacters TPF Noob!

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    Okay, so I'm using a D70s and SB600 wirelessly. I'm wondering, since the manual says the trigger from the D70s is a COMMANDER, not a MASTER, why the flash still fires? Isn't a commander just supposed to relay the flash command to the wireless, and a Master both fires AND relays?

    If the SB600 needs that flash of light to trigger itself(I'm not sure how it works), is there anything I can do to dim down the onboard flash so as to have it not show up in my pictures, but still have the SB600 fire?
     
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    You could always cover it with something. Not sure but I think the trigger is
    infra red. I'll have to do some experimenting.
     
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    weirdcharacters TPF Noob!

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    I tried covering it with my finger tip just to try it out and all I got was a warm fingertip and no flash.
     
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    dsp921 TPF Noob!

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    It fires to trigger the remote flash. The pre-flash trigger doesn't contribute much if anything to the final exposure. The D200 can be set up so the on-board flash can trigger remotes and contribute to the image but not the D70.
     
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    ditto. The "flash" from the on board speedlight is just a signal to the sb-600. It doesn't add any, or at least it shouldn't, extra light to the scene.
    I have both the 70 and 70s along with 800 and 600 and have used the commander mode many times and haven't seen the onboard flash in the final image.
     

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