D300 built-in flash, Part 1: Blinding speed

Started Dec 25, 2008 | Discussions thread
bob elkind Veteran Member • Posts: 5,815
followup Q for Marianne - 'disable' onboard flash

Here's the problem:

Shooting through glass (aquarium, window), which is partially reflective. If using commander mode to control off-camera speedlight (SB-900 in this case), is it possible to set the camera so that the onboard flash is not lit while shutter is open ? I've tried all the obvious settings, but I've been unsuccessful in avoiding reflected onboard flash appearing in the image.

The whole reason for using the off-camera speedlight is to move the flash off-axis, out of the reflection/image zone.

Any help? Thx!

BTW, I'm running on a D700, but the answer probably applies equally to the D300.

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