P7700 flash in commander mode emits excessively strong flash

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: P7700 flash in commander mode emits excessively strong flash

SamD wrote:

On my D700, I'm using Nikon SG-3IR IR Panel for Camera Built-In Flashes but on P7700 this guy is far off from P7700 flash location. Couldn't figure out anything but taping a piece of black cardboard to IR panel to provide shading. That works but the use is awkward and whole contraption looks ugly.

Some use material from an old floppy disc.

Another option is to improvise a translucent diffuser screen (plain white paper, plastic picnic plate, art store foils... whatever) attached around the end of the lens, so that it is a few cm away from the lens. Then you may find the contribution from the built-in flash useful, especially for close-ups. May look indeed have looks on the awkward or ugly sideĀ 

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