sb-700 coloured filters

Started Mar 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: sb-700 coloured filters

hwg wrote:

If I ever find anywhere to buy the sz-3 filter holder - Nikon don't have any! They have given me some dealers to try.

I will experiment with it.

The sb-700 user manual states if I put a coloured filter on it I can then tell the flash what colour filter I am using.

WHY???

why does it need to know I have put a yellow filter on it?

I want it to flash yellow (or whatever)

I don't want it trying to neutralise the colour by doing some fancy stuff to the white balance of other settings so what is the purpose of telling the flash it has a yellow filter on it?

Perhaps in non-TTL mode the flash needs to know how much boost to apply to compensate for the loss of light, which will vary according to colour?

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