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Nikon SG-3IR Replacement IR Panel for the Built-in Flash on the D200, D70s or D70 Digital Cameras.

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About Nikon SG-3IR

The SG-3IR IR Panel for Built-in Flash prevents pre-flash light from built-in Speedlight (D200, D70s or D70) from influencing exposures in extreme close-up situations.

The Nikon SG-3IR is commonly used for Family photos, Weddings and more.The Nikon SG-3IR is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon SG-3IR is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon SG-3IR: Easy to use, Lightweight, Packs small / compresses, Reliable and Strong construction

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Most Liked Positive Review


i miss this product so so much

the best camera ive ever used my canon 5d mk2 and 7d it's still not a patch on the d200 i wish i had not broken it and replaced it with the canon system even my d50 kept on going till late last year until i sold it


Most Liked Negative Review


Almost ready to use, but get it anyway

As other reviewers have noted the fit is way too tight in the camera hot shoe. There is a protrusion at the bottom of the foot of this item that should be sanded down so that it's easier to install and remove. You don't want this thing stuck in the camera. On the plus side it works great optically (no unwanted light from the built-in flash). Once you make the slight modification it's a great value.

Reviewed by 26 customers


Useful also for Canon DSLRs. See link...


With a slight modifiction to the SG-3IR's base, this unit can work as a shield to prevent the Canon DSLR's pop-up flash to influence a shot when using external Speedlites, as only the IR will pass through the filter, triggering the Speedlites. I wonder why Canon hasn't marketed an item such as this one?


Great for Off camera closeups


The one accessory you absolutely need Off-camera iTTL flash with Nikon speedlights. Pin does make the unit diffuclt to remove. I just popped it out and IR panel stays in without a problem.


Works as intended


I use this with my D7000 and SB700. Blocks popup flash when operating the SB700 remotely


Great for Macro Photography


Many times you don't want your flash mounted directly on the camera for macro photography. However, the CLS commander strobe from the built-in flash will illuminate the subject, altering the exposure. This panel fixes that problem. The panel clicks in place every 90-degrees, which gives it a very nice feel (in the stock photos of the item, it looks like the panel just dangles). It also collapses nicely for packing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


are you kidding? HOW PERFECT!!


I've seen complaints about "removal" of this from the camera..... I've not seen that! AND, who could ask for a more effective product for any less money????!?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


a MUST have item!


Perfectly designed to do what it was meant to. Others have complained about it being hard to get on and off the hotshoe, but I've not seen that as an issue, at all.... very easy to use! Don't know how I've done without it all this time! Indespensable for my studio work!


Does exactly what it is suppose to do.


A must have accessory when using a speedlight remotely. Installs on hot shoe easily and if built in flash needed panel flips up out of way. Is a little hard to remove from hot shoe due to spring loaded locking pin but with thumbnail it can be released fairly easy.


Very cool little gizmo


This little thing does just what it is supposed to do: That is, to block the light from the built-in flash while allowing the camera to communicate and trigger the remote flashes. I listed "bulky" as a con for the product not because of its size (it's really small, actually) but because it's a rather difficult shape to find a spot in the camera bag for. The front panel swings as if it were intended to fold up but that doesn't really help. It's a minor objection, though.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


The one accessory you absolutely need


Off-camera iTTL flash with Nikon speedlights is easy, accurate, reliable, but it will only be beautiful if you buy this accessory to block the on-camera flash from showing up in your pix. The manuals all say that the commander flash is too dim to be seen in pictures, but that's not true. This little chunk of plastic makes sure that no direct light spoils your pictures. I feel that it also helps prevent people from blinking because you won't be shooting flash straight into their eyes. Buy it, you won't be sorry.


The perfect fit


I use this for all off camera flash when I need it for commander mode and do not want the cameras built in flash to conflict the is small and non obtrusive ..the camera still looks professional and neat..


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Shopper  Can the SG-31R for the Built-in Flash on the D90 ?
WILLIAM R  yes, it is a standard hotshoe size so it is no problem for any Nikon with a hotshoe- just used it for a shoot recently
Shopper  I'm interested in this to use with commander mode on my D700-- does anyone use this on that particular camera? And if it won't work, can anyone suggest a similar product that may. Thanks!
CAROL L  Works fine for what it is intended. The issue comes more in the commander side in that you have to be perfectly in line for the flash to communicate with the camera. I had alot of misfires. I switched to the Pocket wizard ttl system and it works great. Obviously more of an investment, but well worth it if you want to get the flash off camera.
Wallace P  Do it work for D3200?
RANDAL L  I don't have a D3200 to know for sure. But if the D3200 will accept Nikon flashes (sb600/700/800/900), then this should work. It slides into the hot-shoe mount on top of the camera. As far as I know, the hot-shoes on Nikon's digital gear are all the same size.
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