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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (22),Easy to use (18),Reliable (13),Packs small / compresses (10),Strong construction (5)
Cons:
Heavy / bulky (4)
Best Uses:
Family photos (8),Weddings (8),Fill flash (3),Photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (11),Semi-pro photographer (6),Enthusiast (3)

Nikon SG-3IR Reviews

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4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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, ...

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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.

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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

 
4.0

Useful also for Canon DSLRs. See link...

By

from Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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? http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=785999

 
5.0

Great for Off camera closeups

By

from Boca Rato, Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

 
4.0

Works as intended

By

from Pismo Beach  -  Photo Enthusiast

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

 
5.0

Great for Macro Photography

By

from Westmont, IL  -  Photo Enthusiast

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)

 
5.0

are you kidding? HOW PERFECT!!

By

from East Lynn, WV  -  Pro Photographer

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)

 
5.0

a MUST have item!

By

from east lynn, wv  -  Pro Photographer

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!

 
4.0

Does exactly what it is suppose to do.

By

from Ajo, Arizona  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

 
4.0

Very cool little gizmo

By

from Everett, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The one accessory you absolutely need

By

from Iowa

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.

 
5.0

The perfect fit

By

from florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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 lighting..it is small and non obtrusive ..the camera still looks professional and neat..

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Shopper  Will it work on d5100?
RIC D  Yes it will. This device can slide on any camera that has an "accessory shoe". All SLR and DSLR cameras have the accessory shoe, it is where you slide the external flash to. This Nikon SG-3IR designed for use on Nikon cameras (that have an internal flash) to block the internal flash so that it does not impact the image, yet the internal flash will still fire the off-camera CLS flash. My question is why would you want one? Though the Nikon 5100 does have a built-in flash it can't serve as a Commander in Nikon's Wireless Lighting System; the built-in flash doesn't have that ability on its own. Thus I do not see a need for this device to be used on a Nikon camera that does not support CLS. Hope that helps you with your decision.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JACQUES M  This item is perfect for using your built-in flash to control i-ttl flashes or SU-4 remotes. Especially while using it as a 1/16th flash power manual trigger, it keeps the flash from affecting the image/exposure. Really reasonably priced, too!
Wallace P  Do it work for D3200?
DAVID W  Don't know much about the D3200. My D5100 does not have commander mode. I use the SG-3R on my D7000 and D700 that do have commander mode. Looks kinda dorky so I use my SU-800 commander for wireless flashes.
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