• The SJ-3 allows for modification of the flash output to be matched to the background scene. This is especially useful for digital cameras where "white balance" can be controlled.
• For instance, when shooting with a flash under fluorescent lights the foreground will be white, but the background will still have a green cast. By using a green filter the flash output gets converted to match the rest of the scene, and the camera's White Balance setting can then be set to "Fluorescent".
• The blue, yellow, red and amber filters can be used for creative lighting control, and can add dramatic colors to the image, especially when more than one flash is used.
Note: Color filters are consumable items and subject to a gradual deterioration in color due to the heat generated when the flash fires. Therefore, it is recommended to check and replace these filters when necessary.
The Nikon SJ-3 is commonly used for Fill flash, General purpose, Portraits and more.The Nikon SJ-3 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Nikon SJ-3 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon SJ-3: Consistent output, Easy to use, Lightweight, Packs small / compresses and Versatile
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Good for neat effects
Color correcting filters are necessary to match the color of the fill flash light to the ambient light when shooting. SB900 already comes with color correcting gels, and these are also included in this kit. There are also color gels included that allow different colors of flash for special effects. Only negatives are that these are a bit flimsy to use with the gel holder on the SB900 (but no worse than the gels that come with it), and the gels seem to get "distorted" by the heat the flash gen...View full Review
Color correcting filters are necessary to match the color of the fill flash light to the ambient light when shooting. SB900 already comes with color correcting gels, and these are also included in this kit. There are also color gels included that allow different colors of flash for special effects. Only negatives are that these are a bit flimsy to use with the gel holder on the SB900 (but no worse than the gels that come with it), and the gels seem to get "distorted" by the heat the flash generates (warp and wrinkle, making them a bit of a challenge to fit in the gel holder). It is a reasonably priced set and comes with three of every filter. I reccomend for anyone who likes to get creative with their SB900 flash.
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Yep, this is a set of color filters for the Nikon SB-900 flash alright (& 910 I presume) -- they fit the flash holder just fine and the flash recognizes them. Not much more needs to be said. There are two of each -- insurance in case one gets faded or damaged from use I suppose -- I was glad to discover that.
Gels are gels. Creative colors are creative colors. Buy them if you love messing with lights a lot.
These are nice little filters that work well for both the SB-910 and SB-900 flash. I do however have a hard time getting them aligned correctly in the holder. There also was another problem I had where I actually melted one due to rapid succession flash shooting, but overall if you give it some time to cool off they hold out well.
I got the filters to balance the color of fill flash with sunsets. I'm very satisfied with them and with Adorama as always.
I like the kit well enough. But note that the Sz-2 Filter Holder is not included and must be ordered separatley.
They work and take up almost no room. I applaud Nikon on the chips used here and the capability they provides photographers. They should also make a wonderful profit on these.
Great addition to the set that came with the SB-900. Three each of each color. These are Gels. Very delicate so be careful handling them. They fit right into the plastic mount that came with the SB-900 but make sure you face them forward because it make a difference to the SB-900. I can store them in right next to the original set in the black case.
The only problem is the frailty of the gels
Very easy to use
Most Nikon SB-900 owners don't understand that it uses "Smart Filter" technology. I use this set of filters at weddings all the time for various backlighting and side lighting effects. The ones that come with the 900 are good, but are more for color correction. These rock.