|Left: Strobies XS Bracket, pan reflector. Right: Photoflex umbrella holder + hot shoe mount|
Anybody who has a little experience with flash photography knows that on-camera flash – even with a modifier – rarely gives the best possible results.
This is why all Nikon DSLR's since the D2/D200 include a unique iTTL flash system called CLS, which allows you to remotely control off-camera flash units, be that a SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900/910 or any combination of CLS compatible flashes.
With the exception of the flagships (D1-D4 series) – which do not have a built-in flash – and the so-called Baby Nikons (including the D3000- and D5000 series), all models from the D200 onward also include the option to use the built-in flash to remotely trigger up to two groups of external flashes.
This so-called “Commander Mode” can be set in the flash menu > built-in flash > commander mode.