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Flash is a device which provides additional light to a scene. It can be used to help fill in a dark area of a photo, to provide light if there isn't sufficient light to begin with, or it can help to improve the composition of a particular photo, by creating your own source of light.

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Looking for a remote flash trigger for Sony

Can anyone recommend a wireless flash set up for Sony A200 camera/Sony F58-AM flash unit?
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Why don't these external flashes fire when the camera shoots in Live View mode?

I had the opportunity to use some professional flashes yesterday and I found out that they didn't fire when I was trying to shoot with the camera in Live View mode. The flashes were two Elinchrom ...
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Nikon D5100 flash problem [closed]

I have a Nikon D5100 and recently it's started to act oddly. When in darkness, sometimes the flash doesn't work, causing too long of an exposure and blurry pictures. Can you help me? Thanks.
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Are flashes really subject to a “use it or lose it” problem?

I was just reading the manual that came with my new flash and stumbled over this warning: 14.3 Flash capacitor forming The flash capacitor built into the flash unit undergoes physical change if ...
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Why do I have shutter lag when shooting (pop-up) flash in manual mode?

Why does my D40 have a shutter lag when using the pop-up flash in full manual mode? There isn't a lag when shooting in any of the auto modes. I'm shooting in single shot mode. It is a constant lag ...
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Why is inbuilt flash delay in manual mode nikon d5200? [duplicate]

i have nikon d5200. In manual mode whenever i click a photo with flash, flash fires after 1sec. But it works fine in auto mode, there is no delay. can someone tell me why this delay is ?
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How to change zoom on TRIOPO TR950 Speedlite

I recently bought a Triopo TR950 speedlite from AliExpress which works great as a manual flash but I have one problem, I can't find any way to adjust the zoom on the camera. It has the zoom indicated ...
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How can I deal with uneven highlights in product photography with a mannequin?

I'm new to product photography, what causes this blown out highlight in the mannequin's left hand as shown in the picture above? See the lighting setup below, I am using two softboxes as light ...
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How do I chose the right size/power of flash for still life photography?

I'm planning to change my lighting setup from fluorescent lamps to flash, after the guidance given in this question. At the moment, my two fluorescent lamps are in a softbox which point away from the ...
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Can I get HSS with off-camera Canon 430EX II speedlites, radio triggers, and a Sony A7?

I've been tirelessly searching the Internet for information on how to use my two Canon 430exii's in conjunction with my Sony A7 in HSS mode. I think I already know the answer (can't do that!), but ...
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Lighting both foreground and background

I have this scenario where is dark in evening I guess and I made an outdoor portrait using my flashes. What I wanted to get is the foreground face flashed and the background of the image properly ...
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What do I need from an off-camera flash for lighting an aquarium?

Camera: Nikon D3200 The aim is to illuminate an aquarium fish, by placing the off camera flash above the aquarium. And perhaps, if money lets me, to buy another off-camera flash and place it on the ...
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Can I use a Yongnuo YN-600EX-RT flash on a Sony Alpha DSLT?

I'm planning to change my kit and move to Sony SLT system (I have special, personal reasons). I currently own the above mentioned flash. I would like to know how I possibly could use it on a Sony SLT ...
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Why does my nikon flash fire 3 short flashes before the full flash goes off?

I have a Nikon D200 and I'm using the SB 800 flash. I've been using this flash for a year and now when I take a shot the flash pops 3 short flashes and then the shutter engages and the full flash goes ...
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Why doesn't a shutter speed of ¹⁄₂₅₀th freeze motion when a flash of that duration does?

This question connects with my previous question: Why do cameras that film with high FPS rates cost a lot? I just read that a normal flash illuminates a scene within a 1/250th of a second. (A flash ...
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Can I do high-speed sync with a Nikon D5500 and SB800?

I have a Nikon D5500 and Nikon SB800 speedlight. From previous answers it appears that it is not possible to do high-speed sync flash photography. Can I overcome the camera limitations?
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How to illuminate reflective scales on a fish?

I photograph fish, and soon I want to buy an external flash unit. But I'm not sure if I should but one that works off-camera or as a TTL flash. I've used table lamps so far, but the light seems to go ...
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NIkon D5300 Flash problem plus getting different images with the same settings

I have two problems with my Nikon D5300 recently that are driving me crazy. The first problem is when I take pictures, focusing on the same object, I keep getting different images: one is too bright, ...
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Why does my YN-568EX underexpose in i-TTL?

I bought a new Yongnuo YN-568EX, and am facing a problem that in iTTL mode, the image underexposures and gets dark no matter the direction of the flash. Can you please help me with this?
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Why is the shutter speed so long when using the flash in aperture priority?

I'm trying to get the background out of focus (bokeh) and using Aperature(A) mode and setting aperture to lowest value. Update: I'm shooting in dim light and the flash goes off but the shutter speed ...
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Why is only one of my two studio strobes firing?

I am a beginner in photography and I am having trouble with my Falconeyes SS-350H with Softbox lights. We have two lights, but only one is flashing when using the RF-DD4 wireless flash trigger. The ...
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What are the disadvantages of using a diffuser on a flash?

I am thinking of using a diffuser on my canon speedlight flash to soften harsh shadows when shooting indoors. I was wondering what the disadvantages of this might be.
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Why does flash decrease motion blur? [duplicate]

While experimenting with my 600d, I have noticed that on the same shutter speed, without inbuilt flash I get motion blur in my pictures, but with flash there is little to not motion blur (on the same ...
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Flash Triopo speedlight 586 manual

Does anyone know where I can find a Portuguese version of the manual for the Triopo TR 586 EX speedlight?
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Can I control three YN600ex-rt flash units from one controller on the camera?

Just replaced my 600D with 70D canon and I am about to buy four units of the new YN600ex-rt and I wanted to know if I can use one yn600 on camera as master to control another three flashes to fire ...
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How to sync Yongnuo 568 EX ii flash with Nikon and have ETTL and high speed sync?

I know you can signal the flashes with the built in flash on the Nikon D750, but I was wondering if there is any other options, I hate to blind my clients with the built in flash all the time!
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What is flash duration?

When speaking in terms of flash specifications, what is flash duration and how does it impact exposure?
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Can I use any brand of flash?

This might seem like a basic question, but I don't see an obvious answer anywhere, so... Can I use just any brand of flash with my Nikon DSLR? The manual warns in dire tones to only use genuine ...
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Are Simpex triggers compatible with Yongnuo flashes?

I would like to know if Simpex triggers work with Yongnuo flashes.
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GH4 wireless flash w/ FL36L—how do I turn off the popup flash?

Seems weird that I can't figure out how to use the wireless flash without also firing the popup flash. Even when it is set to OFF in the WIRELESS CONTROL, the remote flash only fires with the flash ...
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Can I get a Yongnuo YN622C to trigger a Nissin Di700 in hss?

I've recently bought a Nissin Di700 flash that has HSS feature. I ask confirmation to those who have been able to try them both if with two tranceiver yongnuo yn-622C I can remotely control the ...
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Can I trigger the RF-603 (and thus, flash), via PC/other cable?

Just to let you know, I am only a beginner in flash photography, and DSLR photography as well in fact, and am interested in buying a YN-560 III flash, and a pair of RF-603s. I would like to be able ...
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Is there any alternative to Nikon SU-800?

I just got the kit R1 (without the SU-800) with the two flashes Nikon SB-R200. Because now I have a D300, I will make my pictures using the integrated flash (with the provided IR converter from the ...
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Is it reasonable to use a ring flash that encircles the lens for non-macro (general) shots?

I just saw Death in Paradise Season 5 Episode 3, which features a photographer using a DSLR to shoot a fashion runway performance. He had a flash that was a ring around the lens. I thought that was ...
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How do I auto-focus an EOS M when stopped down to kill the ambient?

I'm trying to do take some portraits with two off-camera strobes. I want a dark background, so I'm using a high f-stop and high ISO to kill the ambient, relying on the strobes to light the model. But ...
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How to use a speedlight for real estate photography?

I manage an estate agents and we have recently invested in a new camera, wide angle lens and speedlight to improve the quality of our photography. Depending on the client's budget, we can sometimes ...
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Can I use a digital ring flash with a Nikon film camera?

I have two Nikon film cameras (one is an FE2). Is it possible to fire a modern ring flash made for a DLSR with such equipment, or do I need a dedicated unit? I have hot shoe adapters and sync ...
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Can I use non-Panasonic flashes on the FZ1000's hot shoe?

FZ1000's hot shoe; can I use any flashes? Or can I only use Panasonic flashes? Give me some details about the hot shoe...
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Flash won't fire after first shot

I have a Nikon D7200. I set the camera up to take a 3 pictures at 2 second intervals using the built in self-timer. The flash will fire the first time but not the second or third. I know the flash has ...
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What is the max voltage of an external flash battery for the YN560?

I'm looking at Tronix SpeedFire for Canon/Nikon and the specifications state that it outputs 330V dc! What's the maximum input voltage for the YN560-iv, can it handle 14V? The reason I'm asking is I ...
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Can I power a Bowens 500R directly from a 12V battery?

I have a Bowens 500R studio lamp. It can be powered from a 12V battery (there is a 15 din input at the back of the unit) through a Travel Pack. The Travel Pack uses a 12V SLA battery. I would like ...
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What are the tradeoffs between using a transmitter or flash as the master in an off-camera setup?

New here: just a question regarding flash setup. I just bought a Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash. I would like to have a two off-camera flash setup. So my question is, should I just go ahead and buy two ...
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Can I use generic flash tubes for studio strobes?

My flash tube in my Elinchrom Style 600RX burned, and I am looking for a new flash tube for it. It is hard to find them in stock anywhere. I was wondering if I can just get another brand, or some ...
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Why is shutter speed almost always too long with my Panasonic Lumux GH4 in iA mode?

I recently purchased the Lumix GH4 and I am having problems with indoor flash photos. I have a zoom lens that I rarely use, a Leica DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2, and a Leica SUMMILUX 25mm f/1.4 Lens. ...
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Understanding IR / RF flash systems

I have had difficulty understanding how most flash systems work and was hoping someone could break it down. I'll use my current setup for a concrete example: Canon EOS 60D Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash ...
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What are the Nikon SB-910 speedlight’s overheating protection specs?

The Nikon SB-5000 speedlight is rated for 120 continuous shots at 5-second intervals without overheating. How does that compare to the SB-910 consecutive firing specifications?
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Why did I get noise from a high ISO setting when using a Nikon SB700 flash?

Yesterday I took several photos using my Nikon D3100 with my brand new SB700 flash. I was shooting with my lowest iso of 100. The flash was set to TTL. I noticed that when I started editing the ...
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Which adapter do I need for a softbox and a speedlite?

I'm just starting with photography. Currently I'm getting my stuff together for a basic lighting equipment. I bought some pre-owned softboxes and tripods, also some Yongnuo 560 Mk III. Now I'm looking ...
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Why does my Yongnuo YN-560 flash in S2 not fire with some ttl master flash?

I just bought a Yongnuo YN-560 IV and tried to trigger it optically while in S2 with my Nissin Di700 in TTL and it won't pop even at lower shutter speeds, (S1 works fine). Tried googling and can't ...
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How can I trigger two different flash groups in consecutive shots using Yongnuo YN560-IVs?

I have two groups of Yongnuo flashes, the YN-560 IV, a YN-560-TX controller, a RF-605C wireless flash trigger transceiver, and a Sony A7R. Group A contains the main light (two or three YN-560 IVs), ...