Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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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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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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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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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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YN685 AF assist not aligned with focus points — can anything be done?

I just got a Yn685 hoping to be able to focus better in low light. However, the red grid that is projected is WAY out of alignment with my focus points (Canon 6D). Is there anything that can be done ...
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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 fix a faulty flash on a Minolta Dimage 7i?

I have a Minolta Dimage 7i that used to work fine. Now when I pop up the flash it doesn't work and after I press the shutter to take a pic no picture is captured. After many attempts then the machine ...
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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), ...
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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 isn't infrared AF assist beam the default when available (instead of irritating strobing)?

I have an entry level Canon camera with a built-in flash. When I try to photograph people at night the camera fires some pre-flashes to help with focus. While I do understand its necessity, some of ...
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Why does this happen: objects which are surrounded by brighter objects appear darker?

Objects surrounded by a brighter area appear darker, and if the brightness of the area increases further, then the objects appear even darker? An ex: Sun spots appear black. I observed the following ...
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Why do I get inconsistent results with Canon ETTL flash?

When using any flash I have ever bought on whatever camera I ever had I get inconsistent results. So I am assuming it is my lack of knowledge. I am now using the canon 6d and a 600ex-rt flash on ...
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How does YN 560IV flash work? [duplicate]

I am using a Nikon D3300 with a Yongnuo flash YN 560IV, but it seems I can't really understand how the flash is working - as it is my first flash. So I would like to know what are the basics I need to ...
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What is wrong with my camera?

before I got my light leak in my XA2 fixed, this is the result of flash at night: then fixed in photoshop This was self developed, pushed to 800. After I got my light leak fixed, I shot some ...
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Broke the wide panel of Godox TT520 flash. Can it be repaired?

I broke my Godox TT520 flash speedlite - I pulled the wide panel it fell in my hand. Can it be repaired or can a new wide panel be attached to it?
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Firing Nissin Di866 MKII with Cactus TX/RX

Hope someone can help with this. I recently purchased some Cactus v5 Transceiver/Receiver set, having being told they would fire with many different types of flash units and camera's (including 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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How can I make the 580EX II “probe flash” on a 7D MkII?

I've bought the 580 EX flash used, it's my first external flash. And I'm playing around with it to get some experience. One of the problems I've noticed in very dark environments is that the autofocus ...
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Blurry without zoom, sharp with zoom

I have Nikon Coolpix S5100. I've noticed that my photos are blurry when I'm NOT using zoom, while they are pretty sharp WITH zoom. It doesn't matter whether I shoot from the hand or from the solid ...
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Multiple flashes synced differently

I was wandering if it would be possible to set up 2 flashes on triggers but synced differently. I.e one 1st curtain and one 2nd curtain. A lot of people will be thinking "why?" but this would be ...
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Metz 48 AF1 incorrect exposure on Pentax K3ii

My Dad recently upgraded his Pentax K5 to a K3ii. He has a Metz 48 AF1 flash which worked perfectly on the K5, and also on my sister's Kx. On the K3ii it wasn't exposing properly at all. It seemed ...
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Why does the flash freeze a picture?

Why does a flash freeze a picture even if I use a shutter speed like 1/10 sec? I don't understand it, because the light will hit the sensor the whole time, not just when the flash is fired.
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How do I set up a Yongnuo RF-603 II with a Yongnuo YN-560 III flash?

I'm brand new into the world of photography. I'm a realtor and want to be able to take my own high end photography, but nothing too crazy. I've bought some cheap(er) equipment to help get my foot in ...
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How to use a Nikon SB-700 in combination with a Yongnuo 560 II and RF-603 triggers?

I'm shooting a D7100 and I have two flashes: an SB-700 and a Yongnuo 560 II. I have two Yongnuo RF-603 wireless triggers. How do I fire these two flashes? Do I need to buy two more triggers or is ...
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What are cheap, compatible receivers for the Yongnuo 622N-TX?

I only have a single flash so buying a pair of 622N for use as receivers seems like a waste. What are some alternative RF receivers? Do I get to keep i-TTL and high-speed sync if I use a non-622N ...
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Why can't I get a pure white background, even using multiple light sources? [duplicate]

Edit: THIS IS NOT a duplicate of Why can't I get a decent white background with product photgraphy?. Reading my question and the linked one you will see I HAVE ADDRESSED the issues suggested by ...
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Can I use an old Sunpak flash usefully on a DSLR?

I'm a photo beginner and I'm having a Olympus E1 and looking for an inexpensive shoe flash. As usual I found before digital days camera flash from eBay for a reasonable amount and having some ...
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Can my Nikon D750 fire a flash while I'm connected to it over wifi?

I'm trying to take photos from my iPad using the wifi connection on my D750, but I can't get the setup to trigger my flash when I take photos that way. Is this a thing that can be done?
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Can I have flash disabled by default in auto mode on Canon EOS 7D Mark II?

Sorry for the naive question. Just bought the 7D mark II and was wondering why if I disable the flash in auto mode, turn the camera off and then on, the flash is again enabled. Is it possible to have ...
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Is there a way to use my phone's dual LED flash with my NEX?

My phone has a dual LED flash that's supposed to match the color temperature of the scene, preventing color balance problems like this. I do a lot of night photography, and I use my NEX-5R. The NEX ...
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How do I reduce a smartphone flash's power?

When I use a smartphone's flash, I find that it often overpowers the scene, leading to an ugly photo. Is there a way to reduce its power? Unlike a traditional camera, there are no controls like flash ...
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Can I leave a smartphone's LED flash on continuously before taking a photo?

When I take photos in the dark using my phone, I sometimes use the flash. However, the flash fires only at the instant of taking the photo, as with a traditional camera. This means that the preview is ...
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How to set up lighting when using a fog machine in the background of the model?

I did some search in the website about the topic and for example found this link but still my situation is different! Best way to create fog outdoors? I am using a fog machine and two strobes ...
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How do I take a picture in a bright room and make it look darker than it actually is? [duplicate]

I was thinking I'd bring the exposure down and turn on my flash to make it darker in the background and brighter in the front, where the camera is focusing. what do you think? Is this the right way to ...
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How do I set up my Yongnuo RF-603II trigger and Yongnuo YN-568EX flash? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D5000 with one Yongnuo RF-603II trigger. How can I use my Yongnuo YN-568EX flash as an external flash? What settings do I use?
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Why is my Canon DSLR's shutter speed slower than what I've set in Tv mode?

From what I understand, when in Av mode, the flash behaves largely as fill flash - the exposure is more or less set as if no flash is in use. However, in Tv mode, the manual suggests the shutter speed ...
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What is the style of photography employed by Ka Xiaoxi?

The photos by Chinese pro photographer Ka Xiaoxi in this article seem to all have a very bright harsh flash going off. (More work by the same artist for Nike; also see his web site.) Typically for my ...
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Can I use both the built-in flash and the PC adapter on my Nikon D750?

I have a Nikon D750 and a Nikon SB-26. I like macro photography and previously used both together using slave mode on the flash. I hold the flash in my left hand and the camera in the right. But ...
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Why are there no blinking red lights in slave mode with one of my Yongnuo flashes?

I recently bought two Yongnuo 568 EX IIs and they're working great! I'm just having one problem in one of the two: when I put the flash in any of the slave modes (Sc, Sn, S1 or S2), the red lights do ...
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Can a Speedlite 430EZ be used with a Canon 6D?

I have recently bought a Canon 6D and want to use my Speedlite 430EZ with it. Is this possible, or are there compatibility issues?
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Battery Pack for Metz 64

Are there any recommended battery packs for the Metz 64? I've seen many for the Metz 58 and I presume they use the same connector? From these Amazon links here, here and here, it seems that all of ...
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Portable Diffuser for shooting on the go [closed]

Context I've recently been using Gary Fong's Diffuser and I like the results that it gives me on my Metz 64. I use my flash mostly indoors but also outdoors as well for people shots that can vary ...
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Nightclubs photography, setup to capture the real mood and atmosphere?

I was hired to photograph at a nightclub on Friday. I've never done this before, and I do not have any specification for the moment. I'd like to be able to capture the atmosphere at the right moment, ...
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Can I trigger a Yongnuo 560 III off-camera flash from Yongnuo RF-603II triggers on two different bodies?

I have two Canon bodies, three flashes, and two RF-603II triggers. I am planning to set the Yongnuo YN-560III as an off-camera flash at an event. The Yongnuo 560 III has its built-in RF-603 receiver. ...
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Is there a way to achieve even lighting using one flash and a reflector?

I'm deciding whether to buy/rent lights to shoot my design portfolio and was wondering whether it's possible to achieve even lighting using one 500W monolight, shoot through umbrella and a reflector. ...
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Why are professional flashes so expensive?

I need a high energy flash, very bright with a relatively long pulse duration otherwise my short exposure time photos have half of the image dark, because the light pulse has ended before the ...
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How far is the heat limit from the power limit on speedlights?

Sort of questioning the premise of What to look for in a flash battery pack?: Can a speedlight work significantly faster than on its internal batteries without overheating? The reason I ask is that I'...
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Why doesn't my YN-565EX fire with the RF-603II wireless triggers?

I can't get the flash to fire with flash triggers on. Can anyone help? Body: Nikon D7000 Flash: Yongnuo YN-565EX Trigger: Yongnuo RF-603II wireless flash trigger
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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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Metz 58 AF-2 red light indicator lightswhen test button is pressed; what's wrong?

My Metz 58 AF-2 flash fails to work. The red light indicator lights when the test flash button is pressed. Batteries are fully charged. Is there something wrong with the setting?
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How do I get my Sony RX10 to effectively trigger an old studio flash?

I'm new to digital photography, got myself a Sony RX10 and I want to get it to trigger my old Portaflash 336 VM heads. They've got built-in opical slaves. I tried setting the camera on manual, ...