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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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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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Flash's duration and freezing motion

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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Where can I get a replacement case for my Nikon SB400 flash?

I've lost the case for my SB400 Nikon flash and am having a devile of a time finding a replacement. I've Googled and so far, no luck. Any ideas?
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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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Where can I get the power supply specs for a Yongnuo YN-14EX flash?

I recently bought this flash for my Canon 70D, a Yongnuo YN-14EX macro ring light. Since it is equipped with a connector for external power supply... ... I want to build a power supply on my own. ...
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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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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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Yongnuo YN-685 underexposure issue in bounce mode at longer focal length

I just purchased a new Yongnuo YN685 to replace a trusty but old Canon 580-EX (the original, not the II version) that is misfiring and may be on its last legs. After playing with it for a few ...
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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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What might cause a Speedlight 380EX to stop syncing correctly?

I have a Canon Speedlight 380EX and some time ago it stopped syncing correctly. Every photo I take comes out dark as if the flash didn't fire. The flash fires, the IR assist beam works as intended and ...
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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 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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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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Is there a Canon equivalent of the Nikon CLS?

Does Canon have its own version of the creative lighting system?
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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), ...
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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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What causes the shadow at the bottom of this photograph?

I just got a new (to me) Nikon D70s to see if the DSLR world is right for me. My dad took this picture of me: In the middle of the bottom there's a rather large semicircle of shadow. Is this caused ...
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Why won't my Yongnuo YN468-II fire on a Canon Rebel 2000 (when it works on other cameras)?

So I have a Yongnuo YN468-II that will not fire on a Canon Rebel 2000 (film camera). What is strange is it will fire on a Canon Rebel T1i, and on a Canon AE-1 (another film camera). It seems to ...
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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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What causes the “Flash busy” message (Canon EOS 1100D)?

Yesterday I was faced with a situation where I often saw the message "flash busy" with no chance to shoot. As I understand it, this can happen when battery power to flash is low, but I only used the ...
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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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What is the best way to trigger a Canon 550EX speedlite in a studio?

I want to try my hand at off-camera flash for some indoor portraits. How should I trigger the speedlite (Canon 550EX)? Should I go for wired or wireless? What's the difference between a TTL cable and ...
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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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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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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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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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How bright should a flash be?

Is it common/wise to invest in multiple flashers for different situations or can you use one given it has enough intensity? Another way to read this is: can a flash be too bright?
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Using flash with Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority gives me a white image - why?

When using the built in flash with Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority selected, I am getting a completely overexposed (white) image. Now my understanding of AP and SP modes is that the camera ...
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How do I create silhouettes in a studio environment?

The trick to creating silhouettes in the field, as far as I know, is to use spot-metering and to expose for the background. However, this is a bit more difficult in a studio environment. What is 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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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 ...