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A hot shoe flash is a removable flash that can be mounted on a camera's hot shoe.

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Why Can't I Set My Flash Intensity with My Phottix Odin 2 in Manual Mode

I have two speedlites. A Phottix Mitros and a Sunpak PZ42X. I can control flash intensity in both of them in TTL mode. I can also control the zoom (for Mitros it works, a bit buggy with Sunpak; ...
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How do I get rear-curtain sync on a Canon 5D classic with a Yongnuo YN-500EX?

I have a Canon 5D classic and a Yongnuo YN-500EX and I'd like to take rear curtain sync photos with it but I can't seem to make it work. The flash has this function, I can turn it on and see it being ...
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Nikon D3100 & Speedlite question

I have a Nikon D3100, & a YN560II Speedlite. Sometimes when I want to use my speedlite, the auto flash will pop up when I take a photo. I know I've not done something right in my setting, can ...
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Can I use my old flash on a D3300 with a Nikon AS-15 sync adapter? [duplicate]

Is it safe to connect my old flash to my DSLR D3300 using a Hot shoe sync adaptor. Will the AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter act as an isolator against any high voltages that can affect my camera?
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Can you control YN560 IV speedlights using a SB-700 in the hotshoe mount as a master?

I have a SB-700 speedlight and I would like to buy a few YN560 IV speedlights. With other Nikons, I could control them with the SB-700 on the camera hotshoe using Master mode. Can you do 100% ...
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How do I use a Canon 430EX II off-camera with Cybersync triggers and a 5D Mark II?

I am aware that the Canon 430EX II can only be used as a slave, but if I have the hot shoe adaptor with a standard PC cable connecting it to my Cybersync receiver (which fires upon connection) when ...
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Why does the IR-Assist beam of Canon Speedlites not get used in AI Servo AF mode?

The IR AF-assist beam on the Canon Speedlites (I have a 430 EX II) doesn't seem to come on when the DSLR (I have the EOS 7D) is in 'AI Servo' AF-mode. It works fine if I'm in one-shot mode (comes on ...
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Why won't my camera communicate with a new flash after doing an experiment with an older film camera flash?

I used a Cobra Auto2 10 (older film camera flash) on my Canon DSLR 5D mark 3 for an experiment. The flash was working fine. Then I put my newer Metz 58 AF-1 and AF-2 flash back on on the camera. My ...
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What is sync speed?

When referring to flash exposure, what does "max sync speed" mean?
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Why is part of my image underexposed when using flash with shutter speed faster than sync speed? [duplicate]

Hardware Neewer TT560 SpeedLite Cannon T6i Shutter Speed 1/200 shows full photo 1/400 shows 90% photo 1/640 shows 50% photo 1/1000 shows 10% photo From what I can tell, the shutter is faster ...
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What could cause severe under-exposure when using a Canon 5D Mark III with Speedlite 600EX-RT with Evaluative E-TTL2 metering?

I recently purchased a Speedlite 600EX-RT for use with my 5D Mark III. I'm shooting with a 17-40 f4/L lens. Particularly when using the flash in the standard forward position, I get extremely severe ...
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How do I fix a non-firing Metz Af58-1?

I have a Canon 50D and a Metz Mecablitz AF 58-1. A few years back I used to work a lot with this combo, but it's been set aside for a few years. I took it out, and changed the batteries of the ...
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What setups work to trigger a Profoto B1 and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlights together from canon body

Given a Profoto B1, a Profoto AIR Remote TTL-C, and some Canon 600EX-RT , what configurations work with triggering these items together. Additional items are allowed (slave triggers, pocket wizards, ...
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What flash slaves can be used with a Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT?

My current flash setup is a standard shoe mount but I've been thinking about getting a remote. I've been drooling over the Speedlite 600EX-RT. It uses radio to control slaves, which is nice (longer ...
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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 does my 420EX Speedlite sometimes fail to start up?

I have a Canon 420EX Speedlite that sometimes won't start up. When it's not working, it behaves as if it didn't have any batteries in it... just totally dead. The odd thing is, it doesn't seem to be ...
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Which flashes will fit an Olympus Trip 35?

I am looking for an as compact as possible flash that fits my Olympus Trip 35. There is an official one, but it costs several times what the camera is worth. I read up on Hot Shoes on Wikipedia, but ...
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Can a third-party flash made for Canon be used on a Contax G1?

Is it feasibly possible to attach a third party Flash made for Canon on a Contax G1?
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High-speed flash with Tumax DPT586 AFZ-P: Why not manual mode?

I've just got a Tumax DPT586 AFZ-P flash gun for my Pentax K-50 DSLR. When in high-speed sync mode, it only works via TTL metering. Why? How can I go into manual mode / manual power setting whilst ...
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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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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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Can I trigger a Nikon SB-600 off-camera with any other flash on the hotshoe?

Is it possible to trigger Nikon SB-600 with.. say, any flash, wirelessly? If not, what speedlights are capable of this? What's this feature called, so I can search for more details?
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Nikon SB-600 flash will not fire; what can I do to fix it?

I have a Nikon SB-600 that was working just fine during a wedding and then stopped firing. I removed it from the off shoe cord in hopes that the cord might be damaged and attached it directly to the ...
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What is the output signal of each pin at hot shoe on a Nikon DSLR?

I want to build my own external flash/ledlight/softbox just for practice and knowledge. What pin gives signal to external flash before a photo is taken? I messured the voltage with DC multimeter A=4....
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Maintaining and repairing Yongnuo vs Canon speedlites

This is somewhat a multi-part question, mostly related to my split-decision on whether to buy a YN560-II (or a several of them) for much less money than buying Canon alternatives (one Canon 580EX II ...
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Can the YN-E3-RT be used, mounted on top of the YN-622C?

Using a mix of different older flashes that I'm triggering with Yongnuo YN-622C remote triggers controlled by a YN-622C, I've began looking into the new Yongnuo YN-600EX-RT flashguns. They can be ...
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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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How can I use an on-camera TTL flash with a Yongnuo 605N to trigger my off-camera manual speedlights?

I am using a Nikon D7000. I want to use an SB700 on camera in TTL as well as have my Yongnuo RF-605N trigger my off-camera speedlights in manual. The RF-605N does NOT perform TTL pass-through. I see ...
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Is the Canon EOS hot shoe the same across camera bodies?

Is the Canon EOS 60D hot shoe the same as the Canon EOS T3i's hot shoe? I want to know if I can use any Canon EOS camera to fire a strobe. The strobe works with EOS 60D.
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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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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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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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Can I use a high-voltage flash with the Cactus v5 trigger that is mounted on the camera?

Can I use a high voltage flash (with a trigger voltage over 5V) on the Cactus v5 transceiver that is mounted on the hot-shoe of my Canon 550D? I know that I can mount the trigger on the camera and ...
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Does a flash work well with regular alkaline batteries?

In doing research prior to purchasing my first flash for my DSLR system I have come across a wealth of information, including this post that outlined many great points in selecting the best ...
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Pros and cons of cheap studio strobes vs. hotshoe/speedlight flash for portraits?

Not so long ago, AC-powered studio lights were the only option for serious studio photography, and low-cost starter sets like this Two Monolight Portrait Studio Kit¹ were a fixture in every ...
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Can two or more different models of Yongnuo flash work together?

I have a Yongnuo YN-568EX flash and I use it with a Nikon D7100. If I buy another two more Yongnuo flashes of any model other than a YN-568EX, in principle will they all work together using at least ...
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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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Why is my 430EX firing sporadically on my 40D?

I have a 430EX mounted on the hotshoe of a Canon 40D. I would like to use this in the studio and have the flash fire every time I shoot a photo. However it only fires sometimes. I am using manual (M) ...
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Why isn't my camera's internal light meter adjusting for my external flash?

I have a Canon T3 / 1100D and I just bought a Neewer TT560 Speedlite external flash which connects to my camera's hot shoe. The camera's light meter adjusts appropriately when the internal flash is ...
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Canon 70D with Neewer/Godox TT560 flash not working in hot-shoe

This is my first external flash and I'm not sure if I'm missing anything simple. The flash works in slave mode outside of the camera. But when I mount it in the hotshoe mount I can't get it to fire. ...
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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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How can I get the flash to work in liveview mode on my Canon 70D? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 70D with a Canon Speedlite 580EX II. This may be a duplicate question, but I can't find the answer. I can't get the flash to go off in live view mode, either the external flash or the ...
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Can a speedlight inside a softbox pick up another flash through the sensor?

I'm preparing to do a very lightweight photo shoot with two speedlights inside 24" softboxes. These particular softboxes have the speedlight completely contained inside the softbox. I have one ...
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Why does the YN-565EX need a radio trigger with the YN-560-TX?

I am buying a Yongnuo YN-565EX TTL Flash Speedlite for Nikon. I am not sure what radio trigger do I need for this. I have found the YN-560-TX transmitter on Amazon. However, the description says ...
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Is it possible to trigger a Canon 600 EX-RT with a Fuji's on-camera flash?

I was playing yesterday with my Fuji X100T and got curious if I can use my Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlite as an optical slave to the built-in flash on my Fuji X100T. Is this possible?
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HSS & studio strobes

Using the mini tt1 and flex tt5, can you HSS studio strobes, like alien bees? If you could, will they 'sync' up to the same shutter speeds as speed lights? For instance, to shoot at f/1.4 at noon or ...
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Do I need an external flash to take sports pictures on the field at night?

Do I need a external flash to take sports pictures under lights on the field at night? I'm using RAW and manual exposure.
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Do Canon's EX-RT speedlights still work with the old optical wireless system?

Canon's latest Speedlites, the 600EX-RT and the just-announced 430EX III-RT, can be controlled via radio rather than light to avoid the line of sight requirement that older optically-triggered ...
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Do flash guide numbers assume some amount of ambient light built-in?

My flash shows its potential range in meters, but is that indoors or outdoors? The question came up the other day when I was trying to work out whether fitting a diffusion dome would be suitable for ...
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Why won't my Yongnuo 568EXII (if used on a radio trigger) fire my 430EXII?

I have a Yongnuo 568EXII that I bought as a master for my Canon 430EXII. If the Yongnuo is used on camera, it triggers the speedlite just fine. However if I trigger the Yongnuo via a radio trigger (I ...