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As some have pointed out, it could be that your camera is somehow in E-TTL mode and triggering the strobes through the pre-flash. If so, make sure that your triggers are compatible with the 550D and that they're making a solid connection. Quite often, triggers can seem like they're attached properly when, in reality, they're not seated all the way (or ...


If you're just getting started, I'd recommend a few things before buying any gear. Be absolutely and completely confident and comfortable shooting in M mode. You will need a good solid knowledge of the exposure triangle, because flash is going to make you rearrange how you think about exposure in general. Ambient is controlled by iso, aperture, and ...


The size of the flash tube relates to the power of the flash. More power means that the flash tube needs to be bigger. A smaller flash tube could have the possibility of a longer lifespan as there is less power/wattage flowing through it. However I doubt the differences in the lifespan of a small and large flash tube are noticeable. Plus Flashtubes are ...

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