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What features should one look for when selecting a flash?

I have been thinking of getting a flash to improve my low light photography (particularly indoors). However, there seem to be a number of different models available at similar price points (budget of ...
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Can I trigger a Godox SK400 with Yongnuo triggers?

Can anyone tell me ... can I trigger a Godox SK400 strobe with a Yongnuo trigger/ transmitter? I use a Yongnuo speedlight and transmitter but I am about to buy a Godox SK400 strobe and would like make ...
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Are there any electric flashes that will work at shutter speeds like ¹⁄₁₀₀₀th of a second?

Most flashes fire at about 1/1000 sec, and can usually not be properly fired faster than the red number on the speed dial (my case being 1/60). Using the flash higher than that red number will result ...
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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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Why don't we have Manual flashes with High Speed Sync?

What's the technical challenge here? Is it more of a marketing decision to encourage you to pay more for TTL based models (let's disregard other advantages of TTL for the moment). If we can have flash ...
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Any way to force HSS for Yongnuo 560 IV

I recently bought myself a pack of four YN560 IV's and a YN560-TX for my Canon camera, and apparently I got ahead of myself and didn't realise I should make sure the flashes support HSS. I tried them ...
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Is E-TTL Universal?

Are high-end, high-power studio strobes (i.e., Profoto) integrated into the E-TTL flash exposure system? Do they have the manual settings option?
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What should I look for in a wireless flash trigger for a home studio?

I'm an amateur photographer looking for a wireless flash trigger. My gear is Canon 70D with Speedlight 380ex. My question is: what should I look for in a flash trigger? How important is the trigger ...
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Camera flash sync speed

I’m thinking of buying a Sony A7c, but I’m concerned about the flash sync speed and max shutter speed . The flash sync speed is 1/160 and max shutter speed is 1/4000. From what I’ve read and ...
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What is Hi-Sync flash and how does it differ from HSS?

I'm familiar with high-speed sync (HSS) flash, where a speedlight strobes repeatedly to simulate continuous light to overcome sync speed issues. But recently, I heard someone refer to "Hi-Sync" as a ...
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Shutter sync issue with Godox X2T-N and Nikon D5100

I just purchased a Godox X2T-N transmitter for my Nikon D5100, along with a Godox TT600 speedlite. Playing with it I noticed pictures were cut in half horizontally, the upper part being more ...
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What do I need to consider when choosing a studio strobe?

Is the Godox AD400 a good strobe to use for school portraits? I am leaning towards this unit since it has a modeling light that can further assist with my focus. What other factors should I consider ...
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Are there any strobes with sustained (but still sub-second) duration?

Following up on the answers to Is there no crossover point where shutter speed overtakes flash duration? are there flashguns or strobes that allow the user to set a "sustain" period where the light is ...
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