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Questions tagged [flash]

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 do you sync Yongnuo YN600EX II with YN622C-TX Contoller?

I recently bought Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II. I wanted to be able to use it off camera so due to recommendation bought YN622C-TX wireless flash controller. I cannot however get the flash to pick up the ...
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Can I use rechargable batteries in an external flash?

I have a Neewer NW670C flash which uses 4 AA batteries. I've been using regular alkaline ones so far because I couldn't get myself to buy rechargable ones yet. However, the flash ate their capacity in ...
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Meike MK-910 + Nikon D3300

I've got a Nikon D3300 camera and decided to step up - buy an external flash. As I'm really tight on budget, I would opt for SB-100 "alternative" - Meike MK-910. My question is whether the flash and ...
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How do I pair a yn660 speedlight with the yn560-tx transmitter

I can't get the yn560-tx to control my new yn660 light. The flash fires on test. So it is working. If I push "act" I can test fire the flash from the transmitter, so they do connect, but I can't ...
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Godox V860II Guide Number at different zoom steps

Is there any specification for the Guide Number at different zoom steps for the Godox V860II flash? Some manufacturers make this information available. I couldn't find this at the Godox website, nor I ...
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Shadowless Product Photography with illuminated bottom?

I'm interested in shadowless product photography. My current setup is a tent: It came with some backgrounds but they have horrible folds and I just can't iron them out, so I'm using a thin wooden ...
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Why shutter speed can not be increased [duplicate]

When shoot in the manual mode, I am able to increase the camera shutter speed up to the maximum allowed by the camera body. However, when I connect the speed-lite (Godox v860ii) to the camera, the ...
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My nikon d3300 built-in flash fires unconsistently and not properly

I have a nikon d3300 and I used it one day, left it on the desk, and the next day I tried to take a picture and the flash would work sometimes but when it did the photo would be all white like in the ...
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Fuji X-T2 troubleshooting: On-camera flash fires only once

this is an issue that has only started showing up and seem to point towards something physically wrong with the camera/ hot shoe somehow. The problem is any flash that I mount on camera only fires on ...
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Proper flash techniques for large rooms with narrow, black ceiling

While reading "Using on camera flash in banquet hall with high ceilings", I realized that I have a similar problem at hand. I regularly (at least twice a year) shoot conferences for a large company. ...
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Indoor flash photography in large auditorium…how to achieve excellent quality results?

I will be taking photographs of a high school play in a large auditorium. Lighting will be stage and rather low light. Will possibly need flash to achieve good results of cast members. Will be using a ...
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Can I disable the auto power off on my Nikon SU-800

Can I disable the auto power off on my Nikon SU-800 so it stays on for longer? I need to use it in a different way.
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Is adapting legacy TTL flashes to digital-ready TTL systems technically or just marketing/no-one-bothers-impossible?

The reason given for absolute incompatibility of all legacy TTL flash systems with DSLRs/DSLMs is usually the need to fire a controlled measuring preflash very quickly succeeded by the actual "...
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Is it common for Yongnuo flashes to overheat and stop working?

I have had a Yongnuo Macro Ring Lite YN14EX flash for a little over a year. I have used it 4 times; it worked great. The battery door does not close all the way now, but after looking at many reviews ...
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What is considered a good quality for consistent white balance in a flash/strobe?

Looking to buy a flash/strobe and can't tell if 5600k ± 200k is considered good or bad quality. I can imagine using 2 strobes from the same manufacturer and getting a difference of 400K, which could ...
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What is the color temperature of an iphone 8 flash? [duplicate]

Is it the same as the iphone 6 or is the iphone 8 stronger? Does it still use 2 LEDs?
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Nikon D7000 repeating flash

Please I need to know ASAP how I can remove the repeating flash? Each time I try to use the trigger flash, the flash make two or three flashlights before the main flashlight. I didn't find anything ...
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Canon 430EX II flash: Displaying aperture rather than maximum range?

I have several Canon 430EX II flash units. Using the custom function menu, I can change the display on the back of the flash to show the aperture value the camera is set to, rather than the maximum ...
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Canon Wireless Flash Options

I recently changed cameras from 7D to 5DM4 and the only real disappointment is the absence of wireless flash control. This was great on the 7D and allowed me to communicate with my 420EX Speedlite off-...
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Youngnuo 568iii off camera HSS

I have got 568iii recently and not being able to set-up off camera high speed sync without the on camera flash. HHS works in Nikon’s commander mode with the built-in flash to trigger 568iii. Since I ...
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Use phone as an external flash

I have a DSLR that was given as a present and I cannot afford a real external flash, however the flash on my phone is powerful enough to use. The reason I wanted to use an external flash is to have ...
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Does the Fuji X100F have an actual “rear curtain” flash sync.?

By "rear curtain" I mean firing the flash towards the end of an otherwise normally metered and timed exposure - including in manual mode, in contrast to "slow sync" which at least on the X100 is timed ...
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What is a Folmer Graflex gravity-type synchronizer?

What is a Folmer Graflex gravity-type synchronizer? What is it used for? I bought one because it was in a nice wooden box. I found none on eBay and no information anywhere else.
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If a TTL and a non-TTL flash are strapped together in a softbox, will TTL expose correctly?

I have recently sold all my Yongnuo speedlite kit and bought into Godox, for their integrated radio system. I have, so far, an AD200 strobe, a TT685-F speedlight and an X1T-F controller (Fuji system)....
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Can a Yongnuo YN-560 III wireless flash be used with a Hahnel Combi TF (both for Nikon)?

Can a Yongnuo YN-560 III wireless flash speedlite for a Nikon DSLR be used with a Hahnel Combi TF for Nikon?
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How does Auto ISO work on Nikon DSLRs in Manual mode with an on-camera flash?

Nikon D7200. Godox V860IIN. This is part of what I know so far: Shutter speed is for controlling ambient light. Aperture is for controlling flash. ISO is for controlling overall light hitting the ...
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D3000 black image playback [closed]

My D3000 is given me a black screen play back after shoot, it work like seconds ago but just for me to take another shoot it appeared black. wen i view the image on my computer it also plain black. ...
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Why does Shutter Speed go below the Minimum Shutter Speed when speedlight is on in Aperture Mode on my Nikon camera?

Nikon D7200 Aperture Priority Mode. Auto ISO set at 6400 max. Minimum Shutter set at 1/125. Flash: Godox V860IIN. Shutter works well when the flash is off and when the built in camera is on, but ...
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Are there alternate flash modules for the Lytro Illum 40 megaray camera?

I own the Lytro Illum 40 megaray light field optic camera and I wanted to add a flash module to it. I was wondering if you have any suggestions as to what are the possible alternate lash modules to ...
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Nikon only allows single photo in auto mode or if flash is used

Basically what is happening is if I start my Nikon D5300 in AUTO and take a picture it will only allow me to take that one picture and not allow me to take another picture at all. The autofocus stops ...
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What kind of setup do I need to take better pictures of tattoos?

I know some barebones about photography but almost nothing about the gear market. I'm a tattooer, and I have an old D40 with a 35mm f/1.8 Prime lens I've been using for forever. I'm always ...
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Is wireless TTL possible with the Sigma SD15?

I have a Sigma SD15 DSLR and a Sigma EF 610 DG Super flash. Both allegedly support wireless TTL, but I cannot find triggers or even a recommendation for triggers that will enable it. I've also read ...
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How can I remotely trigger a Sunpak 4000U flash unit?

I have a Sunpak DF4000U, is there a trigger that will work for this flash? I have been unable to find one that will work. I have a Canon 80D camera. Or does the trigger have to be specific to Canon ...
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Is flash brand X compatible with camera brand Y?

I have flash brand X and would like to know whether it will work with camera brand Y. What do I need to consider to determine whether the combination will work? Other questions of relevance: What ...
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Can I maintain the same flash pulse duration but increase light with multiple flash units?

I own a Yongnuo YN-560 III speedlite, and I found out that it lets me freeze motion (for example, a water splash) at 1/16 of its power. However, the amount of light at 1/16 is not enough to properly ...
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Can I simulate bulb lighting electronically?

Inspired by the question Why are flash pulses so short?, I've long wanted to get the results of bulb photography, but without the bulky, fragile bulbs. Specifically, I want to photograph moving water ...
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Why are flash pulses so short?

I was surprised to learn that most flashes last only 1/1000s instead of lighting up for the entire exposure time. Why? If the flash were to light up before the shutter opens and turn off after the ...
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External Flash triggered by camera's internal trigger

I am stuck. I am starting to understand and try Flash photography with my Canon 750D. I have ordered a yongnuo 560 iv just yesterday. Now as I am tight on the budget, I have not ordered a trigger ...
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Wired Flash Trigger Speedlite 470ex-ai 5D mark iv

I was interested in getting a flash for my 5D Mark iv, specifically the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI, however, I currently use a top handle on camera since I also do a decent amount of videography. I was ...
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NX30 aftermarket flash [closed]

My brothers birthday is coming up and I would like to get a flash for his NX30 camera. My question is, would any flash work for any camera? P.S. I don't know much about photography and would really ...
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Why is my Yongnuo RF-600TX not working with my YN-560 IV?

I've just bought a Yongnuo RF-600TX transmitter but it looks like it doesn't work with my YN-560 IV flash. Does anyone know how to set up these things?
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Why does using my built-in flash in wireless mode to trigger my studio flashes not work?

I am using studio flashes and I'm firing them using the built-in flash of my Canon 77D on custom wireless mode. The flash seems to work fine, however, there is no sign of flash lighting in the final ...
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Why do Yongnuo 588 flashes lose flash power as I zoom in? [duplicate]

I have had two or three of the Yongnuo 568 speedlites and use them with a Canon 24–70mm L lens on a Canon 5D MkIII and a 6D. The problem I have on both is when I zoom in the power is not correct. If ...
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What is a “deported” flash?

What does it mean when someone describes a flash as deported? Is it the same thing as saying a flash is "off camera?" Or is there something else which is also needed to qualify it as deported?
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What lighting should I use for a night graduation?

I am taking photos of each graduate receiving their diploma so it will be quick. It takes place on a football field at night with only the field lights. I will be moving from one side to the other. ...
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Etymology of the word “stofen” (and other names for the same thing)

Does anyone know the origin of the the word "stofen" and its correct — or at least accepted — spelling? I've seen it spelt "stofen" (which seems to be the most frequent variant), "Stofen", and "Sto-...
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What size is the light beam angle from typical flashlight?

I want to make a handmade LED-flash for my project. I need to know an angle size of a beam from typical flashlight. Let's say from Samsung WB50F for example. It's a Xenon one, but what is the angle of ...
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How to test if a light meter is working well?

I will buy a used Sekonic l-358 and I want to know what should I test to check that it's working fine. And how to check that? I heard about the grey card and the camera meter reading but I don't know ...
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Can I use a cheap DSLR's built-in flash as a secondary flash triggered by my main camera's built-in flash?

Due to the fact that I do not have a flash unit, and I would like to improve lighting conditions and photographic techniques, I thought maybe I can use the flashes of two cheap DSLR cameras as flashes ...
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Is there a rotating flash coupler for Canon?

Is there a flash coupler that can go between the camera body and the flash allowing the flash to rotate side-to-side? Similar to the Nikon AS-1 Flash Coupler. I want to be as light and versatile as ...