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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 can connect an Yongnuo YN 600 EX RT flash as master with an Yongnuo YN 560 IV as receiver mode

I want to connect my Yongnuo YN 600 EX RT flash so it works as master flash with an Yongnuo YN 560 IV flash as receiver.
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External Flash Only Fires Once

Weird problem - Setup is as follows: D5600 -> Pixel TF-322 hotshoe to sync cable adapter -> Flashpoint FPBF120 strobe. The strobe only fires the first time I hit the shutter button; after that, the ...
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Portable flash without a camera? [on hold]

I’m organising a “fake paparazzi” scene with a few friends as part of a fancy dress party. I don’t want to take a camera, I only need the flash for the effect. The flash must be portable. I’ve had a ...
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How to force FujiFilm X-T1 to use flash in automatic mode?

I want my X-T1 to use flash when in automatic mode, for example when taking back-lit photos. How do I achieve this?
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Can I trigger the Yongnuo YN-600EX RT Il with the YN-622C?

I own a YN656EXIII that I trigger with a YN622C. I'm interested in adding two YN-600EX RT II to my kit. I was expecting to be able to use the following setup: One YN622C on my camera. One YN622c on ...
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What advantages do rounded flash heads have over rectangular ones?

Recently, some flashes with rounded heads have been released: Godox V1 and Profoto A1X. What are the advantages and disadvantages of rounded flash heads vs rectangular ones?
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Connecting Sunpak 2-pin flash plug to JJC BP external battery pack

Would you have any suggestions about hooking up the JJC BP (the one with interchangeable power cable for Nikon, Canon, Sony) to a Sunpak DR12X or 36DX flash with 2-pin plug? Would you know the ...
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Simplex 216 trigger not working

I have a simpex 216 flash trigger, with 1000 channel set in both receiver and transmitter. Trigger mounted on hot shoe doesnt transmit. Things i have tried 1. Changing channels in both transmitter ...
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Why did my 35mm film turn out muddy?

This image was shot on my Contax G1 with Fujifilm X-TRA 400 film. Though, this was my first time using the Contax TLA 200 Flash - so I did make some mistakes. However most of the shots turned out ...
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ISO and aperture not syncing with flash over wireless triggers

I’m using Nikon d3200 and Neewer VK750II Flash, off camera, with neewer fc16 trigger and receiver. In TTL mode, the flash fires correctly with the shutter speed but it doesn’t sync ISO or angle (...
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How to get even lighting when using flash for group photos near wall?

I'm having trouble getting nice even lighting when using my speedlight on my camera. I photographed a formal recently in a hall with high yellowish ceilings. I pointed the speedlight directly upwards ...
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Canon EOS film camera stopped working after trying to use flash

I have a Canon EOS 500N camera (known as the Rebel G in America and the New EOS Kiss in Japan) that worked fine up until just now, when I tried to use the flash. The flash has worked before and I was ...
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How to shoot nice shots in indoor nightclub?

Using an EOS80D with an 18-35 2.8 Sigma lens I recently shot at a nightclub and had done some research first. I wanted to create shutter drag with my flash and shutter speed. That kind of worked, but ...
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How long is the lifespan of a speed light?

I have noticed there are very good deals for used name brand (e.g. Canon) speed lights. My opinion is that used speed lights are worth considering, because the only components that could realistically ...
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Is Canon 540ez or 550ez compatible with Canon EOS 5D

I have a Canon EOS 5D can I use the Speedlite 540ez or the 550ez with it, either auto or manual
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Clear filter holder for the Canon 430EX III-RT?

With my Canon 430EX III came a tungsten filter than neatly clips on to the flash head. However, it seems this is the only filter available. I notice the Canon 600EX series comes with a clear filter ...
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Is the firmware of the Canon 430EX III-RT updatable?

I notice in the menus of the Canon 430EX III-RT the firmware version is shown (mine shows "Ver 1.0.1"). Is this just for diagnostic purposes? Or, is it possible to update the firmware? I can't see ...
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Options for a 5-flash 4-group lighting set-up using Canon (compatible) gear

Here's my problem: I have a portrait job coming up at the end of the month that ideally requires a lighting set-up with five flashes organised into four groups: Group-1: key-light Group-2: fill-...
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Simple Explanation of the Hot Shoe Pins on Canon Cameras and Flashes?

I haven't found any thorough documentation about exactly what each pin does and the signalling between a camera (say a T6i) and a flash (say speedlite 600ex-rt ii) looks like. What voltage levels, ...
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How long is the range of Canon ST-E2 speedlite transmitter in practice?

I just ordered a used but working Canon ST-E2 speedlite transmitter because it was so cheap that it cost practically nothing. However, the ST-E2 hasn't arrived yet. My flash has support for ST-E3-RT ...
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Can I use a Godox V860 flash with the X1T wireless trigger? [closed]

How do I use a trigger without a receiver? I use a Godox V860 flash.
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How to achieve the same effect of bouncing against the ceiling without a ceiling?

Bouncing flash against the ceiling is great, adds a lot to a photo. My question is how can I achieve this effect without actually bouncing against the ceiling? I have two umbrellas, magmod sphere and ...
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Are any good flash diffusers available apart from DIY paper one? [closed]

I built a homemade flash diffuser from paper: It diffuses the flash, while at the same time directing much of it to the direction of the subject. Of course, some flash power is wasted by lighting up ...
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What is the purpose of an orange filter that comes with Canon flash?

My Canon (430EX III-RT) flash came with a neutral plastic diffuser and an orange plastic filter. Now, I understand the purpose of the neutral diffuser: it's (obviously) to diffuse the flash, without ...
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Can one YN600EX-RT II act as a transmitter only for another YN600EX-RT II?

Can a Yongnuo flash YN600EX-RT II mounted on a Canon 5D Mark iv (or any canon camera for that matter), trigger another YN600EX-RT II mounted on another tripod, without triggering its own flash ? (...
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What is the theoretical relation between zoom length and guide number for a flash?

The point of a guide number is to specify the relation between aperture number and distance. For zoomable flashes there are still extensive tables considering ISO number and zoom length. The ...
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Do I need 1/128 flash power at guide number 43-44 or is 1/32 enough?

I am planning to take photographs that have a shallow depth of field (50mm f/1.8 on a crop sensor body) and that are also lighted by an external off-camera flash. I am comparing two external flashes. ...
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Why did this image turn out darker?

In this tutorial on creating christmas themed images the author describes how she adjusted her exposure settings to add more weight to the christmas lights She says she went from f/2.8 and 1/3 of a ...
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What is a good general filter to use on a flash to compensate for fluorescent lighting?

I'm experimenting with filters over on-camera flash to better match the ambient light. I'm having good results using CTOs (Colour Temperature Orange filters) with sunlight, for example. When I'm ...
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What technology do modern flashes use to emit light?

Today, practically all lamps that produce continuous light are using LEDs. Indoor lighting, street lighting, flashlights, etc. all use LEDs. However, the flash in a camera has to create a huge amount ...
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Why is flash power given in watt-seconds (Ws) and not joules (J)?

Flash manufactures often (always) specify the power in watt-seconds (Ws), and not in the SI unit joules (J). See and example for the Godox studie flash QT series. Since the unit conversion says that ...
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How does the infrared beam look like on a 600EX RT?

As far as I know, you can see an infrared (IR) beam by pointing a camera at its direction and take a photo or video of it. As I understand it, external flashes like the Canon Speedlite 600EX RT have ...
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What is the things on front of the Canon 600EX RT? [closed]

There are two things on the front. An hole with a metal rod in it [perhaps a connection for something] A red piece of glass with something in it. [stupid guess says it's an charging indicator.] ...
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Why do we use patterned glasses and flash diffusers?

I first noticed it on the xenon flash on my Nokia N8. When viewed from an angle you could easily see the glass on front of the flash tube which had clearly defined vertical cuts which made the glass ...
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Why do we charge our flashes?

So whenever we want to shoot our flash before taking a photo. we have to charge it first. What is the point of the charging our flashes? Aren't their power directly supplied by the battery of our ...
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Which flash trigger to buy for Canon?

There's a ton of options out there. I already bought the Altura trigger set, but I realized it only works when the transmitter/receiver are put side-by-side, very inconsistent results, will only work ...
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Yongnuo YN622C-TX + Canon 580 EX will not operate in Manual Mode

Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, Yongnuo YN622C-TX with 622 transceivers, Canon 580 EX I'm having some issues with the Yongnuo equipment. It seems to work fine in E-TTL using 580 EX flashes. HOWEVER, ...
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Yongnuo YN720: Can I use master and slave without a trigger attached?

I bought two flash YN720 with the understanding that I didn't need a trigger to fire both master and slave flashes. Not sure how to set them up? I have two RF 630N triggers but I would rather not use ...
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Why is there ghosting when using flash on tripod with image stabilization?

I am puzzled by the ghosting in this shot. It is definitely caused by the flash (shot of the exact same scene without flash removed the ghost image). The camera was on a tripod, and I was using a ...
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Does red-eye reduction work with removable hot-shoe flashes?

I have a Canon EOS 2000D DSLR. I recently tested its flash. Gives ugly shadows, but that is easily remedied by turning a low-cost white A4 paper into a flash diffuser. However, the power of the flash ...
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What are the limitations of a manual flash for nightclub photography?

Every thread on SE and in general recommends a TTL flash for nightclub photography. From my understanding, the only real benefit of it is, that you have to chimp less often. But provided the club has ...
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Can I use Godox V860ii C on Sony a6500?

I am using Sony a6500 but I have Godox V860 ii C and Godox X1T C trigger. Can I use this flash and trigger on my Sony camera for high-speed sync? Will it work? If yes, how to do it?
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Will a Godox 350N trigger a 350o?

I have a Godox TTL 350o, if I bought a 350N can i use the 'o' model as a triggered external flash?
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What lens and flash should I get to take pictures of kids?

I'm new to having a camera and I'm not sure how everything works with my DSLR. I have a T6, and I would like to take pictures with flash without the kids squinting and that it is fast when I shoot. I ...
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How to disable balanced-fill with Z7 i-TTL & SB-300

I've noticed that, with the Z7 and my SB-300 flash, it is always set to Balanced-Fill flash mode. There seem to be three settings I can change, but all in different spots. Flash Control Mode (Menu -> ...
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Unable to trigger my Speedlite YN565EXIII via optical trigger using a Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)

I own a Rebel T6i and a apeedlite, a Yongnuo YN-565EX III. I've tried several times to trigger the flash off-camera (on a tripod with a softbox) and I've had some very unsatisfactory results. With ...
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How is 0EV for flash exposure compensation defined?

I'm trying to understand flash exposure compensation better. I get the relative scale, i.e., -1EV is half as much light as 0EV, but what is 0EV itself? Specifically: At 0EV, is the flash trying to ...
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What is the difference between Flash Sync Speed and Flash Shutter Speed in Nikon menus?

Just got my first Nikon Flash (for my D7200), when I look into the bracket and flash menu, two items confuse me: "Flash Sync Speed" and "Flash Shutter Speed". For the Flash Sync Speed, there are ...
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Is Godox TT600 perfect flash for me? [closed]

I did some research regarding off-brand flashes and I think TT600 (I would order 3 of those) would fit me perfect for my needs. I would use it mostly for product/advertisement photography with 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 ...