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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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Can I use a Godox v860 flash with the X1 wireless trigger [on hold]

How do I use a trigger without a receiver? I use 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? [on hold]

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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canon 4000D YN560 IV flash with RF605C trigger

I want to know if canon 4000D supports YN560 IV flash with RF605C trigger? if yes how can I configure it?
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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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speedlight reccomendations [duplicate]

I shoot mostly nature/wildlife and always with available light. I know nothing about flash and recently purchased my first ever speedlight (ESDDI). I had to return it to Amazon because the menus ...
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Why doesn't my Pixel King transmitter activate my Canon flash in “Multi” mode?

I have a question about stroboscopic flash. I'm working with a Canon Mark IV, Canon 600Ex-rt flash, and Pixel King transmitter and receiver. I have played around with the flash on camera and it works ...
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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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Are there any 1/4" extension sticks for tripods?

I recently purchased a 156 cm maximum height tripod that can be compressed to 46 cm when moving it. It's much more compact in the traveling configuration when compared to real cheap flash stands. It's ...
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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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Can this photo be fixed for ID purposes [duplicate]

I am new to this particular photography exchange, but was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to fix this particular photo for ID purposes for the police, as this was captured when someone was ...
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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 lense 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 ...
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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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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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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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How to light and use flash in large rooms with dark ceiling and colored walls?

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-...