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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What are considerations when choosing between flash and LED lighting for macro?

I'd like to build a DIY macro-studio at home for shooting flowers and other objects. I'd like to have an option to shoot with multiple light sources - at least 4. My other priorities are low cost and ...
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Does anyone know of any flashes that would work on an old Konica FP-1?

My mum recently gave me an old Konica FP-1 Program which she got in the 80s. I'm in by no means a professional or even an amateur really, but I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction ...
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My off camera flash doesn’t turn on?

My flash doesn’t turn on, tried to change battery but no luck. I used it only 3 times for less then 10 minutes. Any ideas what I can do? Flash: Yongnuo YN685.
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Maximum length for PC/flash sync cord?

Can someone tell me if there is a maximum recommended length for a PC cord, whether officially or otherwise? I've seen some very long ones (30 feet!) and as I have some electrical engineering training ...
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Old-fashioned hot shoe flash does not fire on my Lumix G7

I have a Lumix G7 camera, and a Hanimex TS755M external flash from a junk shop. When connected to the camera, it doesn't fire. I have checked the Hanimex flash voltage, both looking it up on http://...
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Is there such a thing as a flashbulb case or a convenient way to carry and organize flashbulbs?

Does anyone have any tips for transporting flashbulbs? I want to carry a small selection without having to smash multiple cardboard boxes into my small bag or losing track of which is which. Where ...
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Godox x1r x1t and canon speedlite 430exii [duplicate]

I was waiting for your kind reply on how to synchronise the godox x1r x1t & canon speedlite 430exii.. Thank you
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How do I get metallic labels to pop

How do I get metallic labels to pop? Here it looks very flat and boring. I don't have much for equipment so I'm more or less trying to figure out easy ways to do it and maybe comp it. The blue on ...
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Why is my flash underexposing only when using a wireless trigger?

I have a Flashpoint R2 Pro II transmitter, a TT350 flash, and a Fuji X-H1. When I use the flash at its least powerful setting (1/16, under HSS) on the camera at 1/2000, f/4.5, and iso 100, it works ...
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Flash lamp on TTL mode

I would like to know physically what happens to the flash lamp when we use the compensation in his TTL mode (EV's +/-) I ask if the lamp will stay on for more or less time or we change the power in ...
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How to light up when using 1:1 macro lens?

With my macro lens I can go so close that even ring flash doesn't really work, how can you light up your subject especially if it's small?
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Is firing the built in flash every few months necessary?

This question seems to back up the need to power up (and possibly fire) an external flash every couple of months. For the built in, pop-up flash in a (DSLR, micro 4/3, point-n-shoot, or other), does ...
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Do you really need to fire flashes regularly when not otherwise used?

Years ago, I read someplace that in order to stop a flash deteriorating in storage, every month or so, you should put some batteries in the flash and fire the thing a couple of times. I'm beginning to ...
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Godox X Pro with Olympus FL-700WR

Does anyone know if you can use the Godox X Pro Trigger to fire the Olympus FL-700WR flash without having a receiver on it's foot? If so can you tell me how to set up the two units. Many thanks, Peter
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Brightest Portable Speedlight

I am working on a custom build, where I will be using 2 speedlights attached to each side of the camera to take closeup shots (1-2m away from the subject). For the photos, I will be using a 28mm fixed ...
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What technique is used here?

Birthday picture of the British royal family. It probably ISN'T a green-screen and Photoshop job. But it sure looks like it is! What setup and technique might have been involved?
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How important is the artificial light tint temperature (K)?

If you were given a choice and money wasn’t an issue, how likely would you buy one of those multi-tone flood lights for your photography/videography considering that you will be shooting RAW and with ...
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Metering when using an external/basic flash

I have a Canon camera (90D) with an inbuilt flash; when I half press the shutter it fires the flash a bit to do metering I presume. Is there a way to get the same sort of behavior to aid with metering ...
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Can I used a Yongnuo YN-E3-RT to trigger a Shanny SN600EX-RF?

I bought these ages ago for different reasons and am hoping they will work together, but I think the Shanny is a bit "Dumber" I've searched and searched, so now I'll show my ignorance and just ask. ...
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Nikon flash guide number

I have recently purchased a Nikon SB-28 flash for my Mamiya 645 1000s camera. Since I can use the flash only in the Manual mode, I am trying to create a guide in order to be able to calculate the ...
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Does the ISO setting on Minolta Auto 25 flash change the flash power?

I'm using an old Minolta Auto 25 flash off camera wireless to my FUJI XT2. There is no manual power setting switch, only an ISO setting dial. I do not want to use auto mode, but I also do not want to ...
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Issues using flash with film photography

I am using a flash for my Praktika Super TL 1000 film camera. The flash is working when I press the test button on the flash, however it does not fire when I take a photo. I am wondering how to make ...
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Panasonic FZ1000: Flash FP high-speed sync oddities, 1/16000s mechanical shutter?

Because the Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 uses a leaf shutter, there is no maximum sync speed; the flash can be used throughout the entire range of mechanical shutter speeds, as high as 1/4000s (1/3200s ...
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Buying wireless flash trigger vs. cheap flash to use as master

I currently shoot a Nikon D500 for which I have a Godox V860II speedlight. I'm looking to get more into simple studio portrait photography, partially because that is about the only thing I can shoot ...
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Why are my flashes not putting out full power in HSS?

I have a Canon Rebel T7i and Godox flashes. I am a real estate photographer, and I am using a multiple exposure method to expose the windows to see the view outside. On especially bright days, I ...
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Why can't I connect my Yongnuo trigger to my Godox speedlight?

I have a new trigger, a Yongnuo brand RF603N II and a flash, Godox brand V860 II. Both devices work well, but the trigger does not have any effect on the flash. Does anyone have any idea why or how I ...
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Nikon d7100 top lcd ligh turns on when flash is fired

Today while shooting I noticed, that when I use an external flash, the top LCD light turns on. I turned it off, by clicking to the bulb icon as usually, and when I fired again, it turned on once again....
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Why is part of my image underexposed when using flash?

I've been trying to teach myself the basics of flash photography. I'm having an issue which I don't know is user error or a fault with my equipment. I'm using a Canon EOS 1100D with a Neewer NW565EX ...
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Why does my pictures becomes darker while using external flash 😓?

Camera is Canon EOS 250d Flash is YN565EXIII Whenever i use this external flash with my camera the image becomes darker I am newbie in this photography world so all the thing is set in default ...
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Why is my camera overexposing every time I use flash?

No matter what setting I have my camera on, any time I use the flash the exposure goes super high. I try changing my ISO and aperture, too, but it doesn't help. I have a Nikon D3400, could this be a ...
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Is it normal for “modeling flash” to cause taser sounds in Nikon D80 with its built in flash?

I turned on the modeling flash option in my Nikon D80 It makes my built in flash into a temporary flashlight when I hold down the Depth OF Field button. Both the aperture stops down and the flash is ...
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Is the Godox X1T compatible with the Flashpoint Li-on X R2?

I'm stumped. I've used my X1T to manage both a V350 and a TT350 (same flash/different battery). I received a flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 (same as the Godox V1, I think). The X R2 works fine on camera ...
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Why is my dSLR's pop-up flash not firing?

I have a Nikon D3200 and the flash is not working. It used to work, but it just stopped suddenly. I've tried everything (resetting setup options and shooting menu etc. etc.) But still it's not ...
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Why am I getting underexposure bouncing a Neewer flash from the ceiling on a Canon camera in TTL mode?

I'm starting to learn about flash photography and purchased a basic flash to try out. When using ETTL mode I get a strange behavior when bouncing off the ceiling. Camera: EOS 1300D Flash: Neewer 562c ...
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Why has my Neewer NW670 suddenly stopped firing on my Canon 5D Mark II?

It has been working all these years, and now suddenly it stopped working about half an hour into the shoot. I have tried: Checking whether the flash bulb and capacitor are ok by pressing the pilot ...
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Flash power changes automatically [closed]

When i use my SB700 on a tripod, i set the power to +3 as i like to photograph owls that are not very close up in the trees, and as soon as the flash goes off the + sign turns to a - and every photo ...
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What are these color strips for?

I bought a flash online and in the package there was a bonus set of transparent plastic color strips. I've been scratching my head wondering what are they for and how can they be used?
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Can I mount a ring flash to the kit lense of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II?

I have an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and for some of the photography I'm trying to do, I have reasons to believe a ring flash would be a good option. I want to get a cheap one and play with it, but I ...
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What is the flash S2 slave mode used for?

I have two Godox flashes, a V850 and a TT350. Both have built in optical slave triggers with modes S1 and S2. S1 is a plain dumb slave, it fires when it detects a bright flash of light. S2 ignores ...
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Are guide number rules still valid over unusually high distances?

Theoretically, a combination of a speedlight of GN 45m@ISO100, an F1.1 lens, and a full frame camera capable of results at 51200 ISO should achieve a reach of almost a kilometer - or two when using 4 ...
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How can I make use of a speedlight that does not work with the non-standard hotshoe on lower-end Canon cameras?

My Canon 2000D is not firing the YN560 iv speed light. So, I learned the hard way that this flash is not compatible with the hotshoe on my camera. Is there any way I can use this camera and flash ...
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Why can't I get high-speed sync with my Nikon D750 and Yongnuo YN560 IV? [duplicate]

I have looking at reasons for why my Yongnuo YN560IV would not fire at Highspeed sync on my Nikon D750. I tried some setups, but whenever I go further up than 1/250s shutter speed, the flash won't do ...
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What is the role of Shutter Speed while using a Manual Flash?

The relation that allows us to set the aperture or to choose the distance to take a photo with correct brightness while using a manual flash is this one: Guide number = f-number × distance, For a ...
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Can I use a Godox AD200 without a transmitter?

I wanted to know if I can use Godox AD 200 without the transmitter such as X1 T or Pro? The camera I would be using is Sony a7riii. If it's a required device then why doesn't it come with the flash ...
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How can I weaken my camera's flash power so it is less disturbing to my subjects?

I know this may seem like a stupid question, but I wanted to know how I could literally weaken the light of my flash. I take photos of a prayer group at night, and in general, it is very dark, but ...
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What are the physical limits that determine a camera's flash sync speed?

We know that Flash Synchronization Time represents the shortest time we can use with active flash in order to avoid the formation of a black stripe in our photos. So, it is very good if it is quite ...
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What external flashes can I use with a Zenit 122?

I have a Zenit 122 camera, 3rd version (shown here) Can I put on it an external flash for digital Nikon reflex, for instance? If not, which kind of flash should I buy for it? Is there a flash ...
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Film photography with flash - distorted exposures

I've just started my adventure with film photography. I recently took some photos to get a grip of my Pentax MX camera with AF280T flash. Unfortunately more than half of photos done with flash came ...
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Will the Neewer TT560 speedlite work with my camera? [duplicate]

I am looking into getting the Neewer TT560 speedlite for my Olympus E-PL5, since it has a transmitter/receiver combination that works with it. Is this a viable solution?
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Is it possible to shot the Yognuo 565 EX III in slave mode with another flash?

I have a Canon T6 and I'm looking to buy my first flash. After doing some research, I found the Yongnuo 565EX III, which fits on my budget and looks like has a good quality. I would like to practice ...

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