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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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Will my new Ricoh FF-3 AF meter correctly without its photocell cover?

I love this camera for all of its '80s beauty, and it's mechanically working fine. But as you can see in the red circle, the part protecting the film-speed window and the photocell is missing. If you ...
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Can I see what the final image will look like on screen in camera in manual setting with flash enabled?

I'm a very beginner hobby photographer so apologies in advance if I'm doing something silly. I've had a dslr for a few months and I worked my way through understanding different aspects and I'm ...
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How can I disable the flash on a Fujifilm Smart Shot Supreme?

I'm new to film cameras. How do I make the flash not go off when I take pictures with my Fujifilm Smart Shot Supreme? It seems to be automatic, so would I just hold down the flash part with my finger ...
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Forcing flash on canon Ixus 240?

Bought a canon ixus 240 off ebay a few months back and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to force flash on. The two settings that are available to me are either no flash or auto flash which ...
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Why is my Yongnuo YN-568EX flash stuck in ETTL mode?

I’ve just bought this flash. At first it seems fine, and I can switching the mode from ETTL to M and Multi mode. But then after a while, I can’t change to other modes and the flash is stuck in ETTL. ...
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Why is my Nikon D5100's pop-up flash only lighting parts (top/bottom) of the frame?

I'm using a Nikon D5100 with a shutter count pf only around 7k. Now when I use it with the pop-up flash, only the thin top part or thin bottom part is flashed, the rest would be black or dark. I tried ...
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Exposure compensation on flash only works in manual mode, is this normal?

I just got a Nissin MF18 ring flash to stick on my Sony α7 III. I'm just wondering if how it behaves is normal or if there's a setting buried somewhere in the camera or flash that might change it. In ...
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Flash and camera shutter not in time

I’ve searched far and wide but cannot find an answer. I recently purchased godox ct-16 to trigger my flash off the camera (canon a1). It worked perfectly on my digital camera and I copied the manual ...
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How to use National PE-200 S flash

I just purchased a very nice Olympus 35SP rangefinder and the seller included a National PE-200S flash. I'm just exploring trying film photography and have very little experience. The camera manual ...
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How can I wirelessly use the Neewer NW680/TT680 flash with the Canon 70D

I have a Canon 70D and the Neewer NW680/TT680 flash. I would like to setup an umbrella stand and use the flash externally. The flash can enter Slave mode 1 and 2 if you hold the M button but I was not ...
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My camera flash isn’t working even though is up

my canon powershot sx210 IS flash isn’t working even though the flash is up. When i try to take pictures with the flash i can’t i don’t know why
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Why isn't my flash gear working with my Canon R50?

I just moved from a Canon dSLR system to the R mirrorless system by getting myself an R50. But none of my flash gear, which worked just fine with my dSLRs, seems to work with it. What's going on?
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How can the focusing distance manually set on a lens influence the firing of a flash?

Situation: I use a Canon R6 Mark II with Godox flashes (TT350c or TT685c) for macro photography, flash monted directly on camera. Problem: when the focusing distance on the lens is less than a ...
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Why is my Nissin Di622 Mark II not working properly with my Nikon Z 50?

I have a Nissin Di622 Mark II which I was using nicely with a D40 and a D7100. I don't remember getting overexposed photos. Now I use a Z 50 and I often get overexposed shots, no matter whether I use ...
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Why doesn't my D3100 take photos when the built in flash is popped up?

I have a Nikon D3100. It doesn't take pictures while the built in flash is popped up, but is working fine when the flash is down. What could be causing this?
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Determining the Flash to Subject Distance with an Olympus FC-WR

I have an Olympus FC-WR commander and an FL-700WR flash. The flash will show me the flash to subject distance when it's in the hot shoe, but not when I'm using wireless mode with the FC-WR. Is there ...
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Why won't my Yongnuo YN-560-TX trigger power on correctly?

When I turn on my Yongnuo YN-560-TX flash trigger it gets stuck on the power-on loading screen. Can someone please help me?
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What flash specs matter for getting more light on Macro subjects?

I have been using a Nissen Di866 mark II speedlight (heavily diffused) on my Nikon D800e, for macro photography. I now need to replace the Di866. What particular specifications should I look at when ...
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How can I troubleshoot an external flash that won’t slide all the way into to a Nikon camera?

Why won’t an external flash slide all the way into a Nikon camera? This external flash won’t work; it seems like something is blocking it from clicking in.
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External flash making pictures darker and doesn't fire in manual mode

I have a Canon rebel and bought a Focus external flash for it. When I have it set to ETTL, the pictures come out really dark. It's like it's thinking that since there is a flash, the camera is ...
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Mixing ambient with flash and how to calculate this?

I have a question I hope someone can shine a light on for me. I usually shoot with flash only or ambient only. I need to do a small shoot on location where I must balance ambient with flash. Its a ...
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How do I fix my Yongnuo speedlight not firing unless it's connected to an external battery?

Does anyone recognise this problem? My Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II will only flash when it's connected to an external battery. Set-up: Canon EOS 1D Mark II Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II flash (loaded with 4xAA ...
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How to use YN568EXIII for nikon as a master flash

I bought a YN568EXIII for Nikon to use as a master for my YN568EX Speedlight. I have been having trouble figuring out how to use it as a master for my YN568EX. Can someone help me out?
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Sigma Ring flash

I am using sigma ring flash with Nikon d7100 for 3 years and had no problem. Recently, my images are coming full black eventhough flash is firing. I usually use camera in aperture mode, however, even ...
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Do flash gels impact the CRI of the flash?

A lot of christmas lights for example have a low CRI. Therefore its hard to make skin tones look good with these as a light source. A flash would solve the CRI problem, but also ruin the atmosphere of ...
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How do I troubleshoot my Nikon SB-400 accessory flash?

I have a Nikon D780 and a Speedlight SB-400 which I use only very occasionally. It used to work great, but today it essentially stopped working. What's strange is that everything appears normal: the &...
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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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Are mirrors viable as replacement for light sources?

I'm thinking about making a macro photo setup with many light sources (up to 10). It's not viable to buy 10 flashes, even cheap ones. It's more viable to buy 10 cheap lights, but it would lead to such ...
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What kind of flash should I use for general macro photography?

I want to get started into general macro photography. I have been really stuck on which kind of flash to get because they all seem to come with their own share of pros and cons, and everyone ...
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Why doesn't my RT-16 trigger fire my Godox TT520 ii flash off-camera?

I’m using the Canon 5D Mark III and the (Godox RT-16) trigger that comes with the TT520 II flash. The flash works perfectly on the camera, but off the camera it won’t because the trigger won’t ...
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How to fix Canon EOS 1200D flash release hook making a click click click?

My Canon EOS 1200D was working ok until, suddenly, it stopped showing the display. People suggested to take out the SD CARD and BATTERY for some time. This was done. Now any activity on my part, ...
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How could a hot shoe adapter with a single contact possibly work?

I need a flash extender or flash adapter with the option of connecting a cable to trigger a flash at a distance from the camera. I'm considering the JJC Standard Hot Shoe Adapter. However, when ...
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Is there an adapter to get a 3rd-party flash to work on my Canon 4000D (T100)?

I just bought a Canon 4000D, which came with an external flash. However, the camera doesn't come with the center hotshoe contact and the flash only works with the center contact. Is there an adapter ...
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Why is my External flash not working?

I recently bought a canon eos 200d and I also bought an Yongnuo YN24EX twin flash however when my camera is on M mode it does not work, but it works on AV mode. Does anyone know how to solve this ...
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What is the guide number of a smartphone "flash"?

I know that smartphones have a LED "flash" which is not really a real flash that would produce a very intense short-lived pulse of light, but rather is a continuous light that is turned on ...
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Are there any 3rd-party TTL Leica flash options?

For Leica TTL flash, are there any third-party options? I can't find any, so I'm assuming not. It seems if you own Leica gear and want TTL, you use Leica flashes and nothing else. Does anyone know ...
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Why would you use a flash pointing straight up, or over your head?

I see many photographers at wedding receptions, etc, pointing the flash on their cameras straight to ceiling, or even slanting over the photographer's head. At first I thought it was to bounce the ...
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Is photographing a couple's love story from when they get engaged to when they have a family considered a niche? From engagement to wedding to family

Engagement > Wedding > Maternity > Family As a photographer I would like to find my niche. What I would love to focus on is with couples getting engaged. To then photograph their wedding. ...
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External flash power-on time/battery life without power-save function

I am looking for cheap external flash for my wildlife camera trap (Canon EOS 40D). I got cheap Metz 44 AF-1 But unfortunately- it has built in power-safe function which can not be disabled in Manual/...
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Flash not firing during live view

Canon camera (6DII in my case) won't fire flash in live view mode (normal works fine) also not when using the canon connect app. I saw answers saying 'Disable silent LV shooting in the menu. There is &...
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Compatibility between Godox 2,4 Ghz and Hähnel Viper?

Is the Godox XPro flash trigger compatible with the Hahnel Viper flash system?
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Would a strobe or a CoB LED video light be better for product photography with a phone camera?

I am about to buy lighting but my budget is low. This will be for small product photography (perfume bottles). I thought of using a Godox SK400II (strobe) and this Godox SL150 (CoB LED video light) ...
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Why is my Canon dRebel not syncing with my off-camera flash when using a camera-to-remote cable?

UPDATE: Thanks to all who pointed out my folly. The shutter trigger port is NOT the flash trigger port. Even though it sorta works :( Using a Canon EOS T3 with Neewer NW-625 speedlight kit with the ...
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Can I use an external flash with an iPhone?

I do interior photography occasionally. I'd like to replace my Canon M50 with the iPhone 13 Pro Max but I'm concerned about an external flash. Is it possible to use an external flash with iPhone? ...
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Canon EOS 500n shows no battery when trying to take photo with built-in flash

So, I have a Canon EOS 500n, I do not know much about photography and I didn't find this problem on the internet, so here it goes. Everything worked fine, but then, some time ago, the flash stopped ...
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Why is my Canon 155A Speedlite not firing from the hotshoe of my Canon AE-1?

The AE-1's hotshoe won't fire the flash from some reason. I have the shutter speed set to 1/60s and my aperture is set to A (auto). The test button on the 155A fires the flash as does shorting two of ...
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I hear a burning sound when I try my built-in flash, and my shutter button doesn't work

I can normally take pictures, but when I try the built-in flash, my flash won't fire and shutter won't work. Also sometimes I hear a burning sound from within the camera when I try the flash.
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Current ratings of the PC sync / hotshoe - flash trigger connection of mirrorless cameras (Sony A7R/A7RII)

I'm in the process of making my own home-made camera flash. I'm now designing the "trigger circuit" that will be using a 3.5mm jack as my preferred connection to the camera's PC sync or hot ...
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Does it make sense for me, as a beginner, to buy a speedlight?

So far, I was using my Android phone to shoot pictures and some basic point and click cameras. I would say that I am a low intermediate camera user. I know the basics about focus, depth of field, ...
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Why can't my Nikon D7500 control a Nikon SB-900 attached to the hot shoe via the 'Flash Control mode (external)' menu?

I have Nikon D7500. Unfortunately, my flash SB 900 is not fully compatible with this camera. When the flash is attached to the camera the function "Flash Control mode (external)" will not ...
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