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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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Flash release hook doing click click click

My canon eos1200D was working ok till suddenly it stopped showing display. People suggested to take off the SD CARD and BATTERY for some time. This was done. Now any activity on my part, be it ...
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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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What is the difference between the Sunpak DF4000U and the DF3600U?

I'm in the market to replace the two Sunpak DF3600U flash units I had to sell last year. I'm very familiar with that specific model, and during my search I came across the DF4000U. Seemingly, this ...
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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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Black line/stripe on my camera

I was taking some pictures on my camera a Nikon-D3100 when I noticed a black line appearing at the top of the photos, doing a bit of research I thought it might be a problem with the shutter, could ...
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Where can I find a Metz P -76 power pack schematic?

I love my Metz P-76 and want to repair it. I have contacted Metz Germany and no reply. Metz Canada tried to find something but were unsuccessful. There does not seem to currently exist any American ...
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The flip-card in my Godox 685 fell out; what to do?

I was shooting some runway stuff last week and the built-in bounce flip-card came out completely. I tried re-inserting it during the show but it only crimped at the edges. Do I need to take the flash ...
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Why can't HSS mode be automatically turned on for shutter speeds faster than the max speed sync?

When you have a flash system attached to your camera, you cannot shoot faster than your maximum speed sync (which usually is 1/200s or 1/250s in most models). If you need to go faster, then you have ...
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How do I avoid overexposure using a shoe-mounted flash outdoors?

I shoot with a Canon EOS 77D and have a 430EX III-RT flash. Whenever I use the flash outdoors to compensate for lighting the photo are overexposed. I shot in Av with ISO 400, then 200, 1/200 sec ...
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Is there a transmitter that will fire a YN600EX-RT II and a RF603C II?

The RF603C II is great because I can carry one in my pocket and it will trigger the corresponding one on the camera. Also the RF603C II (as transmitter) will trigger other flashes (with RF603C II as ...
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Canon EOS 2000D: Where is the built in flash?

I am planning to buy the Canon EOS 2000D camera. I know it has a built in flash but I don't know where it is (I also looked in the specifications/other sites)? Is it a pop-up flash in the top and ...
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HDR creation on flashes without exposure information

There is a challenge to shoot HDR of a subject in a studio, but the problem is that the subject is illuminated with flashes that flash momentarily in complete darkness. Because of this, it is not ...
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How long is the after-shutter-press delay when taking a flash picture with the S21 Ultra?

I can't think of anything to add to the wording in the Title. But in case the answer is disappointing: Can anyone suggest specific mobile phones (or failing that, point-and-shoot cameras) that have ...
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Macro flash ring for Nikon - but on li-ion batteries?

Im going through the internet to find a cheap macro ring for my Nikon D5100, but I really dislike the power input "4x AA battery". I dislike those batteries, since (yes, they can be bought ...
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Why don't many modern cameras have built-in flash?

I'm looking for a new mirrorless camera. I'm not a pro, but not a noob - I'm just a casual photographer taking photos for myself, mostly. I found that many, many cameras don't have a built-in flash. ...
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Replacement for flash bulb

I have this cool dish shaped flash thingy. It's from before the dinosaurs so it takes flash bulbs that burn up in one go. I'm hoping I could modify it to a pure electric flash. I though some ...
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YN 568EXIII flash underexposing at 1/16 and higher outputs

I am using a YN 568EXIII flash, and whenever I try to use it in 1/16 or higher outputs (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, etc.), it looks like my photos are ignoring the YN 568 light. When I fire it using 1/32 and lower ...
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Why does flash make a brass subject look grey?

I wanted to take a photo of some items I'd turned on a lathe, and lined them up. Photo was taken with an older samsung android phone, so absolutely nothing fancy. There are no filters enabled, the ...
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Connecting my Godox SK400 II with my Godox X1R-C Receiver

Okay, so I finally want to delve into flash photography. But I'm having the hardest time connecting my Godox SK400 II with the X1R-C Receiver. According to the product features, the SK400 II has a ...
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Is the KP's built-in flash really only half as powerful as the K-7's?

Is the Pentax KP's built-in flash only half as powerful as that of the K-7?
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What hotshoe flashes are compatible with my Canon EF film camera?

I'm looking for a hot shoe flash for my old Canon EF analog film camera from the 70s. Any ideas? Is there anything I should specifically look at to make sure it's compatible? 1973 Canon EF film camera
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My Neewer Speedlite 750II is not working

I am having lots of trouble with my flash. I attached it to my camera and the red light was pulsing, but later it just stayed fixed and the pilot button is not working either. I am not sure if it's an ...
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Speed light power supply pinouts

I have a Nikon camera with a pair of Godox TT685N speed lights. I got the opportunity to get a couple of Nikon speed light battery packs for next to nothing. Godox uses Canon power ports for all their ...
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Flash sync cable does not control aperture priority film cam shutter speed

Film camera: Yashica electro 35cc (35mm) Flash: modern Nikon speedlight Is it possible to shoot at f1.8 with a speedlight on a film camera? Sensibly and according to sources, my film camera is ...
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Is there a technical reason for modern on-camera flashes' flash duration?

While trying to work out fill-in flash semantics, it struck me that for the purpose of "overpowering the sun", a short flash duration is rather important since it allows you to open aperture ...
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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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