Questions tagged [hotshoe-flash]

A hot shoe flash is a removable flash that can be mounted on a camera's hot shoe.

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How do I set up a Godox X2Tc to control a Canon Speedlite 430 EXII

I have a Godox X2Tc and a Godox X1Rc. I want to control my Canon Speedlite 430 EXII. (I also have a Godox V1, which is a beautiful thing!) I have the Canon Speedlite attached to the Godox receiver, so ...
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Yongnuo YN622C II compatability with 580ex II

I have just purchased a Yongnuo YN622C II and the YN622C-TX. I want to set up my 580ex II off camera however, it doesn't seem to connect with the transceiver. The system works fine with my 430ex II ...
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Why does Nikon SB-910 flash fire three times on Nikon D850? [duplicate]

I have a new Nikon D850, and I'm using the Nikon SB-910 flash. When I take a shot, the flash pops 3 short flashes. Then the shutter engages, and the full flash goes off. The batteries are OK. Does ...
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Godox X2T-C trigger transmitter not communicating with X1R-C receiver

The X2T-C trigger is mounted on the Canon 6D, and the Canon EX600 RT II is mounted on the X1R-C receiver. Channels on the trigger and receiver are all set to 1, and groups are both set to A. EX600 ...
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How can I use a Yongnuo YN-568EX for fill on-camera together with YN-560 III flashes off-camera?

I’m new here so apologies if this is a really stupid question: Here’s what I have: Nikon d750 4 Yongnuo YN560 III flash speedlites 1 Yongnuo YN568EX 1 Yongnuo YN560-TX lcd flash trigger I started ...
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Canon A-1 (analogue) with modern speedlite/flash system

I'm the proud owner of a Canon A-1 film camera. It's really the love of my life. I love to shoot film, but while I'm thinking about shooting some studio work on film, I'm really confused about how I ...
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Why can't I set 2nd Curtain Sync on my Canon 5D Mark IV?

I can't seem to set my camera to 2nd Curtain sync. The only options I get are 1st curtain and high speed sync. I have both the camera and speedlight on manual, and I've also tried the speedlight on ...
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Can I control the power and group on a single-pin flash using a manual trigger?

So I have: YN 560 IV which has both a transmitter and a receiver built in. Neewer TT560 Manual flash Yongnuo RF 603 II C3 I can have the YN on top of my camera and have the Neweer on a light stand ...
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What speedlites can work with the Canon EOS 4000D's non-standard hotshoe?

I was wondering if someone can help me out in finding which speedlites I can use on a Canon 4000D, as this camera does not have a centre connection on it.
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Panasonic DMW-FL360L flashgun not firing, blinking Self Check and Test/Reset lights even after replacing batteries

My Panasonic DMW-FL360L has stopped working. I get the blinking Auto Check and Test/Charge lights, which normally indicate that the batteries are depleted; however, even after installing a fully-...
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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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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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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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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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Are external consumer flashes becoming useless? [closed]

I am currently looking at flashes a lot and it appears to me that camera and flash producers are making it increasingly hard to derive any value from an external flash. I have one old flash with a ...
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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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Flash intensity levels aren't the same across consecutive photographs

I'm not sure how else to put it, but it is what it exactly sounds like. When I take consecutive pictures in Aperture priority mode, it so happens that the first image is probably brighter (high flash) ...
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Universal wireless radio transmitter that can trigger Elinchrom studio strobes, Yongnuo speedlites and Godox flash

I have a pair of Elinchrom D-Lite-2 IT 200Ws studio strobes. The strobes have built-In Skyport wireless receivers and the set came with a Elinchrom Skyport ECO transmitter. This transmitter broke ...
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Will using a hotshoe flash with camera give me clearer/cleaner picture results?

I know there are a lot of cameras out there that take awesome night pictures. But whenever I'm on a wedding and we are taking picture in the dark outside, using only the camera's pop-up flash the ...
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Canon EOS 4000D with Apeman SL 450C Speed Light - Photographs Dark

I have just bought a new Canon EOS 4000D with an Apeman SL 450C speed light. When I take a photograph with the speed light switched off the photographs are a decent brightness. When I switch the speed ...
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Why is the bottom of this image over-exposed?

I am getting a lighter edge on the bottom of my images... I have googled and can't seem to find anything that points me in the right direction to the cause. Any ideas? Info: Canon 6d OrLit ...
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How can I tell if a 3rd-party flash is compatible with my camera?

I am looking for a TTL flash compatible with my Nikon D3400. I am going to use it with a Tamron 70-300 (this one, to be precise) (which I have not bought yet) and with the 18-55 kit lens. I don’t have ...
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Will my Phottix Ares ii triggers work with Yongnuo YN 560 III speedlights?

At the moment I’m using a Canon 100D. Will the Phottix Ares II transmitter and receiver work with a Yongnuo YN-560 III speedlite?
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Can I maintain the same flash pulse duration but increase light with multiple flash units?

I own a Yongnuo YN-560 III speedlite, and I found out that it lets me freeze motion (for example, a water splash) at 1/16 of its power. However, the amount of light at 1/16 is not enough to properly ...
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How do I sync a Yongnuo YN560 III speedlight with a Canon 6D?

I'm a beginner in photography. My company owns a Canon 6D with a Yongnuo YN560 III speedlight. I fixed the speedlight perfectly with the Canon 6d hot shoe. Sometimes the speedlight works in some ...
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Wired Flash Trigger Speedlite 470ex-ai 5D mark iv

I was interested in getting a flash for my 5D Mark iv, specifically the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI, however, I currently use a top handle on camera since I also do a decent amount of videography. I was ...
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Why won't my Godox TT685n work from the hotshoe?

I have a new Godox speedlight, and I can't get it to trigger from the hotshoe of a D5600. It seems to work fine with a wireless flash trigger, though. When I have it in the hot shoe, in iTTL mode, ...
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Is color filter detection on speedlights useful when shooting RAW?

I am planning to upgrade my speedlight setup. Naturally, I stumbled upon Canon's Speedlite 600EX II-RT, which offers 2 color filters (both CTOs) that will be detected by the flash. The speedlight's ...
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“Photographs cannot be taken” with manual lens and wireless triggers with off-camera flash

Good evening, The equipment combination I am trying to use is: Nikon D3400 Tokina 100mm Pro-D 2.8 lens* Neewer NW860iin Speedlite** Neewer N1Tn wireless hotshoe transmitter** Neewer N1Rn wireless ...
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Which Canon DSLRs support High Speed Sync and what other requirements are there?

As Nikon does not support High Speed Sync (HSS) / Focal Plane (FP) Flash on its D3x00 & D5x00 series DSLRs, I was wondering if Canon has cameras incapable of HSS in their line-up, too, and what ...
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What do you need to know before buying a flash for a dSLR? [duplicate]

I am a beginner photographer who owns a Canon 700D (upgraded over my 1200D), planning to learn flash photography. Honestly, I am not a fan of using flash till now, but it seems for indoor shooting, ...
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Why aren't my strobes and speedlight in sync, and how can I fix this?

My Yongnuo 560 IV will fire my Smith Victor KF-2U strobes, however the strobe flashes are not in sync with the speedlight flash. (I see the strobes flash with my eyes, but their flash is not recorded.)...
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I have Canon's 600EX-RT II, so shouldn't I add a YN600EX-RT II instead of a YN-E3-RT or ST-E3-RT?

I'm a n00b (in fact I have literally never used a flash before other than my phone's LED thing) but I have to shoot an indoor thing next week, where I'll need a remote flash (I mean, on a stand, ...
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What does the SL/off button on the Focus FC-286N TTL speedlight do?

I have a focus FC-286N speedlight for Nikon. What does the SL/off switch do on the back? I cannot find any reference to SL anywhere on the internet. The last few times I have used this speedlight, ...
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Is there an alternative insert to the built in wide panel for the Canon 430 EX ii speedlite?

I recently purchased the 430 ex II speedlite second hand. I have come to notice that the wide panel is missing and as such I cannot alter the zoom on the speedlite unless there is something ...
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Can a flash be too heavy to be used directly on the hot shoe?

I've bought a Yongnuo YN-560 IV which weighs 350g and is quite massive. It has a hot shoe connector, but I'm worried that attaching it to the camera (Canon 77D) is unsafe, especially when shooting in ...
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What are the pros and cons of the Nissin and Godox flash systems for Fujifilm cameras?

I'm a Fujifilm X-T2 shooter and last month I purchased Nissin (x2) i60a and a Nissin Air 1 Commander. I'm looking to expand to 4 flashes next year. Is Godox as dependable as Nissin? I'm in such a ...
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Dark photo with flash light on auto mode

I use a nikon 5100 and recently I bought a third party speedlight( altura). Since I am a beginner of flash photography I used the TTL MODE With auto setting in camera but my photos are alaways dark ...
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Softbox/Diffuser types

Prompted by stacking diffusers to further soften the light? I'm aware of the 'bigger is softer' rule for soft boxes & already own a couple of very simple reverse-mounted speedlight umbrellas with ...
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Why is my external flash (speedlight) not working on-camera?

I would like to use external flash with my Olympus OM-D E-M10 (mark I). It seems, however, that flash is simply not working with my camera. I have tried to set flash in camera to fill-in and fully ...
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Prolong the lifespan of dslr shoe mount

We are planning to use an external microphone that mounts via shoe mount. The concern is that due continuous mount / dismount procedures we may spoil the shoe mount on the camera one day. In order to ...
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To what purpose can I use speedlights except for people photography/portraits?

Do I need a speedlight if I do not do people photography or portraits? How else could one use speedlights? I would like to do portraits and flash street photography, but the latter is next to ...
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Firing a Canon Speedlite 430 EX III-RT in manual wirelessly

Is it possible to fire my 430EX III-RT flash in manual as a slave wirelessly?
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Why are external hotshoe flashes firing early in PTTL mode and not at all in manual on my A6000?

I've been trying to get my Sony A6000 camera to work with any external flash mounted to the hot shoe, but it seems like they all fire right before the shutter opens. I've tried the Sony HVL-F32M and ...
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Yongnuo 685 showing “hot”

I was shooting a wedding yesterday and was using one of my YN685's extensively during the getting ready session. The flash showed "hot" about halfway through. I never had this happen before but I took ...
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How yongnuo speedlite 685 for Canon can flash using an external battery, it's PB3000II?

I have an external speedlite battery(PB3000II) connected to a Yongnuo 685 for Canon, but it doesn't function... What can I do to make it work? It's something about menu configuration? The battery ...