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 to verify that Nikon SB-28DX AF-assist is working?

I have a Nikon SB-28DX which I am using with an F5. I understand from the instructions how to turn the AF-assist illuminator off. But, how do I verify that it's working? Does it still work with ...
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What's the recommended off camera flash setup for Canon and Sunpak flash combination?

I'm new to off-camera flash photography, and this question confirmed my guess that you don't have to have off-camera flashes of the same brand; but I need a bit more info. I've got a Canon 40D, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What external flash can I buy for my Panasonic lumix DMC-FZ200 camera? [duplicate]

I never used external flash. Please tell me what to look for in an external flash for my Panasonic DMC-FZ200 camera.
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What do I need to shoot with a wireless speedlite and my Nikon DSLR?

I planning to buy a Speedlite for my camera Nikon D90. I want a speedlite that can be triggered remotely using wireless, as well as mounted on camera. Can someone help me on what all I need to buy? ...
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Does the Hasselblad X1D have a PC socket?

Looking at the connections on the left side of the Hassy X1D I see: 2 SD-card slots, an HDMI connector, a USB connector, a microphone connector, and a headphone connector. No PC socket? ...
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Can you control YN560 IV speedlights using a SB-700 in the hotshoe mount as a master?

I have a SB-700 speedlight and I would like to buy a few YN560 IV speedlights. With other Nikons, I could control them with the SB-700 on the camera hotshoe using Master mode. Can you do 100% ...
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How do I use a Canon 430EX II off-camera with Cybersync triggers and a 5D Mark II?

I am aware that the Canon 430EX II can only be used as a slave, but if I have the hot shoe adaptor with a standard PC cable connecting it to my Cybersync receiver (which fires upon connection) when ...
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Which adapter do I need for a softbox and a speedlite?

I'm just starting with photography. Currently I'm getting my stuff together for a basic lighting equipment. I bought some pre-owned softboxes and tripods, also some Yongnuo 560 Mk III. Now I'm looking ...
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How can I get the flash to work in liveview mode on my Canon 70D? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 70D with a Canon Speedlite 580EX II. This may be a duplicate question, but I can't find the answer. I can't get the flash to go off in live view mode, either the external flash or the ...
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Why isn't my Canon Speedlite 580 working on my 5D Mark II?

I was shooting at night and my flash was working perfectly, all of a sudden I tried taking another picture and it stopped working. I was using it on ETTL mode, the pictures looked underexposed with no ...
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speedlite 550ex won't fire, no pilot test, but it turns on

I'm having problems with speedlite 550ex. It turns on, has red light (full charge), but don't fire the pilot test, nor fires at any time. The camera (rebel) does recognize it. I have already changed ...
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PC flash sync adapter for canon 550ex

I'm trying to sync my XTi to a 550ex speedlite with PC cord. I'm shopping on amazon.co.uk and can only find two adapters that might do the job; Hama or SC2. Will either of these do the job? If not can ...
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Yongnuo YN560IV not firing intermittently with modifier

I have a Yongnuo YN560IV with RF603CII trigger. I have the weirdest problem. Flash fires fine without anything attached to the head, or with my Gary Fong lightsphere or another cheapie mini softbox ...
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Do I need a flash for trekking/travelling with my D500?

I currently have a dilemma. I use a Nikon D500, which has no built in flash, and was wondering whether it is worth buying a lightweight one to bring with me trekking this coming summer. The reason I ...
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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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Why does focus- assist light on speedlite fire when main flash fires?

Using a new Gloxy 990 on a Canon 80D hot shoe, the bright red light of the Gloxy Focus Assist is appearing on the image at a wide range of setting. The light works at half press - but must be firing ...
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When might you use multi flash on a speedlight? [duplicate]

On my speedlight I have several settings for multi flash, mostly to do with how many flashes and how fast they are fired. When might you use multi flash? The only thing I can think of is cases where ...
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Why is the lower part of the picture black when using a Canon flash on a Nikon D700?

I haven't used external flashes before and a friend has let me borrow her Canon flash on my Nikon d700. Problem is, when I use it the lower part of the picture is black. The percent of the lower part ...
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Can I trigger multiple Yongnuo manual speedlight with one Nikon camera?

I am planning to buy manual speed lights. I have found these Yongnuo YN560 III 2.4Ghz Wireless Flash Speedlite. I have a Nikon D7000 and I would like to know how many speed lights can I use ...
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High speed sync Flash with 430EX II off-camera

I have a Canon 6D and a Speedlite 430EX II. It supports HHS, which works fine when the flash is mounted on the camera. Since I'd like to use it off-camera I bought the inexpensive Yongnuo triggers RF-...
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Why is my Neewer/Godox TT560 flash not firing on the hotshoe of my 70D?

This is my first external flash and I'm not sure if I'm missing anything simple. The flash works in slave mode outside of the camera. But when I mount it in the hotshoe mount I can't get it to fire. ...
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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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Canon Flash Slave: 550 or 430 ex ii

I have a Canon 580 exii, now i am looking for a cheap slave either canon 430 mark ii or canon 550. not sure what should i pick?
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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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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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Is the HF-DC1 flash light a good choice for my Canon EOS 400D?

I want to buy an external flash light for my Canon EOS 400D. Is HF-DC1 good enough or is it designed for more compact cameras? Any suggestion on alternatives?
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Speedlite Yongnuo YN685 / AF assist beam / IR light doesnt work anymore on Nikon D7100

yesterday I was shooting as a eventphotographer and suddenly my IR beam of the flash didn't work anymore. (Probably I changed some settings while talking with someone? Idk...) Some quick facts: The ...
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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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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 does my on-camera Speedlite not fire?

I've barely used my Speedlite 430EX II, but now I can't get it to fire with my Canon 7D while on-camera. I've tried disabling silent shooting mode, but that didn't help. I've also tried changing the ...
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Nikon D5500 Godox V860iiN & X1N compatibility

I'm trying to find out the simplest of answers - is this a workable system? Will it do what I think it does? If I mount the X1N to the D5500 shoe & set up the two V860ii remotely on stands, do I ...
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What's the difference between Speedlite YN467 for Nikon and for Canon?

and also, can I use the YN467 for Canon on a Nikon DSLR?
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Can a third-party flash made for Canon be used on a Contax G1?

Is it feasibly possible to attach a third party Flash made for Canon on a Contax G1?
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Can I use an old Sunpak flash usefully on a DSLR?

I'm a photo beginner and I'm having a Olympus E1 and looking for an inexpensive shoe flash. As usual I found before digital days camera flash from eBay for a reasonable amount and having some ...
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How do I set up two off-camera flashes with Yongnuo RF-603II triggers?

I’m new to this group. Can anyone please tell me the steps for setting up Yongnuo RF-603CII triggers with a Canon Speedlite 430EX, Yongnuo YN-560II, and a Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 6D? I just want to ...
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How well does Nikon CLS commander mode work outdoors?

I'm currently looking into CLS as an effective way of using off camera TTL and have been impresses so far. I am wondering how well it will it work outside in bright conditions or at a long range and ...
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Inconsistent TTL results when flash used off-camera (YN565 EX II)

I've got a Yongnuo 565 EX II that meters flawlessly when attached to the hotshoe of my 60D, but is very inconsistent when used off camera and slaved to the built in flash unit. It frequently doesn't ...
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Speedlite Recommendations for Canon 600D T3i

This website has been a lot of help so far, thank you! I ended up doing my first Maternity shoot yesterday and it went fantastic! I am pleased with how the photos came out (especially with the Canon ...
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Broken hot shoe for Canon 5D Mk III

I dropped my Canon 5D MkIII camera on the ground while it was attached to my speedlite transmitter (Godox X Pro). Luckily, the camera and lens was okay EXCEPT that the transmitter ripped the hot shoe ...
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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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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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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 ...