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Using flash(es) while not mounted on camera hot-shoe.

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How do I remotely control an SB-800 with my Nikon D5500?

Is there a way to use the Nikon SB-800 speedlight with the D5500 remotely? I’ve looked up tutorials and they keep showing how to put the camera in commander mode which I don’t seem to have on this ...
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Is Neewer flash gear just rebranded Godox gear? Are they compatible with each other?

I've read that Neewer and Godox are the same thing, and that a lot of Chinese flash gear is rebranded. The Neewer Q3 looks like it's the same as an AD200 Pro. I'm curious: is this just the same stuff? ...
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Why won't both my Godox SK300ii trigger from my XPro transmitter?

I use two Godox SK300 II strobes. When I use them I have tried putting them on separate groups with the Xpro transmitter but one fires and the other does not. Even if I switch off the one that fires, ...
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Buying an off-camera flash solution on a tight budget [closed]

I am looking for a off camera flash with a wired or wireless solution in a tight budget. My camera does not have a built-in flash wireless communication feature, so I cannot use wireless models. I ...
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What should I consider when selecting radio flash triggers for legacy flashes?

I own a Nikon Z6 II. Now I'm looking for radio triggers to use my SB-600/SB-800 flashes off-camera. What features should I be looking for and what factors should I be considering? I think I need ...
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Canon SL3 and Godox V1

I have searched to find an answer for one of my students and need help. Will the Godox V1 and Godox trigger work with the Canon SL3. Nikon is
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Can I use a hotshoe sync adapter with the Canon multifunction hotshoe?

A long time ago I used a Canon 400D together with Nikon Speedlights SB-25 and SB-24. To trigger them, I used this device in the screenshot to connect via cable. Many years later (today) I tried this ...
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How can I tell what trigger will fire my third-party flash off-camera without an additional trigger?

I’m looking for a wireless trigger that can be used off-camera without additional wireless triggers. I’m looking at my Sunpak flash DF4000U setting. It has ch 1-4, ratio A B C and multi-mode has 1-...
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Why am I getting weird circular lines below my product lit by a speedlight?

I'm using a speedlight positioned to the left of my product when taking the picture and I see circular lines and a shape around it. I've tried removing the cap, changing the position of the speedlight ...
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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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Is there a universal Yongnuo flash trigger?

I have two Yongnuo speed lites. One is the YN560 III while the other is a YN600EX-RT II. Is there a universal trigger that will connect to both of these or some other way to get them both firing at ...
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Why are my Neewer flash and trigger not working together?

My Neewer NW-910 speedlight and Neewer Q-N transmitter are not working on my Nikon D3100. Can you help me?
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Does the Godox AD400 work with the Olympus FR-WR commander/receiver combination

I have the Olympus FR-WR commander and receiver and use them with my Olympus flashes without problem. I now want to purchase the Godox AD400 studio flash and am wondering if I need to also purchase ...
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Why can't I control my Godox V860 II-N in TTL with my pop up flash (Nikon CLS system)?

I am using a Nikon D800 to trigger the Godox V860 II N with the pop up flash.  The flash is triggered and fires without problems, but using the same settings I get completely different exposures if I ...
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How do I trigger TCM (TTL convert to Manual) on a Godox XPro II?

I've owned a Godox XPro transmitter before, but now I've upgraded to the newer XPro II. And it doesn't have a TCM button. The specs say it does TCM and there's a TCM C.Fn for setting the type of light ...
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How can I trigger a Yongnuo YN565EX II off-camera with my Canon 550D/T2i?

I want to upgrade my portrait photography using an artificial light that can function without being connected to the power. As for now I want to buy only one source of light. I thought to use my ...
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Neewer QC trigger not working with Youngnuo speedlite 560 III + cannon 6D

In full manual mode, The trigger works if the flash is mounted on top of the trigger, which itself is mounted on the hotshoe of the camera. However it doesnt work as a remote trigger (rx mode). no ...
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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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Do power supplies exist for Godox speedlights?

I am using several Godox speedlights with my Nikon D500 for studio work. Is there a power supply that works with the flashes whether they are AA-powered or using a Godox VB18 li-ion battery?
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Why don't my radio triggers work even when I've set the flash to slave mode?

Hello hope someone can help. Any clue why my Godox CT16 triggers don’t seem to be working? The sales description say it’s compatible with my camera. I'm using new batteries. The triggers communicate ...
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How do I set the ID on a Godox X1R receiver?

I've learned about Godox ID codes acting as a digital filter on top of the analog radio channels to stop someone else nearby on the same channel from firing my lights. I know how to set an ID on my ...
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What gear can remotely mount a Nissin i60A flash (for use as a wirelessly control flash)?

I have a Nissin i60A flash with base that mates to the Sony multifunction shoe (not the classic hot shoe). I want to be able to remotely mount it, such as on a light stand, for use as a remote slave ...
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controlling flash power on a 580EX using Godox x2t-c and x1r-c

I am able to pair and trigger my canon 580EX without an issue using the camera shutter and the test button, but for the life of me the power on the flash will not change if i change it on my x2t-c. ...
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How do I sync my Canon mirrorless camera with a Godox manual AC strobe?

I’ve just bought the Godox SK400 II strobe and I have a Canon EOS M50 camera. I bought a cable to connect them but I still can’t seem to sync them? Do you have any tips on how to sync this strobe with ...
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Will Godox X series triggers fire from the center pin?

Can I fire a Godox X-series trigger from a generic hotshoe with only a center pin? For example, if I have a Nikon compatible Godox X2 trigger mounted on a Pentax K1000 hot shoe, will the trigger still ...
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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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lighting schema and technique anyone?

can someone explain to me the way to get this lighting effect please?)
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Godox TT685 N is not firing off camera [duplicate]

I was using the TT685 with the XPro trigger but I cannot get it to work again. It is set to Slave Mode and I have checked the Group and Channel, and the ID on the trigger is set to OFF. I tried the ...
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Please confirm whether the Canon 430EX can be used as off camera flash with the Canon EOS 1300d

Please confirm whether the Canon 430EX can be used as off camera flash with the Canon EOS 1300d. I have been searching online and asked different Facebook groups (which non of them answered to my ...
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What is the cheapest solution to use rear curtain sync with Canon RT-compatible gear?

I have a Canon 5D Mark III with a Yongnuo YN600EX-RT and YN-E3-RT. I do astrophotography and I'd like to introduce people in the foreground while firing the flash on rear curtain for freezing them. It ...
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How can I preview exposure and autofocus with flash in a low light studio?

Yesterday I had my first portrait shoot in a studio. I already had pre-imagined my lighting setup: a single softbox flash on the right for the general exposure and a big reflector on the left to ...
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How do I use Canon speedlights off-camera with a Sony A7 III?

I'm currently in the limbo phase of converting my system to Sony…but meanwhile I need to work with my current collection of Canon speedlights. I'm having trouble understanding exactly which trigger ...
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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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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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Can I remotely trigger a SUNPAC NE-i flash (dedicated for Nikon DSLR's) using a FlashPoint wireless transmitter & receiver?

I use Nikon D850 with other FlashPoint flashes. I have this older Sunpak NE-i that I used with a Nikon D200. Wondering if anyone has any experience triggering these with wireless remote like ...
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Flash control disabled on Nikon Z7 when attempting to use external flash

I have a Nikon Z7 and the following rented equipment: Nikon SB-910 flash unit Phottix Odin II Receiver for Nikon Phottix Odin II Flash Trigger for Nikon The on-camera setup is working great, it's my ...
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JJC JF-U wireless trigger does not trigger flash at the right moment

I am trying to take a photo with my camera and trigger an off camera flash all wirelessly with the following setup: A Nikon D5600 and a Metz B520-AF flash which I'm trying to use with a JJC wireless ...
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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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Can't make Godox X1T-N + TT350-N combo working!

Just bought a Godox X1T-N + TT350-N combo to work with my Nikon D610 as an off-camera flash but X1T-N doesn't seem to be firing TT350-N at all. Is there any other setting I need to take care of to ...
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Godox TT350n/Nikon D610 - How to fire my Godox flash "only" as a rear curtain sync?

I want to use my Godox TT350n as a Rear-Curtain off-camera flash; and not fire my in-built flash at all. i.e. I want to take a 15" shot, and at the end of the shutter close, I want to fire my off-...
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Why does my Yongnuo YN-685 freeze with my YN-622-TX?

I have a Canon 77D, a Yongnuo 622-TX controller on top of the camera, and a YN622C transceiver with a YN-568EX II speedlight. This system works perfectly. Yesterday I bought a YN-685. The problem is ...
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Why won't my off-camera YN568EX II stay in manual mode?

I am using my Yongnuo YN568EX II on a YN622C wireless trigger. When I put it in manual mode it will only stay in that mode for a few seconds and reverts back to E-TTL. How can I get it to stay in ...
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Why won't my camera fire the off-camera flashes even when the trigger button will?

I have a Canon 80D and I use 3 yongnuo triggers to trigger off-camera flashes. But even though the trigger on the camera will flash when I press the trigger button, it will not flash when I press the ...
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Triggering issue with Yongnuo 600ex-rt speedlight

I have had a Yongnuo 600EX-RT speedlight (knock-off of Canon 600EX-RT) for some time, and recently purchased a Yongnuo YN-E3-RT wireless trigger (knock-off of Canon SN-E3-RT) to give me off-camera ...
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Is a Yongnuo YN560-TX compatible with Canon SL3 or T100?

Is a Yongnuo YN560-TX radio transmitter compatible with a Canon SL3/250D or T100/4000D?
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Shutter sync issue with Godox X2T-N and Nikon D5100

I just purchased a Godox X2T-N transmitter for my Nikon D5100, along with a Godox TT600 speedlite. Playing with it I noticed pictures were cut in half horizontally, the upper part being more ...
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What (non-OEM) brands/model of speed lights are compatible with the 2.4GHz *radio* (not optical) signal of the Canon 600EX-RT?

I have a Canon 6D with a couple flashes, the 60EX-RT and the 580EX II. I would like to add a couple flashes and would like to stay within the Canon RT system. What brands/models can I go with to ...
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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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