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Questions tagged [off-camera-flash]

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

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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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Remote trigger of Canon 420EX Speedlite

I'm using 2 x Yongnuo YN560 IV speedlites triggered by a Yongnuo YN560 TX II wireless Manual Flash Controller. Works perfectly. I'd like to add my Canon 420EX into the mix but I can't seem to find a ...
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Unable to trigger my Speedlite YN565EXIII via optical trigger using a Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)

I own a Rebel T6i and a apeedlite, a Yongnuo YN-565EX III. I've tried several times to trigger the flash off-camera (on a tripod with a softbox) and I've had some very unsatisfactory results. With ...
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Canon/Yongnuo YN-E3-RT compatible with Flashpoint strobes? [duplicate]

Can I use a Canon/Yongnuo YN-E3-RT radio controller to fire Flashpoint strobes? I don't need TTL, just manual control and firing.
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Are any of the common third-party flash systems with radio-trigger capability inofficially multi-platform?

There is a rather confusing mess of flashgun+wireless sets sold under various brands (eg Godox, Neewer,....), usually described as preflash/digital-TTL capable for a certain camera platform. Can any ...
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No signal from Nikon D750 to Yongnuo YN622N-TX

I've used this set up successfully before, but now I can't figure out what the problem is. I have the YN622N-TX in the D750's hot shoe, and the YN622Nconnected to the YN568EX flash off-camera. When ...
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Can I use rechargable batteries in an external flash?

I have a Neewer NW670C flash which uses 4 AA batteries. I've been using regular alkaline ones so far because I couldn't get myself to buy rechargable ones yet. However, the flash ate their capacity in ...
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How do I pair a yn660 speedlight with the yn560-tx transmitter

I can't get the yn560-tx to control my new yn660 light. The flash fires on test. So it is working. If I push "act" I can test fire the flash from the transmitter, so they do connect, but I can't ...
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Why did my Yongnuo YN685 speedlight stop working after firing it off camera?

In the middle of a shoot, I had the idea of doing some off-camera flash pictures. This is the gear I used: camera: Nikon D7100 speedlight: Yongnuo YN685 radio trigger: Yongnuo YN622 TX-N I realized ...
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Canon Wireless Flash Options

I recently changed cameras from 7D to 5DM4 and the only real disappointment is the absence of wireless flash control. This was great on the 7D and allowed me to communicate with my 420EX Speedlite off-...
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Use phone as an external flash

I have a DSLR that was given as a present and I cannot afford a real external flash, however the flash on my phone is powerful enough to use. The reason I wanted to use an external flash is to have ...
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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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Can a Yongnuo YN-560 III wireless flash be used with a Hahnel Combi TF (both for Nikon)?

Can a Yongnuo YN-560 III wireless flash speedlite for a Nikon DSLR be used with a Hahnel Combi TF for Nikon?
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Why can't I trigger my Yongnuo flash with my Yongnuo transmitter?

I have a YN600EX RT II flash and a Yongnuo RF603II wireless transmitter, and I'm using a Canon 700D. If I am right from the research I have done, I don't have to use both transmitters to make my flash ...
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How can I use an SB-700 Speedlight off-camera without a pop-up commander or using an additional trigger?

It seems that the Nikon D5300 does not have a commander mode to trigger flashes remotely. I want to buy an SB-700 Speedlight but don't want to purchase a remote trigger. Is there any way to use the ...
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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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External Flash triggered by camera's internal trigger

I am stuck. I am starting to understand and try Flash photography with my Canon 750D. I have ordered a yongnuo 560 iv just yesterday. Now as I am tight on the budget, I have not ordered a trigger ...
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How do I get my Godox trigger and flash to work close to each other?

I have a Godox light and transmitter, and they work fine when they're a few yards apart, but when I try to put the flash on a bracket or use it close to the transmitter, they stop working reliably. ...
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Will I get HSS with my Fuji camera and Godox flash gear?

I'm trying to figure out if I can get HSS with my Fuji X-E3 and Godox flash gear, but my camera body doesn't appear on the much-repeated-about-the-interwebz compatibility charts: Is there any easy ...
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Why is my Yongnuo RF-600TX not working with my YN-560 IV?

I've just bought a Yongnuo RF-600TX transmitter but it looks like it doesn't work with my YN-560 IV flash. Does anyone know how to set up these things?
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Why does using my built-in flash in wireless mode to trigger my studio flashes not work?

I am using studio flashes and I'm firing them using the built-in flash of my Canon 77D on custom wireless mode. The flash seems to work fine, however, there is no sign of flash lighting in the final ...
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How to test if a light meter is working well?

I will buy a used Sekonic l-358 and I want to know what should I test to check that it's working fine. And how to check that? I heard about the grey card and the camera meter reading but I don't know ...
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Canon native flash off-camera second-curtain-sync: any news?

Is it possible yet to use off-camera second-curtain-sync with any of Canon's native wireless-radio-flashes? After searching, I can't find any recent articles on this. Most of the older articles ...
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What's the best way to light up a subject that's far away?

I am shooting a wedding for a family friend, and one of the shots she would like is of them both standing on a balcony over a stairway. It's an old building they're getting married in, and it is a ...
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Does Yongnuo YN622C TX/RX accept rechargeable NiMh AA batteries?

I just bought a controller and a pair of slave units. According to the specs, every unit accepts two AA batteries. I thought of using eneloops, but I'm finding reviews that say they don't work with ...
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Why do I have to power cycle my wireless flash controller when using a YN560 IV?

I have Nikon D750 and just recently bought 3 yn560iv and yn controller tx. I was able to set them up and they all fire, but the flashes only fires once. In order for them to fire again I have to ...
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The combination of transmitters to fire AND control Canon 430EX III-RT and Yongnuo YN-560 IV

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to expand my flash system which is currently very modest - it only consists of Canon 430EX III-RT flash. I'm planning to buy 2 Yongnuo YN-560 IV flashes and ...
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What can I use to trigger an unmounted 430EXIII-RT?

I have a Canon EOS 6D and a Canon 430EX III-RT flash. I want to sync my flash to my camera unmounted (which doesn't have a built in flash for me to use as a master). Yet I don't want to spend around $...
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Why won't my Streaklight 360 (Godox AD360 II) optically trigger my Canon 580EXII?

I've just purchased the Flashpoint Streaklight 360 Ws for Canon (aka Godox AD360 II, which I can trigger with the R2 integrated wireless system (I trigger the flash with a transmitter that came with ...
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Canon T3i / 600EX II-RT / E3-RT [duplicate]

Using a T3i as the body and just one 600EX II-RT / ST-E3-RT as a Transmitter will I be missing any functions since I am not using a group flash? With the 2012 cutoff for RT function
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Does my Canon dRebel fully support the 600EX II-RT and ST-E3-RT?

Will using a Canon T3i as a body with the 600EX II-RT & ST-E3-RT limit the transmitter or speedlite from full potential use? Does this body fully support the external equipment?
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How do I set up my Flashpoint/Godox triggers to use an AD200 with my OEM hotshoe flash?

Can anyone please tell me the steps for setting up Flashpoint R2 E-TTL 2.4G Wireless Flash Trigger Receiver For Canon (Godox X1R-C) triggers with a Canon Speedlite 430EX, AD200, and a Canon 80D? I ...
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Can manual non-TTL flashes be fired remotely without a remote trigger?

I am considering buying an off-brand Yongnuo flash for simple portraits in low-light conditions, but I am a bit confused by the terminology. As far as I understand, I can either use a hot shoe to use ...
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Nikon D610 flash sync: limited to 1/200 or 1/250 possible?

I'm using a Nikon D610 and I'm a little bit confused about the whole "auto FP" thing for Nikon. From what I understood, auto FP permits flash sync at high speed with a "power loss" for the flash. In ...
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getting black images without the flash [closed]

Would need someone to help me with the below: Yesterday when I was clicking pictures I changed some settings and now when I click pictures they are like I have switched blue lights, but I haven't. ...
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Altura Flash not working for Canon T3

I have an Altura Flash and use it with my Canon T3. It was working fine for the last 6 months without any problems. In the last 2 days, it hangs after 2-3 clicks. I used TTL mode. I already tried all ...
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What's a good flash equipment list for multi-flash photography? [closed]

I have a good Canon DSLR camera, and now need good flash equipment. My aim is to do portrait, product, events (parties), and dance photography. I'd also like to use multiple off-camera flash units. I ...
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What is the difference between the YN560Tx and the YN-E3-RT?

I know that the Yongnuo YN560-TX Manual Flash Controller is to control multiple flash units, and that the Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter is also to control multiple flash units. My ...
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Can several YONGNUO YN560Tx Flash controllers trigger the same flash units?

I recently was at a Canon Experience weekend, to learn specifically about multi-flash setups. The demonstrator showed how he used three standard camera flash units, controlled by an equal amount of ...
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How do I configure a Yongnuo 685 flash to work in TTL with a YN-622 transceiver?

I have a Nikon D750 and recently purchased a YN-685N and YN-622N transceiver. I can’t seem to configure this combination to use TTL when the flash is off-camera. Am I missing something?
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Can a Yongnuo YN-E3-RT trigger a Canon 550EX?

I am considering getting a YONGNUO YN600EX-RT II Wireless Flash Speedlite (This one) and the Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Flash Speedlite Transmitter (This one) I have currently have a Canon 550EX and am ...
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How do I get a Yongnuo YN-565 EX II and Yongnuo YN-560 III to work together off-camera?

I use and like the Yongnuo YN-560 III first and foremost with the Yongnuo YN-560-TX wireless controller for manual off-camera flash control. I recently bought a YN-565 EX II not knowing that they run ...
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YN-622C II Transceiver and 600ex-rt Flash Setup firing inconsistently on cold shoe umbrella mount

When using Canon 6D, with one YN-622C II placed on camera. And the other YN-622C II placed on a cold shoe mount externally and 600EX-RT Flash placed on top of that. The flash fires inconsistently or ...
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Can I use a Canon 430EX III-RT without firing a pop-up flash?

So I've already done some homework on flashes, the 430EX and the 580EX but a couple of things are unclear to me... Can the 430EX III-RT be used without also firing the built-in flash on my T6i? Or ...
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can I use a Yongnuo YN-565EX flash off-camera with my Nikon D5300?

I bought a Nikon D5300 and a Yongnuo YN565-EX. Can I use the flash off-camera using any mode or something without a separate trigger?
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Do any third party transceivers work on any flash?

I have a Shanny 600 flash for Nikon. If I buy two Yongnuo RF-605N wireless transceiver units, can I use one of them as a trigger and one as a receiver for my Shanny flash?
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Nikon D5200 off camera flash setup

I have a Nikon D5200 and want to get an affordable off camera flash setup. I'm new to this, and have no experience or knowledge about flashes, so my question is: Would getting the MEIKE MK570-Ⅱ flash ...
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How do I set up two off-camera flashes with this gear?

Canon Speedlite 430EX II Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT a pair of Yongnuo YN-622C a pair of Kaiser Multi Trig AS 5.1 Sony a7R II
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Yongnuo YN622N-TX controller not working (properly) with Yongnuo YN685N flash unit

I cannot get the Yongnuo YN622N-TX controller to work properly with the Yongnuo YN685N flash unit in manual mode (haven't tried TTL mode yet). Coming from a Yongnuo YN560-TX controller and Yongnuo ...