Questions tagged [off-camera-flash]

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

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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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previewing exposure and af with flash in low light studio

Hello stackexchangers, yesterday i had my first portrait shooting in a studio. I already had preimagined my lighting setup: a single softbox flash on the right for the general exposure and a big ...
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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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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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How can I make my speedlight, a Canon 430EX II work wirelessly with my Godox gear?

I have a Godox AD200 with an XPro-C transmitter and I would like to get my Canon 430EX II to fire with it, off camera. Do I need to attach an X1R or an X2T to the bottom of the 430EX II to make it ...
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Setting a SB-700 as off-camera flash for D850

I have currently a Nikon D850 along with a SB-700 flash, whose main purpose is to shoot cosplays in events. I'm happy that using it on the hotshoe would get better photos than without it, but still I'...
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How do I sync the Godox X2T trigger with a Godox V850 II speedlight?

I am a newbie when it comes to using off-camera flash, I'm unable to sync my Godox V850II with a Godox X2T. Please I need a step by step guide.
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Are there any remote flash triggers capable of adjusting power output of a Nikon SB-28 in manual mode?

I've just started experimenting with off camera flashes using my film SLR cameras and a Nikon SB-28 speedlight that is capable of manual power control. It seems I would benefit from being able to ...
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Transportable mini-studio and power management

Wanting to improve my portraits, I invested a few months back in 2 off-camera flashes, 2 radio receivers and 1 radio transmitter. For all of that, I need 2*4 + 2*2 + 2 = 14 batteries (eneloop) for the ...
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How does using an ND filter compare to using HSS for freezing subject motion in daylight?

I know one can use a ND filter, to be able to get the background right even with big apertures (during daylight and shooting at synch speed) and using the flash/strobe to light the subject in the ...
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Good way to make a standard camera strap attachable to Godox TT850 and clones?

The common TT850, their clones and related designs have no lugs to attach a strap directly, nor small lugs (like an old school Metz 45 has) where you could attach a key ring or other strap attachment. ...
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Is it possible to shot the Yognuo 565 EX III in slave mode with another flash?

I have a Canon T6 and I'm looking to buy my first flash. After doing some research, I found the Yongnuo 565EX III, which fits on my budget and looks like has a good quality. I would like to practice ...
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Slave TTL on YN565 from YN568EX II Master

I find the naming and compatibility of Yongnuo flashes quiet confusing. As far as i figured out a YN565 will work with TTL on a Nikon Camera, but not on a Canon. But will TTL work off camera with a ...
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Can an off-camera speedlight work for learning basic off-camera lighting?

I have a pretty ancient Nikon D60 camera (which is adequate for the time being) and a couple of lenses. I'd like to achieve more control in demanding lighting environments, so I am thinking of buying ...
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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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Flash YN968EX-RT with YN622C-TX transmiter

I bought the YN622C-TX transmiter because i was told that works with the build in reciever in my YN968EX-RT flash but I can't make it work. I read many forums but most of the problems are with flashes ...
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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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How can I set the power of a Canon 580ex ii with a Godox x1 trigger?

I have an x1 trigger and receiver set for Canon and a 580ex ii. I don't know how to control the power of the flash through the trigger. I also have a Godox v860ii and setting its power through the ...
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My Camera responds slowly to my external Flash. How can I synchronize my Flash light response with my Canon 4000D?

I bought a speedlight for my 4000D Canon camera. A "Digitalmart" Canon flash to be precised. Fortunately, they work hand in hand, both devices interact with each other. The camera reads that a flash ...
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How can connect an Yongnuo YN 600 EX RT flash as master with an Yongnuo YN 560 IV as receiver mode

I want to connect my Yongnuo YN 600 EX RT flash so it works as master flash with an Yongnuo YN 560 IV flash as receiver.
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Can my Canon 600EX II-RT on-camera flash trigger a 430EX-II off-camera flash, or do I need tranceiver(s) as well?

I am a beginning wedding photographer using off camera flash for the first time during a wedding reception. It will be outdoors in a big white tent. I plan to mount my Canon 600EX II-RT on-camera to ...
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Why was my Canon Speedlite 600EX triggering other flashes?

Hi: I second shot a wedding reception last Saturday and my on-camera Canon Speedlite 600EX flash (on a Canon 5DM3) was triggering the lead photographer's two Godox off camera flashes (she had a Nikon ...
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ISO and aperture not syncing with flash over wireless triggers

I’m using Nikon d3200 and Neewer VK750II Flash, off camera, with neewer fc16 trigger and receiver. In TTL mode, the flash fires correctly with the shutter speed but it doesn’t sync ISO or angle (...
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How do I use a Godox X1T to remotely release the shutter and trigger an AD200?

Been trying to find a definitive answer but couldn't and hope someone can help me out. I need to use the AD200 off-camera and release the shutter away from the camera. Do I need two X1T ...
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