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Questions tagged [off-camera-flash]

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

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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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Godox X1T and AD200 remote triggering

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 to ...
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Can one use optical slave in a triflash bracket setup?

So there are these modifiers that you could use a triflash bracket and use it to build a large modifier. Typically one would need radio triggers for each of those. I'm wondering if it's possible to ...
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Why is power tied to TTL and zoom tied to M with my Phottix Odin II and LumoPro LP180R?

I am a brand new user of the Phottix Odin II and the LumoPro LP180R. In order to set the power level of the flash on the Odin, I have to have the LP180R set to TTL. When the LP180R is set to TTL, I am ...
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Can I use a Sony HVL F43AM off-camera with Sony HVL F43M as master?

Can I use the Sony HVL F43AM flash as an off-camera flash with the Sony HVL F43M as the transmitter? Or am I just better off buying some cheaper flashes for off-camera flashes? (I already own the Sony ...
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Yongnuo YN560-TX II

I watched a Kelby One lesson and per course purchased a Yongnuo YN560-TX manual controller to trigger my Nikon SB900 off camera with a softbox. Do I need to purchase something else to make this work (...
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My Godox speedlight won't fire off-camera. What should I check?

I have a Godox speedlight with a built-in radio trigger, and I honestly can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've checked that: All the batteries in everything are good and everything's turned on. ...
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Options for a 5-flash 4-group lighting set-up using Canon (compatible) gear

Here's my problem: I have a portrait job coming up at the end of the month that ideally requires a lighting set-up with five flashes organised into four groups: Group-1: key-light Group-2: fill-...
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How long is the range of Canon ST-E2 speedlite transmitter in practice?

I just ordered a used but working Canon ST-E2 speedlite transmitter because it was so cheap that it cost practically nothing. However, the ST-E2 hasn't arrived yet. My flash has support for ST-E3-RT ...
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How to achieve the same effect of bouncing against the ceiling without a ceiling?

Bouncing flash against the ceiling is great, adds a lot to a photo. My question is how can I achieve this effect without actually bouncing against the ceiling? I have two umbrellas, magmod sphere and ...
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Is a Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II speedlight overkill for real estate lighting?

I have a typical newbie question. I've done HDR for a couple of years now and I see its limitations, so I'm ready to start using flash. I do real estate photography with the Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens ...
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Is the Yongnuo YN968EX-RT compatible with a Panasonic Lumix Gx85 camera?

My first question ever. I am considering buying the Panasonic Lumix GX85 and would like to know if I can use my Yongnuo YN968 EX-RT flash with it. Are they compatible? Will I get TTL with this combo?...
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Do I need 1/128 flash power at guide number 43-44 or is 1/32 enough?

I am planning to take photographs that have a shallow depth of field (50mm f/1.8 on a crop sensor body) and that are also lighted by an external off-camera flash. I am comparing two external flashes. ...
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Why did this image turn out darker?

In this tutorial on creating christmas themed images the author describes how she adjusted her exposure settings to add more weight to the christmas lights She says she went from f/2.8 and 1/3 of a ...
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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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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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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 ...