Questions tagged [off-camera-flash]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Godox flash won't fire off-camera. What should I check?

I have a Godox flash 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. The ...
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Is TTL flash really useful when using off-camera flash?

I have a Canon 700d and a 430EXIII flash. Recently I have been experimenting with off-camera flash. I was really surprised to see e-ttl ii available even when using off-camera flash (via the pop-up ...
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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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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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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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Why am I limited to 1/100th of a second or slower with 5D Mark II, 600EX-RT, and ST-E3-RT?

I'm fairly new to using flash in my photography, so I'm a bit of a beginner when it comes to the finer points. I have an ST-E3-RT transmitter on my 5D Mark II, and a 600EX-RT Speedlite set as a slave....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is a TTL wireless flash trigger something meaningless?

I have a couple TTL flashes (Nikon SB-910s) and also a a couple of PocketWizards but I see on the internet that there are triggers that support TTL and that ...
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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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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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How do I get my Yongnuo YN-560 III to sync off-camera with a 5D Mark II and RF-603 II?

I have a Canon 5D Mark II, and I'm attempting to use a Yongnuo YN-560 III flash off-camera, with a remote trigger. I'm using the camera in Manual mode, with the following settings: ISO 320, f/7.1, 1 ...
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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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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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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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lighting schema and technique anyone?

can someone explain to me the way to get this lighting effect please?)
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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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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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