Questions tagged [off-camera-flash]

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

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Is it possible to bracket with flash only around a manual setting on Nikon D7000+SB700?

I have a Nikon D7000 and a SB-700 flash and am trying to set up the following: Manual mode (F11, 1/250) Manual flash (1/64) Bracketing with flash only +- 1 stop, i.e. one picture at flash power 1/64, ...
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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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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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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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What setups work to trigger a Profoto B1 and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlights together from canon body

Given a Profoto B1, a Profoto AIR Remote TTL-C, and some Canon 600EX-RT , what configurations work with triggering these items together. Additional items are allowed (slave triggers, pocket wizards, ...
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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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Can I fire an off camera flash remotely that ISN'T linked to the camera?

I am taking night landscape photos (10+ second exposures) and want to illuminate a feature that may be 25 feet from the camera (like a person). I want to be able to have an off camera flash 10 feet ...
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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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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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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 vintage strobes damage wireless receivers?

It is well documented that some old strobes can damage digital cameras. However, I couldn't find information about any potential damage from using a wireless transmitter on camera and receivers or ...
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Is it possible to overpower the sun with a single speedlight and softbox?

I want to overpower the sun, but due to my budget, I couldn't get a monolight. I have to make do with the Nissin Di700A I bought. When the flash is near the subject and faces the subject straight on, ...
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Do I need an external flash to take sports pictures on the field at night?

Do I need a external flash to take sports pictures under lights on the field at night? I'm using RAW and manual exposure.
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What do I need to trigger 2 external flash units from a D5100?

I'd like to connect 2 Yongnuo i-TTL Speedlite Flash units to a Nikon D5100. I'm fine with a wired connection. I only want to operate the flash units in manual mode. I do not want to use the camera's ...
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Can I trigger a Nikon SB-600 off-camera with any other flash on the hotshoe?

Is it possible to trigger Nikon SB-600 with.. say, any flash, wirelessly? If not, what speedlights are capable of this? What's this feature called, so I can search for more details?
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What is required to trigger an optical slave?

I previously asked a question about how to trigger a flash unit with a smartphone such as an iPhone here: Can I trigger my Canon flash with an iPhone?. The top answer suggested that I simply put the ...
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What are some interesting things to try with a basic flashgun?

I've just got a relatively cheap, basic flashgun (TTL only) and a TTL cord. What are some interesting/enlightening (pardon the pun) exercises to try in order to illustrate the benefits of off-camera ...
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How to control a Canon 430ex ii from a YN-622C-TX?

I have a Canon T2i with a 430ex ii and recently bought a radio transmitter kit (YN-622C and YN-622C-TX). The setup works, i.e.the TX on the camera, the 430ex on the 622C transceiver, all on channel 1 ...
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How do I light a large group of people in low light (inside a temple)?

I shoot Bar/Bat Mitzvahs inside a temple with extremely high ceilings and poor lighting throughout. Many of the shots at the beginning of the day are of family with large numbers of people. There ...
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What Yongnuo flash and trigger works with the Panasonic GH4

I am so confused - I'm fairly new to the whole camera trigger thing, as well as new to Yongnuo and the GH4, but here's my thing: All I want to do is figure out what I need if I want to control 2 or 3 ...
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How can I trigger an off-camera flash with a Polaroid SX 70 or a Yashica-Mat?

I am interested in shooting pictures with off camera flash. I have a Polaroid sx 70 and one medium format Yashica mat 124. I was wondering if is it feasbile to shoot with off camera flash with one of ...
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Do I need a light stand mount specific for Sony shoe?

I'm a hobbyist looking to get into off-camera lighting on a budget. I have a Sony a57. I already have a manual flash that works when attached to the camera. Based on this guide, I'm looking at ...
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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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Canon ST-E2: Can I manually adjust the power of slave flashes using the camera menu?

I know that the ST-E2 does not have the functionality to alter the power level of slave flashes in manual mode. But can this be done via the camera's "External Speedlight control" menu. I've Googled ...
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Can I trigger a Yongnuo 560 III off-camera flash from Yongnuo RF-603II triggers on two different bodies?

I have two Canon bodies, three flashes, and two RF-603II triggers. I am planning to set the Yongnuo YN-560III as an off-camera flash at an event. The Yongnuo 560 III has its built-in RF-603 receiver. ...
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Is a PC-sync cable universal and allows me to operate a flash of any brand with a PC-sync port from any camera that has a PC sync port?

For example suppose I have a Canon 7D and a Pentax flash AF360FGZ mounted on a hotshoe with a PC sync port. Can I connect that camera and flash to fire in sync? The goal is to shoot self-portraits.
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Can I trigger a EOS 70D remotely using a 600EX-RT speedlite?

Hi is it possible to remotely trigger an EOS 70D using a 600EX-RT? For example, I'd like the EOS onboard flash to be the slave and the 600EX-RT to be the master.
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Why does my Cowboystudio NPT-04 not trigger flash with Live View on Canon T3i?

I just purchased a Cowboystudio flash trigger, model NPT-04 to use on my Canon T3i with a Canon 430 EX ii Speedlite. It seems to only work when looking through the viewfinder- if live view is on (...
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Slow flash when shooting a D90 and SB 700

I'm experiencing slow flash recycle times. What can I do to troubleshoot or speed up the flash? I'm using a Nikon D90 with an SB700.
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What do I need to use a Metz 54 MZ-4 remotely with a Canon Rebel T2i?

I believe that the Metz 54 doesn't have a PC cable, and I'm looking for the cheapest option. The T2i doesn't have this built in does it?
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What light/non-bulky Nikon flash cord will let me control my flash from a camera without a sync cord socket?

I have a D7000 (and a D50 and D80) that I use with a SB-800 speedlight. I also have a SC-29 TTL coiled cord (which includes its own illuminator). I have successfully used this with an optical slave ...
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How can I set three flashes at different output levels with a camera with only two flash groups?

I would like to fire three off-camera flashes (SB-800, SB-600, SB-600) in manual mode with the on-camera flash in commander mode (--) on a Nikon D600. It's a portrait with two lights in front at ...
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Can I trigger the RF-603 (and thus, flash), via PC/other cable?

Just to let you know, I am only a beginner in flash photography, and DSLR photography as well in fact, and am interested in buying a YN-560 III flash, and a pair of RF-603s. I would like to be able ...
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Why aren't my Yongnuo 605N wireless triggers working with my YN568ex off-camera flash?

I have a pair of Yongnuo rf605n wireless flash trigger transceivers and can not (despite several hours of trying) get them to fire my Yongnuo 568ex flash off camera. I have one mounted on the camera (...
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How can I use an on-camera TTL flash with a Yongnuo 605N to trigger my off-camera manual speedlights?

I am using a Nikon D7000. I want to use an SB700 on camera in TTL as well as have my Yongnuo RF-605N trigger my off-camera speedlights in manual. The RF-605N does NOT perform TTL pass-through. I see ...
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PocketWizard without cable

I have only used Cowboy studio triggers and not familiar with PocketWizard. My question is if I get PocketWizard Plus III from what I saw on YouTube videos they were connected to the remote flash ...
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What gear do I need to trigger off camera Nikon speedlights from Sony NEX6?

I have a Sony NEX6 and a couple Nikon speedlights. What do I need to have the NEX6 trigger the Nikon wirelessly?
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Synchronization problems with Rekam NEO 200 and Canon 600D

I've recently got two Rekam NEO 200 lamps with synchronization cable. To connect them to my canon 600D i've bougth an adapter. The flash seems to sync correctly when setting exposition to values 1/...
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TTL is inconsistent when shooting OCF with YN622 trigger system

During my wedding receptions I like to set up 1-3 flashes in manual power mode around the room. I'd also like to have a flash in TTL mode "on camera" set to -2 or -3 exposure compensation for some ...
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yn560tx is not connecting to 560iii flashes [duplicate]

Have anyone ever had a problem with the yn560tx not connecting to the 560iii? It was working at one point of time and the night i used it, it just stopped firing the flashes. I have already tried ...
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How do I set up off-camera flash for wedding receptions?

I'm a wedding photographer working with a Canon 5D Mark II. Previously when photographing weddings, I had been using my Speedlite (600ex-rt) on my camera (ETTL). I'd really like to start learning off ...
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Do all TTL systems calculate the same exposure?

Do all TTL systems calculate the same exposure? Three options for example: Nikon SB-910 flashes, you can do TTL with them. You can use PocketWizard Flex/Minis for TTL flash You can use Profoto ...
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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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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 confuses me. If I am understanding ...
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How do I set a remote flash's power using Nikon CLS system?

I am using Nikon's CLS system to use the camera built-in flash as commander and the SB-910 flash as remote flash so I have set the SB-910 in remote mode and it does fire but I can't find a way to set ...
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What's a powerful waterproof flash?

Based on recommendations in a previous question, I'm now looking at purchasing a couple of powerful flashes. As far as i understand, almost all flash units are not waterproof at all. Since I take my ...
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Is there a good flash for which you can get an AC adapter?

I'm working on a lighting solution for my studio. All of the lights will be 100% stationary and I'm wondering if there's a way to get flashes that I can just plug into the wall instead of bothering ...
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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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Is possible to fire a Canon 430 EX II (off camera) using a Canon 100D without trigger?

Is possible to fire a Canon 430 EX II (off camera) using a Canon 100D without a separate trigger?
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Would a TTL flash have advantages over a manual flash for my scenarios?

I've never used a TTL flash before and have used my manual flash in three shooting sessions so far. I will receive my first TTL flash (Nikon SB910) and was wondering the following things: In a ...