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Questions tagged [off-camera-flash]

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

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Can I get HSS with off-camera Canon 430EX II speedlites, radio triggers, and a Sony A7?

I've been tirelessly searching the Internet for information on how to use my two Canon 430exii's in conjunction with my Sony A7 in HSS mode. I think I already know the answer (can't do that!), but ...
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Are there any official flash extenders for macro work?

I'm regularly doing macro work using a Nikon D800, typically with its internal flash, and when possibly using the SB700 speedlight. In both cases, the flash is directly head-on, which has several ...
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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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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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How can I use high speed sync on a Canon 430 EXII with a Cowboy Studio trigger?

So I have a Canon T2i dslr and a canon 430exII speedlite that I use off camera. I have a transmitter that I bought from Cowboy Studio that works pretty great. In high speed sync, the flash goes off ...
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Off camera flash with cheap camera

After seeing this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh6zr3wKRV0 where famous photographers shooting with cheap cameras I wanted to try what Zack Arias dis in this video. In short, I tried ...
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Why does the YN-565EX need a radio trigger with the YN-560-TX?

I am buying a Yongnuo YN-565EX TTL Flash Speedlite for Nikon. I am not sure what radio trigger do I need for this. I have found the YN-560-TX transmitter on Amazon. However, the description says ...
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How can a camera signal an electronic device that a photo was taken?

I'd like to use an Arduino electronic board with a Nikon D7000 to automate the capturing process (i.e. rotate an object by stepper motor, make a capture, new rotation and so on). I decided to trigger ...
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What adapter can I use to mount my flash on a tripod?

I had a Nikon D90 with and SB910 Speed light. To trigger my flash remotely, I had a Yongnuo remote trigger. I used to have a Ravelli tripod for my camera, but I recently upgraded it to a Vanguard ...
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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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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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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 can I use a Nissin i40 as an off-camera flash with an A6000?

How can I use a Nissin i40 as an off-camera flash with an A6000? Is it possible? What are the alternatives?
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What kind of trigger and receiver will work with different flash brands?

I have a question for using off-camera flash for a Canon 6D. I have two flashes. One is a Canon 600EX-RT and the other is a Digitek. Can I use different brand flashes for off-camera firing? What type ...
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Can I use an off-camera Canon 90 EX to trigger a Canon 430 EX II?

Following on the heels of this question, I'm hoping that somebody can help me. If used with a transmitter/receiver, will the Canon 90 EX speedlite still serve as a master unit and fire a 430 EX II ...
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Manual off-camera flash compatibility with multiple bodies?

I'm very new to flash photography, so I apologize for the newb question. I plan on getting a Yongnuo YN-560 III speedlite for off-camera flash, but I wanted to know how I would be able to make it work ...
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Do TTL flashes always “count” as a single pre-flash?

My Sony speedlight will only trigger off-camera with a TTL signal. I'm looking to expand my controlled-lighting arsenal with other speedlights and monolights that all have the ability to optically ...
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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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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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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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Canon 6d, Canon 600 EX RT + Yongnuo YN622C TX + YN622C Flash wont fire..help [duplicate]

So as stated above I have this equipment: Canon 6D, Canon 600 EX RT, Yongnuo YN622C TX and YN622C Flash. I want to take the Canon flash off the camera to have a simple portrait setup. I have the ...
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How would I use a off-camera flash for light painting for automotive photography?

What benefit would off-camera flashes have for light painting for automotive (cars and bikes) photography?
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In a multiple strobe setup, how powerful must each strobe be?

I am about to buy my first strobe set. I want to do portrait photography, both in a home studio and outdoors. No weddings, no events, no more than one model at a time. I see that a complete set ...
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Will the Phottix Odins for Sony give me remote power control over a LumoPro LP180?

Context So I have a Sony α6300 with a Metz 64 with the Sony Phottix Odin Wireless setup. With that setup, I have no problems and TTL works just fine. Question I'm considering adding a second ...
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How can I trigger two different flash groups in consecutive shots using Yongnuo YN560-IVs?

I have two groups of Yongnuo flashes, the YN-560 IV, a YN-560-TX controller, a RF-605C wireless flash trigger transceiver, and a Sony A7R. Group A contains the main light (two or three YN-560 IVs), ...
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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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What is the difference between Prophoto's Zoom Reflector and Wide Zoom reflector?

On Profoto Zoom Reflector page, it says Light spread: 105° at position 10, and in Wide Zoom Reflector page It says 80° at position 10. So isn't 105 degrees wider than 80 degrees? Then why the other ...
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Why is Master flash still firing?

Here is a picture of my setup. The remote flash fires correctly but I don't know why Master flash is firing too? or maybe is it just pre-flash? But it looks pretty bright to me, not sure if it is pre-...
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All the things that I did wrong with this shot [closed]

First time ever using flash, so I put the flash with softball attached to it on the ground on the right side of the girl ( left side of the picture ) and took this shot. I would like to know all the ...
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What is the difference between this wireless flash trigger and wireless flash controller?

I am trying to work out what I need to trigger my flashes, which are Yongnuo YN-565EX (Nikon). I have found two options, but I am not sure if I need both. One is a "wireless flash controller" (...
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Strobes that will trigger from on-camera flash?

I have a Sony hot-shoe flash that can be triggered remotely by the on-camera flash. Are there strobes for umbrellas/soft-boxes that I can reliably trigger from the on-camera flash in the same fashion,...
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Can I use the on-camera flash along with an off-camera SB-700 on my Nikon D5000?

I recently bought an SB-700 flash for my D5000 and I was wondering what would be my options to use this as an off-camera flash along with the on-camera flash. Is it possible? TTL cable, wireless ...
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What's the recommended off camera flash setup for Canon and Sunpak flash combination?

I'm new to off-camera flash photography, and this question confirmed my guess that you don't have to have off-camera flashes of the same brand; but I need a bit more info. I've got a Canon 40D, ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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What do I need to shoot with a wireless speedlite and my Nikon DSLR?

I planning to buy a Speedlite for my camera Nikon D90. I want a speedlite that can be triggered remotely using wireless, as well as mounted on camera. Can someone help me on what all I need to buy? ...
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Will Yongnuo YN685 (Nikon) on-camera trigger with YN622C off-camera?

I accidentally ordered a Yongnuo YN-685 for Nikon and a YN-622N for my Canon camera. Are these Yongnuo YN-685-Nikon compatible with YN-622C? Or I should change all to Canon?
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Does the Hasselblad X1D have a PC socket?

Looking at the connections on the left side of the Hassy X1D I see: 2 SD-card slots, an HDMI connector, a USB connector, a microphone connector, and a headphone connector. No PC socket? ...
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Battery powered High speed sync with Led continous

Are there such a thing? A High speed sync flash for photography And it also work as led continous for film And it should be battery powered .
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Stacking Cactus + PocketWizard?

I'm interested in picking up a Sekonic L-758, and while PocketWizard triggering sounds interesting, I don't want to have to buy the light meter AND two PocketWizards to try it out. It occurred to me ...
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Can you control YN560 IV speedlights using a SB-700 in the hotshoe mount as a master?

I have a SB-700 speedlight and I would like to buy a few YN560 IV speedlights. With other Nikons, I could control them with the SB-700 on the camera hotshoe using Master mode. Can you do 100% ...
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How do I use a Canon 430EX II off-camera with Cybersync triggers and a 5D Mark II?

I am aware that the Canon 430EX II can only be used as a slave, but if I have the hot shoe adaptor with a standard PC cable connecting it to my Cybersync receiver (which fires upon connection) when ...
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Controlling 4 Yongnuo flashes with a cable?

I am using 4 568EX II flash guns with 4 YN622C wireless flash triggers connected to the guns. I then control all with my YN622C-TX. Can I wire all the flash guns together with a cable and only use ...