Questions tagged [off-camera-flash]

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

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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 ...
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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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getting black images without the flash [closed]

Would need someone to help me with the below: Yesterday when I was clicking pictures I changed some settings and now when I click pictures they are like I have switched blue lights, but I haven't. ...
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Altura Flash not working for Canon T3

I have an Altura Flash and use it with my Canon T3. It was working fine for the last 6 months without any problems. In the last 2 days, it hangs after 2-3 clicks. I used TTL mode. I already tried all ...
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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 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 configure a Yongnuo 685 flash to work in TTL with a YN-622 transceiver?

I have a Nikon D750 and recently purchased a YN-685N and YN-622N transceiver. I can’t seem to configure this combination to use TTL when the flash is off-camera. Am I missing something?
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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 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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YN-622C II Transceiver and 600ex-rt Flash Setup firing inconsistently on cold shoe umbrella mount

When using Canon 6D, with one YN-622C II placed on camera. And the other YN-622C II placed on a cold shoe mount externally and 600EX-RT Flash placed on top of that. The flash fires inconsistently or ...
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Can I use a Canon 430EX III-RT without firing a pop-up flash?

So I've already done some homework on flashes, the 430EX and the 580EX but a couple of things are unclear to me... Can the 430EX III-RT be used without also firing the built-in flash on my T6i? Or ...
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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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Do any third party transceivers work on any flash?

I have a Shanny 600 flash for Nikon. If I buy two Yongnuo RF-605N wireless transceiver units, can I use one of them as a trigger and one as a receiver for my Shanny flash?
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Nikon D5200 off camera flash setup

I have a Nikon D5200 and want to get an affordable off camera flash setup. I'm new to this, and have no experience or knowledge about flashes, so my question is: Would getting the MEIKE MK570-Ⅱ flash ...
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How do I set up two off-camera flashes with this gear?

Canon Speedlite 430EX II Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT a pair of Yongnuo YN-622C a pair of Kaiser Multi Trig AS 5.1 Sony a7R II
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Yongnuo YN622N-TX controller not working (properly) with Yongnuo YN685N flash unit

I cannot get the Yongnuo YN622N-TX controller to work properly with the Yongnuo YN685N flash unit in manual mode (haven't tried TTL mode yet). Coming from a Yongnuo YN560-TX controller and Yongnuo ...
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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 can I tell if a Yongnuo RF-603 II will work with my flash from my flash's specs?

I'm going to buy Yongnuo RF-603 II, but I'm confused. Will it work with my flash, a Shanny SN600N (specs here) or not?
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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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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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Is it possible to trigger a camera from a flash, which is triggered by another flash?

I have a wifi ad-hoc connection to a Canon 6D, that I trigger from my laptop. The Canon is physically connected via sync cable to an Impact brand monolight. The monolight triggers another monolight ...
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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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Yongnuo YN560-TX N + YN-560 IV Flash + YN-568 EX Flash

I have been going through some of the answers here on these two different kind of Yongnuo flashes. I understand YN-568 does not have a wireless receiver built in, as YN-560 has. YN-568 only works as ...
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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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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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PC Sync cable and hot shoe extension cable

Is it possible to use a PC Sync cable and hot shoe extension cable simultaneously? Camera is a Nikon D800e with an SB-700 speedlight. I would use the hot shoe cable for this. I want to add an Impact ...
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Why won't my JJC JF-G2 receiver sync with the transmitter?

I have the JJC JF-G2 Flash 3in1 kit. My receivers are both on, same channels, but one does not sync with the transmitter. I've turned everything off, replaced batteries, changed channels, turned ...
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Can I get HSS/TTL with a Godox AD360 with a Sony A7r II?

I have a Godox AD360 (manual) and a Sony A7r II. If I get an X1T-S transmitter can I achieve HSS? TTL? What receiver do I need?
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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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Canon 5D mkIII: Preview initially look underexposed when shooting flash

I was shooting today using two off-camera speedlites fired using radio-triggers. Images were captured in RAW. Mode was AV. I have the camera set to display the captured image for a few seconds ...
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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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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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Why won't my FlashQ triggers fire an off-camera flash on Nikon?

I bought a pair of FLashQ wireless radio triggers for my Nikon D700 and SB-28. I can get the flash to fire by pressing the button on the receiver and the trigger connected to the SB-28. It will not ...
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Why are my off-camera flashes not firing with my triggers?

I have a Canon 7D, Viscio Softboxes, Phottix trigger/receivers, and two external flashes: Nissin and Sony. My camera and softboxes work fine with Phottix trigger and receivers. The issue is that ...
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How do I correct overexposed fill-flash when shooting outdoors on a sunny day?

I'm trying to learn shooting with off-camera flash outdoors. I'm using a Yongnuo YN560 IV flash and YN560-TX transmitter. I'm shooting in Manual on bright, sunny day. I tried using flash as fill to ...
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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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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?