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

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Do the Fuji X-T1, PocketWizard Plus IVs, and Nissin i40 work together?

I have a Fuji X-T1 and just came into possession of two PocketWizard Plus IV transceivers. I don't yet have a flash and was wondering if the Nissin i40 will work with the PocketWizards? If not, what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Shooting glass product with embossment

Have been going crazy trying to wrap our heads around our problem for the past 2 weeks trying to find the right equipment settings, position our camera and lights for photoshoot. We need to take ...
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Can I trigger Yongnuo YN-622N and YN-622C together at the same time?

I am a Nikon user and my friend uses Canon. If we use Yongnuo YN-622N & YN-622C can we trigger both the Nikon and Canon flashes at the same time?
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Manual external flash compatibility tests?

I recently bought a YN560 III External flash. However the listing said it was only compatible with older models of Nikon, Canon, Olympus etc. The more I think about this the less it makes sense, ...
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For macro shooting does a YN-560TX have advantages vs. an RF-603 to trigger YN-560IIIs?

I've just purchased my first external flash, the YN560 III. Context: Macro work, Nikon D3200, Sigma 70mm. My subjects are generally fish, and occasionally reptiles. This is to give you an idea of ...
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Camera uses double flash which triggers external flash before the camera captures, What are the solutions?

I have a Sony NEX3 camera and an old external flash. Since Sony NEX3 doesn't have a hotshoe I use the optical sensor in the flash to be triggered by my camera's flash. Unfortunately the camera uses ...
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What do I need from an off-camera flash for lighting an aquarium?

Camera: Nikon D3200 The aim is to illuminate an aquarium fish, by placing the off camera flash above the aquarium. And perhaps, if money lets me, to buy another off-camera flash and place it on the ...
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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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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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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 are the tradeoffs between using a transmitter or flash as the master in an off-camera setup?

New here: just a question regarding flash setup. I just bought a Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash. I would like to have a two off-camera flash setup. So my question is, should I just go ahead and buy two ...
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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 can I fire two independent Yongnuo flashes when I snap a shot?

I currently have a Canon 60D and a Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlight Flash, but am wanting to fire two flashes on tripods. Can I buy another 560 II to do this and how so? And if I can't then do I need to ...
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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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Nikon D3100 off-camera TTL wireless flash: which Yongnuo flash / controller?

I have a Nikon D3100 camera, and I'd like a flash setup that I can use off-camera, that takes advantage of the camera's iTTL feature and that doesn't depend on its popup flash. I'm considering using a ...
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Using camera in auto with TTL master flash and non-TTL slaves

What I'd like to be able to do is use one TTL master flash, perhaps connected directly to the camera with the camera in Av/Tv mode, and use a slave flash (or more than one) as either optical or ...
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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 Nissin Di866 off-camera flash firing early?

I recently bought two Nissin Di866 off-camera flashes. One works absolutely fine. The other one is a rogue. Initially it ate up 3 sets of AA batteries before it started firing. Now that it has started ...
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Can I use both the built-in flash and the PC adapter on my Nikon D750?

I have a Nikon D750 and a Nikon SB-26. I like macro photography and previously used both together using slave mode on the flash. I hold the flash in my left hand and the camera in the right. But ...
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Battery Pack for Metz 64

Are there any recommended battery packs for the Metz 64? I've seen many for the Metz 58 and I presume they use the same connector? From these Amazon links here, here and here, it seems that all of ...
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Can anybody suggest a camera and flash combination for high speed, fast recycle time, night time photography?

I want to take photos of fast moving objects (shutter speed usually between 1/1000 and 1/2000 seconds), outdoors at night time (probably lit with flood lights, street lights etc), and I want to be ...
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Can a speedlight inside a softbox pick up another flash through the sensor?

I'm preparing to do a very lightweight photo shoot with two speedlights inside 24" softboxes. These particular softboxes have the speedlight completely contained inside the softbox. I have one ...
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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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Why can't I successfully fire my studio strobe and speedlight together?

In a Profoto YouTube video, the instructor had a setup where two Profoto B1 flashes were triggered with a Profoto AirRemoteTTL on the hotshoe of the camera but then he wanted to add a small Canon ...
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Is using a light meter along with TTL flash meaningless?

I have a Sekonic light meter (478 DR I think) and I use my off-camera flashes in TTL mode. So I was wondering if using a light meter even makes sense in this case?
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How to avoid shadows on the background when photographing with flash in darker areas?

This is ruining my photos and I don't know how to solve it. I will post the result photo and you tell me the wrong things I am doing resulting in this! And how to fix it :) Light was a Profoto B1 ...
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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 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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What kind of results can I expect with a Profoto Zoom Reflector?

I am trying to find sample photos that are made with the "Profoto Zoom Reflector 2". I looked the reflector up in YouTube videos and a Google image search, and I still don't get what kind of light ...
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What is the thick glass in front of Profoto B1 flashes?

Received my first big flash yesterday, these are Profoto B1 and there is a thick glass in front of the flash and removing it is not easy but it is possible. What is it? Is it something like that built ...
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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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ETTL with YN-568 and YN-560. Plus, manual with other flash unit [duplicate]

I have a YN-560 iii, Vivitar series i, RF-600Tx, RF-602RX and a YN-568 on the way. Ideally, I would like to use YN-568 and YN-560 iii in ETTL and the Vivitar in manual. Does anyone know if the ...
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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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What type of stand is needed for a beauty dish?

I've never used a beauty dish and I'm not sure what's the typical way of positioning it. I want to shoot on location and not in a studio setup, and I don't have an assistant. What kind of stand do I ...
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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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What is the difference between a very expensive flash and a average priced flash?

Let's say between a Profoto B1 flash and a Nikon SB-910 flash. I understand flashes have TTL, HSS, Output power, etc., that makes them different, but let's say in a completely equal scenario that a SB-...
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Can I mix the Profoto off-camera flash system with other Nikon flashes?

If I get a Profoto B1, from what I read they do TTL and they have their own AirRmote trigger which is all important for me ( I do want Remote trigger and HSS and TTL) But now my question is how about ...
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Will I get full functionality from a Canon 600EX-RT flash with a ST-E3-RT trigger on an Rebel XS?

I have a Canon Rebel XS (1000D) and I use the 430exII flashes with the Cactus V5 transceivers. They all worked well, but of course with no TTL — everything, everytime, in manual. I have achieved great ...
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HighSpeed Sync in Slave Mode

I have a couple of SB-910 flashes and they can easily do high speed sync to like 1/8000 sec. I also have some PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers but that model does not support highspeed sync. So if ...
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What to look for in a flash battery pack?

I have never had one but have seen it on flash stands of other photographers. So my assumption is that it brings more power to faster recycle time to shoot faster with flash. I wanted to buy one but ...