Questions tagged [wireless-flash]

'Wireless Flash' refers to the technology/products used to trigger/control one or more flash units using either radio transmissions or bursts of visible light. This can be convenient for a photographer in situations where running cables to flash units, or physically accessing their controls is difficult.

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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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Can I use a Canon Powershot to wirelessly fire a Canon 430EX II?

I'm trying to get to a definitive answer here and wondering if anyone knows for sure. I have an old Canon 430EX II flash I'd like to fire as a slave from my Powershot G7X Mk II. Whilst it is ...
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How does the wireless flash protocol control exposure corrections?

The Panasonic Lumix series uses the wireless flash protocol developed by Olympus. The protocol features multiple groups of flash lights than can be controlled individually. I have a question regarding ...
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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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Why can't I fire my Canon RT speedlite with a Godox transmitter?

I have set my Godox X2T-C transmitter to Group A and channel 7 and have set my Canon 430EX III-RT with the same group and channel as a slave (by radio signal) and I am using a Canon R6 camera. The ...
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How do I change the channel on a Yongnuo YN685C flash?

I have the Yongnuo YN685C for Canon cameras. I am using the YN622C-TX and also the YN622C. How do I change the channel on the YN685C?
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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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What is the Godox SHOOT setting for?

I was going through my Godox transmitter settings, and there's this cryptic one called SHOOT: What do those three settings mean? And when would I want to use them? The Godox user manual isn't very ...
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Is there a transmitter that will fire a YN600EX-RT II and a RF603C II?

The RF603C II is great because I can carry one in my pocket and it will trigger the corresponding one on the camera. Also the RF603C II (as transmitter) will trigger other flashes (with RF603C II as ...
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Why are my flash and trigger not talking to each other?

I have the trigger on my camera and I have replaced all batteries. receiver attached to flash (a Neewer NW561) for off-camera use. Test on flash gun works fine. Test on trigger shows red but no test ...
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What triggers are needed to fire a YN568ex III for canon 80D?

I have a Canon 80D and a Yongnuo 568EX III. I'm thinking to buy a remote flash trigger for the setting, but not sure what will work. I read about Yongnuo YN622N Kit, but I'm not sure it will work with ...
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Flash control disabled on Nikon Z7 when attempting to use external flash

I have a Nikon Z7 and the following rented equipment: Nikon SB-910 flash unit Phottix Odin II Receiver for Nikon Phottix Odin II Flash Trigger for Nikon The on-camera setup is working great, it's my ...
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Do I need a Godox master flash to use a TT685-N off-camera?

I'm planning to buy a Godox TT685-N. But I want to use it only as a slave flash. I'm trying to understand if I need another Godox flash to be the master or if my current Nikon SB-900 will trigger it. ...
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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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Can't make Godox X1T-N + TT350-N combo working!

Just bought a Godox X1T-N + TT350-N combo to work with my Nikon D610 as an off-camera flash but X1T-N doesn't seem to be firing TT350-N at all. Is there any other setting I need to take care of to ...
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How to best mix Godox Strobes with legacy Bowens Strobe?

I recently co-rented a studio which has an assortment of studio strobes (Bowens Gemini GM500R, Bowens GM750+). However I usually use my Godox AD600BM and 2 AD200. Mixing the strobes From what I see, ...
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What are common issues with the Godox AD200 Pro not firing?

What are the most common issues with the Godox AD200 Pro not firing all the time? I set my channel higher as well as the ID#.
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How do I use a Yongnuo YN200 with a Nikon speedlight?

I plan to buy a Yongnuo YN200 2.4 GHz 200 Ws TTL flash. But I also have a Nikon D7100 and a Nikon sB700 flash. I want to use and the YN200 and SB700 together. If I buy a Yongnuo YN560-TX II ...
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What (non-OEM) brands/model of speed lights are compatible with the 2.4GHz *radio* (not optical) signal of the Canon 600EX-RT?

I have a Canon 6D with a couple flashes, the 60EX-RT and the 580EX II. I would like to add a couple flashes and would like to stay within the Canon RT system. What brands/models can I go with to ...
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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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Why can't I connect my Yongnuo trigger to my Godox speedlight?

I have a new trigger, a Yongnuo brand RF603N II and a flash, Godox brand V860 II. Both devices work well, but the trigger does not have any effect on the flash. Does anyone have any idea why or how I ...
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What is the flash S2 slave mode used for?

I have two Godox flashes, a V850 and a TT350. Both have built in optical slave triggers with modes S1 and S2. S1 is a plain dumb slave, it fires when it detects a bright flash of light. S2 ignores ...
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Will the Neewer TT560 speedlite work with my camera? [duplicate]

I am looking into getting the Neewer TT560 speedlite for my Olympus E-PL5, since it has a transmitter/receiver combination that works with it. Is this a viable solution?
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Flash YN968EX-RT with YN622C-TX transmiter

I bought the YN622C-TX transmiter because i was told that works with the build in reciever in my YN968EX-RT flash but I can't make it work. I read many forums but most of the problems are with flashes ...
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Nikon D3400 with YN622N II wireless flash transceiver and YN568EX speedlight. Why won’t my camera take a picture?

I am using two of the transceivers and two of the speedlights. Everything will sync together, my camera will communicate with the speedlights. Like if I change from f1.8 to f4 it will also change on ...
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Can Canon T7i trigger an unmounted 430EX III-RT?

I have a Canon T7i and I need to wirelessly trigger unmounted 430EX III-RT. Can the camera do it on its own or what do I need to make it happen? Thank you so much!
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Can I trigger the Yongnuo YN-600EX RT Il with the YN-622C?

I own a YN656EXIII that I trigger with a YN622C. I'm interested in adding two YN-600EX RT II to my kit. I was expecting to be able to use the following setup: One YN622C on my camera. One YN622c on ...
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Why was my Canon Speedlite 600EX triggering other flashes?

Hi: I second shot a wedding reception last Saturday and my on-camera Canon Speedlite 600EX flash (on a Canon 5DM3) was triggering the lead photographer's two Godox off camera flashes (she had a Nikon ...
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Yongnuo YN560-TX II

I watched a Kelby One lesson and per course purchased a Yongnuo YN560-TX manual controller to trigger my Nikon SB900 off camera with a softbox. Do I need to purchase something else to make this work (...
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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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How long is the range of Canon ST-E2 speedlite transmitter in practice?

I just ordered a used but working Canon ST-E2 speedlite transmitter because it was so cheap that it cost practically nothing. However, the ST-E2 hasn't arrived yet. My flash has support for ST-E3-RT ...
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How do I get a Yongnuo YN-685 to wirelessly fire in MULTI with the YN622N-TX?

I would like to use this setup so that two flashes both fire multiple times until the shutter closes. I can get the flashes to do this individually when attached to the camera, and I can get both to ...
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Yongnuo Updated YN600EX-RT II Flash not linking with Canon 77D

I think I've done everything in the manual and instructional videos I've watched, but I can't seem to get my new Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II flash to link up with my Canon 77D using the Easy Wireless setup. ...
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Can I use a Godox V860 flash with the X1T wireless trigger? [closed]

How do I use a trigger without a receiver? I use a Godox V860 flash.
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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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Which flash trigger to buy for Canon?

There's a ton of options out there. I already bought the Altura trigger set, but I realized it only works when the transmitter/receiver are put side-by-side, very inconsistent results, will only work ...
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Canon/Yongnuo YN-E3-RT compatible with Flashpoint strobes? [duplicate]

Can I use a Canon/Yongnuo YN-E3-RT radio controller to fire Flashpoint strobes? I don't need TTL, just manual control and firing.
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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 do I pair a yn660 speedlight with the yn560-tx transmitter

I can't get the yn560-tx to control my new yn660 light. The flash fires on test. So it is working. If I push "act" I can test fire the flash from the transmitter, so they do connect, but I can't ...
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Connecting Yongnuo YN968EX-RT speedlight with a YN560IV off-camera

I just starting using speedlights recently and to be honest it's very overwhelming. I have watched countless videos but I still do not have an answer, I was hoping someone here can explain it to me. ...
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Pen F Youngnuo Flash & Triggers

Which Yongnuo flash is compatible with an Olympus Pen F? Do I need to purchase Yongnuo triggers to use the flash? I currently have other brand triggers and would like to use those.
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How does the built-in external off-camera flash control work with the Canon EOS M6?

I am trying to understand how wireless external flash works with Canon EOS M6. Manual didn't help, and the specifications just say "wireless multi-flash support". What does that mean? As far as I ...
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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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Can I use a cheap DSLR's built-in flash as a secondary flash triggered by my main camera's built-in flash?

Due to the fact that I do not have a flash unit, and I would like to improve lighting conditions and photographic techniques, I thought maybe I can use the flashes of two cheap DSLR cameras as flashes ...
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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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Why aren't my strobes and speedlight in sync, and how can I fix this?

My Yongnuo 560 IV will fire my Smith Victor KF-2U strobes, however the strobe flashes are not in sync with the speedlight flash. (I see the strobes flash with my eyes, but their flash is not recorded.)...
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What Yongnuo controller will let me use my YN-568EX II with TTL and HSS?

I have two Yongnuo YN-568EX-II speedlites. I can use them as radio/receivers between the two, but I want to use a controller on camera to be able to use the speedlights off camera without losing E-TTL ...
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What should I look for when choosing a speedlight to learn off-camera flash?

I am going to start learning flash photography for portraits (80% environmental portraits outdoors in bright daylight, and 20% indoor). I want to use flash mostly off-camera. I have a Nikon D5500 ...
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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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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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