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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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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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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Can I use the Yongnuo YN-685N with my Fuji camera and a YN-622C-TX?

Does anyone know if a Yongnuo trigger YN622C-TX (Canon) will be able to trigger the YN685 (Nikon) Flash unit? I have a full kit for my Nikon but now have a Fuji system with seems to run the same mount ...
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What are the pros and cons of the Nissin and Godox flash systems for Fujifilm cameras?

I'm a Fujifilm X-T2 shooter and last month I purchased Nissin (x2) i60a and a Nissin Air 1 Commander. I'm looking to expand to 4 flashes next year. Is Godox as dependable as Nissin? I'm in such a ...
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Can I use the dustproof Coolpix w300 with SB 800 speed lights?

I am very interested in the Coolpix w300 because of its dustproof feature. But I need it to work with my sb800 speedlights. Will it preflash in commander mode? Also will it work with my shutter ...
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Firing a Canon Speedlite 430 EX III-RT in manual wirelessly

Is it possible to fire my 430EX III-RT flash in manual as a slave wirelessly?
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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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Trigger my YN568EX 11 and my YN622C TX

Hi i have a yongnuo yn568ex11 flash and it says on the box wireless bought a yn622ctx trigger to go on the camera to fire the off camera flash but i cant get it to work does anyone know why thanks
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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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Will wireless triggers work with old flashes from the 1980s?

I want to buy a 4-channel remote wireless trigger to fire these flashes. Will this work with my Nikon D5200? They work in the camera shoe but will they work wirelessly?
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YN560 IV with Yongnuo RF-603N II

I'm trying to do off camera flash using the YN560 IV and RF-603N II but can't get the flash to work. If anyone is familiar with this particular gear, I'd love to have your input. I've seen a few ...
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How do I use a remote shutter trigger and radio flash triggers simultaneously?

I would like to shoot my Fuji X-T2 with Flashpoint remote shutter release and off-camera Yongnuo flashes and radio transmitters (622 series). I also have a YN600EX-RT I could link in. All components ...
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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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Is there a 3rd party Canon flash with both RT wireless and optical wireless?

Is there a 3rd party flash which is both capable of being used off the camera using optical transmission and radio transmission? I have been told that "Canon 430EX III-RT Speedlite" is capable of ...
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Variation or inconsistency in Flash light on same setting

I have a new pair of Apkina TTL 568 flash with soft boxes. I am operating them with trigger. When I take the picture, Flash lights do not give me same light for all the pictures, like for one picture ...
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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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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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How powerful/what type of flash do I need for a softbox to photograph dogs with a Sony a900?

I am about to embark on 'Dog Photography' having previously done mainly landscapes and wildlife. I want to work in peoples' own homes with portable lighting. I have purchased a Lastolite softbox and a ...
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Yongnuo YN685 (Nikon) and YN622N-TX not triggering

I just received a YN685 (Nikon) and a YN622N-TX (For Nikon), serial numbers 69020032 and 02072849. The firmwares are 1.08 (YN622) and 1.3.4 (YN685). However I try I cannot seem to get wireless ...
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Can I use any brand's non-TTL wireless trigger to trigger any brand's manual flash?

I am planning on buying a cheap manual flash for outdoor photoshoots. But, I am not sure if those cheap non-TTL flashes can be triggered by any brand's non-TTL wireless trigger, or whether they ...
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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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Why does my studio flash fire when another photographer takes a picture?

Last night I was at the event with my friend. I operated a photobooth with studio flash trigger strobes RT-04, and my friend had photo coverage of the event. Every time my friend took a photo the ...
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How to fire studio strobes with a Canon 580EX flash using Yongnuo transmitters?

How do I set up a shoot using my 580EX (Mark I) flash mounted on a Yongnuo transceiver on my Canon 5D Mark II and then fire 2 extra Hensel strobes with transceivers on them as well? Does my 580EX ...
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How compatible are different flash brands for remote control over the flash?

I currently have a Yongnuo YN560-TX trigger and a Yongnuo YN-560 Mark III. I would like to get a iTTL flash that also works with remote triggering. How compatible are are different flash brands (...