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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Can the Panasonic GH4 remotely fire a Canon Speedlight 320EX?

I've been using a Canon 7D with my 320EX remotely for years, but when my 7D unexpectedly went swimming with me (never to recover), I decided to replace it with a GH4, which I'd been lusting after for ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a radio flash control system for Olympus that allows setting flash power from the camera?

One of the main advantages of optical wireless flash control systems is that they don't require anything extra: at least with many cameras, they work with the built-in flash, and can often control (...
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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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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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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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Can Neewer 3-in-1 remotes be used to trigger both flash and shutter at the same time?

I have 3 in 1 Neewer remotes, one transmitter and 4 receivers. Can I use the receivers to fire the flash and activate the shutter with the transmitter at the same time? I notice there is a flash and ...
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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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Why Can't I Set My Flash Intensity with My Phottix Odin 2 in Manual Mode

I have two speedlites. A Phottix Mitros and a Sunpak PZ42X. I can control flash intensity in both of them in TTL mode. I can also control the zoom (for Mitros it works, a bit buggy with Sunpak; ...
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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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Why is my YN-560-TX on-camera not triggering my RF-605C and Canon 430EX II?

I bought a Yongnuo RF-605C and Yongnuo YN-560-TX and I can't work with them. I think that there is no connection between them. The flash works properly when I use the triggers off of the camera (Canon ...
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Are RF wireless triggers systems compatible with one another?

I'm trying to get into using a wireless setup instead of a wired setup for triggering my off-camera flash, and this seems to be wading into a lot of products with very little clarity. There are a lot ...
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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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What do I need to do to trigger my Yongnuo 560IVs reliably from a distance and behind objects?

I am shooting with Canon 7D Mark II and I am currently trying to get into the flash photography. I am still working on a budget so I started with two Yongnuo YN-560IVs and a YN-560-TX transmitter. ...
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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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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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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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What should I look for in a wireless flash trigger for a home studio?

I'm an amateur photographer looking for a wireless flash trigger. My gear is Canon 70D with Speedlight 380ex. My question is: what should I look for in a flash trigger? How important is the trigger ...
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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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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 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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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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Can I use a Metz flash with Yongnuo trigger?

I have a Metz AF 52 flash and a Nikon D5200 camera, which has no wireless commander. Will a Yongnuo trigger work?
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Is there a Nikon equivalent to Canon's RT radio flash system?

In 2012, Canon introduced remote radio control into its flashes with the introduction of the 600EX-RT speedlite. Canon master/slaves flashes in this system now include: 600EX-RT 600EX-RT II 430EX III-...
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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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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 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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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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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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Why won't my YN-568EXII work with a flash trigger? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 5DMk2 and have just bought 2 Yongnuo YN568EXII speed lights. I have an existing Yongnuo RF-603CII trigger, but I cannot get them to work together! Does anyone have any suggestions, as ...
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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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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 (...