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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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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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Why is the D7000 commander mode flash firing during exposure when the manual says it won't?

I'm wondering if I'm using the D7000's Commander mode incorrectly. Page 225 of the Nikon D7000 manual says The built-in flash does not fire [in "--" Option], although remote flash units do. Yet ...
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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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How do I reduce the light from the pop-up flash as a wireless controller on a Canon 7D?

What are the best work-arounds out there for dealing with the built-in flash when trying to use the Wireless Flash feature of the 7D? Is there a Canon version of the SG-3IR? Or do you use a modified ...
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How limiting are the line-of-sight requirements of Canon's optical wireless flash system?

I have a Canon 7D and 580EX II Speedlite, and am trying to make the jump into flash photography, particularly portrait work. I understand that the 7D's wireless trigger works by line-of-sight. Will ...
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How do I activate wireless flash control with a Canon 60D?

I recently purchased a 430EX II for my 60D. When trying to set up the wireless flash control, I don't have "Flash Control" as an option in my menu. Do I need to perform a software update?
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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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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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How are power levels automatically determined when using multiple speedlights with CLS?

If I take a picture with an on-camera flash, or a single speedlight, my understanding is that the camera/flash pre-fire and then automatically select the approrpriate power level to properly expose ...
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What cheap flashes can be wirelessly triggered by a Nikon SB-900?

I have a Nikon SB-900 and I love it. I am looking to expand my off camera capabilities and would love to buy another flash. The one important factor I'm looking for is the compatibility between my ...
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How does commander mode on a Nikon camera body differ from commander mode a on SB-700 Speedlight?

My Nikon D80 and new Nikon SB-700 both offer Commander mode. I have two questions: When NOT in wireless mode (that is, when the flash is plugged into the hot shoe either directly or with a cable), ...
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Why isn't my Nikon D7000 in Commander Mode working with my SB600 flash?

I have a D200 and a D7000. The D200 triggers the SB600 in Commander Mode without any issues. The D7000 on the other hand will not trigger the SB600 with absolutely identical settings in Commander ...
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Nikon Speedlight: Slave mode and built-in flash/commander light [duplicate]

I'm thinking about getting a speedlight to use for off-camera lighting, perhaps the SB700, but I don't understand its different wireless triggers, this website says: For off camera use, the SB700 ...
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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 (...
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Pentax K-30 + Metz 52 AF 1 as off-camera slave

I recently bought external flash Metz 52 AF 1 and I have Pentax K-30 camera. Wireless mode works fine, however i expected it will be possible to use ONLY Metz flash without built-in pentax flash - ...
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Can the D800 built-in flash be used to trigger slave flashes only?

Without itself emitting light during the exposure?
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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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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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Understanding IR / RF flash systems

I have had difficulty understanding how most flash systems work and was hoping someone could break it down. I'll use my current setup for a concrete example: Canon EOS 60D Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash ...
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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 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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Nikon D800 Wireless i-TTL range

I have been experimenting with my new Nikon SB-910 speedlight using the Wireless i-TTL Advanced Wireless Lighting System that nikon has kindly built into the D800, which i believe to be radio based (...
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Underexposed, dark pictures with a wireless external flash?

I'm new to using external flashes and having a lot of trouble. I have a Canon Rebel EOS T5, an Altura Photo E-TTL Auto-Focus Dedicated Flash (AP-C1001) with Altura Photo Wireless Flash Trigger with ...
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Is there a Canon equivalent of the Nikon CLS?

Does Canon have its own version of the creative lighting system?
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Canon Speedlite 320EX or 430EX II, which one to choose?

I am going to buy a wireless flash for my Canon 650D camera. I've got two lenses, the Canon 18–55mm kit lens and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8. I am not a newbie photographer and know how to use my camera well. ...
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Can any radio flash triggers be used without a sync cable?

I am looking for an inexpensive wireless flash trigger system to use with my Pentax k-x and an old flash I wouldn't trust on the camera hot shoe (Vivitar 550FD) because of its high trigger voltage. I ...
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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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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 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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Will a 600rt Flash work with a 70d using radio control?

I have a 580exII and sometimes feel limited by the line of sight required to use it is a slave with the on-camera flash. Will a 600ex-rt's radio control feature work with my 70D, or will I need to ...
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Is it possible to trigger a Canon 600 EX-RT with a Fuji's on-camera flash?

I was playing yesterday with my Fuji X100T and got curious if I can use my Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlite as an optical slave to the built-in flash on my Fuji X100T. Is this possible?
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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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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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Canon 70D - What happened to flash group C?

I recall reading about A, B, and C groups where A:B is adjusted as a ratio but C (meant for backgrounds) is always fixed. Trying wireless flash with my Canon 70D and two flashes, I don't see any C ...
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Would this IR-transparent plastic be useful for blocking unwanted control flash?

Pentax's wireless P-TTL system is optical, and requires a control flash. I'm using the built-in flash on my camera, but one can also use a hotshoe-mounted flash with the right feature set. If you have ...
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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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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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What PocketWizard units do I need for a Sekonic L-758DR-U to control flash power with a Fuji camera and Nikon flash?

I have a Fuji X-T1 and just came into possession of two PocketWizard Plus IV transceivers and I am using a Nikon SB-910 in manual. I also have a Sekonic L-758DR-U light meter that works with ...
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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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How to troubleshoot Canon Speedlites that are not firing at the same time?

I'm working on some studio lighting and want to have my two Canon Speedlite 580EX IIs fire simultaneously using Canon's built-in wireless communications (i.e., I want the master to trigger the slave, ...
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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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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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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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Can I trigger a Nikon SB-600 off-camera with any other flash on the hotshoe?

Is it possible to trigger Nikon SB-600 with.. say, any flash, wirelessly? If not, what speedlights are capable of this? What's this feature called, so I can search for more details?
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Why doesn't my flash fire from the hot shoe trigger?

I have a Yongnuo YN-560 III and a pair of RF-603II (C3) triggers. I have a Canon Rebel T5i. I put one trigger on the hot shoe. When this trigger is in TX mode I get a blue comm light and I can fire ...
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Can I use an optical slave flash with my Sony DSC RX100?

Can I use a slave flash (I have one — Simpex VT531) with Sony DSC RX100, since it does not have a hot shoe ?
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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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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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How to use a Nikon SB-700 in combination with a Yongnuo 560 II and RF-603 triggers?

I'm shooting a D7100 and I have two flashes: an SB-700 and a Yongnuo 560 II. I have two Yongnuo RF-603 wireless triggers. How do I fire these two flashes? Do I need to buy two more triggers or is ...
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Can the YN-E3-RT be used, mounted on top of the YN-622C?

Using a mix of different older flashes that I'm triggering with Yongnuo YN-622C remote triggers controlled by a YN-622C, I've began looking into the new Yongnuo YN-600EX-RT flashguns. They can be ...