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How can I fire a single canon 430ex flash remotely from a Canon 6D camera?

I don't ever use flash but I would like to start learning about portraits and lighting. I have a mainly unused Canon 430ex which I would like to use off camera with a softbox or bouncing of an ...
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Are there any radio flash triggers capable of P-TTL?

All the popular radio TTL flash triggers, like PocketWizard or RadioPopper, seem to be only available in Nikon and Canon flavors. Are there any models capable of transmitting Pentax P-TTL data?
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Are there universal remote triggers for digital cameras?

Are there universal IF or RF remote triggers for digital cameras? Should be able to work with MLU for cameras supporting that feature. Presently I own two IR remotes that work with three of my ...
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Why do my Cybersyncs fire my Sunpak flashes with the test button, but not the shutter release?

During wedding receptions, my Sunpak 383s fire very inconsistently. Every time I press the test button with the Cybersyncs, they fire every time. When I press the shutter button, they don't fire. ...
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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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JJC JF-U wireless trigger does not trigger flash at the right moment

I am trying to take a photo with my camera and trigger an off camera flash all wirelessly with the following setup: A Nikon D5600 and a Metz B520-AF flash which I'm trying to use with a JJC wireless ...
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How does Yongnuo RF-603c compare with Cactus V5 wireless trigger?

I have the chance to pick up a set of second hand Yongnuo RF-603c or Cactus V5 wireless flash triggers for more or less an equal price. My plan is to use those triggers in combination with a ...
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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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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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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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How to understand flash distance scale when used with a wireless transmitter?

I am reading Bryan Peterson’s book, Understanding Flash Photography. In this book, Bryan mostly talks about using the flash in manual mode and not in ETTL mode. I own a Yongnuo 600-Ex-RT speedlight ...
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What are the advantages of a remote radio trigger over "slave mode"?

I understand that with remote triggers like PocketWizard we can set them to work on different channels and zones, but those things aside, from the view of just firing multiple flashes, should I just ...
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Can I trigger a Godox SK400 with Yongnuo triggers?

Can anyone tell me ... can I trigger a Godox SK400 strobe with a Yongnuo trigger/ transmitter? I use a Yongnuo speedlight and transmitter but I am about to buy a Godox SK400 strobe and would like make ...
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How can I fire both a wireless trigger and an on camera flash at the same time?

I have three cactus v5 remote triggers. I also use Canon equipment. I want to be able to fire both a wireless trigger and an on camera flash at the same time. The wireless trigger would fire an off ...
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External Flash triggered by camera's internal trigger

I am stuck. I am starting to understand and try Flash photography with my Canon 750D. I have ordered a yongnuo 560 iv just yesterday. Now as I am tight on the budget, I have not ordered a trigger ...
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Can I use a high-voltage flash with the Cactus v5 trigger that is mounted on the camera?

Can I use a high voltage flash (with a trigger voltage over 5V) on the Cactus v5 transceiver that is mounted on the hot-shoe of my Canon 550D? I know that I can mount the trigger on the camera and ...
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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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Why does this wireless flash trigger fire non-stop?

I recently purchased a suspiciously cheap flash remote trigger system called Jianisi PT-04TM for about $20 and set it up with my Canon EOS 40D and Sigma EF-530 DG Super external flash. The surprising ...
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How do I stack different brand flash controllers on my Canon 5D Mark III and still have full TTL and power control?

I am trying to control two off-camera flashes with my Canon 5D Mark III. The first flash is a Profoto B1. The other flash is a YN600EX-RT speedlight mounted on a Yongnuo YN622C II transceiver unit. ...
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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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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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Can wireless flash triggers decrease the camera's actual sync speed?

Can wireless flash triggers decrease the camera's actual sync speed? I am using a set of YN-603 triggers to trigger a YN-560II with my D5100, but it looks like when I have it set as 1/200s I get a ...
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Why are my studio monolights not firing in a specific environment?

I have three studio flashes (Mettle ME-400 monolights), activated using a Jinbei trigger and a receiver on one light, with the other two set to use an optical slave mode. The lights were flashing ...
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Setting a SB-700 as off-camera flash for D850

I have currently a Nikon D850 along with a SB-700 flash, whose main purpose is to shoot cosplays in events. I'm happy that using it on the hotshoe would get better photos than without it, but still I'...
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How to trigger off camera flash in combination with burst mode?

I would like to photograph a falling object in burst mode and light it using an off camera flash. My current gear includes the following: Canon 550D Starblitz 2000BTZ flash Two Cactus V5 wireless ...
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Why won't my Commlite T320 triggers work as a shutter release for a second camera?

Today I got a Commlite T320 remote trigger system which I want to use to trigger my second camera that will be positioned behind a goal in football matches… I have never used a remote camera trigger ...
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Why can't I connect my Godox trigger to my Yongnuo speedlight?

I have a new trigger, a Godox brand X2T and a flash,Yongnuo brand YN685. Both devices work well, but the trigger does not have any effect on the flash. Does anyone have any idea why or how I can ...
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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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What do I need to use off-camera flash on location?

I have a Canon 5D Mk3 a Canon Speedlite 580EX and a Speedlite 540EZ. Also I have an Trek Tech Optera Pro 460 (a GorillaPod-like mini tripod) besides of my 'official' carbon-fiber tripod for camera. ...
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Universal wireless radio transmitter that can trigger Elinchrom studio strobes, Yongnuo speedlites and Godox flash

I have a pair of Elinchrom D-Lite-2 IT 200Ws studio strobes. The strobes have built-In Skyport wireless receivers and the set came with a Elinchrom Skyport ECO transmitter. This transmitter broke ...
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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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Is there a universal Yongnuo flash trigger?

I have two Yongnuo speed lites. One is the YN560 III while the other is a YN600EX-RT II. Is there a universal trigger that will connect to both of these or some other way to get them both firing at ...
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If using one camera to trigger another, what FPS will the triggered camera have?

I'm using a 7D and a 70D which have different max burst speeds. I want to put one on a remote for basketball. If I hold down my shutter button on, say, my 7D (8 FPS) will I get the full speed on my ...
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Experience with Paul C Buff's Cyber Commander?

My studio is mostly comprised of Alien Bee flashes, so I'm looking to pick up the Cyber Commander from PCB. The device claims to be lightyears ahead of what other remote trigger solutions, so I'd ...
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"Photographs cannot be taken" with manual lens and wireless triggers with off-camera flash

Good evening, The equipment combination I am trying to use is: Nikon D3400 Tokina 100mm Pro-D 2.8 lens* Neewer NW860iin Speedlite** Neewer N1Tn wireless hotshoe transmitter** Neewer N1Rn wireless ...
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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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Why won't my Yongnuo 568EXII (if used on a radio trigger) fire my 430EXII?

I have a Yongnuo 568EXII that I bought as a master for my Canon 430EXII. If the Yongnuo is used on camera, it triggers the speedlite just fine. However if I trigger the Yongnuo via a radio trigger (I ...
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Is there a flash system that will work with for both Canon 5DMKIII and Sony A7MKII?

I have the following two new cameras: Canon 5D-MKIII & Sony A7-MKII I'm looking to see if I can avoid buying 2 different flash systems, will any of the new Yongnuo flashes (or other flash ...
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Is there a way to use a Sony flash with a Nikon camera in wireless mode?

I own a Nikon D7000 and also got an Sony HVL-F36AM flash from my old Sony Alpha 100. Is there a way to use the Sony flash with the Nikon D7000 in wireless mode? Or does Sony somehow block its flash so ...
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How to configure Canon EOS 550D for dumb strobe lights?

I got a pair of "no name" strobe lights with a simple hot-shoe trigger and trying to use it with EOS 550D. Although it seems to work at first glance (strobes fire when shutter is triggered) in fact ...
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Is there any system to control a non-TTL speedlight from a wireless controller on the camera?

I'm looking for a radio trigger system to control my manual speed lights from the camera. To be clear, I am not looking for a TTL system. I want to be able to adjust the zoom and power, preferably ...
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Nikon Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 backwards compatibility

Ever since the press release, everywhere I look for details on Nikon’s WR-R10 wireless transceiver and WR-T10 wireless transmitter, I always seem to find them mentioned in conjunction with the new ...
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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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How to use a wireless remote shutter release with flash?

I'm about to buy a wireless remote shutter release. However, all shutter releases that I saw so far are attached to the flash shoe and cover the build-in flash. Are there wireless remote shutter ...
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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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What is the difference between the YN560Tx and the YN-E3-RT?

I know that the Yongnuo YN560-TX Manual Flash Controller is to control multiple flash units, and that the Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter is also to control multiple flash units. My ...
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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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Can I use a Yongnuo 622C trigger and sync cable to get high-speed sync with my Godox SK400 strobe?

I have a Godox strobe, the SK400 (and an SK300) and a Yongnuo YN-622C trigger. If I use a Yongnuo LS-PC635 (PC to 3.5mm) sync cable between the receiver and the strobe, can I shoot in high speed ...
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Which Yongnuo trigger, RF-605C (Canon) or RF-605N (Nikon), works on the GH4? [duplicate]

I'm guessing the difference between the two is the pin config and not the hotshoe mounting. Which one do I go for?
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