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transmitter and receiver units which enable off-camera flash

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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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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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Why won't my FlashQ triggers fire an off-camera flash on Nikon?

I bought a pair of FLashQ wireless radio triggers for my Nikon D700 and SB-28. I can get the flash to fire by pressing the button on the receiver and the trigger connected to the SB-28. It will not ...
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Will a Godox 300 Ws strobe work for weddings?

I am planning to buy a Godox DE300 (300Ws) for wedding photography as a flash. Will it do the job if I place it at different distances in a hall and use it through wireless trigger? I am not so ...
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Is there any wireless flash trigger compatible with the Sigma EF-610 DG ST flash and my Canon 1000D?

I am looking for a wireless flash trigger. I use a Canon 1000D camera and Sigma EF-610 DG ST flash. I checked that there are several problems when the flash is used with manual wireless triggers. ...
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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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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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Will the Phottix Odins for Sony give me remote power control over a LumoPro LP180?

Context So I have a Sony α6300 with a Metz 64 with the Sony Phottix Odin Wireless setup. With that setup, I have no problems and TTL works just fine. Question I'm considering adding a second ...
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What kind of trigger and receiver will work with different flash brands?

I have a question for using off-camera flash for a Canon 6D. I have two flashes. One is a Canon 600EX-RT and the other is a Digitek. Can I use different brand flashes for off-camera firing? What type ...
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How to control a Canon 430ex ii from a YN-622C-TX?

I have a Canon T2i with a 430ex ii and recently bought a radio transmitter kit (YN-622C and YN-622C-TX). The setup works, i.e.the TX on the camera, the 430ex on the 622C transceiver, all on channel 1 ...
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Controlling 4 Yongnuo flashes with a cable?

I am using 4 568EX II flash guns with 4 YN622C wireless flash triggers connected to the guns. I then control all with my YN622C-TX. Can I wire all the flash guns together with a cable and only use ...
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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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For macro shooting does a YN-560TX have advantages vs. an RF-603 to trigger YN-560IIIs?

I've just purchased my first external flash, the YN560 III. Context: Macro work, Nikon D3200, Sigma 70mm. My subjects are generally fish, and occasionally reptiles. This is to give you an idea of ...
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Can I control the power on Alien Bee B800s with Pocket Wizard Plus III triggers?

I've read a lot about the combinations of pocket wizards and alien bees, but most of the threads I've read have to do with the PW2. I'd like to be able to control the flash itself from the camera/...
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Why won't my YN-560-TX trigger my flashes when on-camera?

I have a Canon 70D, YN-560-TX and two YN-560IV flashes. The YN-560-TX is synced to the flashes and they work when I press the test button on the transmitter, but when I try to fire with the ...
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Nikon D300 with Viltrox JY-110 Wireless Trigger

Has anyone used a Nikon D300 along with a Viltrox JY-100 wireless tx and rx units? The reason I ask is that when I insert the rx unit into the 10 pin connector and turn on the D300, I will get one ...
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Can I control three YN600ex-rt flash units from one controller on the camera?

Just replaced my 600D with 70D canon and I am about to buy four units of the new YN600ex-rt and I wanted to know if I can use one yn600 on camera as master to control another three flashes to fire ...
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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 can I fire two independent Yongnuo flashes when I snap a shot?

I currently have a Canon 60D and a Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlight Flash, but am wanting to fire two flashes on tripods. Can I buy another 560 II to do this and how so? And if I can't then do I need to ...
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Firing Nissin Di866 MKII with Cactus TX/RX

Hope someone can help with this. I recently purchased some Cactus v5 Transceiver/Receiver set, having being told they would fire with many different types of flash units and camera's (including the ...
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Is the Yongnuo YN622C-TX still “working” when it's turned off?

Today I used a Yongnuo YN622C-TX with a Canon 7D and spotted some strange behavior. When the transmitter was on and I was shooting in A mode, the shutter speed was set to 1/250, as expected. I turned ...
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Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger Minolta/Multi Interface shoe

I own a set of Phottix Strato™ II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Flash Trigger for Sony (Minolta shoe). http://www.phottix.com/en/phottix-strato-ii-multi.html Is it possible to trigger these Strato II ...
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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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What flash trigger will work to fire a monolight, which will in turn trigger others?

I have 3 Bowens Monolights, Model 400D. I now have an Fuji XPro1 digital camera. What I would like to do is to fire one of the monolights via a transmitter on the hot shoe of the camera and have a ...
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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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Why doesn't my YN-565EX fire with the RF-603II wireless triggers? [duplicate]

I can't get the flash to fire with flash triggers on. Can anyone help? Body: Nikon D7000 Flash: Yongnuo YN-565EX Trigger: Yongnuo RF-603II wireless flash trigger
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Are Simpex triggers compatible with Yongnuo flashes?

I would like to know if Simpex triggers work with Yongnuo flashes.
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How can I use high speed sync on a Canon 430 EXII with a Cowboy Studio trigger?

So I have a Canon T2i dslr and a canon 430exII speedlite that I use off camera. I have a transmitter that I bought from Cowboy Studio that works pretty great. In high speed sync, the flash goes off ...
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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 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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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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Do Canon's EX-RT speedlights still work with the old optical wireless system?

Canon's latest Speedlites, the 600EX-RT and the just-announced 430EX III-RT, can be controlled via radio rather than light to avoid the line of sight requirement that older optically-triggered ...
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Why aren't my Yongnuo 605N wireless triggers working with my YN568ex off-camera flash?

I have a pair of Yongnuo rf605n wireless flash trigger transceivers and can not (despite several hours of trying) get them to fire my Yongnuo 568ex flash off camera. I have one mounted on the camera (...
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Can I use auto exposure with studio lights?

I was recently given a pair of older studio lights complete with softboxes and a basic hot-shoe trigger. I have zero experience with studio lights I admit. I intend to use it with my Canon EOS 550D. ...
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Can a Canon 430 EX II trigger a Yongnuo flash?

So I got a Canon 430EXII and I need a second flash, preferably a cheap one so I might resort to getting a Yongnuo. Now I'm just wondering if the 430EXII can trigger a Yongnuo flash considering it's a ...
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Where can I find an online manual for the Yongnuo RF-605N?

The manual that came with the Yongnuo RF-605N is very small and hard for me to read, I am get old and losing the potential of my eyes. Anyone know if there is any manual online where it can be ...
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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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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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Does it drain my Sony a7 battery to have “remote trigger” activated?

Deep in the menus of my Sony a7 there is a menu item to allow remote trigger. If I don't put this in the "ON" position, remote triggers won't work. I don't use remote triggers often, just for ...
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If I have a Phottix Mitros+ and Odin trigger, what is my best option for on-camera fill flash that can still be a master?

So I am starting to confuse myself with all of the different transmitters and receivers. I was looking at the Yongnuo triggers and flashes but once I saw the Mitros+ and that it has built-in radio, it ...
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Pocketwizards vs wireless transmitters?

What are the differences between a set of Pocketwizards and a set with a wireless transmitter and receiver. Don't they do the same thing?
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Which radio triggers can I use with a Yongnuo 565EX flash and a Nikon D610?

I just bought a Yongnuo YN-565EX Flashlight for my Nikon D610. Later I realized that it doesn't have any radio trigger. I want to use it as an off-camera flash and from what I understand, I would need ...
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Can I use a Yongnuo RF-603II to fire a remote flash with my dSLR?

I have a Nikon D60 camera. I know that I cannot use Yongnuo RF-603II transceivers to fire this camera remotely, but can they be used to trigger the remote flash with this camera?
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What might prevent a Yongnuo MC-36R remote controller from triggering a Canon 7D wirelessly?

I have purchased a Yongnuo MC-36R - both hand held remote and camera fitted receiver will fire the Canon 7D by cable, but the wireless remote will not work. I have both sets of dip switches set to ...
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Can I get a Yongnuo YN622C to trigger a Nissin Di700 in hss?

I've recently bought a Nissin Di700 flash that has HSS feature. I ask confirmation to those who have been able to try them both if with two tranceiver yongnuo yn-622C I can remotely control the ...
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Firing a TTL on-camera flash and manual off-camera flashes via radio triggers

I want to use an on-camera TTL flash and off-camera manual flashes simultaneously. That is, when I press the shutter button, I want my main on-camera flash to fire using TTL and my off-camera manual ...
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Manual off-camera flash compatibility with multiple bodies?

I'm very new to flash photography, so I apologize for the newb question. I plan on getting a Yongnuo YN-560 III speedlite for off-camera flash, but I wanted to know how I would be able to make it work ...
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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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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 ...