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The reason you were triggering the other flashes is that the other photographer is a rookie. She was probably using the flashes as optical slaves... bad decision. Even if she was using a radio signal she could easily set up a different radio frequency. It is a rookie mistake leaving the flashes as the frequency 1. Because most likely other nonprofessional ...


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Yes. There's a "close" mode you can use on the X1T and XPro transmitters that will help to trigger a flash more reliably when it's close to the transmitter. This mode was added in firmware updates for the Canon, Nikon, and Sony versions of the X1T, so if you have one of these versions, it may need to be firmware updated. To check the currently loaded ...


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The recharge time is shorter if your batteries are fresh. It is also shorter if you use more expensive ones , like Duracell than cheap noname brands from discount stores, like "Ikea" and "Powercell". Actually, some devices refuse to run on cheap batteries. To improve the charge time further, use 1900-2300mAh rechargables. They have higher peak amperes and ...


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I have a Godox V860C light and a Godox Cells II remote trigger. OK, from this, I gather that you have a Canon camera. The Godox V860C is an eTTL-II-capable flash, so if you want to use that capability, it's there. However, the Cells II triggers are manual triggers that do not communicate eTTL information, so with this specific combination you do not have ...


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Here are some common issues with Godox firmware updating: Mismatching Firmware File Whatever you do, DO NOT USE A FIRMWARE FILE FOR A DIFFERENT DEVICE. This is a basic tenet of all firmware updates: firmware is closely tied to hardware configurations, and any hardware differences can mean bricking a device if you overwrite with the wrong firmware image. ...


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There are three steps to determine this. Find out what firmware version you're currently using. This procedure typically involves either holding down a button while turning on the unit, or going to a custom function menu and seeing what's displayed there for each device: A1: Hold down the SET button while turning on the trigger. AD200: Hold down the MODE ...


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You also need a transmitter unit on the hotshoe of your camera to send the hotshoe signals to your slave/receiver units. If you want TTL and HSS triggering, you can use any of the following Godox transmitters (Adorama names in parentheses): X1T (Flashpoint R2 transmitter) XPro (Flashpoint R2 Pro transmitter) Flashpoint R2 Pro II (no Godox version) X2T (...


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OSX-only options G3 / F3 Godox/Flashpoint has released an OSX version of the G3/F3 updater. However, at this time, it only supports updates for the following devices: V1 for Pentax TT350-P and Xpro-P AD400 Pro Flashpoint R2 Pro II For all other devices, or from Linux, however there are a few different ways you can do this, if you don't want to, say, ...


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Flashes are the biggest strain on batteries in photography, they use an awful lot of grunt. So I can pretty much guarantee your problem is flat batteries. Manufacturers continue to use AA's because of their ubiquity; you can get them everywhere and pretty much any time even in remote locations. Because they're being pushed hard it does mean they will run ...


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The only way you could trigger the Godox SK400 with your current setup would be to use it in "dumb" slave mode where the flash from the Yongnuo speedlight would trigger it. The radio in your Yongnuo trigger (regardless of which Yongnuo system you have - there are at least three separate Yongnuo radio protocols that are not compatible with each other: YN622,...


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Fuji HSS There's an easy way to tell if your Fuji camera does HSS. Unlike all the other camera brands supported by the Godox X system, Fuji's HSS setting is controlled by the camera, not by the transmitters. If you have a camera menu selection to set AUTO FP(HSS) on the flash, then you can do HSS. If you don't, you can't. HSS was added as a feature to ...


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In that price range? No. But in terms of camera gear prices (like say, a new lens), it's not that much more expensive to move up to the TT685. And the main disadvantages to going with the YN-560III/IV/-660/720Li models are not only that they don't do HSS, but also that the system doesn't have expansion options past speedlights, and that the Yongnuo TTL gear ...


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Like Canon's speedlights, the AD360II/Streaklight must be on the camera to be used as an optical master, but it can be set to "smart" optical master. But it can also be set to smart optical slave, RF (radio frequency) master and RF slave. The Godox AD360II/Flashpoint Streaklight (TTL) has four wireless modes. It's very easy to be in the wrong one, and the ...


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The MASK/ALT Feature MASK/ALT defines groups and a firing sequence for those groups for multiple lights. Successive presses of the shutter will fire a different group of lights each time. All lights must be in M mode. It's called MASK/ALT because it's often used to create freeze masks, and because the firing alternates/rotates between the groups. On the ...


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I was having the exact same problem but wasn't able to get it working, even after doing a ton of research. I think I have your solution if you're having the same problem that I did; the flash will not fire if you have the LCD screen active, the pulse is not emitted to the flash to trigger it unless it is being viewed through the viewfinder. Hope that helps!...


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Which settings work best for one photographer may or may not be the settings that work for another photographer shooting the same event. Why is this so? Because even though both photographers are shooting the same event, they may not have the same idea about how they want the images they create at that event to ultimately look. For a clear example of this,...


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You normally can't use "dumb" optical triggering for off camera HSS/Auto FP flash Using S1 will very likely disable HSS/Auto FP on the off-camera flash. This is because HSS/Auto FP requires more sophisticated communication between the camera and flash than a simple "dumb" optical flash to sync precisely enough. You haven't told us what you are using to ...


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HSS will work triggered optically with the Nikon Commander for remote HSS flashes. However, the internal flash cannot do HSS itself, so the commanders builtin flash group must be disabled (with mode "- -"), so that builtin group does Not try to contribute light (internal flash cannot do HSS). Then the commander can do its HSS stuff, and the internal flash ...


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Here's a list of common things to check. Are you using the wrong slave mode? For your speedlight to be a radio slave, the antenna icon must be showing, and the backlight should be orange. Godox's TT685 and V860II speedlights for Canon, Nikon, and Sony have five different syncing modes that the horizontal lightning bolt button cycles you through: On-...


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No, this setup won't work. You're close, but not quite right. The X1T is not a receiver (hence, the "T" suffix) or transceiver — it is a transmitter only. So one X1T cannot trigger another X1T. You still need all the pieces you mentioned, but you also need an X1R to trigger the camera shutter. With wireless remote shutter and flash, you have two events: ...


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For camera menu control, you need to have a flash that has that feature in it. All of the flashes with that feature have all five of the pins on the foot to correspond to Canon's five hotshoe contacts so that the flash can electronically communicate with the camera (however, five pins is no guarantee of menu-command capability--e.g., even Canon's own 580EX ...


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As per the suggestions, I replaced the batteries and it considerably improved the performance. I also noticed that light takes longer to come back on if I increase the light quantity Output.


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No. The X1 triggering system is radio. CLS is optical, and your camera can't send out both at the same time, because the hotshoe and popup can't be operated at the same time and you can't use PC sync if you want TTL/HSS and all the other goodies you bought the AD360 II for. You can try using a YN-622N on the AD360II, but I've heard there are issues with ...


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A partial answer: Does E-TTL work when the flash is off shoe? I don't think it does. If so, does that mean the E-TTL is pointless whenever shooting off-shoe? You need to set the 3 parts to TTL mode: the flash, the trigger, and the camera. I put the flash in manual mode and on full power (1/1). I should be in manual mode, right? If any of the 3 parts ...


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Hum. A studio light is not the best idea for all kind of weddings, or environments for that matter. You can not rely on a fixed strobe as your only light source. If the celling is high you can fire it to the celling and get an uniform light across a somehow big room. I have done that in a church for example. But only as a fill light, so you do not have the ...


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Yes and No. For purely logistical reasons in the ceremony I'm going to say no. There is no in built power storage in this light. Meaning you will have to plug in. You're going to need a long cable/extension leads as you can't guarantee where the nearest power outlet will be. Trailing cables are a health and safety nightmare, and I can't see many venues ...


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For most sports, you are going to shoot with ambient light, using a flash with many sports would be ineffective in the best cases (due to distance and positioning) and would interfere with the athletes in the worst case, and downright dangerous in some cases (like gymnastics for instance). I don't think you are going to get too much light from a single ...


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Yes, you can use Yongnuo (or nearly any RF-based) triggers to fire the Godox SK400, since it has a 1/8" (3.5mm) miniplug sync port. You simply have to cable an additional Yongnuo receiver in the triggering system you're using (e.g., YN-622 or RF-605) to the strobe's sync port (this may require a 2.5mm→3.5mm adapter), and the Yongnuo transmitter on your ...


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Yes, the voltage is approximately 300 volts and here is a diagram showing the pin connections: You can buy a complete unit for as little as $27. It doesn't make sense to try and design your own. The have complex electronics inside. Ebay Flash battery packs


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