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Are ring flashes useful for cases other than macro photography?

Yes, they can be useful in phootgraphy other than macro. A 'ring light' (usually one of the more larger ones) is occasionly used in portraits, due to the soft and even way it illuminates the subject ...
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How can I tell if a 3rd-party flash is compatible with my camera?

The first thing you want to do is to check that the pins on the foot of the flash match the contacts on the hotshoe of your camera. They need to match in both the number of pins and placement so that ...
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How can I tell if a 3rd-party flash is compatible with my camera?

Here's a link to Neewer's website. I did a search for the VK750 ii and this was the only flash shown: https://neewer.com/?s=vk750 Apparently, Neewer has given this Nikon-compatible flash its own ...
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How can I tell if a 3rd-party flash is compatible with my camera?

The Neewer VK750 II is very compatible with the Nikon DSLRs (iTTL, in the last ten years), including the D3400. This Neewer VK750 model appears to be a relabeled Meike MK-951. It is a good choice ...
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Why won't my camera detect an external (ring) flash?

Any suggestions/solution? Test fire the flash to make sure that it's able to fire at all. Replace the batteries in the flash with fresh ones. Check both the hot shoe and the foot of the flash for ...
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Is it possible to command the Nikon SB-R200 with a Metz flash in master commander mode?

I don't have a Metz 52, but in the Manual for the Nikon version, on page 167 it begins with an English description of its use with Nikon Advanced Wireless Lighting mode (AWL is the wireless optical ...
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Are ring flashes useful for cases other than macro photography?

In addition to portraiture - where one can be used as either a key light, a fill light, or simply a catch light - ring flashes are often used in forensic photography, both at macro and non-macro ...
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