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What is the role of Shutter Speed while using a Manual Flash?

Flash duration is typically much shorter than most cameras' flash sync speed. If the flash only has a duration of, say, 1/1000 second (or 1 millisecond), it matters not if the shutter is open 1/250 ...
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What is the role of Shutter Speed while using a Manual Flash?

The simple equation assumes that the flash is effectively the only source of light in your image. This is a reasonable assumption in many cases, because since exposure works on an exponential scale, ...
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Can I use any brand's non-TTL wireless trigger to trigger any brand's manual flash?

Provided that all you want a wireless solution to do is tell the flash when to fire, any transmitter/receiver set that are compatible with one another will be able to do that. The easiest way to ...
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Why don't we have Manual flashes with High Speed Sync?

Godox has several lines of flashes (everything from speed lights to studio strobes) that are manual with HSS. The challenge is HSS requires the trigger interface with the cameras proprietary flash ...
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flash reflecting off the glass

Good afternoon, I have tried every setting on my Sony DSC-H400 to stop the flash reflecting back off the glass of my subject. I'm new at this! I have read through all my books. I originally assumed ...
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Could I use a manual flash for rear curtain sync?

You are correct, rear curtain sync is a very old technique that long predates modern flashes and will not be hampered just because you're using a manual flash. That being said, though most are, not ...
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What is the role of Shutter Speed while using a Manual Flash?

Both of the other answers are correct, but I think there might be an easier way to understand it: Consider being in a completely black room with no light... the shutter can be open indefinitely ...
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What is the difference between the YN560Tx and the YN-E3-RT?

The main difference between the two transmitters it that they're used for different radio triggering systems. The YN-560-TX is for Yongnuo's manual-only 560/60x system; the YN-E3-RT is for Yongnuo's ...
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High-speed flash with Tumax DPT586 AFZ-P: Why not manual mode?

I don't know why, but it appears that Pentax can only do HSS while in P-TTL mode. Canon and Nikon do allow HSS in manual mode.
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What is the difference between the YN560Tx and the YN-E3-RT?

What is the difference between the YN560Tx and the YN-E3-RT? Here are a few of the distinguishing factors for the YN560-TX: The YN560-TX is manual only. It is made to control manual flashes (e.g. YN-...
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What is the role of Shutter Speed while using a Manual Flash?

We use the Guide Number as an aid to gauge the f-number setting. Accept, as an example, your ISO setting is 200. You consult a table of guide numbers and discover it’s 180. Your principal subject is ...
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Are external consumer flashes becoming useless?

Am I wrong with that impression? Yes, you are very wrong. Modern flash units are not “weak”, and they are not “becoming useless”. Today’s external flash unit have lots of power and are loaded with ...
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Is there such a thing as a flashbulb case or a convenient way to carry and organize flashbulbs?

I ended up ordering 1" nylon tube with a 7/8" ID on McMaster-Carr along with vinyl end caps. Cut some discs from some left over closed cell foam. This lets me stack them vertically in the ...
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Is there such a thing as a flashbulb case or a convenient way to carry and organize flashbulbs?

You can get plastic cases in many types of sizes and quality, from cheap food storage tubs to more rugged pelican cases. I would go with a Pelican Case, and add some Pick and Pluck foam to it. They ...
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What is the role of Shutter Speed while using a Manual Flash?

I’m happy to have found this thread. The number of YouTube videos providing false information of incident light meters work in situations that are 100% flash lit, is disturbing. Typically they’ll set ...
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How do I get a YN560 III flash to work on a canon 4000d camera

The EOS 4000 lacks the center contact in the hotshoe. This makes it incompatible with a simple manual flash like the YN560. Only Canon flashes, (and some 3rd party ETTL flashes) will work without the ...
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Do I need 1/128 flash power at guide number 43-44 or is 1/32 enough?

Those GN are basically the same. The MAX reach of the flash is the GN / aperture f-stop. Let's make the math easy, we'll use GN 44m with an aperture of f/2.0 (you have a little further going to f/1.8)....
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Can I use any brand's non-TTL wireless trigger to trigger any brand's manual flash?

Yes if you only care about manual sync, and are using manual (non-TTL) gear, and add-on radio triggers that attach to the foot or sync port of the flash, then brand should not matter. You can mix and ...
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Can I use optical slave if my Flashes do not communicate over radio?

Could anyone confirm that this method is ok and there is no significant delay between the first and second flash firing? Yes. If you have one of the flashes in S1 or S2 "dumb" optical slave mode, and ...
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flash reflecting off the glass

What you're trying to avoid is any light from the flash reflecting off the glass and into your camera. It's an angles game. But because you're using a bridge camera's pop-up flash that is fixed in ...
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flash reflecting off the glass

The advice in the other answer is good, but something you could also consider is a polarising filter - adjusted to the correct angle, these can be good at dealing with reflections. Place the filter in ...
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Manual photography cheat sheet — where can I find one, or what should be on it?

If it is too bright Reduce the ISO Lower the aperture or Increase the shutter speed If it is too dark Do the opposite In my opinion, the best way to learn is to go and ...
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