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Why am I getting weird circular lines below my product lit by a speedlight?

The problem is that your speedlight is pretty close to a point source light. You need a large diffuse light source, such as through a diffuser, umbrella reflector(*), or using a light tent. Pardon my ...
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Is Neewer flash gear just rebranded Godox gear? Are they compatible with each other?

TLDR; No, they're not the same and they're not compatible. The Neewer Q System is not the Godox X System You are not the first person to see the physical similarity between Neewer's new "Q" ...
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How do I remotely control an SB-800 with my Nikon D5500?

The SB-800 can be put into optical slave (SU-4) mode and be triggered by the popup flash on your camera. First, turn on your flash. Press and hold the "sel" button for 2 seconds. Arrow ...
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controlling flash power on a 580EX using Godox x2t-c and x1r-c

I am using Godox X1T-C with 580EX and 580EXII. X1T-C + 580EX does work in ETTL mode (including adjustable flash compensation setting), but does not work in manual mode. X1T-C + 580EXII works in both ...
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How can I set the power of a Canon 580EX II with a Godox X1 trigger?

I'm working with same setup in 2023, Godox X1T-C and X1R-C, using both 580EX and 580EX II flashes, with camera Canon R6. I second what Michael C says, and add this additional info comparing the 580EX ...
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Why are my Neewer flash and trigger not working together?

The Neewer NW910 has no radio communication built in and is not part of Neewer's Q system. The only lights in the Q system that you can remotely control over radio from a Q-N transmitter are (from ...
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How can I wirelessly use the Neewer NW680/TT680 flash with the Canon 70D

TL;DR: My advice: return the NW680/TT680, and increase the budget to get a Godox TT685 II-C instead. Looking over an Amazon listing for the NW680/TT680 for Canon, it appears to be primitive with no ...
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How can I wirelessly use the Neewer NW680/TT680 flash with the Canon 70D

The Newer NW660 does incorporate a basic optical Slave Flash system. In S1 or S2 mode it will flash whenever it sees a bright light from another flash. You can use it, as is, with your 70D, if you use ...
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Is there a universal Yongnuo flash trigger?

Yongnuo has a number of different incompatible radio triggering systems, and there is no transmitter unit that rules them all. The two flashes you have are not in the same system. The only way to get ...
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Buying an off-camera flash solution on a tight budget

As @rafael says, forget wired solutions. So you have basically two solutions to trigger external flashes optical control using your camera flash Slave trigger: very cheap ($10) and basic optical ...
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Buying an off-camera flash solution on a tight budget

Forget the wire option. It is ancient, primitive, and prehistorical. Can I give more emphasis to his? Probably the two best options are Yongnuo and Godox. Pros? Price, and, IMHO, reliable. I have ...
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How do I remotely control an SB-800 with my Nikon D5500?

For remote flash, the Nikon solution is the SU-800. At that price, I would look in to wireless (RF) flash triggers which are more versatile since it doesn't require line of sight like the SU-800. ...
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Canon SL3 and Godox V1

AFAIK, none of the Godox for-Canon speedlights are compatible with the SL3 when used directly on the hotshoe of the camera, (but reports are contradictory and confusing). Unfortunately, the firmware ...
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Can I use a hotshoe sync adapter with the Canon multifunction hotshoe?

I would check that your adapter seats properly in the new multifunction hotshoe so that the sync pin on the bottom is actually touching the sync contact (the big one in the center of the "square&...
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Godox TT600 triggering via cable driven from Arduino

In theory you can, since the flash as a 3.5mm socket for this (appears to be the "mono" kind). However, if you trigger both the camera and the flash from the Arduino you may have to figure ...
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How do I remotely control an SB-800 with my Nikon D5500?

Is there a way to use the Nikon SB-800 [speedlight] with the D5500 remotely? You can fire it if you put the SB-800 into SU-4 mode and fire the D5500's pop-up flash. This is a "dumb" optical ...
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Miranda 530TZ Sync to pc cables

It is 3.5mm mono to PC........
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Can the Godox XPro work with strobes from Elinchrom

You would need at least one Godox receiver (e.g. X1R) for one of the heads, and then the other heads could be put into optical slave mode. Everything will be manual only (no TTL, wireless power ...
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How can I tell what trigger will fire my third-party flash off-camera without an additional trigger?

This can be hard to do when you're starting out and don't have experience with flash specs and what they do and don't say about wireless triggering capabilities. Flash specs to look for Looking over ...
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What should I consider when selecting radio flash triggers for legacy flashes?

If you just want to optically control the SB-600 and SB-800 the way you did with a D7000's pop-up flash, you could purchase an SU-800 and use that on the Z6ii's hotshoe as the commander unit. You don'...
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Is there a universal Yongnuo flash trigger?

There are a lot of wireless flash trigger/receiver available that feature a trigger unit which is usually connected to the camera and a receiver which is attached to the hot shoe of the flash. It ...
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What kind of flash should I use for general macro photography?

Have you considered a ring light, but with a few modifications? You could add a relatively wide, ring-shaped diffuser (of any diameter you prefer) in front of your ring light so that it did not create ...
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What kind of flash should I use for general macro photography?

This question could be a bit opinion based and also a bit short-lived if we refer to specific products. So I will try to answer in a broader fashion. Use whatever you have, whatever you need, whatever ...
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