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Orange “aura” around people/objects in photo, usually present with older cameras?

Actually, this is intentionally done and can be duplicated with any camera and flash combo (ish). To me, the second and third image seem indicative of a technique known as second curtain / rear ...
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Orange “aura” around people/objects in photo, usually present with older cameras?

The blur is caused by the shutter being open for much longer than the duration of your flash. The orange color of the blur is due to the ambient lighting being much warmer in color than the light ...
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Why does electronic first curtain shutter affect rendering of blurred backgrounds?

The reason for the phenomenon is that at wide apertures in good light necessitating a fast shutter speed, most of the exposure is coming from a very narrow traveling slit between the first and second ...
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Why I'm not getting the 'trails' of the shutter drag photos?

I would imagine that the transition between point A (standing there) and point B (close-up) was too fast. A good indicator of this is that you waited for some seconds at point A and then quickly moved ...
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Why can't I set 2nd Curtain Sync on my Canon 5D Mark IV?

With most Canon EOS cameras, second curtain sync is only available with shutter times longer than 1/30 second. However, the camera will usually allow one to set second curtain sync with a compatible ...
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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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How does electronic first curtain shutter match the second curtain?

There is no global reset on all pixels simultaneously. This is the Holy Grail of sensor design that hopefully may come soon. Canon, in order to save cost, does not include a mechanical first curtain ...
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Canon native flash off-camera second-curtain-sync: any news?

And, from the horse's mouth ... Thank you for your request and for contacting Canon. Regarding your enquiry about second-curtain sync on the Canon Speedlite 430EX III RT, I have to confirm that ...
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Canon native flash off-camera second-curtain-sync: any news?

Canon RT flashes and RT triggers will not do what you want. There are 3rd party RT triggers and flashes that will. The Yongnuo YN600EX-RT and YN-E3-RT, for instance. Unlike your Canon 430EX II flashes,...
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How can I use flash more effectively in club photography?

There's an excellent book by National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig called "minus 2/3", which I'd highly recommend. Gerd's basic approach is to dial down the flash (often by 2/3's of a stop, ...
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Does the Fuji X100F have an actual "rear curtain" flash sync.?

From Using the Flash in the FujiFilm X100F Manual: Sync Choose whether the flash is timed to fire immediately after the shutter opens (1ST CURTAIN) or immediately before it closes (2ND CURTAIN). 1ST ...
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Why can't I set 2nd Curtain Sync on my Canon 5D Mark IV?

If you are using the Canon RT radio systems to fire the 600EX II-RT off-camera, wireless 2nd curtain sync wasn't available as a feature until the Feb 2021 release of the ST-E3-RT (Ver. 2). This is a ...
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Godox TT350n/Nikon D610 - How to fire my Godox flash "only" as a rear curtain sync?

Commander mode is for Nikon's optical CLS system or their radio WR system. It does not work with Godox's 2.4 GHz radio system. While the Godox TT685-N and V860 II-N full-sized speedlights can be ...
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What is the cheapest solution to use rear curtain sync with Canon RT-compatible gear?

Your cheapest solution? Shoot with the flash's group set to Manual on the YN-E3-RT. Your shutter speed will also need to be between 30s and 1/30s. That should give you access to 2nd curtain sync. The ...
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Godox TT350n/Nikon D610 - How to fire my Godox flash "only" as a rear curtain sync?

Can someone help me find the right settings please? You don't need the right settings, you need the right trigger. Your flash is set to receive a radio signal from a radio transmitter. You need a ...
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Godox TT350n/Nikon D610 - How to fire my Godox flash "only" as a rear curtain sync?

If you are using the built-in flash as your trigger, it has to fire. That's how optical triggering works. You can use a different trigger (radio, cable), or you can use a hard IR-pass filter like ...
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How does electronic first curtain shutter match the second curtain?

I think if you read the manual you will find that the electronic first curtain/mechanical second curtain function is only available at SS's below shutter curtain transit time/flash sync (~ ≤ 1/250). ...
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Why can't I set 2nd Curtain Sync on my Canon 5D Mark IV?

I used to have the same problem, but finally figured it out: First your flash has to be mounted on camera's hot shoe; secondly, you must use a compatible flash.
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Orange “aura” around people/objects in photo, usually present with older cameras?

This answer is repetitive, but trying to make a point about not using rear sync curtain and make a 1,2,3 step guide. You use a flash, and leave the shutter open for a while more. You can use manual ...
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Canon native flash off-camera second-curtain-sync: any news?

As of February 2021, yes. You can now get 2nd-curtain sync with the ST-E3-RT version 2 and Canon's RT-capable speedlites. This is a new model. Canon Europe offers an update service for ST-E3-RT owners ...
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How do I get rear-curtain sync on a Canon 5D classic with a Yongnuo YN-500EX?

Unless your shutter speed is 1/30 second or slower most newer Canon EOS bodies will use first curtain sync regardless of what is selected in the menu of a compatible flash (or via the camera's menu ...
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