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Why does my studio flash fire when another photographer takes a picture?

The Godox RT-04 are radio frequency (RF) based transmitters/receivers. It is unlikely that your friend triggered your studio strobes over RF unless he used a similar transmitter and the same channel ...
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Why was my Canon Speedlite 600EX triggering other flashes?

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 ...
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Why aren't my strobes and speedlight in sync, and how can I fix this?

If it were the 380EX that was having issues triggering the strobes: The most likely scenario would be that the pre-flash of the E-TTL only 380EX is triggering the strobes before the shutter opens. ...
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Are any of the common third-party flash systems with radio-trigger capability inofficially multi-platform?

Yes, there are several systems that work in the way you describe, where the off-camera lights can switch between different TTL systems, and the only thing you need is an on-camera transmitter unit ...
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What is the Godox SHOOT setting for?

Use these settings to control how and when the transmitters send settings changes out to the lights. More specifically, when you have multiple shooters sharing the same lights, or if you want to ...
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How compatible are different flash brands for remote control over the flash?

Generally when it comes to manual-flashes-with-remote-power-control, only flashes and triggers in the same brand and triggering system will be compatible enough to allow you remote control over power ...
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Buying wireless flash trigger vs. cheap flash to use as master

Using the Godox TT350N as a means to control your other Godox speedlight is a perfectly viable option. If you later decide to buy a dedicated trigger, you can control both of them. The only drawback ...
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Can vintage strobes damage wireless receivers?

Yes, there is the possibility that vintage strobes with high trigger voltages can damage wireless receivers/transceivers attached to them. The danger would only apply to the receiver/transceiver ...
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What Yongnuo controller will let me use my YN-568EX II with TTL and HSS?

The Yongnuo YN568EX II flashes have built in optical receivers that operate on Canons optical wireless system that uses very short pulses of light to communicate. You need an optical Master flash (...
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Why is my Godox V860 III-S showing a weird WL/circle symbol?

It means you need to turn WL off on your camera to use the V860 III-S as an on-camera transmitter unit. The WL setting is for Sony's own proprietary "smart" optical/radio system signalling. ...
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Is there a radio flash control system for Olympus that allows setting flash power from the camera?

As of 2018, aside from the built-in RC "smart" optical system made by Olympus and Panasonic, there are a few radio triggering systems that now support TTL and HSS with MFT (micro four-thirds), as well ...
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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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Can I fire an off camera flash remotely that ISN'T linked to the camera?

Of course it's possible. You have at least 3 solutions: An infrared transmitter: the camera and flash must be in sight, no obstacle between the two. Operation is bad in daylight. A radio transmitter. ...
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How does the built-in external off-camera flash control work with the Canon EOS M6?

... the specifications just say "wireless multi-flash support". What does that mean? It's obscure, but basically what that spec means is that the M6 can only do Canon's wireless flash systems (both ...
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Are any of the common third-party flash systems with radio-trigger capability inofficially multi-platform?

There may be others, but at least the Godox X (Flashpoint R2) system functions in this way. You have to have the correct trigger for your camera (e.g. the XPro-N for Nikon or XPro-C for Canon), but ...
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Options for a 5-flash 4-group lighting set-up using Canon (compatible) gear

You can also switch to Godox's system. You would need the Xpro-C for control from the camera, X1R-C receivers for your flashes, and of course some extra lights. You can get cheap flash units from ...
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Buying wireless flash trigger vs. cheap flash to use as master

It's a perfectly viable plan to use a TT350-N (or li-on V350-N) as your iTTL transmitter, but it's not just smaller and less powerful than a V860II-N, it also lacks CLS/AWL capability, it only swivels ...
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Flash control disabled on Nikon Z7 when attempting to use external flash

You cannot control the trigger/speedlight from the camera because only the SB300/400/500/5000 are compatible with the Z's "unified flash control." https://onlinemanual.nikonimglib.com/z7_z6/...
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Is there a transmitter that will fire a YN600EX-RT II and a RF603C II?

Nope. They use the same frequencies, as do most current wireless radio flash systems. But they use different protocols. In other words, they speak different languages. The YN560/RF605/RF603 is one of ...
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Can I use a Canon Powershot to wirelessly fire a Canon 430EX II?

It won't work without additional gear. The 430EX II does indeed have optical wireless capability, but only in Canon's "smart" optical system. That requires a master unit that can "speak&...
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Why are my studio monolights not firing in a specific environment?

Optical triggering can be a problem over large distances, in bright environments, and in situations where things block or absorb the light (softboxes and black walls). IMO, you really should be using ...
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Is there a Nikon equivalent to Canon's RT radio flash system?

As of 1/2018 there is still no transmitter for the SB-5000 flashes. Even with firmware updates to include other cameras like the D810 that I own a pair of, they will not pair with the WR-R10 on the ...
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Is there a Nikon equivalent to Canon's RT radio flash system?

At the time of this writing, Nikon's radio flash system is only in the preliminary stages; it's more the groundwork for a system than an actual system, and is not a practical choice for most current ...
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What kind of trigger and receiver will work with different flash brands?

Lots of different radio triggers work with lots of different brands of flash. Yes, you can mix'n'match flash brands (see: What should I look for in a wireless flash trigger for a home studio?), but ...
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Is there a 3rd party Canon flash with both RT wireless and optical wireless?

Is there a 3rd party flash which is both capable of being used off the camera using optical transmission and radio transmission? Short answer: The Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II can be used both optically and ...
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What are the pros and cons of the Nissin and Godox flash systems for Fujifilm cameras?

Personally, I think it all comes down to how much you want one of the Godox bigger-than speedlight options. That's pretty much all the Godox system can give you that the Nissin Air system can't at the ...
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Why won't my Streaklight 360 (Godox AD360 II) optically trigger my Canon 580EXII?

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 ...
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What should I look for when choosing a speedlight to learn off-camera flash?

Aside from the usual speedlight feature considerations (What features should one look for when selecting a flash?), for off-camera use, you do want to consider: Is a speedlight enough? If this is ...
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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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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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