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How to understand flash distance scale when used with a wireless transmitter?

I am reading Bryan Peterson’s book, Understanding Flash Photography... Just my humble opinion, but not the source I'd go to. Peterson is more of a landscape/nature photographer and his knowledge of ...
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Can I use auto exposure with studio lights?

Sorry, there is no way to make older studio strobes automatic, or even semi-automatic. You must use Manual mode for every photo. 1/200 is the max sync speed on your camera, but when using radio ...
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Understanding IR / RF flash systems

IR Systems Think of it this way. Digital cameras are generally made by companies that do other consumer electronics. So, the first wireless controls for off-camera flash that were built were based on ...
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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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Does Yongnuo YN622C TX/RX accept rechargeable NiMh AA batteries?

I've been using the YN622C-TX and YN622C transceivers for about the last four years. I think I have gone through maybe three or four sets of alkaline batteries in the TX. The transmitters and ...
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External Flash triggered by camera's internal trigger

The only way to use a 750D to trigger an off-camera YN-560 IV without adding any other hardware is to use the pop-up flash to trigger the YN-560 IV in "dumb" slave mode. The YN-560 IV has a built in ...
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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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Why can't I connect my Godox trigger to my Yongnuo speedlight?

If you're trying to control a Yongnuo YN685 via radio using a Godox X2T transmitter, it won't work. They speak different "languages" that aren't compatible with one another. You can use a ...
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JJC JF-U wireless trigger does not trigger flash at the right moment

You're probably not doing anything wrong. It's that the JJC triggers can't tell what they're being used for, and both receivers are getting the transmitter signal at the same time, and tripping the ...
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Why does the YN-565EX need a radio trigger with the YN-560-TX?

Yongnuo only makes two types of flashes with built-in radio triggers: manual-only flashes (YN-560III & YN-560IV), and the Canon-RT compatible flash, the YN-600EX-RT. The YN-565EX/568EX/500EX (and ...
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What should I look for in a wireless flash trigger for a home studio?

Actually, the most problematic part of your equation here is the 380EX. It doesn't do Canon's wireless eTTL slave mode, which is probably why you're looking for triggers, but it has no manual power ...
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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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Are there any radio flash triggers capable of P-TTL?

The following radio-based flash triggering systems can communicate TTL for Pentax: The Cactus X-TTL system with their V6II/IIs triggers can give you remote power control over TTL Pentax flashes, HSS ...
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What are the advantages of a remote radio trigger over "slave mode"?

The goal of all of them is to fire a flash that's not on the camera. Let's take a look at what all this means radio trigger (e.g. PocketWizard) They talk to each other via radio, which means there's ...
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How can I use high speed sync on a Canon 430 EXII with a Cowboy Studio trigger?

Most low-cost (say < US$50/set) flash radio triggers do not support eTTL or HSS. They are "manual-only" triggers. It the triggers/flash only have a single contact/pin they're definitely manual-...
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Understanding IR / RF flash systems

Does my flash actually have a wireless reciever in it (Instruction manual seems to point to "yes")? Yes. It has both an optical transmitter and an optical receiver. That means that it can be used ...
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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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Can I trigger a Godox SK400 with Yongnuo triggers?

The only way you could trigger the Godox SK400 with your current setup would be to use it in "dumb" slave mode where the flash from the Yongnuo speedlight would trigger it. The radio in your Yongnuo ...
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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 can't I trigger my Yongnuo flash with my Yongnuo transmitter?

What you're missing is that Yongnuo has three different flash triggering systems: YN-560-TX and RF-60x manual-only triggering system. The YN-622/YN-622-TX TTL/HSS triggering system. The Yongnuo ...
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Can I use a Godox AD200 without a transmitter?

I wanted to know if I can use Godox AD 200 without the transmitter such as X1 T or Pro? Yes, there are several methods one may use to trigger a Godox AD200 without using a Godox 2.4Ghz transmitter. ...
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Setting a SB-700 as off-camera flash for D850

I have currently a Nikon D850 along with a SB-700 flash, whose main purpose is to shoot cosplays in events. I'm happy that using it on the hotshoe would get better photos than without it, but ...
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Is there a radio flash control system for Olympus that allows setting flash power from the camera?

There are a few new systems appearing on the horizon that look like they will allow power control from any iso-compatible hotshoe, including those of mirrorless cameras like mft and Fuji X. But they'...
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Manual off-camera flash compatibility with multiple bodies?

While the Yongnuo RF-603 (and -603II, and -605) and YN-560-TX units all come in Canon and Nikon flavors, the difference is solely for the "wake-up" feature (i.e., half-pressing your shutter button ...
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What are the advantages of a remote radio trigger over "slave mode"?

If you're talking about optical slave mode, where slave flashes detect the flash from the master flash, then two primary reasons are that optical slave is much less effective/reliable in daylight, and ...
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Pocketwizards vs wireless transmitters?

Radio flash triggers are a type of device. PocketWizard is a specific brand of radio flash trigger. So, yes, they do the same thing. But while all PocketWizards are radio flash triggers, not all ...
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How can I fire a single canon 430ex flash remotely from a Canon 6D camera?

There are several methods you can use to fire the 430EX remotely, and while most require additional equipment, not all of them do. Canon wireless e-TTL (IR) Canon has two built-in wireless systems ...
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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 it possible to trigger a camera from a flash, which is triggered by another flash?

I do not know the specific hardware mentioned, but I will attempt a general answer. The short version is "no". Optical triggers of most studio flash gear are specifically for the flash itself, and ...
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