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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I trigger a Godox SK400 with Yongnuo triggers?

Yes, you can use Yongnuo (or nearly any RF-based) triggers to fire the Godox SK400, since it has a 1/8" (3.5mm) miniplug sync port. You simply have to cable an additional Yongnuo receiver in the ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I use a Yongnuo YN200 with a Nikon speedlight?

The YN-560-TX II is a manual-only transmitter that cannot remotely control the YN200 in TTL or HSS. All you can do with a YN-560-TX II is fire it remotely and control its power level and turn its ...
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How to control a Canon 430ex ii from a YN-622C-TX?

You need to set it to E-TTL or Manual mode, not to Slave mode. The YN622C-TX and YN-622C combine to create the equivalent of an off-shoe cord. The camera sees the transmitter as a compatible Canon E-...
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Experience with Paul C Buff's Cyber Commander?

I know this question is 6 years old, but I wanted to give my two cents for those who search this. My wife and I shot 24 weddings this year using two Alien Bee B800's, each using a cyber commander to ...
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Will a Godox 300 Ws strobe work for weddings?

Hum. A studio light is not the best idea for all kind of weddings, or environments for that matter. You can not rely on a fixed strobe as your only light source. If the celling is high you can fire ...
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Will a Godox 300 Ws strobe work for weddings?

Yes and No. For purely logistical reasons in the ceremony I'm going to say no. There is no in built power storage in this light. Meaning you will have to plug in. You're going to need a long cable/...
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Can I fire an off camera flash remotely that ISN'T linked to the camera?

Yes. Almost all wireless radio flash remotes have a "test" button. You can use this to trigger the flash even if the remote is not on the camera. For that matter, flashes almost always have a test ...
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Will the Phottix Odins for Sony give me remote power control over a LumoPro LP180?

I have the LP180R, a Sony α6000, and the Phottix Odin II for Sony MIS. I got a firmware update from Lumopro which allows the LP180R to be put into Odin Sony Rx mode. The Odin II gives full ...
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