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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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Yongnuo YN-685 underexposure issue in bounce mode at longer focal length

This is a known bug with Yongnuo flashes (notably the YN-685's predecessors, the YN-568EX and YN-568EX II). TTL tends to be inaccurate and will underexpose unless you switch the metering mode from ...
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How can I wirelessly control my Canon 580ex II?

There are a large number of options available to you all over the price/reliability spectrum. You basically just want TTL-capable triggers for Canon. The difference between using them and using ...
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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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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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Can a YN622C-TX control a YN560-IV's power/zoom?

No, it can't. Yongnuo has never really thought of their triggers as a system. The hacked-on 560 mode in the YN-622-TX is more of an afterthought. And while you'd assume that the 622 should have the ...
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Differences between Yongnuo flashes - 560, 568 and 685

The YN560-IV is a manual only flash. It does not do iTTL at all. It does have a radio receiver built in that allows you to control the flash's manual power and zoom head, as well as fire the flash, ...
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How can I do Indoor flash photography with iso 100?

Even with a higher end and/or full frame camera you're probably still going to be shooting such events in the ISO 800-3200 range. It just comes with the territory. Current cameras perform very well in ...
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Can the YN-560 IV flash be used with a Nikon DSLR in a mode other than manual?

With a manual flash like this, there's no communication with the camera body, and the camera doesn't know that it's there. The hotshoe is just an open switch which the flash slots into; the switch is ...
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Yongnuo 685 showing "hot"

Often, by the time Yongnuo flashes shut down due to heat, it's already at the point where they're permanently damaged. It sounds like that has happened with your YN685. This just comes with the ...
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Yongnuo YN568EX-ii compatible with YN560-TX controller

They're compatible. Kind of. You can use them as manual only flashes with the Yongnuo YN560-TX and the receivers listed in the following paragraph. Or you can use them as full TTL flashes via the ...
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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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Manual external flash compatibility tests?

All you can test for compatibility with a manual flash is: Does it fire properly when mounted on the hotshoe when you push the shutter button? Does it work properly off-camera with the appropriate ...
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How do I fix a non-charging Yongnuo YN568II flash?

First thing to double-check is the batteries. How are you testing the health of the batteries? And have you put them through enough cycles to know they're fully charged? (New is never a guarantee of ...
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What are the tradeoffs between using a transmitter or flash as the master in an off-camera setup?

Is there any advantage to the trigger setup over an all-flash setup? price: The E3-RT costs somewhat less than the 600EX-RT as it's basically the same device without the flash tube, electronics (big ...
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What are the tradeoffs between using a transmitter or flash as the master in an off-camera setup?

The only real difference between using the dedicated transmitter and another speedlight is whether or not you want on-axis light to come from the on-hotshoe unit. In a studio setup, for example, not ...
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Will a Yongnou YN600EX-RT flash work with a Canon 700D using radio control?

The YN600EX-RT is fully compatible with all current and recent Canon EOS bodies going back for at least 10-15 years. This would include all EOS bodies that are "Type A" and E-TTL II compatible. ...
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Buying Yongnuo flashes

Yes, this flash and the IV are fine for the 750D That depends on your definition of good. The YNs are excellent flashes for the money. I have 3 of them, a III and two IVs, and the III has failed (it ...
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Differences between Yongnuo flashes - 560, 568 and 685

The three models I am looking at are the 560 iv, 568ex and 685. I have been able to determine that the 560 doesn't have TTL, which I'm not sure if that's important or not, while the other two do. TTL ...
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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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Yongnuo YN568EX-ii compatible with YN560-TX controller

My recommendation would be to return everything and start afresh. With a Godox speedlight and transmitter (e.g., TT685N speedlights and X1T-N or upcoming XPro-N transmitter). The expansion options and ...
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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 is aperture stuck at F1.8 on Yongnuo 50mm for Canon EF?

So, because of your live-view test, we know that the diaphragm is functioning. But on other shots, it isn't. I'm wondering if there's a timing problem. As in, the lens is stopping down - just after ...
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How to fire an external flash in Liveview mode on a Canon 77D?

With my ti2 non-Canon flash fires like it should when shooting through view finder but in live view it fires only if you use continuess shooting and then it fires on second exposure, not on first shot....
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Cannot set up external Yongnuo flashes with Canon 5D Mark II

The YN-560 series are manual only flashes, so they don't support things like TTL or High Speed Sync, which is what you need to shoot above the camera's sync speed. The 5D Mark II's flash sync speed is ...
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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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Can one YN600EX-RT II act as a transmitter only for another YN600EX-RT II?

Yes. Page 24 of the user manual describes how to control whether the master flash fires: So, basically: Press the MENU2 soft button (4th below screen) Press the flash on/off soft button (1st below ...
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Is a Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II speedlight overkill for real estate lighting?

No, a TTL speedlight is not overkill for real estate lighting, and Scott Hargis primarily built up his real estate business using manual-only Nikon speedlights and triggered them with their "dumb" ...
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