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#1 KateR


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:49 PM

Hi all, thanks in advance for any help.
Other than personal photography, I take photos of merchandise to sell online. I have a Nikon D3000, which I am happy with, but I wanted to set up an indoor studio. I bought a Nikon D2H (in fantastic condition!) and put together a cheap soft box that should work for me.
I have a friend who is a Canon fan boi (boo, hiss) who recommended I use Yongnuo speedlites as slaves, and a Yongnuo wireless transmitter fitted to the hot shoe of the D2H as the master. I like the quality of his photos, so I bought three YN560-III Speedlites and the YN603n wireless transmitter.
The D3000 is more my speed -- it's automatic -- and I'm lost with all this equipment. I don't know what to set on the D2H and can't figure it out with the manual or from googling. I can't get the transmitter to transmit, I can't get any of the flash units to flash. I'm into this set up for quite a large sum of money, plus I desperately need to photograph new merchandise. As it is right now, I have a ton of inventory and no photos.
I need a really basic explanation that tells me to 1. do this; 2. then do this, 3. then do that, 4. etc.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:37 PM

KateR, a new learning topic for me and will be watching this forum post as our smart guys and gals will answer shortly.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:58 AM

I'm not a studio person either I know Dennis, Phil and Jon are experts at this I hope they chime in so I can learn too!



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:44 AM

I read your other post, and it seems they had most of the answers already. I don't have the D2H, so, I can't help you with the D2H settings, we have a few folks that have that. However, with the YN you have purchased, it won't matter, as the system you have is manual triggered flashes.


Which YN603n do you actually have, 603, or 603 II? It really doen't matter, your still have a manual setup.


Sorting through, the responses, leaves me with questions. 


When you used the D3000, what light were you using to shoot your products?


I'm not sure what you are wanting, I'm guessing, since you are asking, you want the D2H to control the flashes? If so, how? By adjusting the power remotely, or using iTTl? Beginners confuse this, remote control of the flashes from the camera position just allows you to change the power of the flashes remotely, so you don't have to walk over. iTTl is where the camera decides at the time of shooting what to set the flashes, and if you don't like that, you would then add a flash compensation through the camera. These are two completely different ways to work. And, that is not what you have.


Your canon friend used the system you got, you just got the Nikon version. Are you sure he is using Canon's version of iTTl, or he is just manually setting the flashes. I think he is using the flash system manually, becuase that system is manual. Basically, the 603 on the camera is just a trigger and wakes up and fires when the camera fires.


If you need iTTl, then it seems you need to exchange all the YN. But, before I go into that, do you need iTTl? Right now, with what you got, a manual setup, so you would;


Set the D2H to manual and pick; for example F8 and 1/125.

Place the 603n on your D2H

Place your light(s) and set the power on each flash.

Shoot a test, and then go back and adjust what ever flash needs to power down or up. You will need to do this for each flash.



So, the real root of the question here is, do you really need iTTl? The YN560-III is not an iTTl flash, it's a manual flash with a trigger built in. Go here for more info; http://flashhavoc.co...560-iii-review/


The trigger you have (603) is also a manual trigger.


If the flashes are not firing, that is different from what your asking, and implied needing. You will need to see if all the flashes are set to the correct channel. Since these are manual, you don't need the camera to test this. Turn them all on, then trip the test switch on the 603, if nothing happens, your probably not on the same channel. Read the YN560 manual to set the channel on all three and make sure the 603 is on that channel.

Edited by Dennis, 20 March 2014 - 08:53 AM.

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