How to make mixed-brand speedlights work together

Peter Fenech
Before: With only a single off-camera flash it can be difficult to control shadows and add secondary lighting effects (Image credit: Future)

It is often the case in photography that we end up building a system of flash equipment that uses just one brand. We might start with a single flashgun, and because camera manufacturers often advocate the use of their own-brand flashes, we continue to amass kit belonging to that same system. This can then become an issue if we swap camera systems, though. 

Some photographers start with a more affordable third-party flash, but as they start to shoot more advanced scenes and invest in a couple of propitiatory units, they end up with a seemingly incompatible mix. 

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