FLASHPOINT R2 PRO-C / GODOX XPRO-C – TTL Transmitter Announced

 

Flashpoint have announced the very much anticipated R2 Pro / Godox XPro-C, TTL and HSS enabled transmitter unit for Canon DSLR’s, and they are available now from Adorama for $69.00.

With Nikon, Sony, Olympus/Panasonic, and Fuji versions to also roll out over the remainder of 2017.

With a large clear dot matrix LCD screen displaying all 5 groups at simultaneously, and individual dedicated groups buttons, the Pro transmitter provides a huge improvement over the previous R2 / X1 transmitter’s user interface.

Very likely the biggest improvement for users to the compatible Flashpoint & Godox 2.4GHz flash system to date.

 

SIGNIFICANT NEW FEATURES INCLUDE –

  • Large Dot Matrix LCD Screen Displaying 5 Groups
  • 5 Individual Dedicated Group Buttons
  • Display Zoom – Displays One Group Larger with More Details
  • TCM Function – TTL – CONVERT – MANUAL
  • Flash Head Zoom Control Interface – by Group
  • Modelling Light Control – by Group (Currently On /Off Only)
  • Global Adjustment of Group Power Levels (ALL Button)
  • Large Graphic Menu System with Multiple Custom Functions

 

Flashpoint R2 PRO - Godox XPro-C

 

The Pro transmitter now provides the option of working with up to 5 groups of lights – A / B / C / D / E, in a mixed Group Mode style environment, where TTL and Manual groups can be mixed together, and individual groups can easily be switched On and Off.

NOTE – Pre-2012 cameras only allow TTL in groups A, B, & C. Groups D & E are manual only.

As well as the option of controlling up to 16 Groups in Manual mode (A-F & 0-9), corresponding with the older XTR-16/s style radio receivers.

With dedicated individual group buttons, adjusting each group is now very simple, fast and intuitive.

 

 

And for people that may still prefer the XT-32 style single group display, at the press of a button the Pro transmitter provides the option of switching back and forth from multiple group display to a larger single group display showing more details.

 

Flashpoint R2 PRO - Godox XPro-C

 

FLASHPOINT R2 PRO / GODOX XPRO FEATURES

 

  • Godox / Flashpoint 2.4GHz RF Radio System
  • Range – 100m +
  • Flash Modes – ETTL / M / Multi
  • TCM – TTL – CONVERT – MANUAL
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Second Curtain Sync
  • FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 Stops)
  • FEL (Flash Exposure Lock)
  • Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
  • Global ALL Group Power Adjustment
  • Remote Flash Zoom by Group
  • Remote Modeling Light Control
  • Group Style Mode – A / B / C / D / E  (5 Groups)
  • Manual Mode – A – F & 0 – 9 (16 Groups)
  • 32 Channels
  • Wireless ID 01-99
  • Compatible with All Godox & Flashpoint 2.4GHz Flash System
  • Large Dot Matrix LCD Display with Adjustable Back Light
  • Zoom Display – Displays One Groups Larger With Details
  • Modeling flash
  • Auto Memory Function
  • AF Assist light (With an On/Off Switch)
  • Wireless Shutter Release
  • Type-C USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • 2.5mm Sync Port – Input & Output
  • Powered by 2 AA Batteries

 

TCM FUNCTION

Another significant feature now provided with the Pro transmitter is the new TCM function.

TCM stands for TLL – CONVERT – MANUAL.

This is Godox and Flashpoint’s version of Hybrid or Fusion TTL, where its now possible to take a shot in TTL mode to attain a correct exposure very quickly, and then at the press of a button convert those TTL power levels to now display on the transmitter as Manual power levels.

The manual power levels can then be further refined, and provide consistent exposures for further shots in the same set up and environment.

The TCM function is potentially a huge advantage for people operating in a fast paced environment, allowing a base setting to be gained very quickly without manually metering lights. Switching to manual the individual power levels can then be refined as needed, and exposures remain constant for subsequent images.

Flashpoint R2 PRO - Godox XPro-C

 

Other features include a flash Zoom control screen, and a large graphic menu with custom functions –

 

Flashpoint R2 PRO - Godox XPro-C

 

The Pro transmitter provide similar range and reliability to the original R2 and XT transmitters, and also currently use the same AF assist light, and regular screw locking foot.

 

Flashpoint R2 PRO - Godox XPro-C

 

A shutter release function is provided, as well as a Type-C USB port for firmware updates, and a 2.5mm sync port.

And the Pro transmitter is once again powered by 2 regular AA batteries.

 

Flashpoint R2 PRO - Godox XPro-C

 

FLASHPOINT R2 PRO/ GODOX XPRO SPECS

 

Flashpoint R2 PRO - Godox XPro-C

 

CUSTOM FUNCTIONS

 

Flashpoint R2 PRO - Godox XPro-C

 

 

Flashpoint R2 PRO - Godox XPro-C

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The R2 Pro / Xpro-C for Canon are available now from $69.00 –

AdoramaAmazonUK, B&H PhotoEbay

 

Flashpoint – Website

Godox – Website

Flashpoint / Godox – System Overview

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163 Comments
  1. Richard 4 months ago

    Been using this unit (flashpoint version) flawlessly on my 6d (original) however I just received the 6dii and it doesn’t seem to communicate on TTL mode. Any one else experiencing this problem? FYI, I’ve updated the x1 trigger to the latest firmware and it works on the 6dii? Perhaps this unit needs a firmware update?

  2. Mike 4 months ago

    One question I can’t find an answer to.. does the R2 Pro have a “PC Sync” input? It seems like a silly thing to use, but one of my film cameras only uses PC Sync output to connect to strobes; I tend to switch the transmitter from DSLR to the film one to use the same settings. Currently the X1T works great for this.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 months ago

      Hi Mike,

      Yes the Xpro has a custom function option to change the sync port to input or output.

      Its a 2.5mm sub-mini phone port though in the transmitter, not PC sync.

  3. Jesse Patterson 4 months ago

    I see that in order to control the zoom of my V860II flashes from either the Godox XPro-C or the X1T-C, I’ll need to leave the flashes in auto-zoom. Since the manual-only speedlites don’t have auto-zoom, does that mean I can’t adjust the zoom from the Godox Xpro or the X1T? I realized this when I tried to control the zoom settings on my TT600s and V850II.

  4. Seamless Media 4 months ago

    Is anyone having issues with misfires? I see the manual recommends using alkaline batteries, I’m wondering if using the enloop pro’s are causing the problem with the 1.2v vs 1.5v operating voltage. Even when fully charged the battery level on the XPro starts at 1-2 bars. Why couldn’t they have foreseen people wanting to use rechargeable and auto adjusted, or made a menu selection for battery type?

    • the flasher 4 months ago

      I totaly agree with you….

      I only use rechargeable AA batteries in my electronic equipment because they don’t end up leaking if you leave a device accidentally turned on. Over the last 20 years leaking alkaine batteries have damaged various triggers, flashes, microphones and magic mice.

    • Pete 4 months ago

      The manual says that 1.5v alkaline batteries are to be used and it’s now common knowledge that using 1.2v definitely affects the battery display (in that fully charged 1.2v batteries show 1-2 bars) but many people are commenting on misfires and other funny stuff happening and it may be down to the differing voltage. I used to see similar issues with misfires and TTL not working correctly with Yongnuo triggers and switching back to Alkaline sorted it. However, as the flasher says, leaving alkaline batteries with a low drain device like a trigger is a bad idea so the best solution is to use Lithium batteries such as Energizer Lithium AA’s as they dont suffer from the same problem. I dont get any problems with misfires or other stuff with either my X-Pro or my XT1-T using Lithium batteries.

    • Michael Pick 2 months ago

      test im having issues with my sony a7r3 mis fores 20% of the time

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 2 months ago

        Hi Michael,

        Are you using Alkaline batteries (Energizer or Duracell) in the transmitter?

  5. Rick 3 months ago

    How do you find the firmware or software version in the x pro trigger ?

  6. John Wilson 3 months ago

    When you press the Menu button it’s displayed in the top right hand corner of the screen

    • Rick 3 months ago

      Thank you

  7. David Leemans 3 months ago

    Hi,

    I recently noticed that a speedlite attached to a X1R-C receiver still fires even when the assigned group is disabled on my XPro-C flash commander. Obviously, this is not the expected behavior.
    When the assigned group is active, the flashes work as requested (either TTL or manual).
    The camera used is a Canon 550D. The issue appears with both a YN568-II and Canon 580EX2 speedlite.
    Both Xpro commander and receiver have their latest firmware.
    I also noticed that when disabling the group on the Xpro-C, the speedlites are then set to M mode, at 1/128 power, rather the simply not firing the flash at all ?
    I also have 2 x TT685C, and these behave properly (controlled directly, no additional receiver). They don’t fire when their group is disabled on the XPro-C.
    Any ideas (firmware bug in receiver ?)

    Thx,

    David

  8. Jordan 3 months ago

    I cannot find this information anywhere on the internet – I have a Canon 5dM4 camera, the R2 600 Strobe, and this R2 Pro-C trigger. I cannot for the life of me how to use second curtain sync with this thing. I set all of the flashes to manual, set the R2 Pro to second curtain sync, use a slow shutter of 5+ seconds, and the flash never fires at the end of the shutter closing… anyone know how this is done!?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 months ago

      Hi Jordan,

      I just checked with my 5DIV, R2 Pro-C & XPLOR 600, and the second curtain sync is working fine.

      Do you have the second curtain sync working with a Canon flash, or any others?, as maybe there is a camera setting somewhere which can disable it.

  9. Noel Harvey 3 months ago

    I want to use the XPRO-C as a wireless shutter release.

    According to the manual, with X1R-C connected to the camera,

    Half press of button to focus , and full press of test button to release shutter.

    But when I half press button, it fires the strobe, and when I full press the button , it focuses and releases the shutter.

    This is no use, because the strobe fires independently of the shutter release.

    Here is Youtube video of problem:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys8dl8_-acs

  10. Peter 3 months ago

    Will this transmitter activate the Canon Speedlite 600EX RT II?

  11. andy 2 months ago

    Hi,
    My XPRO-C misfired frequently. I shoot with Canon 5D III and AD600, Manual mode on camera f/5.6 , 1/200, ISO 400, and power 1/16.

    Here is the problem – If i keep shooting non-stop, it’s ok, but if i stop for may be 10 sec, then it misfired! I have to press test button on the XPRO-C to activate trigger again. I’ve never changed anything on custom functions or anything like that.

    Anyone has any idea of what’s going on ? or my trigger is faulty? I guess I have to ask Adorama too. Last night was very frustrated and I have to keep asking clients to wait….shame.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Andy,

      Somethings not right there. 10 seconds is not long, so the transmitter is not even going to standby yet?

      Does the camera symbol show at the top of the transmitter when you half press the camera shutter?

      Also did you try doing a reset (hold the center 2 menu buttons together).

    • Michael Pick 2 months ago

      i am having this problem, with old godox trigger and new one.. i have tried them on 3 bodies, same problem

  12. Andy 2 months ago

    Hi Flash Havoc,
    I actually looked at the XPRO-C custom function last night. The “STBY” is set ON. I set it to OFF. I will try again at photo shoot next weekend. So far, right now, it seems to me there is no misfired.

    To answer your questions:
    1. Yes, it’s not really that long for Transmitter to go standby mode. Right now trigger is Ver 1. I think there is firmware update to provide better standby adjustment.
    2. I’m not sure what you mean “Does the camera symbol show at the top of the transmitter when you half press the camera shutter?” I don’t see any Camera symbol.
    3. I’m not trying to reset. Since the flash did not fire, I just tapped test button (the one with flash symbol) once or twice until flash fired, then I started pressing shutter release to shoot.

    thanks.

    • andy 2 months ago

      I’d like to follow up your questions:
      2. Yes, I see the camera symbol when half press button. Does it mean anything?
      thanks.

  13. andy 2 months ago

    One more thing I forgot to mention. I was shooting tether to laptop Lightroom CC with USB cable.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Andy,

      Tethering may be adding something to cause the issue.

      Though firstly as you mention, you want to update the firmware to the current V1.4, because there is something mentioned regarding the standby function. (I wasn’t aware of the issue that’s addressing otherwise).

      When I say to reset the transmitter, that is to help clear out any possible errors that may have crept into the functioning. Like rebooting your computer etc.

      The camera symbol on half press of the shutter just shows that the transmitter is recognizing and communicating with the camera. If it wasn’t showing up, then it would be more obvious when your going to have an issue.

      I would do the firmware update first and see how that goes. Though maybe you do still need to turn the standby mode off when tethering as you have now.

      • Andy 2 months ago

        Thanks Flash Havoc. I didn’t realize XPRO-C use USB-C which I have just ordered the cable. Will update new firmware when cable arrives.

  14. Harald 2 months ago

    Does anyone know if the Xpro can trigger the old Godox FC-16? Are they somehow compatible? (I have several old speedlights that I want to use in a setup being triggered by the Xpro – of course manually, a remote control function is not needed because the old speedlights are of different manufactures and provide pure basic functonality. So i am just looking for a cheap solution to trigger these old speedlights in my setup) thanks 😉

  15. Peter Brehat 2 months ago

    I am having misfire problems with the xpro1 trigger (Fuji) pretty much the same as you guys seem to have been having using canon. Was it fixed by a firmware update or just a work around ??

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Peter,

      Misfire issues with the Canon Xpro are not common.

      Are you using Alkaline batteries (Energizer or Duracell) in the transmitter?, as their higher voltage than rechargeables provides a stronger signal.

  16. Mark Kitaoka 2 months ago

    Yesterday while on location I had an issue with my R2 Pro C misfiring in a specific instance that I cannot explain. I’ve written about it on my blog:
    http://www.markkitaoka.com/latest-news/flashpoint-r2-pro-c/
    If any of you have encountered this issue and have any suggestions I’d like to hear what you’ve done. Thank you.

  17. eduardo aubry 2 months ago

    Hola¡
    alguien sabe si es normal que XPRO C no controle zoom,potencia, etc. de canon 550 ex y 580 ex montados en receptores X1R-C o que debo de hacer para activar esas funciones.

    Gracias…..

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Eduardo,

      I’m not too sure, though the 550EX and 580EX are pretty old flashes, so its likely that is normal unfortunately.

      From the 580EX II onward you should have more compatibility and control.

  18. Brendon 1 month ago

    Hi I was wondering what receivers I will be able to use that are compatible with the XPro to trigger my Elinchrom Lights

    • John Wilson 4 weeks ago

      Hi Brendon!

      Any of the X1R receivers will work. You need to connect a cable from the receiver’s PC socket to the trigger input to your light.

      You could try putting the Elinchrom trigger on the hotshoe if the X1R and see if that works. I would expect it would but I’ve not tried. That way you’d only need one X1R.

  19. Greg 4 weeks ago

    Bug report…

    I replied to an earlier post by Flash Havoc (6 months old) with some of this so there is a bit of a repeat here:

    In short, there seem to be a bug in the XPro (or system wide) where the result is that X1R’s will fire even though they are set to OFF in the XPro. They seem to fire at minimum power level.

    This will happen in one of two ways:
    1. If pressing MODE button when in group view, bringing up MULTI option.
    2. If changing the group on a X1R from an active group to a group that is set to OFF on the XPro.

    In both cases cycling through the modes for each X1R group to return to OFF will turn them off.
    Alternatively, setting SHOOT mode in the menu to multiple users will also work, since the OFF command will be communicated for each photo taken.

    Another problem is that ETTL with more than one group where an X1R is in one or more of the groups results in overexposure. Tested on a D70 (and a D550 to verify)

    – ETTL works fine when a single X1R is the only unit being used.
    – ETTL also works fine, for some reason, if one or more X1Rs’ are set to the same group as e.g. a V860II.
    – Using two V860II’s, ETTL works fine regardless if they are in the same or separate groups.

    Firmware used is the latest available:
    XPro – 1.4
    X1R – 1.8
    V860II – 1.6

  20. Catalin Z 2 weeks ago

    The Flashpoint transmitter (Xpro) will be able to double click on a group button to turn the groups on and off quickly. What about the Godox version? 🙂

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