FLASHPOINT R2 PRO Mark II Transmitter – Released!

 

Flashpoint have announced the new flagship TTL and HSS enabled R2 PRO Mark II Transmitter, further enhancing, and providing the most control currently available with the complete Flashpoint R2 and Godox X lighting system.

With the R2 PRO II being the first product specifically designed by Flashpoint for the R2 / Godox X system, based on extensive user feedback, and available exclusively from Adorama.

The R2 PRO II builds considerably on the original R2 PRO / XPro transmitter, with an interface and functionality highly focused around speed and convenience.

And the R2 PRO II Transmitter for Canon are available now from Adorama for $69!

With Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fuji, and Pentax, versions also becoming available.

All flashes in the Flashpoint R2 / Godox X 2.4GHz lighting system now provide Auto Sensing radio receiver modes compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fuji, and Pentax, version transmitters and master flash units.

 

FLASHPOINT R2 PRO II

 

Like with the original R2 PRO and Xpro, the new R2 PRO II features a large clear dot matrix LCD screen displaying up to 5 Groups of lights at a time.

With 5 newly positioned dedicated Group Buttons, the interface provides fast control of 5 mixed TTL and Manual Groups, or 16 Manual only Groups, corresponding with the XTR-16/s radio receivers..

Groups can be turned ON and OFF individually, and managed much faster with the R2 PRO II.

 

SIGNIFICANT NEW FEATURES INCLUDE

  • 5 Quick Access Group Buttons Located Around Main Control Dial
  • 10 Quick Access Dedicated Function Buttons
  • Larger Main Control Dial
  • Built-in Bluetooth For Smart Phone APP Control
  • Mac and PC Firmware Updates
  • Single Group Test Fire Button (To Be Enabled)
  • Button Backlighting
  • Modelling Light Power Control (5% Increments)
  • Beep Function Control Via Individual Groups
  • Large Text – Menu Option
  • High Sync Delay Setting – Menu Option
  • Multi Mode Disable – Menu Option
  • Fast Group Management –  Shortcuts To Turn Groups ON & OFF
  • LCD Backlight Button – Shortcuts To Set LCD & Button Lighting
  • Updated Display And Functions

 

EXISTING FEATURES

  • Large Dot Matrix LCD Screen Displaying 5 Groups
  • TTL, Manual, Multi, HSS, SCS
  • TCM Function – TTL – CONVERT – MANUAL
  • Display Zoom – Displays One Group Larger With More Details
  • 0.1 & 0.3 Stop Manual Power Level Increment Options
  • Flash Head Zoom Control Interface – By Group
  • Modelling Light Control – By Group
  • Global Adjustment of Group Power Levels (ALL Button)
  • Large Graphic Menu System With Multiple Custom Functions

 

 

QUICK ACCESS GROUP BUTTONS

The R2 PRO II now features 5 dedicated Group Buttons, as well as regularly used Function Buttons, all located closely around a new larger Main Control Dial.

This allows a number of lights to be adjusted quickly, without constantly reaching some distance back and forth between controls, and possibly blocking the LCD screen in the process.

Regular users will now likely find themselves being able to quickly adjust a number of lights by feel alone, without even viewing the interface and display.

 

 

QUICK ACCESS FUNCTION BUTTONS

The R2 PRO II now also features 10 Quick Access Side Function Buttons, allowing direct access to commonly used functions without the need to dig through any Menus.

For convenience, the Menu Bar buttons located along the base of the LCD display are currently set to the same functions as the original R2 PRO / Xpro.

Though they are also now free to potentially be assigned to further functionality in the future. That’s right, a transmitter with spare buttons actually still available!

 

 

FLASHPOINT R2 PRO II FEATURES

 

  • Flashpoint R2 / Godox X – 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 Modelling Light Power Control By Group
  • Remote Beep Control by Group
  • Large Dot Matrix LCD Display with Adjustable Back Light
  • Zoom Display – Displays One Groups Larger With Details
  • Large Text – Menu Option
  • Modeling flash
  • Auto Memory Function
  • AF Assist light (With On / Off Switch)
  • Wireless Shutter Release
  • Type-C USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • 2.5mm Sync Port – Input & Output
  • Powered by 2 AA Batteries

 

 

FAST GROUP MANAGEMENT

The R2 PRO II Group Buttons are not only located for fast access, they now also provide fast access shortcuts to manage and switch Groups ON and OFF quickly as required.

This relatively simple combination of button location and functionality now provides a significant improvement in usability over the original R2 PRO and Xpro.

  • DOUBLE Pressing a GROUP Button turns the Group ON and OFF.
  • LONG Pressing a GROUP Button turns that Group ON only.
  • DOUBLE Pressing the MODE Button turns ALL Groups OFF, and Back ON.

 

 

LARGE TEXT OPTION

The R2 PRO II now also features a Large Text (BIG NUM) menu option. Providing easier viewing from a distance, or with the camera mounted high on a tripod etc, while still accessing all 5 groups displayed on the LCD screen at once.

The larger again, single group Magnify Display option, is also still available as mentioned further bellow.

 

 

CURRENT GROUP INDICATOR

For added speed and convenience the R2 PRO II now highlights the letter icon of the Group last used and held in memory.

This indicates which group will be selected for adjustment if directly pressing the SET Button for example.

And which single group will be displayed in larger format if pressing the Magnify Display Button.

(This will likely also be linked to the Single Group Test Fire Button as discussed further bellow).

 

 

MAGNIFY DISPLAY

Like the original R2 PRO and Xpro, the R2 PRO II also features a Magnify Display screen option, though now assigned to it’s own dedicated button.

This option shows a single group larger, and with more detail. Also allowing the group’s Modelling Light, Beep, and Zoom setting to be adjusted on the one screen.

 

 

MODELING LIGHT POWER CONTROL

The R2 PRO II now adds remote power control with the receiver flashes modelling lights. In 5% increments, from 10% to 100%, or set to Proportional to automatically follow the strobes power level.

This function is aimed at the XPLOR PRO / Godox AD PRO series of lights (which may require a firmware update to enable).

And the remote manual power control also currently works with the AC powered Flashpoint RAPID / Godox QT600IIM series of lights (they do not have proportional capability though).

From the main transmitter screen, a Single Press of the Modelling Light Button globally switches All modelling lights ON and OFF together, and individual Groups can also be disabled from the global setting.

Double Pressing the Modelling Light Button enters a separate Modelling Light Screen, where the actual power levels can then be individually set and adjusted.

 

 

BEEP CONTROL BY GROUP

Like the Modelling Light control, the Beep function can now be switched ON and OFF via individual Group.

From the main transmitter screen, a Single Press of the Beep Button provides a global ON and OFF for all of the Group’s Beep functions.

Or individual Groups can be disabled from the global setting by selecting the Group for adjustment, before Single pressing the Beep Button.

 

 

TCM FUNCTION UPDATED 

TCM (TTL – Convert – Manual) function, allows a fast initial exposure to be made using TTL, and then at the press of a button converted to Manual power levels displayed on the transmitter, for further refinement and consistency between shots in Manual mode.

The R2 PRO II now also allows the converted manual power levels to be quickly reverted back to the initial TTL settings, with at second press of the TCM Button, so further TTL exposures can be made again quickly.

TCM now has its own button, and the Mode button order has also been reversed (M > TTL > OFF) for faster TCM use.

(NOTE – TCM currently provides the best results when using the same model strobes together).

 

 

ALL GROUPS UPDATED

The ALL Groups Function selects ALL Groups to be adjusted together at once.

This can be extremely helpful when making Aperture or ISO changes on the camera, while wanting to retain the current flash exposure levels.

Groups metered with TTL automatically adjust for Aperture and ISO changes though, so the ALL function has now been updated to only select groups which are set to Manual mode, for adjustment together.

(Global TTL adjustment can be made via the cameras FEC setting if needed).

 

 

SINGLE GROUP TEST BUTTON

To help speed up flash meter use, or simply identify and test fire a single flash Group on its own, the R2 PRO II now provides a dedicated Single Group TEST Fire Button.

Flashes will require a firmware update for this function to be enabled though, and at this stage this function is mainly aimed towards the XPLOR PRO / Godox AD PRO series of lights. At least initially.

The Single Group TEST Button will likely be linked to the Group letter highlighted as the Current Group Indicator, or Group currently selected for adjustment.

 

 

SYNC DELAY SETTING

Available in the original R2 / X1T, though not included in the later R2 PRO / Xpro, the 1 – 100 µs Sync Delay Setting is once again featured in the R2 PRO II Transmitter.

The Sync Delay Setting allows the High Sync, or Long Burn, method of achieving shutter speeds above the cameras X-Sync limitation to be used.

The Long Burn method can provide more light in the frame than pulsing HSS, and can also be used to help avoid heat protection limitations in HSS mode. Also handy with strobes that do not provide any pulsing HSS mode.

Though this method can add some gradient to the light output, and often requires IGBT strobes to be set to full power.

 

 

LCD & BUTTON BACKLIGHTING SHORTCUTS

To help in dark environments, the R2 PRO II now provides a degree of button backlighting, as well shortcuts to engage the button and LCD backlighting quickly, without needing to dig into the Menu settings to do this.

To save on battery power though, buttons surrounding the LCD screen are actually illuminated by the LCD backlight, while buttons bellow are illuminated separately by their own individual LED lights.

Single Pressing the Lamp Button illuminates the LCD and surrounding buttons.

Double Pressing the Lamp Button locks the LCD and surrounding buttons illumination ON, and OFF again as required, also displaying an icon to indicate this.

Long Pressing the Lamp Button locks the lower button illumination ON, (stays on for 12 seconds after activity), and OFF again as required, displaying an icon to indicate this.

 

 

BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH & APP CONTROL

Another significant feature of the R2 PRO II is Bluetooth capability now built-in.

This allows smart devices to provide remote control for the Flashpoint R2 / Godox X lighting system, without the need for separate products like the Flashpoint M1 PRO / Godox A1 to relay the signal through.

The FlashPoint R2 APP is currently available for iOS, and GodoxPhoto APP for iOS and Android devices.

NOTE – BlueTooth initial password is “000000”

Unlike the basic APP mode, which basically disables the transmitter’s interface, the R2 PRO II’s Bluetooth mode conveniently displays the settings sent from the smart device, while relaying them on to the receiver flashes.

 

 

MENU OPTIONS

The R2 PRO II again features a full graphic menu system, now providing 16 Custom Function options at the time of release.

A static image showing all functions can also be seen here.

And one of the new options not highlighted previously above, is the option to disable MULTI Mode from the main Mode button. Avoiding entering the MULTI screen accidentally when that mode is not required.

NOTE – 0.1 or 0.3 stop Manual power level increment options have also bee added since the animation bellow was made.

 

 

FLASHPOINT R2 PRO II SPECS

 

MODEL R2 PRO II – C
Compatible Cameras Canon EOS cameras (E-TTL II autoflash)
Support for cameras which have a PC Sync socket
Power Supply 2 x AA Batteries
FLASH EXPOSURE CONTROL
TTL AutoFlash E-TTL II
Manual Flash YES
Stroboscopic Flash YES
FUNCTION
HSS (High Speed Sync) YES
Second Curtain Sync YES
Flash Exposure Compensation YES, +/- 3 stops, In 1/3 stop increments
Flash Exposure Lock YES
Focus Assist YES
Modelling Lamp Manual 10-100%, In 5% increments, & proportional
Beep YES, control via group
Zoom YES, Adjust the flash Zoom setting from the transmitter
TCM Function Converts the TTL shooting value into an output value in M mode
Memory Function Settings stored 2 seconds after last use, and restored after restart
Shutter Release YES, using a receiver connected via shutter release cable to camera
Firmware Update YES, upgrade via Type-C USB port
WIRELESS FLASH
Transmission Range 0-100M approx.
Built-in Wireless 2.4GHz
Modulation Mode MSK
Channels 32
Wireless ID 01-99
Groups 16
Bluetooth YES, provides remote control via smart device with APP
PORTS
Sync Port 2.5mm sync port (function in or out)
USB Port Type-C USB port, for firmware updates
OTHER
Size 98 x 65 x 51mm
Weight 98g without batteries

 

FUNCTION UPDATES OVER THE ORIGINAL R2 PRO TRANSMITTER

  • Fast Group Management
  • Double Press Group Button Turns Group ON & OFF
  • Long Press Group Button Turns One Group ON
  • Double Press Mode Button Turns All Groups OFF, and Back ON
  • LCD Backlight Button
  • Double Press Quickly Sets Light To ON and Adds LCD Icon
  • Long Press Quickly Sets Button Light to ON For 12 Seconds and Adds LCD Icon
  • Group In Memory Indicator grants Fast Access To Group Last Set
  • TCM Button – Second Press Restores Groups to Original TTL Setting
  • ALL Button – Adjusts Manual Groups Only
  • Modeling Light Button -Double Click to Adjust Power Levels
  • Mode Button – Order Reversed To – OFF > M > TTL (Faster TCM Use)
  • Menu Option to Disable MULTI Mode
  • Updated Display Layout

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Flashpoint R2 PRO Mark II Transmitter for Canon are available now from Adorama for $69.

Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fuji, and Pentax, versions also becoming available.

 

Flashpoint – Website

Flashpoint – R2 / Godox X Lighting System

Flashpoint – Firmware Updates

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177 Comments
  1. Rob 10 months ago

    ETA on the Fuji version?

  2. Ricardo Gomez 10 months ago

    Darn.. The Panasonic/Olympus version still hasn’t been released… BTW.. Thank you Adorama for putting Panasonic ahead of Olympus in the advertising of it.. Us Panasonians get so little love. 😛

  3. Joel 10 months ago

    Hi, I’m hoping someone can help here since I got a really quick reply last time.

    I just purchased this transmitter. I also got the $65 Flashpoint manual flash but I can’t seem to change the settings via the R2 Pro mark II transmitter. The only way I can fire it is if I put it on slave mode. The blinking red light is annoying, and I know I can cover it with gaffers tape. I’m so confused though, it says this flash has a receiver. I’m thinking of returning it.

    Can someone please recommend me a R2 flash that I can use this transmitter to change the settings? I don’t need ttl. Li-on batteries is not necessary.

    • John Wilson 10 months ago

      Hi Joel!

      Sound’s like you have put the transmitter’s SHOOT mode to APP. You want One-shoot (if you are the only one controlling the flash) or Full-shoot (if more than one person is using the flash). In One-shoot mode the settings are sent to the flash just before it is fired.

      • Joel 10 months ago

        Hi John, I looked and I had it on one-shoot mode. I was reading the manual and it looks like I may need a receiver “Flashpoint 131 remote set” so I can adjust power levels.

        I don’t want to attach anything, I just want a cheap manual speedlight that I can adjust power levels like an AD200 without attaching anything.

        • John Wilson 10 months ago

          Hi Joel

          The “Flashpoint 131 remote set” won’t solve your problem. It appears to be an incompatibility between the MK II trigger and the TT600 (which is what the Flashpoint device is). I don’t have a MKII trigger (because I’m in the Uk and they aren’t available here) I do have an MK I trigger and a TT600 and they work fine together. I’d sugest you return the MK II trigger and get a MK I.

          • JOEL 10 months ago

            Hi John,

            I figured it out after more testing. Basically I didn’t know how to register/add another group to the transmitter. Once I figured that out, I can now change the flash’s power levels.

            I’m still debating if I should keep the flashes (I bought 2 of these manual flashes) because I have to put it on slave mode and then we get the red blinking lights. I may just have to cover them with gaffers tape :/

            I am interested in those round head flashes coming soon. Hmmm….

            Thanks for replying John! <3

  4. Becker 10 months ago

    Will this trigger be available in a Godox version to buy it Europe? The Adorame/Flashpoint version is not available here…

    • Andy 10 months ago

      No, Godox won’t be releasing it. It’s an Adorama exclusive.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 9 months ago

      Hi Becker,

      Adorama are still working on distribution in Europe etc, it may take some time though.

      You can purchase directly from Adorama in the USA. Some other people have managed to do this using freight forwarding companies who offer lower shipping cost than Adorama for the small item.

      • John 7 months ago

        Yup
        Paid $69 for the R2 Pro mkii with free shipping to my freight forwarder and only another $15 to have it shipped to Europe.
        That turns out to be around €75 while a Godox X Pro costs around €100 here.

  5. Andrey 9 months ago

    Hi there,

    How do I activate the mentioned “long burn”/”high sync” mode with ad200? Would greatly appreciate!

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 9 months ago

      Hi Andrey,

      If you mean how do you stop the flash from going into pulsing HSS mode?, then we currently have to use a workaround. The method I’m familiar with is using a an XTR-16 receiver attached to the flash, instead of using the inbuilt radio.

      Then just set the flash to full power, and adjust the timing setting on the X1 or R2PROII transmitter to the result you like best.

      • Steve 9 months ago

        Do you know if a specific cable is needed to convert the full sized USB Type A on the XTR-16 to the USB micro on the AD200? Does a regular USB OTG cable work?

        Did the X1T also require a separate receiver? It had a single pin mode, which may have allowed shutter speeds higher than Xsync without setting HSS, but I never owned an X1T, so I am not sure. If single pin mode worked, then would taping the other pins also enable Long Burn, without using the XTR-16 as a workaround?

        • Author
          FLASH HAVOC 9 months ago

          Hi Steve,

          The AD200 has a full size USB port as well as the micro USB port for firmware updates. The larger USB port is a dedicated communication port for the FTR-16 and XTR-16 receivers. So no adapter cable is needed.

          The single pin mode on the X1T doesn’t really do anything regarding disabling the TTL contacts. I don’t know why but Godox are adamant they can’t implement a single pin mode, otherwise that was one of our main requests for the R2 PRO II transmitter.

          Stacking a second transmitter on top of the X1T hotshoe, mounted on the camera hotshoe, is actually the other workaround another reader mentioned.

          I haven’t tried that yet, though we know the X1T sends the pre-sync signal through its top hotshoe, so it should work using a single pin transmitter like the XT-16 on top. Setting the X1T to a different channel would stop it communicating directly with the flash and enabling the pulsing HSS mode. I’m not sure about using a second TTL transmitter on top (that may require covering the TTL contacts).

          • Steve 9 months ago

            Hi Elvis,

            Thank you for your reply! It’s good to know that the XTR-16 will work on the AD200 without an adapter. I also see that the AD600 Pro also has a full sized USB port. However, the AD400 Pro only has a USB-C port. Does it mean that the AD400 Pro lacks a dedicated communication port, and is not compatible with the XTR-16? Or will it work with an adapter cable?

            I would much rather buy several XTR-16’s than stack transmitters on the hotshoe, as it is both lighter and cheaper for the XTR-16’s. However, if I can’t use it with my AD400 Pro, then I would have to consider the other workaround.

            Is there a reason why simply covering the TTL pins won’t work? Does HSS communication still take place with a single pin? Or is it because the delay setting is communicated over one of the other pins?

            Lastly, the delay on X1T can be set for up to 19.9ms, which is double the 9.9ms limit on the R2 Pro Mark II. Am I missing out on anything with the new trigger or is the 10-19.9ms range not actually useful in practice?

  6. CZ 9 months ago

    Is Godox going to release another version of trigger?

  7. JOSE 9 months ago

    Hi. I have four old Godox V860 speedlights with XTR-16S attached. I have three old studio flashes Godox DS300 with XTR16. And finally I have another AD600PRO. This device will be able to manage all of them together? My main concern is if I would be able to swith off any of them from the remote. The X1T is not able to swith-off the V860. Many thanks!

    • Andy 9 months ago

      Yes, you can set the number of groups to 16, to be able to use that many lights, (only manual mode available with 16 groups). The AD600 Pro will have to be assigned within groups A – E too.

      You can’t ‘switch off’ any strobes with any Godox remote, but you can turn the group off, on the transmitter, which will stop that group from firing any flashes in that group. You can do that with the X1T also.

      • JOSE 9 months ago

        Many thanks. Your last sentence is not totally right. X1T can switch-off one group (lets say group A).
        If I have one AD600 and one V860+XTR-16S both in group A, only the AD600 wont fire. The V860 still fires at the last power it had.

        This was reported just in this web inside the X1T page. Your recommendation then was to change my X1T to the XPro.

        That is the reason why I am asking this now: To avoid purchasing other trigger that doesn’t work for me.

        Kind regards

        • Andy 9 months ago

          Why would you have an AD600 and a V860 in the same group? You’ll be stuck with them on the same power level, (which is in actuality a very different amount of power from each of them).

          Is it just the number of flashes that you have, and you only have 5 groups?
          Well the XPro/R2Pro or R2Pro mkii will give you an option for 16 groups, so you can have all your flashes on different groups then.

  8. Jose 8 months ago

    Hi. Well. I finally purchased it. And I answer myself.
    As expected… it doesnt work for me.
    My initial question was this:
    I have four old Godox V860 speedlights with XTR-16S attached. My main concern is if I would be able to swith off any of them from the remote. The X1T is not able to swith-off the V860. Many thanks!

    I exactly as in the X1T… yo CANNOT switch off from the remote. The V860+XTR-16S y still fires even if the remote says the group is OFF. Quite disappointing, even more if you told me that wont happen. Zoom and TTL don’t work as well from the remote. Only change the power in manual mode is working. So… this is the THIRD remote I buy (X1T, Xpro, and this one) and none of them are able to manage v860 + XTR-16S
    I don’t know why it is not clear in the description of this device.
    Seriously…very disappointing.
    Kind regards.
    Jose.

  9. John Wilson 8 months ago

    The XTR17/XTR16S product description ( http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_Remote_Control_XTR16_wireless_power_control_flash_Receiver.html ) is pretty clear that your flashes can only be operated in Manual mode and only the power level and triggering is available (though I suspect you can also switch the buzzer off and on too).

    They were designed to work with the XT16 trigger. If you decrease the power of the flash with the XT16 decreasing past 1/128 displays “OF”. I don’t have a V860 to try it but with one of my TT600 that turns the flash off. However the X1T and XPro don’t have the “OF” setting.

    If you want to turn your flashes off then you have to use the XT16.

    I would guess that using the correct version of the X1R on each of your V860 would hive you TTL and the ability to switch the group off, but I would not think it worth the expense.

  10. Sergio Jensen Jensen 6 months ago

    Will I be able to trigger the new Godox V1 with this off camera?

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 6 months ago

      Hi Sergio,

      Yes the R2 PRO II transmitter will trigger and provide full control of the Godox V1, and all the flashes in the Godox X / Flashpoint R2 radio flash system.

  11. nixland 6 months ago

    Waiting for latest firmware update for EOS R.
    Problem that were mentioned on the net are :
    – The camera automatically switch to auto ISO
    – White bar on top when using HSS
    Any news?

  12. Yucel 6 months ago

    Firing one flash at a time, thanks. Love it.

  13. Jonte 6 months ago

    Where do I find news about firmware changelog, what date it was released, version.

    When I google for firmware I find this page.

    https://www.adorama.com/g/flashpoint-firmware-updates

    But it’s the link to the firmware only.

    Where is that Mac version of the updater?

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 6 months ago

      Hi Jonte,

      The changelogs are included in each individual firmware download Zip file (just like Godox has).

      You have me stumped regarding the Mac version Updater though. I don’t use Mac myself, and it must be a while since anyone has asked about that.

      Has anyone else updated via Mac yet?

      • John Wilson 6 months ago

        As far as I know there’s no Mac version of any of the updaters. I have to boot windows on may MacBook to update the firmware which is a PITA.

  14. Victor Cole 6 months ago

    For some reason my R2 MKii wont sync with my Godox V860ii-C. I’ve tried everything and I still can’t get it to control my flash. Any recommendations?

  15. Herb 5 months ago

    I have this transmitter and using it with the Godox ad200. It works inconsistently. I use it in TTL and when I do it will fire maybe once or twice then nothing. I will fire the test button and it will function. So i’m lost as to why it’s not consistent. I will press the test button on the unit itself and it’s fine.

    I use a yn685 flash with with a 622 trigger and they work fine no problem.

    So, i’m not sure if it’s a communication problem with the trigger.

    Any suggestions?

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 5 months ago

      Hi Herb,

      Do you have the latest firmware installed?

      This was a problem a number of people were having with both the original and Mark II transmitters, and the firmware update resolved that for most people.

  16. Mark Kitaoka 4 months ago

    I have continued to have issues with misfires using this transmitter and have updated my blog to reflect those issues
    https://www.markkitaoka.com/latest-news/flashpoint-r2-pro-c/

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 4 months ago

      Hi Mark,

      Have you updated to the latest firmware?

      A number of people were having misfire issue with both the XPro, and R2 PRO II, and Godox released a firmware update for both, which has solved the issue for most (well all of the people so far I’m aware of).

      • Vesh 4 months ago

        Is Godox also releasing updates for the R2 Pro Mk II? from my understanding, I thought it was just Adorama?

        • Author
          FLASH HAVOC 4 months ago

          Hi Vesh,

          The R2 Pro MK II firmware updates are only available on the Flashpoint Download Page, but the transmitter and firmware updates are manufactured and engineered by Godox.

  17. Greg Dunn 4 months ago

    I don’t have this particular trigger – but I used the X1T-C, XT-16 and the FT-16 with my Godox lights – including the AD600, AD360 and V850. The 2.4 GHz triggers behaved much as Mark described; puzzling misfires, depending on environment, venue shape, etc. but never repeatable. I got somewhere around 5% misfires no matter which strobe was being fired. Shooting sports with no “re-do” I missed a lot of shots. I do have the latest firmware.
    When I switched back to the FT-16 433 MHz trigger, I have nearly 100% success rate with all the strobes. I don’t know if there’s something about the Godox 2.4 GHz system which is prone to interference, if it’s an antenna pattern issue, or what. I’m almost never more than 50 feet from the strobes, so the shorter range of the FT-16 has never been a concern. But I am staying away from the 2.4 GHz system as long as I can. More testing is needed, but it’s hard to find the time to just set up a photoshoot specifically for testing this.

  18. michael padden 4 months ago

    The r2 pro mark ii will allow power settings and fire a Streaklight 360 (original non-ttl) with the Flashpoint R2 Bridge Receiver for Non-R2 Streaklights (XTR16). What it will not do is turn the unit off. Specifically, if you select the “–” setting with the mode selector, the flash will still fire. Note that everything works fine with the original r2 pro (mark i). I contacted the Adorama Brand manager who knew the Streaklight 360 with the Flashpoint R2 Bridge Receiver would not allow the user to turn off the unit remotely – but was surprised that it worked with the R2 pro mark i. At that time he indicated he would test the Streaklight with both transmitters and if he confirmed the issue would request a firmware update. Note: this was used with the Olympus configuration r2 pros.

  19. Vesh 3 months ago

    I recently got this transmitter for Nikon. I’ve updated it to v1.2 and been using it with my V860II Flashpoint. So far I’ve had no misfires, or any problems. It’s fast, the turn wheel is soo much smoother and easier to use than the previous R2 Pro-N model. I’m really happy with the Backlit buttons and I think it’s a solid upgrade in all aspects. If you’re on the fence about it, take the plunge! The only downfall I’d say from what I’ve noticed is that the battery cover to the back of it seems a bit flimsy and not super snug like the previous model. I saw a few other people talk about it as well. But it clips in place so hopefully it is just as strong as the last. All in all I’m happy with it and can’t wait to give it more use!

  20. Darren 3 months ago

    I can’t get the Depth of Field Preview to activate the “modeling light” on the AD360II. My Flashpoint R2 Pro (original mark 1) the Cameras Depth of Field preview button will activate the modeling light.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 3 months ago

      Hi Darren,

      Ok thanks, I see what you mean. Its actually working on my older Canon 7D though. Which camera/s are you using?

  21. jordon 2 months ago

    Im having trouble using HSS. after I take a shot the shutter drops back down to 1/250 of a second

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 2 months ago

      Hi Jordon,

      Which camera are you using? You may need to check your HSS setting in your camera menu.

      • jordon 2 months ago

        1DX

        • Author
          FLASH HAVOC 2 months ago

          Ok thanks.

          Have you tried going into the camera menu > External Speedlite control > Flash function setting > and set the Sync mode to HSS?

          And make sure the HSS icon is showing on the transmitter display as well.

  22. Aaron 5 days ago

    When I attach the R2 Pro Mark ii to my Canon 5d mk iv and turn it on, it seems to automatically change my white balance, producing a warmer image when my white balance is set for in white priority mode. Anybody have any idea why it does that?

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