FLASHPOINT R2 PRO-S / GODOX XPRO-S – TTL Transmitter For SONY Announced

 

Flashpoint have announced the R2 Pro-S / Godox XPro-S, TTL and HSS enabled radio transmitter for Sony cameras, and they are available now from Adorama for $69.00.

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

And therefore a great improvement for the complete Flashpoint & Godox 2.4GHz flash system.

 

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

 

(Please Note – The Nikon version transmitter is pictured in some images below. The XPro-S has a Sony Multi Interface foot).

 

R2 PRO Nikon

 

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.

Unlike the Canon version Xpro-C transmitter though, TTL mode can only be selected in groups A, B, & C. Groups D & E are manual only.

There is also 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.

 

R2 PRO Nikon

 

And if you 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.

 

XPRO-N

 

FLASHPOINT R2 PRO / GODOX XPRO FEATURES

 

  • Godox / Flashpoint 2.4GHz RF Radio System
  • Range – 100m +
  • Flash Modes – TTL / M / Multi
  • TCM Function – 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 Mode – A / B / C / D / E  (5 Groups) (D & E Manual Only)
  • 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 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.

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 provides 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 updated, and a 2.5mm sync port.

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

 

XPRO SONY

 

COMPATIBLE CAMERAS

 

At the time of release the following cameras models have been tested compatible by Godox –

 

XPRO-S SONY

 

COMPATIBLE FLASHES

 

XPRO SONY

 

FLASHPOINT R2 PRO/ GODOX XPRO SPECS

 

XPRO SONY

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The R2 Pro-S / Xpro-S for Sony are available now from $69.00.

Adorama, Amazon, UK, B&H PhotoEbay

 

Flashpoint – Website

Godox – Website

Flashpoint / Godox – System Overview

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33 Comments
  1. Author
    Flash Havoc 7 months ago

    PLEASE NOTE –

    There has been a long ongoing issue with Godox TTL transmitter and master flash units and the Sony A7R II camera, which causes an underexposure in TTL mode with lens apertures wider than F4.

    And a recent attempt to correct this issue in firmware with the X1-S transmitter does not appear to have been successful so far either.

    The issue can be worked around using Flash Exposure Compensation, though A7R II owners should be aware the Xpro-S transmitter will likely have the same issue at this stage.

  2. Bogorad Eugene 7 months ago

    Hasn’t it been available for pre-order for over a month? Pre-ordered mine on Dec 19.

    • Ron 6 months ago

      I ordered mine to in December… Received it today…February 17

      One question… When I have the transmitter on the viewfinder always goes back to live view off . Is there anyway of keeping it on? Right now I have to turn off the transmitter to get live view… and I lose it as soon as I turn on the transmitter. Is there any workaround to stop this?

  3. Wilbur 7 months ago

    An actual shipping date would be nice to have. I’ve had an XPro-S on pre-order with Adorama since December 15. As of three days ago, they say the manufacturer (Godox) has not provided an ETA. Sadly, Godox apparently does not reply to customer emails as my three over the past few weeks have been ignored.

    • Denton Taylor 7 months ago

      Amazon shows it shipping Feb 5, so I am hopeful!

  4. Mark Kitaoka 7 months ago

    As much as I wish they’d release one for the Pentax line I know that the number of users doesn’t justify the development of a trigger for Pentax.

  5. Ricardo Gomez 7 months ago

    Haha! My reading of the headline slowed down and down until I saw “Sony”! You’re kill me Godox! LOL! How about the transmitter for m43? But yeah, with the Sony A9 and A7RIII, I can see why they are a higher priority.

    Please have m43 support soon. 🙂

    • Heiko Kanzler 7 months ago

      I am not using TTL at all and HSS not so very often, so I use the ProC with my Olympus. Whenever I need HSS, I switch to the X1T-O.
      But I agree, it would be great to have the Pro0O finally.

      • Ricardo Gomez 7 months ago

        The X1T-O is ‘enough’ for my needs as well. Even dumb triggers work fine in the studio once everything is dialed in. I’ve just been resisting buying something that’s basically already obsolete.

  6. Axel Rivera 7 months ago

    When for Olympus? 🙂

  7. obican 7 months ago

    Is it possible to mount one of these on the camera to use as trigger and have one in hand to control the power ratios, like the original XT16 models?

    Also, can I have one of these in hand to control the flashes and use another model on the camera to trigger them, like XT32 on the camera?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 months ago

      Hi obican,

      Yes if you set the XPro or X1T transmitters to APP mode you can mount them on the camera hotshoe just to trigger the slave flashes, and use another transmitter in hand to control the slave flashes.

      I’m not sure about the XT32 now off the top of my head, though without an APP mode I would suspect that could possibly transfer unwanted manual power settings.

      • Marco 6 months ago

        How do you set the app mode? Thanks

  8. vcbneo 7 months ago

    I received an email my order has been shipped from China. I pre-ordered it from Amazon Canada seller .

  9. Denton Taylor 7 months ago

    Amazon now showing IN STOCK

  10. David 6 months ago

    Hopefully a Panasonic version is arriving soon.
    It’s been a long time coming.

  11. Iman 113 6 months ago

    The list of features includes “wireless shutter release .” How do you make this work and is a receiver unit as well as a trigger required in order to have this function?

  12. Tom 6 months ago

    Great news — Adorama has changed their “pre-order and we’ll ship when available” to show an actual ship date of the Sony transmitter — 2/20. Two weeks from today.

  13. Ricardo Gomez 6 months ago

    It’s here it’s here!!! The Olympus/Panasonic version!!!

    http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_Remote_Control_XproO_TTL_Wireless_Flash_Trigger.html

  14. Rob 6 months ago

    Been playing around with the XPro-s for the past two days. The TCM seem to work perfectly with the Sony A7II and various lens almost excellently exposure every time with TTL. But, when I place the trigger on the Sony A7RII then here is where it gets interesting. The A7RII expose at least one stop over every time with TTL. I took about 30 shots in a row with the AD360II and the 860II. The good news is that you can hit that TCM button and within one or two frames nail the correct exposure every time, so I am not complaining. I am shooting with the Sony 85mm FE and the Sigma 135 and all exhibit the same behavior. The focus AF lamp does not work with the A7II nor A7RII. Interestingly Godox just updated the X1T trigger to include the AF lamp working on Sony mirrorless cameras so hopefully they will include a future firmware to address the Xpro-S..

    • Gabriel Ortiz 6 months ago

      I recently purchased a Flashpoint xpro R2 for Sony and realized when using non native lens w/ adapter I loose aperture 3rds shooting flash. I can shoot whole stops like 1.4 , 2, 2.8 and so on but stops in between i experience a delay of 1.5 – 2 seconds between shutter press and flash firing. I tried out a xpro R2 Canon version and i regain all my aperture ranges while expectedly loosing HSS and TTL availabilities. Possible I have a faulty xpro r2 Sony trigger? I don’t see any firmware update at all for the Sony version.

  15. Michael H 6 months ago

    Some of the XPro Sony version are now out. I saw a post on DPReview by an owner.

  16. Ron 6 months ago

    Is anyone else having an issue using this transmitter with the A7Riii.
    I do not seem do get it to fire to every exposure. It does not consistently fire the flash.
    Let me know….just interested if this is an issue that Godox might be addressing. Thanks!

    • Seamless Media 6 months ago

      Are you using rechargeable batteries with 1.2v? Try regular batteries, or lithium batteries that have 1.5v and see if that helps!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 6 months ago

      Hi Ron,

      A few people have mentioned this, though others have said they are not seeing the issue at all.

      As Seamless Media mentions above, I don’t know if anyone is having the issue still when using Alkaline batteries. The lower voltage in the rechargeable are know to provide a weaker signal transmission.

      • Ron 6 months ago

        I’ve been using Standard alkaline batteries. Thank you.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 5 months ago

          Ok thanks Ron. Will keep following this, as there must be something to it why only some people are seeing the issue.

          It could possibly be related to specific camera firmware or a setting used somewhere etc.

          • Ron 5 months ago

            My firmware on the A7R3 is current.

  17. Jacob 5 months ago

    Thank you FlashHavoc for all your information.

    Is it just me, or have Godox released far too many transmitters in the last several years and still not quite created something polished? I’ve been playing with the XPro for a bit now and, while I love some of the ideas behind the design I feel like it’s not quite there. Remember how nice the Cactus Tx was? Little backlit buttons designating groups which could be enabled disabled easily and the status (off/on) also quickly verified. The single button press on/off functionality for a given group was what I’d hoped to see in the X Pro when I first saw the design. Godox does have more options (e.g. TTL features) to support, so I understand that some UI complexity is necessary, but I’m just finding it cumbersome to select a group or two and quickly turn them on or off. And, Godox yet persists with misaligned user interface elements–I wish the buttons lined up with the group letters on the LCD. I’m taken back to the days of trying set/guess your group on an XTR16s when the arrow points between two groups on the dial 🙂 I definitely find the Xpro more intuitive than the X1, but that’s not exactly a high bar to set…

    My biggest issue is I still don’t have a transmitter that can properly control my DS300 studio strobes and my many Godox speedlights, Wistros, AD600. The different power scales have long been a problem, but with the X1 I could mount the XT16 atop which would set strobe power while the X1 set speedlight power. Since the XPro loses the top hotshoe in favor of the angled design I had high hopes that it would work with both power scales since I can’t put my XT16 on top. Alas, no suerte. Is this just me or can anyone else confirm this still does not work with their setup?

    Godox has created an affordable and very usable system so I can’t justifiably complain too much, but I just feel like I’m ever upgrading gear and never arriving at happy place.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 months ago

      Hi Jacob,

      Yeah, I know what you’re saying. And I probably feel it more than anyone.

      Very long story short, Flashpoint convinced Godox to make a new transmitter (Godox didn’t want to do a new transmitter), and they agreed to make it how we suggested. Though pretty early on they disagreed on the group button layout we wanted, and basically the only way forward was for Flashpoint to commission their own transmitter version.

      So the Xpro is Godox’s version of the Flashpoint transmitter still to come later this year. The Flashpoint version was delayed due to issues providing an additional feature (we had specified from the beginning).

      So in the situation we couldn’t really tell Godox what to do with the Xpro as well, and mainly with the final refinements that could have made all the difference. And the problem now is the Flashpoint version has been delayed so long it may be in a similar situation again.

      Having said all that, I’m hopping with what we had done already it will still be a good improvement on the Xpro, and therefore still pretty sweet overall.

      Things could have gone so much better though if Godox were on the same page, we could have had one really good transmitter, and a matching master speedlite interface etc.

      I think we will see how things progress once the Flashpoint transmitter is released.

  18. Jacob 5 months ago

    Thanks for the insightful response. When I get frustrated I just compare the cost of buying several of these TxRx systems to what I’d have paid for similar functionality years ago and I’m able to sleep again at night.

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