FLASHPOINT R2-T Mark II / GODOX X2T TTL Transmitter – Released

Flashpoint R2-T / Godox X2

 

Flashpoint and Godox have released the R2-T Mark II / Godox X2T TTL Transmitter, featuring a number of refinements over the original R2-T / X1 TTL Transmitter released in 2015.

And the Flashpoint R2-T Mark II are available for pre-order now from Adorama for $59, in Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fuji, and Pentax versions.

New Features and Refinements Include –

 

  • Refined Interface With Larger Dot Matrix LCD Display
  • 5 Individual Group Buttons
  • Larger Relocated Main Dial
  • Blutooth Built-In (Smartphone APP Control)
  • Backlit Buttons
  • Lever Lock Foot
  • Type-C USB Port
  • Channel Scan Function
  • 0.1 Stop Manual Power Adjustments
  • ALL Groups Button
  • Modelling Light & Beep Set Via Group
  • Graphic Menu System

 

Flashpoint R2-T / Godox X2

 

FLASHPOINT R2-T II / GODOX X2T FEATURES

 

  • Flashpoint R2 / Godox X – 2.4GHz RF Radio System
  • Range – 100m +
  • Flash Modes – ETTL / M / Multi
  • 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 (1/10th Increments)
  • Global ALL Group Power Adjustment
  • Remote Modelling Light Control By Group
  • Remote Beep Control By Group
  • Remote Flash Zoom (By Group?)
  • Large Dot Matrix LCD Display with Back Light
  • Blutooth Built-In (Smartphone APP Control)
  • Auto Memory Function
  • AF Assist Light (With On / Off Switch)
  • Wireless Shutter Release Function
  • Type-C USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • 2.5mm Sync Port – Input & Output
  • Powered by 2 AA Batteries

 

Flashpoint R2-T / Godox X2

 

 

FLASHPOINT R2-T II / GODOX X2T SPECS

 

Flashpoint R2-T / Godox X2

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Flashpoint R2-T Mark II are available for pre-order now from Adorama for $59.

In Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fuji, and Pentax versions.

 

Flashpoint – WebsiteFirmware

Godox – Website, Firmware

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28 Comments
  1. John Wilson 1 month ago

    At App has stopped working on my Android phone. I imagine a recent systems update broke it. I’m not holding my breath for an update to fix the problem.

    I’m puzzled by the bit of the spec which says “Wireless Shutter Release: The receiver can control the camera shooting via the 3.5mm sync cord jack” does that mean that the X2T can fire the shutter? If so that’s a significant development. Or at least it would be if the App worked.

    • JL Williams 1 month ago

      Wireless shutter release was a feature of the Mk I as well. It requires a hardware transmitter, a hardware receiver, and the correct connecting cord for your camera’s electronic shutter release. I don’t think you can trigger from the app; you have to use a physical transmitter.

      This capability alone certainly wouldn’t make it worth buying into the Godox ecosystem. On the other hand, if you already use Godox flash and need a remote trigger occasionally, it probably makes more sense to add a receiver and cable rather than buy a complete remote release system from another manufacturer.

  2. John Wilson 1 month ago

    Thanks I know how to make it work with two triggers and a receiver. However this trigger is both transmitter and a (Bluetooth) receiver. It’s feasible that they have allowed to to send a pulse to the 3.5mm sync cord jack in response to a command from the phone/pad. Then you’d only need one device not three.

    We’ll see when the manual turns up.

    I’ve just noticed there’s no mention of short range mode. It would be a big mistake if they have not implemented that.

  3. John Vigran 1 month ago

    I’d be curious to know if any of the Godox transmitters or transceivers will work, even as “dumb” triggers, with Phottix receivers? Any opinions? Thanks-JV

    • John Wilson 1 month ago

      They won’t work at all with Phottix receivers.

      • Author
        FLASH HAVOC 1 month ago

        You could mount a second manual Phottix transmitter on top of the X2T / R2TII transmitter though.

  4. Fielding 1 month ago

    Any news on if the TTL pass through will be available for all versions of the trigger? The Pany/Oly version of the X1T trigger didn’t have true pass through, only being able to trigger in manual on top.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 1 month ago

      Hi Fielding,

      Sorry i’m not sure on that yet. Hopefully the manual will offer some details.

    • Jacques 1 month ago

      @Fielding
      My Flashpoint Zoom Mini (Godox TT350) fires in TTL mode while mounted on top of an X1T-O on my Panasonic cameras. Where did you get the idea that it wouldn’t?

      • John Wilson 1 month ago

        The X1T-O only has centre pin pass through. Your TT360 works with TTL because it’s being fired via the radio. If you have a non Godox flash on there it won’t work with TTL or HSS.

    • Javier 3 weeks ago

      Hello. True TTL passthrough will be a key point for me. Godox doesn’t mention anything on the user guide.

  5. Jonte 1 month ago

    Oh x1t has a terrible user interface hope this has better. But now they have three currency transmitters
    X2t
    Xpro
    R2 mark ii

    Hope they hired new peaople so they could mange all the firmware

  6. Jan 4 weeks ago

    @jonte
    X2t (worldwide version) = R2 mark ii (us version with us warranty)

    There will be only two triggers available the XPro and the X2 + older X1..

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 4 weeks ago

      Hi Jan,

      I think Jonte was referring to the R2 PRO II transmitter, as the third variation.

      The volume of firmware does become a serious consideration for Godox, especially now they have six camera versions needed for all the hotshoe products.

  7. david 4 weeks ago

    Wonder if it can be set somewhere in the menu to fire in Single Pin Mode for any camera brand like the X1T

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 4 weeks ago

      Hi David,

      The Single Pin Mode unfortunately never actually disabled the TTL contacts in the X1T. And this was one of our must have functions for the R2 PRO II, but Godox were adamant they still could not implement this.

      There’s always a chance that is still just a miscommunication or misunderstanding, though at this stage its unlikely to happen.

      Flashpoint do have another product coming soon though that may help.

      • David 4 weeks ago

        Thank you for responding! So, a new product coming will allow triggering Flashpoint/Godox flashes from any camera. Would be great even if without HSS and TTL, because I know of cases where TTL flash and camera were mismatched and camera had electronics problems.

        • Author
          FLASH HAVOC 4 weeks ago

          No worries, yes, any camera with a standard center pin in the hotshoe. TTL and HSS won’t work without the other contacts so they won’t be enabled while using the center pin.

          It has some other nice features too, so will likely be handy for a lot of people to complement their current transmitter.

  8. Kathy 3 weeks ago

    One thing nearly every announcement/review of the X2T has missed is that the foot (if looked at from the book), moved from the center to the right side, effectively giving more clearance on the right of the X2T. This is really handy for Fuji shooters with flat-top rangefinder-style mirrorless cameras who were getting the shutter speed wheel and shutter button blocked by the X1T.

    • Kathy 3 weeks ago

      Whoops. One more thing. Are you *sure* about the TCM? In Robert Hall’s preview video, I didn’t see any controls for it, and Adorama’s description makes no mention of it.

      • John Wilson 3 weeks ago

        The manuals for all the X2T models are available now. Here’s the Fuji one http://www.godox.com/EN/InstructionManual/Godox_X2TF_20190514.pdf

        It appears that the X2T is a transceiver so you can use it like an X1R as well as an X1T. It also appears to function like the A1 with a compatible phone.

        The spec says it supports TCM but there’s no clue in the manual as to how to use it. Perhaps I’ve missed something.

        • John Wilson 3 weeks ago

          The Wireless ID menu entry does not have an OFF setting. Forcing you to use Wireless ID means you can’t fire the lights that don’t support it (TT600, V850II and all the mains strobes). That can’t be right can it?

          • John Wilson 3 weeks ago

            Please ignore the previous post. I watched the Godox demo video and it didn’t seem to have wireless ID OFF setting but the manual says it does. Panic over 🙂

        • Kathy 3 weeks ago

          RE: TCM, I get the feeling that spec table in the back was copied from an XPro manual and not properly edited, as it’s the only mention of TCM in the entire thing. Given that there’s no dedicated TCM button, no mention of it in the menus, and we already know that holding down the MODE/MENU/SET buttons are for lock/modelling light/ALL control, and there’s no TCM C.Fn for setting which light you’re using as on the Pro triggers, I’m just not seeing how the X2T supports TCM.

          • Author
            FLASH HAVOC 3 weeks ago

            Hi Kathy,

            Sorry, yes I wasn’t sure about the TCM, though with it mentioned in the spec table I thought they must have added it somewhere. Its really a major feature to leave out, but as you have seen Godox are not particularly consistent.

            Look my whole main issue with this transmitter is that they have put the Group buttons on a different face to the display, and even without trying one, we know from numerous other transmitters from years back like the Pixel King Pro etc that its really frustrating to use. The advantage of this Transmitter is when mounting on a tripod for example so the display is easy to see, but then you can’t see the Group buttons.

            So you really need to be able to scroll to select the Group (using only the rear interface when needed) as well, and trying to communicate that to Godox goes back to the exact same issue as the X1 transmitter. I’ve said many times the X1T could be completely reasonable as well, its just that Godox have assigned the functions so badly (even after we tried to have it fixed).

            So again it comes down to fighting the battles I think I can make some progress with, and I don’t think this transmitter is one of them unfortunately.

            Leaving out the TCM is crazy though. They could assign it to a double click of one of the buttons like the Mode button for example.

            • Kathy 3 weeks ago

              Thanks, elv!

  9. mmmfotografie 3 weeks ago
    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 2 weeks ago

      Thanks, I think they just mean the same firmware files are used for both the Windows and Mac Firmware Update Software.

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