FLASHPOINT Zoom Mini R2 TTL – For OLYMPUS & PANASONIC Coming Soon!

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After a very long wait, Flashpoint and Godox TTL and HSS support will soon be available for Micro Four Thirds cameras, with the release of the Flashpoint Zoom Mini R2 TTL Speedlite for Olympus and Panasonic!

The Zoom Mini R2 TTL for Olympus are Flashpoint’s version of the compact Godox TT350-O radio Master Speedlite, and are now available for pre-order from Adorama for $84.90.

 

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Most significantly the Zoom Mini R2 TTL (and Godox TT350-O) provide a 2.4GHz radio Master mode, which can fire and control the complete Flashpoint and Godox 2.4GHz Flash System.

Which finally opens up the Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera system to a range of popular large and small off camera strobes, with full TTL and HSS supported!

NOTE – Many of the current flash units will also require a user installed firmware update to add the Olympus / Panasonic radio slave mode (at least for TTL use).

A stand alone transmitter unit for Olympus / Panasonic will be available later in the year. And as Flashpoint and Godox are currently in the process of developing a new X2 transmitter, there is a good chance the Olympus / Panasonic version may go straight to the new design once ready.

 

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The Zoom Mini R2 TTL provide simple control for 3 remote slave groups, with a radio range of approximately 30 meters.

Powered by just 2 AA batteries, and providing a guide number of 36 meters (ISO 100, @105mm).

Recycle times are from approximately 0.1 – 2.2 seconds, and provide up to 210 full power pops per battery charge.

 

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FLASHPOINT ZOOM MINI TTL FEATURES

 

  • GN 36m (ISO 100 @ 105mm)
  • Powered by 2 x AA batteries
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Flash Mode – TTL /M / Multi
  • 1st Curtain Sync / 2nd Curtain Sync
  • FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 stops)
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd increments)
  • Flash Zoom 24 – 105mm
  • Radio Master & Slave Modes for Flashpoint R2 / Godox 2.4GHz X Radio System
  • 3 Remote Groups A / B / C
  • 16 Channels
  • Range to 30m
  • S1 and S2 Optic Slave Modes
  • Recycle Time: 0.1 – 2.2 Seconds
  • 210 Full Power Flashes (using 2500mAh Ni-MH Batteries)
  • Head Tilt/Swivel: -7 – 90 Degree Tilt, 0 – 270 Degree Swivel
  • Backlit LCD Screen
  • Sound Prompt
  • Custom Functions
  • Settings Memory
  • Overheat Protection
  • USB Port for Firmware Updates

 

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The Zoom Mini R2 TTL feature a USB port for firmware updates, now located inside the battery compartment.

Though a communication port for legacy clip on external radio receivers is not included in the compact speedlite. There is also no PC sync port provided.

 

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FLASHPOINT ZOOM MINI TTL SPECS

 

 

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PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Flashpoint Zoom Mini R2 TTL Speedlite for Olympus and Panasonic are available for pre-order now from Adorama for $84.90.

 

Flashpoint – Website

System Overview

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41 Comments
  1. Rob 3 weeks ago

    Adorama also has the Fuji version available to preorder.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Thanks Rob,

      That is true, though the Olympus / Panasonic version should be available and shipping first.

      The Fuji version shouldn’t be too far behind though.

  2. Kathy 3 weeks ago

    Can anyone confirm that this will work for Panasonic, too? since Panasonic and Olympus share the four-thirds hotshoe protocol, and their current flashes are interchangeable regardless of brand (i.e., Olympus’s FL600R is actually made by Panasonic, which Panasonic rebadges as the FL360L) that this will be for both Olympus AND Panasonic?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Kathy,

      Sorry, yes they are compatible with Panasonic as well. I just wanted to be sure they were both in the same flash, as Flashpoint are just naming the flash for Olympus. It is the same flash for Olympus and Panasonic though.

      • Kathy 3 weeks ago

        Thanks for confirming. Can’t help thinking it’s a mistake on their parts not to go with an M or a 4, since, obviously, they want to keep the “F” for the Fuji version. :)

        So, now mft users have an X1 master, but it won’t remotely fire anything yet other than another TT350-O until after the X1T-O (or posited X2T-O) and firmware updates arrive? Or it will fire and power control, say, an AD200, it just can’t do HSS/TTL until the transmitter and firmware updates arrive?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

          No there is no X1 transmitter available for Olympus / Panasonic at this stage!

          So you will need to use the TT350-O speedlite as the master flash / transmitter for now.

          EDIT – As Mariosch points out below, its possible (even likely) the TT350-O will fire and control the Manual power levels of the current 2.4GHz flashes like the AD600, AD200 etc without any firmware update.

          TTL will definitely require a firmware update to add the Olympus / Panasonic radio slave mode though.

          • Mariosch 3 weeks ago

            I would assume the TT350o to be able to fire other slaves in manual right away – after all, the TT600 didn’t need any update as the X1 for Sony was released, or did it? (I don’t think the TT600 / V850 are even capable of firmware upgrades)

            So I assume Godox has locked in on common manual power settings & trigger commands used in all their X-compatible speedlights across all brands…

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

              Ah I see!, thanks Mariosh, you could well be right there.

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

              I still haven’t been able to really confirm if manual is going to work without a firmware update.

              The only fully manual 2.4GHz strobe I have here is the AD600BM, and when I use the Sony TT350S as master to that, the strobe still goes into Sony receiver mode.

              So its not a completely universal system on the manual side, the AD600BM strobe at least still knows which transmitter is being used.

              I don’t have a TT600 or V850II here to try unfortunately, though even if they work its doesn’t mean all the other strobes which do have firmware update capability are going to work (without an update).

              I think I will need to look at reverting one of the TTL strobes back to pre-Sony firmware to see if they still work in manual with the Sony transmitter, or TT350S. UPDATE – I think this has me beat for now, as I don’t have a Windows 7 machine to revert back to old firmware.

  3. Adrian 3 weeks ago

    The specs indicate horizontal swing as 0-270°; is that on either side from front-facing?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Adrian,

      From front facing they swivel 90° to the left and 180° to the right (270° total).

  4. DMWard 3 weeks ago

    My guess is that it will fire the other X system lights in M mode.
    The TTL capabilities are what require protocol translation.

  5. eddie 3 weeks ago

    I pre-ordered the Fuji flash. I’m hoping they all ship no later than the end of May!!!!

  6. Ricardo Gomez 3 weeks ago

    Thank you Godox!!! Thanks Flashhavoc for the great news!

    Finally, we see the beginnings of a lighting system for the m43s world that has a real ecosystem. When I look at their offerings, there’s nothing I can think of adding. It’s all there.

    At first, I thought “Why didn’t you make one of your bigger flashes compatible?” first. But this is a smaller flash which should work well for many situations and be aesthetically more pleasing. Though, 50% of the reason I’m buying it is because of the radio master functionality.

    But Godox/Flashpoint, may I ask you to fix your advertising a bit? If it’s compatible with both Olympus and Panasonic, why not say so? It adds confusion and may alienate your Panasonic customers a bit. We need love too. :-)

  7. Jacques Cornell 3 weeks ago

    HALLE ****ING LUJIAH!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!
    I’ve been writing to Godox for 3 ****ing years begging them to make something like this for Micro Four Thirds, and FINALLY my dream has come true! As a pro event photographer, I’ve been kludging inelegant solutions by combining Panasonic flashes on-camera and Godox V850s off-camera, and gnashing my teeth every time I’ve bumped into the limitations.
    At last, an all-Godox all-radio-triggered on- and off-camera system for MFT!!!
    Yippee!
    Ima buy me a whole passel of these things!

  8. Jacques Cornell 3 weeks ago

    Question: Will these adjust and fire my original V850 and AD360 with original FT16 receivers? Do I need to get newer versions of the FT16 receivers for my V850 and AD360?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Jacques,

      No, you will need the 2.4GHz FTR-16/s receivers for the older lights without radio already built inside.

      Keep in mind though, if history is anything to go by, the old lights with separate receivers are the last to get attention, and there could possibly be quirks initially with those (possibly like not being able to turn groups off etc).

      • Jacques Cornell 3 weeks ago

        Hmm. Thanks for the warning. Please advise about compatibility when you can.

  9. Helmut Kruse 3 weeks ago

    Hi,

    which trigger should i use on an Olympus E-M1 II to send the TTL and HSS Signal wireless to this flash?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Helmut,

      There is no stand alone transmitter (trigger) unit available until later in the year.

      For now you will need to use the Master (transmitter) function of the Flashpoint Zoom Mini R2 TTL / Godox TT350-O Speedlite as the transmitter on your camera (even if you don’t need a flash on the camera).

  10. C. Stephen Hurst 3 weeks ago

    Would it be possible to have a my 2.4gz 360-N’s updated to work with this new Godox Olympus Flash? Ditto for my V860II’s. Would be great if the firmware incorporated all TTL options (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus) into the respective 2.4gz family of Godox Flashes.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Stephen,

      Yes Godox will eventually add the Fuji and Olympus / Panasonic TTL radio slave modes to the current 2.4GHz flashes in firmware updates. So all the 2.4GHz TTL strobes will eventually have Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fuji TTL radio slave modes enabled.

      There’s a lot of flash models / separate firmware to update though, so I don’t know if they will offer all the firmware updates at the same time.

  11. Tony Collins 3 weeks ago

    2 questions from my side –

    1 – can the x1 transmitters take a non godox TTL Flash in the hotshoe?

    2 – I don’t understand the need for firmware updates on flash slaves. I would (possibly naively) have thought that the Godox radio protocol would allow it to control the slave flashes without needing to know about control between camera and transmitter. Or are updates only needed for flashes with built in radio transmitter?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Tony,

      1. Yes the X1 transmitters can take non Godox TTL flashes in their hotshoe. Though there is currently no X1 transmitter for M4/3, and its possible there never will be if Godox go straight to the X2. And the X2 transmitter does not have a pass through hotshoe on top.

      I have previously tried to explain to Godox the X1 would still be relevant simply because of the pass through hotshoe (and therefore we should still try and fix the X1 with a better interface (dot matrix LCD etc)), but their response was to develop the new transmitter instead. Maybe they will possibly revisit the X1 later down the track, though I think they have a lot of other things to get on top of first.

      2. Yes, updates are only needed for the flashes with 2.4GHz radio receiver built inside. The flashes without radio built-in do not have a USB connection capable of enabling user firmware updates.

      • Jacques Cornell 3 weeks ago

        “the X2 transmitter does not have a pass through hotshoe”
        Man, that sux. They better keep the X1 around, then.

  12. Fielding 2 weeks ago

    Really excited for this, just wish they would call it the “m43″, “M”, “43”, or better yet “µ” line instead of O line.

  13. Mark 2 weeks ago

    Looks like a plastic foot on the flash.
    Is that correct?
    If so, it seems like a surprising oversight.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 weeks ago

      Hi Mark,

      Sorry, that’s just the image of the Sony version flash, as there are no images of the Olympus foot yet. Though I would expect they will be metal.

  14. Jay 2 weeks ago

    I want to pre-order, but no mention of a release date… can you give me a ballpark?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 weeks ago

      Hi Jay,

      I don’t know exactly, though Adorama usually puts the pre-orders up around a month before they are expected to ship.

      So generally around 4 to 6 weeks (and I would guess before the end of May at least).

  15. John Wilson 2 weeks ago

    Details of this strobe has appeared on the Godox web site http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_Mini_Camera_Flash_TT350o.html

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 weeks ago

      Thanks John.

  16. Richard M Krawec 2 weeks ago

    So sounds kinda dumb asking this but with this flash and just a firmware upgrade to my Nikon R2 flashes will work in ttl Olympus style?? This can’t be real????
    Thanks

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 weeks ago

      Hi Richard,

      It can be real :-) . My Canon and Nikon strobes did not work in Sony TTL until they received a firmware update, and now they do.

      This is for off camera use only though (as you can’t change the foot on the speedlite to match an Olympus or Fuji hotshoe etc to provide TTL on the camera hotshoe).

  17. Richard M Krawec 2 weeks ago

    That’s is WONDERFUL!!!!!!

  18. mealtrip 2 weeks ago

    Please… I’ll pay an extra $5 per unit if you just put a positive feeling lock/flip switch on the bottom instead of that plastic washer screw thing.

    • Adrian 2 days ago

      I’m a +1 for this; $5 to go from screw lock to flip switch.

      A flip switch is much more convenient and quick to operate than the screw-down type lock

  19. Ricardo Gomez 2 weeks ago

    Interesting. When looking at Godox’s website, they don’t list any of the higher end m43 cameras as being compatible with the flash. Should be no problem but I thought that was interesting….

    • Jacques Cornell 6 days ago

      Ricardo,
      I imagine they simply haven’t yet had the opportunity to test with the latest cameras, some of which have only just begun to ship.

  20. M43newbie 5 days ago

    This flash doesn’t seem like it will work with all Panasonic’s like the new GH5.

    http://www.godox.com/EN/images/Products_Mini_Camera_Flash_TT350o_07.jpg

    Does anyone know how I can use the GH5 with Godox 850-860s? Are their any off brand flashes that will work on the GH5?

    • n.Steinfath 2 days ago

      You can use most if not all hotshoe flashes with the cactus V6II controller! It also has ttl-thru.

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