GODOX – 2.4GHz Flash System Overview (Updated)

GODOX FLASH SYSTEM

 

With the release of the recent 2.4GHz built-in radio strobes, Godox have been putting together one of the most comprehensive (and now very popular) radio flash systems currently available.

What’s attractive about the Godox ecosystem is not only the large range of well priced and innovative lights on offer, but also the complete compatibility throughout the system, from the cheapest remote manual speedlites, to the larger TTL cordless and AC powered studio strobes.

Another major feature is the intercompatibility between Canon, Nikon, and Sony versions, with Fuji and Micro Four Thirds versions also beginning to start rolling out over the coming months.

So most of the speedlites and strobes in the Godox 2.4GHz system now provide Auto Sensing radio slave modes for Canon, Nikon, and Sony.

This means you can use Canon, Nikon, or Sony version transmitter units, or master speedlites, with the same set of slave strobes and speedlites, and they will automatically switch to the corresponding slave mode as required. And this includes full TTL functionality where available.

This also means a photographer (or photographers) using Canon, Nikon, and Sony, cameras can effectively share the same set of strobes at the same time.

 

GODOX FLASH SYSTEM

 

So Godox have been developing a very versatile and practical radio flash system, now attracting a large user base worldwide.

Its not all perfect though, and still a work in progress in areas. With a system of this scale already having so many components, there are a number of (generally minor) quirks and details needing refinement over time, through firmware updates etc. And from what we have seen this is likely to continue with the system rapidly expanding into new brands etc.

Also the transmitter and master flash units are key components to a radio flash system, and the current X1 TTL transmitter units (although completely functional), are know to be fiddly to operate, and have already outgrown their hardware to some degree. Though new X2 transmitters are currently in development, and expected to be available later in 2017.

Although having the innovative advantage of built-in Lithium-ion batteries, the current Godox master speedlites have been the main weak point in the system for many wedding and event photographers, who would really like to see an on-camera master speedlite with more refined features to closer match the performance of the original Canon and Nikon speedlites.

Off camera TTL performance with strobes like game changing AD600 / XPLOR have been solid and consistent since their first release. And the previous remote manual speedlites and bare bulb flashes have proven themselves to be solid workhorses over the last few years. The Godox radio system has also shown to be generally reliable with good range.

Note – The Godox 2.4GHz radio system is not directly compatible with Canon or Nikon’s radio systems.

 

GODOX 2.4GHz FLASH SYSTEM OVERVIEW

 

Godox are likely just getting started with their range of strobes having 2.4GHz radio built inside, though already this provides a broad range of transmitter, master, and slave flash options.

All the current hotshoe flashes function as both radio master, and slave units in the system –

 

Godox System Overview

 

And with the addition of clip on XTR-16/s radio receivers, a number of the popular legacy remote manual strobes can be combined as slave flash units in the 2.4GHz flash system (using the transmitter and master flash units shown above).

These include the –

 

GODOX FLASH SYSTEM

 

And of course your original Canon, Nikon, and eventually Sony, TTL Speedlites can be combined in the system as well by mounting those on Godox X1R TTL receiver units.

 

ADORAMA FLASHPOINT R2 SYSTEM

 

In the USA Adorama also sell the Godox System under their Flashpoint branding, providing great support and helping to refine the system.

Adorama also have exclusive rights in the USA to sell the TTL version of the Godox AD600 cordless strobes, sold under the Flashpoint brand as the XPLOR 600 TTL.

The Flashpoint equipment is fully compatible with the original Godox branded gear, and Flashpoint provide up to 2 year full USA warranty.

Flashpoint have their own naming structure as tabled below –

FLASHPOINT R2 SYSTEM

Godox X1T = Flashpoint R2 TTL Transmitter - Canon - NikonSony
Godox X1R = Flashpoint R2 TTL Receiver – CanonNikonSony

Godox XT32 = Flashpoint R2T 32 TransmitterCanonNikon – Sony

Godox TT350 = Flashpoint Mini Zoom R2 TTLCanonNikonSony

Godox TT600 = Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual
Godox V850II = Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 Manual

Godox TT685 = Flashpoint Zoom R2 TTL – Canon – Nikon – Sony
Godox V860II = Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL – CanonNikonSony

Godox AD360II = Flashpoint Streaklight TTL

Godox AD200  = Flashpoint EVOLV 200 R2 TTL

Godox AD600BM = Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS
Godox AD600B = Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL HSS

Godox XTR-16 = Flashpoint R2 Bridge SL
Godox XTR-16s = Flashpoint R2 Bridge ZL

Godox AD180 = Flashpoint Streaklight 180
Godox AD360 = Flashpoint Streaklight 360

Godox AR400 = Flashpoint Ring Li-on

 

 

CURRENT 2.4GHz TRANSMITTER UNITS

 

Godox currently produce 3 tranmsitter units for their 2.4GHz radio flash system.

  • X1T – Provides – TTL / HSS / Remote Manual
  • XT32 – Provides – HSS / Remote Manual
  • XT16 – Provides – Remote Manual

GODOX FLASH SYSTEMThe XT32 and XT16 transmitters also provide control for 16 individual Groups of lights, where the X1T currently provide up to 5 Groups.

  • X1T are available in – Canon, Nikon and Sony versions.
  • XT32 will be available in – Canon, Nikon, Sony, and a “General” single firing pin version (no HSS).
  • XT16 are universal (single firing pin).

So you can choose the transmitter units which best suit your needs and budget.

 

MASTER FLASH UNITS

 

Currently all of the Godox hotshoe flashes with 2.4GHz X radio system built-in, also provide both radio master and slave modes.

So they can all act as a master / transmitter unit on-camera to the rest of the 2.4GHz flash system as well.

 

There are some differences between the Canon, Nikon, and Sony master units functionality, due to the way their various native TTL systems operate.

For example the Nikon Master interface only provides for 3 TTL or remote manual groups, so Godox have allowed 2 more groups to at least be used in remote manual.

The Canon Master interface provides a GR Group style interface with 5 TTL or remote manual groups, though pre 2012 cameras can still only access 3 groups.

The Sony Master interface currently only provides the 3 TTL or remote manual slave groups. (Which should really be expanded with 2 more remote manual groups).

 

CANON – NIKON –  SONY – INTERCOMPATIBILITY

 

Unlike the hotshoe mountable flashes above, larger strobes like the TTL enabled AD600B, and AD200 do not provide any radio master mode (as they can not be mounted on the camera hotshoe anyway).

Where this becomes interesting though, is that the AD600B and AD200 etc, provide auto switching TTL radio slave modes for Canon, Nikon and Sony.

So the strobe automatically detects the signal and settings provided from an X1T-C, X1T-N, or X1T-S transmitter, mounted on a respective Canon, Nikon, or Sony camera’s hotshoe (as soon as you release the cameras shutter).

This means a photographer, or photographers, using Canon, Nikon, and Sony, cameras can effectively share the same set of strobes at the same time.

And Godox 2.4GHz TTL enabled master hotshoe flashes can be used in the same way as the transmitter unit on camera as well.

 

GODOX FLASH SYSTEM

 

And most of the Godox speedlites / hotshoe flashes now provide the same auto switching TTL radio slave modes for Canon Nikon and Sony. With Fuji and Micro Four Thirds to come later in 2017.

The TT685 currently being the exception, though they will likely receive firmware updates in time as well.

 

 

NOTE – X1T transmitters units can not currently provide TTL with alternate version X1R receivers (with TTL speedlite mounted on receiver hotshoe).

 

SYSTEM SCALABILITY

 

Particularity for people starting out in off camera lighting, the scalability of Godox system offers a very practical option to get started with.

This is because the Godox remote manual flashes are compatible (in remote manual, and HSS use) with Godox’s more advanced TTL gear, as well as their broad range of larger TTL and manual strobes.

This means you can start with some inexpensive remote manual speedlites like the Godox TT600, (which are basically the Godox equivalent of the popular YongNuo YN560 IV), and easily expand your kit with numerous other compatible Godox flash options later.

With YongNuo their remote manual and TTL systems have limited intercompatibility. And a lot of people get caught out with that after a short time when they want to start experimenting with HSS and TTL, and try to expand their kit.

With a HSS enabled Godox transmitter like the XT32, the TT600 speedlites (and many of the other Godox remote manual strobes) already include a HSS mode as well. (Where HSS is only available with the TTL gear from YongNuo).

(Note – Remote flash head zoom is currently limited in the Godox system though, compared to YongNuo’s functions).

 

 

PREVIOUS 433MHz RADIO SYSTEM

 

A quick history for people unfamiliar with the Godox system. A few years ago Godox released their first 433MHz frequency FT-16 remote manual radio system, to be used with the various remote manual strobes mentioned above.

Godox knew this system would need to evolve quite a bit in a relatively short time. And fortunately for many previous customers Godox designed the radio receivers as small external clip on units, which could then be easily upgraded to a new radio system later on.

So Godox now provide 2.4GHz XT16 versions of the original 433MHz FT-16 transmitter and receivers.

And its these XTR16 and XTR16s receivers which link the legacy remote manual flashes to the new Godox 2.4GHz X radio flash system as detailed above.

(The original 433MHz FT-16 transmitter and receivers are still available, though you can imagine they will probably be phased out eventually as demand diminishes).

 

GODOX FLASH SYSTEM

 

As well as remote manual power control, a number of the legacy Godox strobes like the popular AD360 also provide a HSS mode.

The FT-16 transmitter being a universal single firing pin unit though, cannot provide the early fire signal needed for HSS to function.

So with the 433MHz radio system a second Cells II transmitter was also needed to be mounted on the camera, while the FT-16 transmitter could be held in hand just for remote power control with the strobes.

With the current 2.4GHz system, the XT32 transmitter basically combines the XT-16 and Cells II into one more convenient transmitter unit.

GODOX_SYSTEM_16a500

 

 

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GODOX BUILT-IN 2.4GHz FLASHES

GODOX TT600 / V850II

 

On-Camera Dedication - UNIVERSAL / SONY (Single Pin)

Price - TT600 From $69 / V850II $99

Available - Now

Overview - TT600 / V850II

 

OUTPUT - GN 60m (ISO 100 / 200mm)

MODES - Manual / Multi

HSS - As Slave Flash Only

POWER – TT600 - 4 x AA Batteries / HV Battery Port

POWER – V850II - Lithium-Ion Battery (VB18) – NO HV Battery Port

 

RADIO MASTER -

  • Modes – Remote Manual / Multi
  • Groups – 5 Groups – A / B / C / D / E
  • Channels – 32

RADIO SLAVE  -

  • Modes – Remote Manual / Multi
  • Groups – 5 Groups – A / B / C / D / E
  • Channels – 32
  • XTR-16s / FTR-16s – Compatible

 

TT600 - Are simple remote manual speedlites, with universal single firing pin.

Though as well as providing remote manual radio master and slave modes, the TT600 can also provide a HSS mode when used as a radio slave flash to a Godox HSS enabled transmitter or master flash unit.

(No HSS when mounted on camera though, as the TT600 are single firing pin).

The TT600 work as remote manual and HSS enabled radio slaves to any of the Canon, Nikon or Sony version Godox transmitter or master flash units. As well as remote manual radio slaves to the single firing pin transmitter or master flash units (no HSS with those).

Remote zoom control is not currently available from the TT600’s master interface. And as a radio slave flash the X1 series transmitters can currently only provide a global zoom control for all radio slave groups at once.

Basic S1 and S2 Optic slave modes are also provided.

TT600S - A separate version of the TT600 area available with the Sony Multi Interface Hotshoe foot. Though as far as we are aware the TT600S still function the same as the single firing pin TT600.

 

V850II - provide the same functions as the TT600, though they are powered by a very convenient Lithium-Ion battery capable of 650 full power pops, and 1.5 second recycle time.

The V850II cost more than the TT600, though the price includes the Lithium-ion battery and charger.

 

TT600 – AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK

V850II – AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK

 

GODOX TT350

GODOX TT350

 

On-Camera Dedication - CANON / NIKON / SONY 

Price – From $79

Available - Now

Overview - TT350C / TT350N / TT350S

 

OUTPUT - GN 36m (ISO 100 @ 105mm)

MODES - TTL / Manual / Multi

HSS - As Radio Master and Slave

POWER - 2 x AA batteries

 

RADIO MASTER -

  • Modes – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups TT350C – 3 Remote Groups – A / B / C (Group A can be the Master)
  • Groups TT350N – M Master and 3 Remote Groups – M / A / B / C
  • Groups TT350S – M Master and 3 Remote Groups M / A / B / C

RADIO SLAVE  -

  • Modes – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • TTL Slave Modes –  Auto Switching – CANON / NIKON / SONY
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups TT350C – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups TT350N – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups TT350S – 3 Groups – A / B / C

 

TT350 are Godox’s first compact TTL, HSS, and Remote Manual speedlite, primarily aimed at smaller mirrorless cameras.

The compact TT350 are powered by just 2 AA batteries and provide around 210 full power pops, with 1.5 second recycle time.

Though power output is around 2 stops less than the full sized speedlites listed below.

The TT350 provide full TTL and Remote Manual radio master and slave modes. And auto switching, Canon, Nikon, and Sony, radio slave modes.

Remote zoom control is not currently available from the TT350’s master interface. And used as a radio slave flash to the X1 series transmitters, the X1 can currently only provide a global zoom control for all radio slave groups at once.

Optic Wireless TTL master and slave modes are Not provided. And neither is a port for FTR / XTR-16s receivers, or External HV Battery Port is provided.

Basic S1 and S2 Optic slave modes are provided.

 

TT350C – Adorama, Ebay, Amazon, UK
TT350N – Adorama, Ebay, Amazon, UK
TT350S – Adorama, Ebay, Amazon, UK

 

Godox TT685

GODOX TT685

 

On-Camera Dedication - CANON / NIKON / SONY 

Price - TT685 From $119

Available - Now

Overview - TT685C / TT685N / TT685S

 

OUTPUT - GN 60m (ISO 100 / 200mm)

MODES - TTL / Manual / Multi

HSS - As Radio Master and Slave

POWER – 4 x AA Batteries / HV Battery Port

 

RADIO MASTER -

  • Modes – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups TT685-C – 5 Remote Groups In GR Mode – A / B / C / D / E  (Group A can be the Master)
    (No GR Mode with pre 2012 Canon Cameras – 3 Groups only, and no mixed TTL & Manual)
  • Groups TT685-N – M Master and 3 Remote Groups – M / A / B / C
  • Groups TT685-S – M Master and 3 Remote Groups M / A / B / C

RADIO SLAVE  -

  • Modes – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • TTL Slave Modes – Currently Same As On-camera Dedication Only (Canon, Nikon, or Sony)
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups TT685-C – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups TT685-N – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups TT685-S – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • XTR-16s / FTR-16s – Compatible

 

TT685 - are the AA powered version of Godox’s flagship V860II Lithium-ion powered TTL, HSS, and remote manual speedlites listed below.

The TT685 provide full TTL and remote manual radio master and slave modes. Though they do not provide alternate Canon, Nikon, and Sony radio slave modes at this stage, as the V860II, AD360II, and AD600 etc do. Godox are likely to add those eventually through firmware updates though.

Remote zoom control is not currently available from the TT685’s master interface. And used as a radio slave flash to the X1 series transmitters, the X1 can currently only provide a global zoom control for all radio slave groups at once.

Optic Wireless TTL master and slave modes are provided for the corresponding on-camera brand version of the flash only.

Basic S1 and S2 Optic slave modes are also provided.

The TT685 also provide a High Voltage External Battery Pack Port, where the V860II below do not.

 

TT685C – AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK
TT685N – AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK
TT685S – AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK

 

GODOX V860II

 

On-Camera Dedication - CANON / NIKON / SONY 

Price – From $179

Available - Now

Overview - V860II-C / V860II-N / V860II-S

 

OUTPUT - GN 60m (ISO 100 / 200mm)

MODES - TTL / Manual / Multi

HSS - As Radio Master and Slave

POWER – Lithium-Ion Battery (VB18) – N0 HV Battery Port

 

RADIO MASTER -

  • Modes – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups V860II-C – 5 Remote Groups In GR Mode – A / B / C / D / E  (Group A can be the Master)
    (No GR Mode with pre 2012 Canon Cameras – 3 Groups only, and no mixed TTL & Manual)
  • Groups V860II-N – M Master and 3 Remote Groups – M / A / B / C
  • Groups V860II-S – M Master and 3 Remote Groups M / A / B / C

RADIO SLAVE  -

  • Modes – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • TTL Slave Modes –  Auto Switching – CANON / NIKON / SONY
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups V860II-C – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups V860II-N – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups V860II-S – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • XTR-16s / FTR-16s – Compatible

 

V860II - are currently Godox’s flagship TTL, HSS, and remote manual speedlites.

The V860II provide mostly the same functions as the TT685 above, though they are powered by a very convenient Lithium-Ion battery capable of 650 full power pops, and 1.5 second recycle time.

The V860II also provide full TTL and Remote Manual radio master and slave modes. And auto switching, Canon, Nikon, and Sony, radio slave modes.

Remote zoom control is not currently available from the V860II’s master interface. And used as a radio slave flash to the X1 series transmitters, the X1 can currently only provide a global zoom control for all radio slave groups at once.

Optic Wireless TTL master and slave modes are provided for the corresponding on-camera brand version of the flash only.

Basic S1 and S2 Optic slave modes are also provided.

The V860II cost more than the TT685, though the V860II price includes the Lithium-ion battery and charger.

 

V860II-C – AdoramaEbayAmazon, UK
V860II-N – AdoramaEbayAmazon, UK
V860II-S – AdoramaEbayAmazon, UK

 

GODOX AD360II

 

On-Camera Dedication - CANON / NIKON

Price - From $490

Available - Now

Overview - AD360II-CAD360II-N

 

OUTPUT - Approx 300Ws

MODES - TTL / Manual / Multi

HSS - As Radio Master and Slave

POWER - External Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (PB-960)

 

RADIO MASTER -

  • Modes – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups AD360II-C – 3 Remote Groups – A / B / C  (Group A can be the Master)
  • Groups AD360II-N – M Master and 3 Remote Groups – M / A / B / C

RADIO SLAVE  -

  • Modes – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • TTL Slave ModesAuto Switching – CANON / NIKON / SONY
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups AD360II-C – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups AD360II-N – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • XTR-16s / FTR-16s – Compatible

 

AD360II are the TTL and radio enabled version of the popular original remote manual AD360 remote manual bare bulb strobes.

As well as TTL, Remote Manual, and HSS enabled radio master modes, the AD360II-C and AD360II-N both provide auto switching TTL radio slave modes for Godox’s Canon, Nikon, and Sony, TTL master units.

Remote zoom control is not currently available from the AD360II’s master interface.

Optic Wireless TTL master and slave modes are provided for the corresponding on-camera brand version of the flash only.

Basic S1 and S2 Optic slave modes are also provided.

 

AD360II-C – AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK
AD360II-N – Adorama, Ebay, Amazon, UK

 

GODOX AD200

GODOX AD200 

 

On-Camera Dedication - None

Price - From $299

Available - Now

Overview - AD200

 

OUTPUT - Approx 200Ws

MODES - TTL / Manual / Multi

HSS - As Radio Slave

POWER - Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery (WB29)

 

RADIO SLAVE  -

  • Modes – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • TTL Slave ModesAuto Switching – CANON / NIKON / SONY
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups – 5 Groups – A / B / C / D / E
  • XTR-16s / FTR-16s – Compatible

 

Being the first of their kind, the AD200 are fully cordless radio enabled TTL and HSS off-camera strobes, providing interchangeable bare bulb and speedlight style Fresnel head.

And approximately 200Ws of power in a very compact unit not much larger than a regular speedlite.

As well as Remote Manual power control and HSS, the AD200 provide auto switching TTL radio slave modes for Godox’s Canon, Nikon, and Sony TTL master units.

Basic S1 and S2 Optic slave modes are also provided.

Various other interchangeable heads will also be made available for the AD200, including ring lights in flash and LED versions.

 

AD200 – Adorama, Ebay, Amazon, UK

 

GODOX AD600B / AD600BM 

 

On-Camera Dedication - None

Price - AD600B From $750 / AD600BM $550

Available - Now

Overview - AD600B / AD600BM

 

OUTPUT - Approx 600Ws

MODES AD600B - TTL / Manual / Multi

MODES AD600BM - Manual / Multi

HSS - As Radio Slave

POWER - Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery (WB87)

 

RADIO SLAVE  -

  • Modes AD600B – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • Modes AD600BM – Remote Manual / Multi
  • TTL Slave ModesAuto Switching – CANON / NIKON / SONY
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups – 5 Groups – A / B / C / D / E
  • XTR-16s / FTR-16s – Compatible

 

AD600B / XPLOR 600 – cordless TTL and radio enabled off-camera bare bulb strobes.

As well as Remote Manual power control and HSS, the AD600B provide auto switching TTL radio slave modes for Godox’s Canon, Nikon, and Sony TTL master units.

Optic Wireless TTL slave modes for both Canon and Nikon are provided.

Basic S1 and S2 Optic slave modes are also provided.

 

AD600BM – are basically the same as the AD600B, though without TTL capability. They still provide HSS and Remote Manual power control.

 

AD600B – AdoramaEbay, Amazon. UK
AD600BM – AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK

 

GODOX QT600IIM

(& QT400IIM / QT800IIM / QT1200IIM)

 

On-Camera Dedication - None

Price - From $599

Available - Now

Overview - QT600IIM

 

OUTPUT - Approx 400 / 600 / 800 / 1200Ws

MODES - Manual / Multi

HSS - As Radio Slave

POWER - AC Mains Power (110V & 220V versions)

 

RADIO SLAVE  -

  • Modes Remote Manual / Multi
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups – 16 Groups – A / B / C / D / E / F, and 0 – 9
  • XTR-16s / FTR-16s – Compatible

 

QT600/II-M are Remote Manual, AC powered studio lights, with IGBT power control providing short flash durations suitable for freezing motion.

The QT600IIM don not provide TTL, though they do proivde HSS (High Speed Sync) when used with a suitably enabled transmitter or master flash.

A dual mode can prioritize between short flash durations for freezing motion, or higher color consistency across the power range.

In radio slave mode the QT600IIM can function with the various manual power scales available through the XT-32 transmitter. So they can be used alongside legacy Godox studio strobes which use a number of different power scales.

The QT600IIM also provide the full 16 radio slave groups provided by the XT-32 and XT-16 transmitter units.

Basic S1 and S2 Optic slave modes are also provided.

The QTIIM strobes are available in 110V and 220V versions.

 

Adorama, Ebay, Amazon, UK

 

GODOX 2.4GHz TRANSMITTERS

GODOX X1T

GODOX X1T

 

On-Camera Dedication - CANON / NIKON / SONY 

Price – From $46

Available - Now

Overview - X1T-C / X1T-N / X1T-S

 

MODES - TTL / Remote Manual / Multi

HSS - Yes

 

GROUP CONTROL -

  • X1T-C – 5 Remote Groups In GR Mode – A / B / C / D / E
  • (No GR Mode with pre 2012 Canon Cameras – 3 Groups only, and no mixed TTL & Manual)
  • X1T-N – 5 Remote Groups –  A / B / C / D /E  (Groups D & E are Remote Manual Only)
  • X1T-S – 3 Remote Groups  A / B / C

 

OTHER FEATURES  -

  • Modes – TTL / Remote Manual / Multi
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Second Curtain Sync
  • FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 Stops)
  • FEL (Flash Exposure Lock)
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
  • Remote Flash Zoom (Global Adjustment For All Groups Only)
  • 32 Channels
  • Range – 100M+
  • HSS Delay Setting – 0~19.9ms, (100us Increments)
  • Modeling Lamp Control (On /Off)
  • Auto Memory Function
  • AF Assist light (With an On/Off Switch)
  • Large LCD Display with Back Light
  • Wireless Shutter Release
  • Micro USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • Transmitter PC Sync Port – Input & Output

 

X1T-C – AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK
X1T-N – AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK
X1T-S – Adorama, Ebay,  Amazon, UK

 

Godox XT32GODOX XT32

 

On-Camera Dedication - Universal

Price – From $46

Available - Now Canon & Nikon. Sony and General (single firing pin) Coming

Overview - XT32C

 

MODES - Remote Manual

HSS - Yes

 

GROUP CONTROL -

  • 16 Remote Groups – A / B / C / D / E / F, and 0 – 9

 

OTHER FEATURES  -

  • Modes – Remote Manual / Off
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Second Curtain Sync (When Set Via The Camera)
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
  • 6 Modes of Power Adjustment
  • 32 Channels
  • Range – 100M+
  • HSS Delay Setting – 0~19.9ms, (100us Increments)
  • Modeling Lamp Control (On /Off)
  • Sound Prompt / Lock / Sleep Functions
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Auto Memory Function
  • Large LCD Display with Back Light
  • AF Assist light (With an On/Off Switch)
  • Micro USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • Transmitter PC Sync Port – Input & Output

 

XT32C – Adorama, EbayAmazon, UK
XT32N – AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK

 

Godox XT16GODOX XT16

 

On-Camera Dedication - Universal

Price – From $29

Available - Now

Overview - XT16

 

MODES - Remote Manual

HSS - No

 

GROUP CONTROL -

  • 16 Remote Groups – A / B / C / D / E / F, and 0 – 9

 

OTHER FEATURES  -

  • Modes – Remote Manual / Off
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
  • 2 Modes of Power Adjustment
  • 16 Channels
  • Range – 100M+
  • Modeling Lamp Control (On /Off)
  • Sound Prompt
  • Auto Memory Function

 

XT16 – EbayAmazon, UK

 

 

Godox – Website

Godox – Firmware Updates

 

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258 Comments
  1. Mike Catuara 5 months ago

    I see so you are saying that Good will provide a firmware update for these flashes in early 2017, right? Can’t wait.

  2. Chris 4 months ago

    I see you spec the TT685/V860II for Nikon as having 5 groups with 2 manual. This is true for the X1 transmitter, but not the V860II (I do not have a TT685), but would assume they use the same interface with the only difference being the lithium battery. I believe I have the latest firmware, but only have 3 groups plus master.

  3. Adam Chandler 4 months ago

    I recently bought a pair of the V860II and like them except I can’t manually control the zoom setting unless I attach my Yongnuo triggers (which kind of defeats the purpose of switching to all-in-one units). Am I missing something or do you know if there may be a firmware update for this?

    • Chris 4 months ago

      Adam, that is correct. Godox does not currently offer the ability to remote zoom the flash units. I do not know if they are planning on that or not.

    • Clement Lau 4 weeks ago

      You can control the zoom setting when you are using X1T with C.fn.
      You can check the latest user Manual.

  4. Mono 4 months ago

    Any more news on the AD200 … ?
    Also … has anyone used an XT32 with a Fuji X100S camera? With mine the XT foot is too long for the pin to align correctly and wont trigger any flashes – but an FT16 is fine

    • Craig 3 weeks ago

      Tested Godox XT32C and XT-16 on Fuji X100T and X-T1.
      Both triggers worked on X-T1.
      Only XT-16 worked on X100T.
      Strange considering the center pin is in the exact same spot on both triggers and the foot of the XT32C sticks out the same amount on both cameras.

  5. Nic 4 months ago

    I just got the Godox X1C kit. My 580 exii won’t fire with it. The test button does activate the flash and turning the wheel changes the settings on the flash. I’ve updated the firmware to the most current version. Any help would be appreciated!

    • Trevor Awalt 4 months ago

      Nic, I have purchased the StrobePro rebranded units in Canada. I use their XTC (transmitter) and XRC (receiver) for my 5DMKII/7D and the 580EXII and it works great. Did you purchase the Godox X1T and the X1R, if not your missing the X1R.

  6. Author
    Flash Havoc 3 months ago

    UPDATE – Godox have uploaded new V1.4 firmware for the V860II-C, V860II-N, and V860II-S, which appear to add the alternate Canon, Nikon, and Sony radio slave modes to each flash.

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

    • david 2 weeks ago

      This was just what i was after, as i use both canon & sony cameras, so i was so excited to down load the new firmware & try it out, every thing looked good until i tried to change settings, & found i was getting inconsistent results. So after reading your post i decided to do some tests & found … the hot shoe on my camera was loose, & that the auto switching on the v860’s dose work :)

  7. uffneked 3 months ago

    Can I trigger the XTR16 with an X1C? Of course manual mode is OK.
    The plan is to have a TT685, a DE300, an X1C and an XTR16.
    I could trigger the TT685 with the X1C in TTL, but if I need to use the DE300, I could trigger both the TT685 and the DE300 (connected with an XTR16) in manual mode.
    Is this correct?

  8. Nishant 3 months ago

    It would be interesting to see how the AD200 fits into the scheme of things here. I would have wished a Speedlite for factor strobe with modelling light. But, I have a feeling AD200 might not have it. Still, it seems very interesting to have a dedicated off-camera flash in this ecosystem. Way to go, Godox!

  9. Matt 3 months ago

    I am very interested in this wireless flash system, and the AD360 for canon. Everything I read refers to Sony, Canon, Nikon.
    What I want to know is how can I use this with my view camera?

    Thanks

  10. Nick Fletcher 2 months ago

    I am interested to know the best workaround for getting supersync / hypbersync on the AD600 TTL and AD360ii. I’m currently using the XT1-N trigger and don’t want to have to buy a full set of pocketwizard triggers. I understand you can use a supersync / hypersync enabled trigger and then piggy back the XT1 ontop. Is that correct and which is the best trigger to use for this (ideally I’d like the timing adjustment to the hypersync that Phottix and Pocketwizard give you). Any thoughts

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Nick,

      The X1T transmitters have their own timing adjustment, as do the XT32 (only available for Canon so far).

      So all you need is an X1R receiver attached to the AD600 via PC sync cord.

      For the AD360II you could use an XTR-16 clip on receiver (or an X1R receiver attached via PC sync cord).

  11. Alex 2 months ago

    So if i understood correctly the TT600 Manual version works also with the X1T-S Sony trigger ?

    I’m looking to combine multiple speedlights on a flash bracket but it looks that most brackets are made for universal hot shoe strobes and not for Multi interface shoe flashes. so the only difference between the tt600 and the tt600s is the shoe. ( for hss) on camera use ? I know the sony camera’s with mi interface can fire virtually any flash in manual mode, but HSS i’m not so sure about. So is on camera HSS the only reason for godox making the tt600S ?.

  12. Ram 1 month ago

    How to use the hot shoe on X1/R2 transmitter? I am a bit frustrated trying to understand and make use of the hot shoe. All help is highly appreciated.

  13. Sal 3 weeks ago

    Hello, is it only me who sometimes has the following problem:

    Scenario:

    1.) I have everything set up with the several flashes in several groups (maybe even using all 3 (TTL) or 5 groups).

    2.) Then I want to throw in just e.g. another V860II as a little effect light.
    I would like to quickly set it to manual 1/32 (and change to 1/16 or 1/64 e.g. if to dim/hot).

    But this doesn’t work. :-( If I want to include it into the wireless system, I have to set it to slave and give it a group. Then it’s power is controlled by the commander.

    Wouldn’t this just an easy firmware thing: Set a channel and manual mode, but WITHOUT a group??

    What do you think?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Sal,

      YongNuo have a mixed mode setting for the YN-622 to allow for this. I hadn’t even really come across this mentioned with the Godox system before.

      If the transmitter was much easier to set the power level for each group I don’t know how much this would be needed.

      It would be a firmware update to all the slave units though, not really the transmitter.

      • Sal 3 weeks ago

        >If the transmitter was much easier to set the power level
        >for each group I don’t know how much this would be needed.

        Because all groups may be set/used/optimized already! (Key, Fill, Hair, Backlight, Floor e.g.)

        And then just a little speedlite in manual mode as effect light laying in a lamp e.g…. It wold be so easy: Just turn it on, set it e.g. to 1/16, andjust once and you are ready.

        OR:
        Let’s assume you have two flashlites in one group.
        Temporarily you want to set one quickly to Manual 1/64. Now this is only possible to give it a dedicated (free!) group and adjust power on transmitter. But if you want to go back to old scenario you have to do this again. Would be much easier, if at the flashlite you could just go e.g. from GROUP A -> NO GROUP (but still firing in manual mode if on the correct channel).

        I wished I had this simple featuer so many times now… :-(

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

          Yes I see your point. We did want something of a basic fire mode to stop the strobe going into HSS mode automatically as well (though that could simply be a function which allows you to turn HSS off completely on the strobe).

          I thought the XTR-16/s may be a solution, but setting those to a group not available on the transmitter still has the flash updating to the power level of the last group adjusted on the transmitter. So that was no help.

          Your only solution at the moment would be to use the XTR-16/s receiver, and the XT-32 or XT-16 transmitters which provide 16 groups.

          Or you can stack 2 or more X1 transmitters on top of each other to provide 10+ groups. Just set the second transmitter and second set of slave flashes to a different channel. :-) No external receivers required then.

          If Godox agree to add a mixed mode like function, as mentioned previously it would have to be added to every flash model individually through firmware updates.

  14. Jacques URBAIN 3 weeks ago

    Hello,

    Would be nice to have more flashes of Godox make compatible with Fujifilm X cameras.

    I think about the new AD200 and my Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Nikon D4s cameras. If not compatible with both camerasI I will wait for the competitors doing it because the AD200 is an excellent formula and I am sure the competitors will follow this very good formula.

    Have a nice day.

    J.U.

  15. Ray 3 days ago

    Hi, does the AD200 also have an AC adapter to work directly on mains? Similar to the new AC adapter for the AD600.

    • mmmfotografie 1 day ago

      Highly unlikely because of the formfactor of the AD200.

  16. Adam Chandler 3 days ago

    It’s a nice system other than the terribly-inconsistent exposure when using TTL (at least with the V860iis). If a firmware update doesn’t happen soon I’ll be unloading my Godox gear.

    • Jacques Cornell 3 days ago

      I get inconsistent exposure with my Panasonic TTL flashes on Panasonic bodies. Colleagues report the same with Canon and Nikon. I suspect TTL is just a lousy technology. I got much better results from my various Metz flashes’ “auto” mode.

  17. Daniel 2 days ago

    Great write up. Just this week I sold all of my old lighting gear and went with a totally Flashpoint system (Rapid600, Xplor 600, AD600, and speedlight) I was very apprehensive about the build quality and performance. So far, I have been very pleased. Incredible value for the money.

  18. Jim W 2 days ago

    Really great update to the Overview!

    Long time user of the manual AD360, AD180 and V850’s and just love these lights. Just recently got the 2.4 GHz receivers and the X-1, but find it a a bit confusing at times and have been patiently waiting for the XT-32N to come out. Any updates on the N version availability?

    Also am interested in the AD200 and will pick one of these up, but am waiting to hear more about the M4/3 and Olympus compatibility. Want to pair this with a V850 for a great 2 flash light weight travel kit. Any indication that the current AD200’s, that work with Canon, Nikon and Sony, will work with the M4/3 bodies via the way of a firmware upgrade to the AD200? So just a Oly/Panasonic transmitter would be needed hopefully.

  19. Markz 23 hours ago

    Any idea when the micro four thirds versions of the transmitters will be available?

  20. Nismode 20 hours ago

    1.5 second recycle time for V860II? Just got a new set of VB-18 lithium batteries, and the recycle is more like 2.5 seconds…

  21. Mark 16 hours ago

    Wow, what a synopsis! Thanks ever so much for putting this all together into one post! Loving what Godox has been dong over the last couple of years.

  22. Campo 3 hours ago

    I had hoped to trigger my Nikon SB-800 remotely using the X1n. Although this sort of works, it is not very useful. With the SB-800 (set to TTL) mounted on an X1RN, I’m getting a correct exposure. There is no way to dial in FEC from the X1TN however. Setting the group to Manual on the X1TN has no effect at all, i.e., the SB-800 always gives a full TTL exposure. Setting the SB-800 to Manual causes the flash to fire at the wrong moment (during pre-flash apparently). This was tested with the latest X1n firmware (X1RN v16 and X1TN v19). Hope this helps someone.

  23. Andy 10 mins ago

    XT32nikon

    I’ve seen these on sale on eBay. Anyone had success with a Nikon version yet?

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