GODOX – 2.4GHz Flash System Overview

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 (with Fuji & M4/3 coming).

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, Sony, M4/3, and Fuji 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 known 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 refined features more closely matching 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.

UPDATE – Adorama now also sell Godox branded products not listed under the Flashpoint branding.

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 – Olympus – Fuji

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 SK300II = Flashpoint Studio 300
Godox SK400II = Flashpoint Studio 400

Godox QT600IIM = Flashpoint Rapid 600 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

Godox S-Type Bracket – Glow S-Type Bracket

Adorama also now sell numerous – Godox branded products

 

CURRENT 2.4GHz TRANSMITTER UNITS

 

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

  • X1T – TTL / HSS / Remote Manual
  • XT32 – HSS / Remote Manual
  • XT16 – 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, Sony, M4/3, and Fuji.

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, Sony, M4/3, and Fuji 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 all of the Godox TTL speedlites / hotshoe flashes now provide the same auto switching TTL radio slave modes for Canon Nikon and Sony. With Fuji and Micro Four Thirds also being rolled out through 2017.

 

 

NOTE – X1T transmitters units may 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 / OLYMPUS / FUJI

Price – From $79

Available Now

Overview – TT350C / TT350N / TT350S / TT350O / TT350F

 

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
  • Groups TT350O – M Master and 3 Remote Groups M / A / B / C
  • Groups TT350F – 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 / M4/3 / FUJI
  • Channels – 32
  • Groups TT350C – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups TT350N – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups TT350S – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups TT350O – 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Groups TT350F – 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, Amazon, UKEbay
TT350N – Adorama, Amazon, UK,  Ebay
TT350S – Adorama, Amazon, UK,  Ebay
TT350O – Adorama, Amazon, UK, Ebay
TT350F – Adorama, Amazon, UK, Ebay

 

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 – Auto Switching – CANON / NIKON / 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. And with current firmware they now provide alternate Canon, Nikon, and Sony radio slave modes.

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 / M4/3 / FUJI
  • 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, Sony, M4/3, & Fuji, 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/ M4/3 / FUJI
  • 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, Sony, M4/3, & Fuji, 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 Canon & Nikon

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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350 Comments
  1. Jamesy 3 weeks ago

    Is the Godox gear the best overall solution for Fuji (once released) for off camera flash? I have Yongnuo (622Tx/Rx and 685s) for my Canon 5d3 setup and can use the 622Tx as long as 622Rx units are under the YN-685s, without the 622 under the 685 the 685 will lockup.

    Could I get a X1TC for my Canon and a X1TF for Fuji and fire one common set of lights?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Jamesy,

      At this stage yes, the Godox system would be the main option, and once all available and functioning you could use a Canon and Fuji version Godox transmitter to control the one common set of lights (and lots of lights to choose from).

      I would expect the Fuji X1 (or very possibly X2 at this stage) transmitter will come last though, so you will likely have to make do with the TT350F speedlite as master instead for some time yet.

      In the mean time other manufacturers may well be working on Fuji compatibility as well, and if you’re mainly only after speedlites at this stage, then Nissin are likely going to be the main alternative, with their Air 10s transmitter expected in July.

      There will be more companies on board with Fuji by the end of the year, though Godox have the largest range of lights available if that’s of interest. Who actually performs the best with compatibility etc we will have to wait and see.

      Regarding your YN685, I’m not sure what’s happening there, I assume you mean that’s locking up when using the YN-622C-TX on the Fuji camera?

  2. Jamesy 3 weeks ago

    Elvis, Thanks for the reply.

    The Godox system seems very interesting indeed and I have been looking at the Nissin kit as well but they are pretty pricey units, although they sound very reliable from what I have read.

    Side note, I just bought the Phottix 28″ Multi-boom you designed – I already own the 16″. The 28″ is outstanding.

    The YN-685 locks up when triggered with the 622-Tx, yes. I bought my son a similar setup for his Fuji X-T1 this past Christmas and while his does not lockup, he can’t get channels to shut-off. I updated my firmware on the trigger to the latest version to no avail and will do his this week when we get together.

    He shoots weddings and the Godox or Nissin are starting to look very compelling – leaning towards the Godox system.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Thanks Jamesy.

      Yes the pricing is obviously why Godox has been so successful. The problem with that is they are just picking off the low hanging fruit when it comes to the on-camera / master flash side of things, or refining details, which can be a problem at this stage for wedding photographers (trying to have one integrated system at least).

      Nissin are bound to be moving into larger strobes eventually, and that’s where their pricing may not be as far off (as we have seen with strobes like the SMDV BRiHT-360). Its going to take some time to see how this all plays out though, and others will likely join in with Fuji compatibility by then as well.

  3. Brian 2 weeks ago

    I have just ordered a Godox TT360o for micro four thirds (finally). I mainly do studio work and obviously the little TT360 has it’s limitations. I was also reviewing the Cactus system and I’m intrigued with their claim of interoperability. In some reviews of the Godox system they suggest that the same is true with the Godox system as long as you use the appropriate receiver for the secondary flashes. i.e. using my Olympus with an X1 (or X2) on Camera I can control my off camera TT360 directly and with the appropriate X1 attached to a Canon flash (600EX-RT) all would work including TTL and HSS. Am I reading this wrong or is this the case?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 weeks ago

      Hi Brian,

      I would think that is the eventual intention. Though having said that I’m not sure if Godox has officially stated that, and from what we have seen the receivers have been the lowest priority at this stage as they are still busy getting their own lights all linked up and working correctly across systems.

      And when you can buy flashes like the TT685 so inexpensively with receiver already built in, the separate receivers haven’t been a big issue.

      Cactus don’t have much in the way of their own lights at this stage so they have been more focused on making original flashes work with their receivers. Built in radio is where the biggest demand is at this stage though.

      • Brian 2 weeks ago

        Okay, so presumably Godox will introduce the TT685 for the Olympus standard, which would make a separate receiver redundant,
        Does their interoperability mean that you could add an X1-Ro for Olympus to a TT685 or other strobe meant for Canon or Nikon and it would work from an X1-To on the camera?
        Of course, having Olympus versions of all their strobes would be the ultimate. I suppose I should include Fuji to the list to placate my son’s system preference!

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 weeks ago

          You wouldn’t need to add an external receiver the flash. I’m not sure how long it will take, though Godox will add Olympus and Fuji radio receiver modes to all their TTL flashes via firmware update. So they will all have auto switching Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, and Fuji radio slave modes built-into the one flash. (They already have Canon, Nikon, and Sony installed).

          There has been some talk of the updates to come at the end of July, though I don’t know how accurate that is.

          So you can imagine down the track once they have had time to resolve their own lights, they will work on receivers and cross compatibility between those as well. At this stage though they haven’t even released a receiver for Sony at all yet.

          At the least though, remote manual power control should work across X1 receivers from different camera systems from the time of release.

          • Brian 2 weeks ago

            Thank you, that clears things up considerably. I feel confident that I can invest in their product line. My assumption was that you had to buy the specific strobe model to match the camera manufacturer you were using.

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 2 weeks ago

              No worries, you only need the strobe to match the camera manufacturer for on-camera use in TTL or HSS etc.

  4. zoltan 5 days ago

    Hi Flash,

    Is it true that the new Godox X2 transmitter is coming this July?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 days ago

      Hi Zoltan,

      Anything is possible, though I would think that’s unlikely. We haven’t seen the first working sample of the Flashpoint version yet, so unless Godox have pushed ahead with the Godox version I wouldn’t think its likely to be available in the next month.

  5. Kathy 4 days ago

    Dunno if you feel like updating just for this, but Adorama’s listing the X1T-O, TT685-O, TT685-F, V860II-O, and V860II-F up for pre-order. And they just posted AD200 v2.0 firmware which should make it compatible with the -O and -F transmitters (as well as the LED head). They also updated the G1 software to G2.

    • Kathy 4 days ago

      p.s. they also listed the X1R-O as “in development”, and updated the X1R-S listing to say it’s coming “mid-2017”. And Godox also issued a v20 update for the X1T-N and v18 update to the X1R-N to fix SB-910/SB-5000 compatibility.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 days ago

      Thanks Kathy!

  6. Régis Corbet 2 days ago

    Things are moving quickly, the V2.4 firmware update (24/06/2017) brings Godox AD600/Flashpoint XPLOR 600 compatibility with Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji cameras

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