Godox have released details on their soon to be available X1-C, TTL and HSS enabled 2.4GHz radio trigger system for Canon DSLRs.
The X1-C will be Godox’s first TTL enabled radio triggers available, and they will be released alongside the new TT685C Speedlite, with compatible radio transceiver built inside.
UPDATE – Godox have added a static Page Mode interface option, which stops the groups from moving around on the transmitters LCD screen. To Enter this mode hold down the CH Channel button for 5 seconds.
There are more details on this Page Mode at the bottom of the post under the Custom Functions list.
The X1-C are separate transmitter and receiver units, with X1-C receivers being compatible with MK II style Canon compatible speedlites like the 580EX II and 600EX-RT etc.
As well as Canon ETTL compatible flashes like Godox’s own V860C.
As well as the traditional Canon A:B C ratio style interface, the X1-C provide a full GR Group style interface allowing up to 5 Groups to be individually set to either TTL, Manual, or Off.
So most importantly TTL and Manual Groups can be conveniently mixed together as needed.
PLEASE NOTE – GR Group mode requires camera models from 2012 onward.
The X1-C provide TTL, HSS (High Speed Sync) and most of the features comparable popular TTL triggers provide, even a HSS Pre-sync Timing Adjustment.
Godox have even considered small (though important) details like PC Sync Input and Output, something most radio triggers constantly miss.
UPDATE – Second Curtain Sync has been added to the X1-C transmitter from firmware version V09 onward. (Set Custom Function 04 to 01 to engage).
GODOX X1-C FEATURES
- Godox 2.4GHz RF Radio System
- Range – 100m +
- Flash Modes – ETTL / M / OFF
- 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
- GR Group Mode – A / B / C / D / E (5 Groups)
- Ratio Group Mode – A / B / C
- 32 Channels
- Large LCD Display with Back Light
- HSS Delay Setting – 0~19.9ms, (100us Increments)
- Modeling flash
- Auto Memory Function
- AF Assist light (With an On/Off Switch)
- Wireless Shutter Release
- Micro USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
- Transmitter PC Sync Port – Input & Output
- Receiver 2.5mm Sync and Shutter Release Port – Output
The X1-C transmitter features a large clear LCD panel interface, and fast adjustment control wheel.
Godox have even provided a simple switch on the side of the transmitter allowing the Focus Assist Light to be switched on and off when needed.
X1-C receivers provide a simple Channel and Group selection interface.
The X1-C receivers 2.5mm Sync Port output can be used for wired and wireless shutter release, as well as firing studio strobes.
The X1-C will be Godox’s first TTL enabled radio triggers available, and they will be released alongside the new TT685C Speedlite, with compatible TTL radio transceiver built inside.The TT685C Speedlites provide both Radio Master and Slave modes.
V860C Speedlites can be fired and controlled off camera while being attached to X1 receivers. And even current Manual Godox Witstro (with X1-C receiver attached) can now be fired off camera with no extra transmitter units attached to the camera.
The Godox PB960 external high voltage battery packs providing a very fast recycle option with the TT685C Speedlites, on or off camera.
GODOX X1-C SPECS
X1T-C CUSTOM FUNCTIONS
C.Fn-00 – Synchronization Delay Setting – [ 00 = OFF ] [ 1-100 US delay setting ]
C.Fn-01 – Single Contact Mode – [ – – = OFF ] [ on = ON ] (stops transmitter going to sleep)
C.Fn-02 – Zoom Setting – [ – – = No changes ] [ AU = Changes with lens ] [ 20, 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 80, 105… ]
C.Fn-03 – PC Sync Socket – [ In = PC Sync connect with Camera ] [ ou = PC Sync connects with Flash ]
C.Fn-04 – Rear Curtain Sync – [ – – = OFF ] [ 1 = ON ] (camera shutter must be between 30s – 1/30s)
C.Fn-05 – Enable 1/256 Power Level – [ 1/128 = OFF ] [ 1/128- = ON ] (1/256 is displayed as 1/128-)
C.Fn-06 – Switch between 3 and 5 groups in GR Group Mode – [ 03 = 3 groups ] [ 05 = 5 groups ]
C.Fn-07 – Turn remote flash beep Off / On – [ – – = OFF ] [ on = ON ]
C.Fn-08 – Updates slave strobes settings before each shot, Off / On – [ – – = OFF ] [ on = ON ]
C.Fn-09 – APP Mode – Triggers the flash only – Off / On – [ – – = OFF ] [ on = ON ]
MODELLING LIGHT ON / OFF –
A function to remotely turn the modelling light On and Off on strobes like the AD600B has also been added to the X1 transmitters.
Double pressing the Channel button will turn the modelling light ON or OFF.
PAGE MODE INTERFACE
After some persuasion, and the help of Adorama / Flashpoint, Godox have implemented a static Page Mode interface option, which stops the groups from moving around on the transmitters LCD screen.
To engage the Page Mode interface hold the Channel button for 5 seconds, or until the groups show again on the LCD screen (after the custom functions disappear).
A flashing Group letter now indicates the current Group selected.
– Single press the Group button – To scroll down groups.
– Double press the Group button – To scroll up groups.
– Turn the Dial – To adjust the Group setting.
– Press the Channel button – To lock in the setting (will also lock in automatically after 2 seconds)
(Unfortunately this is still not quite as we suggested, which would be using the dial to quickly select groups. Though at least the groups are not constantly scrolling around on the LCD screen now).
Godox have also implemented Custom Function C.Fn-06, which allows the display of just 3 groups when you’re currently not using all 5.
This makes it faster to scroll through (by continually pressing the Group button) just 3 groups all displayed on the one page, to select the group you’re after.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Godox X1-C TTL triggers for Canon are available now from around $80 a set of Tx & Rx –
Godox – Website