Godox have released the Nikon X1-N, TTL and HSS enabled 2.4GHz radio trigger system for Nikon DSLRs.
The X1-N are Godox’s first TTL enabled radio triggers available for Nikon, and they have been released alongside the new TT685N Speedlite, with compatible radio transceiver built inside.
The X1-N transmitter can also be used to trigger and control Godox’s new AD600 TTL strobes, as well as the AD360 II Bare bulb flashes.
Its even now possible to control legacy remote manual Godox strobes via the X1-N transmitter, when using new XTR-16 receivers.
The X1-N triggers are comprised of separate transmitter and receiver units, with X1-N receivers being compatible with Nikon DSLR compatible speedlites like the Nikon SB-910, SB-900, SB700 etc.
As well as Nikon iTTL compatible flashes like Godox’s own V860N.
The X1-N provide a full group style interface allowing up to 5 groups to be individually set to either TTL, Manual, or Off.
And importantly TTL and Manual Groups can be conveniently mixed together as needed.
The X1-N 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.
At the time of writing this the X1-N unfortunately do not provide Second Curtain Sync. Though that may change in time as the Canon version X1-C have now been updated through firmware to provide Second Curtain Sync.
GODOX X1-N FEATURES
- Godox 2.4GHz RF Radio System
- Range – 100m +
- Flash Modes – iTTL / 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 (Auto / Manual) (Global for All Groups Only)
- Group Mode – 5 Groups A / B / C / D / E (D & E Are Remote Manual Only)
- 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-N 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-N receivers provide a simple Channel and Group selection interface.
The X1-N receivers 2.5mm Sync Port output can be used for wired and wireless shutter release, as well as firing studio strobes.
(Canon version X1-C shown below).
GODOX X1-N SPECS
|Compatible with||Nikon cameras (i-TTL autoflash)|
|Support all cameras that have PC sync socket|
|Build-in Remote System||2.4 G wireless transmission|
|Power Supply||2*AA batteries|
|TTL Auto Flash||i-TTL|
|High Speed Sync (HSS)||Support|
|Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC)||Support, ±3 stops 1/3 stop increments|
|Flash Exposure Lock (FEL)||Support|
|Focus Assist||Manual open|
|Rear Curtain Sync||No|
|Modeling Flash||Support, fired with cameras depth of field preview button|
|Wireless Function||in TTL mode, Ratio off|
|in M mode, Flash Ratio(A B C)|
|Support GR (grouping flash)|
|Controlled Slave Groups||in the GR grouping mode, 5 (A/B/C/D/E)|
|in the Ratio grouping mode, 3(A/B/C)|
|Transmitter Distance||>100 meters|
|Synchronization Delay Set||Support (0-10ms, set in unit of 100us )|
|Wireless Shutter Release||Receiver can control cameras shooting through 2.5mm shutter release interface|
|Zoom Setting||The focal length can be adjusted through the transmitter|
|Display Panel||Wide LCD panel, backlight on/off|
|Output Interface||Transmitter: use a PC port to input and output;|
|Receiver: use a 2.5mm sync cable to output|
|Firmware Upgrade||Use the Micro USB port to upgrade|
|Memory Function||Settings will be stored 2 seconds after last operation and recover after a restart|
|Transmitter Size/ Weight||72x75x52(mm)/100g|
X1T-N 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 – [ 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 – Multi Flash OFF/ON – [ – – = OFF ] [ on = ON ]
C.Fn-05 – Enable 1/256 Power Level – [ 1/128 = OFF ] [ 1/128- = ON ] (1/256 is displayed as 1/128-)
C.Fn-06 – AF Assist Light OFF/ON – [ – – = OFF ] [ on = ON ]
C.Fn-07 – Switch between 3 and 5 groups in GR Group Mode – [ 03 = 3 groups ] [ 05 = 5 groups ]
C.Fn-08 – Turn remote flash beep 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 from 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-07, 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-N TTL triggers for Nikon are available now from around $80 a set of Tx & Rx –
Godox – Website