GODOX – X1-N – TTL Triggers for Nikon – Now Available

GODOX X1-C

 

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.

 

Godox X1-N

 

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.

 

GODOX_X1-C

 

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.

 

GODOX_X1-C

 

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

 

Godox X1-N

 

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.

 

GODOX_X1-C

 

X1-N receivers provide a simple Channel and Group selection interface.

 

GODOX_X1-C

 

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-C

 

GODOX X1-N SPECS

 

 Model  X1N
 Type  For Nikon
 Compatible with  Nikon cameras (i-TTL autoflash)
 Support all cameras that have PC sync socket
 Build-in Remote System  2.4 G wireless transmission
 Modulation Method  MSK
 Power Supply  2*AA batteries
 Exposure Control
 Manual Flash  Support
 TTL Auto Flash  i-TTL
 TTL Control
 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 Flash
 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
 Channel  32 channels
 Others
 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 ]

C.Fn-09 – Updates slave strobes Settings before each shot, 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 –

AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK.

 

Canon Version – X1-C
Sony Version – X1-S

 

Godox – Website

 

 

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320 Comments
  1. Mike 2 years ago

    Trying to find how to select custom function and what the custom functions are, have managed to upgrade the firmware to version 11

  2. brothersimon 2 years ago

    Just a quick question: are there 5 groups?! Because me TT685 has only 3. Is there an “extended version” somewhere? Or with a firmware update? I am at version 2.4 (and can’t update, since I have a Windows 10 machine).

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi brothersimon,

      Yes the X1- N now provide 5 groups, this was upgraded in the firmware at some point.

      Please see the instructions in my comment above for upgrading with Windows 10.

  3. Igor 2 years ago

    Hi, i have two questions about the X1n triggers and TT685N speedlites. Someone has bought and is using maybe can help ?

    – For example: Can i trigger a remote camera with X1n (2.5mm shutter release cable)
    synchronized with the shutter of my camera with X1n-tx on top. (i knows the pixel king pro do this).

    – The external battery port of TT685N is which model?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Igor,

      The X1-N user manual does not mention firing one camera from another. And I tried this as best I could and couldn’t get the second camera to fire that way. As far as I can see the X1-N only works as a wireless shutter release with the transmitter held in hand as the release button (X1-N with shutter release cable attached to the camera).

      EDIT – Sorry they do use the Nikon style HV battery ports.

      • Igor 2 years ago

        Thanks for the answers 🙂

        Before you ask the questions here, I had by sending an email to GODOX and were slow to respond (so the questions here) coincidentally the GODOX answered today.

        My questions and Godox’s answers:

        “- The external battery port TT685N is which model???
        CX wire

        – For example, I can trigger a remote camera with X1N TX/RX (cable release 2.5 mm) synchronized with the shutter of other camera with X1N-TX on top??
        Yes, they can.”

        I believe they may not have understood my question, as you did many tests to try this. But it is there to think about it. I’ll order two X1N kit and see what these little beauties can do. 🙂

        • Anton 11 months ago

          Igor, did you eventually managed to trigger a remote camera from another camera with the X1

      • ellery 2 years ago

        From user experience unless mine was a glitch piece, the high voltage port or external battery port on the TT685 is a canon mount , 100% not the nikon. Found that out at a shoot – my fault should have check personally rather than just rely on what had been said. With a canon external pack (8 x AAs) then the recycle speed of the tt685 is awesome, without its a little wanting; my SB900 spoilt me in expectations. But here is a interest bit, a fresh set of enloop pros will power the electronic of the tt685 (shooting 90% of the time as a flash ) for about 900 frames, even with the external battery pack doing the heavy lifting. By then alone it will not work as a battery symbol shows pop ups and goes away telling you its battery is flat – it plain does not fire.
        .

  4. adonay pernia 2 years ago

    Hi! does the godox x1-n have bettery level indicator on the screen? year ago a use a nikon SU-800 and it was crazy when bettry dies and i was not expecting that.

    thanks for your time

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi adonay pernia,

      There is only a low battery indicator that pops up when the batteries are getting low, not a level indicator with 3 or 4 tabs.

      The thing is its best to use Alkaline batteries with radio gear like this due to their higher voltage, and Alkaline drop of quite suddenly anyway when they are going flat. So battery indicators are not ideal with Alkaline batteries anyway unfortunately.

      There is at least some indication that your batteries are nearly dying though.

  5. Michael 2 years ago

    “Trying to find how to select custom function and what the custom functions are”

    Here is the Link to the X1C-T instruction manual, are the same functions as the Nikon Version:
    http://www.godox.com/CN/InstructionManual/Godox_X1C_20150715.pdf

  6. Mike 2 years ago

    Actually there are 7 custom functions on the XIN-T so different from the XIC-T manual but thanks for the link

  7. Michael 2 years ago

    Hello,
    ahh, with firmware update 11 there were 7 custom functions.
    I found the instruction manual for the Nikon version, but their are only 5 custom functions. I think it is an older version: http://www.godox.com/CN/InstructionManual/Godox_X1N_20151124.pdf
    I don´t know the function of step c.fn. 05 and c.fn. 06. Can you tell me?

    • Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

      I ran the firmware description through google translate, this is what it says:

      2015 TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Nikon paragraph X1N firmware upgrade (transmitter X1N-T V11)
        V11: 1, fix problems on some models of camera flash leak. 2, repair the D80, D90 cameras, flash sync issues shutter 1 / 250s when.
      V10 repair using Nikon SB series of flashing lights may not flash problem. Users can turn off the AF illuminator emitter function, use the camera’s AF-assist illumination function.
      V09: repair using D750 or D610 at FP flash, black bars. Under M / Multi mode can be set a minimum 1/256 position.
      V08: to strengthen the capacity of wireless interference, adjustment CH9 / CH channel frequency 12 / CH15 / CH18 / CH21 / CH24 / CH27 / CH30, and is incompatible with the old eight-channel version, please upgrade related equipment.
        • 2015 TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Nikon paragraph X1N firmware upgrade (Receiver X1N-R V11

      I’m guessing that one of the new custom functions is to turn off the AF beam/allow the camera’s AF beam to work (although you can switch off the transmitter beam on the side of the unit so I guess it’s more the latter). Haven’t tested this though because I still have V8 and it sounds like a nightmare to upgrade it.

      I have a D750 and I haven’t seen any black bars yet when testing the HSS with a TT865 as the remote flash. Anyone else see this? Is it only a problem when using a nikon speedlight on an X1 receiver or what?

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 2 years ago

        Thanks Tim.

        V12 is available now as well –

        “V12: repair at the ISO value is greater than 100, M mode output ratio at ISO100 1/1 small problem.”

  8. Mike 2 years ago

    I wish I knew

    Mike

  9. Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

    Has anyone gotten a Nikon iTTL speedlight mounted on top of an X1N transmitter to work reliably? I’ve been playing around with it here for a while and it’s not working right. The flash menu locks up, for one thing, and cannot be adjusted without taking it off of the transmitter (cannot change the zoom, for example). Beyond that, it’s super inconsistent. At one point it seemed to be working fine, exposures looked good, and then the flash switched from TTL to “A” mode, without me pressing anything, and instead of firing a good TTL flash it fired what sounded like a full power dump, and took a few seconds to recycle. Despite that, the frame was very underexposed. Another time it was underexposing everything unless I dialed in +3 exposure comp on the camera. Also, when I switched the master group on the X1N to manual and tested the power settings, it seemed like it was hitting full power when the X1N was set to 1/8ish. Very weird behavior. I’m wondering if it’s an issue with the pins not lining up right on the hotshoe. When I first tried it I couldn’t get the flash to go into TTL mode at all. Later it would but it exhibited this odd behavior. I’m shooting on a D750 with an SB910.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Thanks Tim.

      Its highly possible the issue is with the transmitter foot and contacts not lining up correctly. Both the Canon and Nikon versions do not have their locking pins lining up with the camera either, so you need to be very careful mounting a flash on top at this stage.

      The foot on the Canon version is 0.8 mm longer than a Canon foot (and previous Godox versions) causing the miss alignment.

      We have informed Godox of this issue, though I’m not sure where they are up to with it. For now would have to be very careful with any on-camera use at best.

      • Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

        I think you’re right, I did notice that the pin wasn’t lining up. I had to tighten the screw lock down very hard and then it felt pretty secure but it would still come off if it was bumped decently hard (a very real possibility when walking around at a wedding reception). I was however able to get it to work by attaching the X1T to my on-camera SB910 via a PC cable, but this only allows for manual operation of the remote flashes, with no TTL. I might try filing down the front edge of the hotshoe to see if I can make it fit better.

      • Motti 2 years ago

        I am amazed and disappointed that Chinese manufacturers cannot get this simple thing done properly. In fact, it seems they always xxxx up small crucial things that make their product worth less than what you pay.

        My V860 does not fit well on the D750, now it turned out their newest trigger has the same problem. Where do their engineers learn those things?

        I was about to purchase the X1-N with three of the new receivers because unfortunately, their engineers did not think that we might use on flash camera while triggering off camera flash. So not hot shoe on the old trigger and even a bigger xxxx up, no PC sync hole. Marvelous :-(.

        Now it looks that their new trigger is worthless. I mean if you cannot get the flash on top of it to work, why even bother reviewing it?

        If anyone here can recommend a good system I would really appreciate it. A friend of mine has two of the YN560 III and he just bought the Mark IV to trigger them. He likes them but built quality is not the best.

        Cheers everyone.

        • Ulysses 2 years ago

          Motti, you might as well rant also at Nikon. They’re the ones that created the problem. It’s been well known for almost a year now that the D750 hot shoe was a different size than the typical Nikon hot shoe. Why they screwed this up nobody knows. Several manufacturers have had trouble with the D750 hot shoe not working correctly with their flashes and triggers intended to fit onto the D750 hot shoe — Phottix, and even some of Nikon’s own flashes (!!!) weren’t working problem.

          Read about it:
          http://journal.phottix.com/product-tips/phottix-odin-nikon-d750/

          Being angry can be good if it helps improve things for the better, but only if you’re upset at the correct target. 😉

          • Motti 2 years ago

            Ulysses, thanks for the reply. I was one of the first (last January) to report the problem with the D750 hot shoe and Godox V860 here in Flashhavoc. Trust me, I have my beef with Nikon’s attempts to sway us from using (much cheaper!!!) third party accessories.

            However, by now Godox should have fixed that right? And why releasing a new trigger that does not do it’s job when a TTL flash sits on top of it? Why bother buying it? Stay with the old trigger.

            By the way, the hot shoe problem also exist with the TT685 flash (read this review http://www.martincphotography.co.uk/godox-tt685n-review/).

            So my anger is well directed (although I am sure completely ignored by Godox :-))

            It’s not just the money we spend but the embarrassing moments we have in front of clients when things don’t work or fall off.

            Cheers.

          • Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

            Ulysses, the hotshoe locking problem is Godox’s fault, not Nikon’s, at least with my unit. It’s not a D750 specific issue, it wouldn’t lock on my D700 either. The problem wasn’t the depth of the hotshoe and the pin not lining up, it was that the pin was too short to lock even with the ring tightened all the way down. I found this out the hard way by filing down the foot of the X1N to the point that the contacts would not always line up reliably, and it still didn’t lock. Only when I filed down the locking ring (which allowed the pin to come out farther) was I able to finally get it to lock in the hotshoe.

            • Ulysses 2 years ago

              Tim, yes I know about that problem. It was discovered almost immediately as the “beta” units started rolling out of China. However, my read of Motti’s problem seemed like he was talking about a communication issue rather than the easily discovered locking problem of the X1 transmitter. Maybe I misread his post. 🙂

              That said, I’ve heard of others with the communication issue when using the D750 specifically, which is why my attention went there. THAT is a Nikon problem which has plagued numerous D750 photographers. But perhaps that’s not what Motti was referring to.

              • Ulysses 2 years ago

                Additionally, I’ve heard from largely reliable sources that the X1 locking issue is resolved for units shipping to U.S. sellers.

              • Motti 2 years ago

                I was actually referring to the two main shortcomings of the unit.

                Godox had time to do their homework. If they could not produce a unit that can do TTL with any TTL flash on top of it, then make a dumb one. At least we can control power and trigger flashes while having on camera master, a must for many event photographers.

                The locking problem is mechanically simple and so easy to do correctly from the get go. The D750 is out for over a year so why not check before releasing to market? No locking mean miss shots, dropping expensive equipment and much more. Locking pins too short? What’s up with that?

                • Ulysses 2 years ago

                  Motti, as I mentioned to Tim, if the units you ordered are from one of the earlier Chinese distributors, you’re more likely to run into the locking issue, as well as a host of other hardware and firmware bugs.

                  It seems that many of these will be addressed in the version shipping to U.S. sellers such as CheetahStand and Adorama.

                  Besides that, D750 shooters may also have issues unique to the D750.

                  • Motti 2 years ago

                    I will definitely wait until I can find it at Adorama, hopefully soon. Thanks for the heads up.

  10. RV 2 years ago

    Hi Flash Havoc,

    On the X1N (Nikon version), reading from the specs. above, I had the impression that I can change the zoom of the flash remotely. if I am using two Godox Ving 850, can I change the zoom remotely? Or does the zoom change only apply to TTL flashes–Nikon & Godox?

    If I get the earliest version of the X1N, can the firmware still be adjusted so it can work with my Nikon D90, D700 and D7100?

    Lastly, when will the XTR-16S receivers be back? They should synch with the X!N transmitter, right?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi RV,

      The remote zoom function for he X1-N and X1-C transmitters is fairly limited. To access the adjustment you need to go into the custom functions and set the zoom to Auto, or a specific zoom setting, or off. This setting affects all the remote flashes and the flash mounted on top of the transmitter’s pass through hotshoe on the camera.

      With the Canon version at least, you can go into the cameras flash control menu and adjust the manual zoom setting from there (provided you have set the transmitters custom function 2 to any manual zoom setting). This is still a global control of all flash groups though. I don’t think Nikon has a remote flash control menu or zoom setting though.

      So at best this function is fairly limited anyway, though it does only apply to TTL flashes, and possibly the remote manual TT600 with the 2.4GHz radio receivers built inside. Remote zoom won’t work with flashes like the V850 using an XTR-16s receiver.

      The XTR-16s receivers should sync with the X1-N transmitter once they are available again. You would likely be best to ask the particular dealers when they expect stock again. Godox will be away on the Chinese New Year break from the 2nd to the 15th of February, so this may contribute to the delay, though hopefully they may get some updated stock out before this.

      • RV 2 years ago

        Hi Flash Havoc,

        Thanks for responding to my questions. I shoot Nikon and I don’t have the X1N transmitter yet. What I’d like to do is to remotely adjust flash power levels, zoom levels, HSS. I only have the two Godox Ving 850. If you said that even with the XTR-16S, the zoom also cannot be adjusted, will it be better for me to get the Yongnuo 622N transmitter instead? Is Yongnuo coming up with a newer model than the 622N?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 years ago

          I’m not sure if you’re meaning using the YN-622N-TX and YN-622N as receivers with your two V850?

          If so the YN-622N system can not provide any remote control with non TTL flashes. So you would need something like the YongNuo YN-568EX flashes, or possibly Godox V860N to use with the YN-622N.

          YongNuo have already released the YN-622N II (which are not that much different to the YN-622N), so I don’t think they are planning any major upgrades in the near future. What they do need to release sooner or later though is a Nikon version of the YN685 with YN-622N radio receiver built inside. When they may actually be a available is really hard to know though unfortunately.

          I’m not sure if something like the Godox TT685N as master can possibly control individual slave flash groups zoom, though I can see any indication of that in the user manual.

          • Sajeesh 2 years ago

            Hi Flash Havoc,
            Did I read correct that YN622N T and R set cannot control non ttl flashes ? Does this mean that flashes should have ttl mode, to work with YN622N Transmitter and receiver ?
            I have a non-ttl flash as off camera flash fixed on a YN622N receiver. And I have the YN622N TX on my camera hot shoe. Can this setup not control the flash ?

  11. Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

    Just upgraded to V 12 firmware. There was a readme file with a better English translation of the update history than what google translate produces. Here’s the text:

    Version update history

    V12 Bug fixed, in Multi mode, if shutter slower than 1s, will not fire main flash. Bug fixed, can not set the output level via XTR16 or XTR16S.
    V11, Bug fixed, miss shooting on some cameras. Black side when use D80/D90 on 1/250s.
    V10: Bug fixed, the SB series speedlight can not be fired. Add user options to turn off the AF Assist lighting.
    V09: Bug fixed, black side when with D750 or D610, FP flash. M/Multi mode add support to 1/256.
    V08: Adjust RF frequence setting to avoid jam between channels.
    V06: Bug fixed. The M mode power level will shift to 1/128 when turn up from 1/1.
    V05: Bug fixed. M icon not display in M mode.
    V04: Test key will fire remote client’s test flash.
    V03: Add Multi flash mode. Add support for RFS2.1 Transmitter(Output X-Sync when fire main flash).
    V02: Show error code E9 when firmware upgrade error occured.
    V01: Init version.

    • Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

      Strangely this sounds completely different than ” Repair when ISO value is greater than 100, M 1/1 output mode than ISO100 small problem.”

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 2 years ago

        Thanks, yes that sounds like 2 completely different issues (resolved).

  12. Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

    After upgrading to v12, I was still unable to go below 1/128 in Manual mode. I figured out that changing Custom Function 05 from “0” to “1” enabled 1/256. However the LCD has no room for the “2” in “256, so instead it displays “1/128 -0.3”, “1/128 -0.7” and then finally just “1/128-” when you’re down to the minimum 1/256 power.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Thanks, yes the Canon X1-C display the same “1/128-” for 1/256 power.

      It does the job though 🙂

      • andrew 2 years ago

        hope they will fix that with newer updates?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 years ago

          Hi andrew,

          The current LCD screen has no way of displaying the 1/256 text. So there is no way to change that through firmware alone.

          I don’t think its really a big issue they way it is for the moment though.

          There are a lot of little things like this mounting up now though, and I think Godox are aware they will need a completely new / repackaged transmitter sooner or later to deal with everything properly.

          • Aravind 2 years ago

            Can’t they just reduce to font size, when it is required? This is just a dot matrix display. hmmm, may be I answered my own question!

            • Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

              That’s the problem, it’s not a dot matrix display, it’s LCD.

              • Aravind 2 years ago

                Tim,
                I think it is not possible to change the font size if it is dot matrix, as you have control to change the dot (on/off). But with LCD, it should be easier to control.

                I have a question for you, do you notice that the new groups added, D and E have only manual control and no TTL?

  13. Thomas Geist 2 years ago

    Firmware V1.2 for the X1N is out. Here is what’s new (Google translation):

    V12: repair at the ISO value is greater than 100, M mode output ratio at ISO100 1/1 small problem.
    1. Multi repair mode, when the shutter is longer than 1s, not the flash problem.
    2. repair problems AD360 output size can not be set by XTR16 or XTR16S.

    Download here:
    X1N-T http://www.godox.com/CN/InstructionManual/Godox_X1N_T_V12.rar
    X1N-R http://www.godox.com/CN/InstructionManual/Godox_X1N_R_V12.rar

    • Thomas Geist 2 years ago

      Here is their own English text from the updater’s help:

      X1N-T V12: Bug fixed, in Multi mode, if shutter slower than 1s, will not fire main flash. Bug fixed, can not set the output level via XTR16 or XTR16S.

      X1N-R V12: Bug fixed, The M mode 1/1 output is weaker if the ISO value is large than ISO 100.

      • Ulysses 2 years ago

        Thomas, does the X1N-R V12 address the issue you and I had discussed about firing the flash with the camera in aperture priority?

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 2 years ago

        Thanks Thomas.

        I didn’t realise that was actually meant to be fixing the output level issue via XTR16 or XTR16S.

        I will update to V12 in the morning and check to see if the current XTR-16 or XTR-16S actually provide remote power control with the X1-N transmitter.

        Somehow I suspect there would still be more issues to it though considering Godox recalled the receivers.

        UPDATE – Upgrading to V12 allows now allows remote manual power control with the X1-N transmtter and XTR-16 / XTR-16s receivers. Though this only works at shutter speeds blow the cameras X-sync.

        • RV 2 years ago

          Do you have in your physical possession a working XTR-16S when connected to a Ving 850/860 and triggered via X1 Transmitter, you can adjust the power levels? If that is so, then there’s no need for the X1 receiver.

          And I thought all the XTR-16S receivers were recalled due to problems?

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 2 years ago

            Hi RV,

            Yes I have the XTR-16 and XTR-16S receivers.

            Yes when connected to the V850 or V860 the XTR-16s provides remote manual power control from either the Canon X1-C or Nikon X1-N transmitters.

            There has been no issue with the Canon side of things, its only with Nikon and using the X1-N transmitter.

            The problem remaining now is just that HSS does not work with the Nikon X1-N transmitter and XTR-16 and XTR-16S receivers. Or more to the point the flashes don’t fire if the camera is set to X-sync shutter speed or above.

            The receivers were recalled because they were not providing remote manual power control with the Nikon X1-N transmitter. Though a recent firmware update (V12) has rectified that, only the higher shutter speeds still don’t work as mentioned.

            The XTR-16 and XTR-16s receivers provide both remote manual power levels and shutter speeds over x-sync / HSS with the Canon X1-C transmitter.

            My guess is Godox will likely get the higher shutter speeds working through X1-N firmware as well, though we won’t know for sure until they get back from the Chinese New Year Break.

    • Dan 2 years ago

      I take it this is only for Windows users?

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 2 years ago

        Hi Dan,

        The updgrade software is currently for Windows only. Though a number of people have updgraded successfully using various virtual windows on the Mac.

        There are some upgrade instructions posted here – and discussion further down with people upgrading via Mac.

  14. Joe 2 years ago

    Does the X1-N pass through for use with other remotes? I’m thinking about using an AD360 or AD600 along side my Yongnuo YN560-III speedlights driven with the YN560-TX-N. Since this is only manual, I assume a dumb fire on the hot shoe would be all that is needed.

    Anyone using dual systems like this?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Joe,

      I just gave this a run, and it does work, though I had to cover the X1-N’s TTL contacts (with a small piece of plastic) to get the YN560-TX to fire.

      I’m not sure if that’s because its the Canon version YN560-TX I’m using, though I don’t have the Nikon YN560-TX to try.

      I could get a clean frame at 1/250th (on the D7000) so any added delay is not too significant (though no doubt there is a slight added delay).

      I also tried long duration sync with the YN560 III set to full power, and that works fine as well. I was then combining that with an AD600B as well and all syncing nicely at over 1/1000th etc shutter speeds.

      This is where the pass though hotshoe really pays off. Though the PC sync port in the X1-N should work as another option in the same way as well.

  15. Reinis 2 years ago

    can someone explain, if i use two 1xn with two bodies, will 1xn transmitters sync to each other? (if i use tt685n) sry for my eng.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Reinis,

      Unfortunately I don’t have two X1-N transmitters or the TT685N at this stage to test this.

      Though from what I have seen with number of the other recent Godox flash units and X1 transmitters this should generally work ok.

      Strobes like the Godox AD360II and AD600 even have both Canon and Nikon compatible radio receivers built inside, and they will automatically switch from Canon to Nikon receiver as needed. So you can use a Canon and Nikon Camera (with X1-C and X1-N transmitters) at the same time with the same strobe.

      Hopefully someone can offer some more first hand experience using 2 X1-N and TT685N though. As there could possibly be some quirks somewhere, particularly if you had flashes mounted on the transmitters pass though hotshoes.

  16. Joe 2 years ago

    Thanks for the info. I just ordered the X1N transmitter and receiver pair, instead of the X1N transmitter only, so I can test running the YN560TX-N on the X1N receiver as well.

  17. Brenton 2 years ago

    Hi Flash Havoc

    This chat has by far the most comprehensive info, so thanks very much for all the info you’ve provided on these transmitter/receivers. This might seem like a trivial question, but I’ve been unable to find out whether the X1-N’s are compatible with all Nikon flashes. I’ve got a SB710 and SB900. Do you know whether there’s been any compatibility issues with either of these models?

    Many thanks
    Brenton

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Brenton,

      I haven’t heard of any specific issues with the SB-700 or SB-910 as yet. Godox obviously have some small refinement yet to do with the system in general though.

  18. Chris G. 2 years ago

    Regarding the question above about using the X1 hot shoe to fire other remotes, I”ve found this. I can get the X1-N to trigger a FT-16N to fire my Ving 860 or my FP360 (still on the old FR-16 receivers). I can also put the Ving 860 on the X1 hot shoe and it fires. Unfortunately what I can’t get it to do is trigger my Buff Cyber Commander to fire an Einstein, (which was my whole reason for getting an X1 – so I could ultimately combine the Einstein with my FP360 and Ving). Though that WILL work if I connect the Cyber Commander via the PC cable. I haven’t upgraded to the newest v1.2 firmware though.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Chris,

      I wonder why the Cyber Commander will not fire on the X1 hotshoe? it is just a single firing pin transmitter isn’t it? All the trigger of camera is doing is closing he circuit, so I don’t see why the transmitter should not be firing. Unless the contact pin is simply not making contact for some reason.

      In any case if the PC sync cord is working, can’t you just mount the Cyber Commander on top of the X1 transmitter anyway, and attach the PC sync cord at the same time?

      I understand it would be better without the extra cord, but we have to work out why its not firing that way.

      • Chris G. 2 years ago

        Yes the Cyber Commander is just a “dumb” trigger, single firing pin. No reason I can think of that it shouldn’t fire. I’ve measured the pin position on both the hot shoe and the Commander. They line up perfectly. And yes, I can use the sync cord to connect the two, but I hate having one more element to keep track of and potentially lose, forget, have go bad, etc. I’m the guy who wants fewer electronics on my new car, ’cause it’s just more stuff to go wrong.

  19. Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

    Well, I have a sad tale of woe… Like everyone else that I have heard speak on the subject, my X1N would not lock into the hotshoe of my D750 (or D700 for that matter). I heard people saying that the foot was too long which was preventing the pin from engaging. Also, I tested with a tripod a fixed scene using my SB910 in TTL, and then the same shot with the SB910 on top of the X1N… about two stops (maybe 2 – 1/3) underexposed. The good news is that if I dialed in +2 on the master group of the X1N, everything worked like normal. I still had the exposure compensation and flash compensation of the camera to adjust the TTL output, so no problem. Of course, this would still be pointless if I had to worry about the X1N and my flash tumbling to the floor off of my hotshoe on the dancefloor at a wedding reception. So I decided to try filing down the foot of the X1N to get it to lock on the D750 hotshoe.

    I filed very small amounts and kept checking every so often if it would lock, but it wouldn’t. So I kept going, and filed too much off… now it still doesn’t lock, but I filed enough off that the connection has become unreliable. When I first connect it I get no flash with the SB910 on top. After wiggling it around back and forth I can get it to fire, but it still doesn’t lock onto the hotshoe. So basically I just made it worse. I don’t understand what is happening but I don’t think that the length of the foot is what prevents it from locking. I thought maybe the pin is too big to fit in the hole but it doesn’t look any bigger than the pin on the SB910. It’s weird. Anyway now I think I might have to buy another transmitter. Maybe I’ll get lucky and a new one will have the locking issue fixed… probably not though.

    • Chris G. 2 years ago

      Tim, I just tried the same thing. SB910 on an Z1 on a D750. My pin locks in place just fine… go figure. Only strangeness is that the 910 sets itself to “TTL-BL” and plan TTL is not available. Though the exposures are relatively good. As opposed to my new Ving 860 which when in this configuration or straight onto the camera hot shoe, gives me wildly erratic exposures in TTL and usually needs 1 to 2 stops upward correction. Fortunately I didn’t buy the Ving to use in anything other than Manual, which works great.

  20. Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

    Actually since it seems to work ok (just as a trigger for my TT685s) once I wiggle it around a bit at the start, I think I might be better off just keeping it for now and waiting to see if Godox fixes the hotshoe issue before ordering a replacement.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      I was just going to suggest you’re probably best to wait at this stage if you can. Godox will be back to work on Monday.

      Regarding the locking pin, another person mentioned they had to file down the thickness of locking ring as well, because that wasn’t letting the locking pin drop down far enough. I’m not sure if that is the common situation though.

      • Motti 2 years ago

        Hi Elvis,

        Would you recommend buying the V685N instead of the X1-N to trigger other flashes? Or it also have many issues?

        I want on camera flash and to trigger two V850 and one V860.

        • Ulysses 2 years ago

          Motti, you can blame Nikon. This issue is not specific to other flashes or triggers, but rather specific to the D750 hot shoe. There are workarounds, of course.

          You can read more about it here if you’d like to stick with either the X1 transmitter or one of the Godox on-camera flashes (such as the TT685N or the TT600) as a master:
          http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1356316

          • Motti 2 years ago

            Thanks Ulysses, I am reading it now

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 years ago

          Motti the V685N currently have quite a few small bugs. There should be another firmware update coming within the next few weeks, so we will have to see what has been resolved so far.

          Apart from firmware bugs the flashes in general still have their issues though, like very stiff head swivel, and basic AF assist light. So it arguable if they will be a good enough alternative to Nikon flashes for on Camera use for a while.

          So you’re currently a bit stuck between a rock and a had place. Otherwise I’d definitely recommend a master flash than trying to stack a flash on top of the X1 transmitter. The Godox master speedlites still need improvements though.

          We have been discussing this issue with Godox a lot though, and Adorama are also very aware the on camera master is the weak link in the whole system at the moment, so they will be pushing Godox to improve on this as well. Its probably mainly the AF assist light that may take a while to upgrade, most of the other issues they should be able to refine with the current flashes.

          I might try and make a list of the bugs and physical issues in the TT685N and coming V860N II threads, so we can keep a tab on whats been resolved and still outstanding.

          When Adorama have the gear on sale in a couple of weeks they obviously want most of the bugs resolved (which should be the next firmware) as well as physical issues like the foot resolved.

          • Motti 2 years ago

            Thanks Elvis,

            I am hoping Godox will have some fixes before wedding season starts.

            Right now I have a SB910 (or 900) flash on camera and since the old trigger does not have a PC connection, I have it sitting on a hot shoe extension cube attached to a metal arm that is screwed to my tripod hole. Than a cable runs from the hot shoe extension to the camera PC port.

            Pretty awful set up but no choice.

            Thank you.

  21. Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

    Hmm, that might be the ticket… I just held the pin up next to the pin on my SB910, and it’s only about half the length. Worth a shot at this point.

  22. Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

    Did some filing on the bottom of the ring, tried it again – it locks! Of course, I got a black frame from my over-filing on the front of the shoe. But after loosening the ring slightly, wiggling it back a bit, and tighting it down again, it seemed to fire reliably. Unfortunately the TTL doesn’t seem to be working, and I think I might have just been getting lucky before with the +2 compensation on the X1N. It worked in that position, bouncing off the wall next to me, but when I tried direct flash it was overexposed… it’s almost like it’s just using the focus distance and guide number to set the flash power (basically Auto mode) and I needed to crank up the power since I was bouncing… but the +2 just worked in that one scenario, it doesn’t seem consistent when bouncing farther or closer distances.

    • Thomas Geist 2 years ago

      Wow, Tim, so much work and still not there yet! That stinks.

      I would also suggest considering one or two TT685 and put them on your camera instead of a SB-910 on a X1.

      Doesn’t cost too much and that way you should have the TTL problem solved and not such a high load in the unreliable hotshot.

      Well, TTL maybe only half-solved since the TT685 fires remote flashes on a X1N-R always full power in TTL mode. 🙁

      • Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

        I have three TT685s. I’m just concerned about the recycling at higher power levels for my on-camera flash, which I am bouncing 99% of the time. I tested them and found that the recycle time is about the same between the SB-910 and the 685… HOWEVER with the SB-910 if take two rapid photos at say, 1/2 power, it will always fire both times, although the flash output might be reduced on the second shot. With the 685, it seems to just not fire at all until it is fully recycled, so I’ll get one good photo and then a black frame. Not good for documentary photography…

        • Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

          The Godox lithium battery flashes have much faster recycle times, right? Hope they bring that version out sooner rather than later. My off camera flashes are typically on 1/16 or less but I bounce my on-camera flash so it needs some juice.

          • Ulysses 2 years ago

            Tim, it sounds like you either need to wait for the V850 II or the V860N II (assuming there’s such a beast on the way) or change your approach during an event. As a documentary photographer myself, I don’t often rapid-fire the on-camera flash.

            I’m so tired of stacking flashes on top of radios on top of the camera hot shoe. So once some of the little bugs are worked out, I’ll likely go with a radio-master flash on the camera.I don’t even need TTL except for 5% of the time for the odd grip & grin shot.

        • ellery 2 years ago

          Saw the same problem. My work around was getting a external battery pack for the TT685, luck was with me and ! got a used cannon original battery pack for a very good price. Recycle speed now bounced is awesome I did 3 volley rapid fire, there is still a slight difference in exposure with the last shot but its like 0,3 of a stop beats black frame. Was considering the PB9600 mother of a battery pack with one cable to each of the 2 bodies I work with.

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 2 years ago

            Hi ellery,

            If you want something smaller than the PB960, without the hassle of AA batteries, there are also the PB820S, which are Lithium-ion now as well.

            The only thing is the battery is not replaceable (unless you possibly did some DIY).

  23. Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

    I don’t do it often either, but when I do it’s for a shot that can’t be repeated, like the bride and groom smashing cake in each other’s faces or something hilarious happening during the wedding party entrances.

    I’m going to use the TT685’s exclusively tomorrow and later this month (both second shooting) to see how they fare before using them at my own weddings.

  24. Ulysses 2 years ago

    Smart choice. I usually cringe when I read about other pro photographers taking a piece of gear fresh out of the box and using it as their primary gear on a real-world working assignment.

    I hope things go well for you and that you have a good report. My needs are very basic. I don’t need anything fancy, but I do need reliability and repeatability. So I’m hoping Godox is the ticket. But I’m taking my time and will likely wait until they have tuned things a little more after their Chinese New Year.

  25. PeterA 2 years ago

    For those using a Nikon flash or the V860s see the firmware update thread. I had my SB800s stuck in TTL-BL with the 08 firmware that came with the X1Ns (both T & R). After I updated the firmware to V12 for both the SB800 worked fine in TTL. The V860N (updated to V2.3) is much more consistent (although -3 stops down). Good Luck! 🙂

  26. PeterA 2 years ago

    Tim Kamppinen — Did you update the firmware on the X1 Receiver to V12? Both need to be done. 🙂

    • Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

      I don’t have an X1 receiver. I’m talking about what happens when I have an SB-910 mounted on top of the transmitter, trying to make use of the TTL passthrough.

  27. PeterA 2 years ago

    TIm — Well that is very interesting! I just put an SB800 on the X1 on top of a D7000. Turned on the SB800 then the X1 — the SB800 showed TTL-FP mode (the problem it got stuck in in V08). Then when I turned on the camera the SB800 showed plain old vanilla TTL mode. And worked great. Didn’t leave it on long as it wobbles like crazy!

    I’m not sure at all if it makes a difference here, but I Dremmeled a lot of the front of the X1 transmitter off trying to get the pins to line up, and the locking pin to drop. I got the pins to line up so the flashes are consistent. But still no locking pin. Sometime I’ll try filing down the plastic rotating knob a bit. 🙂

    Sorry V12 & SB910 doesn’t work for you! 🙂

    • Tim Kamppinen 2 years ago

      Check out the comments above for my experiences with filing things down. You may need to take some material off of the locking ring to get the pin to come down farther.

  28. PeterA 2 years ago

    Tim — just for the heck of it you may want to try what I used to finally get my X1N-T fitting in the hotshoe. I took my thumb and pressed the X1 into the shoe as I gripped the front of the camera with my other fingers. This got me contact. Then I dremmelled till it worked by just slipping it in. 🙂

    I may have read above that you’ve tried filing the front of the X1. If you did maybe check it again that it is flat & square to the sides. That’s all I got! 🙂

  29. robert 2 years ago

    Will the X1T change the manual setting on a V850 using X1R attached to the V850?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Robert,

      No you will need an XTR-16s receiver once they are available for sale again.

      The X1R receivers will only control full TTL flash units (through the hotshoe TTL contact pins).

  30. Taro 2 years ago

    When I mount X1-n on my D800 and press shutter, TT600 flash switches to “H” mode for highspeed sync. When I reduce shutter speed down to 1/200, the “H” mode disappears. Test exposure shows this is indeed the case. At 1/250, 1/1 output of TT600 exposure is significantly lower than that at 1/200. This abates the advantage of Nikon’s X-sync at 1/250 sec, versus 1/200 sec of Canon, etc.. I feel the switch to “H” mode should occur at 1/320 for Nikon. I don’t know whether this is a designed feature of X1 trigger, or TT600, or both combined.

    • Taro 2 years ago

      I should have said: “When I mount X1-n on my D800, and set shutter speed at or above 1/250 sec, TT600 switches to “H” mode.”

  31. Taro 2 years ago

    I did a quick comparison of flash delay between X1-N/TT600, and YN560-TX/YN560 III.

    With respective triggers mounted on my Panasonic LX100, a leaf shutter camera, the fastest shutter speed where I could see any flash exposure at all was:
    1/1300 sec for X1-N/TT600, and
    1/2500 sec for YN560-TX/YN560 III.
    The top speed I’ll use in practice is 1/1300 sec, because that’s where I can maximize flash vs ambient exposure. At 1/1300 sec, I get a lot more (more than 1 stop) flash exposure from the Yongnuo, than Godox. There’s a lot I like about the new Godox trigger, but I’ll keep my YN’s to fight mid-day sun with leaf-shutter cameras.

    • Ulysses 2 years ago

      Taro, thanks for sharing your experience.

      Do you know if the top shutter speed achievable with your TT600 can be tuned and adjusted? I see the specs for the X1 transmitters mention a delay feature:

      “HSS Delay Setting – 0~19.9ms, (100us Increments)”

      Even if it works, however, perhaps there wouldn’t be enough flash power to offset ambient at the desired shooting distances.

  32. Nick 2 years ago

    Hey all,

    Just want to clarify, I currently have 3x V850s, if I was to buy a X1-N and 3 updated 2.4gz receivers for the V850s, I’d be good to go and would have HSS capability, is that right?

    • Mike 2 years ago

      You have to manually put the V850 into HSS mode, can’t be done from the trigger but tested last night and it works

  33. Nick 2 years ago

    Thanks Mike, that’s what I wanted to hear.

  34. RV 2 years ago

    Hello Godox Forum,
    I just got an X1-N Transmitter, a TT600 flash and an XTR-16S receiver for my Ving 850. Channel and group are the same both on the transmitter and the XTR-16S receiver. And the Ving 850 remotely fires. But why can’t I change the power level on the Ving 850?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi RV,

      Sorry for the slow reply. Its likely you will need to update the X1T-N transmitter to V12 firmware.

      • RV 2 years ago

        Thanks! I tried to upgrade the firmware to v12 last week but it wouldn’t go through. The computer is on Windows 8. Does it need to be on Windows 10?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 years ago

          Ideally the easiest option is actually using Windows 7. Though you can see the workarounds available for later operating systems in this post on Godox firmware updates.

          Godox are working on new updating software etc which should hopefully simplify things, though this may not be available until possibly next month at the earliest.

  35. ellery 2 years ago

    Okay for any of you who a coming into using a x1nT in place of a yn622n on camera to trigger a rf 603 mounted on a receiver, there is a delay in triggering with the yn622n & the rf603 trigger, so much that if you left the yn622n receiver in ttl mode, the yn 560 flashes only fire when the main flashes goes off. Now the X1N T or tt685 in radio master does not have any delays, if you leave the group which the rf 603 trigger sits on in ttl mode, you will have the 560 firing off at ttl pre flash, meaning it adds zero light to you exposure. You need to set that group to manual mode to get the flash timing right. I expect the same problem will show up if the x1n R is used to trigger a studio strobe.

  36. Aravind 2 years ago

    Just wanted to update, on using Nikon SB910 on X1 system. The manual says to put Speedlight on Manual mode, but does not specify Remote or Master. I found out after multiple trials and going to pocket wizard manual that the flash has to be regular TTL mode to work properly. I still do have some connectivity issues where the TTL mode changes to aperture priority mode, but will keep it posted here

  37. demecio 2 years ago

    I have the old transmitters that work on the 433 mhz frequency. If I use this, can I not only trigger my lights but also control the power?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi demecio,

      If you use the X1 transmitter with any of the older remote manual lights, then you will need the 2.4GHz XTR-16/XTR-16s receivers to fire the flashes and provide remote manual power control from the X1 tranmsitter (also HSS).

      Or you can mount your old FT-16 transmitter on top of the X1 transmitter’s pass through hotshoe, and use your old FTR-16 receivers attached to the flash.

  38. Chris G. 2 years ago

    So an update on the replacement 2.4GHz XTR N 16s for Nikons. I have a Nikon D800 and a Ving 860n and an AD360, both the flashes were purchased with the older 433 MHz receivers.

    I wanted to switch to the new 2.4GHZ receivers. So I purchased the new X1N T transmitter. I was about to purchase the XTR-16s and the XTR-16 when news of the recall came. So I waited. I also noticed that the Amazon sites at that time all said the receivers were not currently available.

    I was expecting some sort of “notice” would come out when the fixed ones became available again, but I never saw one. Last week I saw that the units appeared to be available again on Amazon. I hoped this wasn’t a fluke and that these were in fact the fixed units come available again. So I purchased one of each.

    The good news is they arrived today. I just tested the XTR-16s for my Ving 860. All features work, (no TTL though – but since I only plan on using Manual this doesn’t matter for me). It fires all the way up to 4000th sec. just fine. And I can change the power lever from the X1.

    Bad news for me is that they sent an old FTR-16 instead of the new XTR-16, so I have to have them exchange it for the newer one, assuming they are in stock.

    But I”m now encouraged that ultimately I’ll have a fully functioning 2.4GHZ system and I”ll be able to purchase and incorporate the new AD600.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Thanks for the update Chris.

  39. ziv 2 years ago

    Today i got my x1-n and here are my thoughts:
    1. It sits well on the hot shoe (d810) but if i put an sb-800 on the external shoe of the tx the flash doesnt feel secure at all it wobbles (not the x1 but the flash itself).
    2. I try to put a 622-tx on top of the x1 and the 622 will not fire my nikon flashes.
    3. Hss works great with TT600 flash.
    4. Built quality seems very good.
    5. I sync the x1 with nikon sb-800 to see if i can connect my sb on the camera hot shoe and the x1 with sync cable to control my TT600 and it works fine.
    6. Power settings is more convenient to cahange on the yn-622 beacuse i only need to press the up-down or left-right buttons and on the x1 i need to press the GR button then scroll the wheel and then again press the GR button to act like an OK button.
    7. Didn’t try alot the af assist beam but i can say its not a strong red as on the yn-622 and seems more narrow beam but it has similar pattern.

  40. siosha 2 years ago

    Can I use x1n reciver to control tt680 model?

    • siosha 2 years ago

      i just got 1 tt680 and cannot control it with x1n any idea about this?

  41. Thomas Geist 1 year ago

    “Spectacular” firmware upgrade to V14 !

    ( I haven’t even seen the V13 upgrade before this one came out.)

    X1N-T:
    V14: Update the User Defined values. Add User Defined item to control remote Buzzer ON or OFF.
    V13: Double click CH key to turn ON/OFF Modeling lamp. User can view the menu in page mode.

    X1N-R:
    V14: Set the version as the same as TX side.
    V13: Double click to reduce Channel or Group value.

    • Thomas Geist 1 year ago

      And this is the Google translated text in the accompanying read file:

      X1N-T
      V14:
      1. Custom settings value to the value unambiguous.
      2. Add custom items to control the receiving end of a buzzer (C.Fn-8 is set to on)

      V13:
      1. Double-click increase button to turn on / off the AD600 modeling light function.
      2. Increase control unit of page display, adjustment.
      3. Consistent M / Multi power output of the receive side.

      X1N-R
      V14:
      1. Consistent with the transmitter-side version.

      V13:
      1. Double-click on the corresponding downward adjustment to increase the value of control.

      Make of it whatever you like 😉

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 1 year ago

        Thanks Thomas,

        You can turn the AD600 modelling light ON and OFF now by a quick double press of the Channel button. And the “Beep” via custom function 8.

        Double clicking the receiver channel button allows you to scroll down channels, instead of scrolling all the way to 32, and back to 1. Its pretty tricky to keep double clicking though.

        .

        V13 is also available for the Canon X1-C – http://www.godox.com/CN/Downloads.html

  42. Tim Kamppinen 1 year ago

    Does this “page mode” mean that the active group doesn’t stay in the center all the time? I hope so, because that’s unintuitive and one more thing thtat slows me down when I’m making adjustments.

  43. Tim Kamppinen 1 year ago

    Guess I’ll hold off on the upgrade until my AD600 shows up.

  44. Author
    Flash Havoc 1 year ago

    UPDATE – The new Page Mode interface (where the groups do not move around on the LCD screen) is actually working ok. Its not quite as I suggested, though it is working.

    To engage the Page Mode interface hold the Channel button for 5 seconds, or until the groups show again on the screen (after the custom functions disappear).

    A flashing Group letter now indicates the current group selected.

    – To scroll down groups you press the Group button.
    – To scroll up groups you double click the Group button.
    – Then turn the dial to adjust the Group.
    – Press the channel button to lock in the setting.

    This is not quite as I suggested (using the dial to select groups as before) though it is possibly quicker once you know the procedure. I think group selection with the dial again would be more intuitive.

  45. ajfudge 1 year ago

    Is this compatible with Godox Cells and Reemix triggers?

  46. Mat 1 year ago

    Hi!

    Will this work with the original AD360 flash?
    I mainly need ability to change the flash settings (power up/down) remotely from camera position and HSS.
    I’m now using the Cell I trigger that I got with AD360 and a Pocket Wizard Flex for hss.
    Cells II will give me HSS, but I can’t remotely change AD360 settings. Will this unit do both?

    Thanks!
    Mat

    • siosha 1 year ago

      good question bout this + old tt680 and it cant control in ttl and manual power control it only trigers

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 1 year ago

        Hi Siosha,

        I’m not sure about the old TT680. Thats a TTL flash, so If anything you would need to mount it on an X1R-N receiver for TTL or remote manual power control.

        Its an old flash though so I don’t know if it would work. I think I do have a Canon version here somewhere I could try, but not a Nikon.

        The AD360 is a very different flash, and is designed to work with the X1T-N transmitter and XTR16 receiver, for remote power control and HSS.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Mat,

      Yes they will so both remote manual power settings and HSS. You will need an XTR16 receiver attached to the AD360 flash for this to work.

  47. Thomas Geist 1 year ago

    Firmware 15 is out.
    The new functions are … umm … read for yourself and see if you can understand what I got from the Google translation.

    X1N-T
    1. Multi repair, the mono-C group does not flash problem; after repair ABC group close, DE Group will not fire problem.
    2. Repair FV lock the exposure sync issues.

    X1N-R
    After the repair of double-clicking the channel is reduced, the problem no longer receive the new channel signal. 2016-04-13

    or

    Double-click the channel is reduced after the repair, not the new channel signal reception problems.

    or

    Bug fixed, Double click key to reduce Channel, and then can not receive message in new channel.

    I personally have no idea what that means. I really hope that Adorama may eventually provide some help here with proper translations.

  48. Hector G 1 year ago

    Hello great site for information

    I have the X1Nikon and a A360 and TT860
    The X1 Nikon with the FT16s can control the Manual power of units and can work with different channels, But i do not have control with groups A,B,C,D, & E.

    Is the X1 Nikon Transmitter compatible with FT16s Groups????

    Hector

  49. Mat 1 year ago

    Hi,

    is there a full (current) list of custom functions for X1-T N anywhere?
    All the manuals I find only have 5 listed, but I have 8 on my X1.
    Perhaps the admin could update (and keep it updated as it changes) this blog post with the full list? 🙂

    TIA,
    Mat

    • Ulysses 1 year ago

      Mat, if you are seeing eight custom functions then you might have the latest firmware update for your X1.

      See list here (compiled by Anthony Shom Scott for CheetahStand):
      https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Drh5wQN/0/O/i-Drh5wQN.jpg

      • Mat 1 year ago

        Hi,

        thx for the link..
        Yeah, I got the unit today and updated it today, I have v15 with 8 custom functions.
        1-5 are the same as on the list, there is a new Fn.6 with on/– parameter.
        Fn.7 has options 3/5 – which would be groups (or the old Fn. 6)
        Fn.8 has options on/– whould would be the buzzer (old Fn. 7)

        So Fn. 6 is the question, what does it do?

        Well, here’s the full list:

        Fn. 1 – Sync delay
        Fn. 2 – Single contact mode
        Fn. 3 – PC interface in/out
        Fn. 4 – Rear curtain
        Fn. 5 – Minimum power output
        Fn. 6 – ?
        Fn. 7 – Number of groups showing
        Fn. 8 – Buzzer

  50. mike weeks 1 year ago

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