GODOX – X1-S – TTL Transmitter for Sony – Now Available



Godox have released the Sony X1-S, TTL and HSS enabled 2.4GHz radio trigger system for Sony DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

The X1-S are Godox’s first TTL enabled radio triggers available for Sony, and the X1T-S transmitter has been released alongside the new TT685S Speedlite, with compatible radio transceiver built inside.

(X1R-S Receivers will be available later in the year (2016)).

The X1T-S transmitter can also be used to trigger and control Godox’s new AD600 TTL strobes, as well as the AD360II Bare bulb flashes.

And legacy remote manual Godox strobes can also be fired and controlled via the X1T-S transmitter, when using the new XTR-16 receivers.




The X1-S provide TTL, HSS (High Speed Sync) to 1/8000s, SCS (Second Curtain Sync) (when set via the camera), as well as a HSS Pre-sync Timing Adjustment.

Godox have even considered details like a PC Sync port providing Input and Output.





The X1T-S provide a group style interface allowing up to 5 groups. And groups can be individually set to either TTL, Manual, or Off.

And importantly TTL and Manual Groups can be conveniently mixed together as needed.




The X1-S triggers are comprised of separate transmitter and receiver units, with X1-S receivers being compatible with original Sony speedlites using the Sony MI (Multi Interface) foot.






  • Godox 2.4GHz X Radio System
  • Range – 100m +
  • Flash Modes – TTL / M / OFF
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Second Curtain Sync (Set Via the Camera)
  • 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)
  • Groups – A / B / C / D / E  (5 Groups)
  • 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)
  • Sony MI (Multi Interface) Foot and Hotshoe
  • Micro USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • Transmitter PC Sync Port – Input & Output
  • Receiver 2.5mm Sync Port



The X1T-S transmitter will be compatible with all of Godox’s recent strobes providing 2.4GHz Godox X system radio receivers built inside.

This includes the new TT685S Speedlite, and Godox’s new AD600 TTL strobes. As well as the AD360II Bare bulb flashes for Sony, Canon, and Nikon.

(The AD360II for Canon and Nikon also provide Sony TTL radio receiver mode. This will eventually be extended via firmware updates to Canon and Nikon version Godox speedlites, like the TT685 and V860II).



Legacy remote manual Godox strobes without built in radio (like the popular AD360, and V850) can also be fired and controlled via the X1T-S transmitter, using clip on XTR-16 and XTR-16s radio receivers attached to the strobes.





The X1T-S transmitter, and X1R-S receiver, provide the Sony MI (Multi Interface) foot and hotshoe.




A PC sync port and Micro USB port for firmware updates are also provided.






The X1S-T transmitter supports Sony cameras using the Sony MI (Mulit Interface) shoe, including the – A77II, A7RII, A7R, A58, A99, ILCE6000L, etc.







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 – 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 – 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-09 – APP Mode – Triggers the flash only – Off / On – [ – –  = OFF ] [ on = ON ]



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.




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-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.





The Godox X1T-S TTL transmitters for Sony are available now from around $45 –

Adorama, Amazon, UK, Ebay.

X1R-S radio receivers for Sony will be available later in 2016.


Godox – Website


  1. bogorad 5 years ago

    What about non-working focus assist? Any news from Godox on the subject?

    • Mike 5 years ago

      I’m not surprised if the focus assist light doesn’t work on Sony mirrorless as Sony intentional disable it on their own flashes too – I think the orange focus assist light the camera has is designed for mirrorless af so the cameras will only use that.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Bogorad,

      Mike pretty much got it right there.

      Godox are aware of this issue, though its not really a bug. The AF assist light will only work on Sony DSLR’s like the a99 and a77II etc.

      The mirrorless cameras do not send the AF light signal through the cameras hotshoe, so there is no way to automatically turn the AF light on with those. As Mike mentions this is the same when using genuine Sony speedlites, and also with Godox speedlites like the TT685S.

      As far as I understand the AF light will not do anything to help with the mirrorless cameras focusing system, so this us why Sony disable it.

      • Marko 5 years ago

        I really don’t understand this Sony decision regarding the AF light … if AF light does nothing to help the mirrorless cameras focusing system, than why do mirrorless cameras have AF lights? Just for the self-timer countdown? And why would mirrorless camera AF systems need a different AF light than non-mirrorless cameras? All AF systems work better if there is more light, no matter if they are on the sensor itself or under a semi-translucent mirror.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 5 years ago

          Marko I’m not that familiar with mirrorless focusing systems in any depth. Where a lot of people who have followed the evolution of mirrorless will know this inside out.

          I think its mainly to do with mirrorless using contrast detection for their focusing, rather than phase detection like traditional DSLR’s use. I think the Sony AF light is like a regular torch light etc which lifts the brightness of the whole scene a little. Where traditional speedlite AF assist lights are trying to produce a contrasting pattern which the DSLR’s AF points can lock onto. They’re not trying to raise the light over the scene.

          • Marko 5 years ago

            Flash Havoc, as you said – traditional speedlite AF assist lights produce a *contrasting* pattern … which mirrorless cameras *contrast* detect AF should benefit from. Actually, even PDAF benefits from such light patterns, providing contrast on subjects where there is none (low light or large monotone subjects).
            I tested it out with my Sony A7 (PDAF + contrast detect AF) and an old Panasonic LX5 (only contrast detect AF) and my Godox V850, which has a button to activate the AF assist light. Both cameras were struggling to focus on a badly lit monotone closet doors, but focused without a problem, when the AF assist pattern was projected onto the doors. I would really want to hear Sony’s official explanation on why they disabled this super useful feature.

            Heck, Godox could solve the problem with a firmware update for the X1T-S by providing a way to manually turn on the AF assist light. Long pressing the GR button or pressing 2 buttons together or something similar.

            • Marko 5 years ago

              Does anybody know if the announced Sony FA-WRC1M wireless radio transmitter has an AF assist light? If it does, we might see a firmware update for our cameras.

          • thanh nguyen 4 years ago

            Hello, I just got my unit today . I’m using a sony a6000 TTL is working fine, but for some reason when I want to shoot in manual mode it will not let me do so. Do you know a fix to this issue?

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 4 years ago

              Hi Thanh,

              Did you mean setting a transmitter group to manual mode, or the camera to manual mode (not Aperture prioirty etc)?

  2. Author
    Flash Havoc 5 years ago

    Also apparently the X1R-S receivers will not be available until later in the year, possibly around October (2016).

    Godox have fast tracked the X1T-S transmitter so that Sony users can at least start using the AD600B, AD360II, and TT685S etc off camera now.

    The X1T-S transmitter does not have a pass through TTL hotshoe at the moment either (there are currently no Multi Interface contacts in the hotshoe). Godox plan to add this possibly around October as well.

    • Marko 5 years ago

      @Flash Havoc: “Godox plan to add this possibly around October as well.” – that would mean that they plan to produce physically different triggers. The current X1T-S triggers don’t have MIS pins in their top hotshoe (only on their foot).

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 5 years ago

        Yes that’s correct. They will need to be different hardware with the MI contacts in place.

        Its not an ideal situation, though for the sake of a $40 transmitter a lot of Sony users are able to use the AD600B etc now, which I’m sure many people are still happy about.

        Personally I think TTL pass through hotshoes generally lead to trouble eventually anyway. Though if just mounting a compact lightweight mirrorless style speedlite on top they may turn out to be more practical.

        • Duc 5 years ago

          I agree with Flashhavoc. I’ll gladly pay the $45 now to have access to HSS on my old lights and new Godox ecosystem.

          • Marko 5 years ago

            Actually I agree too, I already have mine. 🙂 I was just stating a fact for those who don’t have the transmitter already.

            @Duc: I watched your youtube review – thanks, I was considering to send my unit back 🙂

            • Duc 5 years ago

              @Marko thanks for the view and comment,

    • Ron 5 years ago

      I have the AD360II-Cs….. Are you saying that you can currently use these flashes with the Godox X1T-S? Would there be any limitations with this combination? Is there a firmware upgrade necessary for this?

      • Ron 5 years ago

        OK… To answer my own question Sony x1T-S transmitter works just fine with my AD360ii-Cs. I am using an A6300 camera. I have tried a TT685C as well but it does not work in ttl….but works in manual. As far as trigger delay with the Sony camera it is not improve with red eye reduction off….still slow. Delay seems longer for ttl than manual flash. All flashes and transmitters are currently up-to-date on June 4, 2016.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 5 years ago

          Thanks for the feedback Ron.

          Godox do intend to add Sony and Nikon TTL radio slave mode to the TT685C and V860II-C eventually, as the have done with the AD360II-C.

    • Joel 4 years ago

      Any word on when Sony receivers might be available?

  3. M 5 years ago

    Too bad about not having pass-through TTL for the top hotshoe. Do you know if I can use the TT685S to trigger the non-TTL version AD600BM?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi M,

      Yes you should be able to use the TT685S master flash to trigger the remote manual flash fine as well. (Also with HSS if desired).

  4. Jacques Cornell 5 years ago

    And still nothing for Micro Four Thirds. C’mon guys, how hard can it be to make an FT-16 with a TTL-pass-thru hotshoe on top? Jeez.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Jacques I replied to your previous comment already, saying that Godox are looking at possibly early next year for a full TTL system.

      I don’t think Godox would make another transmitter now with TTL pass through (though stranger things have happened).

      • Jacques Cornell 5 years ago

        Yeah, thanks for that feedback. Thing is, it would have been trivially easy for Godox to make an FT-16 transmitter with a dumb pass-thru hotshoe on top, and the fact that they haven’t bothered for all these years doesn’t make me hopeful that they understand event photographers’ real needs or care about MFT shooters. I don’t want the complexity of a “full TTL” trigger system. I use V850s. I just need an FT-16 with pass-thru so I can have a TTL flash on-camera and manual flashes off-camera. It’s not rocket science.

  5. Antoine 5 years ago

    I see that the X1-S is working with the Sony A7R and A7R2 but is it working with the A7m2 ?

    PS : really nice website, congrat !

    • Nehemiah Richardson 5 years ago

      Antoine..Yes it works perfectly on the A7m2.

      • Antoine 5 years ago

        Thanks for the answer Nehemiah.

  6. Minh 5 years ago

    Just received my x1t-s trigger and xtr-16 for my v1 AD360. Manually put AD360 into HSS mode and tested it on both A6000 and A7r.

    Initially, HSS worked out of the box on A6000 up to 1/4000, but not all all on A7r at any speed above 1/160. Only a small portion of top 1/3 picture frame was covered by flash, the rest is dark.
    It turned out that a synchronization delay of 25us is needed for HSS to work on A7r. You need to set that in custom function C.Fn-00.

    I can’t be any happier. Great product. Can’t wait for the AD360II-S 😉

    • turkills67 5 years ago

      Hi Minh, just read your comment and I want to know if with your a6000, the trigger is instantly or not ? Here’s mine, when I push down the trigger button, the picture is taken after ~2 seconds https://youtu.be/ei6-PoPmwWE
      Do you have an idea of this issue ?

    • Marko 5 years ago

      That’s curious, with my A7 + X1T-S + V850 kit, I only have to manually enable HSS on V850 to have everything play well. I leave the synchronisation delay at 0 and so far it’s been working. However, once I forgot to manually enable HSS on the V850 and somehow I thought about setting the delay before I remembered to enable HSS. I set my flash on 1/1, the X1T-S to delay for 25 us, the camera was set to 1/8000 s and the HSS on the flash was disabled … the flash was visible on the upper half of the frame, but because of bright ambient light (the Sun) I didn’t notice that until I we moved into shade.

      You might want to check your gear with a fellow Sony user to check if HSS really works.

  7. Marco Carrarini 5 years ago

    If look at the page of TT685-S, on the Godox site:


    there is a picture of the X1T-S controller WITH the passthrough hotshoe

  8. Minh 5 years ago

    Re turkills67: I think i found out why you have the delay firing: red eye reduction. Turn it off and there will be no more delay.

    With red eye reduction ON, my A6000 behaves the same as yours.

    Maybe that’s a bug with x1ts.

  9. Ron 5 years ago

    Can anyone help me>>>>
    I have a X1T-S coming tomorrow but I have not been able to update my AD360II-C flashes.
    I download the upgrade and unzip the .rar file with Winzip. I then have and .exe file but when I try to open the firmware upgrade I get a warning “Unable to open Archive file”.
    I just upgraded my firmware for the X1T-C with no problem but with the firmware for AD360II and the TT685C I get this warning….any help would be appreciated.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Ron,

      That’s usually due to Chinese characters in the folder names containing the .exe file. If you copy the .exe file to the desktop first and try to run it from there it should hopefully work ok then.

  10. Ron 5 years ago

    Thank you very much for getting back to me… I did discover that open it on the desktop but solving my problem. I also found a good decompression software at 7-zip.org

  11. Author
    Flash Havoc 5 years ago

    Firmware update V13 for the X1T-S transmitter has added a close range triggering mode, allowing use within 30cm (between transmitter and receiver) –


  12. Rob 5 years ago

    Is there some way to set up an x1t-s for a second shooter so that he can trigger flashes but not affect the settings?

  13. Craig 5 years ago

    Any update on triggering a TT685C or V860C with a X1T-S? Would TTL still work using that combination?

  14. Carlton 5 years ago

    Can the XT1-s Transmitters fire Sony flashes wirelessly without having a Godox receiver? I thought I read they were compatible with Sony flashes but did not see anything about needing a Godox receiver for the Sony flashes.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Carlton,

      The Sony speedlites do not have any radio receiver built-in as yet, so there is no way the XT1-S could communicate with the Sony flash directly. You would need an XTR-S receiver attached to the flashes foot.

      Godox speedlites like the TT685S or V860II-S used as master should be able to communicate directly with Sony speedlites using the Optic Wireless system, but not via radio.

  15. Chan 5 years ago

    Hello, I am sorry if this is an extremely dumb/obvious question, I just don’t seem to find the answer elsewhere.

    If i get the X1-S transmitter would they communicate with a X1-C (canon Receiver). I just want to trigger a Profoto B1 or canon speedlights with it, as well as my Godox Speedlights.


    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Chan,

      They should do. Though I don’t have an X1T-S transmitter here right now to check for sure though unfortunately.

      The X1T-C and X1T-N are firing (and remote power controlling) alternate X1R-N and X1R-C receivers.

      So the X1T-S should at the least be firing the X1R-C and X1R-N receivers.

    • Maurizio 5 years ago

      Works. It’s a perfect setup.

  16. Paul 5 years ago

    I just updated to v14 firmware for the X1T-S which was a simple and glitch free process with the new G1 software. Just curious if Fn-00 still needs a delay and if so, is it 42 seconds? I’m using it with a Sony A7rii – haven’t had a chance to see if no delay has a negative effect.

  17. Brian Harmon 5 years ago

    It would be totally awesome if you developed a flash trigger that would work with non system strobes and triggered by the X1 so we can intermix my great godox units with other strobes. Is anything in the works?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Brian,

      It depends on what you’re referring to by “works with” non system strobes.

      Godox will have an X1R-S receiver available later in the year which will provide full control and TTL etc with genuine Sony speedlightes. Or simply fire other manual strobes (connected via a PC syc cord).

      If you just want to fire another strobe, without any remote control function, then you could use a Canon or Nikon version X1R-C / X1R-N receiver to the X1T-S transmitter now. Just attach the strobe via PC sync cord to the receiver.

      Remote power control of other brand strobes is unlikely (unless they have a hotshoe foot with full TTL contacts which an X1R receiver can communicate with).

  18. Brian Harmon 5 years ago

    so the X1T-s will fire the X1R-C at HSS speed?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Brian,

      Sorry I missed your comment earlier.

      I don’ that the X1T-S here, so I’m not sure. Are you meaning with a Canon speedlite attached to the X1R-C, or using a studio strobe with long duration sync etc?

      I had the HSS working between the X1 for Canon and Nikon with corresponding speedlites, but that was only working intermittently. So I would think its a work in progress at best. I haven’t checked with the latest firmware yet.

  19. EREZ 5 years ago

    Work with Canon 5D III with 2 Godox 860II and AD360II.

    Plan to move to Sony 7RII. What can I do to continue using this flashes with full mode without changing or buying other flashes.


    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Erez.

      Assuming you’re meaning to use the all the flashes off-camera?, then you could get the X1T-S transmitter for Sony, and that will provide full control with the AD360II, because both the AD360II-C and AD360II-N also have Sony TTL radio slave mode built in.

      The V860II for Canon and Nikon do not have the Sony TTL radio slave mode available yet. Godox is meant to be enabling that by firmware eventually, though I don’t know when.

      So I guess in the mean time you could get some XTR-16’s receivers for your V860II-C, and that would at least provide remote manual power control (again using the X1T-S as transmitter).

      • Erez 5 years ago

        Thanks for your answer, if I have X1T-c and X1T-c, does is helping me enyway.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 5 years ago

          If you use the X1T-C transmitter on the Sony camera hotshoe, you would get remote manual power control with the AD360II-C and V860II-C, without needing any receiver units attached to the flashes.

          There is no HSS or TTL that way though.

  20. EREZ 5 years ago

    So no TTL control ? and with the XTR-16’s receivers will not get TTL?

    With the X1T-C can I get group control on the V860II-C and the AD360II.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Erez, can you please stop using all capital letters in your comments.

      No there is no TTL if using the Canon X1T-C transmitter on a Sony camera.

      The XTR-16’s receivers can not provide TTL.

      Yes you can have remote manual group control of up to 5 groups with the X1T-C transmitter.

  21. arozenfeld 5 years ago

    Since there is currently no X1R Receiver for Sony, I wonder if a X1R-C receiver would work with the X1T-S to fire non-Godox flashes? In other words, if I have the X1T-S on my camera and a X1R-C on a non-Godox flash, would that work?

    • Brian Harmon 5 years ago

      read 4 Flash Havoc responses above already answered

  22. bogorad 5 years ago

    Mine arrived today. I’m so happy! I replaced the receivers on the three V850 I got, and everything works like a charm – 1/4000 sec on my a6000! I decided to keep the old configuration on an old Godox studio light – and just put the old FT16 on top of my new X1T-S. And it works great, even with ‘HSS’ (I just had to adjust the delay to 13). Thanks for detailed info and keeping us up to date!

    Will probably order a V860-IIs next.

  23. Heykilla 5 years ago

    Nobody has mentioned it in this thread yet, but I just got my a7rII and x1t-s to use on my ad360, I am experiencing the horrible lines/zebra banding issue when using HSS, if I turn off Electronic first curtain shutter it stops it but then the camera has a terrible shutter lag that I cannot work with, anybody else figuring out how to deal with it?

    • Joel 5 years ago

      Unfortunately that’s sometimes a hazard for every camera with an ECFS. Even without a flash enabling ECFS at a high shutter speed can result in an uneven exposure. The Nikon’s turn off the ECFS if you go to a high enough shutter speed. Sony let’s you chose but that don’t have a quick way to turn it off and on.

  24. Paul 5 years ago

    I’m having the same problem with a Sony a7rii and Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL’s and X1T-S transmitter. I’m getting a black band across the top of my image when I switch to HSS. I’ve contacted support and was told there shouldn’t be any need for a delay setting but I recall reading somewhere on the net that Synchronization delay setting CnF00 needs to be adjusted. Not sure if that is correct or not but just mentioning it to see if anyone else has set that custom function and if so, to what. Thanks.

  25. nixland 5 years ago

    My X1s can trigger AD360 version 1 with XTR16, but it is firing signal only.
    Can X1s control the AD360 v1 power setting?

    Secondly, X1s can not trigger Godox GT400 using XTR16.
    It can only be triggered with FT16 and old FT16 receiver. Any setting to solve that other than putting FT16 on top of X1s?

  26. Andyschulz 5 years ago

    Any Newsweek godox X-1 receiver for Sony is available ?

  27. Mathieu durand 5 years ago

    A release date for the X1R-S ?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Mathieu,

      Sorry, no other than sometime next year (2017).

      They are busy with the AD200 right now which will release next.

  28. David 5 years ago

    I use both Sony and Nikon cameras.
    I have 2 transmitters X1T-S and X1T-N.
    I can successfully trigger SK400 studio flashes using XTR16 receivers up to 1/8000s.
    I can trigger an 860II-S in all modes using X1T-s

    BUT…. 🙁 I CANNOT trigger the 860II-S using the X1T-N faster then 1/160s.
    TTL mode is random and flashes full power all time (But I suppose the firmware that has all 3 ttl modes still has to come).
    Manual mode works but NOT in HSS. Sometimes (randomly) up to 1/200 but then it completely stops transmitting from 1/250 onward……. 🙁

    Everything updated to latest firmware version……..

    Anyone can help?
    Thanks in advance

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi David,

      Yes I think that’s the situation at the moment.

      As mentioned above the engineers are busy with the AD200 at the moment, and a number of other things, so tying up all these loose ends may be a while away yet unfortunately.

  29. Thomas Nimz 5 years ago

    Will the system work on A57 to A99 with the adapter shoe to take the Minolta shoe mount to the new ii mount?

  30. Grant Nelson 5 years ago

    Can the X1T-S be used to control a X1R-N (Nikon). In my case with an SB600. If yes, will it only trigger the flash (manual) or will there be some TTL control? I have searched a lot for a clear answer on this, but can not find it.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Grant,

      I don’t think Godox have really gotten to the stage of cleaning up compatibility with alternate X1R receivers. Though I think in general remote manual power control is working, and possibly some HSS. (I’m mainly talking between Canon and Nikon units there, I haven’t looked that much at where Sony is up to in this).

      I’m really not sure if Godox intend to provide TTL with alternate X1R receivers, though I guess that may be possible down the track.

      So there’s generally no clear answers around because its a bit of a work in progress, and possibly varies with the various firmware updates. Alternate receiver compatibility seems to be a relatively low priority at the moment though (Godox do have numerous other small loose ends to clean up as well).

  31. François 5 years ago

    I am planning to buy a godox x1t-s to trigger lights and Sony a7r camera shutter in the same time. I am shooting tethered, and I noticed that most of wireless shutter release receiver need to connect to the usb port, the same port that I need for tethering. So, does the receiver x1t receiver connects to the usb port of the a7r or it triggers the shutter through the hot shoe?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi François,

      The X1 receiver for Sony is not available yet, so I couldn’t be sure. Though I think its very unlikely the receiver would connect through the camera’s hotshoe.

      If tethering I assume you can fire the camera from the computer, so would there not be some remote camera app you could use to fire the camera remotely via your phone?

  32. Mohamed 5 years ago

    I just bought two v860iis flashes and have problem to get xt1s if i have x1tc or n will it trigger the flashes on sony hotshoe with hss ?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Mohamed,

      Sorry no for HSS you will need the Sony based transmitter.

  33. marcel 5 years ago

    Hi there!
    I’ve just received Godox x1s + Godox TT350s. A noob question cause I’ve noticed there’s a hotshoe on top of x1s: can I mount my TT350s speedlite there and use it?


  34. Andy schulz 5 years ago

    Any news about Godox X1-S receivers being published ?
    Cheers Andy

  35. Mark 5 years ago

    Could you please tell me if the this system would be compatible with the Sony RX10 3 using Godox AD360s

    I’m currently using the Godox ft-16 and the USB recievers, but I’m concerned that a may cause damage to the Sony RX10-3. Sony warns against third party triggers relating to voltage!

    Your help will be appreciated



    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Mark,

      The FT-16 shouldn’t affect or hurt your camera at all.

      I’m not really sure if the X1T-S transmitter works with the RX10 3 or not. If the Sony TTL flashes work with the camera though, there may be a chance then the transmitter will work ok as well.

      Though if you are referring to the original Remote Manual only AD360, then the TTL transmitter is not is not going to provide TTL anyway, maybe Long Duration Sync at most. You may be better off in that case waiting for the XT32 transmitter for Sony.

  36. Adriano Maia 5 years ago

    Can i use the X1R-S in my old HVL-F58am (with adapter) ?
    It will trigger with HSS?
    and a TTL (if the adapter pass TTL)?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Adriano,

      I think in theory it probably should work, with both HSS and TTL. Though the X1R-S receivers are not available yet, so I don’t think anyone can help confirm this yet.

  37. MICON 4 years ago

    What settings should be made on the AD360II-C if I want to use the X1T-C to trigger it?

  38. MICON 4 years ago

    Sorry, I meant using the X1T-S to trigger the AD360II-C

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi MICON,

      You just set the AD360II-C to radio slave mode (not the optic slave mode, they look similar).

      And the flash will automatically display SONY at the top of the screen when it recognises the signal from the X1T-S transmitter (press the test fire button on the transmitter).

  39. Andy Schulz 4 years ago

    Any news about receiver for sony System was said to came in May 2017 ?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Andy,

      Sorry I don’t know. You could try emailing Godox and see if they can offer anything – godox@godox.com

  40. Rain 4 years ago

    Hey.. just wanted to know something! I’ve got hss rimelite strobes.. and a sony a7rii can i fire these with the godox x1-s??

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Rain,

      The Rimelite and Godox radio systems are not going to be directly compatible, so you can’t use a Godox transmitter to directly fire the Rimelite strobe (with or without HSS).

      So you could attach an X1R-S receiver to the strobe via PC sync cord, to fire it via the X1T-S transmitter. HSS may work if you can engage HSS mode manually on the strobe.

      The other option may be to stack the Rimelite radio transmitter on top of the X1T-S transmitter on the camera hotshoe. Again I’m not too sure if HSS will work.

      Did you just want the Godox triggers to provide HSS with Sony, or to use in conjunction with more Godox strobes as well? Otherwise the Cactus V6II may be another option (to use in the same way as the Godox triggers in the 2 options above).

  41. Hi, Im using a6500 and Sigma MC-11 adapter and with adapted lenses I have issue with build in or wireless flash (godox ad200+ X1t-s). If I use aperture F1.4, F2.0, F2.8, F4.0, F5.6, F8, F11, F16 – then it works normally. Otherwise there is a delay between shutter button press and actual picture take with flash. This delay is about 1 second. I am using latest firmware on the A6500 (1.04) as well as latest firmware of MC-11 and trigger. Please note this issue happens also with build in flash. I also have issue with TTL of AD200 – it is dependent on aperture as well. With F1.4 TTL is constantly darker than with F2.8, for example. Coming from Canon and find this very frustrating issue.

  42. the flasher 4 years ago

    new X1T Sony firmware V16 available on the Godox site, I dont have my Sony X1T at the moment so cant test it, hopefully it will fix a few problems:

    1. To make a compensation to the TTL output value at large aperture setting.
    2. To add Fn-10 in custom function settings. When setting as 01, the AF-assist function can be used on Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera (some cameras e.g. A9, A7, etc.).
    3. To solve the problem that the ISO will change to 819200 from 100 when A7RM2 camera is using the high-speed continuous shooting in M mode.
    4. To add Fn-11 in custom function settings, so that the customer can set RFID.

    • the flasher 4 years ago

      reports are that this firmware still does NOT fix the aperture TTL issue 🙁

  43. Chris 4 years ago

    Is it possible to use it on a sony a7r2 using canon speedlights? Will I loose TTL? Hmm..

  44. GusGar 4 years ago

    Hi everybody,

    I’ve just received a kit with the X1s T and R nad tested it with my A7RII and Sony Flash 58AM with sony’s adapter to Mi connector. I am very disappoited that it won’t work in TTL not with HSS…
    Should my X1 units have a fail or is it realy not compatible with sony original strobes. The X1’s worked nicely at M and using shutter speeds from 1/250th or slower.

    Many thanks and best regards from Spain.

  45. Costa 4 years ago

    I have A77M2 and F56AM plus sony adapter. Flash works 100% fine on camera and in “native” Sony wireless mode.

    I am trying t find affordable solution to trigger flash by radio only. TTL is a must.

    I had no luck with X1R-S and F56AM (via sony adapter). TTL functionality does not work. Receiver firmware version was 2.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Costa,

      Sorry I don’t know exactly which TTL trigger will definitely work with your gear, possibly the Cactus V6 IIS, or Phottix Odin II for Sony.

      Though what I’ve had to tell a lot of people in regards to the Godox X1 receivers, is that your often better off just getting a TT685 speedlite instead. As they don’t cost that much more, and work seamlessly with the full Godox system cross platform with the various camera brands.

      So if you may be looking into expanding into the Godox / Flashpoint system, the TT685 would be my suggestion. Keep your Sony flash for on-camera work.

  46. John 4 years ago

    Can X1R-N work with XPRO-F (that’s for my Fuji camera) using HSS and TTL? To clarify I want to use my SB-900 with my Fuji camera.

    Thanks in advnace

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi John,

      Sorry no that won’t work. Though a TT685N speedlight is not that expensive (compared to a X1R-N receiver), and will allow full cross platform compatibility between as a receiver flash unit with Nikon and Fuji transmitters.

  47. ackbar 3 years ago


    I have a Sony A65 camera with the old hot shoe. I bought an Ad200 + Xt1-S. I know that the transmitter it has the new MI hot shoe but I thought that It would works if I using a hot shoe adapter from old Sony/Minolta hot shoe to a Nikon/Canon single contact hot shoe (in manual, of course). But it doesn’t. I’ve tried with the single contact mode but not works, neither. I can use my others Sony transmiter/receiver attaching them through a sync cord, so no problem but, I usually work with other photographer with Canon, Nikon , etc cameras. If i buy, for example, a Xt1-C, it will work on my Sony (using the hot shoe adapter) and in Nikon/Canon etc cameras? I know I’ll lost TTL and HSS but at least it will work?

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 3 years ago

      Hi ackbar,

      I just tried the X1T-S transmitter mounted directly on a Canon camera hotshoe, and it would not fire. I don’t think the center firing pin in the Sony transmitter hotshoe is lined up correctly with the Canon hotshoe.

      I tried the X1T-C transmitter in my Sony A7 hotshoe, and that fires fine in manual mode.

      So it should be possible to have the X1T-C fire in your Sony A65 camera hotshoe, though its likely going to depend on the adapter used.

      The single contact mode in the Godox transmitters does not deactivate the other contacts unfortunately. We have asked Godox to update this and they have said they can’t do it unfortunately.

  48. TJ 3 years ago

    Cannot get the X1T-S flash trigger set up and the directions from the factory are not easy to follow. Is there a version of instructions for this device that is more robust and easier to follow?

  49. Jen V 2 years ago

    HELP PLEASE! From all I can tell, the transmitter has to be aimed directly at the red box (the receiver) part of the flash. That makes no sense if they cannot be adjusted. If my flash is 8 inches to the left of the transmitter and aiming forward, then they are both aiming forward, and the trigger DOES NOT WORK. Everyone seems so utterly happy with this kit, but the wireless part only works when they are aimed at each other in a way that I would never do when taking photos.

    It is surprising to me that I have found absolutely nothing about this online.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 2 years ago

      Hi Jen,

      Something is going wrong there, you only need direct line of sight when using optic wireless instead of radio, and the X1-T transmitter does not have optic wireless.

      With Sony you need to have the Wireless Flash Mode turned Off on the camera, and EFCS (Electronic Front Curtain Sync) turned Off as well. Though that shouldn’t stop you being able to remotely adjust power settings etc with the transmitter in your hand.

      Is the flash firing at all in sync with the camera?

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