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)).
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 X1-S FEATURES
- 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.
(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.
GODOX X1-S COMPATIBLE CAMERAS
The X1S-T transmitter supports Sony cameras using the Sony MI (Mulit Interface) shoe, including the – A77II, A7RII, A7R, A58, A99, ILCE6000L, etc.
GODOX X1T-S SPECS
X1T-S CUSTOM FUNCTIONS
C.Fn-00 – Synchronization Delay Setting – [ 00 = OFF ] [ 1-100 US delay setting ]
C.Fn-01 – Single Contact Mode – [ – – = OFF ] [ on = ON ] (stops transmitter going to sleep)
C.Fn-02 – Zoom Setting – [ – – = No changes ] [ AU = Changes with lens ] [ 20, 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 80, 105… ]
C.Fn-03 – PC Sync Socket – [ In = PC Sync connect with Camera ] [ ou = PC Sync connects with Flash ]
C.Fn-04 – 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 ]
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-06, which allows the display of just 3 groups when you’re currently not using all 5.
This makes it faster to scroll through (by continually pressing the Group button) just 3 groups all displayed on the one page, to select the group you’re after.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Godox X1T-S TTL transmitters for Sony are available now from around $45 –
X1R-S radio receivers for Sony will be available later in 2016.
Godox – Website