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Godox X 2.4GHz radio remote TTL flash and lighting

Introduction

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Godox smartphone app to control light settings remotely

  • The Godox smartphone app must be paired with a Godox A1 flash trigger via Bluetooth and then can be used to:
    • set the light outputs of each group of lights on each radio channel, including LED lights
    • provide control over multi-flash stroboscopic settings
    • use the smartphone's camera to take a shot and trigger the lights via the A1 transceiver
  • When used in conjunction with a camera with an X1T transmitter, the X1T will need the August 2017 firmware which presumably allows a mode whereby the X1T transmitter's power settings are not used, but it is only used to trigger the lights when the camera fires - the power settings instead are controlled via the smartphone via an A1 transmitter
    • “To add C.Fn custom settings. The transmitter’s parameters that set by Godox APP are not changed. And the transmitter is only for triggering”

Godox A1 Smart Phone Flash and trigger

  • can serve as a small flash, as well as a controller to control all Godox flashes and LED lights simply by operating the phone APP
  • built-in 8W 6000K flash GN 8.1m ISO 100 adjustable output down to 1/16th
  • built-in 1W LED modelling lamp
  • OLED display
  • both 2.4GHz X system radio remote flash and 433MHz Godox trigger system for their LED lighting system
  • can function as a Master or a Slave
  • 3.8V 1000mAh lithium battery allows 700 full flashes with recyle time 2.5sec
  • battery level indicator
  • 2.5mm PC sync cord input
  • Type-C USB cord presumably to charge it
  • 110g
  • $US69

Godox X system 2.4GHz Flashpoint R2 radio remote master flashes and transmitters

on-camera transmitters

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on-camera flashes which can act as master transmitters

  • system-specific TTL flashes
    • -O suffix indicates for Micro Four Thirds cameras
    • -F suffix indicates for Fujifilm cameras
    • -S suffix indicates for Sony cameras
    • -C suffix indicates for Canon cameras
    • -N suffix indicates for Nikon cameras
    • Godox TT350 aka Godox Flashpoint Zoom Mini R2 TTL flash
      • similar to an Olympus FL36R in size and style but uses Godox 2.4Ghz system as master or a slave
      • the similar Olympus FL600R might have faster recycle time thanks to 4x AA batteries and has a built-in LED video light and sells for $US299 but lacks the inbuilt Godox X1 radio receiver
      • $US85 GN 36m at ISO 100 and 105mm zoom
      • bounce head, zoom 24-105mm
      • flash duration 1/350th - 1/20,000th sec; strobe multi flash up to 90 times at up to 99Hz
      • can control 3 slave groups and 16 channels at up to 30m
      • 2x AA batteries, 0.1-2.2sec recycle, 210 full flashes on 2x 2500mAh NiMH batteries
      • similar to V860 but uses 4 x AA batteries instead of a large lithium ion battery
      • 410g w/o batteries
      • similar size and output as an Olympus FL50R
      • uses a 11.1V 2000mAh VB18 lithium ion battery and gives 1.5s recycle time and 650 full power shots
      • zoom 20-200mm in full frame terms
      • GN 60m at ISO 100 and 200mm zoom
      • can control 3 slave groups and 32 channels at up to 100m
      • flash duration 1/300th - 1/20,000th sec; strobe multi flash up to 100 times at up to 200Hz
      • 540g w battery

Godox Wistro AD360II bare bulb flash

    • not recommended to be mounted on cameras as too heavy
    • C and N versions for optical remote control (4 channels) but either are used as Godox radio slaves can now be used with any X1 system transmitter (requires firmware upgrade)
    • can control 3 slave groups and 32 channels at up to 70m
    • separate PB 960 power bank 11.1V 4500mAh LiIon for 450 full flashes, recycle 0.05-4.5sec
    • 360Ws power GN80m ISO 100 with AD-S2 standard reflector
    • user replaceable bare bulb flash tube
    • 800g excl. power bank

Godox X radio receivers for flashes without receivers

  • Godox XTR-16
  • Godox XTR-16S
  • Godox X1 Flash Receiver - system specific for flash brand - Canon, Nikon and Sony flash versions only at present

Godox X flash units with receivers but not transmitters

Godox Wistro AD200 / eVOLV 200 pocket flash

    • bare bulb or speedlight flash head
    • Tip: to remove the barebulb, move the release switch on the side then SLIDE it out, when putting it in do NOT use the screw - the screw is only for accessories
    • 14.4V 2900mAh LiIon battery for 500 full output flashes and recycle 0.01-2.1secs
    • 200Ws output giving GN 60m ISO 100 with bare bulb and AD-S2 standard reflector @28mm
    • optical slave S1/S2 as well as radio remote TTL / HSS
    • slave in one of 5 slave groups and 32 channels at up to 100m
    • 560g w/o battery or flash head
    • optional Godox AD-L60pcs LED head for continuous lighting
    • optional Godox BD-07 mini barn doors with grid, gel
    • optional Godox AD-M standard reflector with gels
    • optional Godox wide angle diffuser dome
    • optional Godox Beauty Dish with grid (also fits the AD360)
    • optional Godox Multifunctional Octagon Softbox Beauty dish and Grid (also fits the AD360)
    • you can even use these on a drone to have lights in places not normally possible outdoors see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f8Pztu0hys
  • Godox AD-B2 remote twin head
    • a twin remote head with Bowens S mount and LED modelling lights which allows either:
      • one or two AD200 to connect to this remote head giving up to twice the output of a single AD200
      • one or two AD200 bulbs (if using one bulb, can place it in the centre - the AD200 needs to be in the 1 position or left side to power the centre placed bulb
      • the AD-B2 allows 1/3rd EV more power than expected

Godox Wistro AD600 / AD600B / AD600M / AD600BM / XPLOR 600

  • see Godox AD600 / AD600B / AD600BM for tests and more details
    • 600Ws powerful portable studio type LiIon flash giving GN 87m ISO 100 AD-R7 standard reflector
      • Compared to the Profoto B1, the AD600B1):
        • gives 1EV more power when using 7“ reflector and same spread of light (although same output when tested with Godox vs Profoto softboxes)
        • has shorter flash durations and less shot-to-shot variation in output level (B1 had +/- 0.1EV)
        • is lighter, smaller, much more affordable and with much more affordable lighting accessories
        • HSS works at all power ranges not just at the higher ranges
        • gives 500 shots on a full battery compared to only 200 shots
        • transmitter has a hotshoe on it whereas the Profoto one doesn't
        • can use an AC adapter
        • can use one or two onto a remote head to give 600Ws/1200Ws remote head output
        • has a variety of other TTL controllable flash styles whereas Profoto only has studio type flashes
        • but the B1 recycles faster with more accurate color (the AD600 color changes by ~300K at different outputs) and has a better head for applying gels
    • 11.1V 8700mAh LiIon battery pack attaches to rear of unit and takes 4hrs to re-charge but gives 500 full shots and recycle of 0.01-2.5sec (can attach an optional AC adapter after removing the battery)
    • 4 versions
      • Godox or Bowens S mount (B version) - can buy a Bowens S mount adapter to fit on the Godox version
      • TTL or non-TTL (M model which is much cheaper)
    • 10W LED modelling lamp with 3 output values
    • USB firmware upgradeable
    • optical TTL slave mode with Canon or Nikon
    • Godox radio remote TTL/HSS slave mode with any X1 transmitter (AD-600 requires firmware upgrade)
      • slave in one of 5 slave groups and 32 channels at up to 80m
    • flash duration 1/220th - 1/10,000th sec; strobe multi flash up to 100 times at up to 100Hz
    • NOT able to be mounted on camera - requires a light stand but does incorporate an umbrella holder (although need to buy the optional Godox reflector with umbrella slot in correct position)
    • can be hand held, preferably via the optional AD H-600 / H-600B remote flash head which is much lighter but does drop maximal power output by 1/3rd EV
    • optionally, if you own two AD600 units, you can combine the power output of each into one 1200Ws H-1200 head with a 1200W bulb to get an extra 0.7EV light compared to a straight AD600B or 1EV more compared to a H-600B
    • optional PB-600 portable bag to help carry and operate the controls of the AD600 while using the H-600 head, and the bag helps to keep dust and rain from the unit
    • optional AC power adapter
    • 2.66kg w battery but excl. bulb and reflector
  • my blog posts reviewing and testing the AD600B on Olympus and Sony cameras

  • the AD600B uses the SAME BATTERY and SAME Bowens S mount as the Godox SLB60W LED light which being a continuous light has its own hand held remote control which works on 433MHz frequency at up to 30m

cross-platform NON-TTL portable flash units

    • similar to V850II but uses 4 x AA batteries
    • multi-system optical and radio remote systems
    • uses a 11.1V 2000mAh VB18 lithium ion battery and gives 1.5s recycle time and 650 full power shots
    • zoom 20-200mm in full frame terms
    • GN 60m at ISO 100 and 200mm zoom
    • can control 6 slave groups and 32 channels at up to 100m
    • as a Godox 2.4GHz slave, can only be controlled by a X1 type transmitter?
    • HSS triggering not available if mounted on camera
    • at $US149, it is a bargain if you only need remote HSS and don't need TTL!

Godox AC powered studio flash units with 2.4GHz radio receivers but not transmitters

QSII series

  • designed for the Godox X1 TTL transmitters
  • 400Ws, 600Ws, 800Ws and 1200Ws models

QTII series

  • designed for shorter flash durations (1/256-1/25,000th sec approx) and multi-freeze flash up to 10 flashes per sec
  • 0.05-0.9sec recycle
  • 150W eq. modelling lamp
  • supports HSS but not TTL?
  • 16 groups in 32 channels
  • 400Ws, 600Ws and 1200Ws models

SKII series

  • budget series compatible with Godox X1 TTL transmitters

other portable products

    • combination ring LED and 400Ws ring flash BUT despite it being a Wistro, does not have TTL capability and the HSS capability does not seem to be compatible with the Godox X1 system as “HSS mode requires a Godox Cells II transceiver”
    • 11.1V 4500mAh AR-B4500 LiIon battery gives 450 full flashes
    • LED gives max. 440Lux at 0.5m
    • requires a FT-16 wireless power-control flash trigger
    • 1.4kg w battery
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