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Godox X 2.4GHz radio remote TTL flash and lighting

Introduction

Quick set up for wireless remote flash

  • ensure a unit capable of acting as a transmitter is on the camera's hotshoe (eg. a suitable Godox flash or Godox transmitter)
  • turn this on and ensure the comms mode is set to wireless (antenna displays on LCD) by pressing the far right button
  • set the channel as desired
  • for a Godox slave flash, ensure it is turned on and the comms mode is also set to wireless as above and the channel is set to the channel of the transmitter and then assign a Slave flash Group (A/B/C)
  • on the master transmitter unit on your camera you can then control the settings for the slave flash by adjusting the settings for the flash group (A/B/C) - if the master transmitter unit is a flash then you set its settings to the M group.

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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
    • Godox V350
      • similar to TT350 but uses lithium battery gives 500 full powered flash on single charge and recycle of 1.7 secs
      • $US159
      • 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
      • vIII released May 2021 adds foot lock, better battery performance, modelling light
    • Godox V1:
      • 76Ws 5600K circular 28-105mm zoom head with magnetic attachment options, hotshoe mount
      • significantly more powerful than a Canon 600 EX-RT flash
      • 7.2V/2600mAh 18.72Wh VB-26 lithium ion battery gives 480 full power shots and 1.5sec recycle
      • allows nicer spot light than traditional rectangular flashes
      • built-in 2W 3300K LED modelling lamp fires with camera's DOF preview button
      • bounce head -7deg to 120deg vertical and 0 to 330deg horizontal
      • flash duration 1/200th to 1/20000 sec
      • USB firmware upgradable; USB charging;
      • 530g with battery; 76x93x197mm;
      • optional Godox AK-R1 Accessory Kit which attach magnetically
      • can use a MagGrip for an attachment kit instead which gives better CTO gels and diffuser options

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 MF12 macro flash

  • announced Aug 2021
  • GN 4.9m; 144g; Li battery chargeable via USB-C;
  • works with Godox XT /R2 triggers as well as other triggers compatible with main brand cameras such as Nikon, Sony, Canon, Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic
  • designed to attach to the Godox MF-AR adapter ring which attaches to your lens and allows multiple MF12 flashes to be attached around it
  • Adapter Ring Set(optional) features 8 different lens filter thread sizes (49mm,52mm,55mm,58mm,62mm,67mm,72mm,77mm)
  • flashes are $US109 each
  • complete set of six macro flashes, the mounting ring, and the adapter ring set will cost $US723

Godox AD100Pro

  • announced Jan 2021
  • can-shaped with round fresnel head with magnets to allow use of the AK-R1 accessories (no bare bulb)
  • 1.8W COB LED modeling light with 10 power levels
  • 2600mAh lithium battery (same as the Godox V1)
  • 524g
  • can use opt. S2 bracket to connect to Bowens accessories
  • $US299

Godox Witstro 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, 790g with battery and 168mm long with battery excl. flash head
    • Godox Wistro AD200 Pro version
      • adds better light color consistency (5600°±100°K Across Power Range in Stable Temp mode)
      • more recessed display which is less exposed to damage and with added buttons
      • 9 Stop Power Range – 1/256 – 1/1, in 1/10th Stop Increments
      • revised on/off switch
      • radio channel ID
      • improved No-Twist Stand Mounting Points & Metal Umbrella Swivel
      • USB-C port for firmware upgrades
      • compatibility with Fujifilm, Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds
      • 590g excl. battery and flash head
    • optional Godox AD-L60pcs 3.6W 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 H200 standard type speedlite flash head
    • optional Godox H200J Bare Bulb head
    • optional Godox H200R Ring Flash Head (circular head for more diffused and evenly round light output and compatible with AK-R1 head accessories)
    • optional Godox Beauty Dish with grid (also fits the AD360)
    • optional Godox AD-S7 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 EC200 200Ws remote head 2m extender cable
    • remote head with AD200 type head rather than a Bowens S mount as with the AD-B2

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You could combine 4xEC200 remote heads to make a quad flash like Markus Klinko - photo courtesy of https://petapixel.com/2018/05/24/this-photographer-uses-a-quad-flash/

Godox AD300 Pro

  • Godox front mount and can use Bowens S via S2 bracket adapter, other mounts via AD-AB adapter
  • 300Ws max at duration 1/220s to 1/10,200th sec at 1/256th
  • WiFi remote: 5 Groups, 100m range, 32 channels, 99 IDs
  • 12W dimmable bicolor LED modelling lamp with CRI 95.4
  • 14.4V/2600mAh battery 320 flashes per charge and full charge takes 2.5hrs, recycles 0.01-1.5sec
  • AD200 and AD200Pro battery will fit
  • 1.25kg incl. battery
  • 190x100x90mm

Godox Witstro AD400Pro / Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro TTL

  • announced July 2018, a smaller version of the Godox AD600Pro
  • 2.1kg/4.63lbs (1kg lighter than the AD600Pro and 30mm shorter)
  • 220x102x128mm/8.66×4.02×5.04in.
  • new 21.6 volt, 2600mAh lithium ion battery capable of firing off 390 full-power flashes and recycle time of 0.01-0.9sec
  • comes with the new Godox adapter ring as well as a removable but larger, Bowens S adapter, while the Profoto and Broncolor adapters will be optional extras
  • 400WS with GN 72m at ISO 100 with high efficiency standard reflector
  • power down to 1/256th
  • stroboscopic up to 100Hz
  • HSS to 1/8000th sec shutter
  • delay mode 0.01 to 30secs
  • 30W 4800K modelling LED with TLIC 93
  • onboard 3.5mm sync port as well as USB port for firmware upgrades
  • optical slave as well as the X1 radio TTL trigger which is available for 5 TTL groups at up to 100m and in 32 channels with a wireless ID pin
  • auto power off after 30-120min idle
  • 5600k +/- 200K (but +/- 75K in stable color temperature mode)

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

  • see Godox AD600 / AD600B / AD600BM for tests and more details
    • 600Ws powerful portable studio type Li Ion 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

Godox AD600Pro

  • introduced in early 2018
  • 28.8V 2600mAh battery instead of the 11.1V 8700mAh on the AD600 giving 360 full output flashes
  • recycle time shortened to 0.9s from 2.5s with the AD600
  • 38W modelling lamp instead of 10W on the AD600
  • new stable color temp mode +/- 75K instead of +/- 200K
  • new flash tube and reflector design
  • stepless variable output
  • Type C USB port
  • no optical TTL mode - just the radio TTL mode
  • 3kg instead of 2.66kg
  • optional accessories:
    • grip (now often sold with the unit)
    • XP600 Pro Extension Head - is heavier and has shorter cable than the H600 and H1200

Godox AD1200Pro

  • announced Mar 2020
  • fan cooled Bowens S mount flash head which can deliver:
    • 1200 Ws
    • Guide Number 406.82′ / 124 m at ISO100
    • Flash Duration T.1: 1/10,860 to 1/220 Sec
    • Color Temperature 5600K ± 200K
    • TTL, manual and multiflash modes
    • HiSpeed sync, 2nd curtain sync, slow sync, strobe modes
    • Delay Range 0.01 to 30 Sec
  • 40W COB LED modelling lamp
  • Wifi 5 groups, 332 channels
  • separate floor fan cooled rechargeable and changeable 5.2Ah 36v Lithium power pack which can be fully charged in 2 hours and offers 480-500 full-power strobes per charge and comes with a 12' cable to the flash head but can only connect one flash head at a time
  • AC power option
  • 9.06 x 7.87 x 4.92″ / 23 x 20 x 12.5 cm (with Reflector)
  • 18.19 lb / 8.25 kg
  • $US1599

cross-platform NON-TTL portable flash units

  • Godox V860III
    • announced Aug 2021
    • adds modelling light and some extra improvements to the V860II
    • 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

  • these can be used with the 6.2kg Godox LP800x inverter at around $AU995 which has a user replaceable 12Ah lithium ion battery with 3 AC outlets which can thus power 3 flash heads and can give 750W continuous power or 1400W peak power. Also has DC outlets 11-15.5V and 3 USB sockets for USB charging. Can give 500 full output flashes on a 600W/s flash (buy a 2nd battery to double this).
  • for comparison, a 100Ah lead acid battery will weigh around 38Kg and cost about $AU300, then add in a 1000W continuous power pure sine wave AC inverter with dual AC outlets but no USB and no DC outlets at around $AU500 and weigh a further 5kg (3.6kg for a 600W version), which are not easily transported on location for any distance by one person 2)

Godox H2400P and P2400 pack

  • 2400Ws flash heads which plug into the P2400 pack (which can support up to two H2400P flash heads
  • announced May 2021
  • flash duration down to 1/17,800th sec
  • recycle time 0.7sec at full power
  • output down to 1/512th power
  • multiflash modes supported
  • ? no support for TTL or HSS modes
  • 60W LED modelling light (eq. to 300W halogen)
  • AC power
  • 11kg

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
omd/godox_lighting.txt · Last modified: 2022/12/21 08:42 by gary1

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