Godox have released the X2T TTL Transmitter, featuring a number of refinements over the original X1T Transmitter released in 2015.
And Flashpoint’s version, the R2-T Mark II are available now from Adorama for $59, in Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fujifilm, and Pentax versions.
The X2T TTL Transmitter will fire and control all of the lights in the Godox X / Flashpoint R2 – 2.4GHz Radio System. Providing full TTL and Remote Manual power control for 5 Groups of lights, including HSS.
Providing an upright LCD display, the X2T offer a practical alternative (or compliment) to the XPro style transmitters when used with a camera mounted high on a tripod. Or if you like to make use of the additional hotshoe on top of the XT2, or simply prefer a lower profile style transmitter.
- Refined Interface with Larger Dot Matrix LCD Display
- 5 Individual Group Buttons
- Larger Relocated Main Dial
- Bluetooth Built-In (Smartphone APP Control)
- Backlit Buttons
- Lever Lock Foot
- Type-C USB Port
- Channel Scan Function
- 0.1 Stop Manual Power Adjustments
- ALL Groups Button
- Modelling Light & Beep Set Via Group
- Graphic Menu System
- TTL & HSS
- 5 Groups Mixed TTL & Manual
- Pass Through Hotshoe On Top
- Upright Display Suits Tripod Use
- Low Profile On Camera
- No TCM Function (TTL – Convert – Manual)
- No Hi-Sync Mode (Does have regular HSS)
- No Double Tap Groups On & Off
- Only 5 Groups Total (Other TX offer 16 Manual Groups)
- Group Buttons on top face away from the LCD
- Limited Flash Zoom Control
The X2T transmitters provide some significant upgrades over the original X1T version, bringing them more inline with the more recent Xpro transmitters. Including a the Channel Scan function which can provide significant improvements in reducing flash misfires, and the addition of built-in Bluetooth for smartphone APP control and triggering (which even the original Xpro do not provide).
Though Godox have strangely introduced some limitations in comparison to their Xpro transmitters as well. The most significant one being the omission of the popular TCM function, which allows you to change an initial TTL exposure to a Manual power setting.
Also one of the main advantages of having a transmitter with an upright LCD screen is for use on a tripod, when the camera is mounted up too high to view a display on top. The problem is now the Group buttons are positioned on the top where they can’t always be seen too easily. And they are the only way to access groups on the X2T transmitter, which is really not ideal.
The XT2 have also changed to left hand controls, more in line with the XPro transmitters, where the X1T had right hand controls. So for X1T owners this may take some getting used to, though moving towards consistency with the XPro transmitters is certainly a good thing.
- Godox X / Flashpoint R2 – 2.4GHz RF Radio System
- Range – 100m +
- Flash Modes – ETTL / M / Multi
- HSS to 1/8000th
- Second Curtain Sync
- FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 Stops)
- FEL (Flash Exposure Lock)
- Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 Output (1/10th Increments)
- Global ALL Group Power Adjustment
- Remote Modelling Light Control By Group
- Remote Beep Control By Group
- Remote Flash Zoom (By Group?)
- 5 Groups – A / B / C / D / E (5 Groups)
- 32 Channels
- Wireless ID 01-99
- Channel Scan Function
- Compatible with Godox X / Flashpoint R2 2.4GHz System
- Large Dot Matrix LCD Display with Back Light
- Blutooth Built-In (Smartphone APP Control)
- Auto Memory Function
- AF Assist Light (With On / Off Switch)
- Wireless Shutter Release Function
- Type-C USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
- 2.5mm Sync Port – Input & Output
- Powered by 2 AA Batteries
Like the original X1T, the X2T provide an additional Pass Through Hotshoe on top. Though mounting a speedlight on top has generally proven an unreliable option, as well as good way to damage the transmitter case. And this is mostly unnecessary now that there are many Godox speedlights available with their own radio master function built-in.
The X2T’s hotshoe may still be useful though, for example for mounting and triggering additional manual radio transmitters, allowing other flash systems to be fired together with the Godox lights.
|Compatible Cameras||Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus/Panasonic, Pentax|
|Power supply||2 * AA batteries|
|Flash Exposure Control|
|Flash exposure compensation||±3EV (exposure value), adjustable in 1/3 EV increment|
|Flash exposure lock||Yes|
|Modeling lamp flash||Control the modeling lamp flash by flash trigger|
|Beeper||Control the Beeper by flash trigger|
|Wireless Shutter||Receiver end can release camera shutter (2.5mm jack)|
|ZOOM setting||Adjust the ZOOM value by the transmitter|
|Firmware upgrade||Upgrade through Type-C USB port|
|Memory function||Settings stored 2 seconds after last operation & recover after restart|
|Display||LCD panel, backlighting ON or OFF|
|Transmission range (approx.)||0-100m|
|2.4G Wireless Frequency Range||2413.0MHz-2464.5MHz|
|Bluetooth Transmission Frequency||2402.00MHz -2480.00MHz|
|Max. Transmitting Power||5dbm|
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Flashpoint R2-T Mark II are available now from Adorama for $59.
In Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fujifilm, and Pentax versions.
GODOX XT2 TTL Transmitter –
Canon – Amazon – UK – B&H Photo – Ebay
Nikon – Amazon – UK – B&H Photo – Ebay
Sony – Amazon – UK – B&H Photo – Ebay
M4/3 – Amazon – UK – B&H Photo – Ebay
Fujifilm – Amazon – UK –B&H Photo – Ebay
Pentax – Amazon – UK – B&H Photo – Ebay
Godox – Website / Firmware
Flashpoint – Website, Firmware
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