artsf wrote in post #18138013
A lot has been written on the subject, so what's the verdict for Canon shooters? X1 or 622?
My 622's will be up for sale shortly.
That said, If I had not moved up to AD360 I may never have gone the Godox direction, but between those units easy upgrade to 2.4GHZ, , and the Godox speedlites also with built in 2.4Ghz wireless receivers, I will be divesting myself of 622 and a number of Canon speedlites.
I am using Yongnuo 622C system for one Canon flash and one AB400 monolight, the other two monolights are set to trigger optically. I am in need to add one more flash to complete my lighting setup and I was looking at YN685 cause it has built-in receiver but it does not have optical slave capability which dramatically reduces its usefulness to me. Also, many user reports suggest YN685 has slow recycle time at any power setting compared to other YN flashes. I am looking at Godox T685 which seems to have all the same functions plus optical slave. Really would love to minimize on ttiggers - too many batteries... The cost between the two systems is similar; I am trying to understand if there is any difference in fucntionality and/reliability for Canon shooters.
Given your specifics, I am not sure it's worth bothering unless you are going to expand into more of the Godox products. If you are, the Godox V860II not only gives you built in transceiver, but also rechargeable Lion battery for even fewer AA required. MUCH faster recycling with that battery too!