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Sep 19, 2016 01:06 |  #706

OK, so I did have a question.

Will the addition of the X1-R for Canon make it so I can easily integrate some of my existing Canon 580EXII flash units into a set up with the 360s and V860IIs ? I assume this will be exactly right, but wanted to double check.

Although I am now quickly being spoiled by having the wireless built into the V860II, I am also going to keep at least one 580II for their durability and ease of use on camera.


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Sep 19, 2016 04:06 |  #707

I can advise the XT-32 if you are not depending on TTL. I never was interested in the X1 and was very pleased that Godox produced a more friendly trigger.




  
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Sep 19, 2016 08:00 as a reply to  @ post 18132592 |  #708

Do you feel these are a lot easier to use than pocket wizards?

Would you say the pw are kinda just behind the technology curve?


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Sep 19, 2016 08:38 |  #709

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Do you feel these are a lot easier to use than pocket wizards?

Would you say the pw are kinda just behind the technology curve?

Well, just having the flash to worry about rather than having to mount or plug anything in is 100% easier than using PW!

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Sep 19, 2016 09:47 |  #710

PW is like all other third party producer always behind. The newer cameras are never supported from day one and despite PW is using a newer faster testing routine. PW is

PW was in front of all other trigger producers and despite it flexible design it just has been surpassed by my Godox set in some areas since two weeks. I still mis the AC-3 which is very easy to use.

A big PW selling point is still HyperSync what give you flash more power and at the same time reducing usage of batteries.

This morning I have put my PW back in their boxes after years of usage and I will keep them as backup.




  
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Sep 19, 2016 10:45 |  #711

Wow!!! Sounds like winners!! Anyone wanna buy my pw  :p


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Sep 19, 2016 12:16 as a reply to  @ 4g63photo's post |  #712

Maybe hold on to those when you have Panasonic:

http://www.lightingrum​ours.com/flextt5-panasonic-8303 (external link)

So development is still there.




  
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Sep 19, 2016 12:56 |  #713

mmmfotografie wrote in post #18132671 (external link)
I can advise the XT-32 if you are not depending on TTL. I never was interested in the X1 and was very pleased that Godox produced a more friendly trigger.


I was eyeing that one too. It definitely looks lot be a better "ease of use" controller than the X1 with it's large upright screen. If it weren't for the fact that I do have the TTL V860s to take advantage of, I might have gone that route instead. At this point, I just might add it as an alternative, but I am getting used to the X1.


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Sep 19, 2016 12:59 |  #714

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OK, so I am a bit slow on this. Having never tried the Canon RT system, it never even occurred to me to try what you are showing in this image.

Is this a HUGE "DUH MOMENT" for me?
Could I have been making all the adjustments in the Canon menu, instead of playing with the X1 controls!?

Wow. Time to finally find out what is in those Canon flash menus!


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Sep 19, 2016 14:45 |  #715

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18133169 (external link)
OK, so I am a bit slow on this. Having never tried the Canon RT system, it never even occurred to me to try what you are showing in this image.

Is this a HUGE "DUH MOMENT" for me?
Could I have been making all the adjustments in the Canon menu, instead of playing with the X1 controls!?

Wow. Time to finally find out what is in those Canon flash menus!

Much faster to make changes directly in the X1 than using the 5DmIII flash menu system.


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Sep 19, 2016 16:29 |  #716

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Much faster to make changes directly in the X1 than using the 5DmIII flash menu system.


Oh good, that makes me feel better :)

Perhaps 5D4 with touch screen will win the day ;)


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Sep 19, 2016 20:37 |  #717

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Oh good, that makes me feel better :)

Perhaps 5D4 with touch screen will win the day ;)

Only this that don't work on the 5D4 is the autofocus assist beam


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Sep 23, 2016 15:31 |  #718

A lot has been written on the subject, so what's the verdict for Canon shooters? X1 or 622?
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.




  
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Sep 23, 2016 16:01 |  #719

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A lot has been written on the subject, so what's the verdict for Canon shooters? X1 or 622?
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.

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Sep 23, 2016 16:34 |  #720

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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!


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