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Problem with Godox X1 (Flashpoint R2) trigger.

 
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Dec 10, 2016 15:51 |  #1

Hey guys, got a bunch of Flashpoint gear last week, everything worked well out of the box. Now when I use my FP R2C (Godox X1) trigger from my camera, it won't trigger the flashes. Also, my shutter speed is now restricted to sync speed, so it seems to be a communication issue? It happens with both 5d3 bodies. I don't think I've changed anything relevant in the Custom Functions, although I can't seem to find a way to factory reset?

My r2 flashes work fine if I use a flash as a master, and the X1 trigger will fire the flashes from the TEST button, as well as communicate power settings to the flashes. It just won't fire them from the hotshoe.

I've tried new batteries, and everything worked fine yesterday. Any troubleshooting thoughts? Obviously I've tried re-seating the trigger in the hotshoe a thousand times, the connection seems ok.

UPDATE: Managed to reset the trigger, but still the same issues.


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Dec 10, 2016 16:26 |  #2

Stuck TTL pin?


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Dec 13, 2016 11:32 as a reply to  @ flowrider's post |  #3

Hi.

Because your X1T won't trigger remote flashes when connected to either of two different 5D3s, I'd start by going "back to basics" and investigate whether the sync signal is getting to the transmitter from the camera at all.

You could tape off all the pins except the big center sync contact, set an uncontroversial shutter speed like 1/60, and see if it triggers the flash.

If not (especially if tried on 2 different cameras) , I think you can safely say the transmitter is bad.

If it does fire, then it gets more interesting I guess...

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Dec 13, 2016 20:49 |  #4

The trigger is definitely faulty; I got another in the mail today that's working the way it should. As soon as I have a day off I'll mail the old one back to Adorama.


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Dec 13, 2016 21:33 |  #5

Always have spares. And these at $50 a pop are cheap.


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Dec 13, 2016 21:37 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #6

I've got a second one arriving tomorrow via Amazon, and the r2 speedlights (I've now got 5) make great backup triggers :)


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