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Sep 23, 2017 17:29 |  #1

I am going to purchase my first Speedlights since the Dark Ages (film). It seems that after reading and research that the TT685 and the X1T will suit my needs for features, power and price. My question is: When using two of these units off camera, is the X1T all I need, or will I also need a receiver of some kind? I think the units will talk to each other, and all I need is the transmitter on the camera and the correct settings dialed in, with no additional hardware to fire the flashes.
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Sep 23, 2017 17:32 |  #2

The X1T is all you need. The TT685 has built in wifi receivers for the R2 system.

You're good to go.

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Sep 23, 2017 17:41 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #3

Thanks.
My last electronic flash(es) were back when the Vivitar 285 was big news- TTL was just getting started with the Canon A-1. The addition of high-speed, and second-curtain synch should keep me busy learning some new things for a while, it will be fun, and the price of admission isn't too crazy.


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Sep 23, 2017 18:13 |  #4

This particular family of flashes are excellent.

I might also add, there are two versions, one that takes AA batteries and one that has a lithium battery. It's only a few more bucks for the lithium, and it's significantly nicer (battery life, etc) which is excellent when popping lots of TTL which eats up batteries quick. I think $179 is the normal price for the TTL Lithium version. They go on sale for $150 or so here and there (Adorama's Flashpoint, same thing rebranded with State-side support).

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Sep 24, 2017 07:21 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #5

I looked at both versions: the Godox version is $110 at B&H, and allows me to use some loyalty dollars I've accrued. Additionally, the savings almost pay for a softbox to be used with some Westcott lights I already own. The lithium-ion model is very nice, however the AA model will work fine for my intended purposes plus allow my dollars to stretch just a bit further. Given somewhat different needs and uses, the lithium version would have been my choice.


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