So, the Godox advantage is that it's a broad system of several light styles, all with integrated receivers. Some of the speedlights can act as commanders, adjusting and firing other lights in the system. And yeah, you can set channels, and within channels, groups - so you can say, have your key light as Group A, your fill as Group B, and your background lights as Group C… and can adjust their power independently and remotely from the camera using either a dedicated trigger, or a Godox speedlight. And with the channels, you can set different sets of groups for different sets. You can see how this gets really broad and likely not anything you're going to use to full advantage pretty quickly, but even with just 2-3 lights having groups and remote power adjustment is awesome. And it should be noted it's not that this scenario is unique only to Godox, but what's unique is that they have the broadest system of lights in size, cost, output, weight and form factor - everything from a 1200ws bi-tube, down to a 200ws light that looks like a beefy speedlight (yet has 3x their output).
In your case, let's say you get a Godox / Flashpoint speedlight and trigger. You'll need a single receiver for your Canon speedlight. If you sell your Canon speedlight, and exchange it for a Godox / Flashpoint light, you won't need a receiver at all. The AD200 / eVOLV is a natural progression from where you are and would be a solid investment IMO should you decide to "trade up".
firme wrote in post #18746766
To avoid starting a new thread, I have one Canon 580EX with two Pocket Wizards II used on Canon 80d. I have been seeing/hearing the name Godox/Flashpoint mentioned continuously. They sure have caught my attention.
Now from what I read, the triggers allow one to control the flashes without having to adjust them manually and can control what flashes go off when using multiple flashes? What other advantages do they offer vs a set up that I currently have? Not saying I am not content with what I have as that is all I ever used when I am taking photos. Quite frankly, I haven't kept up with how technology has gotten better through the years in the photography world. As you can see, I don't have much at all. I was planning on adding another flash and triggers. But somewhat geared toward getting Godox/Flashpoint. Of course it wont happen today or tomorrow, have to save first. I guess just trying to figure if worth upgrading or just have what I have and add to that. From what I searched, even older Pocket Wizards are more than the triggers mentioned bran new.
I saw this one which was mentioned above as well. https://www.adorama.com …dePaDrfHST0AaAmqKEALw_wcB