I posted this in another thread, then realized this thread might be more in-line with my question(s).
I just bought the Godox X1T-S along with a Godox receiver (X1R-S)and their Smart 300SDi strobe for my Sony a7. After setting up everything, I am able to trigger the strobe using the Test button on the transmitter. But I cannot get the strobe to fire when taking a photo...ever. When hitting the shutter release, I do see the status lamp illuminate on the transmitter, so I think there is communication from camera to transmitter.
The setup is as follows:
- Sony a7 camera with the X1T-S mounted in the hotshoe
- Godox Smart 300SDi on stand with the X1R-S receiver attached to the sync connection
- Transmitter and Receiver set on channel 5, group B (I started with channel 1, group A)
I am able to get it to work by replacing the X1T-S transmitter with my Sony HVL-F43M speed light and set the 300SDi strobe to slave mode. That was not my ideal setup, and I'm nearly ready to return the X1T and X1R (and go with another brand), but wanted to check here first.
As noted above, I've changed the channels and groups, but to no avail. I've also turned on the "close distance wireless mode", based on other threads I've read. Unfortunately that didn't work either. I thought that that the X1T-S was compatible with the a7, based on what I've seen on Amazon and other vendors, but after all this trouble, I'm beginning to wonder if it is indeed incompatible, or user error.
Has anyone else gotten this to work with their Sony a7 and a single strobe? Are there any settings on the camera that are needed for firing the flash via transmitter? (btw - I am using the fill-flash setting on the a7, and tried all other settings with exception of Wireless, which won't work according to the Godox manual)?
Thanks in advance for any guidance and suggestions.