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Apr 16, 2018 13:35 |  #1

I recently bought a Sony A7iii and a Godox V8600II-S Flash. The on-camera V860II works great as a master with my slave My Godox AD200 units, but I can't get my Godox AD360II-C strobe to work with the V860II as a slave unit in TTL mode. It will work in manual mode though.

I was under the impression that all 2.4ghz Godox flashes could fully communicate with each other regardless of their camera designation (canon, nikon, sony, etc..) Am I mistaken?

Do I need an X1R-S receiver on the AD360II-C to make it work in TTL with the V860II-S? Or do I need a X1T-C Transmitter on the A7iii body?

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Apr 16, 2018 13:46 |  #2

You're mistaken. You can't mix and match TTL communication across brands. This is why it works in Manual only.

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I recently bought a Sony A7iii and a Godox V8600II-S Flash. The on-camera V860II works great as a master with my slave My Godox AD200 units, but I can't get my Godox AD360II-C strobe to work with the V860II as a slave unit in TTL mode. It will work in manual mode though.

I was under the impression that all 2.4ghz Godox flashes could fully communicate with each other regardless of their camera designation (canon, nikon, sony, etc..) Am I mistaken?

Do I need an X1R-S receiver on the AD360II-C to make it work in TTL with the V860II-S? Or do I need a X1T-C Transmitter on the A7iii body?

Thanks!


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Apr 16, 2018 13:48 |  #3

FWIW Godox stopped producing the 360-S or Adorama stopped selling it because the TTL metering was inconsistent.

You will likely have better luck working with the eVOLV / AD200s.


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Apr 16, 2018 14:14 |  #4

I am confused with the Xpro for Sony won't talk to all 3 flashes as slaves?

Is the 360IIC internally designed only to work with Canon?

I have the first gen AD360 and have to use the XTR16 as a receiver. Will that work if I had a Sony camera with an XPro?


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Apr 16, 2018 16:28 |  #5

There's two issues: triggering the flash; working with TTL. You can do the first. So can the OP. You cannot use Sony TTL to fire a Canon light in TTL mode.

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I am confused with the Xpro for Sony won't talk to all 3 flashes as slaves?

Is the 360IIC internally designed only to work with Canon?

I have the first gen AD360 and have to use the XTR16 as a receiver. Will that work if I had a Sony camera with an XPro?


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Apr 16, 2018 16:41 as a reply to  @ jlafferty's post |  #6

But if I put a X1R-S on the AD360Ii-C will the TTL work with the V860II-S?




  
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Apr 16, 2018 20:13 |  #7

Josh G wrote in post #18607974 (external link)
I recently bought a Sony A7iii and a Godox V8600II-S Flash. The on-camera V860II works great as a master with my slave My Godox AD200 units, but I can't get my Godox AD360II-C strobe to work with the V860II as a slave unit in TTL mode. It will work in manual mode though.

What's the firmware version on the AD360II-C (it's at the top of the C.Fn menu)? The AD360II-C predates the -S triggers, and must be at v2.6 or later (current version is 2.8) to be compatible with the -S triggers, and v2.7 to be compatible with the -F/-O triggers. v2.6 was released in April 2016.

I was under the impression that all 2.4ghz Godox flashes could fully communicate with each other regardless of their camera designation (canon, nikon, sony, etc..) Am I mistaken?

Well, the X1R receivers and the TT350 are not supposed to be able to do cross-brand TTL, but all the other TTL-capable lights should be able to be used the way you describe. That's the way it's supposed to work: remote power control, HSS with any of the Godox lights and TTL with any of the lights that are capable of TTL.

Whether it actually works that way can be a bit different. :) I'm having some seriously rotten luck with HSS/TTL and my TT685C from my GX-7 and XProO, and some rotten luck with HSS with my TT600 speedlights and my XPro-F, but that's another story.

Do I need an X1R-S receiver on the AD360II-C to make it work in TTL with the V860II-S? Or do I need a X1T-C Transmitter on the A7iii body?

No. You shouldn't need any of that and the hotshoe contacts wouldn't match the foot pins, and the gear would be manual-only (although with the MI hotshoe, it might not even work to sync). The built-in transceivers in the Godox speedlights and AD360II should be able to autoswitch between the five supported systems even in the same shoot.


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Apr 23, 2018 22:22 |  #8

As mentioned, the key is getting the latest firmware into the lights and the triggers.
I have 4 Canon version AD360II lights that I purchased specifically to use with Sony A7RII and X1Ts trigger.
Never had a problem with TTL. When I moved to Fuji they work as well.

It’s been awhile since I’ve used them. Mostly AD200 these days.


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