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How do I get my Godox trigger and flash to work close to each other?

Yes. There's a "close" mode you can use on the Godox transmitters that helps to trigger a flash more reliably when it's close to the transmitter. Godox added this with firmware updates to ...
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Why was my Canon Speedlite 600EX triggering other flashes?

The reason you were triggering the other flashes is that the other photographer is a rookie. She was probably using the flashes as optical slaves... bad decision. Even if she was using a radio ...
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How do I tell if my Godox trigger or flash needs a firmware update?

There are three steps to determine this. Find out what firmware version you're currently using: Devices with a MENU button (other than the AD200/AD200 Pro), press the MENU button. A1: Hold down the ...
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My Godox flash won't fire off-camera. What should I check?

Here's a list of common things to check. Are you using the wrong slave mode? For your speedlight to be a radio slave, the antenna icon must be showing, and the backlight should be orange, and the ...
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How do I troubleshoot my Godox firmware updating process?

Here are some common issues with Godox firmware updating: Mismatching firmware file Whatever you do, DO NOT USE A FIRMWARE FILE FOR A DIFFERENT DEVICE. This is a basic tenet of all firmware updates: ...
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Why is live view so dark when I'm shooting with strobes?

You need to turn off exposure simulation in live view. Exposure simulation can only show you what the image would look like without flash, because the flash burst isn't in the scene until you take the ...
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Will I get HSS with my Fuji camera and Godox flash gear?

Fuji HSS There's an easy way to tell if your Fuji camera does HSS. Unlike all the other camera brands supported by the Godox X system, Fuji's HSS setting is controlled by the camera, not by the ...
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How can I update the firmware on my Godox gear on a Mac (OSX) or Linux computer?

OSX-only options G3 / F3 Godox/Flashpoint has released an OSX version of the G3/F3 updater. However, as of 2023, it only supports updates for the following devices: AD100/200/300/400/1200 Pro V1 ...
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What is the Godox SHOOT setting for?

Use these settings to control how and when the transmitters send settings changes out to the lights. More specifically, when you have multiple shooters sharing the same lights, or if you want to ...
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Can I trigger a Godox SK400 with Yongnuo triggers?

The only way you could trigger the Godox SK400 with your current setup would be to use it in "dumb" slave mode where the flash from the Yongnuo speedlight would trigger it. The radio in your Yongnuo ...
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What is the Godox Alt / Mask feature?

The MASK / ALT Feature The MASK or ALT custom function on some of Godox's higher-end strobes defines groups and a firing sequence for those groups for multiple lights. Successive presses of the ...
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How do I set up my Flashpoint/Godox triggers to use an AD200 with my OEM hotshoe flash?

You also need a transmitter unit on the hotshoe of your camera to send the hotshoe signals to your slave/receiver units. If you want TTL and HSS triggering, you can use any of the following Godox ...
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How can I make my speedlight, a Canon 430EX II work wirelessly with my Godox gear?

You have to attach an X1R-C receiver to the foot of the 430EX II to use it in the Godox 2.4 GHz radio system. The X2T is a dedicated transmitter unit and cannot be used as a receiver. Ideally, I ...
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Why can't I connect my Godox trigger to my Yongnuo speedlight?

If you're trying to control a Yongnuo YN685 via radio using a Godox X2T transmitter, it won't work. They speak different "languages" that aren't compatible with one another. You can use a ...
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Why is my Godox V860 III-S showing a weird WL/circle symbol?

It means you need to turn WL off on your camera to use the V860 III-S as an on-camera transmitter unit. The WL setting is for Sony's own proprietary "smart" optical/radio system signalling. ...
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Is Godox TT600 perfect flash for me?

In that price range? No. But in terms of camera gear prices (like say, a new lens), it's not that much more expensive to move up to the TT685. And the main disadvantages to going with the YN-560III/...
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Can I use a Godox AD200 without a transmitter?

I wanted to know if I can use Godox AD 200 without the transmitter such as X1 T or Pro? Yes, there are several methods one may use to trigger a Godox AD200 without using a Godox 2.4Ghz transmitter. ...
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Mixing ambient with flash and how to calculate this?

There really is no way to accurately calculate flash exposure for the "sports hall" situation you describe. Too many variables will come into play. The size of the room, size and number of ...
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Is Neewer flash gear just rebranded Godox gear? Are they compatible with each other?

TLDR; No, they're not the same and they're not compatible. The Neewer Q System is not the Godox X System You are not the first person to see the physical similarity between Neewer's new "Q" ...
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What's the connector pinout and voltage to make a DIY external power supply for a Godox flash?

Yes, the voltage is approximately 300 volts and here is a diagram showing the pin connections: You can buy a complete unit for as little as $30. It doesn't make sense to try and design your own. The ...
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Can I trigger a Godox SK400 with Yongnuo triggers?

Yes, you can use Yongnuo (or nearly any RF-based) triggers to fire the Godox SK400, since it has a 1/8" (3.5mm) miniplug sync port. You simply have to cable an additional Yongnuo receiver in the ...
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Why won't my Streaklight 360 (Godox AD360 II) optically trigger my Canon 580EXII?

Like Canon's speedlights, the AD360II/Streaklight must be on the camera to be used as an optical master, but it can be set to "smart" optical master. But it can also be set to smart optical slave, RF ...
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What is your favourite camera setting for Fast Changing Light Conditions?

Which settings work best for one photographer may or may not be the settings that work for another photographer shooting the same event. Why is this so? Because even though both photographers are ...
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Why do I see the off-camera flash firing and don’t see the effect in the shot when using HSS?

You normally can't use "dumb" optical triggering for off camera HSS/Auto FP flash Using S1 will very likely disable HSS/Auto FP on the off-camera flash. This is because HSS/Auto FP requires more ...
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Why do I see the off-camera flash firing and don’t see the effect in the shot when using HSS?

HSS will work triggered optically with the Nikon Commander for remote HSS flashes. However, the internal flash cannot do HSS itself, so the commanders builtin flash group must be disabled (with mode "-...
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Can I use a Godox V860 flash with the X1T wireless trigger?

Your question is poorly worded but I assume you are asking if you can use the Godox X1T wireless trigger with your Godox V860 without attaching an external receiver. The answer is no. The Godox v860 ...
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How do I use a Godox X1T to remotely release the shutter and trigger an AD200?

No, this setup won't work. You're close, but not quite right. The X1T is not a receiver (hence, the "T" suffix) or transceiver — it is a transmitter only. So one X1T cannot trigger another X1T. You ...
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Can a Godox XPro transmitter for one brand fire a legacy flash for a different brand + X1R in TTL?

No. While the X1R-C and XPro-S are compatible in terms of firing and possibly M power control, the Godox X1R receivers do not perform cross-brand TTL in the way the built-in radio transceivers in the ...
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How can I make my speedlight, a Canon 430EX II work wirelessly with my Godox gear?

Yes, you need to attach a separate receiver to the foot of the 430EX II. The 430EX II has a built-in flash wireless slave system, but it will only operate with Canon's proprietary optical wireless ...
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Why can't I connect my Yongnuo trigger to my Godox speedlight?

Yongnuo's radio triggering is incompatible with Godox's. If you do not have a second Yongnuo RF-603 II attached to the foot of the V860II-N to act as a radio receiver, they can't "talk" to each other....
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