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Optimal Godox flashes for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic Lumix, Olympus, Fuji

Choosing the optimal system flash for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Lumix, Olympus, Fuji cameras.

Everyone who likes to take pictures faced with the situation that in the dark and in dark rooms you have to take pictures with a flash. At the same time, the flash built into the camera gives a flat picture with an overexposed foreground and hard shadows behind the subject.

If you decide to purchase a flash, you have three options for purchase:

Branded flash
No name flash with or without TTL mode
System flash units from well-established Chinese manufacturers.
Branded flash units are fully compatible with their respective cameras, and if you have sufficient means to purchase a branded flash unit, you can dwell on this option.

If your funds for the purchase of flash are very limited, you can stop at option number 2. And in this option, Meike will be the most acceptable brand. These flash units at a reasonable price on some models provide some TTL functionality.

And the best in terms of functionality / price are third-party system flashes. At a lower price, they also have full or almost full compatibility with your camera, but at the same time they often offer even more functionality than branded flash units.

Among the well-known Chinese brands, system flashes of the following brands are interesting:

Yongnuo,
Viltrox,
Godox

In this article, I will tell you a little about Godox brand system flashes.
First, a few words about the company GODOX Photo Equipment Co. LTD.

GODOX Photo Equipment Co. LTD was founded in 1993. The head office of the company is located in Shenzhen, PRC. Company Name Godox –

Godox offers a complete line of studio equipment, including studio flashes and portable inverters, outdoor flashes, continuous lighting, flash accessories, camera flashes, macro lighting, flash units with power supplies, synchronizers, triggers, etc. . d.

Out of all the variety of Godox products, three flashes will be interesting for a wide range of people involved in photography: TT350, TT685, TT860II and X1T sync.

These products support TTL operating mode and are issued by the manufacturer for systems:

Canon
Nikon
Sony

Flash units and synchronizers are marked: model + letter at the end, where C – Canon, N – Nikon, S – Sony, O – Panasonic (Lumix) and Olympus, F – Fujifilm.

It is interesting that senior (professional) lighting devices have multisystem functionality, i.e. able to switch between the above systems to provide TTL functionality.

It can also be noted that the TT350, TT685 and TT860II support work with the X1T synchronizer, and also by themselves can work in the (only) synchronizer mode.

Godox TT350 Flash
Godox-tt350 is interesting for its small size. It is suitable for owners of small cameras, such as mirrorless system cameras and premium compacts.

Godox TT350 has a guide number of 30 meters and is powered by two “finger” batteries or AA batteries.

Maximum Guide Number – 36 (ISO 100, 105mm)
Radio Master – is
Radio Slave – there is
Optical Master TTL – yes
Optical Slave TTL – yes
High-speed synchronization – yes: (up to 1/8000 sec)

Godox V350 Flash
godox-v350This flash differs from the TT350 in that it is powered not from finger batteries, but from a branded Li-ion battery. Using this type of battery allows you to increase the number of times the flash fires and reduces the flash recharge time.

And if you are ready to pay almost two times the price, compared with the Godox TT350, for this flash, then it will be very convenient for sequential shooting in small rooms or at short distances to the subject.

Godox TT685 Flash
godox-tt685 has the optimal ratio of functionality / price. This is the most “classic” of the three flashes from this review.

It provides a guide number of 60 meters and is powered by four AA batteries or rechargeable batteries. At the same time, it has a very affordable price tag – a little over 100 USD.

Maximum Guide Number – 60 (ISO 100, 200mm)
Radio Master – is
Radio Slave – there is
Optical Master TTL – yes
Optical Slave TTL – yes
High-speed synchronization – yes: (up to 1/8000 sec)

Godox TT860II Flash
Godox-V860II is the most “advanced” and “modern” of these three flashes. It provides all the same 60 meters leading number.

But! It is powered not by AA batteries, but by a proprietary Li-ion battery with a voltage of 11.1 V, and such a battery provides a flash recharge time of less than 1.5 seconds at full light output!

And such functionality branded flash units from eminent manufacturers in most cases can not offer.

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