How to connect Godox flash with a trigger?

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Flash photography is a great hazard for some people due to its diverse settings and terminology.   Therefore, most people never go beyond natural light while taking photos. But one can get rid of the problem through flash triggers. Do you know How to connect Godox flash with a trigger?

One can easily pair up Godox flash with a trigger to support his flash gear by following some easy steps. Though there are many things to connect, it is vital to keep the Channel or CH number the same for the trigger and flash and to link the devices with compatible GR numbers to connect Godox flash with a trigger.

Since many people don’t know the procedure, this article will focus on the pairing procedure of Godox flash with the trigger. Besides, the readers will learn some additional information and some FAQs. So, let’s start.

What is a flash trigger?

A flash trigger is a gadget that allows users to trigger an external flash to use its own light source rather than the camera’s flash. The trigger is coupled to one’s flash through the camera’s hot-shoe. When a user presses the shutter button, the camera generates an electrical pulse to the trigger, which activates the external light source. Some people also call them TTL Converters or Optical TTL Converters.

There are several varieties of triggers. However, the two most prevalent triggers are manual or dummy triggers and smarter triggers.

  • Manual or dummy triggers:  These triggers regulate the routes through which the signal transmits. However, if you wish to make further modifications to the flash, you must do so on the flash directly.    Examples of Manual triggers include Smith-Victor 2.4GHz Studio Flash Trigger that people use in Canon DSLR Cameras.
  • Smarter triggers: One can directly control almost all functions of the camera’s flash, not just signal channels. For instance, one can adjust the flash power and mode from manual to TTL. Smart triggers are advantageous since they allow users to modify anything from the camera’s trigger rather than manually modifying it.

There are also Wireless Flash Triggers, which let your camera interact with a camera flash without having a direct link. They come in typically with two devices: a transmitter and a receiver. Some flash-transmitter systems, such as Youngnuo, do not even require a receiver.

Advantages of flash triggers:

  • They are super lightweight and durable
  • There is no need for an electrical bulkhead.
  • Permit the utilization of lightweight fiber optic cables.
  • They can trigger simultaneously with the camera’s shoot constantly
  • They exploit less battery power
  • They resist unnecessary o-ring maintenance required by electrical sync cables.

How to connect Godox flash with a trigger?

Since everyone’s controller and flashes are different, I’ve provided instructions in this section for connecting a variety of Godox triggers to various flashes.

Process 1: Godox X1 trigger with Godox flash

Following the steps, one can set the Godox X1 trigger with a Godox flash. So, let’s see the procedure.

  • Insert the required batteries into the flash
  • turn on the flash
  • Reset the flash by pressing the right and left buttons simultaneously of the “RST” button
  • Press the mode button three times to activate an i-TTL mode
  • Now, on the right side of the flash, hit the “Z” button twice, choose the receiver mark, and press the first button twice more to set CH 1
  • Click on the trigger’s mode button and rotate the dial to line the “A” with the white marking on the trigger. One will find the white mark on the middle-left side of the trigger.
  • Now, one can set the trigger on the camera and test whether the connection is working or not.

Process 2: Setting up a Godox X1T to double V850 II flashes

Following this procedure, one can set two flashes with a  Godox X1 T. So, let’s learn the process.

Set up the trigger:

  • Turn on the trigger
  • Adjust the trigger’s channel and GR to suit your needs. For instance, one can set GR at “A” and Ch at 5.
  • Setting up the first flash:
  • Turn on the flash
  • Press on the mode button of the flash.
  • Press and hold the mode button. One can see the wifi symbol on the bottom screen. Rotate the dial and move the wifi symbol to the letter “S.”
  • Set the channel. However, remember that your flash and trigger channel numbers should be the same. For example, if the trigger’s CH is 5, then set the Ch for both flashes to 5.
  • Select Group “A” by spinning the dial option.

Setting up the second flash:

  • Turn on the flash
  • Set the Ch and GR/ group by following the same procedure. One should keep in mind that if you have set GR “A” for the first flash, it is wise to set GR “B” for the second flash

Now one can control two flashes by changing the trigger’s GR. For example, one can command the first flash by selecting the GR “A” in the trigger and “B” for the second flash.

Process 3: Connecting Godox X-Pro with the v860iic 

Required steps:

1. Setting up the trigger:

  • Put the Godox X pro trigger on the camera
  • Turn on the trigger. One will see numerous options on the screen to change modes
  • Activate the manual, slave mode  and radio frequency
  • Set the CH to 1 and GR  to “A”
  • Press set

2. Setting up the flash:

  • Mount the flash on top of the hot-shoe
  • Turn on the flash
  • Hit on the mode button and activate manual mode
  • Set the CH 1 and GR “A”
  • press the “Z” button on the right side of the flash and activate the radio mode. 
  • Click the “Z” button again and select the slave mode instead of master mode.

Now one can control the v860iic flash with the Godox Xpro trigger.

Note: Most people set the optical mode in a flash. But Godox X-Pro prefers radio communication. So, one has to set radio mode in their Godox X-Pro flash.

FAQ:

Does Godox XPRO have Bluetooth?

The Godox XPRO has a Bluetooth capability that connects to the Godox app. Therefore, the users can command the trigger and flashes if they are compatible with the Godox app.

Can Godox trigger work with Sony flash?

All Godox triggers are not suitable for sony flash. However, the Godox XPro-S wireless trigger is compatible with Sony cameras to manage Godox flashes using the X system, such as camera flashes, outdoor flashes, and studio flashes. It can also operate original Sony speed lights with the help of the X1R-S receiver.

Conclusion:

Godox has made flash photography easier for photographers who believe flash photography is hazardous. But many wonder how they can link Godox triggers with flash. The article has gone through several models of Godox triggers and how one can connect them with flashes. I hope the readers will find the article helpful and convenient.

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