Pentax trigger for the Godox system released!


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Link Posted 26/08/2018 - 09:08
Godox have finally released a Pentax trigger for their extensive lighting system!

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This has to be one of the best fully integrated systems going and finally you guys can see what everyone else has been raving about for the last few years!

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Last Edited by Unlocker on 26/08/2018 - 09:09

stub

Link Posted 26/08/2018 - 19:53
Great news, if you havnt already invested in a lighting system.. Certainly makes the Godox AD200 and AD600 exeptional buys now for Pentax users. Im not sure it will totally see off the Cactus V6ii... But at least we wont have to stack the triggers anymore..
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Stuart..

McGregNi

Link Posted 09/09/2018 - 21:34
stub wrote:
…. Im not sure it will totally see off the Cactus V6ii... But at least we wont have to stack the triggers anymore..

I'll certainly not miss the entertainments and contortions of the numerous "Godox / Cactus HSS trigger stacking" forum threads we see, mainly at PentaxForums ….. statistically I'm sure there's been vastly more web space taken up with that sort of thing than talk about any real actual flash photographs!

What is a shame is that the Cactus RQ250 strobe seems to have been impacted negatively by the Godox announcement, as its kickstarter campaign failed, and it is not yet clear whether it will now be brought to market. It would have added real completeness to Cactus's offer as a system ….. now Godox steals that show. But the choices for Pentax flash users have hugely increased recently overall, so that's a very positive thing.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 09/09/2018 - 21:35

Don

Link Posted 16/12/2018 - 14:57
I bought into the godox system when I switched to Sony...
I have the wistro 200 and Elinchrom adapter, and one smaller shoe mount flash for the a7iii .
I am ordering the 400 pro with Elinchrom adapter... soon...

So quick question before I order the Pentax trigger...

Anybody using this system yet? have you had any luck combining p-ttl Pentax flash units with the Godox system units?

please do share your tips and ideas and experiences?

while it broke my heart to switch to sony, I still intend to use my old pentax stuff until it dies.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Don

Link Posted 16/12/2018 - 15:11
stub wrote:
Great news, if you havnt already invested in a lighting system.. Certainly makes the Godox AD200 and AD600 exeptional buys now for Pentax users. Im not sure it will totally see off the Cactus V6ii... But at least we wont have to stack the triggers anymore..

before going the ad600 route there's 2 other options worth considering...
the 400 is way cheaper than the 600...
and also there a dual ad200 adapter that let's you plug two ad200 together and use them as a 400...

my plan is to use the 400pro and dual ad200's to make a three light kit that can be used as TWO 400's or one 400 and two 200's for multlight setups.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Algernon

Link Posted 16/12/2018 - 16:24
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RobL

Link Posted 16/12/2018 - 17:32
Can someone please explain in simple terms what is needed? I get that there is the Godox transmitter but will it work with any or all Pentax flash units which I presume are fitted with a receiver? If so, what is the difference between the receivers? I would want full functionality.

Don

Link Posted 16/12/2018 - 18:52
RobL wrote:
Can someone please explain in simple terms what is needed? I get that there is the Godox transmitter but will it work with any or all Pentax flash units which I presume are fitted with a receiver? If so, what is the difference between the receivers? I would want full functionality.

on the sony system.. you can use EITHER the radio transmitter or a sony dedicated Godox flash unit (I have the adorable little TT350s) and it will fire the other flash units.
The transmitter allows you to set groups and channels and control each unit or group from the camera eg you can set to manual auto or ttl from the camera... so

the big question I'd have is does the transmitter/flash send out a P-ttl optical burst that would also trigger the p-ttl flash units from Pentax or is it all Godox radio signal and proprietary? I can't test this without buying the Pentax dedicated Godox radio transmitter.
all current Godox flashes have a radio receiver and transmitter built in including the little tt350s I bought... they packed EVERYTHING the fgz 360 had plus radio control into that tiny flash... I'm amazed.
correction there is a pentax version of the tt350 online...

that means in simplest terms you'd need EITHER the transmitter OR a dedicated Godox flash to fire other Godox flashes and still no idea if you can use the Goddox system to fire Pentax flash units with wireless P-ttl...
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 16/12/2018 - 19:06

RobL

Link Posted 16/12/2018 - 19:59
Cannot believe how cheap this system is - at Amazon the transmitter is £60.00 and a TT600 flash is £59.00.

McGregNi

Link Posted 16/12/2018 - 21:16
To answer Don's question above, as far as I've seen, the Godox system is only proprietary ..... It offers radio control of Godox system flashes, not Optical P-TTL Wireless. People are hoping that they will release a P-TTL flash that works on the hotshoe, but for now TTL is for off-camera radio controlled Godox slave flashes.

There's a fair bit of research needed to be sure of the exact combinations of trigger and flashes that will give the features you may want. There are firmware releases coming out for individual flash models over time that will add the TTL functioning.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

Don

Link Posted 16/12/2018 - 23:59
McGregNi wrote:
To answer Don's question above, as far as I've seen, the Godox system is only proprietary ..... It offers radio control of Godox system flashes, not Optical P-TTL Wireless. People are hoping that they will release a P-TTL flash that works on the hotshoe, but for now TTL is for off-camera radio controlled Godox slave flashes.

There's a fair bit of research needed to be sure of the exact combinations of trigger and flashes that will give the features you may want. There are firmware releases coming out for individual flash models over time that will add the TTL functioning.

thank you for that... the lil tt350 s on my sony acts just like a sony flash on it's own, so there's some reason to hop the pentax version of that flash will have all the feature of the pentax system PLUS the Godox wireless features... as the sony version on it's own does ttl just fine and it's tiny size makes it a must have as a standalone flash and as an access/hair or catchlight when used with multi flash...
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

McGregNi

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 08:09
Actually sorry, in fact the TT350-P (Pentax version) is a P-TTL flash on the camera. It’s a mini type though, so people are looking forward to their full sized versions coming out in P flavour.

The confusion around the TT350-P arises from the descriptions of it being a “Master” controller for Wireless. This gives the impression it functions as an Optical P-TTL Wireless Master unit within the Pentax dedicated system ....that’s not the case, as I said before it can control, via radio, other compatible flashes within the Godox system.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

RobL

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 09:17
Thanks Don and McGregNI, so the transmitter only works with Godox flash units, there isn’t a receiver to sit other flash makes on. But with the cheapness of the Godox units I suppose that is unnecessary.

Don

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 14:16
McGregNi wrote:
Actually sorry, in fact the TT350-P (Pentax version) is a P-TTL flash on the camera. It’s a mini type though, so people are looking forward to their full sized versions coming out in P flavour.

The confusion around the TT350-P arises from the descriptions of it being a “Master” controller for Wireless. This gives the impression it functions as an Optical P-TTL Wireless Master unit within the Pentax dedicated system ....that’s not the case, as I said before it can control, via radio, other compatible flashes within the Godox system.

that's the answer I was looking for. thank you.
the good news is your old pentax flashes all still handle A and M modes so are not completely useless...
the good news is... the wistro 200 absolutely KILLS the pentax system... for the price of an older 360 fgz flash you can get the 350 p AND ad200 and you got controller(working as fill or catchlight ) and a powerful key light with full ttl and hss!!!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

RobL

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 15:48
Don wrote:
McGregNi wrote:
Actually sorry, in fact the TT350-P (Pentax version) is a P-TTL flash on the camera. It’s a mini type though, so people are looking forward to their full sized versions coming out in P flavour.

The confusion around the TT350-P arises from the descriptions of it being a “Master” controller for Wireless. This gives the impression it functions as an Optical P-TTL Wireless Master unit within the Pentax dedicated system ....that’s not the case, as I said before it can control, via radio, other compatible flashes within the Godox system.

that's the answer I was looking for. thank you.
the good news is your old pentax flashes all still handle A and M modes so are not completely useless...
the good news is... the wistro 200 absolutely KILLS the pentax system... for the price of an older 360 fgz flash you can get the 350 p AND ad200 and you got controller(working as fill or catchlight ) and a powerful key light with full ttl and hss!!!

Aah, but is it weather resistant? The two main Pentax flashes are but not risked them in the rain yet!
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