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4 Days Ago   #271
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I'm very happy with this system so far. Hope I'll get more opportunities to use them as well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pablo Villegas Quote
Itís a shame that I can use the Cactus V6II with HSS on the AD360II, but not Godox own model.
That's because Godox don't offer a Pentax-dedicated version of their X1R receivers while the Cactus V6II is multi-brand compatible.
Of course Godox could in principle also offer a firmware update for the AD360II but maybe it is considered too old a model to support or it doesn't have the hardware to feature a larger firmware version.

Overall, I'm glad that Godox/Flashpoint offer Pentax support, despite a few limitations. Other options aren't that attractive if one wants more power than a Cactus RF60x can deliver. One can achieve quite a bit with a pair of Cactus RF60x on a bracket, but then already the AD200 is even more powerful and does it in one package and one battery (instead of eight), plus offers the bare-bulb vs Fresnel vs round head options.

QuoteOriginally posted by Pablo Villegas Quote
Iíll get a X2T-P eventually, when Iíll get an AD300 Pro.
Have you considered the Flashpoint R2 Pro Mark II?
It is 100% compatible but has the best usability/functionality of all three triggers.
It is a bit bulkier than the X2T-P though and angles slightly up which you may not like.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
That's because Godox don't offer a Pentax-dedicated version of their X1R receivers while the Cactus V6II is multi-brand compatible.
Of course Godox could in principle also offer a firmware update for the AD360II but maybe it is considered too old a model to support or it doesn't have the hardware to feature a larger firmware version.

Overall, I'm glad that Godox/Flashpoint offer Pentax support, despite a few limitations. Other options aren't that attractive if one wants more power than a Cactus RF60x can deliver. One can achieve quite a bit with a pair of Cactus RF60x on a bracket, but then already the AD200 is even more powerful and does it in one package and one battery (instead of eight), plus offers the bare-bulb vs Fresnel vs round head options.


Have you considered the Flashpoint R2 Pro Mark II?
It is 100% compatible but has the best usability/functionality of all three triggers.
It is a bit bulkier than the X2T-P though and angles slightly up which you may not like.
Thanks! They donít sell the flashpoint in my country. And I would have to pay extra for shipping and taxes to get it.

I do have the AD200, but with HSS in daylight sometimes is not enough power. Thatís why I want to get an AD300.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pablo Villegas Quote
I do have the AD200, but with HSS in daylight sometimes is not enough power. That’s why I want to get an AD300.
The AD300 will give you less than .6 stops more light.

I'd consider the AD400 which would also give you a bit more straightforward access to Bowens mount light modifiers. However, if portability is a priority for you and the modest amount of extra power the AD300 offers is sufficient for your purposes then of course the AD300 is probably the better choice.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
Unfortunately, you cannot (with this "for Pentax" version).

The "for Nikon" version supports second-curtain sync.
Your info may be incorrect or perhaps I am misunderstanding the specs of the XPRO-P, second curtain sync is available according to the specs at B&H Photo!

"Using the 2.4 GHz Godox X wireless radio system, the XProP TTL Wireless Flash Trigger can be used to effectively and reliably trigger flashes from up to 328' away, and when used with compatible flashes and receivers users will have the added benefit of remote power control. This model is compatible with Pentax's TTL system, including support for high-speed sync up to 1/8000 second, and offers advanced control options along with settings for working with system-specific features. For ensuring maximum reliability and control, users can set up 16 groups on one of 32 channels and can then access 99 wireless ID settings for limiting interference from other nearby systems.

In addition to basic manual and TTL control modes, other settings are available, including stroboscopic flash and second-curtain sync. Users can adjust flash exposure compensation from -3 to +3 EV as well as wirelessly control the modeling light, zoom setting, and more. For using the XProP with other camera systems there is a 2.5mm sync port that supports triggering via a wired connection. Also, a USB Type-C port is present for firmware updates and the devices run on two AA batteries for convenience."

The above text is from B&H Photo web site!

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QuoteOriginally posted by SharkyCA Quote
Your info may be incorrect or perhaps I am misunderstanding the specs of the XPRO-P, second curtain sync is available according to the specs at B&H Photo!
Unfortunately I can confirm Class A's information: the XproP doesn't support rear-curtain sync. The only Pentax compatible-Godox device I know that supports rear sync is the V1P flash, but it doesn's support rear sync when it's used as a flash controller, so I'm afraid you have no options to get rear-curtain on remote flashes in Godox world. Maybe B&H is talking about features of Nikon or Canon 'flavours'.

You can play with flash delay timimngs (AD200 and maybe others) and get something similar to a second-curtain sync, but it's a bit cumbersome and not practical method.

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The above text is from B&H Photo web site!
They should correct it then because it simply isn't possible to select second-curtain sync on the XPro-P.

I own the device and I think its inability to select second-curtain sync trumps what the text states.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
The AD300 will give you less than .6 stops more light.

I'd consider the AD400 which would also give you a bit more straightforward access to Bowens mount light modifiers. However, if portability is a priority for you and the modest amount of extra power the AD300 offers is sufficient for your purposes then of course the AD300 is probably the better choice.
Yeah, for portability I would prefer the AD300, I know itís only a little more light than the 200. But with HSS and Pentax lenses, you need as much light as you can get.
I just made some tests and I can use the AD200 and the AD360ii with HSS and the Pentax 645D using the Cactus V6ii and a Canon X1T trigger on top of it. But itís very buggy, it works then it stops working. I hope the X2T-P I ordered is better, but itís going to take a long time to get here, about 3 weeks.

I just bought a new lens for the 645, the FA 120mm 4 Macro, and Iím trying to start using my camera more. Havenít used it in almost two years. I want to buy a 645Z, since I find the D very slow to work with and not as reliable, the only work I get I shoot it with a Sony A7RIII. But Iím trying to incorporate the D to at least location portrait work, but that would involve strobes and sometimes HSS. Thatís why I need to find a reliable solution, I have no problem with the Sony and HSS.

Thanks for the info!

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