Godox X1T-C Review
Note: This product has now been replaced by the Godox X2T-C flash trigger
The Godox X1T-C transmitter/controller works with the Godox X wireless radio system (2.4GHz) and is compatible with Canon cameras and flashes that support E-TTL/E-TTL II for auto exposure and metering. The controller also supports high speed sync. The unit itself is well made but the LCD panel is small and buttons are fiddly. Access to the locking wheel is also limited and on a number of occasions I’ve found it difficult to unscrew.
Godox X1T-C Price
£37 / US$46 (updated 05 Feb 2021)
The Godox X1T-C is compatible with most Canon EOS cameras and can be used as an on-camera transmitter to control any Godox flash that uses the X radio system (AD 360 II-C/AD200/V860 II/TT685C). The transmitter also works with the Godox X1R-C radio receiver when attached to a compatible Canon speedlite.
Godox X1T-C Specification
Manual / output settings: Yes – 1/1- 1/128
Manual steps: 1/3 stop increments
Canon ETTL with flash exposure compensation (FEC), flash exposure lock (FE lock) and flash exposure bracketing (FEB)
Radio Wireless (RF)
Transmitter maximum range approximately: up to 100m
No. of groups: 5 (A, B, C, D & E) can be set in GR group flash mode. In ETTL and Manual mode only 3 channels are available
No. of channels: 32
No, this is a radio transmitter only.
Auto-Focus (AF) Assist
Yes, with easy access on/off switch located on the side of the unit.
High speed sync (HSS): Yes up to 1/8000 sec
Second-curtain flash sync: Yes but needs to be selected from the Custom Function menu.
Modelling flash: Yes (fired with camera’s depth-of-field preview button)
Colour temperature info communication: No
Remote shutter release: Yes using the 2.5mm sync port
Custom function: Yes 9 custom functions
Flash settings from camera menus (with compatible cameras only): Yes
External flash exposure sensor (S1, S2): No
PC terminal: Yes
Micro USB socket for firmware updates: Yes
Batteries & Recycling Time
Battery: 2 x AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH)
Standby time 120 hrs
Dust and water resistance: No
Mounting foot material: Metal foot plate with plastic tightening wheel
Size: 72 x 75 x 52mm
Weight: 100g (excluding batteries)
Godox make a couple of alternative controllers for the X radio wireless system which are reviewed on this site. The XT32C is fractionally better with a slightly larger display and more ergonomic buttons but my preference would be for the XPro-C which has a large LCD display and a dedicated button for each flash group making it quick and simple to use.