Godox X1T-C Transmitter Review

Godox X1T-C Review

Godox X1T-C Transmitter
Godox X1T-C Transmitter

Note: This product has now been replaced by the Godox X2T-C flash trigger

Introduction

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)

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Compatibility

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 Exposure

Manual / output settings: Yes – 1/1- 1/128
Manual steps: 1/3 stop increments

ETTL Exposure

Canon ETTL with flash exposure compensation (FEC), flash exposure lock (FE lock) and flash exposure bracketing (FEB) 

X1T-C front view showing the auto-focus assist lamp and on/off switch
The switch on the right turns the auto-focus assist lamp on and off.

Wireless Communication

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
Master/Slave: Master

Optical Wireless
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.

Godox X1T C attached to camera hotshot

Other Features

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

Front side view of the transmitter

Batteries & Recycling Time

Battery: 2 x AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH)
Standby time 120 hrs

Build Quality

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)

Top view of the controller showing a pass-through hotshoe and flash test button
Top view showing the “pass-through” hotshoe allowing a ETTL speedlite to be placed on-camera

Alternatives

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.

Godox X1T-C Manual

Godox X1T-C manual (radio flash trigger) download pdf format
Godox X1T-C Manual pdf format (opens external link to Godox official website)

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