Godox X2T-C Review

Godox X2T-C Flash Trigger Review

top side view of the Godox X2T flash trigger
Godox X2T-C flash trigger for Canon now includes Bluetooth connectivity

Introduction

The Godox X2T-C wireless flash trigger updates the older Godox X1T-C and has an improved user interface with a larger display and 5 dedicated group setting buttons on the top left of the device making it much easier and quicker to use. The Godox X2T-C uses the Godox X radio wireless communication system and can be used to trigger other Godox speedlites and studio lighting.

Released June 2019

This radio trigger has been designed to work with Canon cameras that support E-TTL/E-TTL II for auto exposure and metering. Power output control now includes a minimum output of 1/256 with incremental steps of 1/10 stop. This updated version also has an improved hot shoe quick-lock system that replaces the tightening wheel. This newer model also includes Bluetooth support which allows control of power output using an iOS or Android smartphone.

Guide Price

£53 / US$59 (updated 05 February 2021)

Lencarta (UK) / Amazon (UK) / B&H Photo (US) / Adorama (US) / Amazon (US)

Compatibility

The Godox X2T-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 & Pro / AD300 Pro / V1 / V860 II / TT685C / TT600). The transmitter also works with the Godox X1R-C radio receiver when attached to a compatible Canon speedlite.

Godox X2T display and control panel
Rear view of flash trigger showing the control panel and display. The X2T-C also has an improved hot shoe quick-lock system that replaces the tightening wheel.

Specification

Manual Exposure

Manual / output settings: Yes – 1/1- 1/258
Manual steps: 1/10 stop increments

ETTL Exposure

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

Wireless Communication

Radio Wireless (RF)
Transmitter maximum range approximately: up to 100m
No. of groups: 5 (A, B, C, D & E)
No. of channels: 32
Master/Slave: Master only

Optical Wireless
No, this is a radio transmitter only. 

Auto-Focus (AF) Assist 

Yes

Other Features

High speed sync (HSS): Yes up to 1/8000 sec
Second-curtain flash sync: Yes
Modelling flash: Yes (fired with camera’s depth-of-field preview button)
Colour temperature info communication: No
Remote shutter release: Yes using the 3.5mm sync port
Custom function: Yes 16 custom functions
Flash settings from camera menus (with compatible cameras only): Yes
PC Sync Port: Yes 3.5mm jack
USB-C socket for firmware updates: Yes

Batteries & Recycling Time

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

Build Quality

Dust and water resistance: No
Mounting foot material: Metal
Size: 72 x 70 x 58mm
Weight: 90g (excluding batteries)

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 X2T-C Manual

Godox X2T-C manual (radio flash trigger) download pdf format
Godox X2T-C Manual pdf format (opens external link to Godox official website)

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Page checked and updated on 05 February 2021