how to used nikon sb700 off camera with godox transmitter

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Tony Lau Regular Member • Posts: 471
how to used nikon sb700 off camera with godox transmitter

I am completely newbie for that, and I did read some of the topic but still not clear and so confused about what I actually need to make sb700 flash off my camera Z6.

I have godox x1t-N, sb700, sb400 flash. what else do I need to use sb700 off camera? do I need godox receiver ?

if not, how can I set up?

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Re: how to used nikon sb700 off camera with godox transmitter

Tony Lau wrote:

I am completely newbie for that, and I did read some of the topic but still not clear and so confused about what I actually need to make sb700 flash off my camera Z6.

I have godox x1t-N, sb700, sb400 flash. what else do I need to use sb700 off camera? do I need godox receiver ?

Yes, an X1R-N receiver.

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Sailor Blue
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Re: how to used nikon sb700 off camera with godox transmitter

You need a X1-T N mounted on the hot-shoe of your camera. This is the controller/transmitter.

Adorama - Flashpoint R2 iTTL 2.4G Wireless Transmitter For Nikon Cameras (X1T-N)

The alternative is to use a Godox XPro/Flashpoint R2 Pro controller/trigger. This is a newer and somewhat more advanced controller but not necessary for your use.

Adorama Flashpoint R2 Pro 2.4GHz Transmitter for Nikon (XPro-N)

Each Nikon flash should be mounted on a X1-R N receiver.

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Re: how to used nikon sb700 off camera with godox transmitter
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Tony Lau wrote:

I am completely newbie for that, and I did read some of the topic but still not clear and so confused about what I actually need to make sb700 flash off my camera Z6.

I have godox x1t-N, sb700, sb400 flash. what else do I need to use sb700 off camera? do I need godox receiver ?

if not, how can I set up

I have a SB600 and a Youngnuo ?? i bought Godox receivers for both. While they work on the SB600 1 setting i could not do and on the Youngnuo one of the other settings wasn't controllable. I ended up getting two TT600s to replace them . The receiver cost nearly as much as a tt600 so i would recommend just getting a new flash. Maybe if you need TTL then a receiver may be of use but it wasn't for me, i would get a new TTL Godox, i bought 2x AD200s. I gave the other 2 to my daughter.

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tugwilson Veteran Member • Posts: 3,867
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whimsicalmike wrote:

I have a SB600 and a Youngnuo ?? i bought Godox receivers for both. While they work on the SB600 1 setting i could not do and on the Youngnuo one of the other settings wasn't controllable. I ended up getting two TT600s to replace them . The receiver cost nearly as much as a tt600 so i would recommend just getting a new flash. Maybe if you need TTL then a receiver may be of use but it wasn't for me, i would get a new TTL Godox, i bought 2x AD200s. I gave the other 2 to my daughter.

Yes my (unwelcome) advice to anybody wanting to use a non Godox speedlight with a Godox trigger is always to sell the speedlight you've got an buy a Godox one rather than faffing around with the X1R.

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Just to be clear about Godox flash units:

The TT600 is a fully manual power control flash - NO TTL.

Adorama Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual Flash with Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver (TT600)

FLASH HAVOC - GODOX – TT600 (Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual Flash) – Remote Manual 2.4GHz Speedlite – Now Available

The TT685 is a TTL flash that uses four AA batteries for power. If you already have at least 8 rechargeable NiMH batteries and a smart charger this is a good choice. This link is for the Canon version but you should get the Nikon version for a Nikon camera.

Adorama Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash With Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver - Canon (TT685C)

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The V860 II is almost identical to the TT685 except it uses a Li-Ion battery. You get more full power flashes from the fully charged LI-Ion battery in a V860 II vs two sets of Ni-MH AA batteries in a TT685. The drawback is that the flash is more expensive and you should have a backup battery, which makes it even more expensive. Again, be sure to get the Nikon version.

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FLASH HAVOC - GODOX – V860II-C – Canon TTL Radio Speedlite – (Flashpoint Zoom Li-Ion R2 TTL)

In my opinion you should always have at least one TTL flash for on-camera run and gun photography. After buying the first TTL flash buying more of the same TTL flash gives you backups but you can also buy less expensive Manual flash units if you want/need to save money.

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Re: how to used nikon sb700 off camera with godox transmitter

Sailor Blue wrote:

Just to be clear about Godox flash units:

The TT600 is a fully manual power control flash - NO TTL.

yup and that's why i suggested

"Maybe if you need TTL then a receiver may be of use but it wasn't for me, i would get a new TTL Godox,"

I suppose i should add i still have the other guns as well as a SB500

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tugwilson Veteran Member • Posts: 3,867
Re: how to used nikon sb700 off camera with godox transmitter

Sailor Blue wrote:

Just to be clear about Godox flash units:

The TT600 is a fully manual power control flash - NO TTL.

Adorama Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual Flash with Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver (TT600)

FLASH HAVOC - GODOX – TT600 (Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual Flash) – Remote Manual 2.4GHz Speedlite – Now Available

And the V850II which is identical to the TT600 except that the power supply is a Li-Ion battery and it can't use an external power supply like the PB960 .

Sailor Blue
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Re: how to used nikon sb700 off camera with godox transmitter

tugwilson wrote:

Sailor Blue wrote:

Just to be clear about Godox flash units:

The TT600 is a fully manual power control flash - NO TTL.

Adorama Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual Flash with Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver (TT600)

FLASH HAVOC - GODOX – TT600 (Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual Flash) – Remote Manual 2.4GHz Speedlite – Now Available

And the V850II which is identical to the TT600 except that the power supply is a Li-Ion battery and it can't use an external power supply like the PB960 .

tugwilson, please check again.

The TT600 is a fully manual flash - NO TTL.

The V860 II is a TTL flash that also can be used in manual mode.

The V860 II is basically the same as the TT685, not the TT600.

The differences between the TT685 and the V860 II is that the V860 II uses a Li-Ion battery instead of AAs and it doesn't have an external power pack input.

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Sailor Blue wrote:

tugwilson wrote:

Sailor Blue wrote:

Just to be clear about Godox flash units:

The TT600 is a fully manual power control flash - NO TTL.

Adorama Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual Flash with Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver (TT600)

FLASH HAVOC - GODOX – TT600 (Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual Flash) – Remote Manual 2.4GHz Speedlite – Now Available

And the V850II which is identical to the TT600 except that the power supply is a Li-Ion battery and it can't use an external power supply like the PB960 .

tugwilson, please check again.

The TT600 is a fully manual flash - NO TTL.

The V860 II is a TTL flash that also can be used in manual mode.

The V860 II is basically the same as the TT685, not the TT600. ...

Right. But tugwilson wrote V850II , not V860II.

The V850II is the li-on version of the TT600.

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tugwilson Veteran Member • Posts: 3,867
Re: how to used nikon sb700 off camera with godox transmitter

Sailor Blue wrote:

tugwilson, please check again.

The TT600 is a fully manual flash - NO TTL.

The V860 II is a TTL flash that also can be used in manual mode.

The V860 II is basically the same as the TT685, not the TT600.

The differences between the TT685 and the V860 II is that the V860 II uses a Li-Ion battery instead of AAs and it doesn't have an external power pack input.

You are confusing the TTL supporting V860II with the non TTL V850II. It's very easy to do - I type one when I mean the  other all the time. That's why I supplied the link to the product page for the V850II.

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Re: how to used nikon sb700 off camera with godox transmitter

kli wrote:

Sailor Blue wrote:

tugwilson wrote:

Sailor Blue wrote:

Just to be clear about Godox flash units:

The TT600 is a fully manual power control flash - NO TTL.

Adorama Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual Flash with Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver (TT600)

FLASH HAVOC - GODOX – TT600 (Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual Flash) – Remote Manual 2.4GHz Speedlite – Now Available

And the V850II which is identical to the TT600 except that the power supply is a Li-Ion battery and it can't use an external power supply like the PB960 .

tugwilson, please check again.

The TT600 is a fully manual flash - NO TTL.

The V860 II is a TTL flash that also can be used in manual mode.

The V860 II is basically the same as the TT685, not the TT600. ...

Right. But tugwilson wrote V850II , not V860II.

The V850II is the li-on version of the TT600.

Thanks for clarifying that. I read it as V860II. The V850II is indeed the Li-Ion version of the TT600.

My apologizes to tugwilson.

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