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    Posted: 11 June 2017 at 04:17
Has any one used the Godox TT685S or the AD200 with a 99ii? The AD200 looks interesting, but?. Will order couple of the 685S and transmitter and one AD200 to try and see.


Going this way because of price, godex is almost 1/2 of phottix.

All the stuff that i have used from Phottix as worked very well, and I haven't used anything from godex before.

I have a Sony F60 flash to use on camera, just need to get stuff that works good off camera for the a99ii.

If any one has a better idea for portable off camera flash that's ttl compatible please speak up.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote kefkafloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2017 at 04:39
I have the V860IIs (the Lithium flashes) and tried them on my new a99ii and they seem to work OK. I've only extensively used them with the original a99 and they seem to work just as well as Sony flashes in terms of exposure. I have them as the Adorama Flashpoint branded flashes. Adorama provides support/warranty in the US so if you're interested in Godox flashes it's probably best to get them via Adorama.

One drawback is that the wireless receiver adapters for Sony flashes (the X1R-S) never seem to come out, they're on perpetual preorder, so adapting any existing Sony flashes to the radio wireless is not possible. However, the Godox flashes do Sony optical TTL just fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote napo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2017 at 08:07
I use Godox TT685S flashes as well as Godox AD360II with my A99 and A7rII and I trigger them with Godox X1T. Manual, TTL. HSS.... is has it all and does it all.... I haven't touched my sony flashes for a very long time..... I am very pleased with Godox....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lonewolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 June 2017 at 15:28
sold all my sony flashes for xt1-s trigger, tt685s speedlights and recently got the AD200 - very happy
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Switched to Godox, both the Tt685S and the Tt350S as well as a controller. They work. Simple as that. Very very happy. Will probably pick up an AD200 at some point. For remote use, these are so much better and easier to use than Nissin Air.

Only issue is, as has been mentioned above, the X1R-s is not out yet. Supposedly this summer. Will probably get a couple when they do come out, for my old flashes.
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Owner of several Godox tt685s and a AD200 for almost two weeks and have a 2nd AD200 ordered. On the second time out with the 685s had one on a light stand fall over into salt water and can conclusively report they are not waterproof but they work very well with a A99 and A99ii, still getting used to the controller but its almost second nature.

The tt685s are just great for the price point, when I lost one in the water it was like big deal was out only $120, with phottix would have been out almost $250 including receiver and a used sony56 flash or $299 with a phottix Mitros+. Plus they are triple duty as on camera flash, controller, and off camera flash, plus can provide on axis fill while being used as a controller. I need to shut-up as they may think they are selling them to cheap.

Now I have a 100% Godox light bag that comes with me and my old light bag with my old Sony/Minolta flashes and phottix controllers and receiver that will gather dust in the corner. I may sell them at some point, but they are pretty banged up.

Still getting used to Godox system and A99ii, but right now it looks like they are made for each other.    


Thanks for all the reply's and info everyone.

              
 



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I just picked Adorama's version of the AD200, haven't had a chance to use it yet
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I really like the Godox line - the larger ones work well with the A77II (and probably the A99II, which I don't own). The smaller one works well mounted on the APS-C E-Mount models (as well as the RX models). The wireless flash works well. I just bought an AD200 - it seems to work well with the transmitter, but haven't really used it much at this point.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2017 at 16:21
Originally posted by twb119 twb119 wrote:

Owner of several Godox tt685s and a AD200 for almost two weeks and have a 2nd AD200 ordered. On the second time out with the 685s had one on a light stand fall over into salt water and can conclusively report they are not waterproof

Did you get it going again?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote twb119 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2017 at 14:31
Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

Originally posted by twb119 twb119 wrote:

Owner of several Godox tt685s and a AD200 for almost two weeks and have a 2nd AD200 ordered. On the second time out with the 685s had one on a light stand fall over into salt water and can conclusively report they are not waterproof

Did you get it going again?


No its dead, salt water a foot deep is hard to come back from.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2017 at 15:17
If you can remove all batteries immediately and wash it thoroughly (inside!) in tap water within a day and dry it out, there's a pretty good chance an electronic item will work again. If the salt water caused a flashover that killed the electronics, that might not work, though.

Leaving anything in salt water with batteries in will usually corrode the pcb tracks within a few days.
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