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GODOX TT685 or TT350 for A68.

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Topic: GODOX TT685 or TT350 for A68.
Posted By: britdaveg
Subject: GODOX TT685 or TT350 for A68.
Date Posted: 22 November 2017 at 08:00
I'm currently pondering getting a flashgun for my Sony A68, I've had flashes of different makes before and all have had a GN of around 36.

I've had Sony and Minolta Flashguns but this time because of the price have decided to go for a Godox, primarily the TT685S or the TT350S, One has a GN of 60 and the other 36. Price wise there's only about 20 pounds between the two, so it's a simple question, given that I only use a flash for family party photo's and occasional general use what's my best option, the big one or the little one ?. Both have tilt and swivel and both have TTL.





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Posted By: Stuart1701
Date Posted: 22 November 2017 at 08:57
I have both. Most of the time for using portraits I find myself using the TT350 because of it's smaller size and lighter weight. Both are good.
On amazon you can pick up a TT350 with the remote transmitter for just over £100. At that price you cannot go wrong.

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Posted By: Faldrax
Date Posted: 22 November 2017 at 09:21
The answer is both

As Stuart said, the TT350 is smaller and lighter, so more convenient in many ways, but the more powerful TT685 will handle larger spaces, higher ceilings to bounce off, etc. In addition, if you are in a situation where the TT350 would be sufficient, the TT685 will be operating on a lower power - so will recycle faster, have less overheat risk, etc.

It all depends on if you will ever want the extra power, vs will the larger size mean you don't take it with you!

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Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 22 November 2017 at 11:04
You might want to check the specs carefully and do some calculations. The guide number of the 685 is rated at 200mm focal length, and may/will be less than that if you use the 100mm FL the 350 is rated at. Same with the Nissin i40/i60.
The 685 *may* be more powerful than the 350, but probably not as much more as you'd think from the GN.
It's an old game of specmanship to give a bit more FL zoom and claim a higher GN ...

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Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 22 November 2017 at 11:15
I find the HVL-36 & 42 to have plenty of clout for bounce-flash at large parties in a big room with a high light-coloured ceiling, at f4 and a reasonable ISO like 640. If the ceiling is black and obstructed like some wedding reception venues, bounce may not to work at all and you're looking at reflectors/etc which is a different kettle of fish.

FWIW I've taken some quite effective pictures of dancers, out of doors, at night, using the pop-up flash on the A58, so huge flash power isn't that critical.   What it does effect is the ISO and the noise/detail tradeoff. You'll need to play around with that to see what you personally find acceptable in the likely situation.

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Posted By: twb119
Date Posted: 22 November 2017 at 16:30
I would get the bigger flash, faster cycle times and holds more battery's, if you ever decide to use off camera flash you would better off with the bigger flash.


Posted By: stiuskr
Date Posted: 22 November 2017 at 17:35
If weight, size or cost aren't a consideration then I see no reason not to buy the bigger one.

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Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 23 November 2017 at 11:21
Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:

If weight, size or cost aren't a consideration then I see no reason not to buy the bigger one.


Yes. I find small differences in size aren't of importance. They're either small enough to fit in a small pcoket in the gadget bag, like the Meike 320 or HVL-F20, or they need a full lens-size pocket inside.

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Posted By: rastapartaman
Date Posted: 14 February 2018 at 10:54
Just to let you guys know that Amazon UK has the Neewer version/knock-off of the Godox V860ii for £80.
It is the same flash as the Godox, just rebranded and it's half the price. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01GZY46A4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518604330&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=Neewer+2.4G+Wireless+1%2F8000+HSS+TTL+Master+Slave+Flash+Speedlite+with+2000mAh+Li-ion+Battery+for+Sony&dpPl=1&dpID=519DUThnz6L&ref=plSrch - Link
Unfortunately the didn't do the same with the AD200, but still cheaper than the original.

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Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 14 February 2018 at 11:06
Is that one compatible with the the Sony optical WL flash system?

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Posted By: rastapartaman
Date Posted: 14 February 2018 at 11:40
I don't think so.Only non ttl optical slave. They have radio control. You can fire other godox/neewer flashguns with the flash or the optional transmitter. If you do studio work it's amazing as you can change every parameter on the flashguns, group them and link any changes.
Have a look on Godox Xpro transmitter to see what this system is capable of.

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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 14 February 2018 at 11:59
Originally posted by rastapartaman rastapartaman wrote:

Just to let you guys know that Amazon UK has the Neewer version/knock-off of the Godox V860ii for £80.
It is the same flash as the Godox, just rebranded and it's half the price. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01GZY46A4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518604330&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=Neewer+2.4G+Wireless+1%2F8000+HSS+TTL+Master+Slave+Flash+Speedlite+with+2000mAh+Li-ion+Battery+for+Sony&dpPl=1&dpID=519DUThnz6L&ref=plSrch - Link
Unfortunately the didn't do the same with the AD200, but still cheaper than the original.


Does the Godox Trigger work with this, or do you have to get a Neewer one? (I note that 'Amazon customers' assert that it is compatible ... it would be great if someone here has personal experience.)

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Posted By: stiuskr
Date Posted: 14 February 2018 at 12:37
Godox/Neewer/Flashpoint are one and the same. Yes, it will work with that flash and all other Godox's that support their R2 2.4GHz protocol. They just now released the X-ProS today and mine is on it's way.

https://www.adorama.com/fprrr2pros.html - https://www.adorama.com/fprrr2pros.html

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Posted By: twb119
Date Posted: 14 February 2018 at 12:56
moved my reply to the Godox Xpro thread.


Posted By: rastapartaman
Date Posted: 18 February 2018 at 13:05
Just to update that the flashguns are amazing.
Recycling time is blazing fast and build quality seems way better than low end Sony's but not to the level of my old Metz.
You can use one flash as a controller to the rest of them.
Can't wait for the Xpro controller to arrive next week to get a real feel of the system.
For the price the Neewer version is a steal, half price of the Godox. It's a shame they haven't rebranded the Xpro yet.

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Posted By: minolta_mutley
Date Posted: 13 November 2018 at 19:24
I do have a question about the TT350S.

I just bought one - for 80 - and it works perfect on the a77II, A7II, a6000 - but fires on the Minolta 5D (with the ADP-AMA) but the flash doesn't work well.

Sometimes it goes off - but only at minimal power (1/128 of power - though it's in TTL at 1/60"). That's not that bad (i still have 3 HS(D)5600's + 1 HS(D)3600 (minolta) flashes...

So the question is - will it function on other older Sony Minolta iISO flash-mount-camera (a55, a33, a900...)? Has anyone tried it out already?

I'm only trying to find out on what kind of Sony/Minolta camera's this flash can still be used. Godox only tested/certifies the flash on A6000/A77II/A99/A99II,A7/A58/RX10... (i'm running flash version 1.8 - the latest version).


Posted By: rastapartaman
Date Posted: 13 November 2018 at 20:18
As far as I know it's also got optical slave that might not recognise the TTL pre flash. That will give you inconsistent results. Mount flash on foot and select wireless flash from camera menu. Dismount, raise camera flash and it should work.
It will work with other cameras as long as you have the foot adapter. Tried with my A580 and works perfect.
I have the v860 but should be the same.
Godox only certified those cameras because they have the new multi interface flash shoe.
Hope it helps.

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