In the photography community, Godox is well-known for manufacturing next-generation photography equipment.
One of this equipments is their TT600 – a 2.4G Wireless GN60 Master Slave Camera Flash Speedlite for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus Fujifilm.
If one has to define this manual flash in one sentence, it will be a low-priced manual flashlight with all the features of any expensive flash.
Key features of Manual Flash by Godox TT600:
The design of TT600 is simple yet ergonomic, which makes it easy to use. With all compatible devices, it works perfectly just using a single firing pin.
It enables the TT600 Flash to cover a greater area, a more balanced and stable signal, less battery consumption, and practically no hindrances in coverage.
Godox TT600 offers a flexible illumination angle adjustment such that the vertical Rotation Angle ranges from 7° to 90° and the horizontal Rotation Angle ranges to a complete 360°.
The Dot-matrix LCD panel provides a clear and convenient operation, enabling the user to utilize the Manual Flash’s maximum output by Godox TT600.
Overall the body is made up of high-quality plastic. There is a bright LCD screen that displays all the settings and information. Just below the LCD, there are many easy-to-use buttons to on/off and change the settings of Godox TT600.
The next generation manual flash TT600 produces uniform light distribution which illuminates the object in a balanced way. The brightness on four corners remains on the same level, thanks to rigorous optical research and design incorporated in this model.
When it comes to supporting different modes, the performance of TT600 is surprising. Some of the modes it supports are Manual, Multi, S1, S2, 20-200mm auto zooming, and manual zooming. Manual flash mode is designed to function as an optic S1 and S2 secondary flash.
This allows more synchronized results every time the flash is fired. Radio trigger via high-power radio signals makes it even easier to use all the modes. This secondary flash feature is also beneficial if you are using the pre-flash function while shooting.
The flash automatically ignores a single “pre-flash” from the main flash and fire solely in response to the second, actual flash from the main unit.
Manually, can control flash power from 1/1 to 1/128 in 1/3 EV steps.
High-speed sync (HSS)
This feature is usually considered as a feature considered in high-end fully-featured flashlights. Integration of HSS in TT600 is what makes it stand out among numerous other flashlights in this price range. It does come with few limitations, yet it is one of the most notable features.
In simple words, Sync Speed is the highest shutter speed while you are firing the flash. It comes in handy when you want to keep a low depth of field, shooting outdoors, especially under the sun, and when you have to capture fast-moving objects.
High-Speed Sync can only be used with Godox Cell-II trigger or X1C/X1N TTL wireless trigger (Sold Separately). This instantly increases the maximum flash speed up to 1/8000s. Though flash speed largely depends on the cameras used in combination with the flash, results are pretty nifty with all compatible DSLRs.
Though the feature is very responsive, unfortunately, the TT600 can NOT recognize HSS when used on camera hot shoe.
High Guide Number
One upgrade in TT600 compared to the previous generation TT560 is that it has even higher guide numbers. Now the maximum guide number is 60m @ 200mm & ISO 100 whereas its comparative guide number is 34m @ 35mm & ISO 100.
Wireless Control System
Godox’s TT600 comes with a built-in wireless X system which enables it with 2.4G wireless transmission and radio control over the flash trigger. Besides the wireless triggering, it also enables using the flash as a master/slave flash system. It also offers an even and more balanced illumination compared to manual control.
Wireless X system is compatible with AD360II-C, AD360II-N, TT685C, TT685N, X1T-C, X1T-N trigger, and few other devices with the integrated wireless control system.
Master and Slave Unit
Using the wireless system, master units control the trigger of the slave unit. Because of the 2.4G signals, every time the flash is triggered, both units’ flash is perfectly synchronized.
When used as a master unit, the Godox’s TT600 group is set on the modes of M. A, B, C, D, or E. Whereas in Slave Mode, its group is set at A, B, C, D, or E.
With both the Optic Transmission and the 2.4G Radio Transmission, TT600 offers a highly stable signal. Not only does this apply to a close-range perimeter, but it also allows you to remotely control your device at a wider range covering more area.
Power and Battery Life
If you are using good batteries, you can enjoy 230 full flashes on average. It requires 4 x AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH. Lithium is not recommended by the manufacturer). The recycling time between the two flashes is approx. 0.1 to 2.6 sec.
Godox TT600 consumes a limited battery, which enables it not to be hindered by any obstacle that may come in the way of the remote and the camera. Forget about the hassle of carrying excessive batteries or charging cables while shooting outdoors.
Though the battery life is good, there is a little con associated with it. The batteries used in TT600 are not removable, so it can only be charged using the cable (comes with the package). This prevents the user from keeping an extra set of batteries on hand if there is no charging port available.
Short Full Flash Recycle Time
The number of flashes is about 230 (2500mA NI-MH battery), and the full flash recycle time is up to 0.1-2.6s. With time this short, one can easily take multiple flashes in a period of a short time. This feature saves the user’s time and ensures that the entire procedure flows smoothly, without any unnecessary hassle or delays causing problems.
You can easily upgrade the software by following the pace of the original plant in no time.
Inside the Box:
- Godox TT600 Flash
- Mini Stand
- Protection Case
- Instruction Manual
- Manufacturer: Godox
Godox TT600 Specs:
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 2.5 x 3 x 7.5 inches or 64 x 76 x 190 mm
- Weight: 14.11 oz. / 400 g (without Batteries)
- Mount: Shoe
- Off-Camera Terminal: 3.5 mm
- Guide Number: 196.85’ / 60 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
- Coverage: Full-Frame, 24 to 200 mm, 14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
- Bounce Head: -7 to +90°
- Swivel Head: 360°
- Flash Duration: 1/300 to 1/20000 Second
- Recycle Time: Approx. 0.1 to 2.6 Seconds
- Secondary Illumination: None
- Exposure Control Manual, Flash Modes, and Hi-Speed Sync
- Power Range: 1/1 to 1/128
- Wireless Operation: Radio (Manual). Up to 328.08′ / 100 m (Master, Slave)
- Wireless Channels: 32
- Wireless Groups: 5
- Remote Timing Modes: Instant Sync and Skip Preflash
- Internal Power: 4 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
- External Power Pack Compatible: No
- Compatible with: Godox X1-c and X1-N TTL Transmitter & Receivers, Godox XTR-16s Receiver, & XT-16 Transmitter, and Godox FTR-16s Receivers, & FT-16 & Cells II Transmitters
- Very reasonably priced
- Good battery life
- Very responsive X wireless system
- Compatible with a wide range of devices
- High-Speed Sync (HSS)
- A good number of flashes with very low recycling time.
- The user must understand flash and metering as this does not come with TTL.
- As is the case of compatibility with the camera, if the user has to upgrade their camera, it would be essential that they use the same brand as before.
- The user interface is traditional as compared to modern.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced yet high-quality and long-lasting manual flashlight, Godox TT600 is perfect for you with all the modern features. Highly recommended!