Buying a studio or hot shoe flash that suits our needs is only half the battle. To enable you to work comfortably with the light, you need to complement it with an accessory that synchronizes the flash with your camera, so that it's triggered exactly at the moment the image is taken. Radio triggers are currently the most popular and best solution for flash triggering. They are unquestionably a more precise solution than, say, a photocell, which only activates a flash after capturing another one, severely restricting the photographer's creative freedom and preventing him from experimenting with different lighting setups. Moreover, radio triggers do not require cable connection because all communication between the lighting setup and the camera is done wirelessly through radio waves.
The Godox Store offers a selection of advanced triggers that allow you to remotely adjust the parameters and modes of your lights – change the sync mode, set the power output or choose between manual, TTL (automatic flash with exposure metering) and HSS (high-speed sync) modes. They also allow you to assign your flashes into channels and groups, in case you need precise lighting and use different parameters for each of the devices. When other devices—typically cellphones or computers—interfere with the one being used at the time, channels should also be adjusted to prevent any triggering mishaps. Some controllers also allow you to put an additional flash or other hot-shoe-mounted accessories on top of it to further expand your lighting setup.
The most important feature of Godox lighting solutions is their mutual compatibility – all of them are connected to each other by a unique X radio system, prepared for reliable operation for many years. With its help you can trigger both on-camera and studio lights made by Godox and Quadralite. Each flash model available at Godox Store is equipped with a compatible radio receiver, thus saving photographers additional expenses. They also have easy-to-read LCD screens that indicate the current parameters of the lights, as well as the groups and channels they're divided into. Additional radio receivers make it possible to incorporate most of the lights from other manufacturers into the X system, allowing simultaneous flash triggering together with Godox lighting – however, the light parameters will have to be set directly on them.
Each model of Godox radio triggers comes in several different versions for all the most popular camera brands on the market today – Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus and Pentax. This allows one lighting kit to be used with many different cameras. The drivers for each system differ in the arrangement of the pins on the shoe, ensuring compatibility with a specific camera model. Unfortunately, a Nikon flash's advanced features will not be supported by a trigger made for Canon cameras. Because of this, take careful to select the controller appropriate for your camera. Your Godox flashes will continue to perform properly even if you change the system you use along the way; all you have to do is replace the trigger with the one compatible with the new equipment.