Godox, also distributed as Flashpoint via Adorama here in the United States has announced their “pro” version of their wireless strobe trigger. If you live in the states…I highly recommend you stick with Flashpoint as there is service and support. Godox has been impossible to reach from the states and support is out of the question. Maybe it’s different elsewhere in the world.
Anyways, back to to our main subject. The new X-Pro trigger, also known as the Flashpoint R2 Pro has some great features that make it a worthy option beyond that standard R2 trigger. It has now been announced for Olympus/Panasonic. I am unsure of the actual release date as of today.
Here is a link to the preorder (at the moment) R2 Pro at Adorama. I won’t be linking to Godox because every time I visit their site my virus protection blocks some kind of coin-mining scripts and malware. Uncool.
The R2 Pro has a larger screen and direct buttons for accessing the adjustment functions. This is so much better than the wheel and three tiny buttons on the standard trigger. Another great feature is the “TCM” function. This lets you shoot in TTL and then convert that setting over to manual flash. This can make setting flashes real quick. You can then just manually control and adjust from there.
I will definitely be purchasing one of these and doing a review once i’ve taken it out on a few projects. My other godox reviews are coming shortly too.