As I am a Fujifilm shooter who loves to use flash, I get asked a lot which flash system I recommend for Fujifilm users. In my opinion, the Godox 2.4 GHz flash eco-system is currently one of the most interesting choices, especially if you want your flash gear to be able to grow with your flash power needs. Because that's how it generally goes: you start out with one speedlight-style flash on your camera. Then you start to use it off-camera... Then you discover that sometimes, a speedlight isn't powerful enough and so you start looking for a more powerful flash. But wouldn't it be cool if you could still use that speedlight together with that bigger flash?
That's what the Godox 2.4 GHz ecosystem can do for you. Not only is it currently one of the very few to support HSS and TTL for Fujifilm cameras*, but Godox also has an entire range of Fujifilm compatible flashes, ranging from the small TT350F over the recently announced TT685F, the Ving V860IIF (which I hope to review later) and the 200 Ws AD200, all the way to the 600Ws AD600. Using an optional head, you can even combine two AD600 units into one whopping 1200 Ws flash system. That's a lot of sun-stopping power! The nice thing about this eco-system is that you can mix and match the flashes according to your needs, put them in different groups and use them in Manual or TTL mode and even in High Speed Sync with an X-T2, X-T1, X-Pro 2 and GFX*. In this video, I am using the TT350F as a commander. If you want a more powerful commander flash, you can opt for the Ving V860IIF or the TT685F. If you just want a trigger, the recently introduced X1T-F will do the job nicely.
Best, of all, the Godox gear is quite affordable, which lets you save some money to invest in Fujifilm cameras or lenses... Speaking of which, in this video, you can see me using the TT350F, AD200 and AD600 in combination with the Fujifilm GFX50S, the GF 23 and the GF 110. Warning: gear overdose ahead! Special thanks to Frannie, Frank & Ioannis. Thanks also to Fujifilm Belgium and Disnet.nl, the Dutch importer of Godox.
* With other Fujifilm cameras, some features are not supported. Not on all Fujifilm cameras: check the Godox website for specifics.
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