Godox Thinklite TT350c Flash Review (FP Flashpoint ZOOM R2 C MINI)

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Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c

  1. In short
  2. Main Specifications
  3. Assembly
  4. Main flash modes: M, TTL, Multi, S1, S2
  5. Slave / Master Remote Control Modes
  6. Custom Settings C.Fn
  7. Firmware Upgrade
  8. My experience
  9. Prices
  10. Results
  11. User Comments
  12. Add your review or question on the lens

Godox Thinklite TT350c sold in some countries under the brand / name FP Flashpoint ZOOM R2 C MINI.

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c


In short

Godox Thinklite TT350c - inexpensive external flash with support for E-TTL II and high speed sync in a small compact case. One of the main functions is built-in radio synchronizerwhich allows the Godox TT350c to control other flashes or to be a remote-controlled remote flash.

Such a small and light flash is very suitable for mirrorless cameras, but on entry-level SLR cameras, which are usually quite light, the TT350c will be a good solution for a comfortable weight balance.

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c

The main technical characteristics of Godox Thinklite TT350c:

Review Instance Name Godox TT350c. Box name Godox Thinklite TTL Camera Flash TT350c
Basic properties
  • The flash fits all Canon hot-shoe cameras with E-TTL II support
  • Compact size and light weight
  • Integrated Reflector Card
  • Built-in wide-angle diffuser
  • Included is an additional diffuser nozzle
  • Built-in 2.4GHz radio synchronizer for slave or master modes
  • S1, S2 - slave flash modes through a light trap
  • Multi - multiple flash mode (strobe mode)
  • USB-port for firmware update
  • HSS - high speed synchronization, up to 1/8000 s
  • FEC (Flash Exposure Compansation) - flash power adjustment
  • Focus assist illumination
  • Overheat Control Function
  • Backlit contrast display
  • Important: a flash from a third-party manufacturer, which imposes some restrictions on its practical use
Leading number 36 (at ISO 100 and 105 mm)
Zoom available zoom values: 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 80, 105 mm + 14 mm with an attached diffuser card
Tilt angles 90 degrees up, 7 degrees down, 180 degrees to the right and 90 degrees to the left
Elements of a food 2 AA, Ni-MH or LR6 batteries
Colorful temperature unknown
Pulse duration
  • 1/350 s at a power of 1/1
  • 1/20.000 s at a power of 1/128
Number of power setting levels 8 main levels from 1/1 to 1/128 for each of which (with the exception of 1/1 and 1/128) you can perform fine tuning + -0.3 or + -0.7
Разъемы
  • hot shoe with a set of contacts for Canon cameras
  • USB port for firmware upgrade
Extra food do not support
Built-in radio synchronizer distance 30 m
The weight 200 g without batteries (my measurements show 207 g)
Manufacturer country MADE IN CHINA (Made in China)
Period since November 2016
Instructions View instructions on the official website
Price

Please note that the Godox Thinklite TT350 flash is produced not only for Canon (an option from this review), but also for other systems:

  • Godox Thinklite TT350 [F] - FujiFilm
  • Godox Thinklite TT350 [N] - Nikon
  • Godox Thinklite TT350 [S] - Sony
  • Godox Thinklite TT350 [O] - Olympus (suitable for Panasonic)
  • Godox Thinklite TT350 [C] - Canon

By the way, there is a version Godox Ving V350The main difference from Godox Thinklite TT350 is the use of a battery instead of AA batteries.

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Assembly

Godox Thinklite TT350c came to me on a review completely new with protective films on easily soiled places. Package Includes:

  1. Flash Godox Thinklite TT350c
  2. diffuser cap (diffuser)
  3. detailed instructions for flash in Chinese and English in the form of a small vertical booklet
  4. carrying case for storing and transporting the flash. The wardrobe trunk is closed with Velcro. Simple wardrobe trunk
  5. a mini-stand for flash, which is located in a special compartment coffer. The stand has a bottom standard tripod metal socket
  6. warranty card. Flash Warranty - 12 months
  7. desiccant bag
  8. QCPASS Quality Pass
  9. shipping bags and clamps

Externally, the Godox Thinklite TT350c is small and nice looking. In the hands of the flash is also felt very nice, it is made of high quality plastic. Temporal decorative inserts are also plastic, resembling rubber seals on the original flashes.

The flash head does not have a temporal button to lock its position. The flash head rotates horizontally 270 degrees (180 right and 90 left), 90 degrees up and 7 degrees down (total 97 degrees vertical) In the horizontal position, the rotation of the head occurs with poorly expressed clicks. For horizontal rotation there are marks for 150, 120 and 90, 75, 60, 30 degrees. In the vertical position, the rotation of the head occurs with clearly audible clicks; there are marks for 30, 45, 60 and 75 degrees.

The battery cover does not seem reliable enough to the touch. Batteries are easy to install, there are two tags with poles '+' and '-' for their correct orientation.

Under the battery cover is a Micro-USB port for updating the firmware.

Take out the built-in white card reflector and diffuser very very difficult. The protrusion for which you should pry and pull out the card is very small and uncomfortable. I see this problem with other Godox flashes.

When you change the focal length, the flash emits characteristic noise from electric drive.

To fix the flash, use clamping disc instead of the lever. This reduces the speed and ease of installing / removing the flash on the camera or stand, and can also cause the flash to jam in the hot shoe. Near the disk there is a drawn arrow with the inscription 'LOCK' (tighten). If the disk is jammed, then using this arrow you can easily navigate in which direction the disk should be rotated to remove the flash.

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Modes of operation

  • ETTL - automatic operation
  • M - mode with manual power setting
  • Multi - mode

ETTL Mode

The mode is selected with the 'Mode' button.

In this mode, the flash fires automatically using the Canon E-TTL II.

Godox Thinklite TT350c displays the set aperture value and focal length value. The display shows TTL M xmm ZOOM (automatic mode with manual zoom) or TTL AUmm ZOOM (automatic mode with automatic zoom).

  • It is possible to carry out a power adjustment of + -3 EV in 1/3 steps. In the instruction, this function is called FEC (Flash Exposure Compansation)
  • You can use high-speed HSS synchronization (the display shows H with lightning). To activate, press the SYNC button
  • you can enable synchronization on the second curtain, to activate, press the SYNC button twice

M mode

The mode is selected with the 'Mode' button.

In this mode, you can manually select the desired flash output. Power can be set from level 1/1 to level 1/128 for each of which you can perform fine tuning + -0.3 or + -0.7 EV

Also, in this mode, you can enable high-speed synchronization H, as well as second-curtain synchronization (to activate, press the SYNC button).

In this mode, the flash can also work on other cameras that have a central sync contact to trigger the flash. True, high-speed synchronization will not work on cameras of other systems.

Multi mode

The mode is selected with the 'Mode' button.

In this mode, you can set a multiple flash (strobe mode). You can select the power of each individual pulse from the set: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/128.

For a minimum power of 1/128, you can select a maximum of 20 pulses at a frequency of 90 hertz, or 90 pulses at a frequency of 1-7 hertz with smooth balancing between the frequency and the number of flashes. For a maximum power of 1/4, you can select up to 7 pulses at a frequency of 1 hertz or 2 pulses at a frequency of 2 to 90 hertz. Various combinations are possible depending on the number of pulses and / or frequency.

What can this mode be used for? I have described here.

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c

S1 and S2 modes

These modes can only be enabled while in mode M. They are activated by the 'Slave' button.

With S1 mode Godox Thinklite TT350c can be ignited by the first light pulse from the master flash. This is a very simple and effective light trap mode.

In S2 mode the flash is set on fire for every second pulse of the leading flash, but it is not an analogue of PRE-flash Cancel Mode S2 for Yongnuo flashes. But still, this is a very convenient mode when the master flash master works in the automatic TTL mode. This is very useful when the master flash additionally controls a large number of groups of external flashes, creating many auxiliary command light pulses.

Godox Thinklite TT350c burns perfectly in S2 mode from my Nikon master flash S, which remotely controls three more different flash groups in TTL mode and works in TTL mode itself.

Important: the light trap, which is responsible for receiving command pulses, is located on the front panel of the Godox Thinklite TT350c. In modes S1 and S2, the flash must be placed so that it easily picks up the command pulse of the master flash master or command unit. This is easy to do, as the flash head rotates and you can always point it in the right direction.

Important: the light trap also responds to infrared light, which is used by some command devices.

Important: in modes S1 and S2 on the front panel not blinking flash activity indicator (it is simply not there)

Important: in S1 and S2 modes, the Godox Thinklite TT350c is triggered by command pulses even when it is mounted on the camera. Another ill-conceived little thing.

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Slave flash modes 'S'

To activate the mode, hold down the SYNC button for 2 seconds and rotate the main dial until the icon with the antenna and the letter 'S' (Slave, remote flash) appear.

In slave flash mode, you can use the M / Multi / TTL modes. For radio control, 16 channels and 3 groups (A / B / C) with a range of up to 30 meters are available. Groups change when you press the 'Slave (GR / CH)' button, channels change when you press the same button and rotate the main dial.

Important: to work in the flash master mode over the air on some cameras, you must use the P / Av / Tv / M modes.

The Godox Thinklite TT350c can also be forced to operate automatically over the air using a transmitter / receiver Godox X1T-C or Godox xpro-c. As well as any Godox flash, which can work as a master flash over the air.

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c

'M' master flash modes

To activate the mode, hold down the SYNC button for 2 seconds and rotate the main dial until the icon with the antenna and the letter 'M' appear (Master, master flash master).

For radio control, 16 channels and 3 groups (A / B / C) with a range of up to 30 meters are available. Groups change when you press the 'Slave (GR / CH)' button, channels change when you press the same button and rotate the main dial. For each of the groups of remote flash units, one of three operating modes is set: no flash (group inactive), TTL or Multi.

At first, it’s not easy to figure out the setup, but after spending a few minutes behind the flash menu, everything becomes clear.

Sizes of Godox Thinklite TT350c and Godox ThinkLite TT685c

Dimensions of Godox Thinklite TT350c and Godox ThinkLite TT685c

Custom Settings C.Fn

User functions are very few. It’s even strange that they made a separate menu for them. Perhaps the functionality will be expanded in new firmware.

  • St-ON / St-OF - enables or disables the sleep function
  • AF-ON / AF-OF - enables or disables AF assist illumination
  • bL-10 / bL-ON / bL-OF - turns on the backlight for 10 seconds, or the backlight is always on or off

The number of functions is small, but most likely, additional functionality will be added in subsequent firmware.

Sizes of Godox Thinklite TT350c and Godox ThinkLite TT685c

Dimensions of Godox Thinklite TT350c and Godox ThinkLite TT685c

Firmware Upgrade

The Godox G1 utility for updating the firmware, as well as new firmware can be downloaded on the official website for this link. Use a standard Micro-USB cable to connect. At the time of this review, Ver. 1.6.

To make it work Godox G1 Utility need to install in Window Vista compatibility mode. Before starting the installation program, the 'Compatibility' parameter should be changed in the program properties. For MacOS users, this should not be a problem. I already described how to do this in the flash review Godox ThinkLite TT685c.

I still failed to update the firmware. The utility requires the firmware file '* .fri', and only the file '* .dfu' is downloaded from the official site.

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c

My experience

Godox Thinklite TT350c is a nice little flash. It will be comfortable to work with it on small amateur Canon EOS cameras. The functionality is quite sufficient for simple operation in the automatic TTT (E TTL II) mode, as well as in advanced modes with remote control of other flashes.

Godox Thinklite TT350c is primarily intended for amateur use. A small guide number and only two AA batteries will not be able to repeat what large full-fledged external flashes are capable of.

In poor lighting conditions, I often shoot with an external flash mounted on the camera, while still using high ISO and aperture values ​​around F / 2.8. This allows you not to use the large power of light pulses, and therefore I would be happy to use the Godox Thinklite TT350c, but only if it had a wider range of functions. First of all, I really appreciate the feature 'aperture-free auto flash without TTL', which is on my flashes S, S.

Recharge time with my battle batteries Panasonic eneloop AA 1900mAh at full flash power, it was 3-4 seconds. After 30 operations, the overheat mode is activated, which disappears after the flash is turned off and on again.

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Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Prices

Godox flashes can be easily found on AliExpress for example, here. The cost usually ranges from 80 to 90 dollars, depending on the configuration. The Chinese like to add different trifles to the kit.

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Godox Thinklite TT350c

Results

Godox Thinklite TT350c - a small and functional flash, fully copes with its basic tasks.

Of the shortcomings, I want to highlight only a trifle:

  1. there is no sound notification about reloading, it causes the most inconvenience in slave mode
  2. a flash disk is used instead of a lever to fix the flash, which slows down and complicates fixing the flash on the camera or stand
  3. unknown outbreak survivability and little information on official service centers
  4. incompatibility with some Canon EOS cameras is possible (the instructions indicate that the flash is exactly compatible only with the specific list of cameras with which it was tested, a link to the instructions on the label)
  5. very poorly implemented software for updating the firmware. Very poor functionality of the program, which is responsible for working with the flash
  6. the absence of a large number of small useful trifles characteristic of the original outbreaks (it makes no sense to list them all). A very meager set of custom functions C.Fn
  7. getting a light-scattering card is difficult and inconvenient (a very uncomfortable ledge to pry off with a fingernail)
  8. only the orange backlight (confuses those who have other Godox flashes that have different display colors in different modes of operation)
  9. overheating function is easy to fool

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Comments: 21, on the topic: Godox Thinklite TT350c Flash Review (FP Flashpoint ZOOM R2 C MINI)

  • andrey.ali

    I know this on Fuji x-t20, for mirrorless ones, hell! dorechі recently updated the wireframe. type makrashe pratsyuvati. It’s nice that I’m ready to use it, I’m going to use it as an amateur. I’m the very head! I repeat .... one is more attractive for mirrorless mirrors, more than one for good, for example, in fuji there are a lot of cheap ones, for free space. I recommend!

  • Valentine

    Good review. I looked at this, only under m4 / 3 (precisely because of the size). It did not suit a long recharge time, low power, rather fast overheating. I know that some people use such a pair or three at once, but I had another task - to have a small camera, a small and functional flash. As a result, I settled on the Nissin i40, which is more powerful, on 4 batteries, quickly recharges, is less prone to overheating, works longer, in terms of compact size, the button lock, but the price for this one from the review is lower. For a DSLR, I wouldn’t even look at this, they lose to normal-sized flashes, even less so to native flashes. For example, with the Nikon SB700, there’s no point in comparing, just two different levels.

  • Alexey de Paris

    Thanks to Arkady for the review! Oh and dear, this flash! I recommend looking in the direction of the old models of the original flashes. Easy to find for the same money.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      It seems to me that $ 80 is not expensive at all

      • Alexey de Paris

        yes 80 good price! In the review already at the very end where the PRICES are indicated 170-200 and it confused me. There is also a link to Ali on another flash for 200 bucks.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Fixed

  • Michael

    Arkady, why do you write that this flash has a low guide number? (in the section “My experience”). It seems that the professional SB-900 is less powerful (34 and 36 for the subject) ...

    • Arkady Shapoval

      The Chinese have their “leading numbers," rather, I needed to write that its real output power is not as high as that of large standard external flashes. For example, the same Godox Ving V860IIc, from a previous review, has “Chinese leading number ”60.

      • Michael

        All clear thanks

  • Sergei

    I have owned such an outbreak for 8 months. I use with Nikon D7200. Bought for travel. I went to it from 910, but after a few years, I began to notice that I did not really need such power and size. Yes, I'm heavy. I bought 700. An excellent flash, but its weight does not differ from 910, and then I realized that I needed a flash not with 4 batteries, but with 2. I began to look at the 500-ku, but to give such money for such functionality - the toad strangled, even when a girl friend sold it for 50 bucks. And then I accidentally stumbled upon this flash ... bought. By weight, this is what I wanted, plus there is autofocus highlighting. But, the quality of the plastic is terrible, for 8 months of rare use, it looks worse than 910 for 8 years of active use. In TTL mode, it is constantly overexposed, made an amendment to AZ -1. Recently updated the firmware - nothing has changed. And of course it recharges a long time. The flash is exclusively for the undemanding user, just in my case, to roll it somewhere on trips. The last time I never even got it ... In general, in general, the quality of plastic from Godox is so-so and on other products. It seems to be rough, but scratched worse than gloss

  • Nicholas

    Tell me, how much she has a tight or easily rotating head, since there is no position lock there.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      It’s not tight, quite comfortable.

      • Nicholas

        I rephrase a little whether it feels “flimsy” and whether it will turn itself, for example, under the weight of the Godox RS18 diffuser

        • anonym

          I'm mine with ext. I didn’t try with nozzles, but the head rotates clearly not flimsy. tight enough in any direction, but not too tight. just right.

  • Hope

    Hello,
    What is your best recommendation for the nikon d3400: is this flash new or used sb 700?

  • goddess

    It did not work to update the flash firmware because you installed the Godox G1 program, but Godox G2 was necessary. It is in the same place as Godox G1, but lower.

  • anonym

    recently bought a flash for use with sony nex-6. after the built-in enthusiasm, there is no limit, of course (and why didn’t I buy an external flash before for shooting in a generally insufficiently lit room?)

    one misfortune: with a small lens ceased to grasp staggering. the flash greatly outweighs, the standard “handle” for the right hand is no longer enough. with a larger lens (especially from a full frame DSLR, where the adapter is large) it will be better: in this case, the camera is held mainly by the lens.

    Has anyone put an extra handle on the NEX? share your experience. what to take, how much does it improve business?

  • Nicholas

    Taki bought it for myself, in addition to my sb900 \ 910 because of the weight mainly, but for a narrow task, put on it a Godox RS18 diffuser, an existing yongnuo rf-603N synchronizer, and a “stick” in hand. Because with sb900 on an outstretched arm and with a meter "stick" it is not at all comfortable to work with. Well, not the point. The trouble is that she (tt350N) does not want to be set on fire manually from Yongnuo synchronizers. SB900 \ 910 Set on fire, metz set on fire and this “crumb” NO. and HZ why. insert into the hot shoe of the camera - it works, insert into the synchronizer shoe - does not work. I updated the firmware, nothing has changed. It is clear that this is corrected with the purchase of the Godox X1T-N Transmitter, but I wanted to be able to work with what is already available. Maybe someone knows what’s the matter?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Most likely the problem cannot be solved. 603N may not be friends with some flashes, for example, even the native SB-600. There is a problem with programming sleep mode and this is more of a transmitter / receiver problem.

  • Eugene

    Can this flash fire itself without a synchronizer remotely? I can’t understand, tell me. She needs a synchronizer, which is better? Thanks.

  • Oleksandr

    Arkady, the firmware is installed using the Godox G2 utility. Well, in general, a pretty flash. Only here in my version for Nikon there is no zoom setting taking into account the crop factor, AP-ON / OFF. Firmware version 1.3

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