Godox adds support for Canon DSLRs with missing universal flash pin in new firmware updates

May 6, 2019

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Godox adds support for Canon DSLRs with missing universal flash pin in new firmware updates

May 6, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Only a few days ago, some eagle-eyed folks spotted that Canon had removed the universal flash pin on their lower end DSLRs. Now, Godox has responded with new firmware updates to take the missing pin into account. Most of Godox’s most popular items for Canon now have compatibility with the Canon EOS 1500D/2000D/Rebel T7, EOS 3000D/4000D/Rebel T100.

The new firmwares are available to download from the Godox website. The patch notes aren’t very long and most were created purely to fix this issue. One camera not mentioned by name is the Canon EOS 200D Mark II/SL3, although I would imagine these updates would fix the issue with that, too. That’s pure speculation, though, so no guarantees. If somebody out there is able to test it for us, let us know in the comments and we’ll update the post.

Godox XPro-C

Godox X1T-C

Godox V860II-C

Godox V350-C

Godox TT350-C

This still leaves the Godox TT685-C without a new firmware, but in a statement released by Godox to retailers and sent to us by Erlich LTD, a new TT685-C firmware is on the way too.

Obviously, there’s no word on a Godox V1-C firmware announcement yet, as the V1 isn’t quite available just yet. But, no doubt that will also be coming soon, if it doesn’t ship with compatibility from day one.

Update: The Godox TT685-C firmware has now been released, too.

Godox has also confirmed to DIYP that the Godox V1-C will ship with this feature already available, as will the new Godox X2T flash trigger.

To download the new firmware, head on over to the Godox website.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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3 responses to “Godox adds support for Canon DSLRs with missing universal flash pin in new firmware updates”

  1. Daniel T Jester Avatar
    Daniel T Jester

    So it’s almost as if, all the panicking that the photo blogs did was for nothing….

    1. Thetallcoolone Avatar
      Thetallcoolone

      It definitely wasn’t for nothing. This is only one flash manufacturer responding. There’s still plenty more flash companies that will need to take extra steps to ensure compatibility. Kudos to Godox for responding quickly, but it’s still a dick move on Canon’s part.

    2. Mike Avatar
      Mike

      Nope. No way to do any sort of firmware update to make PocketWizard and Paul Buff triggers work – they ONLY have the universal pin contact, so they CAN’T physically work unless someone creates an adapter.