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Godox TT685N Thinklite TTL Flash for Nikon Cameras

BH #GOTT685N • MFR #TT685N
Godox TT685N Thinklite TTL Flash for Nikon Cameras
Key Features
  • Built-In 2.4GHz X Wireless Radio System
  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • Guide Number: 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm
  • Zoom Range: 20-200mm (14mm with Panel)
With full support for Nikon i-TTL, including high-speed sync, and a built-in 2.4GHz radio system, the Godox TT685N Thinklite TTL Flash will make it easy to create both simple and elaborate lighting setups. When mounted on camera, it is an effective lighting tool with a powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm, a zoom range of 20-200mm, and the ability to tilt from -7 to 90° and rotate 360°. As a TTL-capable unit, the TT685N can also operate as a full wireless master or slave unit with TTL functionality.

Operation is intuitive with a rear LCD panel that shows settings. Also, the flash is equipped with a Wireless Control Port for attaching an optional remote control set and it has a 3.5mm sync port for basic wired connectivity. It runs on four AA batteries, which help provide a recycle time of 0.1-2.6 seconds.
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Godox TT685 Overview

With full support for Nikon i-TTL, including high-speed sync, and a built-in 2.4GHz radio system, the Godox TT685N Thinklite TTL Flash will make it easy to create both simple and elaborate lighting setups. When mounted on camera, it is an effective lighting tool with a powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm, a zoom range of 20-200mm, and the ability to tilt from -7 to 90° and rotate 360°. As a TTL-capable unit, the TT685N can also operate as a full wireless master or slave unit with TTL functionality.

Operation is intuitive with a rear LCD panel that shows settings. Also, the flash is equipped with a Wireless Control Port for attaching an optional remote control set and it has a 3.5mm sync port for basic wired connectivity. It runs on four AA batteries, which help provide a recycle time of 0.1-2.6 seconds.

This flash is compatible with Nikon Z 6II and Z 7II in when updated to firmware version 3.3 or later.

An integrated 2.4GHz X radio system is incorporated into the TT685N for wireless triggering. Able to be set up as a master or slave, this flash will help you create a versatile lighting setup with a range of 328' and support for 32 channels and three groups. It can also work with an optional X series transmitter for creating more elaborate setups.
Being compatible with Nikon's i-TTL system, users will enjoy numerous automated flash settings and the ability to use functions such as high-speed sync.
With a guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm the TT685N will easily illuminate most subjects. It also features a zoom head with a range of 20-200mm and a 14mm wide-angle panel for using a variety of different lenses.
Manual power control from 1/1 to 1/128 in 1/3 EV steps.
The flash head can be tilted from -7 to 90° and rotated a total of 360° for controlling bounce and where the light falls on the scene.
Optical master/slave transmission is available for working with other standard flashes.
Using an optional FT series remote control set, users can connect to the wireless control port to gain wireless control over the flash's power settings.
A 3.5mm sync port is available for setting up a wired connection to a camera or trigger.
This flash runs on four alkaline or NiMH AA batteries which help deliver about 230 full-power flashes and recycle times of 0.1-2.6 seconds.
USB connection for installing future firmware updates.

Godox TT685 Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number196.85' / 60 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
20 to 200 mm
14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom HeadYes
Bounce Head-7 to +90°
Swivel Head360°
Flash Duration1/300 to 1/20000 Second
Recycle TimeApprox. 0.1 to 2.6 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationModeling Light
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlManual, Nikon i-TTL
Flash ModesHi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Power Range1/1 to 1/128
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Wireless
Wireless OperationRadio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 98.43' / 30 m
Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 49.21' / 15 m (Master, Slave)
Wireless Channels32
Wireless Groups3
Remote Timing ModesInstant Sync
Skip Preflash
Power
Internal Power4 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack CompatibleYes
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera Terminal3.5 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.5 x 3 x 7.5" / 64 x 76 x 190 mm
Weight14.46 oz / 410 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1 x 3.6 x 3.2"

Godox TT685 Reviews

Terrible instructions and horrible user interface

By Michael
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-06

I have spent an hour and I still can't get this to fire with the matching Godox trigger. Of the four different flash systems I have used over the years this is by far the worst!!

Works well and great price.

By Perception
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

Works well and great price.

Powerful and works great.

By scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

The combo with the accessories kit makes this an amazing deal. Using disposable batteries with powerful flashes gets expensive and I hate proprietary battery packs.

You Get What You Pay For, that's how the saying goes.

By Robert
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

At first glance, it appears to be of decent quality. To be absolutely honest it was only used once for testing, when I went to use it again for a project the switch went out and would not power on. The batteries were replaced thinking that was the problem and still nothing. The warranty period had recently passed a few months ago so looks like money wasn't very well spent. Not very reliable and would not recommend for purchase.

Full-featured flash, great value for money

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

The TT685 is a full-sized flash with all the features you'd expect of a premium camera-brand speed-light, including full TTL and manual modes, high-speed sync, tilting/rotating head, slide-out catchlight and diffuser... and a whole lot more. It can communicate remotely via 2.4 GHz radio for when I decide to get the X1T device. It looks and feels solid and comes in a neat pouch with a small stand for attaching to light stands. The size and weight balance are good on my Olympus EM1ii - I was concerned it would be too big and heavy. It's quite a handful on my EM5 and if that's your main body, you might also consider the TT350 if you don't need as much power. This model runs on 4xAA batteries and it's a good idea to get rechargeables rather than use alkalines but I like the idea of being able to use alkalines as backup. I got rechargeables separately with a recharger that plugs into power outlets in my country, but B&H sell good-value packages if you're in North America. Speaking of power, the alternative to consider is the Godox V860ii, virtually same size and spec as the TT685 but with a lithium ion battery, is slightly heavier, and about 50% more expensive, and I'm sure it's really great as well. For my money, the TT685 at US$119 is perfect for my occasional flash use and is fantastic value for money. Olympus EM1ii users (and possibly some other Oly models) might wonder why your white balance doesn't change, with this flash, irrespective of what you set it to in the camera. Go to Menu F, last setting is Flash+WB, and if it's set to WB(flash symbol), set it to OFF, and you'll have control again.

So far, mostly good

By Mary P
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

Hi - I like the flash fine - for all its flashy reasons - although I had to exchange it after yanking the little white bounce card out of it. Don't yank too hard.

Love this set up

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

Love this combo and i also use the trigger with my Godox AD400PRO WITSTRO ALL-IN-1 OUTDR FLASH

Solid powerful flash but...

By Bill
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-18

Flash is solidly built, powerful, and has fairly intuitive menus. My only complaint is the TTL Auto zoom setting doesn't match my lens zoom (for example a 35mm is set for my 25mm lens). This causes some flash vignetting. Can be correcting by setting the zoom to the correct setting in Manual zoom. This takes care of the vignetting issue. Annoying, hence the 4 stars.

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