The Best On Camera Flash | Lumix S1/S1R | Godox | Photo Samples | 4K

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My thoughts on the best on camera flash unit for the Panasonic LumixS1 and S1R.

Link to Godox flash units below.

Godox V860 II for Panasonic :

Godox TT685 for Panasonic:

Gear used to shoot video:

Panasonic Lumix GH5
Panasonic Lumix S1
Panasonic Lumix GH5S

Panasonic Lumix S 70-200mm f/4

Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2

Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7

Audio recorded :

Panasonic Lumix GH5
Panasonic DMW-XLR1
Sennheiser AVX wireless system

Lighting :

Phottix 105 Raja Softbox

Aputure – LightStorm – 120d II

Aputure – LightStorm – 120t II

14 Comments
  1. Anastas Tarpanov says

    How can be this photos boring? Such interesting bike concepts and technologies. I'm just don't see any issues this to be shot with m4/3 gear.

  2. Lee Rothman says

    The 860II simply ROCKS! Such a great combo with the Panny S. Love the super fast recycle well under 2 seconds and last over 600 shots each charge. NO more AA's for me thanks

  3. Cooking with Glen says

    Thanks for the great review! I also have the this flash and love it! I chose the Godox TT685o mainly because I was worried about replacing the rechargeable battery in the future and not being able to find one. The only real difference I could find between the two was that the V860 has a little faster recycle time because of the battery, however if you use a good battery like the Panasonic eneloop batteries it really improves the recycle time of the TT685o. This flash is amazing for the price and I love the fact that I can use it on all my Panasonic cameras including my S1.

  4. Ron Coker says

    Godox, the one to beat. Thanks.

  5. Mitchell McMillan says

    Great review mate. Have you used them for any off camera work yet?

  6. CCK Playground says

    Love it

  7. Mark W says

    I have the Fuji version of the V860. It’s a good flash. My unit wobbles a bit on the hot shoe, which is a little disconcerting but doesn’t seems to affect it much overall though. Apart from that, it does the job very well!

  8. Noealz Photo says

    nice review man

  9. Alex Wade says

    I bought three of these with a trigger to use with Olympus m4/3. Very good for the price and very versatile off camera. The one flaw I have found is that the zoom ‘protocol’ between the camera and flashes is skewed. If I set my zoom lens to 12mm then the flash zooms to 17mm. If I zoom to 17mm the flash goes to 25mm. If I zoom to 25mm the flash goes to 35mm etc. I have tried this with a wide variety and combination of both Olympus and Panasonic lenses and bodies. Others have found the same. It’s an annoying fly in the ointment. When you’re aware of it and study your shots you’ll notice the dark corners in your shot. You can correct this only by manually zooming the flash to the appropriate focal length. It makes the flashes unusable for me ‘on camera’ for shooting weddings. I’ve tried contacting Godox about it but their customer service is non existant. How does that work out on the full frame?

  10. Scott Graham says

    No more Nikon eh? That's a big deal.

  11. Hezekiah Lyngdoh says

    Waited for this video. finally. thank you so much for this video.
    Your images are very good.

  12. Nick Matthews says

    Your images have great balanced exposure. Did you use the flash on or off camera?

  13. Bob Sanders says

    How's the S1R if you re taking a long exposure photo?

  14. Daniel Bryn says

    Good stuff man – I have the AA battery version, and im superhappy with it 🙂 One thing, and I dont mean to come across as rude, but you have a lot of echo in your vids. Can easily be fixed with hanging stuff on the walls. Keep creating 🙂

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