Want To Use Your Canon Speedlite With The Sony a7III? Take A Look How!

You might be in the same situation as me and migrated from a Canon DSLR to a Sony mirrorless camera. I personally decided to make the move because I could still use some and my Canon equipment and did not have to worry about buying thousands of $$$ of brand new gear. So I have been slowly buying native lenses and lighting equipment. I also found a way to keep using my working horse Canon 580 EXII Speedlite using Godox products. I would like to share my setup with you.

First I purchased a Godox XPro-S TTL wireless trigger. This allows me to control several units at the same time via a 2.4G signal when I mount it to my Sony a7III. I want to mention that this combo works fine and the Xpro-S is compatible with the a7III, Godox does not advertise this on their website… The other piece of equipment needed is a receiver like the Godox X1R-C for the Canon Speedlite. (X1 R for receiver – C for Canon). Now I have a trigger that can communicate with my Canon speedlite. I can change anything from the modes to the zoom range straight from the XPro-S trigger mounted on my a7III. The downside is the Canon Speedlite has to be used as a slave. If you are happy with that you can still use your older Speedlite from your older setup for around $50 cdn. Keep in mind that I payed close to $500 cdn when I purchased my 580 EXII years ago.

I also purchased a Godox V860II-S speedlite that can be mounted on my Sony a7III or used as a slave if I trigger it using the XPro-S. It is very easy and affordable to setup a Godox lighting environment. I am very pleased so far and my experience has been very smooth. I highly suggest Godox products if your are in the market for solid lighting equipment without having to break the bank!

Godox XPro-S Review- 3 Ways To Use The Trigger

Take a look at all of the specs on the Godox official website.

The Godox XPro-S is a well built and easy to navigate trigger. There’s a lot you can do with it and it can command many flashes and modelling lights at the same time. There are 16 groups and 32 channels to setup your lights and it can control them up to 100 meters away. It supports all flash modes- M, TTL, Multi. This unit is light and a must have to setup a great Godox environment. Take a look at my current Godox setup here. I highly suggest this $80 cdn trigger for anyone looking to expand their lighting capabilities.