Welcome to another one of our articles based around the Godox TT350N range. As our regular readers will know, we are slowly trying to work our way through all variants of the flash unit and today it is our Godox TT350N review that is the Nikon variant of the flash unit.
Now the thing with the Nikon or Canon variants of any camera flash is that there is so much competition on the market. Thankfully, in our opinion at least, the TT350N is able to easily stand its own against the competing flash units at this price point in the market while outperforming a fair number of them managing to stand out from the crowd.
The great build quality of the flash, excellent performance, solid feature list, low price tag, and a large amount of functionality has led to a steadily growing customer base too. Some of the people who use the TT350N as their go-to camera flash of choice have decided to post some independent reviews online (click here to read some of them) going over how the flash unit has performed for them.
User Interface And Control System
Without a doubt, one of the main things that we absolutely love about the Godox TT350N is its great user interface and control system. In our opinion at least it beats the majority other flash units at this price point in the market as it is very clean and easy to use, especially if you are brand new to using camera flashes. We feel that anyone will be able to pick the TT350N up and quickly get to grips with how it works in a very short period of time.
The control system for the flash is based around six buttons and a rotary dial as shown in the image above. This reduces the number of things required as well as the potential confusion when initially picking the flash up. All of the buttons are very easy to press and use, even if your fingers are cold or wet and the rotary dial on the flash is also very simple to rotate as required.
The actual navigation menu itself is extremely easy to use, probably the easiest menu we have encountered and we think that it will quickly become second nature to anyone, even if you have never used a Godox camera flash before. It allows you to quickly and easily navigate to any setting that you may want to quickly tweak during flash photography without you having to waste excessive amounts of time.
Performance And Functionality
As we touched on earlier in the article, we feel that one of the main reasons that the Godox TT350N has proven to be such a solid choice is its functionality. Although this is not the fullfeature list of the flash unit, here is a short list of what we feel the majority of our readers will be using on a regular basis during their flash photography:-
- 2.4G wireless flash transmission
- Full TTL functions
- Supports HSS (max. 1 / 8000s)
- Front & rear curtain sync
- Manual flash
- GN60 (m ISO 100, @ 105mm)
- Master and Slave modes
- 22 stages of power output (1 / 1-1 / 128)
- 0.1-2.2 second recycle time
- 210 full power activations per full charge
As you can see, it has a solid set of popular features to help improve your flash photography performance. It is able to be used in a solid number of common situations and the variable 0.1-2.2 second recycle time is excellent in our opinion. One thing we feel that we have to mention if you are new to using a camera flash is that the 210 flash activation per set of fully charged batteries will change on a number of factors.
The type of batteries you use even comes into play and we would always recommend a solid set of cheap rechargeable batteries (Click here to check for product prices and availability). In our opinion, the next factor that is going to have an effect on the battery life and number of flash activations that you will be able to get out of your TT350 is the recycle time. A shorter recycle time will burn through your battery life much quicker than a slower one so keep plenty of spare batteries with you if you are doing something like a wedding photography gig where you will be using a short flash recycle.
With the Godox TT350N being a relatively budget-friendly camera flash we feel that Godox has done an excellent job on the build quality of the flash. It is lightweight, robust, and does a great job of dissipating heat to help and keep the flash unit cool. At this price point, this is essentially the key tri-factor of build quality and the TT350 has them all.
The image to the left shows the battery housing for the TT350 and as you can see it only requires two AA batteries. Due to this, they are inserted in a linear fashion that further reduces the chances of the flash unit overheating. Many competing flashes required four batteries and use them in the two by two side by side configuration and this ends up generating excessive heat but this is not an issue with the TT350.
We have also seen a trend of some third-party flash units trying to get away with a basic plastic hot shoe connector to try and keep costs low. These are a total nightmare as they tend to warp in shape over time making it a pain to mount or unmount from your camera. Thankfully though, the TT350 uses the traditional metal hot shot attachment avoiding this problem too.
We hope that you have found our Godox TT350N review helpful and we know that we may seem a little biased and that we are only sharing the positive points of the flash unit but we really do love this camera flash. For its price tag, we can’t fault it and would recommend that any Nikon camera user pick it up as it will make a great addition to your camera accessories.
In our opinion, it is a solid option and beats the majority of the competition on the market right now for its price point and we feel that the popularity of the flash unit is only going to increase in the coming years.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Godox TT350N review to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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dallashangerphoto – Bekah Timm – https://flic.kr/p/8rXMCh
Igor Menezes Fotógrafo – 15 Anos – Daniele Dias – https://flic.kr/p/jCG2E8