In this blog post, I will show you how to control Godox flashes with an Elinchrom trigger, using a combination of an Elinchrom receiver and a Godox trigger.

I came up with this solution because I wanted to use my Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-EL light meter, which incorporates a radio transmitter for Elinchrom flashes.

The problem is that I switched to Godox a few years ago. I now wanted to trigger the Godox flashes directly from the light meter, the same way I used to do with the old Elinchrom flashes.

Obviously, Elinchrom and Godox radio systems are totally different and not compatible. As such, I needed a way to create a bridge between them.

I did this by using an Elinchrom EL-Skyport Receiver plus and a Godox X1T-O trigger — that’s the Olympus version of the X1T. The idea is that the EL-Skyport Receiver gets the signal from the Elinchrom trigger and then applies it to the Godox trigger, which controls the Godox flashes.

Other Godox triggers with a central pin (such as those from Canon and Nikon) should also work.

Triggers for Sony have different connectors. You will need to use a separate cable with a 2.5mm jack at both ends to connect to the Elinchrom receiver.

Now, there are two possibilities:

If we have an Elinchrom trigger on the camera

The following configurations of the Godox trigger must be made:

C.Fn-01 (Single contact mode) has to be set to ON.
C.Fn-03 (PC sync socket connects with camera/flash) has to be set to IN.

Note that custom functions numbering can differ depending on the camera brand for which the trigger is made. Do read the manual and make any required changes depending on the type of trigger used.

The Elinchrom receiver must be set on the same channel and group as the transmitter. The transmitter’s groups can also be set to ALL. You can use this if you wish to combine Elinchrom and Godox flashes.

The Elinchrom trigger cannot control the power of the Godox flashes. The Godox trigger placed on top of the Elinchrom receiver does it. On this trigger, one has to set all groups to manual and dial the desired flash power for each group.

If we have a Godox trigger on the camera

On the Godox trigger on the camera, one has to set all groups to manual and dial the desired flash power for each group. This is the trigger that will control the power of the Godox flashes.

Same as above, the Elinchrom trigger cannot control the power of Godox flashes. On the Godox trigger placed on top of the Elinchrom receiver one must configure:

C.Fn-01 (Single contact mode) has to be set to ON.
C.Fn-03 (PC sync socket connects with camera/flash) has to be set to IN.
C.Fn.09 (APP mode) has to be set to ON/APP mode. In this mode, the transmitter can only trigger flashes, it can’t change its power settings.