FLASHPOINT EVOLV 200 PRO / GODOX AD200 PRO – Now Available For Pre-Order

EVOLV 200 PRO / AD200 PRO

 

Flashpoint and Godox have released the new EVOLV 200 PRO / AD200 PRO, an upgraded and slightly revised version of the very popular original EVOLV / AD200 Lithium-ion powered TTL / HSS compact cordless flash.

And the EVOLV 200 PRO are available for pre-order now from Adorama for $349.

The new PRO model primarily adds improved color consistency across the power range, though there are also a number of small physical revisions to the flash body and interface as well.

 

SIGNIFICANT NEW FEATURES INCLUDE

  • Stable Color Mode – 5600°±100°K Across Power Range
  • 9 Stop Power Range – 1/256 – 1/1, in 1/10th Stop Increments
  • Revised, Slightly Recessed Interface, With Added Buttons
  • Revised ON / OFF Switch
  • USB Port Updated to USB-C
  • Improved No-Twist Stand Mounting Points and Umbrella Swivel

 

The 200 PRO once again provide an auto sensing radio receiver mode for Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fuji, Pentax, camera systems, and are compatible with the full range of lights in the Flashpoint R2 / Godox X 2.4GHz radio flash system.

 

EVOLV 200 PRO / AD200 PRO

XPLOR 200 PRO / AD200 PRO FEATURES

 

  • Power – 200Ws
  • Bare Bulb Head – GN 60m, ISO 100 (AD360 reflector)
  • Speedlite Head – GN 52m ISO 100
  • Flash Modes – TTL / M / Multi
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 Stops)
  • FEL (Flash Exposure Lock)
  • Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 Output (1/10th Increments)
  • Flashpoint R2 / Godox 2.4GHz X Radio System
  • Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fuji, Pentax, Radio Slave Modes (Auto Switching)
  • Range – 100m +
  • Groups – A / B / C / D / E
  • 32 Channels
  • ID 1-99
  • S1/S2 Optic Slave Modes
  • Flash Duration Frensel Head – 1/220s – 1/13000s
  • Flash Duration Bare Bulb Head – 1/220s – 1/11300s
  • Color Temperature – 5600 +/- 200k
  • Stable Color Mode – 5600 +/- 100k
  • 14.4V 2900mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • 500+ Full Power Flashes
  • 0.01 – 1.8 Second Recycle Time
  • Custom Functions
  • Auto Memory Function
  • LED Modelling Light (Fresnel Head Only)
  • USB-C Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • 3.5mm Sync Port
  • Communication Port (For XTR-16 / FTR-16 Receivers)

 

The 200 PRO provides an updated interface, with a slightly recessed display panel, which may help with being less prone to breakage than the original model.

Two extra buttons have also been added for faster access to functions.

 

EVOLV 200 PRO / AD200 PRO

 

The USB port for Firmware updates has been upgraded to USB-C.

And the flashes threaded mounting points now include 2 recessed slots, corresponding with a new umbrella swivel light stand mount which will no longer twist around when attached to the flash.

 

EVOLV 200 PRO / AD200 PRO

 

EVOLV 200 PRO SPECS

 

R2 Wireless (Slave Unit Mode)
Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax

Flash Modes
Wireless off
M/Multi
R2 Slave unit
TTL/ M/Multi

Compatible Cameras (Using R2 Radio Master Unit)
Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax

Guide No. (ft/m ISO 100)
Speedlite flash head: 170ft/52m (ISO 100) 35mm coverage
Bare bulb flash head: 196ft/60m (ISO 100, with the standard reflector)

Flash Duration
Speedlite flash head: 1/220 to 1/15380 seconds
Bare bulb flash head: 1/220 to 1/13150 seconds

Power Output: 200ws

Power Range: 9 stops: 1/256 ~ 1/1 in 1/10th stop increments

Stroboscopic Flash: Up to 90 times, 99Hz

Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC): Manual. FEB: ±3 stops in 1/3 stop increments.

Sync Mode: High-speed sync (up to 1/8000 seconds), 1st-curtain sync, & 2nd-curtain sync

Delay Flash: 0.01~30 seconds

Mask: Yes

Beeper: Yes

Modeling Lamp(LED): Yes

Optic Slave Flash: S1/S2

Flash Duration Indication: Yes

Wireless Flash: R2 2.4GHz radio and optical sensor reception

Wireless flash function: Slave, Off

Controllable slave groups: 5 (A, B, C, D, and E)

R2 Radio reception range (approx.): 330ft/100m

Channels: 32 (1~32)

ID function: OFF, 01~99

Power Supply: Lithium battery pack (14.4V/2900mAh)

Full Power Flashes: Approx. 480

Recycle Time: Approx. 0.01-1.8s

Battery Indicator: Yes

Power Indication: Power hibernate automatically after approx. 30 minutes of idle operation.

Sync Triggering Mode: 3.5mm sync line, Wireless control port

Color Temperature: 5600° ±200°K

Stable Color Mode: 5600° ±100°K over the entire power range

Dimension: 6.8 x 2.1 x 2.9in / 172 x 54 x 75mm (flash head not included)

Net Weight: 20.8oz / 590g (flash head & battery not included)

 

ACCESSORIES

 

The EVOLV 200 PRO / AD200 PRO feature the same modular flash head system as the original model, and come supplied with a Fresnel and bare Bulb Head.

And there are already numerous versatile flash head options and accessories available –

EVOLV / AD200 Round Head

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Flashpoint EVOLV 200 PRO / AD200 PRO are available for pre-order now from Adorama for $349.

 

Flashpoint – Website

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19 Comments
  1. John Wilson 2 weeks ago

    If I was buying a new one I’d buy one of these but there’s nothing compelling enough to make me want to replace any of my existing AD200s with one of these.

    If the recycle time was ~1 second I might be tempted but then I suppose that would require a higher voltage battery.

    • Dennis 2 weeks ago

      Personally I don’t care much for the color temperature improvements. I could never tell the difference between 5600K and 5700K even if I tried really hard. But I’m sure there are people who care for that. To me, the only desireable update here is 1/256 minimum power, compared to 1/128 on the original AD200. But then again, if I need that little light, then that’s what the traditional speedlites are for. Hopefully this Pro model will cause lots of used AD200’s to pop up on ebay at very nice prices 🙂

      • Ola 5 days ago

        You are very much right, I agree with you.

      • Mark 10 mins ago

        Haha, I have been saying that for years (20+) but the apologists for the high priced spread cling to their talking points.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 1 week ago

      UPDATE – The recycle time has improved considerably to 0.9 seconds at full power, inline with the 400, and 600 PRO!

      Now stated as 1.8 seconds at full power.

      • John Wilson 1 week ago

        That changes my view of the value of this upgrade. Not buying a couple will be a harder decision to make 🙂

        • Author
          FLASH HAVOC 1 week ago

          UPDATE on the UPDATE – Unfortunately the recycle time Godox stated was incorrect, they are now stating 1.8 seconds at full power.

          So quite possibly very little practical difference to the original model if any unfortunately.

  2. Jacques 2 weeks ago

    It’s nice that they’ve made the USB port Type-C, but it would be even better if they’d provide a Mac version of the firmware update utility.

  3. Paul 2 weeks ago

    The Adorama page says the fresnel head has a 20W LED modeling light. If true, this would be a substantial improvement over the 3.6w in the original. Can anyone verify this?

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 1 week ago

      Hi Paul,

      I think that would be highly unlikely, as a 20W LED for one thing would drain the battery pretty quick.

      The optional AD-L LED head is 3.6W, so the built-in LED in the Fresnel head is likely 2W (not 20W).

  4. Mark Kitaoka 1 week ago

    Kudos to Godox for continually offering improvements to their products. The two specific features I find good in their new version is the ability to go down to 1/256 and the indents to prevent the unit from swiveling when mounted to the 1/4 20 socket. I use an ND filter gel when I want to go lower, but having it built in is convenient.

  5. Ricardo Gomez 1 week ago

    Agreed. Kudos to Godox for improving their systems. Is the new system worth the $50 premium over the older versions? Yes. Barely. Though I think a MKII would’ve been more appropriate for the feature updates/upgrades in the unit. But justifying the price hike wouldn’t been a tougher sell too… I still think it’s a fantastic unit at this price.

    I like all the little improvements with power-range, USB-C and color consistency. In that order. But the best for me is the recycle-speed upgrade. Excellent for event photography and will be a great help for wedding photographers.

    Well done Godox!

  6. qliq 1 week ago

    These improvements are more than surface cosmetics.
    Godox/Flashpoint paid attention to our concerns and criticisms concerning structure and performance, to bring us obvious and not so obvious advantages over the very fine AD200/eVOLV200.
    I look forward to using them for location assignments with even fewer problems than the great eVOLV200.

  7. george pachountis 1 week ago

    Much easier to sync color correction for fashion products and catalog work.

  8. Afonso 1 week ago

    How come the color stability is improved if the head/bulbs are the same ?

  9. Ganesh Naravian 1 week ago

    My thinking also same .Is that Color consistency mode related to Flash Tube/Bare bulb ? If its depend body(unit) shall we use older Flash Head/bare bulbs?

  10. Afonso 1 week ago

    Theoreticaly one could achive better colour consistency by lab calibrating (using built in lookup tables) the current/voltage curve fed to the heads under the various power settings but I suspect this has been achieved just by better QC of the flash tube bulb, or else it is just a clever marketing rewrap of the old unit.

    • John Wilson 1 week ago

      On the AD600Pro and AD400Pro they seem to use a method much like this from Broncolor http://www.broncolor.us/2010/01/broncolor-scoro-enhanced-color-temperature-control-ectc/
      On IGBT devices like the Godox strobes they drop the initial voltage so that the right mix of colours and intensities under the discharge curve add up to the right colour temperature at the end. This is why you have to manually dump current when reducing the power of the strobe in this mode.

      I would have expected the AD200Pro to work the same way.

  11. Eder Acevedo 7 days ago

    I would’ve have appreciated the “temperature warning” not being that ridiculously protective, as soon as you turn on the hss 1/320 it gives you very little pops before it turns on, so run to the unit, quick take the battery out and then in solves it, but still..!!

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