FLASHPOINT EVOLV 200 PRO / GODOX AD200 PRO – Now Available

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 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 & Metal 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 X 2.4GHz 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 all metal 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 –

  • AD-P Profoto Adapter

 

EVOLV 200 PRO / AD200 PRO

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

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

And Silicon Skins – Black, Blue.

Godox AD200 PRO – Amazon, UK, B&H Photo, Ebay

 

Flashpoint – Website
Godox – Website

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36 Comments
  1. John Wilson 5 months 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 5 months 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 months ago

        You are very much right, I agree with you.

      • Mark 5 months ago

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

      • Raymond 5 months ago

        I’m pretty sure the grand majority of people interested in the 200 pro are thinking similarly; they’re not going to swap out their existing system for a relatively minor improvement. More likely these would be bought to either augment their existing lineup, or much more likely, for people interested in switching over from a different brand or moving into this brand from scratch. It’s only $50 more than the base 200, so I assume most would opt for the ‘pro’ version if buying freshly into the system.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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.

    • Paul 4 months ago

      You’re not kidding. I’ve been trying to update my firmware via a Windows VM on my Mac, and it’s thus far been impossible. It can’t be THAT hard to write a Mac installer.

  3. Paul 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  8. Afonso 5 months ago

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

  9. Ganesh Naravian 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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..!!

  12. Mark 5 months ago

    I have encountered a strange anomaly with my Evolv 200 and R2 trigger when used on my new Canon EOS R.
    I shoot manual exposure only but I noticed that the ISO changed at random when using the trigger.
    I complained on a few fora about this and someone tipped me off to this phenomenon happening to them.

    Has anyone else had a similar issue and if so, has anyone found a solution?
    I have a message into Adorama but have not had a reply.

    • Mike 3 months ago

      I have the same issue using the R2 and AD600 on my EOS R. I shoot manual and my ISO will suddenly jump to auto or 1600 and blow out my image. Can’t find a solution and there is no Flashpoint/Godox firmware for Mac here’s.

  13. .cK 5 months ago

    is it possible to reduce the FEC to 0 in manual mode? ⅓ stop increments, when unnecessary, are a pain when having to constantly change power output. thanks!

  14. Lollus 5 months ago

    This things have serious issues: two out of three died on me, soon after the guarantee expired.
    Considering the much higher quality, the longer life and twice the power, a Profoto B10 looks cheaper in the long run. Me, I am not touching these things with a bargepole.

    • John Wilson 4 months ago

      They were released in January 2017 and have a two year guarantee so they must have failed quite recently. How did they fail?

  15. LUIS GONZAGA VICEDO 4 months ago

    So complicated is putting a couple of LEDs on the head to have modeling light?
    With a simple reestiling of this head it would be possible.

    • John Wilson 4 months ago

      The round head has a surprisingly good modeling light. If they had swapped the bare bulb for the round head in the Pro package it would have been lots more attractive.

  16. Yervand Papazyan 3 months ago

    please can someone explain me is there any just a little different between godox ad200 pro and flashpoint 200 pro?

    • Bill 3 months ago

      They are the exact same flash. Just different branding.

  17. Bill 3 months ago

    Any idea on when they will be coming out with more than just the one grid in the accessory kit? It’s probably around 40-50 degrees, and I really need something tighter to control the spread, like a 20 or 10-degree grid.

    • John Wilson 3 months ago

      Stacking two grids will give you a tighter beam.

      • bill 3 months ago

        Yep, thanks. That’s true, but then I’d have to spend $60 on the kit just to get the second grid. I’d rather have a set of 4 grids of 40, 30, 20 and 10 degrees, if possible.

  18. Chris 3 months ago

    Why does Godox limits their products so much with the overheat protection? The limit especially at the v1 as well as the ad200 is very limiting

  19. Andy 2 months ago

    My dream Godox product would be an AD360 in the form factor of the AD200.

    The 400pro is a bit too big for me and my AD360 kit now just seems a fiddle with the cables and battery pack.

    • John Wilson 2 months ago

      The AD200 is only .3 to .5 stops less powerful than the AD360 (which is not a 360Ws light) .

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