FLASHPOINT – RAPID 600 – Now Available

FlashPoint RAPID 600 HSS

 

Adorama Flashpoint have released their version of Godox’s latest IGBT controlled short flash duration and HSS enabled AC studio lights, in the Flashpoint Rapid 600 HSS. Available now for $599.

The 600Ws Rapid 600 feature very fast 0.9 second full power recycle times, as well as separate Stable Color, and Speed Priority Modes, with motion freezing flash durations going down to an impressive 1/28000s at minimum power.

The Rapid 600 also provide HSS to 1/8000s shutter speeds, currently with Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras, when using a corresponding HSS enabled transmitter unit  (or master enabled speedlite).

 

FlashPoint RAPID 600 HSS

 

The Rapid 600 provide impressive features and value for money in their own right.

Though with fully compatible Flashpoint / Godox 2.4GHz remote manual radio system built inside, the Rapid 600 are also likely to be the obvious AC powered studio light choice for current owners of the popular and ever expanding system of Flashpoint R2 / Godox portable flashes and speedlites –

 

Flashpoint System

 

FLASHPOINT RAPID 600 FEATURES

 

  • 600Ws – GN 183 ft (ISO 100, Standard Reflector)
  • AC Powerd, 110V – 120V (USA Power Supply)
  • 150W Modelling Light (5% – 100% Adjustment)
  • Fan Cooled
  • Bowens S-Type Mount
  • Flash Modes – Manual / Multi
  • HSS to 1/8000th (with Canon / Nikon / Sony)
  • Second Curtain Sync
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 (1/10th Increments)
  • Speed, Stable Color, and HSS Modes
  • Flash Duration (T.1) – 1/316s – 1/28948s (in Speed Mode)
  • Color Temperature – 5600K +/- 200K (in Stable Color Mode)
  • Recycle Times  – 0.05 – 0.9s
  • Flashpoint R2 / Godox 2.4GHz X System Radio Receiver Built-in
  • Canon / Nikon / Sony / and Single Firing Pin Compatible
  • Range – 100m + with X1 as Transmitter
  • 16 Groups – A / B / C / D / E / F, and 0 – 9
  • 32 Channels
  • Supports Flashpoint 2.4GHz R2 TTL and R2T 32 (Godox X1, XT-32, and XT-16) Transmitter Units
  • Supports Legacy Flashpoint R1 and R1 HSS (Godox FT-16) Remote Manual Trigger System
  • S1 & S2 Optic Slave Mode
  • LCD Display
  • Flash Delay / Mask Function
  • C.Fn Custom Functions
  • Auto Memory Function
  • USB Communication Port (For FTR-16 & XTR-16 Receivers)
  • 3.5mm Sync Port

 

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When set directly on the flash, the Rapid 600 provide precision digital power control in 0.1 stop increments.

Though the strobe can also automatically adapt to the power scale used by various transmitter units (which is often in 0.3 stop increments for the portable strobe range).

And Flashpoint have also released the new Remote Manual and HSS enabled R2T 32 transmitter units (Godox XT32), which provide a selection of power scale options, including the fine 0.1 stop increments.

The Canon version R2T 32 are currently available at the time of writing this, though Nikon, Sony, and universal single firing pin versions of the transmitter will eventually follow.

 

FlashPoint RAPID 600 HSS

 

Flashpoint R2 TTL transmitters are also currently available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony, though. Also providing HSS and remote manual power control with the Rapid 600 (and Flashpoint / Godox 2.4GHz flash systems).

And Flashpoints Zoom R2 / Zoom Li-on R2 speedlites can be used as HSS enabled master transmitter units on camera as well.

 

The Flashpoint Rapid 600 have all the same internals, functions, and features, as Godox’s QT600IIM strobes, though Flashpoint have managed to wrangle the arguably more sleek Godox “Quicker II” version of the strobe, otherwise only available for the Chinese domestic market.

This provides a more round case, with an angled rear panel and LCD display which is slightly easier to read from bellow the strobe. And a lower profile rear handle design.

The Rapid 600 and Godox QT600IIM strobes are otherwise functionally the same, though it should be noted that the Rapid 600 are only available in the 110-120V version for the North American market. (Where the QT600IIM are also available in a 200-240V version).

 

FlashPoint RAPID 600 HSS

 

As well as very fast 0.05 – 0.9s recycle times, and the option of motion freezing flash durations, the Rapid 600 provide a 150W modelling lamp, with 5% – 100% adjustment, which is another advantage over more location oriented strobes like the XPLOR 600.

A glass dome is supplied to protect the Rapid’s flash tube, and a standard S-type accessory mount is provided.

FlashPoint RAPID 600 HSS

 

And once again Flashpoint also provide a very functional semi hard case (with shoulder strap included) allowing good space for accessories.

 

FlashPoint RAPID 600 HSS

Although not as nimble (or quite as economical) as more dedicated portable strobes like the XPLOR 600, the Rapid 600 can be combined with Flashpoint’s PowerStation PS-800 (Godox LP-800x) battery power supply for location use (currently available for $599).

This combination for example would likely be hard to match elsewhere currently for shooting rapidly in High Speed Sync mode.

 

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FLASHPOINT RAPID 600 SPECS

 

Wireless Option
Slave – On/Off
Flash Duration
High Speed Mode = 1/1316s – 1/28984s
Stable Color Mode = 1/316s – 1/4246s
Cooling
Internal Thermal Fan
Recycle Tone
Select On/Off Beep
Modeling Lamp
150W
Slave Trigger
S1 or S2
Groups
16 groups – 0~9, A~F
Mask Mode
First or Second flash trigger
Radio
R2 2.4GHz System
Sync Trigger
3.5mm jack, PC sync, wireless port
Recycle Time
Approx. 0.05 – 0.9s
Output Levels
M = 1/128 ~ 1/1
Multi = 1/128 ~ 1/8
HSS = 1/16 ~ 1/1
Flash Duration Display
t.01
Color Temperature
Stable Color Mode = 5600K = +/-200K
High Speed Mode = 5400K – 9000K
HSS Mode = 4600K – 5000K
Multiflash Mode
Max to 99X with 30 freq.
Weight
6.6lb / 3.0kg
Guide Number
183ft (ft – 100ISO)
Delay Mode
0.01 ~ 30s
Display
Reverse Graphical LCD
Channels
32
Power
600ws
Flash Modes
M/Multi/HSS
Sync Modes
HSS (to 1/8000s), First and Second Curtain Sync
Reception Range
50m to 100m / 164ft to 328ft
Dimensions
5.5in/14cm diam., 14.0in/35.5cm length (w/bulb)

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Flashpoint Rapid 600 HSS are available now from Adorama for $599.

 

Flashpoint – Website

Flashpoint – R2 TTL Transmitter

Flashpoint – R2T 32 Transmitter

 

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15 Comments
  1. Robert Mariani 4 months ago

    Looks like a good companion to the Xplor 600. But one glaring oversight, there seems to be no umbrella mount! How could they not have one? Is it there but just not visible in the photos….my bad if I missed it.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 months ago

      Hi Robert,

      Yes they actually have 2 umbrella mounts, though the one located in the swivel is likely not meant to be used as it doesn’t line up with the hole in the reflector.

      The main umbrella mount is just a long hole running right though / along the top of the strobe.

  2. Donald F. 4 months ago

    I have the original Godox QT-600 and I am extremely happy with it. I am going to get this strobe as well for the magic of HSS because I don’t want to use Godox QT-600 at full power all the time for Supersync/Powersync. So it makes sense to get this Rapid 600, I hate that name gosh…. I rather call it Godox QT600 II. It will be home to me soon! :)

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 months ago

      Hi Donald,

      HSS works great on these and the QT600IIM down to 1/16th power.

      Recycle time is very fast in HSS mode. I want to pick up that power station at some stage and see if its anything like as fast at the mains power, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it is pretty darn quick (at least with just one strobe connected).

  3. D 4 months ago

    Strobe looks mighty fantastic for the studio. I was wondering about HSS, at 600w at the lowest power would it able to match a Speedlite at the lowest power? Or would I need some kind of ND filter to decrease the power for that? Hope that makes sense.

  4. Jwide 4 months ago

    You can check out the menu system and save yourself some money at Strobepro. Especially with the USD to CAD exchange rate right now.
    https://youtu.be/oKqD1IYPAaA

  5. alberto 4 months ago

    I have a question. Which would be the better buy or which would provide me with more power. The Flashpoint XPLOR 600 or the Rapid 600?

  6. Jose Luis Escobedo 4 months ago

    Hello guys, small question! I have 2 Godox QT600 and I just bought 2 Flashpoint Rapid 600.

    I want to be able to control and trigger both system be only one transmitter. Now the big question:

    1. Does de XT32 control on one channel using de scale 5.0 to 10 and on the other channel using the scale 1/1 to 1/128? I know it supports all type of scales (5.0 to 10, 1/1 to 1/28 and 1/1 to 256) but i’m not sure if at the same time on different channels.

    2. Another solution I found is to use a X1, and on the X1’s hot show use a R1, so that I can control both system at the same time!

    Please some help, I need to know what transmitter to buy in other to achieve what i want. Thanks a lot!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 months ago

      Hi Jose,

      The XT32 can only use one power scale at a time unfortunately. The power scale can’t be set individually by groups.

      But the Rapid 600 / QT600II will adopt to any power scale set on the transmitter. So you could use the XT32 with the 5.0 to 10 scale controlling both sets of strobes.

      Your solution of using 2 transmitters may still be a better option though.

  7. Darryl 3 months ago

    It looks like the modeling light has a standard bulb socket by the photos on Adorama. So I guess if we want a more powerful modeling light we can replace it with more powerful bulb?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 months ago

      Hi Darryl,

      It is a standard bulb socket, though the issue with more powerful bulbs is generally the heat produced.

      Godox already have a warning in the manual to allow the bulb to cool for 1 minute after every 10 minutes of use.

      So using a larger bulb is likely not advised, and you’d want to be pretty cautious with how long you’re running it if you did.

  8. Darryl 3 months ago

    Thanks for the response!

    One more question; I can not find any information on if there is a setting for the modeling light to be proportional to the output?

    I was about to pull the trigger on these for my new studio since I have Godox lights already. But i am still looking at paul c buff einsteins because the einsteings are lighter, smaller, and seem to have better modeling lights and color stability.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 months ago

      No, unfortunately there are only 2 custom function options for the modeling light, and that’s just the choice to have the light switch OFF while the flash is firing, or not.

      The Godox remotes do not have any modeling light remote power control at this stage either. Godox and Flashpoint are working on a new transmitter at the moment, though I’m still not sure if even that will have modeling light power level control initially.

      So yes PCB are ahead with their modeling lights, and no doubt they will release an Einstein with 400W equivalent LED light like the new Digibees. And hopefully they do sooner rather than later, so Godox start giving this more attention.

  9. Rob 1 month ago

    Will this work plugged into a Vagabond Mini?

    • Donald F. 2 weeks ago

      Yes it will. I have QT600 and plugged mine with VML

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