FLASHPOINT STUDIO 300 / 400 Monolights – Announced

Flashpoint STUDI0 400

 

Flashpoint have announced two exceptionally budget friendly remote manual AC powered monolights, with built-in R2 2.4GHz radio receivers.

Providing an S-type mount, 150W halogen modelling light, and stable power output, the Flashpoint studio 300 and 400 monolights will combine nicely with the full range of Flashpoint R2 / Godox X System enabled strobes and transmitter units.

Power range is limited to 4 stops though – 1/1 to 1/16 (albeit with fine 0.1 stop graduations). So for smaller table top photography etc the lower priced 300Ws version may actually provide a better choice (allowing lower minimum light output).

UPDATE – Godox have now released the SK II series strobes which the Flashpoint Studio strobes are based on, as well as releasing the larger QS II series strobes.

And these strobes all now have proportional modeling light control (follows the flash power level setting) available for the first time.

 

Flashpoint STUDI0 400

 

 

FLASHPOINT STUDIO 300 / 400 MONOLIGHT FEATURES

 

  • Power – 300Ws / 400Ws
  • Guide Number 58m / 65m (ISO 100)
  • Modelling Light – 150W Halogen
  • Modelling light Control – Manual 5%-100%, and Proportional
  • Flash Modes – Manual
  • Manual Power – 1/16 – 1/1 (or 6.0 to 10.0) (0.1 Increments)
  • FlashPoint R2 2.4GHz / Godox X System Radio
  • Radio Slave Mode – Universal Remote Manual
  • Range – 100m + with X1 as Transmitter
  • Groups – 16 – A-F & 0-9
  • 32 Channels
  • S1 / S2 Optic Slave Modes
  • Flash Duration – 1/2000s – 1/800s
  • Color Temperature – 5600 +/- 200k
  • Recycle Time 0.4 – 2.5 / 3 Seconds
  • Large LED Display
  • Auto Memory Function
  • Wireless Control Port
  • 3.5mm Sync Port
  • Power Source – AC 200-240V / 50Hz, or AC 100-120V / 60Hz
  • Dimensions – Diameter 12.7cm, Height 20.6cm, Length 34cm / 38cm (inc. lamp cover)
  • Weight – 1.9kg / 2.1kg

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Flashpoint Studio 300 and 400 Monolights are available for Pre-order now from Adorama for $119.95 and $149.95.

 

Flashpoint – Website

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16 Comments
  1. Mariosch 7 months ago

    Interesting.
    With R2 compatibility, I assume these are rebranded Godox strobes? Any idea what the original version is called then?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 months ago

      Hi Mariosch,

      Yes they are Godox strobes. Godox have now released the SKII which they are base on, as well as the QSII series strobes.

      • Jim German 1 month ago

        When will the SKII and QSII series be rebranded under the Flashpoint name?

        • Jim German 1 month ago

          So, I didn’t look carefully enough. The Flashpoints now are the SKII. Any plans for the QSII?

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 1 month ago

            Hi Jim,

            Sorry I did mean to reply to you earlier on this.

            I’m not sure if Flashpoint intend to rebrand the QSII series (though I would imagine they will eventually), but you can currently buy the Godox branded QSII from Adorama now.

  2. Jenny Lee 7 months ago

    These are just updated version of Godox SK300 and Godox SK400.

    Basically and SK300 and SK400 with LCD screen and built-in wireless receiver. The downside with the original Godox SK series strobes is that they do not have Auto-Power Dump function so that means you have to push the TEST button before you take a shot ( from high power setting to a lower power setting only ).

    The original SK series are also not IGBT based so they still use SCR Triggering.

  3. John Wilson 7 months ago

    The Godox web site is showing both SKII and QSII strobes as new. They both have built in wireless and identical new back panels.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 months ago

      Thanks John, and Jenny.

      Godox have now released the SKII and QSII series strobes.

      It looks like they have added Proportional modeling light control which they said they would start doing with all their strobes (as well as start increasing all the modelling light output eventually).

      I’m not sure if the auto dump has been added or not. Its hard to complain at this price though.

  4. Mark 7 months ago

    A great bargain if you are already using Godox flashes and the R2 triggers.
    Manual dump is not a real issue and IGBT is just not possible at this price.

    A good solid pair of flashes for a small studio that could fill the needs for many years.

  5. Darryl Jones 7 months ago

    More minor issue, but are the modeling lights 5500k or tungsten?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 6 months ago

      Hi Darryl,

      The modelling light is the same 150 watt halogen bulb as the other Godox / Flashpoint AC strobes use. You can see them here in the Godox SK300II/400II product description.

  6. Adam Chandler 6 months ago

    Any idea when Godox might be updating the AD600? It seems in need of a refresh…

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 6 months ago

      Hi Adam,

      Earlier in the year Godox actually asked for some input (rare occurrence) on some AC powered studio strobes they were planning to develop, and I basically told them they sound pretty pointless when all of their studio lights have weak modelling lights and no remote or proportional power control.

      They came back saying they will improve all the modelling lights and add remote and proportional control, which we have seen proportional here for the first time with these SK300II/400II strobes. Also they would double the AD600 modelling light to 20W in the next model.

      Having said all that, and although I think they are actually serious about the modelling lights, I doubt we will see any update to the AD600 for some time. Because they just want to make the most out of what they have already developed, and run them for a complete life cycle. For the same reason they don’t want to even make a cordless AD360 at this stage.

      If Flashpoint hadn’t been on their backs for some time there wouldn’t be an X2 transmitter in the works either.

  7. Rodavlas 5 months ago

    So can the yongnuo yn-e3-rt trigger these lights since both are in the 2.4 GHz range?

    thanks!

  8. Darryl Jones 3 months ago

    Any additional info on the auto dump feature? If it auto dumps, I think I am going to get a couple of these

  9. Mark Kitaoka 1 month ago

    I did my initial impressions of this light. You can read it here;
    http://www.markkitaoka.com/latest-news/adoramas-flashpoint-studio-400-monolight/

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