GODOX – AD200 WITSTRO – Cordless TTL Strobe Coming!

GODOX AD200

 

Godox have started releasing images of the soon to be announced Godox AD200 Witstro cordless strobe.

The AD200 are a 200Ws cordless Lithium-ion powered TTL and HSS enabled strobe with Godox 2.4GHz X-system radio receiver built inside (currently for Canon, Nikon, and Sony).

 

GODOX AD200

 

Being dedicated off camera flashes (they have no hotshoe) the AD200 provide similar compact size of a speedlite though with some added power.

While also featuring an interchangeable flash head which provides the option of either bare bulb or traditional speedlite fresnel head.

 

GODOX AD200

 

The AD200 can be mounted via a 1/4″ 20 threaded mounting hole on either side of the flash (allowing landscape or portrait orientation when using the speedlite head).

 

GODOX AD200

 

GODOX WITSTRO AD200 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 – 1/128 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
  • Godox 2.4GHz X Radio System
  • Canon, Nikon, Sony, Radio Slave Modes (Auto Switching)
  • Range – 100m + with X1 as Transmitter
  • Groups – A / B / C / D / E
  • 32 Channels
  • Canon, Nikon, Sony, Optic Wireless Slave Modes
  • S1/S2 Optic Slave Modes
  • Flash Duration Frensel Head – 1/220s – 1/13000s
  • Flash Duration Speedlite Head – 1/220s – 1/11300s
  • Color Temperature – 5600 +/- 200k
  • 14.4V 2900mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • 520 Full Power Flashes
  • 0.01 – 2.1 Second Recycle Time
  • Custom Functions
  • Auto Memory Function
  • LED Modelling Light (Fresnel Head Only)
  • USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • 3.5mm Sync Port

 

More detail coming as they become available.

 

Godox AD200

 

GODOX AD200

 

GODOX AD200

 

UPDATE – Adorama now have the Flashpoint version eVOLV 200 TTL available for pre-order now for $329.95.

 

GODOX AD200

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Flashpoint version eVOLV 200 TTL are available for pre-order now for $329.95.

 

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197 Comments
  1. daemorhedron 1 month ago

    I like SO much about this, but the price at first seemed high but if you’re getting both heads and some accessories then the price comes as no surprise. I think they will start to offer other kits, such as body alone or body+bare bulb, etc.

    Just wish that the bare bulb also came with modelling light, that’s a shocking oversight.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi deamorhedron,

      Yes Godox are going to look into single head kits to hopefully get the base price down a little more again.

      I’m not really sure how far away those may be yet though.

  2. C. Stephen Hurst 1 month ago

    Just received an update for my pre order. Price is now $329, reduced from the originally posted $349.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Thanks Stephen,

      Yes the full kit with 2 heads and barndoor accessories etc is $329.95!

  3. DMWard 1 month ago

    Elv,
    Do you know if they have included the MASK function in the Cfn area.
    If its there these will be ideal for small product photography.

    The form factor is great. And reasonable power for the size.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi DMWard,

      Yes the mask function is listed as a feature.

      • DMWard 1 month ago

        Elvis,
        That’s great.
        Is there someplace where we can download the instruction manual to get a better idea of all the capabilities?

        I think I understand why they are offering it as a kit with both heads, the barn doors etc.

        I think it will be used, at least by me, mostly with the bare bulb.

      • Pablo 1 month ago

        hi, does anyone can explain what is exactly the feature “MASK function in the Cfn area.”?, can you provide a further information or a link where explain how it is used?. Thanks!

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 1 month ago

          Hi Pablo,

          Godox actually have a video on the Mask function on Youtube here.

          • Pablo 1 month ago

            Thanks!

  4. Libby 1 month ago

    Can I use this flash with a Panasonic camera in manual mode?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Libby,

      Yes you should be able to. The XT-16 transmitter is single firing pin unit so it should work on most any camera.

      Though in most cases the XT-32 / Flashpoint R2T-32 for Canon should work ok as well, and has a nicer interface.

      • Sean McCormack 1 month ago

        On that note, how is the XT-32C with Fuji do you know? I’m gonna bump my 433mHz set for the new versions soon and am debating which trigger to go for.

      • Bob B. 3 days ago

        WOW! I really like the design, flexibility and price of these strobes!!
        I shoot Canon and Olympus bodies. Is there a way to get total function compatibility with my Olympus EM1-Mark II? Godox is not supporting that, but is there a workaround?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 days ago

          Hi Bob,

          Godox are aiming for Olympus / Panasonic, and Fuji support this year.

          I don’t think there is any possible work around for TTL with Olympus at this stage, though maybe something like the Cactus V6 II transmitter and receiver could help with HSS.

      • Mr Distroya 20 hours ago

        Todos hace un mind ttl compatibility with pentax?

  5. Ryan 1 month ago

    I love everything about this flash, and I think I’m going to pull the trigger on a pre-order tonight. But I’m looking at picking up this and a Glow Parapop 28″ soft box. Which mount would I need to get to fit this thing?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Ryan,

      The ParaPop’s generally come with a speedlite bracket, and your studio light speeding insert of choice. I would get the Bowens mount insert and one of these Glow Bowens speedlite brackets.

      You could probably get away with just using the supplied speedlite bracket (by screwing a 5/8″ stud to the base of the bracket, and mounting the AD200 with its supplied swivel on top), though the Glow/Bowens bracket is a neater solution, which clamps the flash in place quickly and easily.

  6. Taro 1 month ago

    Guide Number of 60m (barebulb head) and 52m (fresnel head) seems a bit low for a 200ws device. Is this because of the light spread (zoom setting)? I’d really like to get more intuition about its relative power compared to speedlights.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Taro,

      Yes the fresnel head is set to 35mm. Which means you can still use them in umbrellas and softboxes etc, and its likely they would provide around a stop more light than the bare bulb in that situation.

      I don’t have the AD200 yet, though the guide number with bare bulb is the same as the AD180 which I discussed in the original review here.

      So provided they are similar to the AD180 they will be around the power of 2 speedlites (at equivalent 35mm zoom setting).

      • Taro 1 month ago

        Thanks, Elvis.

      • VisX 1 month ago

        If the Fresnel head is not zoom-able, wouldn’t it be better to just stick with the bare bulb and add readily available Godox accessories like umbrella/bowl reflectors/grid? Unless you already have a collection of Fresnel head accessories (gel/grid/bounce-card, etc), I don’t see a point of using this non-zoom-able Fresnel head.

  7. C. Stephen Hurst 1 month ago

    I wonder if they plan on releasing a zoom-able Fresnel head in the future. Surely it would be possible. And if so, they should have released that from the start. On another note, I emailed Godox and believe or not they actually got back to me. According to them Adorama should have them by the end of February. This is exactly what they said in response to my two questions.

    1. Adorama should have AD200 stock by the end of Feb., please kindly track from their website, they should have the first shipment from us as soon as possible.
    2. We will have one accessory to hold two AD200’s, the accessory is not ready yet, we will keep update it once it is ready , or you can keep track from Adorama website.
    Have a nice day.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Stephen,

      Thanks, I just hope Godox have had the forethought to put the communication channels in for a possible future zooming head.

      I’m not sure why they went with a fixed head, though it could be due to the extra cost, size, or conflict with the included LED lights. Even running more power through the speedlite size flash tube was likely a challenge.

      I haven’t quite followed what Godox were proposing to hold two AD200’s, though from what I can tell now it sounds like they have not proposed a concept themselves yet. I’m hoping they will consider this S-type bracket double adapter concept with modeling light built-in.

  8. Ganesh Naravian 1 month ago

    Only Godox company innovative products meets photographers expection with affordable price. Very interesting flash. For regular flash head zoom and built in reflector is most important. I wish they release manual version also (little cheaper)

  9. martin 1 month ago

    is any further info available on the likely output of the modelling light ?
    i realise its not gonna be powerful but just wondering how it will compare with, say, the ad600.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Martin,

      Flashpoint are going to send a sample unit over as soon as they can, so I’ll take a look once I have one here.

      • martin 1 month ago

        @FH – thanks, that’s great.

  10. George 1 month ago

    Wish they would offer a manual only version ( no TTL – similar to V850) with bare bulb only. This would bring the price down for us who do not need the extra features.

    @flashhavoc any info on that would be more than welcome!!!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi George,

      The last I heard Godox were going to look into single head kits to help reduce the base price further to some degree. So hopefully they are still looking into that.

      I suggested a manual version as well, though it sounds like that is unlikely to happen as it won’t help to recoup the development costs of the TTL flash.

      Godox’s original price was $399, so they have made a considerable compromise already to come down to $329. As you can imagine that already would have taken quite a bit of persuasion.

      • Charles 1 month ago

        I’m sad there won’t be a non TTL version. I was planning to buy 4 of these right away if they released a manual version as they’re perfect to replace my setup but I’d just be wasting money on TTL which I never use :( I’ll have to pass on this great product.

  11. burndawg 1 month ago

    Godox has listed the ad200 on their website already. Any news when it’s gonna come out ?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi burndawg,

      Somehow I don’t think Godox where actually ready to release the flash this early. As far as I understand Adorama are expecting stock later next month. I’m not sure when the Godox branded units are expected.

  12. Jay 1 month ago

    Is this an effective or actual 200ws?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Jay,

      Godox generally overstate the numbers a bit, so I think most people are expecting around 150Ws, or around the power of 2 speedlites (at equivalent zoom setting).

      I said that to Godox and they have since written equivalent to approximately 3 speedlites in their product description :-).

      We will see though.

  13. Craig 1 month ago

    Something I’d like to see on lights is an arca swiss type rail to serve as a mounting point instead of the permanently attached swivel brackets, removable proprietary swivel bracket, or 1/4″ mounting hole. A swivel bracket with arca compatible clamp should be included so it still has the same functionality. Plus 1/4″ mounting hole could still be inside the rail if they wanted that as an additional option. I don’t really get why manufacturers haven’t implemented this already.

    It would allow the swivel bracket to be adjusted fore and aft to balance the weight or allow more room for bulky modifiers.

    It would add versatility such as mounting the light directly on a ballhead and tripod.

    It would make lights more efficient to pack in a case, and if you didn’t need to use the swivel bracket that could be left at home to decrease weight.

    It would be much more secure than 1/4″ thread because those just needs rotational force to come loose. I might add an arca plate to my AD200 when it arrives, but that won’t be nearly as good as an integrated rail.

  14. Craig 1 month ago

    Oh yeah one more thing that should be a standard feature on monolights is a cold shoe foot for mounting a receiver. Ideally located close to 3.5mm hole.

  15. Andy 1 month ago

    I assume this also fits Cheetah Speed Pro S Bracket. If it is, then i think I will grab one from Adorama. This is perfect for me to travel and on-location wedding photo shoot. I have both AD360, AD600 (XPLOR) and they’re great, but not really compact when travel.

  16. Andy 1 month ago

    I forget to mention that it would be nice if Adorama offer standard flash without a kit, for example, you can choose to either get speedlite like head or tube head.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Andy,

      Godox agreed earlier that providing single head flashes would help bring the base price down to some degree. So hopefully they still go through with that.

      • Andy 4 weeks ago

        That’s cool. Let wait and see.

  17. Mike 1 month ago

    It might be too early to tell.. but will this flash fit into the Bowens S-Type bracket mounts? It’s a great option to use bowens mounts with Speedlights; I’m really interested in the eVolv/AD200 if it will fit this mount.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Mike,

      I don’t have an AD200 sample yet to confirm (will check with Godox), though it would be huge oversight if they didn’t. So I really can’t imagine they would let that happen.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Update – The guys from Flashpoint have confirmed the eVOLV will fit in their Glow S-type bracket (which is the current Godox S-type bracket).

      Its a very need fit though, so it could be possible some previous bracket version out there may be a bit tight. In general they should be OK though.

  18. Jerome Yeats 1 month ago

    Playing devil’s advocate here, if this flash just has the same power of two flashguns why not just pair two old pre digital flashguns together instead. All you would need is a couple of optical slaves. Sure you would lose TTL and High Speed Sync but I hardly ever use TTL and how often do you need HSS? No I am not a Luddite but I think we have become obsessed with the latest expensive toys at the expense of what we already have, and often do not use.
    What I would like is a Witstro 360 in monobloc form with the ability to be used indoors on a mains supply as well as battery for outdoors. Or something like the simple Godox DE-300 with a battery adapter (the latter will never happen). Simples

    • r deloviar 1 month ago

      For me at least, I use HSS often even if I only need just a stop more than 1/200. The mood and look of my final image can change dramatically with even one stop, as for ttl, better to have and not need than to need and not have. Secondly, I love the Bowens, S type bracket but it only accepts one light at a time, two speedlights would not work with the bracket. Additionally, I also I prefer the Omni-directional light output of a barebulb (fills modifiers more efficiently), speedlights throw light forward yes, I know you can zoom out and add modifiers etc. but you continue to reduce light output each time you put something in front of the light. Lastly, two speedlights is just cumbersome in comparison to a single unit. Less space in your bag, less batteries to replace or recharge and less things to assemble/disassemble saves time. So for me personally it’s not an “obsession with the latest expensive toy at the expense of what I already have, and often do not use” since, I don’t already have the above features and I do have a need for certain features (ttl, hss). Your wants/needs may differ but I wouldn’t discredit the wants/needs of others.

      • Jerome Yeats 1 month ago

        Oh dear, oh dear. Who is discrediting the needs of others? Why be so ernest? No one is going to take your toys away. I wouldn’t use TTL and have never needed HSS. Now seriously, have you checked out the cost of two old flashguns.? I must have about 13 and they are all useful. If you are worried about the space of two flashguns in your bag as opposed to a new toy then I truly do not know how to reply, except to laugh.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 weeks ago

          Come on guys, be nice :-)

          People may not know, though I got into this making dual and multiple speedlite brackets for people, going on 10 years now.

          And for as long as I’ve been making dual speedlite brackets I’ve been harassing manufacturers with the AD200 like concept, to make dedicated off camera speedlites. Basically a dual speedlite in one unit, simply because its more convenient than rigging up multiple speedlites all the time.

          I was constantly told its too hard, or it won’t be cost effective and all the rest. Though the reality is once it gets started, and there’s demand, volume, and competition etc, the prices come down. That’s the process we will go through now. It could have started years ago though.

          I still remember when we couldn’t convince YongNuo there was a market for simple manual speedlites. It took a number of years before that started, and now they have basically made a career out of it.

          So theres nothing wrong with linking cheap manual speedlites together if that suits you, though its well overdue that flash units evolve as well. (I had nothing to do with the naming btw).

          • r deloviar 4 weeks ago

            I was never trying to be “not nice”. I was only stating reasons a product/idea like this appeals to me and my needs and uses. I believe I did a good job stating those reasons? Anyhow, I realize going on tangents in a discussion has no added value… I won’t be that guy. Good day FH and best wishes to you Jerome

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 4 weeks ago

              Thats cool, I was just trying to interject a little to avoid things possibly spiraling downwards.

      • r deloviar 4 weeks ago

        1) You discredited the needs of others “No I am not a Luddite but I think we have become obsessed with the latest expensive toys at the expense of what we already have”

        2) I’ve checked the prices of two flashguns, I even own a few… no matter how inexpensive they are I still can’t make two of them one single unit

        3) I value all the space and weight in my bag… I guess this is the part where you laugh at me

    • Craig 4 weeks ago

      Jerome Yeats,
      Strapping 2 speedlights together sounds like it would work for you. Not having HSS sounds like it would work for you. Not having TTL sounds like it would work for you.
      Good for you. You should do that. But guess what? Not everyone has the same needs as you. Why is it seemingly so hard for some people to understand that? When you suggest that because something would work for you others should do it too, that is when you appear to be discrediting the needs of others.

  19. James Rutsky 1 month ago

    Sorry – going back to an earlier comment by Jay… Unlike GN, Ws is not a measure of light output. It is a measure of power discharged by the capacitors and available to the flash tube. The actual light output depends on the efficiency of the flash tube, type of reflector used, etc. As to the question of effective or actual 200Ws, it probably will actually be 200Ws. You are probably referring to the GN, which almost every manufacturer overstates.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 weeks ago

      Hi James,

      In the early days of the AD360, Godox informed one of their dealers they were technically 307Ws.

      So that’s basically what I was referring to. They insist the AD600 are 600Ws though.

      We have certainly seen how different flash tubes, and they way they are mounted etc can make a big difference in the amount of light produced.

  20. alastair 4 weeks ago

    UK site has this coming soon with some additional views to the godox branded version

    https://www.essentialphoto.co.uk/product/pixapro-pika200-portable-battery-powered-ttl-mini-flash/

  21. Author
    Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

    An early sample AD200 just arrived from Godox! :-)

    Bare Bulb with the standard reflector – I’m getting the same reading as the AD360II.

    Bare Bulb in a 38″ Glow ParaPop (double diffused) – 0.3 stops less than the AD360II.

    Fresnel Head in the 38″ Glow ParaPop – 0.1 stops more than the AD360II.

    Fresnel head bare compared to Speedlites –

    1.3 stops more than the Canon 600EX-RT @ 35mm
    1.7 stops more than the Godox V860II-C @ 35mm

    Fresnel head in Glow ParaPop 38″ (double diffused) –

    1.1 stops more than the Canon 600EX-RT @ 35mm
    1.3 stops more than the Godox V860II-C @ 35mm

    The size is almost the same as a Canon 600EX-RT stretched out including the hotshoe.

    Weight with battery and Fresnel head is 875 grams. Vs 530g for the 600EX-RT, or 1550g for the AD360II full set up.

    Definitely a game changer for people looking to travel compact!

    • C. Stephen Hurst 3 weeks ago

      This is great news indeed! So did GODOx overrate the power of the 360 and under rate the power output of the AD200? Is the LED modeling light for the Fresnel head worth talking about. What about the accessories? Are they easily snapped onto the Fresnel head?

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

        Hi Stephen,

        The results are surprising, though 0.3 stops is basically the difference between 200 and 300Ws, so it does make reasonable sense.

        I think Godox have just done a great job of squeezing it all into a relatively compact shape. You can feel by the weight that its not a toy though.

        The body is vented (so not really weatherproof), and the Fresnel head is well vented as well. There are actually large gaps running along the top and bottom of the Fresnel lens to allow air flow. The LED’s run along the same area, so the gap means the LED’s are not obscured by the Fresnel lens either.

        I only have one flash here at the moment, though I can see there are small lugs on the top surface, and matching indents on the base, so that multiple flashes will locate and stack nicely against each other. And those air gaps mentioned above will then still allow air flow into the Fresnel head even with flashes stacked together.

        The LEDs are not very bright, possibly comparable to the XPLOR 600 LED on the lowest power level. So not much use in a modifier. Though having said that they are certainly handy. Now that they’re there I wouldn’t want to leave them out. That’s obviously the way of the future for speedlite heads.

        Regarding the accessories, the combined barndoor / grid / magnetic gel holder is all made of metal, so it has a little bit of weight to it. Godox generally love their plastic, so its surprising they made this of metal. I think if you didn’t need the barndoors though they could be unscrewed, and the gel / grid holder alone should be fairly light weight.

        Its well made though, and snaps on securely and easily. The Gels are magnetic so clip on easily. (The Gels I have are not stuck to their frame properly, though they are pre-production samples). Overall it works well, and should be a nice inclusion. I’m not sure anyone else even makes / offers a dedicated grid and gel set for their speedlites?

        The swivel again is something I would have considered a bonus item, though if you’re after a compact swivel this is probably the best option you would find, so its nice that its included (or at least available). To keep it compact the base only provides a 1/4″ or 3/8″ threaded hole, so you want a light stand with a male thread on top. The swivel has teeth so it locks into place firmly with just a small thumbscrew, though its not harsh to adjust like the XPLOR or Godox S-type brackets.

        Speaking of the S-type brackets, by far the biggest hassle I was having was just pushing the flash in and out of the bracket clamp, because its just a bit too tight. Though cutting a few millimeters off the top edge of the top clamp rubber cover with some scissors was all that was needed to allow the top clamp to move up far enough to slide the flash in and out easily. Small change though much quicker and easier to set up again.

        Godox are going to make a dual flash tube S-type mount something like I suggested. Though I don’t know if they are going to include the modelling light. And to me that would make all the difference with this flash. Even for single flash use to have something like a 20W LED modelling light (with bare bulb use) would make all the difference for this flash. It could cover so many uses then. Its still a game changer in any case, but the modelling light option would complete it. (And dual mount would be very handy as well).

        The fact that you can strap a few of these together easily, and with the Fresnel heads have a very compact unit putting out a lot of light is very impressive as well.

    • Andy 3 weeks ago

      Thanks for the test. I have AD360 and AD600. They’re very nice flash but it’s kind of cumbersome when I shoot on location. Looks like AD200 is a winner for me and I may get a set from Adorama.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

        Hi Andy,

        Yes far easier to pack, and to set up and move around etc. Cordless is a winner in flash this size.

    • Jesse Patterson 3 weeks ago

      Wow! So…..does the AD200 make my AD360 obsolete now???

      “Bare Bulb with the standard reflector – I’m getting the same reading as the AD360II.
      Bare Bulb in a 38″ Glow ParaPop (double diffused) – 0.3 stops less than the AD360II.”

      Based on these results, the AD360II isn’t so compelling now. .3 stops is not enough for all of the extra accessories and cords necessary for smooth operation however, I guess we’ll need to wait for recycle times, battery life tests, and continuous bursts for a final decision.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

        Hi Jesse,

        Would you believe the AD200 recycles a bit faster than the AD360II with 2 into 1 cord.

        And provides considerably more pops per battery charge :-)

        With the larger new 5800mAh battery they may be closer on pops though. (The larger battery doesn’t improve the recycle time).

        I don’t think the AD200 makes the AD360II obsolete, though I think a cordless AD360 would outsell the current units 10 to 1. If you add another 1/3rd in size they likely wouldn’t be that dissimilar to the SMDV BRiHT-360.

        I think the AD200 will have a lot of people thinking twice about regular speedlites and AD360II.

        • Jesse Patterson 3 weeks ago

          Wow. Based on your last comment, I may need to trade in my AD360 for an AD200. I figure, if I need a bare-bulb style flash, I have two AD600s for that. If in lower light situations, I use my V860II flashes. In-between, if the AD200 production models are the same or better, I don’t see myself using the AD360 at all. I always get nervous about loosing a cord and managing too many pieces in a puzzle. One more thing, how’s the overheat protection? That’s my main quibble with the V860II.

  22. Andy 3 weeks ago

    One more thing: Does HSS on AD200 power limit to 1/8 like AD360? It would be nice if it has the same feature of HSS on AD600.
    thanks.

  23. r deloviar 3 weeks ago

    You had me at “Bare Bulb in a 38″ Glow ParaPop (double diffused) – 0.3 stops less than the AD360II”. I love my AD360s but set up and tear down is not so ideal. I mean… 0.3 stops less is the difference of moving the light source just inches closer to subject.

  24. Darryl 3 weeks ago

    I agree that GODOX needs to work on their modeling lights. I am still leaning towards Paul C Buff systems for studio work and leaving the godox for field related work because of the lack of power on the AD600 modeling LED. The Rapid 600 150w incandecent light may be enough power but I am really liking the LED modeling lights of the DIGI BEE’s along with daylight balance and proportional illumination which is lacking on the rapids.

  25. C. Stephen Hurst 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much FH for the reply. Great insights.

    Seems to be a well designed product and man am I happy I sold my Profoto B2 setup before this was mentioned. Godox/Flashpoint has been a solid and reliable performer for me thus far. (Knock on Wood)

    Did you get your sample AD200 direct from GODOX or Adorama. Is it a full production model? When Godox emailed me about Adorama stock they said late Feb. Hopefully Adorama stock will begin shipping sooner than expected.

  26. david 3 weeks ago

    Did you work out what the auto memory function is yet ?

    • AirImage 3 weeks ago

      Auto Memory is probably the fact that it will store all settings when the unit is powered down.

  27. John 3 weeks ago

    Do you think they are planning to make a 400 watts of this in the future?

  28. Jeff O 3 weeks ago

    Will a MagMod fit onto the fresnel head do you know. I’m guessing it will sizewise, but hadn’t considered the vents?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 weeks ago

      Hi Jeff,

      Yes I managed to stretch the MagMod over :-)

      It doesn’t block the main front vents, though I was also able to fold the rubber under pretty easily so it wasn’t blocking the rear vents either.

      The cool thing is you can just pop the Fresnel head off the flash rather than trying remove the MagMod (if trying to reduce space for packing etc).

      If anything I think the MagMod feels more in proportion etc on the AD200 than regular speedlites.

      Also out of interest the AD200 grid fits pretty nicely into a MagMod gel holder.

  29. burndawg 2 weeks ago

    is there a usb plugin for XTR16 ?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 weeks ago

      Hi burndawg,

      Yes there is a USB port for the clip on receivers, and a mini USB port for firmware updates.

  30. burndawg 2 weeks ago

    amazing !!! So is in full power and barebulb the same power output as the AD360 ??

  31. Alpheus Bailey 2 weeks ago

    While you have this flash in your position can you test the issue the AD360 has where if you place the trigger too close to the flash it will not trigger the flash? Would appreciate the feedback.

  32. Hugo G 2 weeks ago

    I was wondering if it would be “real” 200 Ws (compared to the Ad360) and if the MagMod would fit … you just answer to my thoughts … waiting for the end of February to get one … I got two ad360II and 1 ad600 when adorama sold them on sale for blackfriday … guess I just had to wait … spending more money on godox :)

  33. Chris 1 week ago

    I was about to get the Godox 360ii for indoor + outdoor portrait photography.
    Would you guys recommend to wait another month and get the AD200 instead of the 360ii?

    So I basically get the same power output with the AD200 + smaller package + no cable/external battery. Any other advantages / disadvantages?

    Thank you!

    • Francesco 1 week ago

      Other tests around are showing that the Ad200 is behind the Ad360ii, not much but still a 0.5 to 1 stop. All in one body is indeed a wonderful feature when doing works on location / outdoor.
      It would be very useful to have some tests in HSS against speedlights. It is known that the power difference speedlight / strobe may change when going in HSS territory.

  34. Greg 1 week ago

    Edward at CheetahStand has measured about a 2/3 stop difference between the CL360 and the 200X, with both using the standard reflector behind the bare bulb. Considering the CL360 (AD360) is known to have about 300ws vs. the 200X 200ws, this seems reasonable.

    Can’t say why people are getting different readings, unless distance is a factor, or some of the tests were performed with high ambient light levels that weren’t accounted for.

    • bob 7 days ago

      Some people are testing test/pre-production models, is anybody actually testing a production model?

      Mike

    • Harvey 4 days ago

      Greg, differences in the dimensions of the room, including the ceiling, in which the units are tested, can account for the variation in test results.

  35. Francesco 6 days ago

    I ve heard that first production models will ship end of February to US. Still interested in HSS tests vs high end speedlights on test models

  36. MP Singh 3 days ago

    This looks like a great flash. One question though – what is the power of the modeling light with Fresnal Head. I am thinking of if i can even replace my other LED continuous light for details shots at weddings.
    thanks in advance.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 days ago

      Hi MP Singh,

      The LED’s are not very bright. They are certainly handy to have, though I would think of very limited use at all as a modelling light etc inside a softbox etc.

      I think Godox are intending on making a full LED light head at some stage. Though I’m not sure how much sense that makes as you’re carrying around a bunch of heavy capacitors then for no reason. They may as well make a much smaller complete LED unit and just use the AD200 battery in that.

      I think their plans are for a dual mount, and ring light in flash and LED versions first. Though I’m not sure even how far off those may be at this stage.

  37. burndawg 2 days ago

    Here’s the first video. Edward from Cheetah says the AD200 is only 1 F-Stop difference to the hella big ad600. Is this true ?????

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3BXk24BS3Q

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 days ago

      Hi burndawg –

      Well actually if I align the flash tubes to the same depth in the softbox (a double diffused 38″ ParaPop) I’m getting 1.4 stops difference.

      Moving the AD200 just an inch further into the softbox though I am getting 1.0 stop difference.

      And if anything the light pattern is more even with the AD200 pushed in the inch further.

      .
      Measurements where at 5 feet (just over 1.5M) ISO100 –

      – AD600 F16 +0.1
      – AD200 F11 +0.1 (mounted an inch forward)
      – AD200 F8 +0.7 (flash tubes aligned)

  38. burndawg 1 day ago

    thanks alot man ! do you still have this sample model of the ad200 ? I would be really really interested in flashduration times of 1/2 – 1/4 and 1/8 ,.. I think the flash showes it right ?

  39. bob 15 hours ago

    AD200 manual now available on the Godox downloads page http://www.godox.com/EN/InstructionManual/Godox_AD200_20170209.pdf

  40. John 9 hours ago

    Is it known if AD200 will have a Flash Exposure Lock, making it possible to swith from TTL to manual and keep the latest settings?

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