GODOX AD200 WITSTRO – Cordless TTL Strobe Released

GODOX AD200

 

Godox have released the ground breaking AD200 Witstro cordless strobe, also available as the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL .

The AD200 / eVOLV are 200Ws cordless Lithium-ion powered TTL and HSS enabled strobes with Godox 2.4GHz X-system radio receiver built inside, compatible with, Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, and Fuji camera systems.

Don’t be fooled by the name or Ws rating though, the AD200 are only around 03 to 0.5 stops less powerful than the well proven AD360II, and come in a remarkably more compact and convenient all in one package.

 

GODOX AD200

 

Being dedicated off camera flashes having no hotshoe, the AD200 provide similar compact size of a speedlite, though with considerable added power.

Another ground breaking feature of the AD200 is a modular interchangeable flash head system, which provides the option of either bare bulb or traditional speedlite fresnel head (fixed at 35mm, no zoom).

With various other head options becoming available, including an LED head, and Ring Light adapters in flash and LED versions.

 

GODOX AD200

 

And to take the AD200 to another level again, there is now also an EVOVL Twin Head Bracket / Godox AD-B2, which will combine two EVOLV 200 / Godox AD200 strobes into a single 400Ws light source!

The twin bracket providing a Bowens S-type mount, and dual unobstructed LED modelling lights.

The bracket can be used with dual flashes for extra power, or with a single flash to add a very useful LED modelling light.

The original AD200 flash bulbs can be used, or a single AD360 bulb centered in the bracket.

Flashpoint EVOLV Twin Head

 

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, M4/3, Fuji, Radio Slave Modes (Auto Switching)
  • Range – 100m + with X1 as Transmitter
  • Groups – A / B / C / D / E
  • 32 Channels
  • 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
  • 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
  • Communication Port (For XTR-16 / FTR-16 Receivers)

 

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

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

GODOX AD200

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Godox AD200 / eVOLV 200 are available now from $299 –

EVOLV 200 – Adorama, Amazon, Ebay

GODOX AD200 – AmazonUK, B&H PhotoEbay

 

Godox – Website

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385 Comments
  1. Andy 2 months ago

    Does anyone try 3 AD200/Evolv 200 in the wedding reception yet? I just got one and tried in the church today (yes, the priest allows us to use flash). The light is awesome. So I was thinking of getting 2 more for wedding reception. Or I may get a few V860 II instead.
    thanks.

    • Joel 4 weeks ago

      Just curious, but what was the light/position/modifier if any used in the church?

  2. Author
    Flash Havoc 1 month ago

    UPDATE – There is a new Mini Reflector (AD-M) for the EVOLV / AD200, now available for pre-order.

  3. Yesenia 1 month ago

    I want to buy some flashes for wedding photography the canon 600ex-rt or the AD200, but Does the AD200 have a short flash duration that helps freze movent as the speedlights (flashguns)? I want to buy the AD200, but would it be able to freze the wedding couple with no problem when they are dancing or when there is a lot of movement?..I have heard that a medium strobe does not freze moving subjects as a speedlight because it does not have short flash duration…I hope to hear from you thank you.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Yesnia,

      Yes the AD200 are IGBT flashes like a speedlite, which means they have very short flash durations at power levels below full power.

      The lower the power level the faster the flash duration. So with the extra power they have you will likely be running them at lower power levels than a regular speedlite, and therefore durations should be as short or better.

  4. Mark Kitaoka 1 month ago

    I will be using the eVOLVs in a commercial shoot over the next few days and decided to test the umbrella mount to see just how durable it is. You can see my results here:
    http://www.markkitaoka.com/reviews/review-flashpoint-evolv-200/

  5. Ken 1 month ago

    I thought the Godox stuff auto-switched to HSS when shutter speed goes over the X-Sync speed?? Could have sworn I read that and have had it work before. But this weekend I was shooting outside with the Evolv 200 and I couldn’t shoot above 1/200 on the 5D3. Unless I shut the master off. How does one get auto HSS to work?

    • Ulysses Ashton 4 weeks ago

      Ken, the Evolv flash DOES automatically go into HSS once your shutter speed goes beyond the camera’s x-sync speed. You’ll want to go into your camera’s Flash Sync menu and ensure you’ve selected either HSS or Auto.

  6. John Wilson 1 month ago

    I’ve just bought another S-type Speedlite Bracket. The AD200 fits in it without and effort. Comparing it with one I bought a few months ago I see that the rubber covering of the metal top jaw of the bracket is slightly different. It’s flat rather than rounded so that the metal top jaw will go all the way up to the top.

    So you no longer have to chop the top off the rubber covering to get the AD200 to fit in the bracket.

    Nice to see the change.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 weeks ago

      Thanks John.

      Is the top metal jaw plate still rounded / concave though?

      • John Wilson 4 weeks ago

        Yes the metal plate is unchanged. It’s just the rubber covering which has a flat top rather than a rounded one

  7. Mark Kitaoka 3 weeks ago

    In addition to the Xplor/AD600 line of strobes I successfully configured and tested a Pentax 645Z at HSS using the eVOLV200 and a Cactus v6II trigger. You can read my results here:
    http://www.markkitaoka.com/latest-news/xplorgodox600-pentax-645z-hss/

  8. Dwight Roberts 3 weeks ago

    I just got the AD200 and have had nothing but problems with it. The TTL doesn’t seem to work nor does the hss. I’m using this with the Fuji X Pro 2 and triggering it with the TT350F. Even the exposure comp. works backwards. I’ve shot with Canon gear for the longest of times and using hss was as simple as turning it on. If I shoot at 1/250th, it blasts full-power. This does NOT seem right to me. Also, when selecting manual power, after the shot, it goes back to TTL.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Dwight,

      Is the AD200 on V2.0 firmware, if not that would be your issue.

      The X Pro 2 is listed as compatible (Type A camera) so TTL and HSS should work. Some people have had to update the firmware in their camera as well to have HSS working.

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