GODOX – AD600 Witstro – TTL 2.4GHz Strobe Announced

Godox AD600 Witstro

 

Godox have announced the AD600 Witstro, an all in one 600WS Lithium-ion powered TTL and HSS enabled portable strobe, with both Canon and Nikon compatible 2.4GHz radio receiver units built inside.

Like the recently released AD360 II Witstro, the new AD600 can be controlled with full TTL, HSS, and remote manual power control via the recent 2.4GHz Godox X1 transmitter units, or master speedlite units like the TT685 (and V series Lithium-ion versions likely to come).

 

UPDATE – Godox have confirmed there is a Bowens mount version AD600B available (please see images at the bottom of this post). 

An AC power adapter is also in the works, and expected to be available around March 2016.

 

Godox AD600 Witstro

 

GODOX WITSTRO AD600 FEATURES

 

  • Powerful 600Ws
  • Fan Cooled
  • 10W LED Modelling Light (Adjustable)
  • Optional Remote Head (600Ws & 1200Ws Options)
  • Godox and Bowens mount versions available.
  • Built in (removable) 11.1V / 8700mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • Up to 500 Full Power Pops Per Battery Charge
  • 0.01 – 2.5 Seconds Recycle Time
  • Flash Modes – TTL / M / Multi
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Second Curtain Sync
  • FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 Stops)
  • FEL (Flash Exposure Lock)
  • Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
  • Godox 2.4GHz X Radio System
  • ETTL & ITTL Radio Slave Modes (Auto Switching)
  • Range – 100m + with X1 as Transmitter
  • Groups – A / B / C
  • 32 Channels
  • Supports Legacy Godox FT-16 Remote Manual Trigger System
  • Supports Godox XT-16 Remote Manual Trigger System
  • Canon & Nikon Optic Wireless Slave Modes
  • Groups – A / B / C
  • 4 Channels
  • S1 & S2 Optic Slave Modes
  • Flash Duration – 1/220s-1/10000s
  • Large Dot Matrix LCD Display
  • Custom Functions
  • Auto Memory Function
  • Micro USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • USB Communication Port (For FTR-16 & XTR-16 Receivers)
  • 3.5mm Sync Port

 

 

The AD600 also provide the option of a lightweight remote head, which is a feature that has been high on many peoples portable strobe wish list.

A soft case and shoulder strap then provide support for the strobe.

The remote heads will be available in both Godox and Bowens mounts, and in 600Ws and 1200Ws versions – AD-H600 / AD-H1200, and AD-H600B / AD-H1200.

To achieve the 1200Ws output two AD600 strobes will be attached to the one 1200Ws head via a 2 into 1 adapter cable.

 

Godox AD600 Witstro

The remote head is enabled via a cord which plugs into the strobe flash tube socket, acting as an extension cord between the strobe and remote flash tube.

 

Godox AD600 Witstro

 

The AD600’s removable 11.1V / 8700mAh Lithium-ion battery provides a health 500 full power flashes from one charge.

 

Godox AD600 Witstro

 

And the complete strobe in the cordless configuration weighs approximately 2.9kg.

Godox AD600 Witstro

 

AD600B BOWENS MOUNT VERSION

 

AD600_BOWENS_b

 

Godox AD600B BOWENS

 

GODOX AD600 SPECS

 

MODEL AD600 (Godox Mount) / AD600B (Bowens Mount) 
Wireless slave mode *Radio transmission mode (compatible with Nikon & Canon)*Optical transmission mode (compatible with Nikon & Canon)
Flash mode Local M/Multi
2.4G slave mode TTL/ M/Multi
Optic slave mode TTL/ M/Multi
Slave unit compatible camera Nikon  i-TTL/M/RTP flash(master unit uses TTL wireless flash trigger X1N etc)Canon EOS E-TTL II/M/Multiflash(master unit uses TTL wireless flash trigger  X1C etc)
GN ( 1/1) 87 (m ISO 100, with AD-R7 standard reflector)
Flash duration 1/220s-1/10000s
POWER 600W
Power control 9 steps:1/256~1/1
Multi flash √(times:100 times;frequency:100)
Flash exposure compensation  (FEC) manual,FEB:±3 stops in 1/3 increments
Flash sync HSS(1/8000s),first curtain sync,second curtain sync
Flash delay 0.1~10s
Fan
Beep
Modeling lamp(LED) 10W
Optic slave flash S1/S2
Screen Dot matrix LCD screen
.
WIRELESS(Optic and 2.4G
Wireless flash function slave,off
Controllable slave groups 5 groups:A, B, C, D, E
Distance Optic indoor:12~15m/39.4~49.2 feet outdoor:8~10m/26.2~32.8 feet
2.4G 80m
Channel Optic 4 groups:1, 2, 3, 4
2.4G 32 groups:1~32
.
POWER
Power Lithium(11.1V/8700mAH)
Full power flash times 500 times
Recycling time 0.01s-2.5s
Power status
Power saving Power off automatically after 1 hour’s none operation
Triggering mode 3.5mm port,PC port,wireless remote port
Color temperature 5600±200k
Size 220*245*125mm (flash tube & reflector not included)
Weight  2.66Kg (flash tube & reflector not included) Aprox. 2.9KG total

 

 

 

There are manual version of the AD600 strobe available as well for around $200 less than the full TTL versions.

The Manual versions reportedly also include the same automatic HSS mode included in the TTL versions.

 

So there are 4 versions of the AD600 strobes available –

Godox Mount TTL – AD600
Godox Mount Manual – AD600M

Bowens Mount TTL – AD600B
Bowens Mount Manual – AD600BM

 

Please note – the Godox mount remote heads will not attach to the Bowens mount strobes, and vice versa.

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Godox AD600 are priced from around $550 for the Manual version and $750 for the full TTL version –

For US customers Adorama exclusively have the Bowens Mount TTL versions available under the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 brand, as well as the manual versions available.

AD600B – (Bowens MT – TTL) – Ebay, Amazon. UK
AD600BM (Bowens MT – Manual) – Ebay, Amazon, UK

AD600 – (Godox MT – TTL) – Ebay, Amazon, UK
AD600M – (Godox MT – Manual) – Ebay, Amazon, UK

 

Godox – Website

 

 

.

1,146 Comments
  1. Mark Kitaoka 3 months ago

    I own three separate brands of the Godox remote head by Godox, CheetahStand and Adorama. I have had the LED modeling light fail on all three brands. I returned mine to Cheetahstand and they REPAIRED the LED on both units. Adorama replaced the one which failed. I’m out of luck with my Godox unit because I purchased it early off of eBay. In all but the XPLOR unit I was NOT using the now included plastic ring to secure the head to the main unit. But the head’s LED did fail with the XPLOR unit even using the plastic retaining ring. I’ve returned the unit to Adorama so they can determine what may have happened. I simply use the modeling light to obtain focus and don’t really use it to determine my lighting angles.

  2. Charlie 2 months ago

    guys my error 9 code was all my fault. I used the wrong firmware. I reinstalled the original firmware and all is well.

    • Juan Jaramillo 2 months ago

      I got the same problem. How did you install the original firmware?

  3. Adam Chandler 2 months ago

    One of the clunkiest/least attractive designs I’ve seen but seems to be a lot of bang for the buck. I’m curious why the put the controls on the side of the light instead of the back…seems like this could be problematic in some situations where the light is near a wall or something restricting access.

    • Ulysses 2 months ago

      It looks quite utilitarian, but it works well because it’s so very simple. Keep in mind that while the strobe has a control panel on the side, you control most necessary features via the Godox remotes (X1T or XT16 or XT32).

    • Mark Kitaoka 2 months ago

      I personally find having the LCD readout on the side much better for my workflow. I’ve used Profoto, Elinchrom, Priolite, Einsteins, etc which all have the readout on the back. I always have my strobes at elevation with the back facing up, the modifier down toward the talent. So the display is almost always hidden from my view. Even though I control my strobes from a remote I sometimes like to check them on the unit and having the Godox units on the side is brilliant for my work.

    • bob 2 months ago

      People have been putting controls on the sides for years, putting on the rear end that normally points up means less chance to see it, i prefer the clip on rear battery system and really “least attractive designs” – not in my books

    • Jim Setzer 2 months ago

      I wasn’t sure about the side panel mounted controls myself, but after using these for 6 months, I like the side mounted controls. Besides, as Ulysses points out, you do most of the controlling from the trigger. I find I don’t have to go back to the strobe body to confirm.

  4. Thien 2 months ago

    Amazon has the Flashpoint Xplor 600 TTL with R2 trigger (AD600B + X1 Trigger) for $550 ($200 OFF). No CA Tax. Just got a spare as back up/two light setup.

  5. Andy 2 months ago

    OMG, Adorama just low price of XPLOR 600 TTL to $549.95.
    I bought the same unit less than 3 months ago for $749.95 :( Why Adorama discounts so much and so late? I wish I could delay the purchase until now.

  6. Thomas Geist 2 months ago

    AD600B USB connection problems.

    My Flashpoint version of the AD600B (firmware 2.2) does not seem to connect to USB for a firmware upgrade.

    I have it connected to Windows 10 with Godox G1 running in vmware on macOS. I have successfully upgraded many of my Godox/Flashpoint flashes and radios this way.

    With the AD600B however there seems to be no USB connection established. When I plug the cable into the strobe (AD600B turned on or off makes no difference), I never get the usual dialog vmware to let me decide whether USB will be connected to Windows or to macOS.

    I don’t even think this is a problem with macOS or vmware. More with the USB connection in general.

    Has anybody had an issue like this?

    • Randell John 2 months ago

      I had the same problem yesterday trying to update to Ver 2.3
      I know this sounds obvious, but if you haven’t already – try a different cable.
      I used one cable to update all my TX and RX units with no problems, but for some reason my laptop wouldn’t connect to my AD600B using the same cable.
      When I switched to a different USB cable, the strobe connected immediately.

      • Thomas Geist 2 months ago

        Great recommendation (how could I miss that?)!

        Unfortunately it didn’t help. Tried three different cables in various USB ports, AD600B off or on – no luck. :(

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 months ago

          Thomas you definitely don’t want the strobe switched ON.

          If you didn’t know, first you need to turn the strobe off, remove the battery from the strobe, and then hold the ON button for a few seconds until you see all the power drain out of the strobes LCD display. Then you can connect it to the computer.

          • Thomas Geist 2 months ago

            Thank you, I didn’t know that!

            I did as you explained and now the connection dialog (windows/Macintosh) appeared.

            HOWEVER, unfortunately I now get the message “AD600 Connect failed.” in red in the G1 application.

            I hope I didn’t kill anything in the strobe by my earlier connection attempts …

            • Thomas Geist 2 months ago

              Ok, I solved it!

              I installed vmware on another computer (my laptop) and ran the firmware upgrade there.
              Worked fine.

              Thank you all who chimed in to help! :)

  7. Author
    Flash Havoc 2 months ago

    Only 2 hours left to get the XPLOR 600 TTL at $549.95 (with free transmitter).

    • Ryan Beuke 2 months ago

      Weird i bought mine but it didn’t show a free transmitter with the package in the description so i bought one separately did i miss something?

      • Ken Tan 2 months ago

        I called Adorama, explained that the website updated in the afternoon and offered the receiver free, and just like that, they sent a free receiver.

  8. tony 2 months ago

    is this ad600 can work with Pocketwizard ?

    • Thomas Geist 2 months ago

      It can if you just want to trigger it – no TTL, no HSS, no power control. You will just need a 2.5 mm mini plug cable to connect any PocketWizard receiver or transceiver to the strobe.

      • tony 2 months ago

        thanks thomas
        If i want HSS and im already connect cable with pocketwizard receiver.
        Thats mean its doesnt work with ad600 isnt it ?

        • Thomas Geist 2 months ago

          No, HSS will not work with a simple cable connection.

          Considering how cheap they are, why don’t you just bey a X1 transmitter for your camera?

  9. Ken Tan 2 months ago

    Hey guys, just wondering if anyone else noticed that HSS is automatically enabled when you are at 1/250 on a Nikon D810? The D810 should sync up to 1/250 without going into HSS, but It seems that it’s only able to go up to 1/200 without going into HSS. What I noticed is that the color is also significantly different between regular (green tint) and HSS (magenta tint). Also noteworthy is that TTL at 1/250 is usually about 1/3 underexposed, but is correctly exposed again once you’re above or at 1/320. I wonder if this is a firmware (v2.3) issue or if it’s just the way it is.

    • Ulysses 2 months ago

      Ken, that’s just the way it is, on just about all the points you mentioned. On the positive side, while there is some slight color shift when going from normal to HSS speeds, at least on those two sides of the fence the color remains relatively stable from what I’ve seen. Whether or not they can fix this in firmware remains to be seen. But that would seem unlikely, if other manufacturers provide any indication. (Phottix never fixed their rather extreme color issues.)

      • Ken Tan 2 months ago

        Thanks for confirming Ulysses! Interesting behavior but at least predictable. So basically, try not to use at 1/250 if possible because it inherits the worst characteristics from the unit. Now I’m paranoid about the ad360II-N, because that unit doesn’t even tell you when it’s in HSS unlike the ad360 Version I which is at 1/250. It’s interesting that the ad360 can do 1/250, while the ad600 only 1/200…

        • Ulysses 2 months ago

          Yes, I wish it was otherwise, particularly with it kicking into HSS at 1/250 rather than at 1/320. But because it drops its power level slightly at that threshold, I simply avoid those shutter speeds (it’s easy enough). At least it’s easily manageable.

  10. Mario 2 months ago

    One of the most critizised detail on the Godox AD600 is its stand tilt locking handle that scratches the housing.

    Simple solution: Buying a Elinchrom locking handle designed for D-Lite it (caution: NOT those fitting D-Lite RX, only the older it versions used them!!).

    They leave a gap between flash housing and handle, fits nicely and is a cheap thing:

    http://www.theflashcentre.com/stand-tilt-locking-handle-i2605.html?category_id=534

  11. Mark Kitaoka 2 months ago

    In the States Cheetahstand offers a similar handle which I have purchased:
    http://www.cheetahstand.com/product-p/cl-600xmrh.htm

  12. Rob Nisters 2 months ago

    I was thinking of heating that handle with a heatgun and deforming it so it won’t touch the flash body.
    Haven’t done it, though because it doesn’t annoy me that much

    • Ken Tan 1 month ago

      It’s worth noting that the handle is spring loaded, and as such, you can pull it away from the body which releases tension on the tightening mechanism. Essentially, it’s like a manual ratchet. As I tighten, and as the handle gets near the body, I pull the handle outwards, swing the arm counterclockwise towards the other side of the strobe, let the spring pull the handle back and continue tightening.

  13. Chris Boar 2 months ago

    Can anyone confirm recycle time in HSS mode at full power? I’ve currently got the little AD360’s and they can take 5-10 sec to recycle in HSS mode/full power.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Chris,

      Do you have the 2 into 1 cord for your AD360 battery pack? That halves the recycle time.

      The AD600 is around 2.4 – 2.5 seconds at full power. Its the same time in or out of HSS mode at full power.

      • Chris Boar 2 months ago

        Yep I do have the 2-1 cord. I need to do some testing, wondering if i’ve for a duff cord/battery. Seems to take forever to recharge sometimes in HSS mode.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 months ago

          Ok thanks. Something must be wrong then. You could try removing the 2 into 1 and see if there is any difference.

          Maybe your battery is getting tired.

          • Chris Boar 2 months ago

            Looks like I had a bad connection. Just reseated Y-cables and I’m getting about a 2 sec recycle time on full power in HSS mode. Duh…….

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 2 months ago

              Ok thanks Chris. At least you got the recycle time back.

              I’ve harassed Godox for a long time now to join the 2 ports inside the pack with a switch, instead of using that cumbersome 2 into 1 cord work around. After 3+ years its getting a bit silly.

  14. junio 2 months ago

    Hello to all.
    Someone has happened to break a connector on the head AD H600?
    I have broken one of the 5 connectors and do not know how you can repair.
    Tank you.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Junio,

      You only need 3 of the 5 connectors, so you may be able to take the head apart an swap one over.

      Was it a side connector or the bottom one?

      • junio 2 months ago

        Unfortunately the left side. The plug can be opened? I could fix it.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 months ago

          Ok sorry, I though you were referring to the female sockets in the remote head.

          I don’t know if you can dissemble the plug unfortunately.

          • junio 2 months ago

            Ok, thank you very much.
            maybe someone knows it, at Adorama. Unfortunately in Italy there is no assistance Godox.

  15. Juan Jaramillo 2 months ago

    Guys, I need help. Just got my AD600BM yesterday and did an upgrade from 1.5 to 2.2. Updater is erasing and installing but I get the E9 error. Tried to install it several times and even when back to 2.2 but nothing. Holding on/off for 3 secs does nothing.

    I am using windows Vista corp.

    • Christoph 2 months ago

      Are you sure about this: Installing version 2.2 on the AD600BM? The latest version for the AD600BM would be 1.6, I think you are trying to install the TTL firmware.

      • Juan Jaramillo 2 months ago

        Can you please provide the link for the 1.6 version? on godox website there is a 2.3

        • Christoph 2 months ago

          No, just have a closer look at the Godox downloads site again. ;-)

      • Juan Jaramillo 2 months ago

        OMG, thank you. I found it and it worked. :))))))))

        • Christoph 2 months ago

          Great, you’re welcome!

  16. Benson 2 months ago

    Hi, guys. Does an AD600B provide TTL lock function as a B1 does? With a B1, I can find proper flash power with ease. After shooting a TTL test shot, I can change to Manual mode and adjust the power from the TTL tested value. I heard an Interfit s1 has TTL lock also, although it is unable to use it with a remote trigger. How about AD600B? Or Jinbei HD610, if anyone know? Thx.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Benson,

      The AD600B and HD610 do not have TTL lock at this stage.

      I’m not aware that the Interfit S1 has it either unfortunately (though I could be wrong).

      Hopefully its something that will become more available in time, though I don’t know how hard it is to engineer.

      This is a concept I was suggesting years ago and refereed to as hybrid TTL.

      • Benson 2 months ago

        FH: Hybrid TTL, sounds nice. I like it has a specific name. I believe hybrid TTL is one of the most important function to make TTL useful in real life. Ordinary TTL is hard to rely on 100%, especially when subjects move. Manual mode takes time to find exact exposure. Hybrid TTL is the fastest and reliable way to find correct exposure. I wonder why manufactures pay more attention on the function.

        Mike: Thanks but I guess Nikon flash lock is a bit different from Hybrid TTL.

    • Mike 2 months ago

      Not sure how Canon does it but Nikon has flash lock built in

      Mike

  17. Chester 2 months ago

    Hello guys,
    have anyone experienced the issue with battery info display on the godox ad600?
    I got mine 2 weeks ago, recently doing a few days of shooting, the battery info display always shows at full, then today it suddenly just drop to zero. this is freaking me out because i have no ideas how many percent (bar) is left.
    Thanks in advanced.

    • Mark Kitaoka 2 months ago

      My strobe battery indicators work and I gauge their accuracy by how many bars are on the charger when I plug them in to charge the units. You may have a faulty unit.

    • Seamless Media 2 months ago

      Make sure you store the battery apart from the strobe when not in use, I and a few others have experienced battery drain over 2-3 weeks of non use, paired with charge indicator anomalies like you describe. Hope this helps!

      • Chester 1 month ago

        Thank you Seamless Media,
        i’ll try that.
        i just upgrade the firmware, i’ll go out for shot this afternoon and i’ll see if it fixes too.
        @Mark: I’ll bring it to the store if the problem persists.

        • Chester 1 month ago

          guys
          i’ve updated the firmware, removed the battery while not in use. after shooting 2 session, the battery indicator still show full.
          i’m stuck.

  18. Randell John 1 month ago

    H600B Remote Head Problem.
    I’ve been plagued by mis-fires using the H600B Remote Head. I’ve replaced one unit already, but the replacement has started behaving as the first one.
    Basically the head will fire for 5 or 6 shots and then stop firing. It won’t even fire if I press the test button on the AD600B.
    I have never used the modelling light when using the remote head, but today I found out that switching the modelling light on cures the misfiring problem, and the H600B fires every time without a hitch.
    It’s a very strange problem and I can only put it down to some sort of voltage drop or tracking within the AD600B.
    I’ve had no problems with the AD600B at all and it works perfectly without the remote head fitted.
    So if anyone starts having problems with misfires while on a job, just try switching on the modelling light. It may fix the problem for you.

  19. Benson 1 month ago

    I wonder if I can combine Canon Flash and AD600. Let’s say, I put a X1-c on the camera with a ST-E3-RT on X1-c. The X1-c will fully control AD600 TTL HSS. And I guess the ST-E3-RT on the X1-c can control 600ex-rt flashes on triggering TTL and HSS, if only the signals between the two triggers can pass thru. Am I writing a novel? Can anybody tell me the reality? Thanks.

    • Ulysses 1 month ago

      Wanting to include your existing 600EX-RT with your Godox lights is a great idea. But you might be making it more complicated than you need to do.

      One recommendation is to buy an X1R-C which is an X1 receiver for Canon. Place your 600EX-RT into the hot shoe of this receiver. Now you can control your 600EX-RT along with your AD600 from the X1T-C transmitter in the hot shoe of your camera. You should have TTL as well as HSS if you want them.

    • Thomas Geist 1 month ago

      Benson, TTL and HSS won’t work that way. Tried it, failed.
      Do as Ulysses says. That’s the smarter solution and it won’t cost you much.

  20. Joe 1 month ago

    Hey guys,
    I just received 2 AD600BM units. One is working great, but the other isn’t firing and giving me the E3 code (voltage on two outlets of the flash tube is too high) right out of the box. Is there anything I can do on my end to fix this or do I have to send it in?
    Thanks

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi Joe,

      I’m not familiar with that issue. You could try checking with the Flashpoint guys (brands@adorama.com) though it sounds like you would need to replace the flash.

  21. andy 3 weeks ago

    I hope that Godox produce a right angle cable for the back of the remote head.

    Having a cable that comes straight out always puts pressure on the socket and cable.

    I’m confident that Godox will improve the design.

  22. Jim Setzer 3 weeks ago

    After shooting with these for 6 months, I made a follow-up Youtube review video and posted it today. Take a look: https://youtu.be/aDUGJDaKRd4 and let me know what you think.

    Cheers!

    ~Jim

  23. Didier 1 week ago

    Hello there,

    My Godox AD600 doesn’t auto power off after 1 hour of idle state.
    Is it the same for you?
    Sleep parameter is set to 1 hour (nok)
    Light parameter is set to 12s (ok)
    V2.2

    Thanks for your feedback,
    Didier

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Anti-Spam Quiz:

©2016 FlashHavoc.com - PRIVACY POLICY

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?