GODOX AD600B / XPLOR 600 – Strobe Announced

XPLOR 600 TTL / AD600B

 

Godox have announced the AD600 Witstro, an all in one 600WS Lithium-ion powered TTL and HSS enabled portable strobe, with Canon, Nikon. Sony, Fuji, and M4/3, compatible 2.4GHz radio receiver units built inside.

The AD600B can be controlled with full TTL, HSS, and Remote Manual power control via the 2.4GHz Godox X1 transmitter units, or master speedlite units like the V860II,  TT685, and TT350 speedlites.

Both TTL, and Manual / HSS, versions of the AD600 are available, though in the USA the TTL version is only available exclusively from Adorama under the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL branding.

 

 

XPLOR 600 TTL / AD600B

 

 

GODOX AD600B / XPLOR 600 TTL FEATURES

 

  • Powerful 600Ws
  • Fan Cooled
  • 10W LED Modelling Light (Adjustable)
  • Optional Remote Head (600Ws & 1200Ws Options)
  • Bowens S-type Mount
  • 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
  • Canon, Nikon. Sony, Fuji, M4/3, Radio Slave Modes (Auto Switching)
  • Range – 100m + with X1 as Transmitter
  • Groups – A / B / C / D / E
  • 32 Channels
  • Supports Legacy Godox FT-16 Remote Manual Trigger System
  • Supports Godox XT-16 / XT32 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

 

 

XPLOR 600 / AD600B

 

The AD600B also provide the option of a lightweight remote head, making the strobe exceptionally versatile.

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

The remote heads will be available in both Bowens and Godox mounts, and in 600Ws and 1200Ws versions – AD-H600B / AD-H1200B, and AD-H600 / AD-H1200.

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

 

Godox AD-H600

 

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 AD-H600

 

The AD600B’s removable 11.1V / 8700mAh Lithium-ion battery provides a health 500 full power flashes from one charge.

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

 

Godox AD600B

 

GODOX AD600B / XPLOR 600 TTL SPECS

 

MODEL AD600B  
Wireless slave mode *Radio transmission mode (compatible with Canon, Nikon. Sony, Fuji, & M4/3)*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
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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
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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

 

 

GODOX MOUNT

 

There are also Godox mount versions of the strobe available, so 4 versions in total –

Bowens Mount TTL – AD600B
Bowens Mount Manual – AD600BM

Godox Mount TTL – AD600
Godox Mount Manual – AD600M

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

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Godox AD600B are priced from $749 for the TTL version, and $549 for the Manual version.

In the USA the TTL version is only available exclusively from Adorama under the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL branding.

XPLOR 600 TTL – Adorama, Amazon, Ebay
GODOX AD600B – AmazonUKEbay

XPLOR 600 HSS – Adorama, AmazonEbay
GODOX AD600BM – AmazonUKEbay

 

Godox – Website

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1,250 Comments
  1. Darwin Castro 2 months ago

    godox ad600 It won’t fire even if I press the test button. can any body help?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Darwin,

      That’s pretty rare with the AD600. Could it possibly be the flash tube? Do you have another there to try?

    • Ryan 2 months ago

      Darwin, I’ve also been getting a misfire issue intermittently. Does it kick in and out? Mine works 90% of the time, and the rest it just doesn’t respond, no matter if I’m pressing the camera shutter release, pressing the Godox XT1-C ‘Test’ button, or going over to the AD600 and manually pressing the ‘Test’ button there… no response, no flash… then after about 10 or more presses.. boom, starts working again..

      Is yours like that? or is yours not firing at all?

  2. Darwin Castro 2 months ago

    so i own two AD600 and i have change the battery and the tube from the one the works fine and those not fire at all, i have reset it a bunch of times but still same problem, i have try to update the fire ware and i cant get computer to recognize the device and i have already install the sofware to update but not luck there ether, i have watch almost every video out there on how to update the fire ware but the problem is the same the computer those not recognize the device. to be
    honest i have not clue on what to do because i have been looking for a solution to this problem all over internet and not one since to know anything about it.

    • Ryan 2 months ago

      Hi Darwin,
      It’s good to know that you have a 2nd working AD600 unit that you can swap things over with to test out.

      Are you having the firmware update issues on both units? or just the one that won’t fire?

      The only trick I know with the AD600’s, to get them to be recognised by the computer for a firmware update… You have to remove the AD600 battery, then hold the On/Off switch for a few seconds for it to drain any remaining energy… Then attach the Micro-USB cable, and the computer/Godox software should then recognise the device..

      If you’ve tried that, then you definitely need to contact Godox support, and also the retailer you bought it from asap..

  3. Author
    Flash Havoc 2 months ago

    UPDATE – FLASHPOINT XPLOR 600 HSS (Non TTL) – Currently $399 For a Limited Time!

    Includes R2 transmitter for either, Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, or Fuji.

  4. Fatih 2 months ago

    Hello,
    I need your help about e9 error.
    I upgarated my ad600bm with latest firmware 2.4. because I have got fuji cameras.
    after the firmware upgrade I have got E9 msg and now flash is not working.
    I tried several times upgrade again. upgrade procedure is going on way.
    but it gives E9 error.
    How can I reset it or what can I do?

    • Fatih 2 months ago

      I just now noticed that, latest version is 1.7

      • John Wilson 2 months ago

        If you updated the firmware to 2.4 you loaded the wrong version (the TTL version). You need to load the 1.7 version for the HSS only model.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 2 months ago

        How did you go Faith, were you able to reload the correct firmware again?

  5. Dan B 2 months ago

    I ordered 2 of the non-ttl xplor 600s. every video I notice they have blue backlight displays. both of mine have green backlights did they change these models?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Dan,

      I think they did change at some stage. I’m really not sure why some are green and others blue.

    • Rafal 2 months ago

      TTL version = blue lcd
      nonTTL = green lcd

  6. VisX 1 month ago

    I have a question:
    The remote heads AD-H600B and AD-H600, is their only difference is the mount type at the flash bulb side? And the connector to the main unit is the same for both versions?
    I am confused as the connector side looks like a Godox mount for both versions. And is there anything to lock or secure the connection between the remote head connector and the main unit? Or would one be able to accidentally pull out the connection easily?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi VisX,

      Yes the connection at the flash head is the same on the Godox and Bowens mount remote heads (though I don’t think they are interchangeable).

      Originally you could pull the connection out when using the AD-H600B, though soon after Godox started providing a locking ring with the AD-H600B to rectify that issue (which works well now).

  7. John Wilson 1 month ago

    A manual for an AD600 with an Elinchrom mount (the AD600E) has appeared on the Godox web site http://www.godox.com/EN/InstructionManual/Godox_AD600E_20171013.pdf. TTL version only.

  8. Kim 1 month ago

    Can I shot about 2000 shots per day If I use 1/8 power?

    Thank you.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 weeks ago

      Hi Kim,

      I haven’t counted them, though that should be fine. If full power is around 500 shots, then 1/4 should provide around 2000, so 1/8 should be no problem even allowing some buffer.

  9. Jim 4 weeks ago

    I have a new ad600. Seems to work great but after about an hour of using it, it seems to only fire every third time. Battery is full. I turned Hss off thinking it was recycle time still same issue. Do they tend to over heat maybe? Any suggestions would be great.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Jim,

      Its hard to know what may be going on there without knowing the the circumstances (how hard and fast you’re working them etc), though if you have been running HSS for an hour then you probably have run into overheat protection. Even if you turned the HSS off once they slowed down then they would still need time to cool down before resuming normal recycle speed.

      If you have a look a the user manual it states roughly how many consecutive shots you can do in and out of HSS mode at various power levels.

      Otherwise, maybe it is your battery. A slow down as the battery is getting lower has not really been an issue with the AD600 or AD360 etc, though this appears to be a characteristic of the recent AD200 to some degree.

    • Ryan 2 weeks ago

      Hi Jim,
      I’ve had a lot of misfire issues, scroll back to find my previous posts, explaining specifically the issue and my setup etc.
      I’ve been offered a full swap over of all products, or a full refund. Still not sure which way to go..

      Let me know if you have any questions I might be able to help with.

      Cheers,
      Ryan

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