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 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.
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.
The AD600’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.
AD600B BOWENS MOUNT VERSION
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)|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|Channel||Optic||4 groups：1, 2, 3, 4|
|Full power flash times||500 times|
|Power saving||Power off automatically after 1 hour’s none operation|
|Triggering mode||3.5mm port，PC port，wireless remote port|
|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 –
Godox – Website