GODOX – QT-1200 Flash Now Available

Godox QT-1200

 

The long awaited Godox QT-1200, a 1200WS version of the Godox QT Series fast flash duration studio lights, are now available.

The powerful QT-1200 lights feature very fast recycle times from 0.05 to 1.5 seconds. Allowing up to 10 frames per second.

Using IGBT technology the QT-1200 also provide very fast motion freezing flash durations, from 1/800 to 1/5000 of a second at lower power levels.

Godox_QT-1200

 

QT-1200 FEATURES

 

  • Powerful 1200WS – Guide Number: 110M (ISO 100)
  • Fast Recycling Time – 0.05 – 1.5 seconds, up to 10 flashes per second
  • Short Flash Durations – 1/5000 – 1/800 of a second
  • Color Temp Stability +/- 100k over the entire power range
  • Wide Power Range – 1/1 – 1/128 in 50 steps (5.0 – 10.0 in 0.1 increments)
  • Remote Manual Power Control
  • 150W Adjustable Modelling Light
  • Bowens S-Type Mount
  • Radio Triggers / Remote also compatible with Godox Witstro and V850 etc.

 

 

The QT-1200 are the new big brother to the popular QT-600 previously discussed in more detail here.

Now providing a huge 1200WS, the QT-1200 are quite noticeably 10cm longer than the QT-600 (41cm vs 51cm), and 1.1kg heavier (3kg vs 4.1kg).

Full power recycle time has increased just a small amount from 1.2 seconds to 1.5 (still very fast for powerful 1200WS lights).

Godox QT-1200

 

The QT-1200 share the same motion freezing short flash duration IGBT technology as the QT-600 and other Godox QT Series lights.

Scaling IGBT flashes up to higher power levels is quite a difficult task, so the QT-1200 are a significant achievement for Godox.

And the QT-1200 (or “Quicker 1200” as they are branded for the Chinese domestic market) have been proudly exhibited at the recent Shanghai International Wedding Photography Exhibition.

 

Godox QT-1200

 

The QT-1200 have the same interface as current QT series lights, and will currently provide remote power control using the same simple FT-16 radio trigger set as the QT-600 and many of Godox’s other popular lights like the Witstro and V850V860 speedlites.

 

Godox QT-600

 

SPECIFICATION

 

  • Model: QT1200
  • Max Power (WS): 1200WS
  • Guide Number(m ISO 100): 110
  • Color Temperature: 5600 ± 100K
  • Operating Voltage: AC200-240V/50Hz
  • Power Output Control: OFF,5.0~10(1/128~1/1)
  • Modeling Lamp (W): 150W
  • Recycle Time: 0.05 – 1.5 second
  • Triggering Method: Sync cord, Test button, Slave triggering, Wireless control port
  • Flash Duration: 1/5000s – 1/800s
  • Fuse: 10A
  • Dimension: Ø140 x 230 x 510mm

 

 

The QT-1200 and QT Series flashes are mains powered AC lights, most commonly available in 200 – 240V configuration. Though 100 – 120V versions are also available.

Now offering a fairly different alternative to the popular PCB Einstein E640, its likely the QT-1200 will find their way into US dealers as well.

 

The QT-1200 should likely also work on location with Godox’s sizable Leadpower LP-800X inverter battery packs.

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Godox QT-1200 are available now from around $730 – Ebay.

Godox QT -600 – Ebay, Amazon

 

Godox – QT-600 Overview

Godox – Website

 

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9 Comments
  1. Brandon 2 years ago

    Einstein, eat your heart out.

  2. Alexander Loff 2 years ago

    It is not a competitor for EINSTEIN.
    Flash duration is too long
    This thing is less effective in those cases for which use the EINSTEIN E-640.

    This is more of a competitor to powerful Studio monolight with voltage divider

  3. Blink Photographic 2 years ago

    The QT1200 will be available in the United States from http://www.blinkphotographic.com probably sometime near the end of April. It was not ready for my order that is on the way now, but will be ordered with my next shipment.

    The QT600 is already available in the United States with a 2 Year US warranty and free shipping for $439.

  4. Loveboy 2 years ago

    Wait.. I’m confused. I’ve had one of these for some time now.

    How can it be “now available” ?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Loveboy,

      How long have you had it for?

      There’s obviously still not much in the way of stock available yet or there would be more sellers listing them (I realize its a holiday now in China).

  5. Loveboy 2 years ago

    Since September, about 5 months now.

    Bought off ebay, from goodboystudio/godoxstudio.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Ok thanks, I hadn’t seen them available, and Godox have only just started promoting them recently.

      GodoxStudio don’t even appear to have images of them yet.

      How do you like the flash?

  6. Paul H. 2 years ago

    Although these will work with the FT16 transmitter/receiver alongside the AD360, how would the power levels be read on the FT16 if it’s in a different convention (10.0-5.0 versus 1/1-1/128th)? Perhaps I answered my own question, but I wonder if there would be a problem in practice beyond doing the math differently for each…

  7. Author
    Flash Havoc 2 years ago

    Hi Paul H,

    The only practical way currently to use both sets of lights at once is to use 2 remotes as well, one set to each convention.

    Only one transmitter needs to be connected to the camera to actually fire all the lights, the other is just like a hand held remote.

    If you try to use the same transmitter to adjust both lights / conventions, all the current power settings are lost every time you hold the SET button to change conventions on the transmitter.

    Godox are well aware of this issue though, so hopefully when they do eventually have a new radio system available it should provide a more convenient solution for this.

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