A quick guide to the Godox (Flashpoint) Ecosystem

The first time most photographers heard about Godox was probably in 2017, when they released the AD200 – essentially a pocket monolight: a fraction larger than a typical speedlite, but with a 200 w/s rating. But Godox has been producing lighting solutions since the 90s. Here, we’re going to take a quick look at their ecosystem.

First things first, Adorama sells Godox equipment under their house brand Flashpoint. That’s why you’ll see items like the Godox AD200 Pro listed as Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro in our inventory. Now that’s out of the way, let’s continue.

Two things typically draw people to the Godox/Flashpoint system: 1) Affordability and 2) Compatibility.

Affordability

Their monolights often draw comparisons to much more expensive lights from big name companies such as the Profoto B1, as the list of features and specifications are nearly identical, with only the price being the differentiation. I wont go down that rabbit hole here, as it’s been covered by many people before me.

Compatibility

This is the reason that I recommend Godox to photographers starting out with artificial light. You can begin with something as simple as an on camera flash, then add a trigger and master off-camera flash. Then add in some AD200s for a little more power. And then when you want to add more powerful options, the AD600 is available. And they’ll all work with the same trigger.

Triggers

The R2 Pro triggers are at the heart of our Flashpoint/Godox line up. Allowing you to not just fire the lights off camera, but control the power output and mode, as well as toggling the modeling lights on and off.

Speedlite

The V1 (Flashpoint Zoom R2) is uncommon in the world of speedlites as it has a round head. This allows it to produce more pleasing catch lights and better fill out modifiers such as umbrellas and octaboxes. We also have the S-R1 modifier kit, designed specifically for these lights, which includes a diffusion dome, a grid, a snoot and corrective gels.

Monolights

AD200 Pro/eVOLV 200 Pro

Much has been written about the AD200 Pro. We don’t offer the light on it’s own, but as part of a kit, designed to get you up and running with off-camera flash in a single rental. The kit includes: The AD200 Pro with both the Fresnel and bare bulb heads, Lithium-Ion battery and charger, barn doors, honeycomb grid, creative gels, a trigger (for either Sony or Canon), a light stand and an s-bracket to mount it on the stand. This set up is ready to go as it is, or you can add your favorite umbrella or Bowens mount modifier for softer light.

We also have the Dual Power head, which allows you to connect to AD200s to a single head for up to 400 w/s of power.

AD600 Pro/ XPLOR 600 Pro

The Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Pro, is a powerful (600 w/s) monolight, which is powered by a battery, allowing you to over power the sun even on location. The 600 Pro has TTL and High Speed Sync capabilities, and comes with a Bowens mount built in, so it works with all of your favorite modifier.

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