tugwilson

Lives in United Kingdom Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Joined on Oct 22, 2011

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PAntunes: It was going so well until the integrated battery…. End of days are always more stressful with clients trying to get as much shot as possible. Having to replace the entire head and modifiers if the battery runs out just doesn’t really work.

That's true for the AD600Pro and AD400Pro it's not true for the AD300Pro, AD200Pro or AD100Pro. I'm a Godox user and have all of these lights (long story). They are amazing (other, perhaps than the AD100Pro). The Godox lights that you'd compare the ONE to at the AD300Pro and AD200Pro. they don't have a mains or auxiliary power option.
However there's no way I'd ever buy a ONE

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 19:32 UTC
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PAntunes: It was going so well until the integrated battery…. End of days are always more stressful with clients trying to get as much shot as possible. Having to replace the entire head and modifiers if the battery runs out just doesn’t really work.

Obviously.

Which is why we need to wait for 3rd party reviews to see how effective it is.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 19:05 UTC
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PAntunes: It was going so well until the integrated battery…. End of days are always more stressful with clients trying to get as much shot as possible. Having to replace the entire head and modifiers if the battery runs out just doesn’t really work.

Really?

I've never timed the difference between replacing a battery on a light vs plugging a USB-C cable in so I'll have to take your word for it :)

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 17:05 UTC
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PAntunes: It was going so well until the integrated battery…. End of days are always more stressful with clients trying to get as much shot as possible. Having to replace the entire head and modifiers if the battery runs out just doesn’t really work.

Elinchrom sell one they claim will work this way. Until there's third party reviews we won't know if that claim holds up.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 16:30 UTC

"he Elinchrom One monolight comes with the OCF adapter" that's not true. The light's native mount is Profoto OCF. There's an Elinchrom mount adapter which is a weird rubber thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 15:52 UTC as 18th comment
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PAntunes: It was going so well until the integrated battery…. End of days are always more stressful with clients trying to get as much shot as possible. Having to replace the entire head and modifiers if the battery runs out just doesn’t really work.

You can plug a USB C power bank in it if the internal battery is running low.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 15:48 UTC
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tugwilson: Bit of a disappointment. At $299 I'd expect Stable Colour Temperature mode and the ability to use Godox Mount modifiers. Having to use the S2 bracket negated any size advantage the light has. Making it more expensive than the V1 is a puzzling decision the power difference is negligible in practice its only advantage over the V1 is the fan. If I use the V1 off camera I have 4g more weight and 70mm more length but I have a backup speedlight/trigger for free.
Also does the S2 bracket obstruct the fan vent?

Put a clothespin/clothespeg/C-47 on the shaft if it's slipping

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 11:29 UTC
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Make America Great Again: How many full power HSS pops can you get out of this? I currently have the 860ii and overheats at about 20 pops. Recycle time is then about 8 secs. Even at 1/4 power it overheats quickly. Drives me nuts. I'm actually content with the 860ii power, I just need something with more pops with about the size of a speedlight.

There's no fan in the AD200 and I don't think there's one in the AD360.
The AD360 has a limit of 75 full power pops and 30 HSS pops in rapid succession.
The AD200 limits are head dependant
Fresnel head 40 and 20
Bare Bulb 60 and 50
Round head not specified

Lighting Rumors says that Godox ate going to make a version of the V1 with a fan in it. That will have a temperature sensor rather than a counting mechanism.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2021 at 15:27 UTC
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Make America Great Again: How many full power HSS pops can you get out of this? I currently have the 860ii and overheats at about 20 pops. Recycle time is then about 8 secs. Even at 1/4 power it overheats quickly. Drives me nuts. I'm actually content with the 860ii power, I just need something with more pops with about the size of a speedlight.

All electronic components generate heat, I've just identified the ones that generate to most significant amounts.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2021 at 20:27 UTC
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Make America Great Again: How many full power HSS pops can you get out of this? I currently have the 860ii and overheats at about 20 pops. Recycle time is then about 8 secs. Even at 1/4 power it overheats quickly. Drives me nuts. I'm actually content with the 860ii power, I just need something with more pops with about the size of a speedlight.

Modern speedlights use a transistor to switch the current off when the right amount of light has been emitted. No energy is dumped, it remains in the capacitors.There are two significant sources of heat. Firstly the switching transistor is not 100% efficient so it gets warm. secondly the Xenon tube is also not 100% efficient in converting the energy to light. Some of the excess heat is radiated and some heats the tube, part of the radiated heat heats the fresnel lens.
The excess heat will leave the speedlight by a combination of radiation and convection but that takes time. If you fire the speedlight rapidly at high power the head can't leave fast enough and the temperature rises continuously. When this happens the speedlight either throttles the rae at which you can fire it or is damaged.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2021 at 16:59 UTC
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Boatographer: The video shows what appears to be a magnetic reflector. Does anyone recognize this? I do not see it in my search for the magnetic adapters.

at 0:31 it shows a Bowens mount reflector inan S2 bracket.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2021 at 16:44 UTC

Bit of a disappointment. At $299 I'd expect Stable Colour Temperature mode and the ability to use Godox Mount modifiers. Having to use the S2 bracket negated any size advantage the light has. Making it more expensive than the V1 is a puzzling decision the power difference is negligible in practice its only advantage over the V1 is the fan. If I use the V1 off camera I have 4g more weight and 70mm more length but I have a backup speedlight/trigger for free.
Also does the S2 bracket obstruct the fan vent?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2021 at 12:49 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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Make America Great Again: How many full power HSS pops can you get out of this? I currently have the 860ii and overheats at about 20 pops. Recycle time is then about 8 secs. Even at 1/4 power it overheats quickly. Drives me nuts. I'm actually content with the 860ii power, I just need something with more pops with about the size of a speedlight.

The one thing it should do better than a V1 is to give you more full power pops before overheat protection kicks in. It has a fan. Lighting Rumors clamas that Godox is planning a V1 with a fan soon.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2021 at 12:47 UTC
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Soundck: $299 for 100 watts? I know it's more portable, but for that price, another AD200 would be my choice, more power yet only slightly bigger. Better to have the power when you need it than not have it. This model should increase the sales of the AD200.

Actually we have a pretty good idea of the efficiency of that light. The head is identical to the V. No magic there.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2021 at 12:45 UTC

It appears that someone else is intending to make a similar device.

https://www.shapemount.com/

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2020 at 14:03 UTC as 7th comment
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catlyn: I wonder when Godox releases an equivalent (copycat) of this. :)

This product aside, it's interesting to note that Godox's on-camera V1 flash is about $300, whereas Profoto's A1 (Godox seems to have almost copied the name too) was $1000 at release time. And the Godox is not bad, nor the quality of its light. There are some blind tests in which people prefer the Godox.

Sure, I get that Profoto is the Leica of lighting, flashes and accesssories, and that they're reliable and with very good usability etc.

The S2 bracket is smaller and lighter: 18X15.3 cm, 414g vs 28X12cm, 750g
I don't see any magnetic components other, of course, than the A1 magnetic modifiers.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 18:50 UTC
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catlyn: I wonder when Godox releases an equivalent (copycat) of this. :)

This product aside, it's interesting to note that Godox's on-camera V1 flash is about $300, whereas Profoto's A1 (Godox seems to have almost copied the name too) was $1000 at release time. And the Godox is not bad, nor the quality of its light. There are some blind tests in which people prefer the Godox.

Sure, I get that Profoto is the Leica of lighting, flashes and accesssories, and that they're reliable and with very good usability etc.

Godox released the equivalent, allowing Bowens mount modifiers to be used with any speedlight (the S2 bracket) over a year ago. If anything this is a knock off of the S2 bracket but just ten times more expensive.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 17:01 UTC
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psartman: Having only one head outlet instead of 2 or 3 is an inexplicably bad decision. Godox doesn't seem to get it that pro photographers use multiple sources in their setups. That also goes for the advanced monolights such as the 300, 400 and 600 pro. They have extension heads available, why not build a socket into the body of the light so they can be used WITH the built-in head? They would have to add to the controls and internal electronics to allow ration settings, but it's possible. Balcar used to do it with their monolights. (Don't you hate how moonlight autocorrects to moonlight? And Godox to Good?)

One of the things that control the price of this light is the cost of the IGBT that is capable of handling 1200Ws. These things are not cheap. Adding a second outlet would require a second IGBT and increase the price of the light. Having one outlet seems a perfectly rational decision.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2020 at 08:12 UTC
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obsolescence: Is there information on the projected beam size per distance for each of the lenses?

Yes, obviously.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 19:52 UTC
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obsolescence: Is there information on the projected beam size per distance for each of the lenses?

They also sell an iris so you can reduce the coverage further.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 17:11 UTC
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