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First images from the MoLight Godox AD200

ad200_01Here are handful of images from my first outdoor test shoot with the new AD200 flash. As has been reported, it’s super cool!

Of course my first test was out in the full midday sun. 🙂 Like most people, I like to stress test new gear to see just how far I can push it. What’s the verdict on using it in full sun?  On its own and without a modifier, it performs well in full sun. The fresnel head had more than enough power at normal working distance to handle the sun with power to spare. The same goes for the barebulb variation with a 5″ reflector and frosted diffuser borrowed from the AD360II (not included with the AD200 kit).  The barebulb also worked well in my new MoThro long-throw 45° reflector. In fact, I feel like the AD200 and MoThro pair up very nicely. But when I put the Ad200 into a diffused softbox, in this case the GoMo 36″ Octabox, it came up a little short on power, as was expected.  The AD200 is a 200ws flash, which is comparable to bundling e speedlights together.  It’s big brother, the AD360II is 360ws, or comparable to a little over 4 speedlights bundled together. This equates to .6-.7 stop more power output for the AD360II. Which is what is needed to drive a softbox out in full sun.

The bottom line is the AD200 is still one heckuva flash. The power, portable size, and flexibility with interchangeable heads is totally unmatched in the marketplace. The hype is well deserved.

Want to grab an AD200 while you can? Head to my relaunched web store at a brand new URL: https://www.gomolight.com

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1/1600th @ f4, ISO 100. Canon 300L IS f4 on a 5D3. HSS 1/1 power. MoLight Godox AD200 with barebulb head in a 36″ GoMo octabox with diffusion panels removed. © Michael Mowbray, MoLight. https://www.gomolight.com/

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1/1600th @ f4, ISO 100. Canon 300L IS f4 on a 5D3. HSS and TTL -1.3 stops FEC. MoLight Godox AD200 with fresnel head bare in a Bowens S Adapter. © Michael Mowbray, MoLight. https://www.gomolight.com

1/1250th @ f2.8, ISO 100. SigmaArt 35mm on a 5D3. HSS and TTL. MoLight Godox AD200 with barebulb head in a MoThro 11″ long throw reflector with a diffusion sock. © Michael Mowbray, MoLight. https://www.gomolight.com

1/1250th @ f2.8, ISO 100. SigmaArt 35mm on a 5D3. HSS and TTL. MoLight Godox AD200 with barebulb head in a MoThro 11″ long throw reflector with a diffusion sock. © Michael Mowbray, MoLight. https://www.gomolight.com

1/1250th @ f2.8, ISO 100. SigmaArt 35mm on a 5D3. HSS and TTL. MoLight Godox AD200 with barebulb head in a MoThro 11″ long throw reflector with a diffusion sock. © Michael Mowbray, MoLight. https://www.gomolight.com

1/1250th @ f2.8, ISO 100. SigmaArt 35mm on a 5D3. HSS and TTL. MoLight Godox AD200 with barebulb head in a MoThro 11″ long throw reflector with a diffusion sock. © Michael Mowbray, MoLight. https://www.gomolight.com

1/1250th @ f2.8, ISO 100. SigmaArt 35mm on a 5D3. HSS and TTL. MoLight Godox AD200 with barebulb head in a MoThro 11″ long throw reflector with a diffusion sock. © Michael Mowbray, MoLight. https://www.gomolight.com

The revolutionary AD200 flash has arrived.

ad200_01I just cracked the AD200 shipment open. This really is going to be a game changer. Presenting the new MoLight Godox AD200!

The switchable head is really easy to change out. It’s a snug fit in the Bowens S Adapter but it definitely fits. No problem swapping the heads when it is in the mount. If you have a modifier attached you will need to remove the modifier or pull the flash out to switch the heads (though I can’t see that happening all that often. If it’s in a softbox or beauty dish, you will use the bare bulb. When it’s used without a modifier, you are likely using the fresnel speedlight head and are often using the barn doors and grid (sold separately).

I will be doing power and performance tests this weekend. Stay tuned.

It’s just $299. Order in the store:

https://www.michaelmowbray.com/molightstore

Or, After April 4:  https://www.gomolight.com

Product Details:

Packing power into a small form factor, the AD200 is the perfect combination of portability, flexibility and punch.

The AD200 is just a little larger than a standard speedlight, but boy does this baby pack a wallop! 200ws of power (a speedlight is around 60ws in comparison). But that’s not where the features end. Check this out:

  • Works with Canon, Nikon and Sony. Software for all three camera brands is built in!
  • TTL and Manual settings remotely via an X-System transmitter like the X1.
  • Automatic HSS up to 1/8000th.
  • Built in lithium ion battery. It’s all self contained…no need for an external power pack! Long lasting, too…up to 500 full power pops!

These babies are flying off the shelves as you can imagine. We will do our best to keep them in stock and ready to ship, but don’t hesitate or they could be gone.

SPECS:

Model: AD200

Wireless slave mode: radio transmission mode (compatible with Nikon Sony Canon)

Flash mode: Wireless off (slave unit of radio transmission) – M / Multi (TTL / M / Multi)

Compatible cameras under radio transmission (as slave unit): Nikon (X1N as master unit), Sony (X1S as master unit), Canon (X1C as master unit)

Guide number (1/1 output): Flash light Flash head 52 (m ISO 100, @ 35mm), incandescent lamp Flash head 60 (m ISO 100, with AD-S2 standard reflector, @ 28mm)

Flash duration t0.1 (approx.): Flash light Flash head / light bulb Flash head (1/220 to 1/13000 seconds)

Power: 220W

Power output: 8 levels (1/128 ~ 1/1)

Stroboscopic Flash: Offer (up to 90 times, 99Hz)

Flash exposure correction (FEC): manual. FEB: + – 3 stops in 1-3 steps.

Synchronization mode: high-speed synchronization (up to 1 / 8000s), synchronization of the first curtain, synchronization of the second curtain.

Delay flash: 0.01-30 seconds.

Mask / Beep / Modeling Lamp (LED) / Flashing Light: Yes

Optical slave flash: S1 / S2

Wireless flash (2.4G transmission)

Wireless Flash Function: Slave, Off

Controllable slave groups: 5 (A / B / C / D / E)

Transmission range (approx.): 100m

Channels: 32

Power supply:

Power supply: Lithium battery (14.4V / 2900mAh)

The full power flashes: 500

Recycling time: Approx. 0.01-2.1s

Battery indication: YES

Power indicator: After about 30 minutes idle mode, automatic power supply.

Sync Shutter mode: 3.5mm sync line, wireless control port.

Color temperature: 5600 + -200K

Dimension: 168 * 75 * 500mm

Net weight: 560g

Comes with it’s own case. Optional grid, barn door, and gel set sold separately.

It’s just $299. Order in the store:

https://www.michaelmowbray.com/molightstore

Or, After April 4:  https://www.gomolight.com