Here 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.
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