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Godox AD600 review – english version

florinkiritescu · May 26, 2016 · Blog · 0 comments

Today I want to review an amazing product that I bought, the Godox AD600 flash.
It came packed into a nice looking  orange – white box, premium quality, that made me  buy two of them instead of one.

Inside the box I found the body of the flash with the front protection, the battery, the charging adapter and the flash tube.

I bought a Non TTL version, because I don’t use TTL and it has a Bowens Mount.

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Specifications:

Powerful 600Ws
Fan Cooled
10W LED Modelling Light (Adjustable)
Optional Remote Head (600Ws & 1200Ws Options)
Godox and Bowens mount versions available.
Built in (removable) 11.1V / 8700mAh Lithium-ion Battery
Up to 500 Full Power Pops Per Battery Charge
0.01 – 2.5 Seconds Recycle Time
Flash Modes – TTL / M / Multi
HSS to 1/8000th
Second Curtain Sync
FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 Stops)
FEL (Flash Exposure Lock)
Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
Godox 2.4GHz X Radio System
ETTL & ITTL Radio Slave Modes (Auto Switching)
Range – 100m + with X1 as Transmitter
Groups – A / B / C
32 Channels
Supports Legacy Godox FT-16 Remote Manual Trigger System
Supports Godox XT-16 Remote Manual Trigger System
Canon & Nikon Optic Wireless Slave Modes
Groups – A / B / C
4 Channels
S1 & S2 Optic Slave Modes
Up to 500 Full Power Flashes
0.01 – 2.5 Seconds Recycle Time
Flash Duration – 1/220s-1/10000s
Large Dot Matrix LCD Display
Custom Functions
Auto Memory Function
Micro USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
USB Communication Port (For FTR-16 & XTR-16 Receivers)
3.5mm Sync Port

Unfortunatly, there is no transmitter included in the package, so you will have to buy one separately, like I did.

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Why I chose Godox?

Since 2012, I have been a big fan and user of Elinchrom flashes, especially of Quadra products, because they were portable, powerful and easy to use on location. I used them a lot for my photo sessions, but I was limited by the number of flashes I could trigger, in this case, 150 pops/battery.
So I decided to try something else.
I quickly found that Godox had a new product, the AD600, that was able to shoot 500 pops in a single charge and had a power of 600Ws. It was fantastic, because that was what I needed , a powerful strobe with a huge number of full power pops per battery.

I don’t want to enter the specifications area, because you can find all the information on their site but I want to emphasize some of them.

Its construction is a solid one, it is practical, you don’t need to use cables because the battery is attached to the back, it is a little bit heavy (2.9 kg) but it is well balanced.

And the most important specification for me is the High Sync Speed. Now I can shoot in daytime lighting conditions with large aperture, because the AD600 can be synchronized at 1/8000s. And that is a Big Thing. I will show you the results of my latest photo session, where I used two Godox AD600.

Preparing to shoot with 2 x Canon 6d, 35mm f/2.0, 85mm f/1.2, 2 x Godox AD600, 1 x Godox AD360II,  1 x 135cm Softbox Elinchrom Rotalux, 1 x 70cm Softbox Elinchrom DeepOcta, Trigger Godox X1T.

 

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My assistant and the model getting ready

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And now the final images that were taken in daytime light conditions.

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IMG_3045 IMG_3037 IMG_2984 IMG_2972 IMG_2927 IMG_2943 IMG_2925 IMG_2919 IMG_2911 IMG_2904 IMG_2894I am very satisfied about Godox AD600 and I will use it for my future projects.

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