Godox is back at it again, this time offering Photokina a sneak preview of a soon-to-be released portable round head speedlight, offering a direct competitor to the Profoto A1.
Robert Hall unpacked some exciting early details in his first look at Godox’s newest Profoto alternative. While there is still no official name for this flash, it is expected to come out of the prototype stage and be released relatively soon with Godox targeting a late 2018 release.
This early preview shows off a versatile speedlight-size body, similar to the existing V860II, but with the addition of the more powerful round head. In Hall’s findings, he uncovers some big news, with Godox relaying to him that the performance they are seeing when metered is even more powerful than the existing Profoto A1. This is not exactly surprising news, with Godox routinely managing to eclipse the power of the more expensive Profoto lighting alternatives. Nonetheless, it's good to hear for any photographers interested in the A1's design but at a lower cost.
In addition to the increase in power is news that this light will also utilize the recently announced H200R proprietary magnetic round light modifiers that were first made available for the AD200. All in all, this is really shaping up to be a fantastic system for all types of photographers in need of off-camera flash options.