Over the past few weeks I’ve had a surprising number of emails, comments on my Youtube videos and questions via social media asking me various questions about the Godox range of flashes. So at the risk of sounding a bit like a Godox fan boy and a one trick pony, I thought it would be useful to summarise the various flashes, trigger/receiver units and maybe answer some of the common questions.
GODOX TT685 SPEEDLIGHT
This is the newest speedlight from Godox and fully featured. So just like the current flagship Nikon SB910, it has all the same features including master commander mode. However in addition you get a built in trigger and receiver meaning you can use the TT685 for both on & off camera use as well as a controller to control other flashes. Read my Godox TT685 review for more in depth information but having used one for a while now, whilst it’s not perfect it has helped me be much more efficient at weddings.
GODOX TT600 SPEEDLIGHT
This is a manual power speedlight and designed for off camera use as a slave flash. If you’ve a few TT685’s then you can save some money getting the TT600’s. I have replaced my Yongnuo 560’s with TT600’s now so I can use a single trigger system. I’ve not had these for long but will due a review in due course.
GODOX WITSTRO AD360 MK1
The Witstro is often rebadged by other manufacturer’s. The original is also a manual power unit and has grown incredibly popular due to it’s size, power output and relatively cheap cost. I purchased this flash from Calumet under their Genesis brand and love it. What makes this even better value and even more useful is the inexpensive range of accessories you can buy from Amazon/eBay. In particular I love the beauty dish and battery holder. What I didn’t like was the flimsy USB receiver which I felt could be easily broken off or lost. The main ‘drawback’ was support for HSS which involved buying a different trigger system which was a bit of a faff.
GODOX WITSTRO AD360 MK2
When the mk2 was available I rushed out to get it because of two main features. The addition of TTL, integrated receiver and built in support for HSS. No longer do you need the USB receiver or fiddle to support HSS. It really has turned into almost a fire & forget solution. Perfect for the busy wedding photographer. There’s no change in power output or recycle time so don’t get this if you are looking for more power.
GODOX WITSTRO AD600
Shortly after I purchased the AD360mk2, Godox announced the AD600. At first I was a bit frustrated as it seemed like I’d just purchased an obsolete unit. However, I now have both and they are designed for different purposes. The AD600 is perfect for if you need more power or a portrait photographer who has the time to set everything up and used to using larger softboxes to diffuse light. It would be really useful for on location photo shoots.
However for a wedding photographer who is fighting against time and has to carry around a lot of equipment, the AD600’s extra size & weight tips it over the edge in terms of portability. In short, extra power yes but it comes at a cost. You can read my Godox AD600 review here.
The latest flash from Godox. A speedlight sized unit that packs the power of 3 traditional speedlights. It’s innovative removable head set the photography forums on fire and it’s release was eagerly awaited by photographers around the world. The AD200 has been well received and I rushed out to buy two of them myself. This has been the best buy of the year so far for me. Read my Godox AD200 review to find out why.