Godox sets its sights on high end flash with the new P2400 pack & head system

May 15, 2021

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Godox sets its sights on high end flash with the new P2400 pack & head system

May 15, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Godox has announced their new P2400 pack and head system. It’s the most powerful strobe system they’ve produced to date, which Godox describes as “a giant leap in the Godox innovation history”. And it sure does look the part, with Godox’s sights obviously set on brands like Profoto and Broncolor.

As with most of the other strobes in the Godox lineup, the H2400P heads to go with the pack are Bowens mount and feature a 60W LED modelling lamp (equivalent to a 300W halogen lamp). The flash power offers up to 10-stops of control (it goes all the way down to 1/512th power) in 1/10th stop increments. It’s also compatible with both of Godox’s 2.4Ghz and 433Mhz trigger systems.

As the name suggests, the system is comprised of a 2400Ws pack and whatever heads you want to plug into it. Although, at the moment, there’s only the H2400P flash head (for which there’s no product page yet), although Godox says that there are more on the way. The heads are an “optional” purchase, although you’ll need to buy at least one if you want to be able to make use of the pack itself, which supports up to two.

The H2400P head has been designed specifically for use with the P2400 pack, offering a recycle time of only 0.7 seconds at full power, and a t0.1 flash duration of 1/17,800 of a second at its quickest – although that would be at minimum power. As far as colour consistency goes, Godox says they only deviate by +/-75K throughout the entire power range.

As the image above suggests, the heads are also zoomable, like the Godox SZ150R RGB LED light, allowing you to place your flash tube exactly where you need it to be inside your modifier for the best quality output. The bright 60W LED light also provides plenty enough light to see how your modifier’s actually going to fall on your subject, even in relatively bright studio conditions.

The Godox P2400 pack supports both Godox flash trigger systems, including the current 2.4Ghz Godox X flash trigger system as well as their older 433Mhz system, letting you easily slot it into whatever Godox kit you’re already using. Naturally, it also has a PC Sync socket for if you want to go wired.

Output power2400Ws
Flash duration (fastest)1/17.800 (t0.1)
Recycle time (fastest)0.7 sec at full power
Step1.0-10
Colour temperature stability+/-75K over full power range
Flash modeManual / Multi-flash
Multi-flash100 times up to 100Hz frequency
Delay flash0.01-30 sec
Mask modeYes
FanYes
BeeperYes
LED Modelling light60W LED (300W Halogen equivalent output)
Optic receiver flashS1/S2 modes
Flash duration indicationYes
Display3.5″ colour LCD
Power supplyAC Power
Remote2.4Ghz / 433Mhz / Sync cable
Dimensions330x287x202mm
Weight~11kg

As you can see from the specs above, the Godox P2400 runs on AC power. It’s not lithium-ion battery-powered like last year’s Godox AD1200Pro. The P2400 also only supports manual and multi-flash (repeat mode, stroboscopic, whatever term you prefer), so there doesn’t appear to be any kind of TTL or HSS support like you get with the AD1200Pro, either.

But, this is a very different system aimed at a different kind of photographer. It’s destined for the studio, not the location. How well it’ll stand up to similar pack and head systems from companies like Profoto and Broncolor remains to be seen, but when this one starts shipping, it’ll be interesting to see the comparisons.

Godox hasn’t published a price on the new Godox P2400 system yet and there isn’t even a product page on the Godox website for the H2400P head yet. We also don’t know exactly when they’ll start shipping yet, either, but we’ll keep you posted as we find out more. For now, find out more on the P2400 Pack on the Godox website and if you’re in the USA you can sign to be notified when it becomes available at B&H here.

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13 responses to “Godox sets its sights on high end flash with the new P2400 pack & head system”

  1. tugwilson Avatar
    tugwilson

    $5,000 for the pack $800 for the head according to Adorama

    1. Baconator Avatar
      Baconator

      They removed all pricing info from the pack and the head. I know it’s relatively cheap compared to the overpriced Profoto/Broncolor crowd, but you can get a 2400ws Speedotron for a little over $2k or 4800ws under $4k. Unlike Godox, they also offer 4800 and 9600 ws heads. Suddenly Godox became NOT a bargain lol.

      1. tugwilson Avatar
        tugwilson

        The pricing is at the bottom of this page https://www.adorama.com/l/Photography/Lighting-and-Studio/Lighting-Power-and-Cables/Flashpoint~Power-Pack-Strobes

        Speedotron is not an option for any of us who live outside the US

        1. Baconator Avatar
          Baconator

          This is what I see on their site: “The price has not been set yet. You
          may add it to your wish list or sign up to get a price notification when
          Item will be announced”. I looked everywhere…

      2. srynotsry Avatar
        srynotsry

        broncolor are almost twice as powerful at the same wattage, so once that’s all factored in, they’re not so bad. accessories are a rip off but you can get third party accessories. at these prices, godox is a joke. the colour is dif model to model

        1. Baconator Avatar
          Baconator

          twice as powerful at the same wattage

          Not sure what did you mean and how this is possible? You can focus light with a modifier like Magnum (Profoto), but the total light emission should remain the same?

          I like Broncolor modifiers. They are expensive but excellent. Paras are actually cheaper compared to the similar modifiers (Briese and K5600).

  2. TestShoot Avatar
    TestShoot

    Not worth the cost when you can buy a used profoto 7B pack with two heads and a ring light for $1,000. I bought up a bunch of them and my main pack has been faithful to me for 20 years. I never need 2400 watt seconds so 1200 per pack * 3 is great

    1. Okwy Ugonweze Avatar
      Okwy Ugonweze

      Pls can you share where you bought it ?
      I shoot outdoors and my pair of Godox ad600 is becoming pain in the butt. It’s not very reliable in triggering .

      1. Kaouthia Avatar
        Kaouthia

        Are you using an XPro trigger with rechargeable batteries?

    2. Series Avatar
      Series

      If you want to compare a Pro-7B to something from Godox then the closest match is the AD1200 and not the P2400 which is a mains powered pack with different strengths and weaknesses, comparing the two is frankly non-sensical as you wouldn’t want to use them for the same jobs.

  3. Ariful I Evan Avatar
    Ariful I Evan

    Expensive product! but i love the product. 2400 watt!

  4. Smedly Avatar
    Smedly

    Lencarta.com have the UK pricing and a release date down

  5. srynotsry Avatar
    srynotsry

    Way too expensive. broncolor are considerably more powerful for the same wattage, so when compared, you could consider something like a broncolor move 1200l. that currently sells with a spare head. I understand it’s a battery unit but people spending this kind of money will be looking at something like that and the siros units.

    Godox flashes all shoot at different colour temperatures (extremely stable tho). This is not something rob hall will say because shill…

    customer service being crap is fine on a 200 dollar flash but at these prices, it begins to matter. yes you can get guarantee from a local shop but america is not the world and in most countries, they are not legally obligated to help after the first year.