If you were worried that your Godox AD300Pro strobe was looking a little attention-grabby, you now have an option to hide it away and blend it into the background with this “stylish” camouflage wrap. Ok, so, maybe it has some slight practical use to help protect it from minor scratches and maybe hide it in the woods if you’re trying to shoot wildlife with flash, but… really?
The wrap is made by a company based in Latvia called Pro-Skins. They also make wraps for lenses, laptops, smartphones and even an Audi A6 dashboard. This one for the AD300Pro will set you back a cool €19.99.
According to the company, the wrap “makes your flash look stylish”. Well, I suppose that’s a matter of opinion. The camo look probably won’t fall under everybody’s definition of “stylish”, but wrapping your kit isn’t a terrible idea.
As mentioned above, it will help to protect the surface of the strobe from the minor scuffs gear just naturally picks up while rolling around in a bag, which is handy if you ever decide you want to sell in the future. Buy a strobe, wrap it in a sticker, and when you’re ready to sell, just peel it off and it still looks like a shiny new strobe underneath.
But that’s not the only benefit of making your gear look a little different. If you’re regularly shooting with other people who also have their own gear (ok, maybe not this year, but you know what I mean), especially if they have some of the same specific items as you, then it can help to differentiate your items from everybody else’s to make sure nobody else “accidentally” wanders off with your gear.
Personally, all my gear and bags are colour coded with a little piece of gaffer tape. But if I could get body-forming matching wraps for all my gear, that’s totally something I’d do. Although possibly not for €20 per light.
No other lights in the Godox lineup are currently listed on their website, although Pro Skins has said that they plan to release skins for the TT685, V860II, AD200, AD200Pro, AD400Pro and AD600 in addition to the AD300Pro. They also say that they’ll be available in more patterns and colours in the future, too.
Is this something you’d stick onto to your gear? Ok, maybe not camo, but any colour?
[via Lighting Rumours]