Light is something that plagues us all, whether we’re photographers or filmmakers. There’s either never enough, or it’s coming from the wrong direction, or it’s too hard or soft for what we need. So, we often need to add our own to get that look that we really want. So, with cameras and lenses out of the way, that’s what we’re going to be covering in our lighting gift guide.
Sick of looking at your Godox AD300? Blend it into the background with this stick-on camo wrap
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.
Godox’s lens-sized AD300Pro strobe is a portable power house
The Godox AD300Pro is the latest portable flash in the Godox X 2.4Ghz system lineup. It sits between the AD200Pro and AD400Pro in terms of power, but it seems to have the best bits of both. It has a decent amount of power when you need it, with colour consistency and fast recycle times, but it’s also small. Smaller than a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.
This review from Wes Perry goes through the features of the lens, with some practical tests and demonstrations offering up some of his thoughts of how the flash performs. It also has a few unique tricks of its own, that neither of its nearest siblings can perform – like a bicolour modelling light.
Godox is releasing a lens-sized AD300Pro strobe that may double up as a video light
It might seem odd for Godox to release a 300Ws strobe when they already have the AD200Pro and AD400Pro (not to mention the AD360II is still technically a thing), but that appears to be exactly what they’re doing. A listing on the Adorama website for the Flashpoint Xplor300 Pro TTL strobe has just appeared.
Godox hasn’t made an announcement, but given that the rest of Adorama’s range is made by Godox and the similar design construction, it’s not much of a stretch to assume this is, too. But what makes this strobe particularly useful for photographers is that it’s about the same size as your average 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, so it’s easy to throw in your camera bag.
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