Godox has today announced new firmware updates for the Godox V1 round head speedlight for Nikon, Canon and Sony. The update for all three versions of the flash offers an improved heat protection system, and adjust the control methods using the built-in modelling LED.
Only a few days ago, some eagle-eyed folks spotted that Canon had removed the universal flash pin on their lower end DSLRs. Now, Godox has responded with new firmware updates to take the missing pin into account. Most of Godox’s most popular items for Canon now have compatibility with the Canon EOS 1500D/2000D/Rebel T7, EOS 3000D/4000D/Rebel T100.
There has been some drama around the recently announced Godox V1, which was accused of stealing the Profoto A1’s design. But can the more affordable Godox V1 compete with the $995 Profoto A1? In this video by Robert Hall, the two speedlights go head-to-head, so let’s see how they compare.
The Godox V1 is the new and somewhat controversial round head speedlight from Godox. The controversy is a topic for another discussion, although feel free to do so in the comments if you really feel you have to. For now, we’re going to take a little more of a look at the Godox V1 flash itself.
This morning, the folks at Pixapro received a pre-production unit – it’s essentially the same as the final thing except for the firmware version. They brought it into The Photography Show and I had the opportunity to take a brief look at it and have a little bit of a play. So, I’m going to quickly go over some of the features that stood out to me, and my overall first impressions of the Godox V1 round head speedlight.
Launched in 2017, the $1,000 Profoto A1 was a pretty unique design amongst speedlights. Finally, the world had a round head speedlight – something that many photographers had been asking for, for at least the last couple of decades. Now, Godox is getting ready to start shipping their new V1 round head speedlight, launched at Photokina 2018. But Profoto calls foul play.
According to Fotosidan, Profoto is accusing Godox of intellectual property theft, specifically patent infringement, with the design of the Profoto A1. And they’re threatening to sue if Godox doesn’t pull the unit immediately.
The Godox round head speedlight, first teased during Photokina 2018 is finally a real, finished, final product. Now it has an official name, too, the Godox V1. And it’s coming a month or two sooner than expected. Rob Hall has gotten his hands on one, and in this video he goes over its major features