Turn your Godox AD200 into a continuous video light with the new LED head

May 30, 2017

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.

Turn your Godox AD200 into a continuous video light with the new LED head

May 30, 2017

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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The Godox AD200 flash has proven to be very popular since it was released a couple of months ago. A $299 200Ws flash with a similar form factor to a mid 90s cellphone, and interchangeable heads. Thus far, two different heads have been available for this unit, both of which come supplied. There’s the speedlight-style Fresnel head, and a strobe-like bare bulb, just like the AD360II.

At the moment, you can turn the Fresnel flash head continuous by enabling the modelling light. But now, Adorama have put up a new product for pre-order. A dedicated continuous LED head for the Godox AD200 (or eVOLV 200, as Adorama call it).

It’s available to pre-order right now for $24.50. Not a bad price if you already own the AD200. There’s not really any specs or details yet, beyond it being 3.6 Watts. That doesn’t sound all that powerful, really, but may be enough for some video application. With only around 100 individual LEDs, you’re certainly not going to be blotting out the sun.

There’s no news when it will ship, nor has there been any official word from Godox yet. Whether this is something Adorama have had developed themselves independently or it’s another Godox rebadge is unclear. But I would expect it’s the latter. I would also hope it’s the latter, because that means it will become available in other countries.

It’s been suggested that other heads may be on the way including a ring light in both LED and strobe flavours. If this is true, then the AD200 is looking to become far more versatile than many had expected. I might even have to get one myself if that ring flash head appears.

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John Aldred

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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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4 responses to “Turn your Godox AD200 into a continuous video light with the new LED head”

  1. Ian Pack Avatar
    Ian Pack

    3.6w – in other words no better than a handheld torch/flashlight, 36w in old incandescent money!

  2. Nick Hand Avatar
    Nick Hand

    hi guys i have recently purchased a godox ad 200 for use with my photobooth and yip very impressed so far however i also purchased a led light as a back up however i can only seem to get it to go on as a constant led light mmmm wondering if i have missed a setting somewhere as i thought it would be a good back up as a flash in the event of a light failure or is this led for constant light only thank in advance

    1. Paul Amison Avatar
      Paul Amison

      It’s a constant light

  3. Yanny Nao Avatar
    Yanny Nao

    When I turn my x1t on it turns the modelling lamp of ad200, this annoys me a lot any work around to stop turning those modelling lamps on? TIA