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My Experience and Review of the.
Godox AD 200.
This flash is almost perfect, except for one thing, Thermal protection – Overheat protection.
When I shoot too quickly with this flash the recycling time gets longer and longer until the Godax AD-200 goes in rest mode for 10 min to cool down.
This flash really made me think about my shooting style, what was causing this flash to overheat so quickly.
Many flashes have some kind of overheating protection for shooting at full power for some limitation of time, but I think this flash stopped too quickly for my type of shooting.
The number of flashes that will activate overheating protection.
The number of flashes that will activate overheating protection in high-speed sync triggering mode on the AD200.
1/1 speed-light head 20 times.
1/1 Bare bulb 50 times.
After those fifty shots, the flash can shot a few times with six-second recycle time before it goes to sleep for ten minutes,
fifty shots may sound like a lot but when out shooting these fifty shoots go quickly, all you need to do is something I didn’t know before, turn the flash off and on again to reset the overheating protection, but be careful.
1/2 speed-light head 30 times.
1/2 Bare bulb 60 times.
The pictures down below.
There are sixteen shots between those two pictures down below that did not have any flash exposure.
I think I lost 40% of all the pictures that I took in this photoshoot like this, and everyone was getting tired and frustrated.
This is much worse than having a camera with just one card slot 🙂
No Flash vs Flash.
Overpower the sun.
With this setup as shown below the flash can easily be used to overpower the sun (or to fill in the shadow area)
The only thing I need to do now is slow down my shooting style if I’m going to continue using this flash but I think I will go for something else like Godox AD600.
In the end, I really like this flash, as I said in the beginning, this flash is almost perfect, in some situations I need more pro flash.