simonbarker wrote in post #18596070
It's not costing them anything to keep using Bowens so why change? They seem to have failed to get their own mount adopted elsewhere and it looks like they've gotten a proper implementation of the Bowens mount with the AD600Pro.
I've thought about this before but it's all well and good for the majority of basic reflectors/speedrings/etc but what about the more specialist modifiers that only Bowens made?
Stuff like their Fresnel attachment, the spot attachment etc, they're probably too niche for Godox to bother with but there's still a small amount of demand for them with customers and some companies re-branded them so I wonder what they'll do for future supply.
Well, technically speaking, most of the special fresnel modifiers are made by a third party to Bowens (or Profoto or Elinchrom or ...) specifications. Which is why they often look the same with different mounts in a given time period.
Fresnels are fairly expensive and not super popular, although there are some inexpensive plastic versions available in Bowens (universal) mount at this time. So it is conceivable that someone might come out with a higher quality version. Especially if the cheap versions prove popular and build a market that wants a higher quality version.
If you have ever worked with them, the professional quality Fresnels from Profoto, Elinchrom etc are quite big and heavy. The 30-35 cm glass fresnel lens is heavy and requires a heavy steel housing to hold it and allow for the focusing motion. Which requires a heavy support stand and sand bags for safety. And even more counterweights should you decide to put it on a boom. Not for the faint of heart .