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Dec 09, 2017 01:28 |  #1246

The only thing that sucks about the AD200's pricing and place in the Godox system line up is, how am I going to be able to offload the two AD360s I have when I get back, or will it even be worth it to sell them...


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Dec 09, 2017 15:09 |  #1247

Daggah wrote in post #18513865 (external link)
The only thing that sucks about the AD200's pricing and place in the Godox system line up is, how am I going to be able to offload the two AD360s I have when I get back, or will it even be worth it to sell them...

That's a good question.
Aren't the 360s better from the standpoint of the amount of ligght they output? Is the main advantage of the AD200 mainly their size?
It wasn't too long ago that everybody was gaga over the AD360s.




  
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Dec 09, 2017 16:23 |  #1248

The 360 puts out maybe 2/3 stop more light, and you have more to deal with, like a remote battery, the split power cable for faster recycling, an R2 receiver, and the bulk.


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Dec 09, 2017 16:26 |  #1249

rburgett wrote in post #18514238 (external link)
That's a good question.
Aren't the 360s better from the standpoint of the amount of ligght they output? Is the main advantage of the AD200 mainly their size?
It wasn't too long ago that everybody was gaga over the AD360s.

Some like the new iPhones, some like the next gen Godox. And when Adorama has them on sale, POTN will go nuts again..

The advantage of the AD200 is its modular head design. For example, Godox could come up with a 300 duo color LED head,maybe even with the new flash technology:twisted:, we can slide the AD200 backward into the S Bracket, and use some real Bowens modifiers.


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Dec 09, 2017 17:57 |  #1250

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The 360 puts out maybe 2/3 stop more light, and you have more to deal with, like a remote battery, the split power cable for faster recycling, an R2 receiver, and the bulk.

Biggest benefit of the 360, for me, is the umbrella fitting that attaches right next to the bulb. Makes for a great installation into umbrella frame modifiers like the Westcott Apollo et al.


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Dec 10, 2017 20:17 as a reply to  @ dmward's post |  #1251

I like my 360 and no plans of selling. I did buy two AD200. Lol. Personally I will never use the dual bracket.


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Dec 10, 2017 20:42 |  #1252

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I like my 360 and no plans of selling. I did buy two AD200. Lol. Personally I will never use the dual bracket.

You'd be missing a bet. I wouldn't own an AD200--not even a single one--without the dual bracket.


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Dec 10, 2017 21:35 |  #1253

The dual bracket is all about options, if you already have two AD200s. Don't need the power? You still have two very capable lights. And if that power IS needed, it's there for you. Or, if you're only shooting with one light, you might as well use the dual bracket to cut down recycle times.


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Dec 10, 2017 21:40 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #1254

I must be missing something. What is the advantage of the bracket with only one light? It seems a standard sbracket would be easier.




  
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Dec 10, 2017 21:45 |  #1255

Well, one difference would be the modeling light, if that's important at all to you! A second difference is that the silver surface on the AD-B2 would throw more light forward compared to a bare-bulb AD200 in an s-bracket (though there are other solutions for this issue).


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Dec 10, 2017 22:17 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #1256

I have watched the tutorial on utube. It looks like a pita. I guess it would be great for Studio use.


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Dec 10, 2017 22:25 |  #1257

scorpio_e wrote in post #18515123 (external link)
I have watched the tutorial on utube. It looks like a pita. I guess it would be great for Studio use.

Link? or it didn't happen :)


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Dec 11, 2017 02:19 |  #1258

I too thought the dual bracket with one light would be more trouble than it's worth, now, I won't shoot without it


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Dec 11, 2017 04:36 |  #1259

wisv1k wrote in post #18515102 (external link)
I must be missing something. What is the advantage of the bracket with only one light? It seems a standard sbracket would be easier.

Firstly the modelling light, secondly it is more efficient i.e. you get more light where you want it.

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Dec 11, 2017 06:44 |  #1260

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Firstly the modelling light, secondly it is more efficient i.e. you get more light where you want it.

Mike

Third, it's faster to get into action if you actually always use it with a modifier anyway (keep the bulb mounted), and sturdier on the stand with a light modifier attached.


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