shooterman wrote in post #8746939
I just did a google on "Godard GS-80" and the only hits I got was your Fred Miranda post and this one, LOL.
Lol. I know! It's driving me nuts! I know it's French-made and that the company is probably long gone. But I love these strobes. They're powerful as hell (at 1000ws, I think). The modeling lamp is nice and bright as it uses halogen. It uses a lot more electricity I would guess than a tungsten light bulb and it gets pretty hot but nude/semi-nude models can't complain.
The funny thing is that on the back of the catalog, there are three stores that sell the accessories listed in the catalog. I forgot two of them but one of them was MPEX! I'm about to call them right now and ask them about it.
I also can't tell how old these strobes are because the design looks very modern. If they are old, it sure doesn't look like it. I was thinking of selling these (my friend just gave them to me not knowing much about them either) but now that I've used them, I love them! I'd rather keep them.
I'll take pictures of them tonight. That might help. But please, if anyone here --any old school photogs who can help me identify these things and give me more info, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!