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Oct 01, 2009 22:33 |  #1

I was just wondering if any of you guys have heard of Godard GS-80 strobes. I can't seem to find much info on them on the internet which is kind of hard to believe. I own two that works great but I can't mount them on any of my stands due to the hole being slightly smaller than the standard studs.


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Oct 02, 2009 09:27 |  #2

Someone on FM has already helped me and pointed me to the right direction but have any of you guys heard of this strobe? I have a little catalog saying "since 1994" and that this strobe kit I have each cost $3,000 (strobe, grid spot, bowl, etc.)


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Oct 02, 2009 09:32 |  #3

I just did a google on "Godard GS-80" and the only hits I got was your Fred Miranda post and this one, LOL. :)


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Oct 02, 2009 09:39 |  #4

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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!


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Oct 02, 2009 09:41 |  #5

One break. I Googled 'godard gs-80 gs80 gs 80' and the first link, after being translated by Google, seems to be related.

Link: http://www.google.com …+gs+80&btnG=Goo​gle+Search (external link)


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Oct 02, 2009 11:00 |  #6

seanzky wrote in post #8744878 (external link)
I was just wondering if any of you guys have heard of Godard GS-80 strobes. I can't seem to find much info on them on the internet which is kind of hard to believe. I own two that works great but I can't mount them on any of my stands due to the hole being slightly smaller than the standard studs.

It's amazing how little information appears to be available online regarding Godard equipment.

This provides some clues:

http://www.altonperfor​mance.com …i310162122771,c​30087.html (external link)

Apparently, Photogenic was the US distributor for Godard. Maybe they can help you.

Also, try searching "Godard Sotexi".

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Oct 02, 2009 17:58 |  #7

Thanks, Dave! That's something I haven't seen in my search. I'll try giving Photogenic a call. I tried calling MPEX today but for some reason all I got was a dial tone.


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Oct 02, 2009 20:45 |  #8

Here are pics of the Godard monolights for those who are curious.

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