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Godox 2x AD200 + AD-B2, or AD600 Pro?

 
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Jul 01, 2018 03:27 |  #1

Hello,
I already have 1 Godox AD200, TT685 and trigger.
For on-location shooting, for overpowering the sun, it is absolutely necessary AD600 Pro, or is sufficient 2xAD200 with AD-B2 head.
Please convince me to buy another AD200 with AD-B2, instead of AD600 Pro. :)
Thanks in advance :)


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Jul 01, 2018 09:20 |  #2

You'll need all the power you can afford for outside in the sun. the AD600 offers flexibility that's not available with 2 AD200s.


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Jul 02, 2018 06:33 |  #3

But just barely though. The reasons you'd get the 600Pro versus the AD-B2 and two 200s aren't really about output power - they're color accuracy, shorter recycle times, better bulb & mount design. The AD-B2 is only maybe a third of a stop behind a single 600/600Pro.

The twin 200s is IMO more "flexible" - it can be run as two sources, key and fill, or one fairly powerful source. It's lighter, smaller and breaks down in a modular way. Plus the OP is already halfway there.

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You'll need all the power you can afford for outside in the sun. the AD600 offers flexibility that's not available with 2 AD200s.


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Jul 02, 2018 06:38 |  #4

TBH I'd say you should get both though ;)

Then you'll have a complete kit - two powerful sources, or a third when you need it.


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Jul 02, 2018 10:14 |  #5

jlafferty wrote in post #18654939 (external link)
But just barely though. The reasons you'd get the 600Pro versus the AD-B2 and two 200s aren't really about output power - they're color accuracy, shorter recycle times, better bulb & mount design. The AD-B2 is only maybe a third of a stop behind a single 600/600Pro.

The twin 200s is IMO more "flexible" - it can be run as two sources, key and fill, or one fairly powerful source. It's lighter, smaller and breaks down in a modular way. Plus the OP is already halfway there.

So with that in mind, the question is which way do you most often shoot?

If you normally use two lights and rarely need great power, then go with the two AD200s.

If you normally need high power and usually shoot with on light, go with the AD600. If you really need power--especially if you use HSS--you'll get much better use out of a flash that's designed to take such usage in stride, rather than a setup that will be constantly working at its limit.




  
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Jul 02, 2018 10:14 |  #6

jlafferty wrote in post #18654941 (external link)
TBH I'd say you should get both though ;)

Then you'll have a complete kit - two powerful sources, or a third when you need it.

This, too.




  
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Jul 02, 2018 13:33 |  #7

RDKirk wrote in post #18655007 (external link)
This, too.

And the AD600 has a dual head accessory as well if you want to really get serious.


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Jul 05, 2018 09:32 |  #8

Even though I have AD200, I use AD600 more. I like extension head option of the AD600 but now even AD200 offers that. AD600 is heavier so I need less sandbags. And for shooting in the sun, you do need power. I find AD600 even at full blast doesn't have enough juice.


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Jul 05, 2018 22:08 |  #9

bobbyz wrote in post #18656754 (external link)
Even though I have AD200, I use AD600 more. I like extension head option of the AD600 but now even AD200 offers that. AD600 is heavier so I need less sandbags. And for shooting in the sun, you do need power. I find AD600 even at full blast doesn't have enough juice.

That's why I got the duel head for the 600. I use it with one pack and if there is a problem I can add the second pack quickly.

AD200 plus remote heads plus AD-B2 plus AD600 (X2) plus 1200 remote head provides range from 200Ws to 1200Ws with size, portability options. Naturally, one gets the same range of output from AD600 with 1200 head and power settings. :-)


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