It’s here. The new round-head flash from Godox.
I pre-ordered it a couple of months ago and it was so much worth the wait.
This is my review of the new Godox V1.
But make sure to see what other people say about the Godox V1 on Amazon.com. (I’m not the only who praises this speedlight!
Watch photographer use the Godox V1 flash for a photo shoot
P.S this flash is much fun to use, and I can use it hand-held and on-camera for my street photography without the need of an assistant.)
Facts about the Godox V1
- The round-headed flash can rotate 330-degrees and tilt 120-degrees.
- It comes with rechargeable Li-ion polymer battery
- A full battery charge gives you 650 full-power flashes
- It has a full-power recycle time of less than 1.5 seconds.
The type of photographers that can benefit from on-camera flashes:
- Wedding photographers (obviously)
- Even photographers of any kind
- Portrait photographers – outside and inside too.
- Street Photographers like myself.
Basically every photographer who doesn’t always have an assistant around to help with lighting.
Get the full specifications and order your Godox V1 on Amazon.
Photoshoot using the Godox V1 for Fuji
The Godox V1 can shoot 650 full power flashes per charge which is crazy and has a full power recycle time of less than 1.5 seconds. But since we used TTL and not manual, we noticed that after a lot of consecutive flashes, the recycle time increased by a couple of seconds – that we could probably have prevented if we used less power per flash.
Built-in modeling lamp
It also comes with a modeling lamp that can help you preview how this flash will fall on your subject before you shoot.
It seems like a small thing, but I really like that it comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. And as I mentioned before, one battery charge gives you 650 full power flashes! Well done Godox.
The Godox V1 Accessory kit
All the accessories will stick to your flash magnetically, which his nice feature and it includes
- A dome diffuser
- a diffuser plate
- a four-wing reflector
- a bounce card,
- a honey comb,
- color filters,
- and a snoot.
Godox has made a V1 version of their flash for the following brands:
Nikon: Godox V1-N: Link to Amazon.
Canon: Godox V1-C: Link to Amazon.
Sony Godox V1-S: Link to Amazon.
Olympus Godox V1-O – Link to Amazon.
Why I’m so excited for the Godox V1
Whenever I do street photography and portraits, I usually do it by myself and that’s why I was excited to get my hands on the Godox V1. With this flash, I can either mount it on-camera or direct it hand-held with the X-Pro trigger. It also supports HSS up to 1 eight thousands of a second
For the remaining part of this video, I will use the Godox speedlight mounted on-camera with my Fujifilm X-T3 to see how that works. And I’m by no means any expert in flash photography, so take this results with a grain of salt.
Godox V1 Vs. Profoto A1
Before I got The Flashpoint Zoom Li-On X R2, I was really considering the Profoto A1, which is Profits round-head flash. But for some reason, Profoto never made it possible for Fuji photographers to mount on-camera and the Profoto A1 is also 4 times more expensive than the 259 dollars.
Alright, let’s take a closer look at the Godox V1. This is the design. The flash comes at a weight of 534g.
So a nice feature of the flash is that it can turn all the way around. But also the fact it can 120+ degrees of tilt, so you easily can bound the flash off of something behind you.
Godox V1 Accessories
Godox V1 Accessories
You can get The Godox V1 flash with or with the accessories. The Godox V1 kit with accessories is called Godox AK-R1 and it’s definitely recommended that you add that to your Speedlight. It’s only like 60 bucks extra.
The Flashpoint Zoom AK-R1 kit includes dome diffuser, a diffuser plate, a four-wing reflector, a bounce card, a honeycomb, color filters, and a snoot. It also comes with these color filters that you can stack on top of the other accessories.
That’s it for my little review of the first impression of the Godox V1. All in all, I’m excited about it and 260 dollars I think it’s easily worth it.