Godox has announced the tiny, can-shaped design, AD100Pro Pocket Flash strobe which includes features from Godox’s existing AD series, including compatibility with the Godox radio system, high-speed sync (HSS), and the same battery as the Godox V1 Speedlight.
Coming in at a modest 100Ws, it’s significantly smaller than even the AD300Pro strobe and weighs only 524 grams, a perfect tool for every street photograpers.
Unlike the AD300Pro, this new tiny light has no bare bulb and features just the round flash head that includes magnetic capabilities, which allows for the attachment of the optional add-ons found in the AK-R1 accessories kit. It also works with the Godox S2 bracket which makes the strobe compatible with any Bowens-mount modifiers.
As mentioned, the AD100Pro supports HSS up to 1/8000 of a second and additionally supports first curtain and second curtain sync.
The AD100Pro integrates the same Godox 2.4G wireless system as the other products in the AD lineup do and can work with other major camera brands by connecting with the X1, X2, or XPro trigger. Utilizing Godox X wireless technology, the AD100Pro can be used across 32 wireless channels in up to 5 groups. The wireless range is just under 100m.
The flash includes a massive 2600mAh battery (the same one used by the Godox V1 Speedlight), which Godox states provides 360 full-power flashes on a single charge. Godox says that recycle time ranges from between 0.01 seconds to 1.5 seconds depending on flash power.
As said before, the AD100Pro has 100Ws power output, which can be adjusted in nine steps. Its color temperature is stated to be around 5800K, +/- 200K. The flash includes a 1.8-watt COB LED that can be adjusted among 10 levels.
In terms of sync speed, via high-speed sync (HSS), you can shoot with shutter speeds as fast as 1/8,000s.
The Godox AD100Pro is available to pre-order now for $299. The light itself comes with a carrying case, charger & USB cable, a battery, the AD-E2 light stand bracket, and an instruction manual. Shipping is expected to begin in March 2021.
More info on Godox’ website.