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Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:52:07 AM »
I've just had a test drive of the incredibly gutsy Godox Witstro AD360. Impressed? Oh yes.
http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_Camera_Flash_Witstro_AD180&AD360_Powerfou&Portable_Flash.html
Its name suggests a 360w/s output but I'd rate it at a true 300w/s output. And it's hot-shoe mountable. A Canon 580EXII is rated at around 60-80 w/s, price with battery & inverter around the same as a 600 ex-rt.

The clincher is that with the right trigger it delivers clean HSS right up to 1/8000 sec on a 5D3 when triggered with a Phottix Odin.
http://www.phottix.com/en/phottix-odin-ttl.html I'd like to know if HSS was achievable with Yongnuo 622C triggers.

Has anyone else checked out the Witstro?

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Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 01:49:45 PM »
i just bought one of these on your recomendation its a pretty amazing little flash cant wait to really test it out
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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 06:59:37 PM »

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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 08:06:36 PM »
It seems very powerful and compact pwp :)

I added the links to my fav, just in case my speedlites 600(x3) setup doesn't have enough juice.
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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 08:38:01 PM »
Seems rather reasonably priced with the Li battery pack. Thanks!
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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 10:04:38 PM »
Is the external battery pack mandatory? I know it would likely need an external pack for higher output but is it the only power source? Pretty cool with the bare bulb.

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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 10:24:21 PM »
Is the external battery pack mandatory? I know it would likely need an external pack for higher output but is it the only power source? Pretty cool with the bare bulb.

yes it needs the battery pack
spare batteries are only $50!
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 10:24:21 PM »

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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 10:28:09 PM »

yes it needs the battery pack
spare batteries are only $50!

Makes sense - to get 360 w/s out of a pack, AA's just could not deliver.

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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2014, 10:52:31 PM »

yes it needs the battery pack
spare batteries are only $50!

Makes sense - to get 360 w/s out of a pack, AA's just could not deliver.

yeah when you see the recycle times this thing puts out its in a whole other class to any speedlight there is
it reminds me more of profotos
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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 06:58:41 AM »
This set is discussed for a while in this forum and it has 4219 posting about this flash and his little brother the Wistro 180: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1270039&page=1

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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 07:00:50 AM »
Adorama sell these rebranded as Flashpoint StreakLights. The big one with battery pack is U$D 689.95.

http://www.adorama.com/searchsite/default.aspx?searchinfo=StreakLight+

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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2014, 07:47:53 AM »
I own the Cheetahstand version of this CL-360
https://www.cheetahstand.com/A-New-Bare-Bulb-Flash-Arrives-p/cl-360combo.htm
It included the CellsII trigger. I'll have to try out my Odin triggers on it, but from the first few uses I really like this light.
The bulb protector from them is $13 US. The unit does require a battery pack but I've found that at 1/4 power I get 200+ pops. Very happy with it!
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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2014, 08:27:36 AM »
I own the Cheetahstand version of this CL-360
https://www.cheetahstand.com/A-New-Bare-Bulb-Flash-Arrives-p/cl-360combo.htm
It included the CellsII trigger. I'll have to try out my Odin triggers on it, but from the first few uses I really like this light.
The bulb protector from them is $13 US. The unit does require a battery pack but I've found that at 1/4 power I get 200+ pops. Very happy with it!

Does the included trigger set control the remote power setting? How about TTL?

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2014, 08:27:36 AM »

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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2014, 09:03:50 AM »
The AD-180's are just as good!(well...with less power but still way more than the Canon 600's)...with the flash cord adapters you are getting 1sec recycle at full power!!!  With a few AD-180s and 360's you are getting extremely portable and inexpensive tube lighting (like a mini portable studio) with a ton of versatility and plenty of power. The batteries are incredible. Anyone hesitating about that...just try one for a while an you will hope you never see a AA battery or charger ever again.  They are not auto strobes, so you have to know what you are doing..(a good flash meter can be very valuable) but I am definitely a fan.
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Re: Incredible Godox Witstro 360 flash (does HSS too!)
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2014, 11:39:32 AM »
  They are not auto strobes, so you have to know what you are doing..(a good flash meter can be very valuable) but I am definitely a fan.

By auto strobe do you mean ETTL? Are they pure manual like most studio strobes?

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2014, 11:39:32 AM »