Based on our previous article we’ve thought that the subject deserves another article because the Witstro AD200 has so many accessories.
I use the 200Ws pocket flash for a couple of weeks now. Before fitting it into my gear set I’ve just tested it, but now I use it on a daily basis on location as well as in the studio, so I can bravely say it is a very smart and awesome little gadget. It’s powerful, its reliable and it has a demanding implementation and workmanship. The Godox AD200 is really a good concept.
I just realised in my last article that how many accessories does the AD200 already have that makes the system very versatile:
Yeah, there is a micro-fabric wiper in there I know…that is not a default accessory 😀 – I admit that the base photo is from the web and has been completed by me.
So let’s see what accessories are they, we are going from left to right:
- The flash includes two heads by default: a bare-bulb head for using with light-modifiers, and 35mm zoom head that is also 200Ws but it concentrates the light in a narrower area so it has more light output when measured in one particular point. Moreover the zoom head contains LED modelling lights. The bare-bulb head’s bulb can be easily removed for transport but if you leave it in, a protector cup made of aluminum is sold separately.
- Optional accessories are the umbrella reflector and the honeycomb grid with barn-doors as well. The former can be used with the bare-bulb head the latter with the 35mm zoom-head and both have its own accessories. The reflector has diffuser and colour gels as well as a honeycomb grid. The honeycomb for the zoom head has also its own colour gels. None of them are colour correction gels (eg. CTO, CTB) but effect gels for decoration lighting purposes. If you use the AD200 with an umbrella or in its own the you can use the enclosed umbrella holder adaptor that fits in the bottom, or on the side of the flash.
- The Godox AD200 has two other head too besides the default two. One is the recently announced round head, the other is LED head that has continuous light for video.
- The dual adaptor has even more power output. There is a Bowens S mount adaptor that adopts two AD200s simultaneously so its power output will be 400ws. It has its own LED modelling light as well that is even more powerful than the separate LED head mentioned before.
- If we use the the AD200 with a boom arm or on a hand-held pole, we are able to make it lighter with the extension head that divides the light flash-head and the heavier body and battery with a cable extension. Based on earlier experiences these extension heads decreases the flash-power by approx. 10% although it has not been tested with the AD200 yet.
- There is a semi-sphere shaped dome diffuser for the AD200 as well. It may be used for creating ambient-style light in a scene in order to supplement the main or key lighting. There are two dome diffusers by the way, one is to fit on the bare bulb head, the other is to fit on the before mentioned round head. The latter fits with magnets.
- Because the round head is equipped with magnetic mount so we can mount CTO gels or frosted glass on it as well as barn-doors, honeycomb grid or side-mask for background lighting. Moreover there is a separate background reflector too with some optics in it but we hardly know anything about that one yet.
- For spot lighting we have snoots with honeycombs. There are two versions, one fits with magnets on the round head, the other fits on the bare-bulb head (possibly the former is more powerful).
- All the accessories mentioned above can be fitted directly on the Witstro AD200 but there is the Godox S-type flash holder with Bowens S mount. A whole range of light modifiers can be used with the AD200 by using this holder.