The Godox AD1200 Pro has a massive 1200 W*s maximum output, perfect for heavily stopped down shooting or HSS. Its massive 36V 5200mAh is capable of recycling the full power in less than 2 seconds and providing 400+ full power shots on one charge. That means roughly 1 second to recycle 600W*s, and 800+ shots on a single charge at that power!
Pack and Head Design
When strobes get this powerful, the added size and weight of capacitors and heat-sync makes a pack and head the best choice. The lightweight head is mounted on your stand, and the heavy pack with the bulk of the fans and hardware remains on the ground. In addition to helping you manage weight on your stands, the pack remains easily accessible if you want to check battery life, reassign flash groups or channels, etc.
THE STROBEPRO DIFFERENCE
When you buy your Godox AD1200 Pro from us, you get our industry-leading support. Strobepro is the largest distributor of Godox products in Canada. Give yourself peace of mind with Strobepro's helpful staff, 2-year warranty, and Calgary-based service centre.
Bright LED Modelling Light
The 40W COB LED modelling light is bright enough to be considered a true replacement for a traditional tungsten modelling lamp. If you shoot both stills and video, this modelling light could even be used as a supplementary video light with all of the modifier options that the Bowens mount provides.
TTL and High Speed Sync (HSS)
The Godox AD1200 Pro supports TTL and HSS on any of the camera systems we currently support, as long as the correct controller is mounted on your camera (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Olympus/Panasonic, and Pentax).
9 STOP POWER RANGE
Even though this light has huge power at its brightest, it is able to dial down 9 full stops to 1/256 of its output if you need a low power pop. The Godox AD1200 Pro can be used in any scenario.
FITS ALL MODIFIERS
The Godox AD1200 Pro fits all Strobepro and Bowens modifiers.
124 (m at ISO 100 with 7" 55-degree reflector)
TTL, Manual, Multi
High Speed Sync (HSS)
Yes, up to 1/8000s
Number of Flashes at Full Power
9 stops (1/256 - 1/1) in 1/3 or 1/10 increments
Manual; ±3 stops in 1/3 increments
5600K (±200K) / 5600K (±75K) in colour stability mode
2.4 GHz radio (32 channels/5 groups), S1 and S2 optical slave modes
100 m / 328 ft
LCD dot-matrix panel
LED, 40W / 4800K / TLIC: 93
3.5mm sync, USB-C port (for firmware updates only, USB-A port (for legacy radio antennas)
Accessory Mount Type
Yes (both pack and head)
1 x rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (36V, 5200MAh)
(Alternative smaller capacity battery that complies with air travel will also be made available separately at a future date)
On battery and pack display
Approx. 10"x10"x7" (pack) and 9"x8"x5" (head with reflector)
8.25 kg / 18.19 lb
-1 x AD1200 Pro Main Pack -1 x AD1200 Pro Head with Cable -1 x Flash Tube -1 x Battery -1 x Charger -1 x Main Pack Bag -1 x Rolling Kit Bag/Backpack
Ok. So initially I was super disappointed. I was excited having received my order, which was always a breeze with Strobepro... But then was totally let down when the battery for my unit didn't work . I figured it was just my luck because this sort of thing seemingly happens daily for me, but then Strobepro support to the rescue. Turns out it was a really easy fix and the battery just needed to be "activated" before being charged after being at such a low power state from transit. Couldn't be happier now! Although, Godox really needs an ac power adapter similar to the smaller units for this thing when in studio.
This is one helluva light. Surprisingly light and so easy to set up. I love the fact that there is hardly any weight at the top of a light stand as opposed to the other strobes that include the battery as part of them. Very powerful. Love how I can place this strobe souch further back as opposed to say the 400 and it being almost on top of the subject. Quality product.
I had a dream many years ago when I started product photography, a studio without cables, with these units it is finally possible, no more power or sync cables.
Battery life is good enough for an entire day of studio shoot and more, the modeling light is equivalent to my 250 watt incandescent Bowens flashes.
I love the very compact head.
The one thing I would have like to be different is the charging port, it looks like an old mouse PS/2 port and is not always easy to align.
So far the unit (and the sales-service by Strobepro) has been fantastic.
We use a mix of fast flash-duration battery-powered Profoto Pro packs and Elinchrom Quadras with our Hasselblad given it's high sync-speed.
However, having acquired a GFX50S to go with our H5D-40 due to the Fujis' ability to use HC lenses, we wanted some HSS ability (backed by hefty Ws) given the low sync-speed of the Fuji to allow us to use HSS vs. ND filters all the time when using Fuji lenses or Hassy lenses on the GFX with the Fuji body shutter selected (vs. the leaf-shutter on the Hassy lenses).
As we work with a lot with animals, the ability to use spot-metered TTL for the first shot and then 'lock-it-in' for tweaking helps keep light-testing time down and helps us better exploit an animals' (often short) attention-span.
We acquired the AD1200 after being very impressed with a used AD200Pro we acquired 'on a lark'. The 1200 is well built and very well thought-out (as is the rolling case and various accessories that come OEM).
Controls are a no-brainer and the build quality is far better than the Eli Quadras and on-par if not better than any post-Ranger Elinchrom units.
Our only two wish list items are:
1. Make the fan temp-controlled vs. always on.
2. A rubber cover-flap for the Broncolor-esque cable socket. Lots of tiny holes there begging for dirt entry.
Looking fwd to using it and a forthcoming R1200 ring flash (sans shroud) in our Bron Para once we DIY a low-profile Bowens adapter.