Godox V1: Are Profoto in Trouble?
The Profoto A1 is supposed to be the game-changer in the speed light realm. But the thing about it is that it carries that premium Profoto pricetag. The Godox V1, on the other hand, has quite similar features with a much better value. We will take a look at some of the prime features of this flash to see just how much of a value it is.
The pristine feature of the Godox V1 is the round-shaped head. This shape isn’t just an aesthetic, it is used to produce a much softer lighting pattern. So your shots will come out looking more natural. At an output of 76 watts, you can rest assured the light is very bright and will be more than enough for most of your photography needs. Unlike other speedlights, the Godox V1 is not powered by cells, instead, it has a 2600 mAh battery that is good for 480 shots. So you don’t need to be worried about running out of battery anytime soon.
It also has a fast recycling time of 1.5 seconds, quickly ready for your next shot. A small touch to the light is that it gives a small beep to let you know when it has recycled, so you never go out of sync with it. The Godox V1 supports high-speed sync up to 1/8000 sec when you are dealing with brighter backgrounds and wider apertures.
Some other welcome features include the wide tilting range of the head. The Godox V1 can tilt down 7 degrees. Or tilt back up to 120 degrees for a more comfortable light bouncing situation. It can also swivel sideways up to 330 degrees. It is quite obvious that this thing can be placed in any position that would prove optimal for the picture. The light is just as good when used wirelessly, in fact, it can be used from a distance of 100 meters.
Another unique feature of the Godox V1 is that it can be used to control other flashes as well, thanks to its Godox 2.4G wireless X system, otherwise, there is a 2.5 mm port for cabled triggering. This would prove very useful if you have already invested in other Godox lights. At the bottom, unlike the conventional locking systems, it has a quick lock hot shoe that is both faster to lock on and more secure. This means you don’t have to worry about the light falling off during shooting.
There is an optional accessory kit to assist you in specific situations. This includes barn doors, a diffuser dome, and colored filters to suit your specific needs. All these accessories can be quickly attached to the light head with their magnetic ports.