Godox V1 vs Profoto A1: Only Get The Profoto If You Have A Lot Of Their Equipment

It sounds like the Godox V1 is a huge win against the Profoto A1

  • Both are hard speed lights
  • Both have 9 stop range, but Godox does 9.2 while the Profoto is a little more accurate
  • Both lose about 3 stops of power when doing HSS
  • Profoto has a nice transition, but it’s not soft
  • Godox has a smooth transition which leads to better light
  • Godox light pattern has 90%+ preference in their light pattern
  • Recycle time is about the same
  • Profoto can retain their recycle time vs Godox will go into thermal protection mode after about 30 shot
  • Godox can perform more full power flashes
  • The Profoto kills the battery while in standby so the Godox battery lasts a lot longer
  • The Profoto died after 90 min of standby and one flash in a test video they did
  • Both have very consistent color
  • Godox has a more blue color than the Profoto, but it’s more consistent
  • Godox V1 is a little more powerful at it’s max output, and both have the same low power, but the V1 is faster at lower power
  • Can’t make a determination about which is better built
  • The magnetic modifiers work great on both
  • Godox one-upped Profoto
  • The only argument for the Profoto over the Godox is that you have a lot of Profoto equipment

Godox V1: Adorama / Amazon
Godox XPro-S: B&H Photo / Amazon
Profoto Air Remote TTL-S: B&H Photo / Adorama
Profoto A1: B&H Photo / Adorama

via FujiAddict

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