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thanks for the video, i just purchased one when i was going out to buy a lux junior lol... but what sold me on this was the accessory kit
I need an on camera flash. It's between this and: Tell me why this is a bad idea please: the AD100 pro mounted on a X2 trigger with a short magic arm in the cold shoe mount. 😅 What do you think?
New to photography, dont roast me. Are the only meant to be used on camera? Or can u have them on its own stand?
I got it for the 'modeling light' for macro to help me focus w/o the need of an external LED
There’s a moron out there that says godox isn’t for professional use…. I don’t understand that statement at all when you have guys like this creating work like this…
Plastic hot shoe.. it will brake.. i own a godox 860 for Sony the hot shoe brake 2 times in less than year, the same thing happened to my godox trigger it broke.. so my opinion don't by godox flashes if you are a Sony user.. just by the original sony flashes.. I know they are expensive to buy but believe me it will save you money later
I love the V1S, I have three of them and have used them for a couple years now with great satisfaction.
HOWEVER: Two have broken, one the flimsy hotshoe (easily replaceable, 4 screws and a $20 part).
The other stopped firing entirely, suspected a faulty trigger coil. It is not a user replaceable part. Apparently MANY folks have suffered this issue.
I tried replacing the flash tube just to be sure it wasn't that... no good.
I'll still buy another one to replace it, but just be aware, these things do have some weaknesses.
Probably good to buy a backup to have on hand in case one goes out on you during a shoot.
Is it still worth buying in 2023?
Your phone can scan, you just need a Wi-Fi analyzer app. Also you don’t pick a Wi-Fi channel on the deceive (unless it’s transmitting data, like your flash does to other devices). You set the channel to be transmitted on your router or transmitting device. Most routers are automatic and it’s a terrible setting haha.
have you noticed any issue with light reach/falloff between the diminished zoom range compared to the 860iii? I know you mentioned the ratings are mostly about the Fresnel, but have you felt you're not getting the same reach or not? Thanks for your reviews.
How does canon ETTL differ from Godox TTL? Nice video.
Would this be good flash for Sony a6400 or what would you suggest?
i have seen a cheaper v1 in aliexpress. Is it safe to buy from there. Has anyone tried.
The V1 sounds great with it's improved menu system. The only thing that gives me pause is the reputation that Robert Hall reports a green tint on the V1 and the ad 100. Would really appreciate your impression of any tinting issues when blending with other lights.
Hey Wes thanks for the updated review. Do you know whether the V1 AF Assist light comes on when used with Sony bodies (A7Riv specifically). I shoot events and sometimes my camera struggles to focus. The V860iii doesn't fire the AF Assist when the camera struggles to focus. This will be the deal breaker
The LED is awesome for getting eye focus! The smooth oval light pattern is the best I've seen in a speedlight.
A1 drains battery on standby like crazy, for $1000 light its unacceptable.
why does not one mention the fact that the sony version is basically unsable unless you pack a spare hot shoe part. it will break i guarantee it. ive had it for a year and its broken three times. it literally will snap off your camera at some point. i find it insane that it does this.