This Cheap Flash Is Great! Flashpoint Zoom Li-on III Review

There are just some things you shouldn’t buy as cheap off-brands. Oreos. Coffee. Running shoes. But, flashes shouldn’t be one of them, offering in many cases more features and power than options made by major camera manufacturers. The Flashpoint Zoom Li-on III is one of those flashes. With a long feature list that ranges from multi-shot to HSS and built-in radio transmission, the Zoom Li-on III has a lot to offer for under $300.

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Look Out! Is This A Speedlight Killer? Flashpoint Xplor 100 Pro Review

This tiny strobe slides in a camera bag even easier than a hot shoe flash does.

As an on-site photographer, I’m an off-camera hot shoe flash kind of girl. I work without an assistant, so the ability to pull the flash off my camera after a wedding ceremony and onto a light stand for portraits has always appealed to me. But, at times — like when fumbling with four AA batteries — I’ve wondered if I was missing out by not lugging around a studio strobe. Enter the Flashpoint Xplor 100 Pro TTL pocket flash.

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Big Light, Small Price: The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Is Just $257, and More

Flashpoint eVOLV 200

You’ll really be able to improve your work with quality photography lighting gear.

Now’s the time to pick up new photography lighting gear. We have found some of the hottest deals on flashes, strobes, and even lighting tutorials. The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 (aka Godox AD200) with a barn door kit is only $257! You can pick up the Flashpoint Zoom (GODOX v1) for under $230 for Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Sony cameras. Then there are huge savings on the battery-powered Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro ($469), XPLOR 400 Pro ($549), and the XPLOR 600 Pro ($609). Come and see all the deals on photography lighting gear and tutorials after the break.

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How to Shoot Dreamy Portraits: Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Review

The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash brings incremental but welcomed refinements to an already excellent portable strobe.

The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash is an incremental upgrade to its well-regarded predecessor. Although there’s been no power increase, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. More power would’ve meant more components, and more components would’ve resulted in a light that became less portable. Considering the portability of the original eVOLV 200 was one of its biggest selling points amongst off-camera flash enthusiasts, focusing on upgrades that improved on build quality and usability rather than power was the right decision. The eVOLV 200 Pro’s form factor remains compact, making it the ideal off-camera light for solo shooters or those working with small teams. Our version of the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash includes the optional Round Flash Head accessory. Find out after the jump if the changes made to the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro add up to a worthy upgrade.

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This Flash Survived a Concert: Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 TTL Review

The Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 TTL Round Speedlight is a versatile and portable lighting option that works on and off camera.

The Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 marries a round flash head to the body of a traditional speedlight. It has a modeling light built-in, and is surrounded by a magnetic light modifier attachment ring. This setup allows you to easily attach a huge variety of small light modifiers to the Zoom Li-on X R2 including diffusers, grids, gel holders, etc. To say that the Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 was inspired by the Profoto A1/A1X would be an understatement, but that’s a conversation for another day. Find out how the Flashpoint Li-on X R2 performed in the real world after the jump.

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Forget Overpowering the Sun, The Flashpoint AD1200 Pro Will Replace it

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If you need to illuminate half of your neighborhood, the Godox AD1200 Pro might be the go-anywhere flash you need.

Godox has been making quite a name for themselves over the last few years by releasing strobes and monolights that offer incredible features at prices that are far less than other manufacturers out there. Thanks to a recent listing, it looks Godox/Flashpoint might continue the trend of offering quality gear in the shape of a monster called the Godox/Flashpoint AD1200 Pro. This beastly boasts 1200ws of power, and your current R2 transmitters can trigger it. We have more specs and info after the break.

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OMG! The Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X (Godox V1) is Just $159 Right Now!

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The deal on this Flashpoint Zoom Li-On X / Godox V1 is one of the hottest we have seen this Cyber Monday.

If you have been waiting for the quite remarkable Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X (aka the Godox V1) round head flash to go on sale, now is the time to pounce! This round head flash has been making waves thanks to its excellent design, TTL, HSS capabilities, and its consistent output, and now it has dropped to just $159 for Cyber Monday! This means you can save $100 on this superb flash for today only!. Join us after the break to find out all the details about this excellent deal. Continue reading…

The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 is Just $229 Again, Dual Head Kit is Only $499

Flashpoint eVOLV 200

The deals on the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 (Godox AD200) are some of the hottest you’ll find Black Friday through Cyber Monday

If you missed out on your chance to nab the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 (Godox AD200) for just $229 earlier this week, fear not. The incredibly powerful 200ws Flashpoint eVOLV 200 is back on sale again for $229 from now through to Cyber Monday. This small strobe has the same output as roughly three regular speedlights, which makes it incredibly versatile thanks to its small size and lightweight. The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Barn Door Kit usually retails for $327, but you can pick up this fantastic light for only $229! If you want to double the fun, you can also get the full two head kit (two EVOLV 200’s with all the accessories you need for double the power) for just $499 (regular price is over $730)! Join us after the break for more details about the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 and these deals. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Kit Is Just $229 (1 Day Only)

Flashpoint eVOLV 200

The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 (Godox AD200) has reached legendary status for good reason, and now you can get it on the cheap!

There’s no doubt you’ve heard about the affordable, incredibly powerful 200ws Flashpoint eVOLV 200. But, just in case this little gem has escaped your attention, let us fill you in. This small strobe has the same output as roughly three regular speedlights, which makes it profoundly robust and ridiculously versatile thanks to its small size and lightweight. The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Bark Door Kit usually retails for $327, but for just 24 hours, you can pick up this fantastic light for only $229! Join us after the break for more details about the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 and this deal.

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Cheap Photo: The Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro Is Just $419 (Ends Today)

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This is a screaming hot deal on the Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro TTL (save $230).

If you’ve had your eye on the excellent Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro TTL, today is the day you need to pick one up. Adorama is having a one day deal on this 400ws rechargeable monolight. The XPLOR 400 Pro TTL usually costs $649, but for today only, you can pick one up for only $419! This is easily one of the hottest deals you will find on this side of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Join us after the break for more information about this incredible deal. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Get Cyber Monday Prices on Select Flashpoint Lights Now

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Prices won’t go any lower on these outstanding Flashpoint lights before Cyber Monday.

The season of crazy sales is upon us, my friends. In fact, you can start getting top-rated gear on the cheap now. Flashpoint lights are some of the most popular in the industry. They are affordable at their regular prices, but they are now even cheaper. You can get the Flashpoint lights we have listed at Cyber Monday prices now. The Flashpoint Zoom Li-Ion (Godoxo V860) is a workhorse flash that comes with a rechargeable battery. Right now, you can pick one up for just $129! If you want one with an R2 trigger so you may use it off-camera, you can get one for only $188! Need a light with enough output to overpower the sun? The Flashpoint XPLOR 600 PRO TTL is a steal at $799! Check out the Flashpoint light deals after the break. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Flashpoint XPLOR 600 for Under $420, eVOLV 200 $297

These new photography lighting deals make getting into off-camera flash affordable.

If you’re on the hunt for some killer deals on photography lighting and Canon cameras, you’re in the right place. We have found outstanding deals on some Flashpoint lights like the Xplor 600 (non-TTL) for just $419.20, and the TTL version for only $559.20! The ultra-popular Flashpoint eVOLV 200 with a barn door kit has dropped to the crazy low price of $297. The Profoto B2 250 Air TTL has a whopping discount of $1,100, which makes it only $995! Canon’s Fall Frenzy sale is still going on too. You can grab the Full Frame EOS RP with the EF to RF mount adapter for only $999, while the Canon EOS R with a Vanguard tripod, and 64GB SD card is only $1,799. See all of the photography lighting deals and deep discounts on Canon cameras after the break. Continue reading…

Review: Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro TTL Rechargeable Monolight (Fujifilm)

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The Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro TTL may be the only monolight most photographers will ever need.

A few years ago, Flashpoint released the original XPLOR 600 TTL rechargeable monolight, and it quickly became a firm favorite with many photographers thanks to its incredible power, great battery life, and its relatively low price. Recently, Flashpoint released the XPLOR 600 Pro TTL, which updated the older model and promised to offer better build quality, more features, and better overall performance. In addition, they also added the XPLOR 400 Pro TTL to their line-up as well. The XPLOR 400 Pro TTL is a smaller rechargeable monolight that promises big things from a smaller, less expensive package than the XPLOR 600. Let’s Find out if that’s the case.

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Review: Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash (Godox AD200)

The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash is a lot of Flash in a Compact Package

For photographers that need to shoot on location, lugging around heavy monolights with massive battery packs can be quite a hassle–especially if you’re working with a skeleton crew or running solo. This is where the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash comes in, delivering 200 watt-seconds of light output in a compact package barely larger than a conventional speedlight. While you won’t be overpowering direct sunlight with the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 anytime soon, it is a great strobe for any photographer that is looking for a versatile, portable flash. For those that may not be aware, Flashpoint is actually one of Adorama’s in house brands, with Chinese lighting equipment manufacturer Godox being the OEM. The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash is also sold under the Godox brand as the Godox AD200.

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Review: Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Pro TTL Battery Powered Monolight (Sony TTL)

The Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Pro TTL is a professional grade monolight with a competitive price tag.

The Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Pro TTL Battery Powered Monolight is an improved version of the already excellent Flashpoint XPLOR 600. While Flashpoint may be a relatively new player in pro grade camera lighting equipment market compared to established European brands like Broncolor, Elinchrom, and Profoto, they have been developing and releasing new products at a rapid pace–putting the old guard on notice with competitively priced products as well as offering support to camera systems that didn’t necessarily get the same level of love from the European brands. For those not aware, Flashpoint is actually one of Adorama’s in house brands, with Chinese lighting equipment manufacturer Godox being the OEM, and the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Pro can also be found under the Godox brand as the Godox WITSTRO AD600 Pro.

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The Flashpoint XPLOR 400Pro TTL Monolight Offers a Lot of Power and TTL

Adorama has officially listed the new Flashpoint XPLOR 400Pro TTL, which is basically a Godox AD400Pro

Rumors have been flying over the last week or so about the possibility of a new Godox 400ws moonlight to sit between the Godox AD600Pro and the Godox AD200. The reports started with some leaked images, but now things have become official, with Adorama launching their listing page for the Flashpoint XPLOR 400Pro TTL Monolight. For those unaware, the Flashpoint branded XPLOR monolights are basically rebranded Godox lights, and the listing for this one specifically mentions the Godox AD400Pro (hence why we are considering this information to be official). Continue reading…

Review: Flashpoint Xplor600 Monolight (Canon TTL)

At this point in the game, if you’ve been trying to figure out which TTL monolight to purchase, then the Adorama Flashpoint Xplor600 monolight isn’t exactly going to make life any easier. In a photography world with options from Profoto, Interfit, and Phottix you’re already quite confused about what to go with. But now you’ve got a very affordable option. The Flashpoint Xplor600 is based off of the Godox system and even uses their transmitters. It’s capable of deliver TTL flash output for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras. Additionally, it can do things like high speed sync, stroboscopic modes, and offer almost full control over the monolight from the user’s remote.

One thing’s for sure though: f you’re a photographer looking to step up from the standard speedlites, the Xplor600 is an absolute incredible choice.

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The New FlashPoint R2 Lighting System Includes Big Updates

Flashpoint is today announcing a couple of big updates to their radio flash lighting systems that are popular with lots of photographers that want more punch at a more affordable price point. The company introduced their new R2 lighting line, featuring its R2 wireless radio flash system that includes compatibility with Canon, Nikon and soon Sony. The new products are called the XPLOR 600 monolight, Streaklight TTL, R2 TTL Remote Transmitter and Receiver, Zoom Flash and Zoom Li-on Flash. Plus, there are new Flashpoint R2 bridge units, which introduce R2 compatibility to older Flashpoint Streaklights and Zoom Li-ons.

Some of the cool new features include HSS on top of TTL communication.

Big tech specs from the press release are after the jump

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The Flashpoint Streaklight Now Offers TTL for Canon and Nikon

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The best bang for your buck flash on the high end side of things may indeed be the Flashpoint Streaklight. After offering only the manual version for a while, the TTL versions for Canon and Nikon are now available for pre-order at Adorama. Flashpoint for years has been a house brand; and though I don’t usually vouch for house brands theirs is the only one I genuinely make exceptions for.

So what are these? They’re 180 and 360 watt second lights in the form of a hot shoe flash. However, they use a barebulb and a diffusion dome with umbrella reflector. To power the flashes, you hook them up to a battery pack–similar to how Quantum flashes work. These are also far more powerful than anything Canon or Nikon make; though they’re not as powerful as Phottix’s dedicated monolights.

Speaking of which, these flashes feature a built-in radio receiver, so they be triggered off camera with ease from up to 300 feet away.

If you’re looking for a new flash, this may be it. But check out our review of the original Streaklight first.

Review: Adorama Flashpoint Zoom Li-on Flash

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The world of radio hot shoe flashes has been marinating for a couple of years now. The original is Quantum, but then Canon did it and Yongnuo and Phottix soon followed through. It was only a matter of time until the retailers started to create their own versions with their own house brands. Adorama’s Flashpoint series have been known for years to be extremely stellar products; and their new Zoom Li-on flash is really no exception. It isn’t really a radio flash per se, but it’s designed to be. At a mere $99.99 for the fully manual version, you’ve got very little to complain about.

With a Guide Number of 112 and an innovative type of battery for a hot shoe flash, the company also claims a 1.5 second recycle time, stroboscopic mode, front/rear curtain sync, and a modelling light.

But what makes it even more special is the fact that you can control the power output via Flashpoint’s own radio transmitter.

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Review: Adorama Flashpoint Streaklight (180WS)

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Adorama Flashpoint Streaklight 180 WS product images (1 of 8)ISO 4001-80 sec at f - 4.0

Very few lights get us really, really excited. Admittedly, we were very skeptical when we got the Adorama Flashpoint Streaklight in for review. We’re very aware of how housebrand products made in China perform due to our extensive field testing in the past. But the fact that the Streaklight combines a monolight and a speedlight into one is something that is bound to be appealing to lots of photographers–especially the strobists amongst us.

Offering a light output of up to 180 watt seconds, it’s bound to be replacing the current rigs of many photographers. But despite how good the light is, it comes with its flaws.

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