Godox has unveiled the R1 and RF1, a pair of LED-powered lights designed to be compact and transportable for photographers and videographers on the go.

Earlier than we dive into the good things although, let’s go forward and handle the elephant within the room—sure, theses lights and their accompanying dome accent bear a putting resemblance to Profoto’s new C1 and C1 Plus lights.

The performance is barely completely different and Godox introduced these earlier than Profoto introduced its lights, but it surely’s troublesome to miss the uncanny similarities between the 4 models.

With that out of the way in which, let’s get right down to the small print. Each the R1 and RF1 are compact lights that characteristic built-in magnets for Godox’s AK-R1 spherical head equipment (offered individually) and securing to surfaces for simple mounting. The models are charged by way of the onboard USB-C port and settings are managed by way of the Godox app over Bluetooth.

The R1 is the entry-level model that options RGB LED lights with variable colour temperature (2500Ok-8500Ok) and a Tv Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI) of >95. The R1 is designed for steady use with variable energy output and a options battery life ranking of 1 hour when used at full energy.

Godox says the R1 options 14 completely different RGB lighting modes—together with ‘music,’ ‘lightning,’ ‘display,’ ‘candlelight’ and extra—in addition to eight different modes that change the colour temperature.

The RF1 is equivalent to the R1 with the exception that not like the R1, which is proscribed to steady mode, the RF1 options Godox’s 2.4Ghz Wi-fi X System, which turns it right into a flash when used with computable Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus and Pentax digital camera techniques.

Godox doesn’t provide any info on output energy, recycling time and even pricing and availability info. We’ve contacted Godox relating to these particulars and can replace the article accordingly after we hear again. Till then, we’ll simply have to attend and see. That mentioned, it’s in all probability a secure guess that each of those models will are available in less expensive than the $299 and $499 price ticket Profoto is asking for its C1 and C1 Plus models, respectively.

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