A Year-Long Review of the Godox V1 Flash

The Godox V1 is a powerful round head speedlight with a variety of advanced features that make it a versatile portable flash for a wide variety of applications. This great video review takes a look at how the flash holds up after a year of usage in a few different genres. 

Coming to you from Wes Perry, this excellent video review takes a long-term look at the Godox V1 flash. The V1 features a 76 Ws output (same as the Profoto A1), a round head for smoother, more gradual falloff, TTL compatibility with most systems, 330-degree rotation, tilt from -7 to 120 degrees, and a magnetic front mount for quick attachment of modifiers. It also features a convenient removable 2,600 mAh lithium-ion battery with an impressive life of 480 full-power flashes (with a 1.5-second recycle time at full power), High-Speed Sync of up to 1/8,000 s, and a built-in wireless receiver. Finally, it also has an AF assist lamp, 3,200 K LED modeling lamp, and front and rear-curtain sync capabilities. Altogether, the V1 has a highly impressive array of features that should make it useful in a range of genres, including architecture, weddings, portraiture, and more. Check out the video above for Perry's full thoughts. 

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6 Comments

vik .'s picture

I loved at first but since i never use a flash without a modifier and the impossibility of storing 2 flashes in the same slot in my camera bag and the lack of external battery input, made me think otherwise.

Wes Perry's picture

If you’re not at least going to be using one of the round magnetic modifiers of this flash, and always be using another type of modifier on it, this one doesn’t have much purpose over a V860ii or other equivalent conventional flash unit.

Michael Comeau's picture

The review is actually 14 minutes and 55 seconds long, not a year.

Wes Perry's picture

Is that a challenge? 😂

dave heller's picture

Fstoppers posting someone else's review. Desperate for clicks without doing any work I guess

Wes Perry's picture

They’ve been doing this for years.