Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Unboxing the Godox e300 ($100 Monolight)

Is it possible to get a decent monolight for the price of a speedlight?  The Godox e300 is a monolight that seems to promise just that.  Check out the specs:
  • 300 watt-seconds of power
  • 150 watt modeling lamp
  • compact size (20.3 cm long) and light weight (1.45 kg)
  • radio-based wireless remote adjustment capability with separate FT16 accessory (~$30)
  • available for less than $100 on eBay
For comparison, the Alien Bee B800, already one of the most affordable monolights, has 320ws of power and costs $280.

I ordered one last week and just got it yesterday.  Here is the unboxing:

I conducted preliminary tests last night and will post my first impressions soon.