Pixapro PIKA200 Godox AD200 vs Speedlite Power Test

From left to right - PIKA200/AD200 with 120º reflector, PIKA200/AD200 with fresnel (Speelite head)
Li-ion 580 II Speedlite

Out of curiosity I had to try a direct test and the results are as expected! Some ask with the advent of the PIKA if Speedlites are necessary?

For me, yes. It's good to have a smaller less powerful light which can be used on camera - it's tricky & unwieldy mounting the PIKA 200 (AD200) to a camera bracket.

The Test
Flash 2m from exposure meter, ISO100, direct, no bounce:

  • PIKA200 with fresnel (speedlite head) ƒ/22 - 2 stops more than PIKA/AD200
  • PIKA200 with 120º reflector ƒ/16 ½ 
  • 580 II Speedlite with head zoomed to 35mm ƒ/11 - 2 stops LESS than PIKA/AD200

Pixapro Li-ion 580II Speedlite zoomed to 35mm which I understand is the equivalent to the fresnel head for the PIKA200 - nor sure what the bright spots are in the shadow - will need to investigate when I get time!

Pixapro PIKA200 with fresnel Speedlite head - I'm wondering if the bright areas in the shadows are related to the fresnel head construction as it's common to the two fresnel heads.

Pixapro PIKA200 with 120º open face reflector.

That's it for now and don't forget if you really enjoy lighting to visit and join The LIGHT Side - a place to learn, be mentored, nurtured and learn about light, lighting and photography, whatever your level or experience.

My thanks to Yang Wu, Ling Tan & team at Pixapro for providing such great service. If you're in the UK do support them as they do offer a 2 year warranty on their products and it really does save a pile of hassle by not dealing with a overseas supplier of potentially unknown provenance who may not be there when you need them . . .

My Social Media
Facebook - Personal
Facebook - The LIGHT Side - lighting & photography
Instagram - Personal & work
Instagram - The SPIG - the lighting accessory every photographer should have in their bag!


Popular Posts