Kenko Professional imaging has announced that it will officially launch a 600Ws mono-block style flash head that will be available for TTL and manual control. The Godox AD600 head will come in two versions – the AD600-TTL and AD600-M, both of which will have options for Bowens S or Godox mounts for accessories. Both TTL and manual versions will be able to be triggered remotely optically or via the Godox 2.4GHz radio wireless system, while the TTL model offers remote output control from Nikon i-TTL or Canon E-TTL cameras.
The lithium-battery powered heads are designed for outdoor use and offer a guide number of 87m/285ft at ISO 100 when fitted with a standard reflector. According to the company the battery will provide 500 full-power flashes and the head can recycle in 0.01-2.5 seconds. A high speed sync mode allows shutter speeds as short as 1/8000 sec, and output can be varied down to 1/256th power in nine steps from full power. The modeling light is LED and emits up to 10W and has three brightness options.
The head weighs 2.66kg/5.86lbs, and measures 220x245x125mm/8.66×9.65×4.92in. Current pricing is only available in Japanese Yen, with the AD600-TTL head costing ¥118,000 (roughly $1170/£890). The heads will be available from August 17th.
For more information see the Kenko website (translated version).