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Godox MS300 Monolight

BH #GOMS300 • MFR #MS300
Godox MS300 Monolight
Key Features
  • 300Ws, 5600K Color Temperature
  • 0.1-1.8 sec Recycling
  • Flash Duration: 1/2000 to 1/800 Second
  • Optional X1, XT16, X2, XPro Transmitters
With a guide number of 190', the MS300 Monolight from Godox is a 5600K daylight-balanced flash source that offers solid core and convenience features at a budget-friendly price point. The head features a 0.1-1.8 second recycling time with flash durations as short as 1/2000 second. Power is variable from 1/32 to full power, adjustable in 50 steps, while the 150W modeling light is adjustable from 5 to 100% to allow you to preview your lighting effects. Settings are accessed via rear panel push buttons and displayed on the easy-to-read LCD screen. Triggering options include sync cord, test button, and slave triggering. The MS300 has a built-in 32-channel radio system, making wireless function control possible with separate purchase of the XT16, X2, X1, or XPro transmitter. The head also has an anti-pre-flash function that makes it easy to work with point-and-shoot and other cameras that employ pre-flash. The MS300's light weight encourages the assembly of a kit with two or more heads without having to lug a heavy case around. The MS300 has a Bowens front accessory mount, allowing it to use Godox modifiers as well as accessories from the many manufacturers that use this system. The head has a tilting stand mount and runs on 100 to 120 VAC mains power.
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Godox MS300 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Built-In 2.4 GHz Wireless X System
  • 3Fast Recycling and Flash Duration
  • 4Precise Power Adjustment
  • 5Interface

With a guide number of 190', the MS300 Monolight from Godox is a 5600K daylight-balanced flash source that offers solid core and convenience features at a budget-friendly price point. The head features a 0.1-1.8 second recycling time with flash durations as short as 1/2000 second. Power is variable from 1/32 to full power, adjustable in 50 steps, while the 150W modeling light is adjustable from 5 to 100% to allow you to preview your lighting effects. Settings are accessed via rear panel push buttons and displayed on the easy-to-read LCD screen. Triggering options include sync cord, test button, and slave triggering. The MS300 has a built-in 32-channel radio system, making wireless function control possible with separate purchase of the XT16, X2, X1, or XPro transmitter. The head also has an anti-pre-flash function that makes it easy to work with point-and-shoot and other cameras that employ pre-flash. The MS300's light weight encourages the assembly of a kit with two or more heads without having to lug a heavy case around. The MS300 has a Bowens front accessory mount, allowing it to use Godox modifiers as well as accessories from the many manufacturers that use this system. The head has a tilting stand mount and runs on 100 to 120 VAC mains power.

Built-In 2.4 GHz Wireless X System

Use wireless trigger X1 as well as power remotes XT16, XPro, and X2 to wirelessly control the head's power, modeling light, triggering, and more. The system has 32 radio channels and 16 groups.

Fast Recycling and Flash Duration

The head features 0.1 to 1.8 second recycling times and flash durations from 1/2000 to 1/800 second.

Precise Power Adjustment

Power can be adjusted from 1/1 to 1/32 in 50 steps. The 150W modeling light's brightness can be adjusted from 5 to 100%.

Interface

The LCD screen displays settings and functions.

Godox MS300 Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power300 Ws
Guide Number190' / 58 m at ISO100
Flash Duration1/2000 to 1/800 Sec
Recycle Time0.1 to 1.8 Sec
Color Temperature5600K +/- 200K
Flash Ready IndicatorAudio, Visual
ReflectorChangeable
Accessory Fitting TypeBowens S Type
Modeling Light
TypeTungsten
Wattage150 W
Control ModesIndependent
Sync
Sync TypeButton, Cable, Optical, Radio
Built-In Wireless ReceiverYes
Wireless Channels / Groups32 / 16
Power
AC Input Power100 to 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Circuit ProtectionFuse
General
DisplayLCD
Mount5/8" / 16 mm Receptacle
Fan CooledNo
DimensionsH: 11.1 x W: 5.0 x L: 5.0" / H: 28.3 x W: 12.6 x L: 12.7 cm, Including Handle and Modeling Light
Weight3.00 lb / 1.36 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.4 x 9.3 x 7.8"

Godox MS300 Reviews

Inexpensive workhorse

By Toby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

Have been using in studio for a year and it has performed flawlessly. Just purchase another. I use with the Godox x-pro trigger with several other Godox strobes. The trigger allows control remote ratio settings of each strobe. Have been very satisfied.

Two out of four were defective

By Janice
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

I ordered three Monolights. Two were fine but the third was defective. The handle on the side did not allow for the up and down tilt and was locked in one position. I retuned that light and was sent another one. The replacement light was also defective. It allowed a tilt but there were no clicks intermediate positions. This meant that the head quickly dropped whenever I adjusted the tilt of the light that had a lightbox on it. That light is now being returned for a replacement. Thus, out of four lights, two were defective. Otherwise, these are good lights and are easy to use.

I am glad a purchased this!

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-21

Works well in my studio. Easy to set up. Easy to use. Connected easily to my xt2.

Best value out there

By Icc14629 Sebast
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-21

I've added one of these as a third light, but since modifiers are inexpensive I am also considering using it as a key light with a beauty dish for closeups/medium shots. Honestly if you take care of it it seems like a pretty solid strobe for the price.

Awesome lighting

By Clarence
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

I use these for headshots and have no complaints.

Affordable, Professional

By C.I.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-28

Solid performance through my first 1,000 shots taken over the course of 3 days. Easy to pan left and right, but tricky to tilt up and down with heavy soft boxes attached. Just be careful. Modeling lights get warm pretty quick, but nothing caught fire when I left them on for an hour with softboxes attached. I ordered two lights at the same time and they have consistent color. The power cable in one of them came loose once and I had to wiggle it to turn the light back on. Probably not road worthy, but good studio lights for the money. This was an upgrade from non-adjustable strobes - a huge leap in convenience, especially with Bowens mount for softboxes.

Generally works well

By John
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

Have encountered 4 of 9 light purchased with modelling lights that have gone bad in 1 day. Two different studios, no explanation no other issues, but bulbs burned out and were not on much as all. Otherwise they work well.

Lots of bang for your buck

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

This is my first strobe and it's hard to imagine a better entry point for the price. Sure, the housing is plastic, but seems sturdy enough. My biggest complaint is the swivel/umbrella holder. The use of a metal strip and sprung tension as opposed to a proper knob is ... well ... not great. I had to get in there with an awl and bend the strip for a while before I could get my westcott umbrella shaft to fit. It works now, but this just feels like a cost cutting measure that wasn't worth it. All that said, I've done some preliminary tests with the Godox reflector and my umbrella and am very pleased. It's a relatively light-weight 300ws light with a user replaceable modelling light and flash tube. All this for less than the price of most hot shoe flashes. It more than makes up for its minor warts with a wallet-friendly price point.

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