Can something be a clone if it’s announced first? Only hours before Profoto officially unveiled its brand new C1 and C1 Plus smartphone lights, Godox had already announced their own round smartphone lights. Meet the Godox R1 and R1X—the round, magnetic LED light and LED flash for smartphones that beat Profoto to the punch.
The Godox R1 and R1F can’t really be called “clones” of the Profoto C1 and C1 Plus. Not only did Godox make its announcement before Profoto, but the lights are a bit different, and Godox already makes a wireless smartphone flash anyway. But it’s hard to ignore how similar the products look: from the shape, to the USB-C port, to the 1/4-20 thread.
There are, however, some major differences to consider. While…
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