Godox AK-R1 Magnetic Modifier Kit Review & Test Results

Easy-to-use and plenty of variety; the Godox AK-R1 Magnetic Flash Modifier KIt is a must-have accessory kit for your speedlights, Godox V1 or Godox AD200. This kit includes a variety of lighting flash modifiers. Each modifier is designed to shape the light in different ways -- giving you creative control over how you want to craft the light.









In this Godox kit, you get a variety of different flash modifiers that you can use to create unique lighting effects. Each modifier uses magnets to attach directly onto the flash head. This new feature totally removes the need for velcro strap or sticky tape. As a bonus, a carry case is included to fit all of the Godox AK-R1 accessories. 



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What we like:

  • ✓ Easy to use! Magnetic modifiers stick directly onto the flash head. 
  •  Modifiers can be stacked to create a combination of unique flash effects.
  •  Modifiers can be turned around the rim of the flash head (modifiers are not stuck in one position). 
  •  In combination with the Godox S-R1 Flash Attachment, the AK-R1 can be used on most speedlights.
  •  Durable plastic material.
  •  Strong magnets attach firmly onto the flash head. 
  •  Can be used with custom cut gels (colour filters) 







Godox AK-R1 Kit Includes:

Diffuser Dome Honeycomb Grid Snoot
  • • Creates a near-180º distributed light
  • • Even, diffused spread of light
  • • Precise & direct lighting
  • • Reduces light spillage
  • • Creates a spotlight effect
  • • Rubber, collapsible design



White / Black Bounce Card Diffuser Plate Barndoors
  • • Bounces reflected light back onto the subject
  • • The black side can be used to block light
  • • Creates a slightly wider beam of light. 
  • • Diffuses light to reduce hot spot effect.
  • •  Controls the spread of light source
  • •  Adjustable hinged doors



 
Colour Correction Gels x 3 Gel Holder + 2 x Clear Filters Carry Pouch
  • • Balances ambient colour temperature
  • •  3 x CTO and Plus Green Plastic Filters
  • • Plastic gels clip into place
  • • Clear filters hold custom-cut gels
  • • Holds all AK-R1 Modifiers
  • • Hard Case Material









How to use the Godox AK-R1 Modifier Kit

The Godox AK-R1 Magnetic Modifier Kit can be used directly on the following devices. Each of these devices features an embedded magnetic ring that firmly holds onto each AK-R1 modifier. The Godox S-R1 Flash Attachment is compatible with most speedlights and the Godox AD200's fresnel head. 




Godox V1 Round Head Speedlight Godox H200R Head for the AD200  Godox S-R1 Flash Attachment
AK-R1 modifiers snap directly on the V1 flash head AK-R1 modfifiers snap directly on the H200R flash head Universal fit on speedlights / AD200 Fresnel Head










AK-R1 modifiers simply snap onto the flash head. Modifiers can be stacked as well 






Test Results


The following examples show how each of the AK-R1 modifiers shapes a light source.  In this experiment, a Godox V850-II and an S-R1 Flash Adapter were used in conjunction with the Godox AK-R1 Kit. The flash was positioned to about two meters away from a grey wall. The flash zoom was set to 50mm. 



Bare Flash vs. Grid
A grid is used to concentrate the beam of light to create a spotlight effect. Typically used as a backdrop, hair or rim light.  Can also be used to highlight or isolate small areas in your images. 


Bare Flash vs. Dome Diffuser
The omnidirectional dome diffuser is designed to evenly distribute the light source in a near 180º angle.  When aimed upwards, the dome-shape modifier will spread and bounce light off walls and the ceiling to create a full and softer light within the room. When aimed directly at the subject, the dome diffuser will reduce the "hot spot" effect to create a more natural-looking quality of light. 


Bare Flash vs. Wide-Angle Diffuser Plate
The wide-angle diffuser plate is designed to create a slightly wider angle of light with a softer fall-off. The diffuser plate is also used to reduce the hot spot effect to create a more natural-looking and softer quality of light. 


Bare Flash vs. Snoot

A snoot is used to create a small spotlight. Typically used as a backdrop, hair or rim light.  Can also be used to highlight or isolate small areas in your images.



Bare Flash vs. Barndoors (Semi-Open) 
A barndoor is used to shape the spread of the light source. The four hinged doors can be independently opened or closed to control the shape of the light.


Bare Flash vs. Barndoors (Fully Open) 
A barndoor is used to shape the spread of the light source. The four hinged doors can be independently opened or closed to control the shape of the light.


Bare Flash vs. Bounce Card (Positioned to Block Light) 
The Bounce Card (with the black side position to the light) can be used to block or mask light. 


Bare Flash vs. Bounce Card (Positioned to Bounce Light off a Ceiling) 
When bouncing light off a wall or ceiling, the Bounce Card (with the white side positioned to the light) can be used to reflect some fill-in light directly at your subject.  


Bare Flash vs. 1/4 CTO (Colour Temperature Orange) Gel
Converts the colour temperature to 4,900ºK. Colour correcting gels are used to balance the colour of the flash with the colour of the ambient light. 


Bare Flash vs. 1/2 CTO (Colour Temperature Orange) Gel  
Converts the colour temperature to 4,500ºK. Colour correcting gels are used to balance the colour of the flash with the colour of the ambient light. 


Bare Flash vs. Full 1/1 CTO (Colour Temperature Orange) Gel  
Converts the colour temperature to 3,800ºK. Colour correcting gels are used to balance the colour of the flash with the colour of the ambient light. 


Bare Flash vs. Plus Green Gel
A Plus Green gel adds green to the colour of light. This gel is used to balance the colour of the flash with the colour of typical fluorescent or LED lighting with a green shift. 



Stacking Modifiers
You can stack different AK-R1 modifiers to achieve a variety of different lighting results. 
Bare Flash vs. Snoot + Diffuser Plate


Bare Flash vs. Barndoors + Diffuser Plate


Bare Flash vs. CTO Gel + Diffuser Dome


Bare Flash vs. Grid + Diffuser Plate









Other Godox AK-R1 Features: 



How to create custom gels for the Godox AK-R1:


Did you know you can create your own gels for the Godox AK-R1? You can cut out circular shapes from flash gels and sandwich them the two Clear Filters that are included in the kit.