Godox has introduced the Lux Cadet Retro Camera Flash, a new addition to its lineup that embraces a vintage aesthetic. This model follows the success of the Lux Junior and Senior on-camera flashes released last year.
The Godox Lux Cadet features a guide number of 32.8 feet (10 meters) at ISO 100 with a 28mm coverage, and it is equipped with a non-swiveling flash head. In terms of color performance, the Lux Cadet has a color temperature of 6,200K (+/- 300K). The flash has a recycling time of approximately 2.5 seconds at full power, and its integrated rechargeable battery offers approximately 620 flash strobes at maximum brightness.
The Godox Lux Cadet provides exposure control with automatic and manual modes, but it does not feature TTL metering. It offers a power range from 1/1 to 1/64, allowing for seven different power levels. The flash can be synchronized via the hot shoe or by using the included sync cable.
The standout feature of the Lux Cadet is its impeccable style and design. Weighing just six ounces (171 grams) and measuring only 3.7 inches (9.4 centimeters) in height, this compact flash exudes a retro appeal. It includes a mode switch, a power and distance dial reminiscent of vintage cameras, and a visually pleasing retro-inspired case. The presence of a USB-C charging port serves as a subtle reminder that the Lux Cadet is a modern device from 2023, blending the best of both worlds.
The Lux Cadet boasts a clever and practical feature in the form of its retractable petal-shaped reflector. With a sliding button located on the side of the flash, photographers can easily tuck away the reflector when not in use. This design element adds convenience and ensures that the reflector remains protected when not needed, making it a user-friendly feature for photographers on the go.