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New Godox globe diffuser option for any off-camera flash (ML-CD15)

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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · New Godox globe diffuser option for any off-camera flash (ML-CD15)

Micael Widell describes his favorite outdoor macro lighting setup in this video here:


He attaches a random light globe he found online (but that magically fits!) to a Godox speedlight he holds in his left hand when he shoots.

I stumbled onto a new modifier from Godox that appears to be custom-made for this purpose, but also offers a bit more flexibility than Widellís solution. Iím posting about it here because the info for the item ó at least on the B&H and Adorama websites ó really doesnít explain anything about this use case or what it can attach to.

Hereís a link to the Godox info page, which is far more helpful than the sale-site pages:


As noted there, the ML-CD15 is a flexible, silicone globe that can be partially collapsed. It comes with three separate adapters, so it can be attached to A) *any* speedlight; B) any Godox round-head flash like the V1, AD100pro, or AD200pro-with-the-round-head-adapter; or C) any Godox-mount strobe like the AD300pro or AD400pro.

But thereís more flexibility that even that Godox info page doesnít mention: The round-head adapter includes a magnetized ring at its top. Which means that if you have the Godox AK-R1 magnetic attachment kit, you can use any of its attachments *underneath* the globe. This can definitely be a bit awkward because you have to remove the globe from the adapter any or every time you want to change a magnetic attachment. Even so, this ability is useful for attaching gels or (what Iíve been doing) inserting both the disk and dome diffusers from the AK-R1 kit (sold separately as the AK-R13 and AK-R11 respectively) directly to the V1 or AD100pro under the globe ó so you get *two additional layers* of diffusion. Iíve been doing this just for some interior photography and it diffuses the light quite nicely.

If you donít like the globe shape (Widell notes a few of its downsides in his video), Godox also sells a similar ML-CS1625 ďsoft tentĒ diffuser that is mostly silicone but has some sort of flat plastic diffuser panel at the front. I havenít tried it, but it appears to work pretty much the same as the ML-CD15 and comes with the same adapters.

Both attachments are being marketed primarily for use with Godoxís ML30 and ML60 continuous lights, so you might be able to learn more about them from videos or reviews of those products.

Anyway, I hope this info is helpful to somebody. Iíd like to cross-post this to the Lighting forum but Iím not sure how to do that. Do I just post it separately or is there a way to have one post appear in two places?

Edited on Jan 31, 2022 at 01:29 AM · View previous versions

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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · New Godox globe diffuser option for any off-camera flash (ML-CD15)

Interesting use of silicone rubber.

Brian V.

Jan 31, 2022 at 12:51 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · New Godox globe diffuser option for any off-camera flash (ML-CD15)

Just discovered something else about the ML-CD15 kit, in case anyoneís interested: The speedlight adapter also has a magnetic ring, so you can use any of the AK-R1 magnetic modifiers with it as well. Itís a different color, but otherwise this adapter looks identical to the S-R1 round-head adapter that Godox sells separately. Iím presuming the same adapter is included for the ML-CS1625 kit as well.

Jan 31, 2022 at 07:42 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · New Godox globe diffuser option for any off-camera flash (ML-CD15)

Rob Hall has now posted a review of the ML-CD15 as well as a couple other silicone Godox diffusers, so you can see it in action:


(not macro-specific, though)

Jul 13, 2022 at 03:17 PM

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