GODOX – V850II – 2.4GHz Speedlite – Now Available



Godox have released the second generation, remote manual, and HSS enabled, Ving V850II speedlite, with Godox 2.4GHz X series radio transceivers built inside.

The V850II now providing both remote manual radio Master and Slave modes (no TTL).

And they are available now from around $110 on Ebay and Amazon.

UPDATE – The are also available from Adorama for just $99.95.




The V850II have basically all the same functions as the recent TT600 speedlite.

Though the V850II are powered by an impressive Lithium-ion battery, capable of providing up to 650 full power flashes, and 1.5 second full power recycle times.

Unlike the TT600 though, the V850II do not provide any external HV battery pack port.

Please also see more details in the hands on review of the original, somewhat game changing, V850 speedlite here.






  • GN 60 (m ISO 100)
  • Powered by 11.1V, 2000mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Flash Mode – M / Multi
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 Output Control (1/3rd Increments)
  • Flash Zoom 20 – 200mm
  • HSS to 1/8000th (Off Camera Only – Requires Suitable Transmitter)
  • Radio Master & Slave Modes for Godox 2.4GHz X Radio System (Remote Manual Only)
  • 5 Remote Groups M / A / B / C / D / E
  • 32 Channels
  • Compatible with Godox X1-C, X1-N, X1-S, TTL Transmitter & Receivers
  • Compatible with Godox XT32C, XT32N, XT32S, XT32G Transmitters
  • Compatible with Godox XTR-16s Receiver, & XT-16 Transmitter
  • Compatible with Godox FTR-16s Receivers, & FT-16 & Cells II Transmitters
  • S1 and S2 Optic Slave Modes
  • Recycle Time: 0.1 – 1.5 Seconds
  • 650 Full Power Flashes
  • Full 360 Degree Swivel, and Tilt Head
  • Large LCD Screen
  • AF Assist Light (Manual Only)
  • Metal Foot with Locking Pin (Single Firing Pin)
  • Sound Prompt
  • Custom Functions
  • Settings Memory
  • Overheat Protection
  • Communication Port (For XTR-16s / FTR-16s Receivers)
  • 2.5mm Sync Port







The V850II are single firing pin flashes, so they are compatible with most cameras when used as a manual flash mounted on the cameras hotshoe.

Used as a radio master flash on-camera the V850II provide a master group, and 5 remote manual slave groups – M / A / B / C / D / E.

As a master flash on-camera the V850II and TT600 can provide remote manual power control only, of other slave V850II / TT600, and numerous other hotshoe flashes and larger strobes in Godox’s 2.4GHz system.

(No TTL or HSS can be communicated to the slave flashes with V850II / TT600 as master).







Used as a radio slave flash the V850II provide 5 remote manual slave groups – A / B / C / D / E.

Like the TT600, the V850II also provide an automated HSS mode when used as a slave flash off-camera, and with a suitable transmitter unit. (No HSS when mounted directly on the camera hotshoe though).



Providing HSS and remote manual power control include –

Providing remote manual power control only –




Providing HSS and remote manual power control include –

Providing remote manual power control only –


So whether a master flash or transmitter unit is used on camera, the V850II can be fired and controlled in a remote manual and HSS environment, combined with a range of different Godox portable and studio strobes.

And with no AA batteries required at all in the strobes if desired.


The V850II provide a 2.5mm sync port, as well as a 4 pin communication port for attaching XTR-16s / FTR-16s receivers.




Original V850 flashes can be combined in the current 2.4GHz system by attaching XTR-16s receivers to those.

(Note – HSS mode must be switched on and off manual directly on the flash with original V850 strobes).









The Godox V850II speedlites are available now from $99.95 –

AdoramaEbay, Amazon, UK


Godox – Website.

Godox – Flash System Overview


  1. Andrei Tihi 5 years ago

    just ordered mine !!

  2. william 5 years ago

    godox Ving proprietary is one of the worse battery quality out there, i own the Ving V850 before and it gets bloated on normal usage(used only once or twice per weekend) within 5 months time frame, bought a replacement for it which were told it’s the 2nd version which they claimed to hve addressed the easily bloated battery issue, still encounter the same thing within 4 months of purchase, i gave up and switch to TT600, and couldn’t be happier since.

    Godox, u make good flash but pls pls, change whoever u get ur proprietary batteries from, they suck balls.

    • Tapio 5 years ago

      The problem with the batteries is that people like to complain a lot: things are either too expensive or do not have the right build quality. And as soon as one of these issues is solved, the other one becomes troublesome. Canon will charge you 50$ for a LP E6 charger and over 60$ for a LP E6 battery. That is over 100$ for a 2 cell system of lesser capacity. Godox will sell you a whole flash with built in radio system and battery + charger for around that money. Of course something is going to be cheaply made and I am glad that is not the flash.
      If Godox made a good quality charger + battery and sold it for 150$, would anyone buy it?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      William, the battery issues where well documented here.

      Godox changed suppliers a few times as far as I understand, and there have been very few issues for a long time now.

      I have batteries going back to November 2014 which are still fine with no bloating etc.

    • Scoob 5 years ago

      I somehow missed this. I have had 2 of these battery that I got new from Cheetahstand in May of 2014 when I bought the org V860 and V850 from Edward. Also 2 Godox batteries since Oct 2014 and all four of these batteries are still going strong and still charge to 100% for work in my new Cheetah V860X.
      I have sold off my older Cheetah V860,V850 and am super excited to finally being able to pick up a pair of the new V850ii from Adorama to go with my new V860X I go last month from Cheetahstand.

  3. Greg 5 years ago

    Will these flashes accept the FTR-16s receivers? I understand that you cannot do TTL with them, but I find the 433 MHz trigger system about 5-10x as reliable as the 2 GHz system in actual use (based on some 10,000 shots in varying environments).

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Greg,

      Yes you can still use the FT-16 triggers with the V850II.

      HSS would be the tricky part though, you would need the Cells II etc again for that.

      • Greg 5 years ago

        Totally fine, Elv. Thanks!

  4. Author
    Flash Havoc 5 years ago

    UPDATE – I checked with Adorama, and their (considerably lower) price of $99.95 is correct, and they will be keeping that.

    At that price, with 12 months warranty on the battery its pretty hard to beat. The next big question is when they will be in stock. UPDATE – They are expected to ship from July 8th 2016.

    Also the Flashpoint version of the TT600 are now $69.95 in line with Amazon and Ebay etc.

  5. Ganesh Naravian 5 years ago

    Hi FlashHavoc
    Any News about AD200 ? . In their FB page also they told they are planing .

  6. Author
    Flash Havoc 5 years ago

    UPDATE – The Flashpoint version are expected to ship from July 8th 2016 (for $99.95).

    • Scoob 5 years ago

      OHHHHH YEH !!!!

      Thanks for the update Elv

  7. Jon 5 years ago

    I know it is just a branding difference between godox and flashpoint, but just to make sure, will they work interchangeably? i.e. flashpoint transmitters with godox flashes, and vice versa

    • Scoob 5 years ago

      Yes the godox, flashpoint and Cheetah all interchange and talk to each other.

      Sadly another ship date on the Adorama Flashpoint version has come and gone with no units shipping 🙁

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 5 years ago

        I’m not sure whats happened there. I don’t think I can find out just now either, as the Flashpoint guys are likely on there way to the Godox factory in China.

        The good new is they are taking our with list with them 🙂

        • Scoob 5 years ago

          That is at least some good news Elv. Lets hope for some improvements on an already very good line of flashes.

          I know I could just spend 50 dollars more for the Godox version, but as you say $99.00 and a 1 year warranty is pretty hard to pass up. So I will wait and I still have my V860X as a main so its not like I am flashless 🙂

  8. robert 5 years ago

    Adorama are shipping FlashPoint 850ii.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Great thanks Robert!

    • Scoob 5 years ago

      They must have only had a handful. Have shown as backorder everyday for me. I must have missed the couple hours they had any even though I am on the “Notify me when in stock list”

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 5 years ago

        They were likely just shipping the current orders first.

  9. Chris 5 years ago

    Doesn’t flashpoint call there v850ii and v860ii something different?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Chris,

      Yes they do. Though they have just started adding the Godox model number to the Flashpoint product names, for easy reference between the systems.

      I’ve also put a chart and list of the Flashpoint equivalent strobes in the System Overview here.

  10. Scoob 5 years ago

    FINALLY the adorama version of the v850ii is in stock. Ordered me a pair.

    Get them while you can 🙂

  11. Thomas Geist 5 years ago

    I just received my Adorama Flashpoint branded versions. Those however do NOT have a 2.5 mm Sync Port.
    Even though the manual says so.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Thanks Thomas.

      So they have no sync port at all then?

      • Thomas Geist 5 years ago

        I must have had a beer to many. Of course it’s there, you just need to lift the other side of the rubber flap.

        So all is good. 🙂

  12. bardt 5 years ago

    I have the original V850’s. On a wedding I’d like to use a (nikon) TTL flash on camera and still use a couple of V850’s off camera. That’s why I bought the X1t-n. Since it has a hotshoe on top of it, I can attach it between the camera (D750) and the TTL-flash.

    Apparently the X1Tn is 2.4Ghz, and the original V850 receivers (xtr16s) are on 433 mHz. I bought the receivers for 2.4GHz and mounted them on the V850, but nothing happened… I can’t seem to trigger the flash. Anyone any idea what I’m doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance!


  13. george 5 years ago

    Ok I have been using a pair of v 850 for three consecutive wedding seasons on more than 120 weddings that is and although I have dropped them a few times each had their base cracked they are still going strong ! Yes I have had my good share of initial battery problems that pissed me off but after this much usage I m definitely going to add a couple of more of those in my arsenal. Really great quality construction awesome little bastArds 🙂
    Most highly recommended

  14. Dave Cheung 5 years ago

    As usual, I’m coming back to your website for the treasure-trove of info that it is 🙂

    Question: is the power set at time of trigger, or time of power change? Asking because I want to be able to have 4 master cameras with X1n transmitters controlling the same V850ii’s at DIFFERENT power levels, simultaneously.

    Thanks for making this great resource Elvis!!

  15. Thomas Geist 5 years ago

    Dave, at time of change.
    It’s not like PocketWizard ControlTL or Any other system that uses TTL signal to determine power.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Dave, and Thomas,

      Power level is set at the time of power change, though if you press the test fire button on each transmitter before shooting that will update all the settings to those of the current transmitter.

      So its not perfect for 2 shooters, though it is easy if you’re switching between 2 cameras yourself (even mixing Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras).

      In TTL obviously the current transmitter will meter correctly for each camera.

      • Dave Cheung 5 years ago

        I read that in your article, but others have said different, but I trust you more 😉 Thanks for confirming my worries Elvis 🙁 Another question: does the V860iiN fired as a manual-powered remote flash also receive signal at time of power change, or at time of trigger?

        You’re the best!

  16. Bardr 5 years ago

    Flash havoc, any idea about my problem? 🙂

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Bardt,

      Sorry no I don’t really know. If you haven’t already done it though, you might want to try updating the transmitter to the latest firmware, as its possible the receivers may have lost compatibility in some firmware releases (as has happened with the Canon transmitter previously).

      Other than that I’m not really sure. Double check the group dial is correct and that the channels are selected correctly. They should be set just the same as your old receivers though.

  17. Alex 5 years ago

    Do you know if it is compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)? I would want to be able to integrate it into my existing setup for now.

  18. Lorna 5 years ago

    I used two of these flashes yesterday at an event, controlled by a TT685N on camera. For a few minutes I didn’t need the two manual flashes on stands, so I set their power to “off” in the master flash.

    Later, I went to turn them back on again, and even though I could change the power of their group in the master flash, the manual flashes wouldn’t fire. Tried turning off and on, adjusting power directly on the manual flashes, nothing worked. Any ideas?? I’m so bummed out because they worked great when I first set them up.

  19. Yvan 5 years ago

    Hi Lorna,

    I have the same issue. Flash doesn’t want to fire after some pops, even if the battery is fully loaded. Did you found a solution for this ?

  20. Jorge 5 years ago

    Hi, folks! does anybody have my same problem?
    I recently purchased a flash point r2 Speedlight (GODOX – V850II) and the flashpoint r2 radio (GODOX – X1-C) and they rock!!! except for one thing 🙁
    Once I put the r2 radio on top of my camera (canon 6d) and then my canon 430 ex ii speedlight on top of the r2 radio the canon focus assist light won’t work, the only assist light that works on this setup is the one of the r2 radio.
    Has a wedding photographer for me it is important to use the focus assist light from my canon flash because it is more reliable than the one from the r2 radio.

    I used to do a similar setup with yongnuo radios and it worked fine you can mount a 622 radio on your camera and then a flash and not only your on camera flash assist light works also the one from the 622c radio so you have two assist lights.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Jorge,

      I updated my X1T-C transmitter to V19 and still only the transmitter AF light is working unfortunately.

      I’m not sure if Godox have done that intentionally or not. I think people rarely try and mount a flash on the transmitter, so this issue hasn’t come up much.

      I still can’t get the X1T-C AF light to work at all on the 5D IV. I thought that was meant to be fixed in V19.

      • Richard 5 years ago

        I assume this is because they AF assist beam would not be aligned correctly when mounted on the trigger especially for cameras with less AF points.

        I run the Pixapro (UK Version of Godox) ST-III triggers and have found the AF assist to be great on my 5D Mark II bodies.

        Just tried a 430EX II mounted on the transmitter and like you said no dice re AF assist on the speedlite but it makes sense really.

  21. Greg 5 years ago

    Just wanted to chime in here – I bought 4 of the V850-II and set them up in my normal space for testing. First of all, I use the 433 MHz trigger system because it has always been more reliable in the venues where I shoot. The old FTR-16s receivers work great with the new strobes, as expected. While they aren’t as long range as the new 2.4 GHz system, they can still reach well over 30m with excellent reliability – more than I need.

    One thing to be aware of is that you can clip on the FTR-16s receivers and switch between them and the 2.4 GHz internal system via the strobe menus. No need to remove them unless you want to.

    I’m getting ready to test out the Li-ion batteries this week, but all of them arrived in fine working shape and I charged them to at least 12.6V right out of the box. How nice not to have to put separate batteries in the triggers; one less thing to worry about. The Yongnuo triggers I used to use definitely get flaky when the batteries are low, and their “low battery” indicator has never worked on any of my YN-622 transceivers.

  22. Mike 5 years ago

    I have 4x V850II’s and 3x AD600BM Manuals. I’d like to trigger all 7 with remote power control.. I know the X1 transmitter only lets me control up to 5 groups, but the XT32 lets you control about 20 groups.

    Problem is, the v850II only seems to show 5 (A/B/C/D/E). Is there a way to enable the others?

    No TTL needed, just HSS

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Mike,

      I think you would need the XTR-16s receivers to access the other groups. Godox are still releasing flashes with even only 3 slave groups, which doesn’t make any sense.

      Another option is to stack transmitters, and set the second transmitter and corresponding slave flashes to a different channel.

      • Mike 5 years ago

        Thanks for the reply!
        The XTR-16’s wouldn’t be too bad of a purchase ($40 for a pair, an using the A-E channels for the other 5 lights).

        If I use the XTR-16 as a as a receiver on a V850II.. and the XT32 as a transmitter.. will I still get HSS?
        Can’t find whether or not the XTR16 does HSS. Anything else I “lose” with this route?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 5 years ago

          Yes you should still get HSS. The thing you lose is the ability for the HSS mode to switch on and off automatically on the flash.

          I don’t have a TT600 here at the moment to check, though as long as you can turn the HSS mode on directly on the flash it should be ok.

  23. nixland 5 years ago

    How to turn off each Group?

    • nixland 5 years ago

      Nobody use this flash?

  24. Yann 4 years ago


    May i fire a v850II in optical slave with any another speedlite or studio strobe ?
    Is still there any battery issue nowadays ?


    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Yann,

      Yes the V850II have a basic S1 and S2 optic slave mode, so they can be fired by other flashes.

      I’m not aware of any widespread battery issues, only very few isolated cases in quite a few years now.

  25. TakTahara 4 years ago

    I enjoyed using V850II in addtion to V850.
    The other day, the receiver function did not work.
    Then, I turned off the wireless function of V850II and attached FTR-16S.
    FTR-16S then works as it does on V850.

    I wonder how to recover receiver function of V850II while FTR-16S helps me

  26. jim 4 years ago

    why is HSS only OFF camera on version 2??

  27. Mark 4 years ago

    Just bought this, and it seems that with the Godox V850II speedlite (Flashpoint Li-On Flash) you have to manually turn on the AF assist beam and then wait for it to turn off (appearing in any shots you take with slow shutter speed or high ISO). It DOES NOT simply work when you depress the AF button like most flashes. You can only set it to turn off 10, 20 or 30 seconds after you take the shot (how weird!!!). This doesn’t work with event photography at all! Just bought the flash and couldn’t believe it. Total deal breaker for anyone shooting events in low light I would think….correct me if I’m not understanding how to get the AF beam to work like every other flash I’ve ever owned LOL.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Mark,

      The V850II is a generic single firing pin manual flash, it has no way to communicate AF assist light information with the camera.

      You need the V860II or TT685 for that. (In your case the V860II-C for Canon).

      • Mark 4 years ago

        Thanks for the info! Do you know if the new YN686EX-RT Lithium Speedlite has the same standard functionality with the AF assist beam (same as Canon Flashes)? Thanks!

  28. Chester 4 years ago

    Does it have auto zoom function?

  29. oren 4 years ago

    I own v850II and Xpro controller
    the zoom settings on the controller are not changed on the v850ii
    any solution for that ?

  30. Josh Hall 3 years ago

    I’m a huge fan of the V850 flashes. I’ve been using some at weddings for over 4 years and they are still going strong. Recently I’ve had to buy a V850II because the original versions are no longer being made.

    Problem: the internal radio receiver in the V850II lags (at least in the two copies I received, using an XT32N transmitter). When I change the power levels it will sometimes ignore the 2~3 fire signals after that, and then start working again. It doesn’t always do this, but it does it often enough for it to be a problem at weddings. I was ready to throw them in the garbage, but they can still be fitted with the XTR-16S receivers. I popped on an xtr-16s and the signal lag is gone. Fires every time perfectly. Hope this helps someone.

    • Andy 3 years ago

      If you were to use an XPro transmitter, and set the ‘shoot’ menu option to the multiple users option, that forces it to send the power setting before each shot. I’m presuming that would solve the issue. (the X1T also has a similar C.Fn)

  31. ronky 2 years ago

    Please can I use godox reemix RM ii trigger for my v850ii flash?

  32. Albert 2 years ago

    My godox v850ii charger blinks on the red light and doesn’t change… Please help what’s wrong?

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