GODOX – V860II-C – Canon TTL Radio Speedlite – Now Available

GODOX V860II-C

 

Godox have released the full featured TTL and HSS enabled Ving V860II-C speedlite for Canon Cameras, with Godox 2.4GHz X series radio transceivers built inside.

The V860II-C provide both Radio Master and Slave modes, as well as Canon Optic Wireless Master and Slave modes.

 

GODOX V860II-C

 

The V860II-C have basically all the same functions as the recent TT685C speedlite.

Though the V860II-C 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 TT685C though, the V860II-C do not provide any external HV battery pack port.

Please also see more details in the hands on review of the original V860C speedlite here.

 

GODOX V860II-C

 

The V860II-C provide both Radio, and Optic Wireless, Master and Slave modes.

And (from firmware V1.3 onwards) the V860II-C provide the full 5 Group Canon GR Group Mode Radio Master interface, where TTL and Manual Groups can be mixed. (Requires 2012 onwards cameras).

Optic Wireless Master Mode uses the traditional Canon 3 Group System.

A large dot matrix LCD display provides easy access to the master interface and functions.

 

GODOX V860II-C

 

GODOX V860II-C FEATURES

 

  • GN 60 (m ISO 100)
  • Powered by 11.1V, 2000mAh Li-ion Battery
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Flash Mode – ETTL /M / Multi
  • 1st Curtain Sync / 2nd Curtain Sync
  • FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 stops)
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd increments)
  • Flash Zoom 20 – 200mm
  • Radio Master & Slave Modes for Godox 2.4GHz X Radio System
  • Godox Canon / Nikon / Sony TTL Radio Slave Modes
  • Compatible with Godox X1T-C / X1T-N / X1T-S TTL Transmitters, and X1R-C Receivers
  • Mater Groups A / B / C / D / E  (In GR Mode – Requires 2012 Onward Cameras)
  • Slave Groups A / B / C / D / E
  • 32 Channels
  • Range to 100 m
  • Compatible with Godox XTR-16s Receiver, & XT-32 / XT-16 Transmitters
  • Compatible with Godox FTR-16s Receivers, & FT-16 Transmitter
  • Optic Master & Slave Modes for Canon Optic Wireless System
  • 3 Remote Groups A / B / C
  • 4 Channels
  • Range – Line of Sight
  • 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 Dot Matrix LCD Screen
  • AF Assist Light
  • Foot Clamping Ring with Locking Pin
  • Sound Prompt
  • Custom Functions
  • Settings Memory
  • Overheat Protection
  • USB Port for Firmware Updates
  • Communication Port (For XTR-16s / FTR-16s Receivers)
  • 2.5mm Sync Port

 

 

Used as a Radio Master flash on-camera the V860II-C can fire and control other V860II-C speedlites off-camera, set to Radio Slave mode, as well as a growing range of Godox studio lights, portable lights, and speedlites.

These include the recent TTL and HSS enabled AD600B strobes, and the AD360II-C / AD360II-N / AD360-S bare bulb flash units.

Godox Remote Manual flash units like the popular AD360 bare bulb flashes and original V850 speedlites can also be included in the system using clip on XTR-16/s receiver units.

 

GODOX Master Flash

 

The V860II-C are also compatible with the recent Godox X1-C TTL transmitter and receivers.

An X1T-C transmitter mounted on the camera hotshoe can control a number of remote V860II-C speedlights (and other Godox flashes) off camera.

While original Canon TTL speedlites can also be included in the system by attaching X1R-C receivers to their feet.

 

GODOX X1

 

The V860II-C are also backward compatible with Godox’s Remote Manual XT32XT-16, and legacy 433MHz FT-16, trigger sets

A 4 pin Communication Port provides compatibility with the XTR-16s, and FTR-16s clip-on radio receivers. (Also used with the original V850 and V860 speedlites).

A 2.5mm Sync Port, and USB Port for firmware updates are also provided.

 

GODOX V860II

 

GODOX V860II SPECS

 

GODOX V860II

 

Another thing that may be worth noting, is that the V860II-C (at the time of writing this) currently only provide a Canon compatible Radio Slave mode.

Though Godox do (at this stage) have intentions of adding Nikon and Sony Radio Slave modes to the V860II-C through future firmware updates (as they have already done with the AD360II-C / AD360II-N strobes).

And the Godox radio slave modes are generally auto switching, so Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras can then be conveniently used at the same time, with the same set of slave flashes.

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Godox V860II-C speedlites for Canon are available now from around $179 –

Adorama, Amazon, UKEbay

 

Godox – Website.

Godox – X1T-C Transmitter

 

 

 

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91 Comments
  1. Andy 5 months ago

    I had high hope for this one (or Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL from Adorama where I bought it). After several months using it, the flash TTL develops problem. Sometimes it is way underexposed or overexposed, and I have to turn off flash , take it out, and put it back in.
    This is very frustrating during the wedding reception. Luckily I still keep my Canon 600EX-RT which is working great. I know many of you had no problem with Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL, but mine may be defected.

    So, I now go back to Canon. I wish Canon can have Li-on battery so that I don’t need battery pack anymore.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 5 months ago

      Hi Andy,

      If you let the brands team at Adorama know (brands@Adorama.com) they should be able to help you with a replacement.

      The last time I checked (some time ago now) the V860II-C was giving less consistent TTL results than even my original V860C. Though it sounds like you have a much more noticeable problem, and it wasn’t there originally so something must be wrong.

      • Andy 5 months ago

        Thanks Flashhavoc. I’ll shoot a note to Adorama.

        • Andy 3 months ago

          FYI, Adorama contacted me with instruction about cleaning the contact both on flash and camera hot shoe. I did many times, and it still happened once in a while. Like last week wedding photo shoot, there was several cases when flash won’t fire when I the couple walking towards the reception stage.
          Adorama keeps asking me to record the video of the problem! and How can I do that while I can’t predict when the problem occurs. Sad.
          I won’t buy another speedlite from flashpoint until they fix the problem. Other Flashpoint works ok

          • the flasher 3 months ago

            hi i had a similar problem with Godox and Pixel king flashes

            …. sometimes when pointing the camera down the flash would not fire or else I would get inaccurate exposure….

            turned out it was loose screws in the hot shoe.

            You need to undo the 4 screws holding the shoe assembly to the body of the flash, then look inside and you will see another 4 screws holding the metal foot to the plastic case. tighten these up and you should be good as new!

            The other problem I experienced was some kind of electrical failure in the circuitry, the symptoms are: inaccurate TTL flash exposure but works fine in Manual power mode.

          • Andy 2 months ago

            I’ve been asked to return TTL flash for repaired or exchanged.
            A week later they sent me Manual flashes (2)! This is absolutely wrong. Then they asked me to send those flashes back again. Then 2 days later, they sent me email to ask for $223.18 difference.

            I’ve been sent to 4 different agents…and this is sick!

            no more Adorama.

            • Author
              FLASH HAVOC 2 months ago

              Hi Andy,

              That’s not good to hear. Though if anyone is having issues with any Adorama service I would recommend contacting Helen Oster – helen@adorama.com as she can usually sort things out pretty quickly.

              Also for Flashpoint, or any of the home brand gear, contact brands@adorama.com to begin with, as they are much more familiar with the Flashpoint etc gear than the general customer service.

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