GODOX – V860II-N – Nikon TTL Radio Speedlite – Now Available



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

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





The V860II-N have basically all the same functions as the recent TT685N speedlite.

Though the V860II-N 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 TT685N though, the V860II-N 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.




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

The Radio Master interface features 3 remote Groups ( A / B / C ), which can be a mixture of TTL or Remote Manual Groups.

Optic Wireless Master Mode uses the traditional Nikon 3 remote Group System.

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







  • GN 60 (m ISO 100)
  • Powered by 11.1V, 2000mAh Li-ion Battery
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Flash Mode – iTTL /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-N Receivers
  • Mater Groups M / A / B / C
  • Slave Groups A / B / C
  • 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 Nikon 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-N can fire and control other V860II-N 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-N are also compatible with the recent Godox X1-N TTL transmitter and receivers.

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

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




The V860II-N 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.










The Godox V860II-N speedlights for Nikon are available now from around $179 –

Adorama, Amazon, UKEbay


Godox – Website


  1. Will 5 years ago

    Ordered mine last week! Stoked to get the entire setup with the v860ii and ad600 together. I think the ultimate flash system is FINALLY here!!!

  2. Ricardo Gomez 5 years ago

    We won’t know until these get reviewed, but looks like all the boxes are checked. Okay, so you can’t attach an external power pack. With 650 full-power shots available, don’t think that’s really necessary. I’ve done photo shoots using speedlites at 1/4 to 1/2 and barely made it to 600 shots. So yes, I think being purely battery powered will be fine.

    As mentioned on the Canon version of this announcement, I don’t think the plastic hotshoe mount is an issue. I’ve always thought the steel, rubber-covered version to be overrated. With the 560EXII I had, I thought it was finicky than a simple plastic knob. I’ve never worried about these knobs breaking either.

    I used to be completely against using proprietary batteries. But I’m rethinking that in regards to Godox. I’m cautious to buying proprietary equipment when I’m not sure about the company. But Godox has been coming out with great products and they’ve been showing real polish in their marketing and presence. This makes me feel much more comfortable to invest in their products.

    Keep up the great work Godox!

    • Tim Kamppinen 5 years ago

      The problem with no external battery port is not that the battery will die, it’s that you can’t take advantage of the basically instant recycle times available with a battery pack. This is a huge problem with these Godox flashes because they will not fire AT ALL unless the flash is fully recycled. What’s worse, if the on-camera master flash isn’t recycled, not only will it not fire, but it will not fire the slave flashes either, even if they are recycled. So really the 860-II is vastly inferior to a 685 with a battery pack as an on-camera master flash.

  3. Bogdan 5 years ago

    wonder if these will have the same battery issues as mk1… had one a few months back and the battery started swelling after 10 recharges, up to the point where I was afraid I will not be able to get it out of the flash

  4. Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

    We hope that the hot shoe fits right on all Nikon cameras and not only it is secured but also works and does not have loose fit like the V860 (that if I move a fraction of a mm it does not work on my D750)

    Hopefully the 2.5 sync port is also to connect a trigger if other triggering system is to be used (very useful).

    TTL on the V860 was a bit off but not by much, however, hopefully they fixed that.

    So far I never had any problem with any of my batteries (I have 6 of them) so I have to assume that they fixed the earlier problem.

    If the reviews are good I will definitely purchase one along with a set of the new 2.4GH receivers for my V850’s and V860.

  5. Darryl J 5 years ago

    Still saying backordered at Adorama. I am assuming they still need to rebrand these as flashpoint, so availability will be soon.

  6. Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

    Found a review here (the video). No real world but still a initial review:

    • Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

      @Jonas Ericsson

      And here is another vague statement…

      “…One of my favorite parts, these speedlites have a built in Godox 2.4G Wireless X System. This optical transmission with illumination output makes triggering the light off camera a breeze…”

      So does it trigger other Godox flashlight via RADIO 2.4GH wireless? Or is it an optical transmission?

      If it is a radio triggering, it is not optical, right? Optical is the infrared (garbage) system that Nikon uses for its so called Creative Lighting System.

      If it is Radio then I can trigger any flash that sits on the the X1N receiver. That includes the V850 and the V860 (first generation) and basically any flash with hot shoe.

      Until I get a clear answer I would not purchase any new Godox.

      • Tim Kamppinen 5 years ago

        I don’t know why you’re letting yourself get confused by a poorly written sentence in a review. The features of these flashes are well documented in many places, including the Flash Havoc article that we are commenting on. They have built in radio triggers that work seamlessly with the 685’s, 360II’s, AD600, and X1 transmitter as well as a separate optical mode that can be used along with Nikon CLS if you have some need for mixing them in that way.

        • Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

          Thanks Tim. It’s my fault… I read partial articles in hopes to get to the point of it as quickly as possible, not the best way of gathering information 🙁

          I know that the V860II has a 2.4 radio trigger but I was told by Elvis that the X1N receivers will not control the power of the flash they trigger unless it is a TTL flash like the V860.

          I am trying to determine if I can use the V860II to trigger V850’s sitting on X1N receivers or, V850’s with attached new XTR16s (and be able to also control the power remotely).


          • Author
            Flash Havoc 5 years ago

            Motti, the X1R-N receivers can not control the power of V850 because the V850 don’t have the TTL contacts on the foot. All they have is a single firing pin, so a receiver attached to the flash foot can only fire them.

            You can use the V860II to trigger V850’s with attached new XTR-16s receivers, and be able to also control the power remotely. (Also use HSS if you set that manually on the V850).

            This is because the XTR-16s have 4 communication pins, so they can communicate remote manual power levels with the flash.
            As I mentioned previously, its really only with the original V860 the you may need to consider which receiver option is best, because they can do at least remote manual power levels with either the X1R-N receivers or the XTR-16s receivers.

            • Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

              Hi Elvis,

              Very good to know! The XT-16s are also much cheaper. I do not need TTL or HSS, just the ability to be able to fire remote flashes and be able to control their power.

              So I am going to order a few XT-16’s and the V860II immediately.


  7. Tomasz Karpowicz 5 years ago

    I recently bought v860IIN. Everything works well, except wireless master mode. I cannot fire in ttl mode another flash (metz 58 af-1) placed on X1-N receiver. The second flash works in manual mode. The second flash also works properly in ttl mode when I use X1-N transmitter.

    • Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

      Tomasz, Thank you for the info. So a second flash fired by the V860II and sitting on XiN receiver will work but just not in TTL, right?

      …And, if the V860II is mounted on the X1N Tranceiver, the second flash will work in TTL, as long as the second flash has TTl capabilities of course, right?

      Elvis says that the X1N receivers can not control power to none TTL flashes like V850, how do you overcome that?

      Thank you,

  8. Tomasz Karpowicz 5 years ago

    That’s right. Another flash sitting on X1-N receiver fired by the V860II in TTL mode emits only only one weak flash (preflash?) and exposure is almost black. First I suspected that such behavior is caused by my aged metz 58. However the same flash sitting on the same X1-N receiver in exact the same configuration is fired by v860IIN properly in manual mode and also is properly fired by X1-N transmitter. I suspect firmware bug.

    • Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

      Thank you, Tomasz

  9. al 5 years ago

    If the Godox X1T-N Transmitter is installed in the Nikon camera hot shoe, can it really control the Godox V860IIN off camera all by itself? or does the Godox X1T-N Receiver must be installed in the flash also to be controlled? I thought the receiver was for Nikon flashes only. Most dealers sell the flash and the transmitter as a kit. Please advise, I am confused on this…

    • Tim Kamppinen 5 years ago

      Yes, it really can. The 860II has a built in receiver/transmitter.

      • al 5 years ago

        Could you please elaborate a little on how to set it up? The instruction book does not indicate the steps to do so so. Thank you for your assistance… Regards

  10. taylor 5 years ago

    any idea if there are any fakes? ebay has one listed from China for $120..

  11. Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

    Sounds fake. The average price is around 140 £ or 200 $. At least at ebay.uk.co
    Just ordered from UK (I’m in Sweden). The flash plus trigger for 180 £ + shipping.

  12. Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

    Here’s a instruction video:

  13. Mark 5 years ago

    Anyone else having problems with these mounted on D750?

    I’m having horrible intermittent problems trying to trigger off-camera V860IIn with an on-camera V860IIn, in fact, I can barely get them to fire at all. I just got six of these and they are all behaving the same way.

    Another issue, when I set the on-camea flash to not fire it still fires. The only time it wont fire is if I turn off all groups.

  14. Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

    Sorry to hear about your bad experience with the new V860II and the Nikon D750. I have the D750 and wanted to purchase the V860II to be on camera flash and trigger other flashes, I am going to wait until Godox make things smooth and right. Thank you for your input.

  15. John Crozier 5 years ago

    Hey motti
    I talked with mark and he had that flashes set to optical triggering rather than radio. I think he sorted it out just fine.

    • Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

      Hi @john
      Thank you for the comment. That’s much better. I wonder if they improved the AF assist light, it is pretty bad on the V860.

      Thanks again.

  16. Ted Lansing 5 years ago

    iTTL not working when controlling SB-910 with attached X1R-N by TT685N or V860iiN: Configuration is:
    – Master: Nikon D810 with either Godox V860iiN aka FlashPoint Zoom LiOn (FW version 1.3) or Godox TT685N aka FlashPoint Zoom (FW version 2.8)
    – Slave: Nikon SB-910 with Godox X1R-N (FW v15 or v16)

    iTTL works just fine when the SB-910 with attached X1R-N is controlled by the X1T-N transceiver. The configuration is:
    – Master: Nikon D810 with Godox X1T-N (FW v18)
    – Slave: Nikon SB-910 with Godox X1R-N (FW v15 or v16)

    What Am I missing? Is there something I would need to enable in the master flashes to make it work?

    • Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

      I didn’t know that the X1R-N is suppose to able TTL on TTL, none Godox, flashes. I thought that the only TTL you can get off camera is when using Godox TTL flashes,

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Ted,

      Thanks for that.

      I don’t have the TT685N or V860II-N, though I tried with the AD360II-N as master, and after V13 on the X1R-N receiver I found the TTL is way overexposed. Manual power levels are still working, just the TTL is way out.

      So I would think this is an issue with V14 / 15 / 16 on the X1R-N receivers.

      Maybe others will have some more feedback on this though.

    • Fabio 5 years ago

      I have the same problem. TTL is not working when the SB-910 + X1R-N is being trigger by V860iiN. The image is extremely over exposed and the exposure compensation doesn’t do a thing.

      I do weddings, so the point of buying the V860iiN was to trigger my SB-910s during the reception. I can believe they overlooked this problem, a TTL trigger (V860iiN) that does NOT trigger in TTL! I’ll be returning the V860iiN and the X1R.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 5 years ago

        Ok thanks for the feedback anyway Fabio.

        The separate receivers appear to be paying the price sometimes for firmware updates to the units with radio built-in.

  17. Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

    From the article above:
    “While original Nikon TTL speedlites can also be included in the system by attaching X1R-N receivers to their feet.”

    • Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

      Oh, I see. They claim that original flashes work with TTL on the X1R. I believe that Canon flashes work much better than the Nikons. I would say that it’s Nikon messing up with the firmware so third party products don’t work well with their products.

      • Ted Lansing 5 years ago

        Hi Motti,
        I have been shooting with the Nikon D810 with the X1T-N transceiver and remote SB-910 with attached X1R-N receiver in TTL or manual mode. It works as advertised, very reliably.
        The only issue I found is that using the TT685 or the v860ii as a master unit to control the SB-910 with attached X1R-N leads to overexposed images. This seems to be a issue in the current firmware of either the receiver or the transmitter in the flashes. I am certain that Godox will correct this. In my opinion, it is a minor bug in an overall absolutely excellent flash system.

  18. Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

    @fabio, how about putting the SB-910+ X1R-N on the camera and trigger the V860II in TTL? Would that work?

  19. Motti Bembaron 5 years ago

    Hi Ted,
    It’s good to know. The V860 (version 1) put on the D750 or D3 works fine as TTL. I will wait a bit until Godox irons their bugs before I go forward. My goal is to have the V860II as my on-camera flash and two V850 and the V860 as off camera flashes.

    Right now between bad focus assist of the V860II and some bugs reported on the same flash this will have to wait.

    I could use the X1R-N connected to my SB-910 through PC connection and trigger the V860 and V850. I don’t care for TTL so much really. I was hoping that by using the V860II I will avoid the discomfort of cables and triggers stuck to the flash head with velcro (or sits on a bracket and makes it even more cumbersome)

  20. Sandalsfootacious 5 years ago

    Hey all, have any of you run into the problem of the white bounce card being pulled completely out of the flash?

    It’s happens to my v850, v860 and tt685.

    I’ve had to open the head up just to put the card back in as I can’t find a way to slip it back in the way it came out. With out it you can’t pull out the wide angle panel 🙁

  21. Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

    Hi Sandalsfootacious.
    I had the same problem but was able to squeeze it back in place and now it seems to sit tight. Had to press pretty hard though.
    Must be a weird construction if you hade the same issue with all the other flashes.

    • Sandalsfootacious 5 years ago

      Hey Jonas,

      Yeah I tried pushing it back in with not much luck except bending the white cards imprinting permanent creases 🙁

      I’ve removed the heads to fit them back in and they are usually secure for maybe 8-15 uses then somehow it comes out again.

    • Sandalsfootacious 5 years ago

      Hey Jonas,

      Yeah I tried pushing it back in with not much luck except bending the white cards inprinting permanant creases 🙁

  22. Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

    If you remove the head, then maybe you could tape the card to make it a bit wider?
    Have you told Godox about the issue?

  23. Adri 5 years ago

    Hi, just a little “bug report” after first quick test (Nikon version, current firmware (v2.3)):

    When shooting I usually switch forth and back between
    (N) normal mode direct on camera
    (M) radio master mode

    1.) Zoom settings are lost when switching between radio modes (N) and (M): It’s always reset to “manual zoom 24mm”. Really annoying.

    2.) Zoom and exposure correction settings are lost when turning off the flash without having taken a photo with the new settings. (Not a big thing but annoying if you optimize settings prior to a planned shooting and turn off the flash…)

    3.) Exposure correction for master flash is LINKED between modes (N), (M) etc.
    This is quite annoying:
    When in normal mode on cam (N) I usually want no exposure compensation.
    When in master mode (M) I usually want the master to be at -1.3 EV.

    4.) Not a bug but still annoying: Would be nice if you could deactivate certain modes in custom functions. Now you have to cycle through
    – Radio Master
    – Radio Slave
    – Normal on Cam
    – IR Master
    – IR Slave

  24. Julian Eales 5 years ago

    Hi, Just got one of these but can’t get it to fire on pocket wizard flex tt5. Any advice please? Do I need to use a pc cable or should it it work through the hotshot. Thanks

  25. Terry 5 years ago

    What is the main differences in the Ving V850II and the V860II

  26. Mike 5 years ago

    Terry the V850II is only manual, whereas the V860II is also TTL


  27. Terry 5 years ago

    Thanks Mike

  28. Lorna 5 years ago

    Two questions:

    1) Is there a manual for this flash available online?

    2) I ordered some of the V850IIs, not realizing the AF assist lamp stays on a minimum of 10 seconds, and you have to press a button to turn it on…this doesn’t work for me at all as a wedding photographer. The red grid shows up in every image.

    I really need an AF assist lamp that will turn on automatically when the camera tries to focus, or at least (most importantly) turn off when the shutter fires. Can anyone confirm that this flash does that, and the AF assist doesn’t just stay on?


  29. Terry 5 years ago

    Yes their is a PDF file available here http://www.godox.com/EN/Download.html

  30. ellery 5 years ago

    Anyone has an update on the across platform control i.e. a x1T S, N or C can control a v860II that is not of the same platform like the AD360II.

  31. Terry 5 years ago

    Not quite sure what you mean here, are you talking about rebadged Godox flashs ?if you are the X1T should control all Godox and rebadged Godox lights

  32. ren 5 years ago

    So I want to share my findings with everyone.

    I was having so much problem getting the X1Tn and the 860IIn to sync via radio. The way I intended on using it was using a CB mini bracket with the flash almost on axis to the lens, using the X1Tn to trigger it via TTL radio. The connection was really weird in the ways that made me believe the flashes were defective (I got 3 units). The flash would fire intermittently. As soon as it disconnects, I would hold the two units close to one another to confirm settings, hitting the test button constantly while trying to get the flash to fire (it doesn’t).

    What I ended up finding out is that there is actually a MINIMUM distance required between the X1Tn and the flash, at about 1 ft. Any closer, none of the changes on the X1T will sync over nor would it fire. I would appreciate it if anyone can confirm this with me.

    So for something closer than 12 inches, just use a flash cord…

    • Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

      Firmware uppdate 16 delivers this:
      To add the triggering operation at close range: Press the TEST Button to power the transmitter on, holding on until the STATUS indicator lamp blinks for 2 times. Now the wireless remote distance is from 0 to 30 meters.

  33. christopher 5 years ago

    Has anyone a problem with this flash and TTL with Nikon D500? It doesnt work correctly

  34. Mitch 5 years ago

    How do you get to Groups D & E, for “remote manual” operation? I only see A,B,and C? How do you set it on the Master and Slave Flashes?


  35. Mitch 5 years ago

    How do you get to Groups D & E, for “remote manual” operation? I only see A,B,and C? How do you set it on the Master and Slave Flashes?


    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Mitch,

      Is there any chance you have pretty old firmware in the flash?, as the D & E groups where only added in later firmware.

  36. Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

    Hi Mitch. Do you trigger the flash with X1-TN?
    If so you could toggle 3 or 5 groups in custom functions:
    C.Fn-06 – Switch between 3 and 5 groups in GR Group Mode – [ 03 = 3 groups ] [ 05 = 5 groups ]

  37. mitch 5 years ago

    I was actually using 1 of my 860s as a master (on camera) to trigger the 2 860s, so I guess in that config you only get A,B,C.

    I believe firmware the firmware was the latest – I remember .13 (I’m not home right now.)

    I did just purchase the X1-TN though, to serve as master, so C.Fn-06 will help – thank you! Still – how do you disignate group D & E on the remote flashes, for remote manual?

    Thanks much!

    • Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

      I have not tried that Mitch. Only use A and B.

  38. Mitch 5 years ago

    “2 more remote Groups ( D / E ), can be set to Remote Manual only.”

    All – I still don’t see where on the 860II for Nikon that you can set a D/E group for remote manual – I only see A,B,C.

    I did just get the transmitter, and that DOES support A-E, but this review specifically the 860ii also has that support. i’m on v1.3 of the firmware.

    Thanks for any help.


    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      You definitely have the flash in radio master mode, not optic maser mode?

      I don’t have the V860II-N here to check on this now. Though I know thought people have been using the 5 groups.

      • Mitch 5 years ago

        Thanks for the reply – yes – definitely do – NOT the lightning bolt, but a green (master) screen with the antenna icon on the top left. Only showing ABC. If I scroll past c, it goes back to A. Mine are branded Flashpoints, not godox, but they’re they 860r2 for Nikons, w/ 1.3 firmware. No sign of a D&E in master or slave mode.

        • Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

          Looked att my (have the Godox version) and I only have M / A / B / C in radio master mode. Latest firmware.

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 5 years ago

            Ok sorry guys. It sound like they must still be 3 groups only then.

            I can’t recall what the story is with this now. There were a number of things Godox were about to implement which haven’t eventuated as yet (like cross brand radio slave compatibility like the AD360II now have), but I though the 5 groups where already in the V860II-N.

            I have the same thing written in the Godox System Overview Guide and no one has mentioned it there previously either. I’ll change the posts back to 3 groups anyway until I can find out what the story is.

            Sorry for the misleading post / confusion.

            • Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

              Thank’s Elv!
              Can you explain what group M do?

              • Author
                Flash Havoc 5 years ago

                Group M is controlling the master flash itself. So you have the master unit on camera, and 3 more off camera / remote groups.

                • Jonas Ericsson 5 years ago

                  Off course. (embarrassed)

            • Mitch 5 years ago

              Well, the x1-tN supports D&E, and the little snapin receivers for the older Godox products (the smal receivers that have the rotary dial for group) support A-E & 0-9, but the flashes themselves don’t seem to only have A,B & C. I don’t know why that can’t updated in firmware – seems silly it is the way it is.

              I use 1 flash for the background, 1 for key, 1 for fill, and 1 for backlight, so I would definitely take advantage of the extra groups. I can use S1 mode, but not as reliable.

              Thanks for this great site, and if anyone else has some thoughts about D&E on these flashes, please chime in.

              • Author
                Flash Havoc 5 years ago

                We have been working on the new TTL transmitter designs, and interestingly its Godox that wants up to 16 groups.

                Between 5 and 10 was on the wish list, but one of things I thought would be unlikely. Due to the design I’m actually hoping the cap it at 10 groups.

                I’m not sure how many will be TTL capable though.

  39. Mitch 5 years ago

    Ok – So I’m now on my 2nd x1t transceiver, and same results as the first… I see NO auto-focus light being beamed out when I focus! NOTHING. The switch is on, but instead of the expected red light, I get nada.

    Tried both of them on both a d7200 and d600, and same results.

    Is it some sort of invisible light, because I just don’t get it?

    Thanks for any help, as always.

  40. Mitch 5 years ago

    DISREGARD- I found it turned OFF in the function 6 feature… but it is VERY dim – after 6 feet or so, you can’t even see it anymore. Pretty useless, right?

  41. Leon 5 years ago

    Hi, has anyone noticed that this flash automatically goes into “TTL BL” mode if you raise or turn the flash head around? There is no option to disable that like the Nikon flashes do, which is quite annoying.

  42. Richard 5 years ago

    Question…what’s the difference between the V860 and the V860II ?

  43. Jim Setzer 5 years ago

    I’ve had a pair of these for a couple of months now and I just posted my review up on YouTube. https://youtu.be/iiEdsjB_i6o Enjoy!


  44. Malith 4 years ago

    Any place to download the 1.3 Firmware for the V860II Nikon flash?
    Kindly send me a working link or a downloadable file if anyone have.

    Thank you

  45. Raj 3 years ago

    Want to know if i can use this with my Nikon D3100

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 3 years ago

      Hi Raj,

      Yes it should work with your D3100.

      Though the D3100 camera does not provide Auto FP (High Speed Sync) with any flash models.

  46. dendeed 3 years ago

    I have a newbie question about remote actions. I own the v860 iin and and old Yongnuo YN685 that doesnt sync with my Nikon 610. If I use one of them bounced on camera hotshoe – will it make the other one fire? which should I hook where? I understand the Yongnuo won’t work through TTL. Thanks

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 3 years ago

      Hi Dendeed,

      I don’t think the YN685 actually have an optic slave mode, so if you can use the YN685 in manual mode on the camera hotshoe, you could set the V860II to S1 optic slave mode to fire off camera a well.

      Unless you need the YN685 for something particular, it would be a lot more practical to trade if for even an inexpensive manual Godox TT600 (which is compatible with the Godox radio system, and V860II).

  47. Steadyllic 3 years ago

    I was very disappointed to discover that no HSS is possible if you use the 860N on camera as a master. Poring over the manual I discovered that “Multi flash mode cannot be set in high-speed sync mode”, which is a pity since I thought I could spare a transmitter on my Nikons.

    Works fine though if you put it above a good old X1T-N. What is funny is that you end up then having double commands, because you stay in the master unit setting. I found it wise to use FEC adjustments only for the “M” on the flash (to adjust its exposure ratio) and to leave all the adjustments for remote flashes to the X1T-N.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 3 years ago

      Hi Steadyllic,

      Something is wrong there, the V860N should work with HSS in Master mode.

      Multi flash mode is not related to Master mode, Multi flash mode is where the flash fires a number of times in one frame, to allow creative effects etc.

  48. Tiffany Johnson 3 years ago

    I have went thru 3 of these flashes. All of them failing to fire. I shoot weddings and events. All the flashes quit at various times and took anywhere from 2-30 minutes before the flash would fire again. There is no rhyme or reason that I can tell. I read somewhere that Godox has it setup so that it will cause the flash not to fire so the battery does not over heat. Is this correct? Is there a work around? I feel like this flash SHOULD be fine for events/weddings without triggering flash to stop firing. I think this 3rd flash is going to have to go back. I can’t have a flash that I never know when it will or will not work.

    • John Wilson 3 years ago

      Hi Tiffany!

      Page 56 of the manual explains how over temperature protection works and tells you under what circumstance it cuts in at various power levels.

      The manual is here http://www.godox.com/EN/InstructionManual/Godox_V860IIN_20190104.pdf

      All the modern flashes I’ve used have similar mechanisms to avoid destroying the flash tub or melting something in the head.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 3 years ago

      Hi Tiffany,

      As John pointed out, the flashes do have overheat protection. And Godox’s limit is definitely not as good as Canon or Nikon’s speedlites for example.

      Though Godox have a new round head speedlight coming in a few months, so hopefully that will address the issue and provide higher limits.

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