GODOX – V860II-S – Sony TTL Radio Speedlite – Now Available



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

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




The V860II-S have basically all the same functions as the recent TT685S speedlite.

Though the V860II-S 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 TT685S though, the V860II-S 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-S 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 Sony 2 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 – TTL /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-S 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 Sony Optic Wireless System
  • 2 Remote Groups A / B
  • 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 (Works With Sony DSLR’s Only, Not Mirrorless)
  • 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-S can fire and control other V860II-S 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-S are also compatible with the recent Godox X1-S TTL transmitter and receivers.

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

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




The V860II-S 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.








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

Though Godox do (at this stage) have intentions of adding Canon and Nikon Radio Slave modes to the V860II-S 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.





The Godox V860II-S speedlights for Sony are available now from around $179 –

Adorama, Amazon, UKEbay


Godox – Website.

Godox – X1T-S Transmitter





  1. bogorad 11 months ago

    Finally!! Ordering mine.

  2. Donald 11 months ago

    As more manufacturers start to bring out TTL metering, its time to compare how well each TTL works.

  3. Kurnia Lim 11 months ago

    I wonder when will godox release x1s-r, so I can also us sync cord for non godox strobes

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 11 months ago

      Hi Kurnia,

      The X1R-S receivers won’t be available until later in the year, possibly around October.

  4. Marko 11 months ago

    Got mine today, works as advertised :) It is nice that the flash automatically switches to HSS mode, when necessary, used either directly on the camera or when in a radio slave mode triggered by X1T-S (as opposed to my V850 + XTR16s, where you have to remember to set flash to work in HSS mode).

  5. Marko 11 months ago

    Can’t seem to find an option to manually activate the AF assist light …

  6. ankh 10 months ago


    I would like to know if it is possible to sync the flash with the a6000 without trigger ?

    perhaps with the built flash or the wifi.


    • Peter Kent 10 months ago

      It will trigger in manual S1 or S2 mode but not in TTL mode.

  7. Mark 10 months ago

    I got my Sony and Nikons yesterday. If anyone has figured out how to cross brand trigger remotes I’d love to hear your set up. I’m trying to use a 860VIIs on-camera to trigger off-camera V860IIn and so far I have not been able to figure out the configuration.

    • Peter Kent 10 months ago

      They can’t yet, only the AD600 and (I think) the AD360II can cross trigger. It’s expected that Godox will eventually release a firmware update to the V860II and TT865 in the future that will add this feature to those models as well.

      • Mark 10 months ago

        Thanks Peter for the info!

  8. Peter Kent 10 months ago

    So I got my V860II-s and X1T-s today, I’ve found that High Speed Sync, HSS, only syncs properly with the X1T-s in TTL mode.

    Attempting to sync the flash in manual mode with the X1T-s 2.4GHz transmitter doesn’t sync properly leaving the top of the frame either brighter or darker at any power setting but switching the flash to TTL works fine.

    With the flash attached to the camera’s hot shoe (a6300) HSS works fine in all modes, it’s just when using it off camera in manual mode.

    Hopefully there will be a firmware update soon to fix this because Off camera manual HSS is how I intend to use it mostly and it seems to be it’s only failure :(

    • Yann 10 months ago

      I suppose that when using the X1T-S in TTL + HSS mode you can shift the TTL value ?
      It would be like using a semi manual mode of some sort I presume, right ?

  9. Robert Collins 9 months ago


    I encountered a number of problems with getting HSS to work in manual mode (especially with the X1T-S). However I subsequently upgraded the firmware and everything has been resolved. Are you on the latest firmware?

  10. cesar 3 months ago

    Hello, you can put a charge boost to the Godox V860II – C flash as Power pack PB960 to recharge faster ?
    Thank you

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 months ago

      Hi cesar,

      No, if you want to use a PB960 for faster recycle times you would need to get the TT685C flash instead, as they provide the external high voltage battery port to connect the PB960 to.

  11. Jim Setzer 3 months 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!


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