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.
GODOX V860II-S FEATURES
- 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.
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.
A 2.5mm Sync Port, and USB Port for firmware updates are also provided.
GODOX V860II SPECS
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.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Godox V860II-S speedlights for Sony are available now from around $179 –
Godox – Website.
Godox – X1T-S Transmitter