Flashpoint Zoom Li-on III R2 TTL Speedlight review

Also sold as the Godox VING V860III, the upgraded edition of Adorama’s Li-ion RF wireless flashgun shines its little (extra) light

Flashpoint Zoom Li-on III R2 TTL Speedlight
(Image: © Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A powerful flashgun available in Canon, Nikon and Sony dedicated flavors, the new edition of Adorama’s ‘exclusive’ Zoom Li-on III R2 TTL Speedlight ticks all of the boxes on a demanding photographer’s wish list, plus a few more besides. Also sold as the Godox VING V860III, the extensive feature-set includes a barrage of operating modes including high-speed sync and programmable stroboscopic output, a built-in wireless RF transceiver and plenty of flash power on tap, along with a generous motorized zoom range of 20-200mm, all driven by a rechargeable Li-ion power pack. The new version also adds a constant LED lamp, ideal for modelling and even for close-range stills and video capture. It’s a high-end piece of kit at a very competitive price.


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    Li-ion battery pack for staying power and fast recycling

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    10-level LED constant/modelling lamp

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    New ‘quick switch’ for TTL/manual flash selection


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    No diffusion dome or color filters supplied

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    Old-fashioned interface

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    No weather-seals

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We expect a lot from the best flashguns nowadays. Going far above and beyond the call of simple flash duty, this new and improved model from Adorama boasts pretty much all of the high-end features you could hope for, and then some. Currently available in dedicated versions to suit Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras, it’s technically a ‘Flashpoint’ branded version of the similarly new, high-performance Godox VING V860III flashgun, which is available in all of the above dedicated options, plus additional alternatives for Fujifilm, Olympus/Panasonic and Pentax.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.