Godox VING V860III TTL flashgun review

The Li-ion powered Godox VING V860III TTL is a powerful flashgun with a mighty feature list, available in a wide range of dedicated versions to suit all popular camera brands

Godox VING V860III TTL
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A powerful TTL flashgun available in a wealth of Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, and Pentax dedicated flavors, the updated V860III ticks all of the boxes on a demanding photographer’s wish list, and a few more besides. 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. And everything’s driven by a rechargeable Li-ion power pack. The new version also adds a constant LED lamp, ideal for modeling and even for close-range stills and video capture. We think it’s a great bit of kit at a bargain price.

Pros

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    Li-ion battery pack for stamina and fast recycling

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    10-level LED constant/modelling lamp

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    ‘Quick switch’ for TTL/manual flash selection

Cons

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    Old-fashioned (classic?) interface

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    No weather-seals

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We expect a lot from flash guns nowadays. Going far above and beyond the call of simple flash duty, this new and improved model from Godox boasts pretty much all of the high-end features you could hope for and then some. Currently available in dedicated versions for pretty much any camera brand you can think of, it’s also sold as an Adorama exclusive, branded as the Flashpoint Zoom Li-on III R2 TTL Speedlight. However, the Flashpoint edition is only sold in Canon, Nikon, and Sony dedicated versions.

(Image credit: Matthew Richards)
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Available versionsCanon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax
Max output (ISO 100, metres)Gn 60/197ft
Bounce (degrees)-7 to 120 degrees
Swivel (left/right)150/180 degrees
Zoom Range20-200mm
Manual Power Settings1/1 to 1/256
AF-assist beamRed lamp/LED
WirelessMaster/Slave RF (100m/330ft)
Additional Flash ModesHSS, RC, Strobe
Supplied accessoriesPouch, stand, charger
Dimensions (WxHxD)75x59x195mm/7.7x3.0x2.3in
Weight (excl batteries)530g/18.7oz

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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! 


His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 


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