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Godox Ving V860III TTL Li-Ion Flash Kit for Sony Cameras

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Godox Ving V860III TTL Li-Ion Flash Kit for Sony Cameras
Key Features
  • Built-In X Wireless Radio System
  • Recycling 1.5 sec Full Power
  • Guide Number: 197' at ISO 100
  • Battery Gives 480 Full-Power Flashes
Power, speed, and integrated radio transmission make the Ving V860III TTL Li-Ion Flash Kit from Godox a hard-to-beat option for your Sony cameras. Fully compatible with TTL systems, the Ving V860III supports many advanced functions and features. Also, it features the Godox X wireless radio system, which provides both master and slave TTL functionality at a distance. On top of this, the flash is powerful and versatile, featuring a guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm along with a zoom range of 20-200mm. And this flash runs off a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack that ensures fast recharge with a capacity of up to 480 full-power flashes.
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Godox V860III Overview

Power, speed, and integrated radio transmission make the Ving V860III TTL Li-Ion Flash Kit from Godox a hard-to-beat option for your Sony cameras. Fully compatible with TTL systems, the Ving V860III supports many advanced functions and features. Also, it features the Godox X wireless radio system, which provides both master and slave TTL functionality at a distance. On top of this, the flash is powerful and versatile, featuring a guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm along with a zoom range of 20-200mm. And this flash runs off a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack that ensures fast recharge with a capacity of up to 480 full-power flashes.

For general operation, the Ving V860III features full bounce flash capabilities, including tilting and rotation left and right. As a TTL-compatible unit, this flash offers support for high-speed sync, flash exposure compensation, 1st and 2nd curtain sync, and much more. Additionally, it can function as an optical master or slave unit if needed.

Godox V860III Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number196.9' / 60 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
20 to 200 mm
Auto Zoom HeadYes
Bounce HeadNone
Swivel HeadNone
Flash Duration1/300 to 1/20000 Second
Recycle TimeApprox. 1.5 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationModeling Light
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlSony ADI / P-TTL, Manual
Flash ModesHi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Flash Compensation-1/1 to +1/4 EV
Wireless
Wireless Channels32
Wireless Groups5
Power
Internal Power1 x Rechargeable
External Power Pack CompatibleNo
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera Terminal2.5 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D)7.7 x 3 x 2.3" / 195 x 75 x 59 mm
Weight18.7 oz / 530 g (with Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 8 x 4"

Godox V860III Reviews

Not perfect but does a great j

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-24

I like this flash better than the V1. The 860V3 recycles a bit faster, the rectangle head is better for bounce flash and the TTL feature works amazing unlike the V1. My first 860V3 I had over 9 months then the hot shoe started to get loose. I returned it to B&H for a full refund then bought a 2nd one. The main drawback on all these godox and I'm sure other flashes they aren't designed to shoot 1/1 full power for long. Eventually they will start to overheat and the recycle time will decrease. So you have to be smart on how you use them. Having said that I also use AD100 & AD200 for off camera flash with the 860.

Flash Head Melted

By Mike
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-31

At first I really liked this flash and it's functionality. After a few uses with my Canon 70d the clear plastic on the flash head started to overheat and melt. It got so hot it left a burn mark on the plastic wide angle diffuser as well. B&H was very accommodating with my return and gave me a new flash. Unfortunately a few months and a few uses later the same thing happened again. Once again B&H was very accommodating and gave me another new flash. I'm hoping the 3rd time is a charm but I don't think this flash has any sensor to let itself know when it's overheating. Wish me luck.

Outstanding recycle time, but breaks

By David
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-10

This is a major upgrade in recycle time from the v860ii, and I love the modeling lamp/focus assist. But I have to submit a claim now because the lamp burned out after only 2 months. Also, the hotshot mounts break easily. Godox needs to fix these design issues.

Impressive flash for a better price

By Matthew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

This flash uses a rechargeable lithium battery so you don't need to mess with AAs. I really like being able to control other Godox lights like a transmitter and it responds well to using it off camera. I had a couple of hick-ups early on using it in conjunction with other lights but that may have been user error. The location of the modeling light was actually beneficial to how I was using it and helped my camera get a good focus lock on subjects in a dark area while the flash head wasn't pointed directly at them. I need to put it through its paces more and do some direct comparisons to my Nikon speedlights, but so far I like it.

Better than expected

By Matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-14

I bought two of these for a wedding last week after searching all over the place for Nikon brand speed lights. I have to say I do not regret my purchase at all. These speed lights are incredible. The Li-Ion batteries give you a fast cycle time and last a very long time between charges.

Love it but no TTL HSS when using with Canon R5/ R6

By Sarah
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-09

I really wanted to like this flash. (Love the recycle time, great battery life, quick switch from TTL to manual and how it can work with the other flashes in the godox line via their triggers etc,) but if you use this with the Canon R5 / R6, the HSS does NOT work in TTL mode. It will only fire at 100% output @ 1/250 or faster. (Yes, you can adjust the flash compensation to -3 and correct the exposure when at 1/250 sec but you are limited only to 1/250 sec. since the flash exposure compensation is limited to -3 when in TTL.) Many vendors list it as fully compatible and would not give me a straight answer so I contacted Godox directly to see if they were working on a fix for this and they said that they are aware but are working on it. So there is no ETA for a fix. This obviously will not be a deal breaker from everyone but since I shoot events I am really disappointed that I can only use this great flash in the evenings. Using this flash as a ETTL daylight fill is not possible with my cameras. Tip- look at Godox's website directly to view the actual list of cameras that are 100% fully compatible, before you buy.

Never again!

By Tyler
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-08

Complete plastic junk! This was my second Godox flash both of which snapped off at the hot shoe foot. The first one only lasted two months and I bought a second because I couldn't believe they were all that bad. Unfortunately Godox proved me wrong and my second flash snapped on the second use. Learned my lesson on trying to save a couple pennies. Definitely buying native system flash from here on out.

GODOX VING V860III FOR NIKON

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

Nice upgrade to the V860II

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Asked by: Justin
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Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-10-25

Does this use the same battery as the V860II?

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Asked by: Jeffrey
The V860III takes the same battery as (and is interchangeable with) the V1, the VB26A. It does not share/take batteries from the V860II or the AD100. See Godox's website for further clarification if necessary.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-03-30

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Asked by: Kirk
Just tested a unit. You can only charge the battery by pulling it out and using the external charger. The USB-C port on the flash itself isn't very useful. Kind of a waste for it to be there for only firmware updates. Oh well.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-12-15

Does this come with a diffuser in the box?

Does this come with a diffuser in the box?
Asked by: Sunil
No, the Godox Ving V860III TTL Li-Ion Flash Kit for Sony Cameras does not come with a diffuser in the box. If a diffuser is needed, you may purchase the Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX II Flash, B&H # VEBDC580II, as a separate optional accessory.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-02-21

hi is it compatible with sony rx100 mark iv if ...

hi is it compatible with sony rx100 mark iv if yes how to activate with this camera and thank you
Asked by: Nachit
This is not compatible with your RX100 unfortunately.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-11-07

Hi, is this flash compatible (TTL) with the new ...

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Asked by: Alfred
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Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-01-31

does it have the same gn/power/watt seconds as ...

does it have the same gn/power/watt seconds as the VII?
Asked by: Bruce
Yes, the Godox Ving V860III TTL Li-Ion Flash Kit for Sony Cameras has the same Guide Number as the Godox Ving V860II TTL Li-Ion Flash Kit for Sony Cameras: 197' at ISO 100.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-01-29

Is the V860 III TTl working with Sony A7IV on ...

Is the V860 III TTl working with Sony A7IV on Aperture priority and Program ?
Asked by: Jean-Marc
Yes. The following is 100% compatible considering all firmware are in place both body and flash.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-11-08
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