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Godox announces V860 III speedlight with modeling light, improved battery and more

Godox has announced the V860 III speedlight, which is an updated version of the existing V860 II. The new model includes all the features of its predecessor, plus several new features, such as a front-facing modeling light.

The V860 III, also known as the Flashpoint Zoom Li-on III R2 TTL at Adorama, offers improved battery life and performance, a hot-shoe quick-release lock and a ‘quick switch’ for better control of the speedlight. Using the ‘quick switch,’ you can swap between manual and TTL modes.

Godox V860 III

The 2W LED modeling light, which is a key new feature, helps you preview the lighting effect of the flash. It includes 10-level dimmable brightness. In addition to previewing the lighting, the modeling light should help when focusing in dark environments. The modeling light has a color temperature of approximately 5300K.

Godox V860 III

Considering the primary flash, it zooms from 20mm to 200mm and its GN is 197’/60m at ISO 100 (200mm). The flash has a full power recycle time of 1.5s and the upgraded 2,600mAh lithium-ion battery promises up to 480 full-power flashes. The flash head rotates 330 degrees and tilts over 120 degrees, including backwards for bounce or use with a light modifier.

Flashpoint Zoom III R2 TTL with included accessories

The flash includes a built-in 2.4Ghz wireless shooting system, allowing the Godox V860 III (Flashpoint Zoom III R2 TTL) to connect with multiple flashheads wirelessly and work with triggers. The flash includes high-speed sync for shooting at up to 1/8000s and includes FEC, FEB and rear curtain sync modes.

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The V860 III (Zoom III R2 TTL) is compatible with Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax and Sony cameras. It is available now for $229.