Godox’s lithium-powered Ving V860n for Nikon now available

Godox has released the Ving V860n, a Li-ion hotshoe flash with Nikon i-TTL, master/slave support and optional radio control.

Godox Ving V860n

Godox has released the Ving V860n, a Li-ion hotshoe flash with Nikon i-TTL, master/slave support and optional radio control.

The lithium-powered Nikon flash, or “Li-TTL Speedlight” (you’re welcome), is Godox’s third light in the Ving series, following the manual-only Ving V850 and the Canon E-TTL Ving V860c. Unlike regular AA-powered flashguns, the Vings run on removable proprietary Li-ion battery packs, which are so quick-recycling and long-lasting that there is no need for an external high-voltage power source.

Godox Ving V860n

With the possible exception of the Quantum Qflash, the Ving is the first-ever lithium-powered flash with Nikon TTL support.

As well as featuring full Nikon i-TTL, manual power control, Auto-FP Sync, master and slave modes, the V860n has a port for an optional Godox FT-16S wireless receiver, allowing radio power control from the camera position with the FT-16 433MHz system (compatible with the AD180, AD360 and other Vings).

Godox Ving V860n

Key features

  • Guide number of 58 (metres, 105mm @ Iso-100)
  • i-TTL, manual and stroboscopic flash modes
  • Full Nikon optical master/slave functions
  • S1/S2 optical slave
  • Manual power control down to 1/128 with 1/3-stop precision
  • 24–105mm zoom head, 360° swivel, 97° tilt
  • FT-16S triggering support and 2.5mm sync port
  • Lithium-ion battery

Godox Ving V860n

The Godox Ving V860n is currently available for $170–200 on eBay.

David Selby
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