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Godox V850: Lithium-powered speedlight with remote control and HSS

 
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Apr 01, 2014 07:38 |  #196

ZoranC wrote in post #16800665 (external link)
Did anybody measure power out of these? How they compare to say SB-900 at 24/35/50mm setting? How is uniformity of pattern?

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Apr 01, 2014 08:53 |  #197

Nobody has a V860 yet?


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Apr 01, 2014 16:29 |  #198

Hi guys, i think i found THE flash system for my needs. Does anybody use it on a daily basis? Is it reliable? Is the build quality comparable to Canon/Nikon flashes? Did anybody have any problems with these? Also, if i want hss i need this:
http://www.ebay.com …wer-Control-/351038916179 (external link)

and this:

http://www.cheetahstan​d.com/product-p/cl-cellsii.htm (external link)

am i right? Thank you very much


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Apr 01, 2014 20:51 |  #199

mclaren777 wrote in post #16801295 (external link)
Nobody has a V860 yet?

I received a pair of V850s and a single V860 last Friday along with the Godox wireless kit. The V850s are working fantastically, but the V860 toasted itself on the first fire in H-Mode. It now makes a high pitch whine after the initial zoom movement, and throws an E1 code and will not charge or fire. Once it throws the code, the whining stops.

I am hoping it is an isolated incident, and will be returning it for another one. While I payed for 3 day shipping to receive the order, I definitely won't be doing that to return the V860 as it would exceed the cost of the flash. So, it will be some time before I can update about the V860.

This is my first foray into flash photography, and so far am loving the manual Godox stuff. I already want more, heh. I was very tempted to return the V860 for a pair of V850s, but do think that one TTL flash would be handy to have.

Why is the urge to blow the sun out of the sky so strong? Soon it will be strobe this, hair light that, and I will be falling down the slippery slope.

(Who am I kidding? I am sliding as we speak.)

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Apr 01, 2014 21:37 |  #200

Thanks but I am not finding anything about power level at various zoom settings nor about uniformity of the pattern.

Correction: I found one small blurb about uniformity of the pattern but that was it.




  
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Apr 08, 2014 13:30 |  #201

I just got another one of these. The LCD backlight is significantly dimmer and the beep is less audible. I think elv mentioned something about the LCD on the v860c being dimmer. I think Godox changed the LCD on the v850, too.


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Apr 08, 2014 15:20 |  #202

I don't have a video to compare the beep volume, but here is a side by side comparison of the backlit LCD. Actually, without the backlight the new LCD is easier to read. Just thought I'd mention it.

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Apr 08, 2014 15:56 as a reply to  @ v35skyline's post |  #203

mmm... why would they change the power of the backlight? save battery? or they changed the LCD, maybe the light is the same, but the LCD has a different diffuser/spreader that make them weaker...

if they changed the power by design, it can be "enhanced" to the original V850, most likely by resistors.


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Apr 08, 2014 16:04 |  #204

malow wrote in post #16819564 (external link)
mmm... why would they change the power of the backlight? save battery? or they changed the LCD, maybe the light is the same, but the LCD has a different diffuser/spreader that make them weaker...

if they changed the power by design, it can be "enhanced" to the original V850, most likely by resistors.

With the backlight turned off, the LCDs still look different. Actually, the newer one is easier to read. Don't know what they changed as that's not my specialty, but I do know they changed something.


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Apr 08, 2014 20:57 |  #205

v35skyline wrote in post #16819586 (external link)
With the backlight turned off, the LCDs still look different. Actually, the newer one is easier to read. Don't know what they changed as that's not my specialty, but I do know they changed something.

if is easy to read, most likely they changed the LCD module, so this must be the reason for the dim light.

still, the light can be made more powerful with resistor ;)


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Apr 13, 2014 16:02 |  #206

Still no mini-reviews for the V860?


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Apr 20, 2014 10:47 as a reply to  @ mclaren777's post |  #207

Just wondering if there's a way of having an on-camera flash along with triggering the ft-16 receivers? I don't see a way unless I'm also using something like YN-622C, which defeats the purpose of having a small plug-in receiver on the flash.


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Apr 20, 2014 11:59 |  #208

I would think a hot shoe adapter with a PC sync cable would do the trick.


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Apr 20, 2014 21:24 |  #209

v35skyline wrote in post #16848205 (external link)
I would think a hot shoe adapter with a PC sync cable would do the trick.

I didn't check but does the ft-16 transmitter have a pc port? I didn't think it did.


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Apr 20, 2014 21:38 |  #210

sportmode wrote in post #16849153 (external link)
I didn't check but does the ft-16 transmitter have a pc port? I didn't think it did.

I said a hot shoe adapter with a PC sync cable. ;)

http://www.flashzebra.​com/products/0143/inde​x.shtml (external link)

Not ideal to have something else connected but not attached, but this is probably the best way.

Or you could do something like this (credit malow):

https://www.flickr.com …373969283/in/ph​otostream/ (external link)


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