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GODOX V860II-O Flashes Part 1

Photo Moment - December 18, 2018

We're looking at the GODOX flashes (model V860II-O) — the “O” is the version for Olympus and Panasonic LUMIX.

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We're looking at the GODOX flashes (model V860II-O) — the "O" is the version for Olympus and Panasonic LUMIX. Get yours here!
Thank you!
does the godox/flashpoint system work with the S1/S1r in HSS? I can't get them to work properly (getting a black band on the bottom of the frame around 1/2000 second) is there another 3rd party option?...thanks
Your Volume is all over the ROAD..Up Down Up Down
its Not Technical...
Nothing Personal but hopefully This Winds Up Being helpful To You,
ITS When you Talk at an Average medium Volume it is Great
But then you go into a Wisper A lot and we cant hear You,
Yet if We Crank the Volume,, when your Whispering
WE immediately then Annoyingly Get Blasted when you Start Talking At a Normal Volume Again
Otherwise Great Video THANK YOU,
Good one, would be very helpful to the freshers.
Hey! Thank you for the vid. Just wanted to ask if this model is compatible with the Lumix GH4?
Great overview, Joseph.

Question: I already have 3 Yongnuo flashes (Canon). Will the Godox controller trigger those correctly (TTL not manual) from my GH5?
thx for very informative video
you're welcome!
Very helpful, now I understand the soft buttons better

how do i trigger FEB using this product ?
What's an FEB?
Helped me out a lot. Thank you! Btw... meet to feeters. 😆 You didn't miss a beat.
😂😂 thanks!
Are these as water resistant as the Cameras?
I don’t think so. Check their website for an IP rating.
I have the V860 2N I can not get it to go in to HSS in I-ttl mode...why is this?
Love your videos. Just got this unit and I cannot alter the zoom settings. Press the zoom button, 07mm is highligted, turn the dial and nothing. Any ideas where I'm going wrong?
Sorry without playing with it in person I really can’t say. In situations like this my recommendation is always to go back through the video or the manual and follow everything step by step… usually it’s a skipped step that “doesn’t apply to me” that causes the error.
I have a g85. Is this good for me.
@photojoseph. I don't need to have the same godox for the camera model to work on slave, correct? meaning that if i have an Olympus camera with a godox triger mounted on the Olympus i can have a godox flash for sony mount and one for canon mount and still work on radio trigger, Right? as long it is all within godox 2.4g capabilities! am i right?
Yes, but this came in a firmware update. I don't know what version and even if that applies to all models, but before you get started I'd recommend checking the firmware on each piece of gear. There's info on that here:
Very informative - thanks for sharing! I prefer learning via video rather than reading a manual so this was great. I just got the V860II-O for my Olympus EM1 M2 and your instructions helped me set it up for TTL Automatic zoom so I can start using and (hopefully!) mastering the new flash.
Excellent, glad to hear that!!
At about 12:30 you say you can change it from "meet to featers" haha.
Thanks for doing this walk through!
😂😂😂 I did, didn’t I…
When I switch onto manual mode the S1/S2 is still not illuminated. Any idea why that might be? I’ve tried all sorts but not there.
hm, offhand I can't think of why. Try reaching out to Godox directly, sorry.
PhotoJoseph thank you, I’ve sorted it, it was because it was on the camera v😂🤦‍♀️
Hello Joseph,

Thank you for sharing this video that you posted here, it is pretty helpful for my new flash to understand how to used.
Symply, very clear info and smart.

Have a beautiful day,
Marius from Romania-Bucharest.
You’re welcome! I gotta get there one day.
Thank you for sharing this with us. Very useful ! Best regards !
Hi, I would like to ask you, whether you can use HSS of Godox V860II with Panasonic G85? I read that there are banding issues, when it is attempted to be done. Do you have any opinion about it?
Yes there can be under certain situations. It’s visible when shooting under test conditions (i.e. shooting a white wall), but not so much in real world. I may be wrong as it’s been a while, but I think it works fine when shooting wireless, but the problem is there when direct connected to the camera (yes, the opposite of what you’d expect!).
@PhotoJoseph Thank you for reply. Do you have a video, which would address this issue and sensible advice, how to go about it?
I don’t, because I keep waiting for Godox to just fix it!!
meat to featers xD Awesome overview vid! :D
Hi Joseph, I'm wondering if you have any experience with the Godox VING V860IIO with X1T-O TTL Trigger Kit for Olympus/Panasonic. I'm looking to get something for my Lumix G9 for off-camera outdoor high speed flash photography for close up skateboarding shots. Basically I want to handhold both camera and flash for fast action situations. Thanks! (Canadian super fan here, and also Lumix Storyteller.)
Does it have slow sync flash? I am a newbie to flash and have a Panasonic GX8 camera. At the moment comparing the Nissin i60A and the Godox v860ii. Difficult to make a choice.
Slow sync is a function of the camera not the flash, so yes, you can do that. I haven’t used the Nissin but one of the great advantages of the Godox is being able to mix their studio and small strobes from the same wireless trigger. Check our all my Godox videos; go here and type “Godox” into the search field:
May I know is the max sync speed without hss is only 1/180 when if my camera can go up to 1/250?
You're gonna have to give me more info… what model camera? What model light? Are you on the latest firmware? Have you asked Godox?
PhotoJoseph: Thanks I am using omd em10m3 & G9 on TT685o running firmware 1.2
Hey there @photojoseph - dumb question from a flash newbie. You mentioned the S1 and S2 can optically fire off other strobes. Now here's the dumb question. Does that mean it can fire off Canon strobes? Thanks for a great tutorial. It was illuminating. ;-)
Added this to my wishlist on this orginal video release. Finally decided to order it and received it today in the mail. Rewatched to help quickly get an overview. Thanks!
Sweet! I really like them a lot.
Tenho uma lumix G5 este modelo serve pra ela?
Great vids. Very helpful. Couldn't help but lol at "...from meat to feeters":
Great informative Video - the instructions I received with mine were confusing and vague - this video put me on track - thanks
Hello again Mr. @PhotoJoseph.. I have an issue with my image using an external flash I was hoping you could tell me what you think? I purchased a TT 560 speed light by neewer for my gh5 camera and when I put my shutter speed over 400, a black bar begins to show at the bottom of my picture and the higher I go with the shutter, the black bar increases. Is there a setting that I can control this issue within the camera?
Hey, it was very useful!....
...especially for those who didnt read instruction like me. Thanks! :)
you mean there ARE instructions for this..LOL
was macht das für einen Sinn, deutsche Titel aber englische Sprache????
Will these work with the S1/S1R?
Yes they are supposed to. Same flash system.I have not yet tested though.
@PhotoJoseph great Thank you for the quick reply! just got my S1 and would love to get this system up and running.
can we use this flash and the godox XPro on the Lumix s1/S1R as well?
Yes, although I have not yet personally tested
will this work with my Panasonic GH3?
You’ll need to check with Godox. I really don’t know.
Hola Joseph,

Una consulta tengo una cámara Olympus OMD M10 Mark lll, quiero comprar un flash TTL , pero no sé si necesito también comprar un trigger transmisor para poder usar el flash fuera de la zapata, veo en el manual de la cámara que trae RC para el flash, pero tengo la duda si la cámara se conecta al flash o si realmente necesito el Trigger transmisor.

Gracias por su ayuda.
No se, amigo. No estoy familiar con el Olympus
Oh man. That was an awesome tutorial. I don't even have this yet. I've been Lumix for about 6 months and I used to shoot Canon for weddings, headshots etc. Now I am gonna get another G9 and some of these bad boys. Nice tute. I love love love those rechargeable batteries. I freaking hate dealing with AA batteries.
Sweet, glad I could help and stoked you found my channel!
How do I know if my Olympus is appropriately connected in TTL mode? The flash works when I press the shutter button but the auto zoom on the flash head doesn't change when I try to zoom in or out with the lens. Also my photos are too bright no matter what settings I try
Interesting. There's nothing special to do to make them connect. And you're sure you're in regular TTL mode and that there's no +/– compensation happening?
can we go above 1/200 shutter speed with the godox? does it have the same mode as the Panasonic 580? the FP Mode.
Yes. High speed sync
Wow, that looks like a sweet easy flash with the TTL. Also interested in how this compares to Pana's own top flash.
It's better than Panasonic's
Thanks for another informative vid. Would you happen to know what the most powerful on camera flash is for the m43 system???
Do you mean TTL systems? I don’t. But remember that if you shoot manual you can use absolutely anything. I’ll be showing off Godox’s most powerful light soon which I think is TTL for Panasonic but we’ll see when it arrives (it’s on its way to me now).
@PhotoJoseph that's great. I look forward to that vid
Anyone knows if the 350O it supposed to work well with the GH5? I just bought it and High-Speed and Auto Zoom is not working..not sure if I got a lemon since I just notice that the GH5 is not listed in the compatibility list of their website.thanks
Are there any restrictions in functionality when using this flash with a Lumix G9 (especially the AF support in darkness due to the flash’s infrared light)? Can you use the HSS when the camera is in „A“ mode?
Would you (still) recommend this flash over the Nissin i60a as a part of travel equipment and for the on-camera usage only?
Unaware of restrictions. I don’t typically use the IR light but I just tried to figure out how to turn that off, and I can’t find it. However… it isn’t evne coming on. Maybe these don’t have one? The remote trigger has one, with a physical switch to toggle it off evne. Am I being daft? To the other questions… HSS does work in A mode, and I don’t have any experience with the Nissin lights.
Also 😀 Hey have you seen my “2018 year in review” video? I just released it…
What iPad are you using and what case/keyboard are you using?
iPad Pro (early 2018) and Apple case
I've been using the Godox TT350O with the Godox X1T-O and have been thrilled with it.
Well, thank Joe Edelman for a new subscriber. How I didn't know about you is my bad. I'm a big fan of Joe but I'm a Panasonic user (G85 & G9) and man, do I love them. Enjoyed your interview and your work. Looks like I have some catchin' up to do on all your content.
I'm also a Godox flash fan and thinking of moving up to the AD200. Cheers from New Mexico.
Awesome thanks for stopping by! Joe’s show is great and I’m glad you caught it. Yeah you’ll find a TON of LUMIX content here. Another tip; all my videos are also on my website at where it’s a lot easier to find things. Click the “filter by hardware” drop-down and you’ll see everything organized by gear!
I had trouble updating the firmware in my 860 and XPro. Ended up using VirtualBox on my Mac as I don’t have a Windows PC. Love the combination of the XPro and my 860’s. Looking forward to your next episode on using the Godox speed lights.
I haven’t tried yet but you’re the second person to tell me you need a PC. That’s massively disappointing.
@PhotoJoseph The Godox G1 and G2 programs that are needed to update the firmware are only currently available in .exe. It is possible to run them on a virtual PC within an iMac just a bit of a pain. If you need any info let me know. Take care. Colin Walker
Will any of them work in burst mode on a Panasonic body?
Perhaps on a slow burst with a low power setting so fast recycle time. You’re the second person to ask about this. What’s the use case?
@PhotoJoseph for stage show burst. As far as I know only panasonic top of range will burst for pany cameras. Was hoping that info was wrong.
I’ll have to try it. I have the Panasonic 580 flash, the biggest one they make. So I can compare it to that. Do you know if there are any specs on the usage, like “only works in manual at 1/16 power” or anything like that?
@PhotoJoseph I'm not aware of any restrictions, it wouldn't make much sense if power was limited? I'm. Assuming if you pass recharge capability you will just get underexposed in between fully exposed in your burst.
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