Are you looking for an affordable flash for your brand new a7III? Well don’t look any further because I might just have the flash for you! I recently purchased a Godox V860 II-S on camera flash for my a7III and let me tell you that I am very pleased so far. It cost a total of $225 cdn and it is a fraction of the price than the equivalent Sony top of the line flash. Powerful, well design and easy to use, this flash is definitely a must for my kit.
The V860 II-S is made for Sony camera, S for Sony, C for Canon, N for Nikon, etc. The V means that it comes with a Li-ion battery instead of the TT version who use AA batteries. The big advantage of using the Lithium battery is the recycle time of 1.5 sec at max power vs 2.6 sec with best AA on the market. Also you’ll be able to shoot over 600 bursts vs 230 with AA.
The flash is pack with features and modes that you would expect from the big brands. TTL, Manual, and Multi Strobe. It can be use as a master or a slave if you have more than one or use a transceiver. The features includes flash exposure compensation, flash exposure lock, 1/8000 sec. high speed sync, second curtain sync, just to name a few. It is very powerful with a guide number of 60m or 190ft and covers a 20-200mm range.
So far I feel like this unit is as well built as my Canon Speedlite 580 EXII. Time will tell if it is the case as my Canon flash is suited for a multitude of weather and never had any issues no matter what type of scenario I found myself into. All and all I think this is a very good purchase for $225.
Stay tune for my future review on the V860 II-S. The next step for me is using this flash in many environment and occasion as possible to give you a solid review!