- Godox Ving V860 ll flash – $199/£161
- Godox Ving V860 ll flash kit with X1 transmitter – $245/£199
- X1 transmitter – $40/£37
I’ve been a big fan of independent flash brands since I was a teenager. Marquee brands’ hotshoe units were always disproportionately expensive, and for a young photographer on a stacking-shelves budget the appeal of cheaper and more powerful models from secondary manufacturers was obvious.
In those days of course flash unit controls were much less complicated, but working with flash was generally much harder than it is today – all we expected back then was a cable socket and a manually variable burst of illumination.
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