Yongnuo YN860Li Lithium Speedlite


Yongnuo YN860Li is a lithium-ion battery powered speedlite, the latest edition in the Yongnuo’s series of Remote Manual speedlites with 2.4GHz radio transceivers built inside. Recycle time is approximately 1.5 seconds at full power, which is an excellent improvement over the 2.5 – 3 seconds of AA powered speedlites.


Yongnuo YN860Li Lithium Speedlite

Yongnuo YN860Li is a lithium-powered manual flash that provides up to 700 full-power flashes on a single charge. YN860Li features a guide number of 60, recycle time of 1.5 seconds, zoom control from 24–200mm and a built-in 2.4 GHz transceiver that allows the YN860Li to trigger and be triggered by other flashes in Yongnuo’s wireless system. There is also a USB port for firmware updates.

There is no TTL support in the YN860Li, which has the advantage of making it truly universal, supporting any camera system with a hot-shoe or sync port interface, or even those without, using the built-in optical slave. It’s important to note, however, that Yongnuo YN860Li flash is manual control only, meaning it doesn’t offer TTL metering. This means you have to adjust the flash power manually and the flash won’t be able to determine the power of the flash by itself.

Yongnuo YN860Li features full tilt functionality, flipping up and down 90 degrees (pointing at the subject to pointing upwards vertically). It rotates 270° horizontally. It comes with a carry pouch and a flash stand which allows you to stand the flash up on a table.

Compatible Slave flashes & receiver units include:

Compatible Master flashes & transmitter units include:

The YN860Li is powerful with a guide number of 60m at ISO 100, 200mm. The unit is also quite versatile with a zoom range of 24-200mm, which is able to be expanded to 14mm with the built-in wide-angle diffuser. Additionally, this output can be adjusted from 1/1 to 1/128 power in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps.

Full bounce and swivel lighting is possible due to -7 to 90° tilt and 270° of rotation with the locking flash head. The flash can also be triggered optically with either instant sync or skip pre-flash options for simpler off-camera firing. The flash also supports Multi mode which allows for stroboscopic lighting effects. Flash durations from 1/200 to 1/20,000 are possible depending on settings.

Yongnuo YN860Li Features:

  • GN 60m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
  • Flash Modes – M / Multi
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd increments)
  • 24 – 200mm Manual Flash Zoom (Wider with Wide-Angle diffuser)
  • Built-in Radio Master Modes – YN-560 / RF-603 (2.4GHz RF Systems).
  • Built-in Radio Slave Modes – YN-560 / RF-603, and RF-602 (2.4GHz RF Systems).
  • Supports 6 Flash Groups
  • Supports 16 Channels
  • Full Power Recycle – From 1.5 Seconds
  • S1 & S2 Optic Slave Modes
  • Custom Functions
  • Auto Save Settings
  • Sound Prompt
  • Heat Protection
  • Large LCD Screen
  • 360 Degree Swivel and Tilt Head
  • Fast Clamping Metal Foot
  • PC Port
  • USB Port For Firmware Updates
  • Powered by Li-Ion Battery YN-B1800 (11.1V, 1800mAh)


Circuit designInsulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT)
Guide Number60 meters (ISO 100, 200mm)
Flash modeManual, Multi
Wireless groups and channels6 Groups, 16 Channels
Wireless Operationup to 100m (2.4GHz wireless); Up to 82.02′ / 25 m (Optical Slave)
Zoom range24-200mm
Vertical rotation angle-7~90 degrees
Horizontal rotation angle0~270 degrees
Power supplyRechargeable Li-Ion Battery (11.1V, 1800mAh)
Full power flashes700 with one charge
Recycle timeapprox 1.5s at full power
Color temperature5600k
Flash duration1/200s~1/20000s
Flash control8 levels of output control (1/128~1/1), 29 levels of fine tuning
External Power Pack CompatibleNo
Flash modesfirst curtain sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Dimensions3 x 8.1 x 2.2″ / 7.5 x 20.6 x 5.6 cm
Net weight14.25 oz / 404 g

Compatible with:

Yongnuo YN860Li is compatible with all Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic DSLR and mirrorless cameras, basically any camera with standard hot shoe (some Sony models also).

Package includes:

  • Yongnuo YN860Li Lithium Speedlite
  • Yongnuo YN-B1800 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery (11.1V, 1800mAh)
  • Charger
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Mini Stand
  • Manual
  • Original box
  • Protection bag
Additional information


Flash Sync


Flash Type


Radio Trigger


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