Camera (in combination with the V6ii) cuts off HSS while shooting

edited September 2016 in V6 II Problems
I recently experienced, when i'm shooting in HSS, that my camera suddenly stops shooting higher than 1/250. Everything works well but after a while my camera will not go any further than 1/250 in combination with the V6ii. When 'm disconnecting the V6ii i'm able to go HSS again, when i'm connecting a Pocketwizard it als shoots higher than 1/250

If i'm connecting the V6ii again the 'm experience the same problem, it doesn't go any higher than 1/250. Turning everything off (RF60 and V6ii) did the trick, only fore a while.

Nikon D700
RF60 (2x) Updated with the latest software
V6ii Updated with the latest software

Comments

  • Whenever that happens, it means the V6 II is not talking to the camera properly - hot shoe connection. 

    Despite it might have recognized the camera as Nikon before, it may got out of contact for a brieft moment and you reconnect it. But despite all the hot shoe pins lining up,  So reconnecting it does not help without restarting the V6 II.

    To auto-detect camera system remember to half-press shutter release as the V6 II switches to TX mode. 

    Please see if this helps.  Thanks!
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
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    To help us better help you, always state the exact firmware version installed on your Cactus device(s), such as: "1.1.013", "FUJ.1.002", "NIK.A.001", "v.103".

    For the time being, Cactus V6 (MK1) running on firmware version 2.1.001 can be triggered by a V6 II (MK2) running on Multi-brand HSS firmware (e.g. 1.1.013) but not by X-TTL firmware versions:  PEN.A.001 NIK.A.001 OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet for an "A" version firmware on the V6 (MK1). 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A04 and A03 currently ONLY works with PEN.A.001 NIK.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  Other "A" version of X-TTL firmware will be released soon. For both Multi-brand HSS and X-TTL firmware versions (FUJ, SIG, SON), install firmware version 103 / 205 on your RF60X / RF60.

    Nikon D750 users please read this thread: 

    Fujifilm EF-X500 users please read this thread:

    Feel free to suggest an improvement or share product ideas. Contact us directly at info@cactus-image.com.  At Cactus, we listen. 
  • Hi Antonio,

    Thanks for your response! I never dit the 'half-press shutter release' when going to TX mode, so i will begin tot try that first 

    Regards
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