V6 II with Cactus RF60

I just got the V6II and I'm testing it with the RF60 - nothing. How do I get these to work? It will fire but not HSS. The RF60 is set to HSS, but does not fire. Also, the V6II will not control the RF60s power.

Does anyone have suggestions?

Comments

  • Also, I can not predictably get the focus assist to work. 

  • Hi @TonyCongo,

    What camera are you using?

    If you are using the default auto-detect, did you half-press camera shutter button as you swtich on the V6 II to TX mode?

    What firmware are you running on your RF60?
    Use the latest version V2.04.
    You can check the version by pressing the NEXT button and switching ON the flash.
    By default (v2.04) AU HSS (Automatic HSS) is switched ON already. So you don't need to set anything on the flash - except for:
    1. SLAVE mode
    2. Channels - same as V6 II TX
    3. Group - make sure the group is activated on V6 II TX
    .
    .
    .
    TonyCongo said:

    Also, I can not predictably get the focus assist to work. 


    AF-assist light comes on when the camera sends out a corresponding signal. A few manufacturers have taken away this signal, such as Fujifilm, Olympus, and Sony.

    Thank you.
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
    _____________

    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", "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) and not by X-TTL firmware versions: PEN.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet. 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A01 and A02 currently ONLY works with PEN.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.

    Cactus RF60 is now an off-camera TTL flash with firmware version 205 or later!

    Metz M400 (for Fujifilm) is now supported on the Cactus V6 II (HSS and TTL).

    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. 
  • I am using a Canon 6D a 5dII and a T31.
    I just checked the firmware on the RF and its V125 - how do I upgrade the RFs firmware?

  • TonyCongo said:

    ...I just checked the firmware on the RF and its V125 - how do I upgrade the RFs firmware?


    Ohh!!  No wonder! :)

    Download the Firmware Updater here:
    http://www.cactus-image.com/downloads.html

    You will also need a mini-USB cable to connect the flash to your computer.

    Get the latest version, v.2.04.

    Thank you.
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
    _____________

    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", "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) and not by X-TTL firmware versions: PEN.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet. 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A01 and A02 currently ONLY works with PEN.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.

    Cactus RF60 is now an off-camera TTL flash with firmware version 205 or later!

    Metz M400 (for Fujifilm) is now supported on the Cactus V6 II (HSS and TTL).

    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. 
Sign In or Register to comment.