Nikon SB 24

Does the Nikon SB 24 work with the Cactus V6II ? It is listed as compatible with the V6, but it does not appear on the list of compatible flashed for the V6II. Can anyone shed some light here please?

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  • Indeed it is NOT supported on the V6 II.

    Reason:  SB-24 runs on analogue TTL protocol and the V6 II runs fully digital.

    Not sure about the SB-24, but many analgoue TTL flashes do not support high-speed sync.
    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. 
  • Antonio, What about the SB-25? I cannot get it to obey remote power control. Shoulhd I be able to do this with SB-25?
    Alan
  • Antonio said:

    Indeed it is NOT supported on the V6 II.

    Reason:  SB-24 runs on analogue TTL protocol and the V6 II runs fully digital.

    Not sure about the SB-24, but many analgoue TTL flashes do not support high-speed sync.

    Antonio said:

    Just to be clear, if a sb-24 is mounted on a v6 as a reciever, will a v6 II mounted on camera be able to control their variable output?

    Antonio said:



  • Thanks Antonio
  • alanmcd said:

    Antonio, What about the SB-25? I cannot get it to obey remote power control. Shoulhd I be able to do this with SB-25?

    Alan
    I am afraid that's also an analogue TTL flash.
    So only the original V6 will be able to remote control its power.
    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 have just received my V11 units and can't find how to teach a profile for my SB24. If not possible how do I get the best from my Cactus/SB24 combination
  • If you mean V6 II units then you won't be able to profile an SB24 on it because, as Antonio stated earlier in the thread, this is an analog TTL flash.  You may be able to fire it with a V6 II, but you won't be able to adjust power remotely and will have to adjust the power on the flash itself.

    To control the power remotely on an SB24 you want a V6 as the receiver (V6 generation 1 is analog TTL, V6 generation 2 is digital TTL).  You can use a V6 II transmitter and a V6 receiver though.

    You won't get any HSS capability with the V6 though.
  • Hi Peter I had the same issue as you are having. I then purchased V6 triggers and the the SB 24 profile  is loaded on the the unit and it works perfectly.
  • @peter, that's right. SB-24 and other older NIkon units all run on analogue TTL.

    V6 II needs digital TTL in order to work.

    Thanks for chiming in guys.
    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. 
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