Recognizing of Pentax flashes

edited April 2018 in V6 II Problems
Trigger doesn't recognize flashes (it is tested using 540 FGZ, 540 FGZII) as Pentax flash (It sets out Manual mode in this situation) if flash head is rotated or tilted. When flash head is setted up on base position (0 rotation and 0 tilting) it is recognized as Pentax flash pretty well.

Steps and settings for reproducing the error:

Settings: RX - Menu - Flash setup - Flash System - AUTO.
Flash: head rotated or tilted (picture of tilted head is shown on the flash's display).
Turn on flash
Set up RX on trigger

Comments

  • Thanks for the report, @_aalex_

    We have fixed this bug long ago on the Multi-brand HSS firmware. Obviously we missed it when release the Pentax X-TTL firmware. This will be fixed on the next version.

    Cheers!
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
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  • Glad to hear it, Antonio.

    Current "fix' for users of Pentax X-TTL firmware is manual setting of Pentax flash system in RX Menu.
  • _aalex_ said:

    Glad to hear it, Antonio.

    Current "fix' for users of Pentax X-TTL firmware is manual setting of Pentax flash system in RX Menu.

    Sorry I don't understand. Do you mean you have to manually select the flash system because auto-detect is not working?

    If that is the case, have you tried doing a Factory Reset?

    Because it should, unless you are using Metz flashes that are made for Pentax, where they cannot be auto-detected. So they have to manually selected. So for your Pentax 540FGZ and 540FGZII, they should be auto-detected by the V6 II, both Multi-brand HSS and Pentax X-TTL firmware.

    Hope this helps.
    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", "NIK.A.001", "v.103", or "A06".

    TTL or HSS not working on Cactus V6 II and V6 IIs? Be sure to check hot shoe connectivity by doing the <CAMERA INFO> check.

    Feel free to suggest an improvement or share product ideas. Contact us directly at info@cactus-image.com.  At Cactus, we listen. 
  • I've meanet that using manual settings of Pentax flash system you can avoid sutuation of non recognizing of Pentax flash with rotated/tilted head.

    If flash head (540FGZ and 540FGZII) in standart position, it is auto-detected by trigger.
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