Software updates

Hi Antonio, I see that you have a new software update available for the V6II & RF60x. Can you tell me if I download the Multi Software is there any functionality lost over downloading the individual camera brand software? I shoot Pentax K1 best regards.....David

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  • Hi David,

    There aren't any differences between existing Multi-brand HSS firmware versions, 1.1.013 vs V62.A.001.

    Individual brand firmware, X-TTL for Pentax, PEN.A.001, PEN.A.002, and PEN.A.003, are all different than Multi-brand HSS firmware (1.1.013 or V62.A.001)

    If you are happily using a Pentax X-TTL firmware, you should just update to the latest Pentax PEN.A.003.

    Cheers!
    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", "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. 
  • Hi Antonio, many thanks for your reply, I must say that am no bothered that much in using P-TTL, and will mainly use in manual mode where I can control the power and zoom. My real question is If I use the dedicated Pentax firmware and want to then hand it to a student to fire the strobe with their Canon or Nikon will it fire the RF60X, and could it still fire the Pentax 540 flash all in manual, or should I install the Multi brand firmware!
  • edited August 2018
    If you want to hand the V6II trigger to a Canon or Nikon shooter then you should definitely use a multi-brand firmware. It will still support HSS (for all brands), just no P-TTL (e.g. automatic metering).

    Even though I'm only using Pentax, I keep using the multi-brand version because I don't need anything beyond remote manual power control.
  • Hi @davidr , like @Class A mentioned above, if you are not bothered with or simply do not need automatic TTL flash exposure, then sticking to the Multi-brand HSS firmware is just fine (e.g. V62.A.001).

    Cheers :smile:
    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. 
  • Hi Antonio, many thanks, that's what I was thinking! Obviously, there are some extra functions available in the individual manufacturer's firmware otherwise you would only need to produce the Multi Firmware, but when I want to share the V6ii with a mixture of camera users, during a demonstration, the multi firmware is the way to go. I think I will now change all to the latest multi firmware.
    Thanks again.......David
  • Yeah, if you've got multiple camera systems in the mix, Multi-brand HSS is the way to go! :wink:
    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. 
  • Thanks, Antonio for your confirmation, that clears things up for me.
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