Fuji X-T1 TTL Pass through and the Nissin i40

Hi,

Firstly will the Cactus system control the new Fuji Nissin i40 remotely in manual mode? Is this a compatible flash.

Also, I am looking to fire 2 remote cactus flashes but also have a Nissan i40 on top of the camera in TTL mode. 
Will the Cactus transceiver allow the Nissan i40 to work in TTL mode (Pass through) whilst still controlling the 2 remote Cactus Flashes.

Thanks
Ian

Comments

  • Hello Ian,

    The V6 is not capable to control power of the Nissin i40 for Fuji wirelessly. But if you wish, the V6 can work as a basic wireless flash trigger with the i40.

    The second point is feasible. With TTL pass-through, the V6 Tx works as a wireless flash commander whilst still controlling other remote flashes with V6 Rx.

    All the best.


    Ray Chan

    Marketing Specialist, Customer Service


    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • Is the Nissin i40 something that will be available in a future firmware update?
    being able to just simply 'trigger' the flash remotely with no control over power output is useless.


  • ginsters said:

    Is the Nissin i40 something that will be available in a future firmware update?

    Due to the limitation of the hardware design, it is not possible to make it work on the current V6. But there is great possibility to do it in the next version of the V6. ;)
    Ray Chan

    Marketing Specialist, Customer Service


    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • I can confirm that the Nissin i40 works fine in TTL mode when in the V6 transmitter hotshoe. It also works in manual mode. I tested it on an X-E2 but the X-T1 and other Fuji cameras should be the same.

    You do need to enable TTL passthrough on the trigger of course - and also make sure your trigger has the latest firmware update. One of the great features of the Cactus system is the way it keeps improving with new firmware releases - just like Fuji have updated their cameras through firmware.

    Canon and Nikon take note!
  • Hi I have this combination but seem unable to have teh pass through work. I have it enabled but the i40 just does not fire. If I switch the i40 to manual it fires fine but with TTL nothing. Have I a faulty trigger? I have just updated the firmwear. 
  • Should add just tried the V6 on the Nikon D4 and it is flawless. I seem to have an issue with the Cactus retention system fouling the Shutter release dial also. 
  • Jord said:

    Should add just tried the V6 on the Nikon D4 and it is flawless. I seem to have an issue with the Cactus retention system fouling the Shutter release dial also. 

    What do you mean by Shutter release dial?  are you saying the control wheel dial? What exactly the problem is?
    Ray Chan

    Marketing Specialist, Customer Service


    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • I am having the same issue - TTL signal does not appear to pass through to my i40 mounted on camera - it only fires in manual mode.
  • @Orangish

    Have you enabled TTL Pass-Through on the V6 TX unit? Press and Hold the MENU button, and you will see a TTL logo on the left of the LCD.
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
  • @Antonio got it! For my part, this is now resolved :)
  • @Orangish  Great news!
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
  • Hi, just got my new Nissin i40 for Fuji, and it doesn't work on TTL mode passthrough on the hot shoe of a Cactus V6 with passthrough activated with latest firmware installed 1.1.019 and nissin set to TTL. Just in case X-T1 set to Mechanical Shutter. It simply doesn't fire. If I put the Nissing i40 flash for Fuji on Manual it fires on passthrough and on manual mode of the cactus V6. But TTL on the flash, and TTL Passthrough on the Cactus V6 unit mounted on the X-T1 hot shoe... it simply doesn't work. Very dissapointing since I read this thread in advance and I was expecting it to work :(.

    Event tried with other Cactus v6, but no luck neither.

    Does it work on someone with an X-T1 (and not only on an X-E2)

    Tested the X-T1 on rear flash and force flash also. The v6 obviously is on TX.

    I wanted to flash the nissin on the cactus mounted on the xt1. And with the v6 being able to control a cactus rf-60 unit manually remotely, but have ttl on the nissin on camera (I know I can't control the nissin remotely with the cactus v6 in receiver, but was hoping the ttl passthrough to work).

    Any advise is appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Alejandro
    biuti.cl @biuti_cl
  • Hey Alejandro,

    I just tried mounting our own i40 (for Fuji) on an X-T1 and it worked!

    All I did was:
    1. Mount the flash on the V6
    2. Mount V6 on camera
    3. Switch on the i40
    4. Switch on the V6
    5. Switch on the X-T1
    6. Long-press V6's MENU button to turn on TTl Pass Through; as soon as I did that the zoom motor moves.
    To test if signals are passing well, I adjusted the zoom of the lens and zoom motor on the i40 moves accordingly. Take a shot and flash is fired with no under nor over exposure.

    Please check your setup and see if all three devices are connected properly.

    Thank you!
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
  • Antonio said:

    1. Mount the flash on the V6
    2. Mount V6 on camera
    3. Switch on the i40
    4. Switch on the V6
    5. Switch on the X-T1
    6. Long-press V6's MENU button to turn on TTl Pass Through; as soon as I did that the zoom motor moves.
    To test if signals are passing well, I adjusted the zoom of the lens and zoom motor on the i40 moves accordingly. Take a shot and flash is fired with no under nor over exposure.

    Thanks for the detailed reply @Antonio!

    Before seeing it I already "removed" the tiny indentation on the front of the "male hotshoe" on one of my Cactus V6 with a steel file, as can be seen on the pictures attached by @torbo666 here: http://www.cactus-image.com/community/post/quote/299/Comment_779 and tried it again... it didn't work at first but then pressed a little harder the cactus onto the X-T1 hotshoe and went in about 1 mm more, and it's now working, and have test it several times (removing and replacing the cactus v6 unit) and it's working fine now! :D

    Thanks!!
  • biuti said:

    ... and it's working fine now! :D

    Good to hear that, Alejandro!
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
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