relay mode: also possible when camera RX unit NOT on hot shoe?

I want to remotely trigger a compact camera without hot shoe AND simultaneously trigger a studio strobe.

will the relay mode (handheld TX / camera + strobe RX) also work when the camera RX unit is NOT on a hot shoe but connected to the camera via trigger cable only?


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  • Hello @ronald

    Actually it only works when there is a shutter cable connected. Whether the V6 is mounted on the hot shoe or not is irrelevant.

    Thanks!
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
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  • edited September 2015
    Actually, Antonio, what you write is not true.

    The V6 Rx needs to sit in a hot-shoe, otherwise it is not going to trigger anything else (but the camera) thus defeating the use of the relay mode.

    If you want the camera and the strobe to fire at the same time, you'll need a hot-shoe on the camera. The only alternative is to not use relay mode but to trigger both camera V6 Rx and strobe V6 Rx at the same time, however with an appropriate amount of delay dialled in on the strobe V6 Rx.
  • Thanks for pointing it out, Class A!  You're correct.

    I forgot that it's for setting up Relay Mode.

    You may also refer to the user manual. Turn to Section 13.3 on page 51:
    http://www.cactus-image.com/Cactus V6 User Manual (EN).pdf

    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", "NIK.A.001", "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) but not by X-TTL firmware versions:  PEN.A.001 NIK.A.001 OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet for an "A" version firmware on the V6 (MK1). 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A04 and A03 currently ONLY works with PEN.A.001 NIK.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.

    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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