Does Cactus V6 work with Nissin i40 an Fuji XT1?

Encountered these problems with my new Cactus V6 set on Fuji XT1 with Nissin i40- Fuji: : 1. TTL pass-through does not work- flash will not fire    2. Only in manual mode can the flash be triggered, but power can not be adjusted- same output regardless of the power setting.  3. Haven't tried the learning mode to establish a flash profile- but: can I really expect to establish a flash profile for Nissin i40-Fuji? 
Feedback much appreciated, thanks!           



Comments

  • Hello @Knut

    The i40 is not supported for remote power control and it cannot be learned because it runs on sole digital TTL protocols. The V6 requires analogue protocols.

    However TTL Pass Through should not be a problem.
    Have you already long-press the MENU button to enable the TTL Pass Through function on the V6 (TX)?

    Thank you and I look forward to your reply.
    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", "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. 
  • Hello Antonio,
    thank you for this clarification. I did activate TTL pass through (confirmed by display). The flash (I am using one flash only) was not mounted  on the tx-unit, but on the rx- unit, intended to be used as a slave. Was this the point where I created a problem? May be I don't understand the idea of TTL pass through: should I have used an additional flash on the tx- unit as well? If so, what controls would have been transmitted from the master unit ( tx-V6) to the slave unit (on the rx-V6)? Thank you for your help, Knut


  • Hi Krut,

    Yes, TTL pass through literraly means the passing through of TTL signals from camera's hot shoe, through a device - in this case, the Cactus V6 (TX), then to a TTL portable flash to receive the TTL signals.

    What you had in mind is a wireless TTL flash trigger.

    On that note, I won't rule out possibilities of remote control the i40's flash power in the future ;)
    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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