SB-27 problem

When I tried learning the SB-27 with the V6, I got a "Not compatible" message. Yet this flash has TTL & is non digital. What gives?
Also, I went successfully through the process with my SB-80, & when I went to name it - a couple of minutes later with the lights on - the display had defaulted elsewhere. How do I find it again & give it a proper name? 

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  • Hello @Vanlslander

    It could have been that the flash wasn't able to recycle fast enough. Which firmware version are your V6 running on? On the latest 1.0.019 we extended a longer time sequences for flash profile learning. But do use freshly charged batteries or brand new alkalines before starting the learning process.

    If you didn't input a name, the learned profile probably did not save. If it did, you will find it under a sub-folder under FLASH PROFILE as LEARNED.

    For your SB-27, make sure you do not block the Light Sensor and make sure the distance between the flash and a relfective surface is around 1m. Follow the steps on the V6 and toggle from TTL to M modes on the flash as instructed.

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing your updates.
    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. 
  • Thanks, Antonio, for this. I will try again along the lines you suggest, but I did have new batteries & measured the distance. My V6 pair are new, but I'll check the firmware also. Will let you know if I'm successful second time around.
    I appreciate your prompt (and promising) response.
    Barry
  • No problem. And thanks for trying too, Barry!

    Keep us posted :)
    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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