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
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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", "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. 
  • 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", "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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