Flash Compatibility

I note photos of many non Camera makers amongst those flashes pictured as compatible? Will Godox and Yongnuo work too?

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  • Rest assured. They work well with Cactus V6 II.

    The V6II is capable to detect the flash system automatically or you can select the specific flash profile manually in the menu.

    For your info, in case you are using Yongnuo flash for Canon, the V6II is intelligent enough to pick the Canon flash system profile (AUTO). We also pre-loaded flash profiles for manual selection. You can find it in the flash profile after selecting the flash system in the V6II menu. The manual selection is good for calibrating the flash power level in specific flash model.

    I hope that helps.
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
     
    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • Will the Cactus V6 II allow me to program Digital TTL speedlights not currently listed on the compatibility list?
  • Will the Cactus V6 II allow me to program Digital TTL speedlights not currently listed on the compatibility list?
    Yes you may wirelessly adjust power outputs of compatible TTL speedlight models listed under th V6 II spec and maybe more.

    Flash model profiles pre-installed in V6 II:

    Canon system models:

    - Canon 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 580EX*, 600EX;

    - Godox TT685, V860C;

    - Metz 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 52AF-1, 58AF-1, 58AF-2, 64AF-1;

    - Nissin Di600, Di622, Di700, Di866, Di866II, i40, MG8000;

    - Phottix MITROS;

    - Pixel X650C, X800C;

    - Shanny SN600C;

    -Yongnuo 568EX*;

    Fujifilm system models:

    - Fujifilm EF-42;

    - Nissin i40;

    Nikon system models:

    - Godox V860N;

    - Metz 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 52AF-1, 58AF-2, 64AF-1;

    - Nikon SB-500, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910;

    - Nissin Di600, Di700, Di866, Di866II, MG8000;

    - Phottix MITROS;

    - Pixel X800N;

    - Sigma EF-530;

    - Yongnuo 568EX*;

    Olympus system models:

    - Metz 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 52AF-1, 58AF-2;

    - Olympus FL-36R, FL-50R;

    Panasonic system models:

    - Panasonic FL360, FL500;

    Pentax system models:

    - Metz 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 58AF-2;
    - Pentax AF 360FGZ, AF 540FGZ;

    The listed models are the ones that we and our testers have tried. Other digital TTL speedlight models may also be supported. The V6 II will auto-detect them at start-up.

    Which speedlight do you have right now?

    Or are you planning on getting new ones just for off-camera use? If so you may consider the Cactus RF60. It has radio built-in so you don't need to mont your TTL flash on a V6 II transceiver. RF60 will suport both Normal HSS and Power Sync (on the latest version 200 firmware).

    Here's the RF60:
    http://store.cactus-image.com/cactus-rf60-wireless-flash/

    Thanks!
    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. 
  • edited July 2016
    I just ran a test:  Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera with V6 II trigger on camera and V6II receiver on Godox AD360 flash.  No HSS capabilities.  But the trigger always sent a signal to fire the receiver and the flash fired.

    I ran the same test with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II.  It triggered the flash only up to 1/250 (the max sync speed) but above that and in HSS territory - the receiver did not even attempt to trigger the GodoxAD360.  

    No HSS with either the Olympus E-M1 or the E-M5 II when using the V6II as triggers and receivers for the Godox AD360. 

    I ran another test: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II with V6 II transceiver and V6 II receiver under the Canon 600 EX-RT.  It works with HSS (but I cannot figure out how to use the transceiver to adjust the power output of the Canon flash).  Then I tested it with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the same setup - The V6II failed to trigger sync any of the strobe firings with the Canon 600 EX-RT.
  • Antonio notes that Panasonic flash profiles are included for FL360 and FL500. I've not seen either listed in the flash set-up. Speedlight I have is the Lumix FL360L. Is mine different from those profiled (L)? 
  • Hello @ShaunKing,

    Is your Godox AD360 Mark I or Mark II?  Only the Mark II for Canon or Nikon works in HSS. I believe the Mark I is a manual flash only. In order to work with the V6 II it must be a TTL flash and the flash must be set to TTL mode.

    There should be no problem with the Canon 600 EX-RT and it can be triggered from your Olympus cameras.

    Mount the Canon flash on the V6 II, power it on, switch it to TTL mode, then switch on the V6 II to RX mode and let it auto-detect the flash. It should show a "C" on the LCD.

    I hope the above help! Let me know if you require further assistance.
    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. 
  • Antonio notes that Panasonic flash profiles are included for FL360 and FL500. I've not seen either listed in the flash set-up. Speedlight I have is the Lumix FL360L. Is mine different from those profiled (L)? 
    Ahem... we list Panasonic flash models under the OLYMPUS system. (Sorry Panasonic Lumix fans)  xD
    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. 
  • Hi guys,

    I wonder if the new V6 II can do HSS with Pentax 645D with Godox V850 (1st version) or Paul C Buff Einstein E640?

    Thanks
    Andy
  • edited July 2016
    My current setup is Panasonic GX7 with 2 FL360L flashes. Ofcourse with 3 cactus V6 Mark2's.
    I just experience some things not functioning. Sometmies overlight etc.  Any suggestions how to set it up well in this case? I tested it under several stops but above 1/1000. 
  • My current setup is Panasonic GX7 with 2 FL360L flashes. Ofcourse with 3 cactus V6 Mark2's.
    I just experience some things not functioning. Sometimes overlight exposure etc.  Any suggestions how to set it up well in this case? I tested it under several stops but above 1/1000 it becomesblack so what is the highest sync? 

  • My current setup is Panasonic GX7 with 2 FL360L flashes. Ofcourse with 3 cactus V6 Mark2's.
    I just experience some things not functioning. Sometmies overlight etc.  Any suggestions how to set it up well in this case? I tested it under several stops but above 1/1000. 
    Firstly, please check whether the V6II detects the camera system successfully. To see the status screen In the TX mode, press the MENU button and scroll the rotatory dial. When It detected the Panasonic camera, you will a camera icon with "O".

    To set up the camera system, half-press the camera shutter while switching on the V6II in TX mode. Or you can manually select the camera system in the MENU.

    You also need to set up the flash with V6 II in RX mode. The V6II is capable to detect the flash system automatically. Please make turn on the flash first, then switch the V6II in RX mode. Sequence is matter in this setup.

    I hope that will explain the issue.

    Cheers!
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
     
    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • I have an Olympus OMD E M-1 and several Sunpak PZ58X flash units purchased for a Nikon D750.

    Will the V6 II trigger the Sunpaks as remote slaves?

    Yuri
  • Hi Yuri,

    If your Sunpac flashes support i-TTL for Nikon and most likely they are compatible on the V6 II.

    Thanks!
    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. 
  • It does.  Thank you.

    Yuri
  • Good! Then it's likely compatible :)
    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. 
  • Hello @ShaunKing,

    Is your Godox AD360 Mark I or Mark II?  Only the Mark II for Canon or Nikon works in HSS. I believe the Mark I is a manual flash only. In order to work with the V6 II it must be a TTL flash and the flash must be set to TTL mode.

    There should be no problem with the Canon 600 EX-RT and it can be triggered from your Olympus cameras.

    Mount the Canon flash on the V6 II, power it on, switch it to TTL mode, then switch on the V6 II to RX mode and let it auto-detect the flash. It should show a "C" on the LCD.

    I hope the above help! Let me know if you require further assistance.
    i have the flashpoint ad360 mk I, i set the v6 ii flash to Manual and i physically put the ad360 flash itself into hss by pressing the Mode and Set buttons together, my olympus omd em1 picked up the flash and image looks fine

  • Thanks @dale0610 for your test results!  :)
    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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