Pre-installing Metz Flash

More than a year ago I exchanged emails through this forum when there was the origina V6 and asked why there was not a pre-installed profile for Metz for Olympus as that is the most powerful flash Metz makes for Olympus.  I was told "don't worry, we have good news we are working on that.  I see that the VII has been announced and in the compatibility list for Olympus this Metz mecablitz 64 AF-1 is still not listed - what a disappointment.  Still just those less powerful model from the original V6 days.  How about extending the Metz lineup to include this?  Please advise and thank you.

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  • Hello @azjsb

    There isn't a 64 F-1 profile for you to manually select it on the V6 II, however the V6 II can now auto-detect a compatible TTL system flash, including your Metz 64 AF-1 for Olympus. :)

    In order words, you will be able ot use your Metz flash for:
    1. Remote power control
    2. Remote zoom control
    3. High-speed sync
    Thank you.
    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. 
  • Is this true for the m43 Panasonic gh3
  • HI @jim,

    That's right. Your Panasonic GH3 is compatible. The V6 II will recognize it as an Olympus (m43) camera system. You will be able to the 3 things list in above post if your flash is compatible with the V6 II (except if it runs on Pentax, only a Pentax and trigger it and support HSS).

    If you need additional off-camera flash units, you may consider getting the RF60 instead of getting another compatible TTL flash and an extra V6 II, and you will have a less chunky setup.

    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. 
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