Can you publish a compatibility matrix for studio strobe systems

I'm interested in the HSS options this could open up for Pentax users with studio strobe systems (rather than speedlights), since the present option is pretty much limited to Priolite.

Do you have information you could publish on the HSS/PowerSync compatibility with major studio systems (e.g. Profoto, Broncolor, Elinchrom, etc.)?

Thanks

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  • Hello @paulster

    We do not have a compatibility matrix but you can easily check by looking up the specificaiton of your own strobe. Generally a "slow" strobe will work but those with a really short flash duration won't.

    If your studio strobe has a flash duration of 10ms, or 1/100s, at t0.1, it will work.

    FYI, we were able to sync with strobes above camera's x-sync with strobes that has a flash duration of 8ms (1/125s) but our user manual lists 1/100s just to be on the safe side.

    Since you mentioned Broncolor, one of our tester tried the V6 II with the new SIros L, and it worked well up to 1/8000s.

    Thank you.
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
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  • Will the V6II do HSS with Paul buff Strobes... specifically the Einstein?
  • edited July 2016
    Will the V6II do HSS with Paul buff Strobes... specifically the Einstein?
    Looking at the spec for E640, its flash duration is too quick. You would need a "slower" flash.

    https://www.paulcbuff.com/e640.php
    Flash Duration (t.5)

    1/2,000 second at full power
    Flash Duration (t.1) - in Action Mode
    from 1/588 to 1/13,500 second
    Flash Duration (t.1) - in Color Mode
    from 1/588 to 1/8,000 second
     
    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. 
  • If your studio strobe has a flash duration of 10ms, or 1/100s, at t0.1, it will work.
    There are two further potential options:
    1. The strobe allows engaging an HSS mode manually. Some Godox models allow that. 
    2. One uses "trigger stacking", i.e., puts the trigger of the strobe system on top of an on-camera V6II. This will not work will all triggers/strobe combinations, but various people had success with that approach.
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