Timing off with Fuji Xt1 and Godox v860C

Picked up a pair of Cactus v6 mkII today.

Setup was pretty simple, manually set the TX to Fuji, set the RX to Canon -> 860v.

All was working fine, using Forced HSS, I was able to shoot in HSS mode. Every once in a while at 1/4000 I would get a slight gradient. I realized I hadn' done the "Learn HSS" timing step. Once I did that, HSS won't work at all. Basically I fire the camera in Forced HSS mode and the flash fires ~.5 seconds after the picture is taken and of course the frame is black.

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  • Ok, after re-seating in the XT1 hot shoe and re-starting several times. The timing is working correctly for both my v860c and ad360iic
  • Thanks @adaminnyc for the update.

    Remember to turn ON the Forced HSS by pushing in on the rotary dial. You need to turn it OFF when shutter speed is below x-sync, and turn it ON again when it is above x-sync.

    Hope this helps!  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", "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. 
  • adaminnyc said:

    Ok, after re-seating in the XT1 hot shoe and re-starting several times. The timing is working correctly for both my v860c and ad360ii

    So do you need two Cactus for this? I was wondering if I can make it work with the Godox Trigger and passing through the Godox, so I can adjust power from the camera... How do you turn HSS on manual mode on the ad360ll, I don't seem to find it.. or you are just doing powersync?
  • Yes you may mount the Godox flash trigger on V6 II on top of the camera.

    But actually both the V860C and AD360ii are compatible with the V6 II - they can be auto-detected too for remote power control, remote zoom control, and high-speed sync modes. However the AD360i is a bit weird - you have to set to M mode in order to work, instead of TTL.
    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,

    Let me see if I understand you property. I mean I still need to attach a V6II to the flash either the V860C and AD360II in RX mode in order to achieve that correct? Or you're telling me that the V6 II mounted in the camera as TX can learn and communicate with the the incorporated radio of the flash units... 

    Thanks...







  • ... I still need to attach a V6II to the flash either the V860C and AD360II in RX mode in order to achieve that correct?


    Yes. Each flash needs to attach to a V6 II in RX mode.

    Cactus V6 II does not work with any other flash trigger model (or wireless flash with built-in RF) including Cactus V4, V2s or V2.

    Cheers!
    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, I guess I'd rather give it a go to a couple of RF-60 instead of buying separate triggers. Exciting times for Fuji shooters.. So long waiting for this... Can't wait for BH to have them in stock so I can order a couple.
  • Thanks Antonio, I guess I'd rather give it a go to a couple of RF-60 instead of buying separate triggers. Exciting times for Fuji shooters.. So long waiting for this... Can't wait for BH to have them in stock so I can order a couple.

    It's indeed exctiing news for Fujifilm X shooters!

    They are restocked now at BH, in case you haven't checked already.


    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. 
  • Antonio said:


    Thanks Antonio, I guess I'd rather give it a go to a couple of RF-60 instead of buying separate triggers. Exciting times for Fuji shooters.. So long waiting for this... Can't wait for BH to have them in stock so I can order a couple.

    It's indeed exctiing news for Fujifilm X shooters!

    They are restocked now at BH, in case you haven't checked already.





    Yes, just ordered a couple, thanks!
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