Is my flash compatible with Cactus V5?

To check whether your dedicated flash units are compatible with Cactus V5, try attaching them to a camera of other brand in manual mode (e.g. attaching a Nikon TTL flash to a Canon DSLR camera). If the flash can be triggered, it will work with Cactus V5.


  • Hi, will the v5 trigger work with Yongnuo yn-560 III flash?
  • edited January 2015
    The YN560-III can be triggered by the V5 like almost any other manual flash, if you put it on a V5 receiver.

    A V5 transmitter cannot make use of the YN560-III's built-in trigger directly, if that is your question. You'd need to use one of the compatible Yongnuo triggers (not all of them are) for that.
  • Yes as Class A said the YN560-III works on the V5 as it is a manual flash.

    FYI, many other TTL flash would work too but you just have to switch the mode to M (manual) - only using centre hot shoe pin for flash triggering.

    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  At Cactus, we listen. 
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