V6II and light meter problem

edited August 2016 in V6 II Problems
I have both V6 and V6II and my light meter is Sekonic L-308S. I use the light meter with cordless flash mode. When I use V6 as trigger and receiver, the light meter works fine and accurate after I remotely change flash output and push V6 test button. But when I use V6II, the light meter's reading remains the same after I remotely adjust the flash output (the flash output dose change). I think the light meter is interfered by pre-flash signal or something. Can you fix this bug in the coming firmware update? I don't want to use PC sync cord.

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  • How is this a V6II bug, if the flash output changes?

    The pre-flash is unavoidable with system-dedicated flashes.

    BTW, have you upgraded to the latest V6II firmware? Earlier versions did not observe trigger signals at the external sync port, i.e., a light meter would not fire a test shot when connected to a V6II. I guess this is unrelated to your problem but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
  • ...Can you fix this bug in the coming firmware update? I don't want to use PC sync cord.
    Hi there, what firmware version are you currently running on your V6 II?

    Version 1.1.003 should have addressed a sync port bug found on 002.

    Thanks!
    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".

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  • edited August 2016
    I have already upgraded to latest firmware version 1.1003
  • Oh wait, you said...
    ... I don't want to use PC sync cord.
    So you want to use your Sekonic light meter to wirelessly trigger the Cactus V6 II - without any sync cable? That is not possible.

    The setup should be like this:

    Your hand > Sekonic > sync cable > 3.5mm jack of V6 II, set to TX mode

    When you press the trigger button on the Sekonic, it sends a signal to the V6 II TX and it'll trigger your off-camera flashes connected to V6 II RX units.

    Hope this clears confusion if any.

    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".

    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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