Cactus V6 II freezing X-Pro2 during "Learn" set up for HSS

I can't get the Cactus V6 mark II to work with my X-Pro2 and 2 Cactus RF60 flash units (both now running firmware 2.02) Works well at 1/250 but can't complete the set up for hss procedure. When I set it to do the "Learn" shot at 1/1000 the X-Pro 2 shutter refuses to fire either locking up the shutter button or just making it not fire the camera even when the shutter is fully depressed. I have to turn the X-Pro 2 off and on again to free it up.

Then the brand new cactus V6 II unit's on-off switch stopped working after 1 hour and I am awaiting a replacement unit now. I had the unit set to Fuji camera, auto flash detect, force hss, and the X-Pro2 set to force flash (also tried commander mode).

What could be the issue? any ideas? Any help appreciated.

Comments

  • Hello @Shotem

    What firmware version are you running on your X-Pro2?

    The way how your camera behaved seems as if it's running on a beta firmware from Fujifilm? If that's the case, please try a public firmware version.

    Also please adjust shooting mode to Single Shot and set to mechanical shutter.

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing your test results.
    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. 
  • Ver 1.0.2, I don't have access to beta software,  I only use single shot, and I am on MS only. the new V6II arrives in  a few days (the on -off switch on the first one failed )
  • Thanks @Shotem, that's werid then. because your experience is very similar to X-T2 and X-Pro2 on firmware version fitted with their EF-X500 flash.

    Please keep us posted if the new V6 II unit.

    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. 
  • Everything  except HSS works on the new cactus V6II and the X-Pro2. It will not complete the hss learn set up if forced hss in set to on because the shutter cannot take a shot. If hss forced is set to off when setting up the learn shot then the shot executes but a completely black screen is captured and no subsequent captures above 1/250 work  bars and completely black. I tried setting it up numerous times and have factory reset  the device 5 or 6 times. I tried it set as Fujifilm camera and auto detect flash and auto detect camera and auto detect flash. 

    From my point of view the Cactus V6 II and the Fujifilm X-Pro2 with firmware 1.02 does not work in hss.
  • with the cactus RF60 flash units running 2.0.2 firmware ( I have not tried with other flash brands, I bought the cactus units specifically to do this.)
  • Just updated Cactus V6II firmware, still does cannot complete HSS Learn setup but at least the shutter does not freeze anymmore.
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