Problems triggering RF60 from my V6


Got my RF60 today and have been having a play. I own 3 V6. I did own 4 but a fall off a ceiling beam cost me one of them and a nikon sb800 hence the purchase of the RF60. The RF60 was a two birds with one stone replacement or so I am hoping. 

I have, in the studio, used the RF60 in Master mode to trigger a V6 with a Nikon flash on it. I then set up a V6 on camera with the RF60 on the stand across the room (+4m away). Selected the right channels and started playing. The V6 is talking to the RF as I can change power and zoom levels but it won't fire. I have tried 2 different cameras, 2 V6 modules, different channels and groups, and also tried a standalone V6 and fired the test button and still nothing. Every time I can change the power and zoom but there is no flash.

Any thoughts?


  • Updated firmware on RF60 and V6 and it all works now.

    False alarm!!
  • edited August 2016 PM
    Thanks for the update @oac

    Glad to hear you have sorted it out. :)
    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  At Cactus, we listen. 
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