Nikon D3, SB900 & SB800, V6 II won't work properly

I have a set V6 1's. Dropped one and it broke sadly. So a bought a new set V6 II's, ok there are not compatible at the moment with the 1's (waiting for the firmware)...but the old camera / flash combo worked as a charm with the old 1's. But now...I simply don't get this camera / flash combo to work with the II's. Tried everything..it does not regulate the flash (EV changes but output doesn't), doesn't trigger it (other config) and TTL pass won't work. Tried the auto profile, selecting the Nikon camera profile, selected the flash profile...It won't simply work even with the latest firmware...

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  • You need to wait for a new firmware for the Cactus V6, not the V6 II.

    I know it's in the fine prints, but they are important to note.
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    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. 
  • I understood that Cactus V6 firmware will be upgraded, I have patience. But the issue I am having is with two brand new VII units (as mentioned earlier before I bought a set). These new units simply won't get up and running to do the job.
  • Did the V6 TX unit auto-detect the camera as Nikon?
    You may also manually select the camera system.

    I suppose both the SB-800 and SB-900 are set to TTL mode?
    Did you turn on the flash first before switching on the V6 II to RX mode?
    It will auto-detect the flash system and applies an AUTO flash profile.
    You may also manually choose the corresponding flash profile.
    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. 
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