RF60 doesnt connect with V6

edited July 2015 in RF60 Problems

I am having a problem getting my RF60 and V6 to communicate. I have two RF60's and one V6. I can get my v6 to fire one of my RF60's but it wont even communicate with the other. It wont tell it when a group is off and the dial doesn't change the power level. I have it exactly set up like the other, and have tried different groups and channels. It does work on local mode but that is it.

Any help would be appreciated , thanks!


  • You could try to use your working RF60 in master mode to control the other RF60 in slave mode. If this doesn't work either then most likely your non-responsive RF60 is defective.
  • @zahrtman2006 any luck with using the RF60 to control one another in Master / Slave modes?

    You may also try using the V6 to control the power and zoom by setting in V6's Quick Swap mode to CACTUS (ZOOM).

    When you run all these tests, make sure there is enough distance between the V6 and the RF60. For the purpose of this troubleshoot, set them 1 meter apart.

    If all these still don't work, then like Class A said, one of the RF60 may be defective.

    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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