HSS on RF 60

Can i use the V6 to turn on HSS on a RF60?

Thanks :-)


  • No, you have to enable HSS on the flash directly (with two button presses). After that, you can fire the RF60 in HSS mode using a V6.
  • Why is it that I have the HSS enabled on the RF60, and Optical Slave disabled, but when I shoot at 350 shutter speed (a stop above my camera's maximum 250 flash sync speed), using the V6 - there is a black band at the bottom? 

    I thought that you can fire the RF60 in HSS mode using the V6.
    I use a Nikon d750.
  • Kristiyan said:

    I thought that you can fire the RF60 in HSS mode using the V6.
    I use a Nikon d750.

    As you see Class A's above reply, the answer is a no unfortunately.

    The "HSS" mode on the RF60 uses optical slave and you need a TTL flash
    to send out a pre-flash signal.  We call this "HSS Sympathy Mode".

    V6 on its own cannot trigger an RF60 and correctly sync above x-sync speed.

    The black band is aka banding issue and it happens when flash was fired above camera's maximum x-sync speed.

    FYR, here's another discussion on HSS with RF60:

    Hope this helps!
    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. 
  • Thanks, this answers my question. Best Regards!
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