Battery, USB, Foot
I have been
using a set of Cactus V6 and RF60 for the past 7 or 8 months, and couldn’t be more
adept of the strobist method, the Cactus line of products offers all the
required features, some utilities not found in any other products that really
help, and keeps unnecessary complications at bay – keeping the product user and
after my many uses of the RF 60, I found 3 points that I believe the RF 60
could be improved upon.
1 – Battery
hatch – as already mentioned by another user, I won’t say much, only that
although it does its job, it can be hard to open or close at times and does
feel a little flimsy;
2 – USB connection
– although a marvelous touch, the ability to easily update and share custom
selections between flashes using the USB, I feel its location could be better.
I use my RF 60 with a Joby Gorillapod, the quick release plate permanently connected
on the ¼ screw on the side of the RF 60 – by the way very, VERY well done, such
a simple feature, so much user capabilities – but said plate covers the USB.
Though not a “bad” thing, it means I have to take the plate off in order to
synch my flashes;
3 – Not regarding
the RF 60 itself, but the “foot” – the same that comes with the V6. When you look
at it, the connection itself (the part that resembles a hotshoe), does not have
the same width all the way around. About half way through, it starts to slope which
means, it has no grip to the flash past that point. As I mentioned, I use the
flash out side the camera, so the foot is permanently on my flash. But using your
foot, because of the mentioned detailed, most times it would just fall of my
flash and disappear in my bag – regardless of how much I tightened the flash. Because
of this, I use another flash foot. Again, though not a deal breaker as the RF
60 are amazing products, it is a point that could be improved upon.
I hope this
helps in some ways, as I said, I am a very proud and happy owner of your
products and I can´t recommend them enough – though I do it extensively.
given my experience as “end user”, I feel these points, although of relative
importance when compared to all the other great features of these products,
could be improved.
regards to all of your team, thank you for the amazing products, and for your