Use a V6 to as remote trigger with a V5 to trigger the camera


I have a V6, a V5 and RF60. What I want to do now is to use the V6 off camera to set power, the RF60 as flash and the V5 to trigger the camera with a cable. Is that possible? I have seen it work with two V6 in relay mode but with the V5 the camera triggers already when I hlaf press the test button where as the flash fire with a full press. I hope this makes sense.


  • Hello @rreopjopo

    You have two options:
    1. Buy one more V5, because it doesn't have Relay Mode and you need to hold the V6 in your hand as that's the unit you adjust power of the RF60.
    2. Sell your V5 and buy another V6. One V6 in your hand as the controller (remote control + remote shutter release), one V6 on camera that's doing the relay, and RF60 off-camera.

    Let me know if I am understnding your setup correclty.


    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. 
  • @rreopjopo:
    Are you saying the camera attached to the V5 already fires when you half-press the test button on the V6?

    That shouldn't be the case. Have you manufactured the triggering cable yourself? If so, it seems like you may have mixed the wiring.

    Your proposed setup should work by entering a delay on the RF60 that corresponds to the shutter lag of your camera.
  • It's the cable that came with the V5 not self made.
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