Sony A6000 with RF60 (remote)

edited August 2016 in V6 IIs FAQ
Hello,

I already have some Cactus V6 II (normal ones) and some RF60 flashes. I usually have a Cactus V6 II on my Nikon D810 that trigger the flashes.

If I want to use the Sony A6000 the same way, with HSS working, what exactly do I need to make this setup work with HSS ?

1. Just the Cactus V6 II Sony ?
2. Or I can just buy the Sony ADPMAA and plug the Cactus V6 II on top of it to trigger the flashes ?
3. Or if I use a simple converter (sony -> nikon) like this one: https://www.amazon.ca/Neewer-Converter-Adapter-Cameras-Camcorders/dp/B00R7H47VW, should I be able to use the Cactus V6 II and have HSS working ?

What is exactly the difference between Cactus V6 II and Cactus V6 IIs ? The shoe mount only ? Or there's some differences in camera support also ? I'd like ideally to re-use my existing V6 II as possible: I just need to TX the signal, I do not need compatibility for sony flashed for example.

Thanks!
-- Mathieu

Comments

  • Hello Mathieu,

    Your first guess is correct:

    1. Just the Cactus V6 II Sony ?

    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", "NIK.A.001", "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) but not by X-TTL firmware versions:  PEN.A.001 NIK.A.001 OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet for an "A" version firmware on the V6 (MK1). 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A04 and A03 currently ONLY works with PEN.A.001 NIK.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.

    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. 


  • What is exactly the difference between Cactus V6 II and Cactus V6 IIs ? The shoe mount only ? Or there's some differences in camera support also ? I'd like ideally to re-use my existing V6 II as possible: I just need to TX the signal, I do not need compatibility for sony flashed for example.

    Thanks!
    The entire architecture is different, both hardware and software, between V6 II and V6 IIs.

    In order to read all the camera information from the Sony camera, you will need the V6 IIs with the Sony MI Shoe.

    The Neewer adapter might work? We haven't tested one so we can't be sure...
    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", "NIK.A.001", "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) but not by X-TTL firmware versions:  PEN.A.001 NIK.A.001 OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet for an "A" version firmware on the V6 (MK1). 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A04 and A03 currently ONLY works with PEN.A.001 NIK.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.

    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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