V6II doesn't trigger Godox/Canon triggers in Forced HSS
edited September 2016 in V6 II Compatibility
I'm testing out the V6II on my Fuji X-T1 with Godox AD360 and AD600 flashes. I'm using a single V6II with the Godox transmitter on top. I can get Powersync working with no issues using the simple FT16 and FX16 triggers, but when I try the Canon specific XT32C and X1TC triggers, they will not fire when Forced HSS is turned on. Any ideas here?
As stated above, using their simple, single pin transmiters, powersync definitely does work with only one V6II. It's only the multi-pin transmitters for Canon that I'm having issues with.
Would this work?
BTW I think even 1.1.003 solved the manual flash mistakenly set to Nikon flash.
From our testings, you will need multiple V6 II units to accomplish HSS on your Godox units when triggering from a Fujifilm camera.
"From our testings, you will need multiple V6 II units to accomplish HSS on your Godox units when triggering from a Fujifilm camera. " This just isn't the case, please let me know if there is something I can clarify about my experiences so far. Here is a summary of what I have been able to verify personally:
Fuji XT-1 with V6II on top and Godox trigger on top of the V6II:
- AD600 and AD360 with FTR-16 433Mhz receiver and FT-16 transmitter on camera: Powersync works at all shutter speeds and flash power is adjustable. **The FTR-16/FT-16 combo will fire the AD600 but not adjust power**
- AD600 and AD360 with XTR-16 2.4G receiver and XT-16 transmitter on camera: Powersync works at all shutter speeds, AD360 has full power range, AD600 only syncs at full power ***The strange thing here, is that it actually seems like the flash duration is reduced. If I play with the forced HSS timing in the V6II shooting at 1/2 power, I can center the flash burst and get a black bar on the top and bottom of the image. This leads me to believe that I'm seeing the full flash duration and it doesn't cover the shutter travel. But why would the trigger system change flash duration???***
-All multi-pin transmitters I have tried do not fire on HSS mode, these include the FP R2/X1T, XT32, and Cells II (all for canon). *** I have found that the X1T and XT32 will work if you tape off the 4 extra contacts (for Canon). I realized that problem is with the V6II recognizing the brand specific contacts. I was reading the X1T manual and saw a custom function for a "single pin mode" and set it, I then HSS in both Nikon and Manual modes on the V6II and it still didn't work. I had noted previously that the V6II makes a check next to the Canon option in the flash mode when it recognizes the Canon trigger, and this was still happening even in single pin mode. That made me think that it must sense the pins, even if they are not being used. I then taped the pins on both units and they now fire. Still nothing below full power on the AD600 though.***
Can you share a photo of your setup?
Hi, did you managed to make it work? The Godox Ad360ii with only one Cactus V6ii and the X1 Godox trigger on top? With both, Power sync and HSS?
I have that setup, but still waiting for my Cactus V6ii to arrive, I would love to hear that it works, and won't have to buy a second V6ii.
Thank you very much! I have the Godox and its trigger, but have a different camera, a Pentax 645D. But apparently, it works with that camera as well.
The Cactus will get here on Thursday, and I'll make some test and let you guys know how it went.
The tip about updating the firmware straight away is really good and applies to all sorts of camera systems. In particular with respect to using another trigger on the the V6II, the latest firmware version will make your life easier.
Good luck with your test!
Thanks! It wil get here tomorrow, and I'll try it out. Had to buy a new Godox AD360ii with the X1 trigger, because the older one is in another city, and don't know when I'll get it back.
Can you update the firmware in MacOS? Or only in Windows? I see tow downloads, one for Windows, and another one for MacOS, but both have different versions. Will I be able to upgrade to the latest one with MacOS? Or do I have to use Windows? For example, I can't upgrade the X1 trigger firmware in Mac, only in Windows.
Is there any update from your test? I hope there is a good news from you!
I think by putting other brand's trigger on top of V6II to trigger other brand's strobes is a brilliant way to sell cactus products!
It opens opportunities for cactus V6II to existing users of Pantex, Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic cameras who wish to use their strobes system where has no support previously.
Others are improvising already, by placing "another brand's transmitter" on V6 II RX unit. I have post elsewhere before, and I will post again - a Pentax K-1 and 645Z can trigger a Profoto B1 via the Air Remote.
So in this case there are two wireless hops. One between Cactus trigger and receiver, and the second between Profoto trigger and receiver.
The other way of doing this is to put the Profoto Air trigger on top of the V6 II transmitter on the camera, and not use a V6 II receiver at all. In this case the V6 II is acting as an HSS enabler, and also doing camera format conversion so the Canon or Nikon version of the Profoto Air transmitter thinks it is on a Canon or Nikon camera.
FYI we are still amazed at how such a daisy-chained setup would work even in HSS as anticipate delays with the two wireless hops.
The V6 Ii should be able to detect the transmitter as a Nikon flash device.
See if this helps.
However... The talking part is simply sending a firing a signal.
You cannot turn on TTL Pass Through from say an Olympus camera to a Canon system transmitter.
Also, check if you can turn on HSS on the Interfit S1 without setting the transtmitter in TTL mode.