Camera (in combination with the V6ii) cuts off HSS while shooting

edited September 2016 in V6 II Problems
I recently experienced, when i'm shooting in HSS, that my camera suddenly stops shooting higher than 1/250. Everything works well but after a while my camera will not go any further than 1/250 in combination with the V6ii. When 'm disconnecting the V6ii i'm able to go HSS again, when i'm connecting a Pocketwizard it als shoots higher than 1/250

If i'm connecting the V6ii again the 'm experience the same problem, it doesn't go any higher than 1/250. Turning everything off (RF60 and V6ii) did the trick, only fore a while.

Nikon D700
RF60 (2x) Updated with the latest software
V6ii Updated with the latest software


  • Whenever that happens, it means the V6 II is not talking to the camera properly - hot shoe connection. 

    Despite it might have recognized the camera as Nikon before, it may got out of contact for a brieft moment and you reconnect it. But despite all the hot shoe pins lining up,  So reconnecting it does not help without restarting the V6 II.

    To auto-detect camera system remember to half-press shutter release as the V6 II switches to TX mode. 

    Please see if this helps.  Thanks!
    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  At Cactus, we listen. 
  • Hi Antonio,

    Thanks for your response! I never dit the 'half-press shutter release' when going to TX mode, so i will begin tot try that first 

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