Fuji XT-1 with Fuji flash and Sony flash in HSS

I was so happy to learn about the Cactus V6 ii that would make it possible to use HSS with my Fuji XT-1. However, I don't seem to be able to make it work.

Here's my stuff:
Fuji XT-1
Fuji EF-42 flash
Sony HVL-F58AM flash
Sony HVL-F42AM flash

I just bought two Cactus V6ii transceivers and one Cactus V6ii-s transceiver.
What I would like is to make a set with the Fuji flash and the Sony flash. That is why I bought both the ii and the ii-s transceiver. But the Sony flash doesn't fit the transceiver without an adapter (ADP-MAA) which I do not have yet. The Fuji 42 doesn't work HSS (could be that I do something wrong).
What would be the best solution to make this work? 
Can the Sony work with the Fuji XT-1 in HSS? Do I need the Cactus V6ii-s with an ADP-MAA or will it also work with the Cactus V6ii? There's no need for the transceiver to also fit on a Sony camera. If possible I would prefer to just use the Cactus V6ii, because they are also compatible with Nikon or Nissin flashes.

Hope we can make this work!

Comments

  • Sorry but Sony flashes (V6 IIs RX) can only be triggered by a Sony camera (V6 IIs TX).

    http://www.cactus-image.com/v6iis.html
    As we listed in the footnotes:

    "With the exception of Sony system flashes due to special timing requirements where a Sony flash (RX) cannot be triggered by a V6 II (TX), Sony flashes must be paired with a Sony camera in order to support HSS."

    You can do it the other way around, that is, shooting on a Sony camera and trigger Sony flashes and other makes, such as Canon, NIkon, Fujifilm... (except Pentax, due to the special timiing requirement).
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
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    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. 
  • Thanks for your reply Antonio. Even though it's not the answer I hoped to hear, it saves me a lot of time trying to make it work.
    I will have to buy me other flashes...
  • The Fuji EF-42 should work using HSS. Have you used the "Forced HSS" option?

    I don't know whether your camera model (X-T1?) is compatible with the V6II, though. The Fuji X-T2 does not work with the V6II.

  • I will have to buy me other flashes...
    Cactus RF60 would be an option ;)

    And sell your Sony flashes? Maybe prices would hold since the announcement of the Sony A99 Mark II.
    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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