Fujifilm compatibility with X-T2

Hi,

I just received my new Fujifilm X-T2. I already worked with Cactus V6 II and RF60's in combination with my X-T1 and that worked properly, but with my new X-T2 it will not work in HSS mode. As soon as I use Forced HSS, the flashes will fire with a 2 second delay after shutter already released. I have the latest firmware update installed: 1.1.004



Greetings, Thomas

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  • Same problem.  Updated firmware.  Tx unit does not detect camera as FUJI, it selects OTHER in auto mode.

    Tx unit set to "OTHERS", flash works ok up to max sync speed.  Past 1/250, flash fires but does not show up at all in the exposure.  No black bar at bottom of frame.

    Tx unit manually set to "FUJIFILM", flash does not work at all.  Upon shutter release, Rx unit flash green led to acknowledge command but flash does not fire.  Pressing test button on Tx unit triggers flash.

    When will a new firmware be available?

  • When will a new firmware be available?
    Yes of course.... we will soon get our hands on the X-T2.
    We don't have a date yet.
    Will keep y'all posted.

    FYI the X-T2 runs on the newer firmware version, which is suppose to communicate wtih the upcoming Fujifilm EF-X500 flash. This firmware finally adds HSS.  Whilst the current firmware on the V6 II "created" a Forced HSS for Fujifilm, working on existing Fujifilm cameras, so certinaly it won't work with the real deal (Fujifilm's own HSS).

    Thank you!
    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. 
  • Thank you, please keep us updated indeed! :)
  • Already some indication on when to expect a firmware update to resolve X-T2 compatibility? Is it a matter of days/weeks/months?

    Thank you? 
  • Just got the cactus v6 ii radios and updated them to the latest firmware. I use nikon sb-800 flashes and fuji x cameras. With my fuji x-t1 remote power control works fine but with fuji x-t2 I have to push the test button after each power adjustment to get the flash to fire at the new power settings. Is this normal?

    Other question: can I use remote power control with the nissin i40 flash (fuji) and my cactuses?

    Very nice things these cactus radios, will look into HSS territory later on
  • henryx, can I ask for your advice. I have a similar setup, but with a fuji x-pro2 instead. so far, I've not been able to get HSS to work at all with my Nikon SB800. Did you do anything special to get your fuji camera to talk HSS via cactus to the SB800? Thanks for your help.
  • Foshpompa, I tried and tried but I could not get HSS to work with the Fuji x-t2 via cactus to the SB-800. Seems like we have to wait for the firmware update from fujifilm and cactus. However, I achieved HSS with the fuji x-t1 via cactus to the SB-800. I even achieved HSS with the fuji x-t1 via cactus to the nissin i40flash (nissin i40 in manual mode in blinking HSS mode, the cactus radios in manual mode).
  • Henryx, foshpumpa, check the V6 II problem forum and message Antonio, he has a beta firmware that is working for many people, including me (XT2 and Nikon SB900s).
  • Upwithmike, thanks, I checked the forum you suggested. As I do commercial work, I"ll skip the beta firmware and patiently wait for the fuji x-t2 firmware v.2.0 to come out in October. That will most probably support HSS. Until then I will continue to use my fuji x-t1 for those rare cases when HSS is needed. Patience is a virtue;-)(
  • Upwithmike thanks, I just wrote them an email to get the beta driver.
  • Sorry people I should of xposted the beta firmware post to this thread:

    http://www.cactus-image.com/community/discussion/1005/fujifilm-x-t2-compatibility-with-cactus-v6-ii-to-support-hss/p1

    If anyone is interested to trying the beta firmware please send us an email.
    But I think we are ready to release within a couple of weeks.

    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 info@cactus-image.com.  At Cactus, we listen. 
  • I downloaded the beta driver, removed the hot shoe spring from my X-Pro2 and voila, it works.
    Excellent support Cactus, keep up the good work!
    Dave
  • Thanks Dave!

    We are receiving more Fujifilm user feedbak daily and we hope to release an official update soon.
    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. 
  • How/where do I get the latest beta V6II firmware so that my unit is HSS compatible with the latest Fuji X-Pro2  2.0 firmware?
  • Please contact our customer service for beta V6II firmware. 

    Thank you. 
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
     
    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • Unfortunately, I have to report that the results of shooting in HSS are completely inconsistent with the X-Pro2 and Nikon SB800.

    Sometimes, the Nikon SB800 fires at the power level I set, sometimes only at 1/128 or not at all. The settings are constant throughout my test shoots, basically I just keep pressing the shutter button on the X-Pro2.

    I suspect the problem lies in the hotshoe connection between the Cactus and the X-Pro2, however I don't know how to back my theory up (I did remove the hotshoe spring).
  • For your SB-800, are you using auto-detect?
    If you are, always switch on the protable falsh first, then the V6 II to RX mode.
    Or you may also manually selecting a flash profile.
    Please let me know 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 info@cactus-image.com.  At Cactus, we listen. 
  • Unfortunately, I have to report that the results of shooting in HSS are completely inconsistent with the X-Pro2 and Nikon SB800.

    Sometimes, the Nikon SB800 fires at the power level I set, sometimes only at 1/128 or not at all. The settings are constant throughout my test shoots, basically I just keep pressing the shutter button on the X-Pro2.

    I suspect the problem lies in the hotshoe connection between the Cactus and the X-Pro2, however I don't know how to back my theory up (I did remove the hotshoe spring).



    I have noticed that if I half-press the shutter release, also the camera to acquire focus, then fully depress that the flash fires correctly.  If I fully depress the shutter button without a pre half-press, the camera will still wait for focus to acquire prior to releasing the shutter; however, the flash will not fire.  Are you noticing a misfire when you half-press the shutter prior to full release?

    Kurt

  • What is the current beta version number?
    Do we know where there will be a final release that works with XT2 and provides HSS?
  • Released, 1.1.005.

    You can get it by just clicking Check Latest Firmware button in the Firmware Updater program.
    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. 
  • OK just done some testing with my Cactus V6 Mkii units. Both at version 1.1.005 firmware.

    Using Nikon SB800 in one Cactus hotshoe and the other Cactus in the XT2 in the hotshoe.



    Triggering at all speeds works fine, as does power control.

    You MUST have the FORCED HSS switched ON.

    The Cactus unit (TX) seems to forget what HSS mode it was last in, so you need to make sure that Forced HSS is set before using.



    Dont seem to be able to change the flash zoom up/down as I know is possible with the Cactus RF60 unit.

    The HSS now works at all speeds but at 1/8000 it seems to be patchy works sometimes but not others. At 1/4000 and below, all things work as expected.

    My SB800 loses about two stops of power in HSS mode.


    Should the flash zoom on the SB800 be controlled by the v6 Mkii?


  • edited November 2016
    ...The Cactus unit (TX) seems to forget what HSS mode it was last in, so you need to make sure that Forced HSS is set before using.




    Actually, that was done on purpose. Forced HSS must be manually switch on after every power cycle.

    Again, when the EF-X500 is available, we hope there's no longer the need to deal with "Forced HSS".
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    ... Dont seem to be able to change the flash zoom up/down as I know is possible with the Cactus RF60 unit.




    I suppose you already pressed the OK button to swap between power and zoom on the V6 II?

    We don't have any SB-800 left in the studio but tested on a SB-600 and it worked just fine.  For my test I used the AUTO flash profile.

    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 info@cactus-image.com.  At Cactus, we listen. 
  • Hello, I just upgraded my Cactus V6 Mkii units to version 1.1.005 firmware and I´m very pleased: they work marvelously on my Fuji X-T2 and Fuji X-T1 with Nikon SB-800 flashes. HSS works too! The new continuous AF-assist is also very nice to have in dark conditions. With the Nissin i40 (for fuji) flash everything else works fine but HSS won't work as expected. The Nissin i40 works well in TTL and HSS when on the Fuji X-T1, when do you suppose the Fuji X-T2 will receive an upgrade so it can also support TTL flash? I really need a TTL flash for those fast reportage action situations in press conferences and so on.
    Thanks for your answer and keep up the good work.



  • henryx, are you able to change the power of the flash via the Cactus? that never seemed to work for me. all that happened was that the Cactus units thought they were changing the power (1/1 1/2 1/4 etc.) but in reality it didn't affect the flash at all. Thanks!
  • foshpumpa, I retried just to make sure: power control works fine, also in HSS. Did you upgrade to the new 1.1.005 firmware? Before shooting, did you first turn on the remote flash, then the cactus under it, then the cactus on top of the camera and finally the camera?
  • henryx thanks, i'll try like you said. my order used to be: camera, cactus on camera, flash, cactus under flash. i still have the beta version of the firmware, will check what the upgrade does. thanks for your help!
  • Yes I did use the OK when trying to use the zoom function.
    I will try with my SB600 but SB800 are my main units.
  • ... when do you suppose the Fuji X-T2 will receive an upgrade so it can also support TTL flash?



    I think your question should be rephrased to - "When do you suppose Nissin will upgrade their i40 to support TTL on the Fujifilm X-T2?"

    It should also apply to X-Pro2 running on v2.0.

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    ...Thanks for your answer and keep up the good work.


    Thanks for the encouragement, @henryx!
    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. 
  • Yes I did use the OK when trying to use the zoom function.
    I will try with my SB600 but SB800 are my main units.
    Thanks and keep us posted.

    Just remember to switch on the flash first, then the V6 II so it could detect the flash properly.

    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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