V6 II HSS Compatibility with Panasonic DMC-G7 (Not gX7)

edited October 2016 in V6 II Compatibility
Hi : )

At the begining, i must apologize for my English, it’s not really good :)

I need a little help. Can You tell me is there a HSS compability between Cactus V6 mark II with Panasonic G7 (DMC-G7) - please do not mistake with Panasonic GX7 with is a different Camera.

Is there a possibility, to get High flash sync on Panasonic DMC-G7? (i will use YN flashes or Cactus Rf60)

Thanks in advance!

Comments

  • Hi @gigacz

    We have not tested the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 so we can't be 100% but it's likely a yes.

    Another user @Wilvoeka also has a G7 so maybe he / she can shed some light.

    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", "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) and not by X-TTL firmware versions: PEN.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet. 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A01 and A02 currently ONLY works with PEN.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.

    Cactus RF60 is now an off-camera TTL flash with firmware version 205 or later!

    Metz M400 (for Fujifilm) is now supported on the Cactus V6 II (HSS and TTL).

    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. 
  • hi antonio, have you tested the other camera mentioned above? the gx7? i was trying out my olympus omd em1 with the manual flashes, the flashpoint ad360 and cheetah cl180 at home and both looks to be working with hss for my olympus. however when i removed the transmitter and put it on my gx7, there seems to be uneven light on the images, same camera settings as on my olympus - the bottom 3/4 of the frame seems noticeably darker than the top 1/4. thx
  • dale0610 said:

    ...there seems to be uneven light on the images, same camera settings as on my olympus - the bottom 3/4 of the frame seems noticeably darker than the top 1/4. thx

    Is it a shadow banding? Or the "darker: area is only a notch darker than other section of the image?

    Were you using Power Sync or Normal HSS?

    Power Sync will have a slight strong brightness wash on the image, at the lower section, due to the shutter opening and power curve of the flash pulse.

    Are you using auto-detect on the TX unit? Half-press shutter button at device start up so the V6 II can auto-detect the camera system?

    It would help if you could include a thumbnail of the two sample images, on the GX7 vs Olympus (which model?)

    And no, unfortunately we haven't got the GX7 to test. We only have the GX8.
    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", "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) and not by X-TTL firmware versions: PEN.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet. 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A01 and A02 currently ONLY works with PEN.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.

    Cactus RF60 is now an off-camera TTL flash with firmware version 205 or later!

    Metz M400 (for Fujifilm) is now supported on the Cactus V6 II (HSS and TTL).

    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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