V6 II with on camera flash?

I know that the camera and flash have to be the same brand in order for the TTL passthrough to work, but what about being able to fire a flash set to manual mode?  I have a Fuji X-T2 and want to put a Nikon SB900 flash on top and set power manually, and the Cactus triggers a remote flash I'm using for backlight.

Would something like this be possible?  It would be really useful for those of us shooting events and weddings!

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  • Yes, but you don't need to set the flash in Manual mode because you can also control the on-camera flash power output (your SB-900) from the V6 II TX unit.

    Set the flash in TTL mode, switch on the V6 II, it will detect your Fujifilm camera as F and the flash as N. Then, press the MENU button and scroll the Adjustment Dial at the same time, and you can adjust the power of your Nikon.

    If you prefer to stick to the dial on the SB-900 you do that as well.

    Set it the Manual, V6 II would detect it as Manual flash - only the trigger signal comes in and trigger the flash via the central hot shoe contact pin.
    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. 
  • Thanks for the quick response Antonio!  I've been testing it with the flash on manual, but something is off with the timing, the flash fires but does not show up in the picture.
  • Same thing if I set it to TTL, did I forget to configure something?
  • Same thing if I set it to TTL, did I forget to configure something?
    No, it's our bad!

    It's a bug which R&D discovered just yesterday and it will be addressed on the next firmware version and we hope to release it soon.

    Thank you for your patience during this time.
    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. 
  • ciao, quindi è possibile montare sulla fotocamera il cactus V6 II ed il flash assieme. Il flash funzionerà in ttl? (1 fotocamera + 1 cactus v6 II + 1 flash = TTL)
    (fuji x-e2 + cactus V6 II + yongnuo 568 = TTL)
    grazie

    hello, so you can mount on the camera and flash cactus V6 II together. The flash will operate in ttl? (1 camera + 1 cactus v6 II + 1 Flash = TTL )
    (Fuji x-e2 + cactus V6 yongnuo II + 568 = TTL)
    tna
  • Hello @maxr
    (Fuji x-e2 + cactus V6 yongnuo II + 568 = TTL)

    That's right.

    The V6 II can auto-detect both the camera and the (on-camera) flash system.  Set the flash to TTL mode, and half press camera's shutter button as you switch on the V6 II to TX mode.

    However, I am sorry to let you know the X-E2 is not supported on the V6 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. 
  • thank you
    fuji x-e2 + 1 cactus v6II + 1 yongnuo 568 = yes TTL and not HSS?
    (sorry, I write bad English)
  • The only TTL part is the flash needs to be in TTL mode so that it can be detected and controlled by the V6 II

    You cannot mix camera and flash systems with TTL Pass Through.

    In other words, you will not be able to have on-camera flash with TTL using a non-Fujifilm system flash.

    Please note that the Cactus V6 II DOES NOT support Fujifilm X-E2.

    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. 
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