Sony Version + some questions.

Is the Sony version already available?

I have several flashes from different brands and it would be fantastic if I could trigger (on all) and adjust the settings remotely on all strobes (except the Jinbei HD600II, only trigger) using one Cactus V6II S Sony transmitter.

- Nissin DI700A (X2) with sony hotshoe
- Nissin i40 (x1) sony hoshoe
- Yongnuo 560 III (x3) canon version
- Yongnuo 560 IV (1x) canon version

- Jinbei HD600 II (X1)

When I order Canon versions for the yongnuo's. Can I trigger and adjust the settings on these canon mount flashes remotely using the normal V6II (canon, nikon) version using the Sony V6IIS transmitter?
And at the same time trigger and adjust the settings on the Nissin's using the V6IIS.
And also at the same time trigger the Jinbei HD600II using a PC sync cable and V6II or V6IIS?

So I would need 1 Cactus V6II Sony transmitter, 3 V6IIs for the Nissin's and 4 normal V6II for the yongnuo's.
And 1 (normal OR S version) for the Jinbei HD600 II.

If I order directly at www.cactus-image.com what is the delivery time to Belgium?

Thank you very much!


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  • The Sony version is available for sale in our online store. Please click below link for the listing,

    http://store.cactus-image.com/cactus-v6-iis-wireless-flash-transceiver-for-sony/
    When I order Canon versions for the yongnuo's. Can I trigger and adjust
    the settings on these canon mount flashes remotely using the normal V6II
    (canon, nikon) version using the Sony V6IIS transmitter? And at the same time trigger and adjust the settings on the Nissin's using the V6IIS.
    Yes. Please use V6II for Canon system flashes, including Yongnuo. Using the V6IIs as transmitter on Sony camera is capable to control power of other flashes with V6II or V6IIs as receiver.
    And also at the same time trigger the Jinbei HD600II using a PC sync cable and V6II or V6IIS?
    Yes. You can.
    So I would need 1 Cactus V6II Sony transmitter, 3 V6IIs for the Nissin's and 4 normal V6II for the yongnuo's.
    And 1 (normal OR S version) for the Jinbei HD600 II.
    That's correct.
    If I order directly at www.cactus-image.com what is the delivery time to Belgium?
    Please expect the delivery in approximate 8 to 12 working days for registered airmail via Hong Kong Post.

    All the best,
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
     
    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • Thank you!
  • and thank you both - this has answered my questions-  for the most part and I think I can figure out the rest!  I suppose this is the reason that when I mount my canon 580IIEx on to the v6IIs to "learn" it, it did not recognize it all all and going through the menu for flash setup it only has sony and auto sony - is this true or is my unit missing it?
    Deb Scannell
  • canon 580IIEx
    Deb Scannell
    You are right. The V6II is the indicated for your Canon flash.
  • HI,
    Quick question relating to TTL
    One of the side notes stated that the cactus does not transmit TTL data via radio.
    How does it transmit the TTL data? If the flash is inside of a modifier (ie softbox or umbrella) how would the flash get the TTL info?

    Thanks
  • HI,
    Quick question relating to TTL
    One of the side notes stated that the cactus does not transmit TTL data via radio.
    How does it transmit the TTL data? If the flash is inside of a modifier (ie softbox or umbrella) how would the flash get the TTL info?

    Thanks
    The Cactus V6II & V6IIS are not intended to transmit any kind of TTL (ADI) info in anyway.
    You must select manually the proper power and zoom using the unit on your camera (Transmiter).
    The flashes on the Receivers must be digital TTL capable to remotely control the flash power and the head zoom.
  • I think I'm really looking for a V6IIx model that has Nikon, Canon, and Sony support.

    I have a lot of gear that is Nikon, but going forward I'm only buying Sony system gear. I really wish I could mix and match. That would be a knock out product.
  • You can already do that with the V6 II + V6 IIs combo, no?

    If you are talking about the same transceiver that allows you to mix and match flashes and cameras then I'm afriiad that's never going to happen, at least with Sony here, with their MI-shoe.
    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", "NIK.A.001", "v.103", or "A06".

    TTL or HSS not working on Cactus V6 II and V6 IIs? Be sure to check hot shoe connectivity by doing the <CAMERA INFO> check.

    Feel free to suggest an improvement or share product ideas. Contact us directly at info@cactus-image.com.  At Cactus, we listen. 
  • I originally was asking for and waiting for a product like that, but because Sony insists on having a flash connector that is wholly different from other flashes (like the whole world o flashes), we'll probably never see a shoe that includes all compatibility.

    Unless, Cactus wanted to be the first and probably only solution for that. However, it'd probably cost a mint and be heavier and bulkier.


  • edited November 13
    • I think I understand this, but want to double check.
    • I currently have 2 V6II units and 1 RF60X, all with current multi-brand firmware. I also have 2 Pentax flashes.
    • I now own a Sony A7III and would like to purchase a trigger for it, i.e., the V6IIs.
    • If I use the V6IIs on my Sony A7III, it will trigger the RF60X in full TTL mode. But I understand that it can only trigger the Pentax flashes with the V6II receivers in manual mode. If I had a Canon flash, for example, it could trigger it in TTL mode. Am I correct in this?
    Thanks for your help.

    PS I really appreciate Cactus's efforts in developing their multi-brand software.
  • @OpenWater That's partially correct.

    The V6 IIs is still capable to trigger Pentax flash, but it's limited to X-sync shutter speed in manual mode, and no TTL and HSS. The reason is the Sony camera sync time won't match with Pentax flashes.

    With V6 IIs as a TX for Sony camera and V6 II as a RX on Canon flash, the cross-brand TTL work in this combination. Just make sure both V6 II / IIs have firmware updated to X-TTL "A" version.

    All the best,
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
     
    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
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