RF60 HSS mode missing (?)

Hello team,

I recently bought a RF60 along with a V6II to use with my XT1 (and x100t if possible). I just managed to get Power and zoom adjustments to work via the V6II, but now it seems like the HSS mode of the RF60 is missing. As I upgraded the firmware on the RF60 along with the V6II, to the latest firmware available (mac user), the HSS mode is not available when I'm in S mode on the RF60. When in S mode I push the MULTI/HSS button but it only goes to multi not HSS. Any advice? Thank you.

/Erik Forsberg     

Comments

  • Hi Erik,

    The X100 series camera uses a leaf shutter, so it doesn't really need HSS per se. You will be able to sync up to 1/1000s and maybe 1/2000s at certain apertures.

    As for your X-T1
    1. Has the hot shoe metal spring plate been removed?
    2. Did
      the V6 II auto-detect the camera as Fujifilm by half-pressing the
      camera shutter button while switching the V6 II to TX mode?  Make sure
      to securely mount the V6 II on the camera hot shoe.
    3. Try re-doing the LEARN HSS process in case it actually failed in recording the timing on the first run.
    4. Before shooting above camera's x-sync speed (1/250s on the X-T2), manually switch ON Forced HSS by pushing the Adjustment Dial.
    5. Similarily, before shooting at or below camera's x-sync speed (1/250s on the X-T2), manually switch OFF Forced HSS by again pushing the Adjustment Dial.
    6. Make sure both the V6 II are running on the firmware version

    On the RF60, you do not need to manually adjust anything to turn on HSS. It is on by default. Make sure it's the latest firmware, v2.04.

    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. 
  • Hi Antonio, 

    Regarding the x100/s/t what is the t.1 pulse time for the rf60? I read in the manual 1/300s - 1/20.000s. Say I'm at 1/1000s shutter speed on my x100t, how do I know that the rf60 pulse stays below 1/1000s? 

    1. No
    2. Yes, camera detected as Fujifilm, simply by turning the camera on. Securely mounted v6II on camera. 
    3. Done, but the flash does not fire above 1/180s on my xt1. 
    4. Switched on, flash does not fire above sync speed (valid for both ON and OFF). 
    5. Done, flash fires below and at sync speed (1/180s) when OFF, not when ON. 
    6. I only use one V6II, on camera. 

    Firmware on V6II: 1.1.006
    Firmware on RF60: 2.04 

    /Erik 
  • Hi Erik,

    Try doing a factory reset and see if you can detect the camera as Fujifilm. I doubt you are able to get the V6 II auto-detect without half pressing the camera shutter button. So maybe you once manually selected the camera system as Fujifilm?

    We recommend you to remove the metal plate, before trying anything else.
    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. 
  • It's set to auto detection and it works for both my x100t and my xt1. What do you mean by removing the metal plate?

    Thanks
    Erik
  • edited December 2016
    Technically speaking you don't need to auto-detect your X100T since it uses a leaf shutter. You only needed the centre hot shoe connection on the V6 II as it does not have a maximum x-sync speed.

    The X100T will not support HSS, as listed on our website, under Notes on compatibility:

    Camera(s) tested that does not support high-speed sync modes on the Cactus V6 II:
      - Fujifilm X-E2 (Updated: July 18, 2016)
      - Fujifilm X100T (Updated: September 7, 2016)
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    And about removing the metal spring plate, this is what I meant:


    Please let me how you get on. 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. 
  • Thanks, I removed the metal plate and now the flash fires at higher shutter speeds. However I haven't got a shot without partial black frame. Any thoughts? 

    And btw, I get the thing with the x100t, I've been using its leaf shutter for flash work several years now. 

    /Erik 
  • Thanks, I removed the metal plate and now the flash fires at higher shutter speeds. However I haven't got a shot without partial black frame. Any thoughts? 
    Try redoing LEARN HSS.

    FYI shutter timing on most (if not all) Fujifilm X cameras changes all the time. So the moment V6 II learns a timing may not be the one it uses when you take the actual shot.

    And btw, I get the thing with the x100t, I've been using its leaf shutter for flash work several years now. 

     
    Right, so as you know leaf shutter camera does not have an x-sync speed, so nor would HSS be in its dictionary.  So essentially tou are using the V6 II as a manual trigger. Like the original V6 it can support up to 1/1000s.

    Cheers!
    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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