Olympus E-M5 MK2 with Godox AD360 MK2 and Cactus V6 Mk2

Hi all,

I have an Olympus E-M5 Mk2 and a Godox AD360 Mk2 and i would like clarification before i buy the Cactus V6 Mk2. Will i need 2 triggers one for the camera and one for the flash or will the Cactus V6 Mk2 on the camera communicate directly with the Godox flash without the 2nd Cactus V6 Mk2 on the flash, as they both work on the 2.4Ghz wireless network. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks Andrew

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  • Hi Andrew,

    Get two (2) V6 II units, one on camera, and the AD360 II mounted directly on the second V6 II. This is how the V6 II was designed to function. So adopt this for best results.

    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", "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. 
  • Thanks Antonio for the info. One other question are the prices on the website in USD or AUD.

    Cheers Andrew
  • If you are referring to the Cactus Store, it's in USD.

    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,
    I recently got Flashpoint SL 360 C(I think it  is a clone of Godox AD360 MK2,Canon version) and tried to use it with my Fuji X T2.I used 2 Cactus V6II ,transmitter shows Fuji camera, receiver shows Canon ,flush profile auto Canon.I am able to use it as a  "dumb trigger"however not able to change any settings of the flush wirelessly.Should not I be able to do it?

  • Vlad said:

    ... however not able to change any settings of the flush wirelessly.Should not I be able to do it?


    Have you already set the flash to TTL mode?

    Also how far were you, or the V6 II TX unit, from the flash mounted on V6 II RX unit?

    You may try setting the work range to SOHRT under: Menu > Radio Setup > Work Range.

    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. 
  • Thank you Antonio,I think I had wrong settings at first,now it is all working including HSS.
    Thanks a lot,
    Vlad
  • Vlad said:

    Thank you Antonio,I think I had wrong settings at first,now it is all working including HSS.

    Thanks a lot,
    Vlad
    Fantastic!

    Thanks for the update @Vlad.
    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! Sorry to hijack the thread but it's related to omd em 5 mark II. I have the godox ad360 mark 1. Can I still use 2 v6 ii in order to control the power settings as well as trigger the flash? Coz I only have 1 v6 II and rf60x at the moment. So far I've heard ppl that they can trigger ad360 mark II canon/nikon version, but never heard anyone using ad360 Mark I non talk with em5 mark II. Thanks.
  • Hi @fir86
    fir86 said:

    Hi Antonio! Sorry to hijack the thread but it's related to omd em 5 mark II. I have the godox ad360 mark 1. Can I still use 2 v6 ii in order to control the power settings as well as trigger the flash? Coz I only have 1 v6 II and rf60x at the moment. So far I've heard ppl that they can trigger ad360 mark II canon/nikon version, but never heard anyone using ad360 Mark I non talk with em5 mark II. Thanks.

    AD360 Mark 1 is single pin only, so the V6 II won't be able to talk to it.  Only basic flash triggering, unfortunately.

    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", "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. 
  • Antonio said:


    Antonio said:

    Hi @fir86

    fir86 said:

    Hi Antonio! Sorry to hijack the thread but it's related to omd em 5 mark II. I have the godox ad360 mark 1. Can I still use 2 v6 ii in order to control the power settings as well as trigger the flash? Coz I only have 1 v6 II and rf60x at the moment. So far I've heard ppl that they can trigger ad360 mark II canon/nikon version, but never heard anyone using ad360 Mark I non talk with em5 mark II. Thanks.

    AD360 Mark 1 is single pin only, so the V6 II won't be able to talk to it.  Only basic flash triggering, unfortunately.

    Cheers.
    Thanks for the prompt reply Antonio
  • fir86 said:

    Hi Antonio! Sorry to hijack the thread but it's related to omd em 5 mark II. I have the godox ad360 mark 1. Can I still use 2 v6 ii in order to control the power settings as well as trigger the flash? Coz I only have 1 v6 II and rf60x at the moment. So far I've heard ppl that they can trigger ad360 mark II canon/nikon version, but never heard anyone using ad360 Mark I non talk with em5 mark II. Thanks.

    You can stack cactus V6II with godox FT16. Change flash profile to Nikon.
  • kingkong said:

    fir86 said:

    Hi Antonio! Sorry to hijack the thread but it's related to omd em 5 mark II. I have the godox ad360 mark 1. Can I still use 2 v6 ii in order to control the power settings as well as trigger the flash? Coz I only have 1 v6 II and rf60x at the moment. So far I've heard ppl that they can trigger ad360 mark II canon/nikon version, but never heard anyone using ad360 Mark I non talk with em5 mark II. Thanks.

    You can stack cactus V6II with godox FT16. Change flash profile to Nikon.
    Thanks man! It works!
  • I have a Metz AF50 flash for Pentax P-TTL, can I use this flash on my new Olympus OMD EM5 MII with two cactus V6 II transceiver to do HSS ? 
  • Hi there Philip,

    I have a Metz AF50 flash for Pentax P-TTL, can I use this flash on my new Olympus OMD EM5 MII with two cactus V6 II transceiver to do HSS ? 

    Sorry that will be a "No".

    P-TTL system flashes can only be triggered by a Pentax flash due to timing issues.  The same is for Sony and upcoming Sigma flashes.

    It's possible the other way around, if you have a Pentax camera, triggering an Olympus flash. :-)

    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", "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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