V6II with Pentax Flash AF-360FGZ



  • ...  It is only "Flash On + Red-eye Reduction" mode that prevents both flashes from working correctly.

    Ah-ha!  Good job spotting the weakest link.

    Thanks for the update.

    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager

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  • Thanks so much for the update. 
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
    Harvest One Limited
  • Thank you for the support to get the AF-360FGZ flash working with the V6II. The AF-360FGZ is getting old now and I will only be using it occasionally. I have a bracket for the camera that allows "off camera" flash attachment for the AF-360FGZ and use a cable between the hotshoe and the flash attached to the bracket for flash pictures. I do not like the flash fixed direct to the hot shoe and in direct line with the lens axis.
    In film camera days I used hammer head flash units on a bracket and the "handle" was usefull as a carrying grip. Today very few speedlights or flash units seem to offer the hammer head type of flash and all look the same. (Just like cars!!!). Have been using the Cactus RF60 flashes "off camera" and light stands using manual mode. I like the idea of the adjustment remotely of the flash units and the ability to achieve above sync flash. See liitle use for remote or Relay mode as I have other controls that do this with timers, interval timings  and count down timer controls to open and close the shutter in a preset sequence or time interval. I am going to concentrate solely on the Cactus flash units for "off camera flash" and eventually (over time) have extra Cactus RF60X flash units. Could really do with a studio type flash light, (portable and/or mains power) that is more powerful than the RF60 as a main light and is fully compatible with the V6 and V6II transeivers. Will save up for when that time might eventually arrive. Many of my older high power flash units have both battery power and the choice of mains power but are not suitable for any digital camera. So few suppliers have this now.(Safety issues!!).
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