V5 to trigger optically

Hi. I would like to ask if it is possible to trigger flash(es) optically ( infra red) by using only one V5 sitting on the camera or cactus can only be used to work as a radio trigger. I cannot make it work. Using with Canon 5DkII and 580EXII. Hope the question makes sense. Thank you for help. 

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  • The V5 does not use optical signals.

    You need at least two V5 (or compatible) units to trigger something with a V5.
  • Ok, thanks Class A. That is what I thought. I have two of those but recently I got another 580 and was wondering if there was a way to get them both fire without getting another V5 unit. Thank you for your answer. 
  • On the other hand, the V6 can be triggered optically, but you don't need that when you have the V6 right? :)
    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", "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.

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    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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