flash won't fire

I can't seem to get my cactus v6 and rf60 working together.
I should be in the right group etc. when I spin the wheel to modify the flash power, I can see the numbers on the flash moving.
But the flash just won't fire. What am I doing wrong?
If i hit the test button, the flash goes off. Should the test light be on all the time?

Comments

  • If the flash fires when you press the test button on the V6 but the flash does not fire when you take a photo that means that your camera is not sending a trigger signal to the V6.

    What camera are you using?

    If it is a Pentax, you need to make sure that the shutter speed does not exceed 1/180s, otherwise the camera won't generate a trigger signal.

    Some mirrorless models require the activation of a mechanical shutter mode (instead of electronic shutter), before they generate a trigger signal for a hot-shoe flash/trigger.
  • Sounds like a V6 hot shoe connection issue.  Do let us know what camera you are using.
    Thanks!
    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.

    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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