Cactus Transmitter without hotshoe ...plus

I believe cactus can take over the industry with continued development of their cross brand products. a trigger(transmitter) without a hot-shoe would be very welcomed.Phottix-Odin-II.jpg a transmitter like in this image would be nice :) for the mirrorless cameras.  strobes would be a good addition!

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  • Yes, I'd like that as well.

    I don't need an on-camera flash and would love to trade the hot-shoe on the transmitter for a bigger display.

    I wouldn't want to have a wheel like the one on the transmitter shown, though. I much prefer the dial of the V6.
  • Well noted!

    Thanks both for your suggestions. :)
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
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  • For me, I quite enjoy the idea of transceivers. If I'm reliant on a transmitter and something goes wrong on location, id be stuck. With Multiple transceivers i can put any one in transmit mode. 

    Having said that, it could be a great edition to the lineup of cactus products if a trigger like the one suggested above, should work in conjunction with the current V6ii and RF60 system. 
    the benefit besides the larger screen would be more buttons, which means more functions at your fingertips like AF assist on/off, sleep mode on/off or  modeling light on/off. 

    I wonder if such a trigger would be able to crack the code for triggering the kind of studio lights which has RF control already built in like like Elinchrom or Profoto? Not sure if it is possible, but if so, this feature would add greatly to the appeal of the unit and flexibility to add speedlights the same system, controlled by the same transmitter. 
  • edited October 2016 PM

    Thanks LeonsLens for your comments.
    LeonsLens said:

    For me, I quite enjoy the idea of transceivers. If I'm reliant on a transmitter and something goes wrong on location, id be stuck. With Multiple transceivers i can put any one in transmit mode. 

     
    True. Always good to have a back up.
    The other advantage of being a transceiver is the top hot shoe - some people appreciates it having the ability to mount on-camera flash and have TTL Pass Through. Great for event photographers always moving in different lighting environments.
    LeonsLens said:

     

    I wonder if such a trigger would be able to crack the code for triggering the kind of studio lights which has RF control already built in like like Elinchrom or Profoto? Not sure if it is possible, ...
    Sadly no.  This would involves a collaboration with the strobe manufacturers directly.  But maybe they should consider working with us if they are reading this post :)
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
    _____________

    To help us better help you, always state the exact firmware version installed on your Cactus device(s), such as: "1.1.012", "FUJ.1.002", "v1.02".

    Cactus RF60 is now an off-camera TTL flash with firmware v2.05!

    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. 
  • Hello

    I am planning to use Cactus V6 II to trigger Nikon Speedlights and Elinchrom RX500Bi strobes.

    Could you please confirm that tCactus V6 II can trigger Elinchrom RX500Bi strobes.

    What are the limitations, if any?

    Many thanks and regards

    Olivio Argenti FRPS
  • all i want is a redesigned v6ii without a hotshoe
  • Olivio55 said:

    Hello


    I am planning to use Cactus V6 II to trigger Nikon Speedlights and Elinchrom RX500Bi strobes.

    Could you please confirm that tCactus V6 II can trigger Elinchrom RX500Bi strobes.

    What are the limitations, if any?

    Many thanks and regards

    Olivio Argenti FRPS
    Rest assured! The V6II comes with a 3.5mm sync terminal to connect with strobe including Elichrom. Surly, they can work together. 
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
     
    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • new flash looks good. will there be a tx (no hotshoe) coming soon? like by year end?
  • Hi @kinotus
    kinotus said:

    new flash looks good.

    Thank you :)
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    kinotus said:

    ... will there be a tx (no hotshoe) coming soon? like by year end?

    No news yet.
    2017 ... maybe? But probably more like 2018 if there's really going to be one. :)
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
    _____________

    To help us better help you, always state the exact firmware version installed on your Cactus device(s), such as: "1.1.012", "FUJ.1.002", "v1.02".

    Cactus RF60 is now an off-camera TTL flash with firmware v2.05!

    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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