Pentax K3, Pentax K1 + Metz 58 AF-2, Metz 52 AF-1

Hey guys,
I'm thinking about buying some triggering system for my combo. After reading a lot of forums I finished with the idea of buying Cactus V6 II.
Right now I'm using Pentax K3 with Metz 58 AF-2 and Metz 52 AF-1 flashes. And I'm planning to buy Pentax K1 very soon. That's why I need to know if you have any experience with this combination I mentioned. I would like to be able to trigger both Metz flashes from K3 or K1. So it means I have to buy three transceivers to be able trigger two flashes from camera. I have some cheap triggers from ebay right now, and it isn't the best thing for serious work. From time to time I can see dark bar from shutter on my photos because of some unknown problem between the triggering system. An sometimes it just didn't fire the flash. It's a normal problem with cheap triggers. That's why I would like to have some high-quality triggers without failures. Do you experience any mentioned problems with Cactus V6 II?
The most important question is if my combination camera-flash with Cactus will be able to shoot in HSS (up to 1/8000s). 
I hope you can help me with this :-)
thank you
Erik

Comments

  • Hi @Erik,

    We have the Metz 58 AF-2 and it works. The 50 AF-1 I'm not sure as we don't have one in the studio.

    Both the K-1 and K-3 should not have a problem with the V6 II.

    Other Pentax users may want to chime in.

    Cheers!
    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", "NIK.A.001", "v.103", or "A06".

    TTL or HSS not working on Cactus V6 II and V6 IIs? Be sure to check hot shoe connectivity by doing the <CAMERA INFO> check.

    Feel free to suggest an improvement or share product ideas. Contact us directly at info@cactus-image.com.  At Cactus, we listen. 
  • Great :-)
    So I will go definitely into Cactus system. Thank you for help
  • Thanks for choosing Cactus, @Erik!

    Let us know if you have any questions with the setup or any of its functions.

    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", "NIK.A.001", "v.103", or "A06".

    TTL or HSS not working on Cactus V6 II and V6 IIs? Be sure to check hot shoe connectivity by doing the <CAMERA INFO> check.

    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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