Open Invitation to existing V6 II Pentax users: Alpha Testing for X-TTL

Hey Pentaxians,

We are looking for volunteers who uses a Pentax camera (obviously) and also an original Pentax flash (such as AF360FGZ II, etc.).

This is going to be a quick alpha test run before we dive deep into our X-TTL development. As we want to quickly test something out before we set up the wireless protocols.

We do not have all the camera models in our studio to test, so it's great if you have these camera models:
- Q7
- Q-S1
- K-P
- K70
- K-S2
- K-5 II
- K-500
- K-1
- 645Z

What you will get from the alpha testing firmware version is a very basic one, without any fancy functions except for off-camera TTL metering.

All we need to hear from you is whether you see a correctly exposed image.

Requirements for enrolling for alpha test:
  1. own at least two (2) V6 II transceivers
  2. own an original Pentax portable flash
If you are interested, feel free to leave a message below or email us directly at info@cactus-image.com.

Thank you very much!

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. 

Comments

  • Hi,

    I just bought 3 V6-II, to be used on the following Pentax gear:
    - K20D (if needed)
    - K5-IIs
    - K1
    - AF540FGZ
    - AF540FGZ-II

    If I can help…
  • Thank you @inextenza!

    As mentioned in the other thread, alpha is done and the next phase is beta testing. I will sign you up and when we are ready to start I will send you more details.

    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. 
  • Would love to test the alpha X-TTL with my Pentax K-1.
  • Thank you for offering your help, @dlafferty2.

    For our records, please send us an email or message below with the gear your current have, camera and flashes.

    You may send it to:  info@cactus-image.com

    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. 
  • Hi,

    i'd like to take part of the testing :)

    I own
    4x Cactus V6ii
    Pentax K5 / K5II / K3 / K3II and K1
    Flashes AF360/540 and various others :)
  • Thank you, @BenR for offering your help with beta testing!

    We will send you an email before we are ready to start.

    Cheers and we will be in touch soon.
    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. 
  • edited October 2017
    Hi

    I would like to support your Beta program too.

    Camers: K1, K3, K7, K01, Q10
    Original Pentax Flashes: AF360/540
    Cactus: 2x V6II, 2xCF60
    Metz: M400 & 26 AF1 (Pentax Version)
    Greetings from Germany
    Klaus

    www.Klaus-macht-Bilder.de
  • Thank you Klaus for offering your help.

    Please check PM.
    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. 
  • May i help with a Pentax K-S2, 2 pc Cactus V6II and a 2 flashes (Shanny SN600FGZ, Yongnuo 585Ex, both for Pentay systems) ?


  • Thanks a lot @herdsman, FYI the firmware is almost ready for public release, but we still welcome your inputs. I will send you a PM later.

    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. 
  • So you don't need beta testers anymore? :)
    Have you a release roadmap?
  • The Pentax X-TTL variant has been published already. Just use the Firmware Upgrader.
  • Thanks Class A. Indeed the firmware is now available.

    @inextenza, you can check the microsite:

    Download the Firmware Updater here:


    FYI, below is our estimate for the remaining systems:

    1. Olympus - November 2017 
    2. Nikon - December / January 2018 
    3. Canon - January / February 2018 

    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. 
  • Sorry, I expected an annoucement in this topic :)
  • Sorry, I expected an annoucement in this topic :)
    Thank you for the suggestion.

    In the future, we shall also announce here in the Community Forum.

    Your help is much appreciated.
    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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