Problems with Fujifilm XT2 and EF-X500Flash
So, I have just received two V6 II units to use with my Fujifilm XT2 body and EX-F500 flash along with a Canon 430EX III speedlite. I've tried and tested everything I can think of but I cannot get the system to work.
Before I begin I should add that I have removed the spring on the hotshoe.
1. The EX-F500 works fine on the XT2 body without the V6 II
2. I am not using, or even expecting to use, HSS
3. The V6 II on a Canon body with a Canon speedlite works fine using passthrough.
4. I have updated the firmware on both Cactus units and the XT2 body.
So, if I follow the instructions and attach the V6 II to my XT2 with the EX-F500 flash it does detect both the flash and the body correctly. If I set the shutter speed to 1/125, ISO to 400, turn on TTL passthrough, and take a picture with the flash on TTL mode the flash does fire but it always fires at the same power regardless of the aperture setting. I've tried this with both of my V6 II units and they are both the same.
If I then connect the second V6 II to a Canon speedlite as a remote flash, setting the V6 II to RX, it does detect the Canon flash correctly and it does fire, but it is always on full power. If I turn the dial on my camera-mounted V6 II to adjust the power from 1/1 to 1/128 the display on the remote V6 II does adjust, but the power output remains the same regardless.
As you can see, I am having a lot of problems! I want to use one V6 II on my XT2 body with the EF-X500 flash set to pass through so I can use TTL (not requiring HSS). I then want that to trigger a remote Canon flash with a second V6 II. As I say, both the on-camera flash and the remote flash do fire but the power is always the same.