The Cactus RF60X Wireless Flash is a speedlight with a built-in radio transceiver, HSS and stroboscopic capabilities, support for four groups, and delay functionality. It’s compatible with the Cactus V6 II, V6 IIs, and older V6 flash triggers.
Review on Cactus V6 II/V6 IIs
Mark guides you through the various features of the Cactus RF60 Speedlite and V6 Transceiver that he feels makes this the go to off camera triggering system on the market today. Mark then demonstrates how to set up the systems so that you can get shooting straight away, whether you have all Cactus units or if you’re mixing your existing Speedlites through the V6’s so that they all work together. With this simple but effective system off camera flash has never been easier or quicker...
I currently use the previous version of the Cactus V6 triggers along with two Cactus RF60 (Nikon SB800 and Nikon SB80DX) flashes, but I really wanted to try out the High-Speed Sync (HSS) functionality of the new Cactus V6 Mark II for myself, so I cycled over to Outdoorphoto (which was quite the distance) to pick up the shiny new toys for this review.
Cactus Image recently launched a new version of their radio trigger for speedlights and strobes, the Cactus V6 II. In this review, I’ll go over the features of this trigger, how to use it, and do some example photo shoots to test it.
Acest nou transreceptor vine cu doua functii ce vor face sistemul Cactus V6 sa fie printre cele mai bune declansatoare radio universale de pe piata. Este vorba despre functia HSS si de lampa de autofocus cu care este echipata fiecare unitate. In afara de aceste lucruri regasim alte imbunatatiri, precum meniul simplificat cu ajutorul iconitelor.
Bei meiner Suche nach einer Lösung meines kleinen Problems stieß ich auf die Cactus Wireless Flash Trigger V6 II. Die Möglichkeiten lesen sich sehr gut. Nach diesen ist der Cacatus V6 II der erste Transceiver (also gleichermaßen als Sender wie auch Empfänger nutzbar), mit dessen Hilfe man nicht nur alles mögliche an verschiedenen Markenblitzen bunt miteinander gemischt gleichzeitig betreiben kann, man erhält sogar HSS und Powersync. Das alles kommt dann auch mit der Eigenschaft, die Blitzleistung mit dem auf der Kamera sitzenden Transmitter zu steuern.
I trigger Cactus V6 II sono la nuova versione dei radio trasmettitori di cui abbiamo già parlato due anni fa. La novità principale è la possibilità di scattare in HSS (high-speed sync) fino a 1/8000 di secondo controllando potenza e zoom di qualsiasi marca di flash automatico da qualsiasi marca di macchina fotografica!
新版的 Cactus V6 II 上架，支援跨系統的高速同步無線引閃，增加了以下功能：增加高速同步無線引閃 (High Speed Sync) 的支援。雖然 Fujifilm 仍未正式推出支援高速同步的 XF-500 閃燈 (雖然 Nissin i60 for Fujifilm 支援 HSS，畢竟功率太低了)，而 Pentax 的 HSS 是必須使用自家的閃燈。接上 Cactus V6 II 之後，Fujifilm 及 Pentax 均可使用 Canon 或 Nikon 的高速同步 (HSS) 閃燈了！
Hong Kong based manufacturer Cactus Image has introduced the Cactus V6 II, a new version of the already-popular V6 wireless flash triggers, now with cross-brand high speed sync (HSS).
The Cactus V6 II is the first trigger that lets photographers control flashes from different brands while retaining HSS functionality. For instance, now it is possible for a Canon camera to trigger a Nikon Speedlight while using FP-Sync (HSS) and being still able to remotely adjust the power of the flash. And the best thing is you are not only limited to Canon or Nikon!
Here is a quick review of the Cactus V6II and V6IIs on a Sony A7II with latest firmware. I only had an hour time to check them out so don’t shoot me if my info is not correct. I ordered the new Cactus V6IIs and V6II directly from Cactus Hong Kong. Selecting FedEx International priority the transmitters/receivers arrived in 3 days.
One of the cool things about Cactus is that they are constantly consulting photographers how to improve their flashes and remote triggers to make the photographer’s life easier. Most importantly, they listen and execute. Cactus has recently upgraded its V6 wireless transceiver system to allow flash sync speeds of up to 1/8000 sec. I have been waiting for the HSS (High Speed Sync) for my Fujifilm cameras for a long time.
After 5 years of Fujifilm X-series, it marks the start of a new era where Fujifilm users who like flash photography, will no longer be limited by their Fuji’s sync speed. On an X-Pro 2, that is 1/250th, on an X-T1, it’s 1/180th of a second. From now on, you’ll be able to shoot with flash at up to 1/8.000 of a second. The little wonder of technology that makes this possible is a radio transceiver called the Cactus V6 Mark II.
When Cactus introduced its V6 wireless flash transceiver it created a lot of buzz because of an affordable price and it’s cross-brand compatibility. The company's newest model, the V6 II, offers all that and more; specifically, high-speed synchronization and compatibility with Fujifilm cameras (and the original five brands).
Cactus V6 可算是現時市面上最百搭的引閃器，可以同時支援 Canon、Nikon、Olympus、Panasonic 同 Pentax 的閃燈遙控輸出及引閃。剛剛 Cactus 就為 V6 推出第二代新版本，加入了高速同步功能，並且新增 Sony 版本。
Cactus have announced the second generation of their original V6 radio transceivers, now adding High Speed Sync (HSS) to the unique cross brand flash triggers.
Hong Kong-based flash and flash trigger manufacturer Cactus has upgraded its V6 wireless transceiver system to allow flash sync speeds of up to 1/8000sec. The company says that the V6 ll will be compatible with units from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax.
If you own a Canon, Nikon or any major brand of flashgun from older systems, then the Cactus V6 Mk II will allow you to seamlessly use them with your mirrorless or DSLR camera, regardless of brand. Callum McInerney-Riley visited the Cactus Imaging stand at the Photography Show to check it out.
Hace unos días, a través de nuestra filial GoProPixel.com, nos pidieron cubrir una carrera de BTT con más de 700 participantes, teníamos que realizar fotografías de todos ellos en diferentes puntos de la carrera.
Decidimos implementar un sistema automático con un disparador láser. La idea era sencilla, cuando los corredores pasaran por un punto concreto la cámara haría una serie de disparos en ráfaga. Escondimos un emisor y un receptor láser detrás de unos árboles, cuando un corredor pasaba por el medio el receptor láser enviaba una señal por radio a un transceptor que a su vez disparaba la cámara.
In this video I talk about the flash system I've been using for the past year on hundreds of shoots. Its the Cactus RF60 flash and Cactus V6 radio trigger. Disclaimer: I'm supplied with Cactus gear free of charge to use and test. Having said that I do love using this system. It's at least as good as my previous Yongnuo system and probably even a little easier to use and built better, except for the battery door cover which tends to open unexectedly sometimes in my experience. The Cactus triggers fire my flashes very realiably over long distances and are usually always a joy to use. When last checked the prices for the units were around $200US for the rf60 speedlite and around $90 for the V6 trigger...
The Cactus RF60 flash is feature packed and provides the most "bang for the buck" on the market today.
With a GN of 56 (ISO100, 105mm), it's powerful. A built-in V6 wireless flash transceiver provides Master/Slave capability and it can function as a manual on-camera flash.
This video goes into detail on all of the features available and how they can help make better photographs.
Cactus Image este un producator „third-party” cunoscut in special pentru fabricarea declansatoarelor pentru blituri alaturi de multiple accesorii utile pentru fotografi strobisti, blitul RF60 cu transreceiver integrat. Prima mea interactiune cu acest brand a fost in urma cu patru ani cand am achizitionat declansatoarele Cactus V4 care erau decente ca performanta dar nu foarte buna. Acum a fost lansat sistemul complet format dintr-un transreceiver Cactus V6 alaturi de blitul RF60 care are tot un trans-receiver integrat.
We’re testing the silver version of their 60x60cm softboxes, the CB-60S. This softbox is designed for use on location, which means that it has to be portable, easy to set up and tear down, sturdy, all while providing soft yet contrasty light. Read on to see how the CB-60S performs!
Cactus V6 II - High-Speed Sync Tutorial,
by Cactus Ambassador Ilko Allexandroff
Setting up Cactus V6 ii w/ Fuji X-Pro2 HSS off camera flash,
by Zed ProMedia
Blitz-System der Extraklasse: Cactus RF60X
& Cactus V6II, by ishootyou.com
Cactus RF60 - Cactus V6II - Fujifilm X-Pro 2 ,
Strobist Video: High-Speed Sync w. Cactus V6 II Trigger
& Power Sync , by Cactus Ambassador Ilko Allexandroff
SPEEDLITE BASICS | Editorial Portraits - After Dark, by Good Light! Clips
Mirrorless: How to photograph boudoir and beauty with the Fujifilm X-E2 camera, by Good Light! Clips
Live Photoshoot Single Light Portraits | ClamShell Lighting Setup, by Craig Beckta
Nude Portraiture – Educating Tina,
by Matt Granger
Macro Photography - Educating Tina,
by Matt Granger
ROGUE × Cactus V6 × ImageVISION,
Cactus V6 & RF60 Workshop Highlights: FOTOCLUB x Martin's Studio (In Cantonese), by Cactus Image
Cactus V6 | Série of Reviews - Chapter 01 (In Portuguese), by Fotografia Moderna
Cactus V6 Product Overview (In Italian),
by Carlo Orlandi
Cactus V6 field test/review (In Cantonese),
by Yankov Wong
Cactus V6 & RF60 unbox & intro,
by Photography News and Reviews
Cactus V6 Flash Trigger Tutorial - Remote Power Control Canon Nikon & Pentax system flashes, by Cactus Image
Cactus Flashes and Triggers,
by Adam Lerner
Cactus V6 Learning Profile,
by Brian Hursey
Cactus RF60 flash and V6 trigger review, by Pete Leong
An In-depth look at Cactus RF60, by PhotoNewsTV
Low Key single light portraits AT MIDDAY, by Matt Granger
Create a Photo Studio ANYWHERE!, by Adam Lerner
More control, less steps - learn how the Cactus RF60 helps you shoot! by Cactus Image
Created for strobists - Cactus Wireless Flash RF60: Teaser, by Cactus Image
Cactus Wireless Flash RF60 (L'LP bianco...),
by Antonio Iacobelli
Power adjust V6 to RF60 and YN568EX on V6 remote power adjust, by Brian Hursey