• Cactus Wireless Flash RF60X Front
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Wireless Flash RF60X

The Wireless Flash RF60X is a portable flash with a built-in wireless transceiver that supports high-speed sync / FP mode,* AF-assist and an exclusive Cooling Mode.

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Built-in wireless commander and slave

The Cactus RF60X is a 2.4GHz radio-based wireless portable flash with a built-in transceiver that runs on 16 channels. It operates in three modes, Local for on-camera operation, Master and Slave modes for off-camera. To act as a commander, set an RF60X to Master and it can trigger an unlimited number of RF60X set in Slave mode. The effective distance between the RF60X Master and RF60X Slave is up to 100m (328 feet).

Automatic wireless HSS support

When triggered by a Cactus V6 II / V6 IIs, the RF60X supports High-speed sync (HSS) / Focal Plane (FP) mode, typically found on a TTL flash. Controlled from the V6 II / V6 IIs transmitter, the user can select between Normal HSS, the typical longer pulsing flash with lower power outputs; or Power Sync, which gives you a boost in flash power.

Quick recharge time

After firing at full power the flash can recycle as quickly as 1.9 seconds.

AF-assist light

Unlike most other portable flash in the market, the AF-assist Light on the RF60X can also function as an off-camera flash in Slave mode. The Cactus V6 II turns on the AF-assist Light automatically which will illuminate your subject and provide extra light to help the camera lens focus. This is especially useful as the flash is usually placed closer distances to the subject than the camera.

Cooling mode

By intelligently regulating the recycle time the RF60X runs cool all the time. This industry exclusive feature allows the flash to sustain a steady performance even after consecutive full power flashes. You can now shoot without the restriction of an overheat cut-off.

Remote control of power and zoom levels

The power levels of the RF60X set in Slave mode can be adjusted from 1/128 to 1/1 full power in steps of 0.3EV. Zoom level can also be controlled from a wide 24mm zoom to 105mm. With remote power and zoom control, you can place the RF60X units in hard-to-reach places and control its power and zoom level wirelessly.

Group control of up to four groups with configurable Group Alias

In a typical lighting setup, the ability to adjust, activate and deactivate groups of lights is vital in creating the desired lighting effect. The RF60X can be configured into four distinct groups. Power output can be adjusted in individual group or in all groups at the same time for fast adjustments. To streamline the shooting experience, user can rename each group to: KEY, FILL, SPOT, RIM, HAIR, LEFT, RIGHT, BACK and FRONT.

Optical Slave with delay feature

The RF60X has a built-in optical sensor. The optical sensor captures pre-flash signals that are being emitted earlier than the flash sync. By setting the pre-flash optical trigger and the delay timer, you can set the exact time for the flash to start firing. This allows the RF60X to do not only first-curtain and second-curtain sync (also referred as front and rear curtain), but to fire at any given point of the image.

Multi-flash feature

In Multi mode, a rapid series of flashes is fired to capture multiple images of a moving subject in a single frame. This feature is available in all three flash modes so its users can create the desired effects with both on and off camera flash.

Compatible with other Cactus devices

Flash power and zoom level on RF60X Slave units can be controlled by an RF60X Master, RF60 Master, as well as Cactus V6, V6 II, and V6 IIs Flash Transceiver. Cactus V5 also supports basic flash triggering on the RF60X but does not support power and zoom level control on the RF60X.

Notes on compatibility:

  • Cactus RF60X is compatible with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. However, due to special timing requirements by the camera, when triggered by a Cactus V6 II, the RF60 only supports HSS up to 1/1,000s. (Updated: September 1, 2016);
  • High-speed sync is supported when RF60X is triggered by a Cactus V6 II or V6 IIs on a compatible camera.

* HSS/FP mode is supported when RF60X is triggered by a Cactus V6 II or V6 IIs.

  • Guide Number (ISO 100):
Zoom (mm) 24 28 35 50 70 80 105
GN (meter) 33 34 38 45 51 54 56
GN (feet) 108 112 124 147 168 177 183

  • Motor zooms: 24mm – 28mm – 35mm – 50mm – 70mm – 80mm – 105mm
  • Power levels (22 in total):
1/1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 1/64 1/128
  1/2
+0.3
1/4
+0.3
1/8
+0.3
1/16
+0.3
1/32
+0.3
1/64
+0.3
1/128
+0.3
  1/2
+0.7
1/4
+0.7
1/8
+0.7
1/16
+0.7
1/32
+0.7
1/64
+0.7
1/128
+0.7

  • Flash durations(t.5): 1/1,000s – 1/45,000s;
  • Modes: Local (L), Master (M), and Slave (S);
  • Working radio frequency: 2.4GHz;
  • Number of channels: 16;
  • Number of groups: 4;
  • Maximum wireless effective distance: 100 meters (328 feet);
  • Built-in optical slave mode:
    S1 (straight triggering);
    S2 (pre-flash ignored triggering);
  • Flash head swivel: 270-Degree (180-Degree left and 90-Degree right);
  • Power input: 4 AA batteries (LR6 alkaline or Ni-MH), rechargeable Ni-MH for best performance;
  • Battery Type Primary LR6 Alkaline 1.5V Rechargeable HR6 Ni-MH 1.2V
    Flash Count
    at Full Power
    110 170
    Recycle Time
    at Full Power
    2.5s 1.9s
  • Minimum recycle time:
    0.1-2.5 seconds (with alkaline batteries);
    0.1-1.9 seconds (with HR6 Ni-MH);
  • Color temperature: 5600k +/- 200k;
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +50°C;
  • Dimensions: 205 x 83 x 61mm;
  • Net weight: 395g.

  • Flash RF60X x1;
  • Flash Stand FS-2 x1;
  • Carrying Case FC-3 x1;
  • English User Manual x1.