Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V6

SKU
119210
product overview
product overview
  • Remote Power Control
  • For Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Flashes
  • Also for Panasonic and Olympus Flashes
  • TTL Pass-Through for Multiple Flashes
  • Learning Mode for Analog TTL
  • Range: 100 m - 270 m
  • USB Port
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The Wireless Flash Transceiver V6 from Cactus will wirelessly trigger your Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Panasonic, Olympus and 15 other models from 328 to 886' away, depending on conditions. In fact, many of the flashes that are not on the compatibility list (see features) can be used via the V6's Learning Mode. The V6's TTL Pass-Through technology allows you to mount both the V6 and your flash with its TTL connection intact while you remotely regulate power and trigger your slave flashes. In keeping with the V6's status as a transceiver, it has both a mounting foot and a hot shoe allowing it to be used on camera or as a slave with an untethered flash. The V6 runs on 2 AA batteries, or optional USB or DC power sources.

Note: For compatibility please see the specification tab or contact our sales team.

Remote Power Control of Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus and Pentax Flashes

Each flash model has its individual power level characteristics. Cactus has profiled more than 30 popular flash models across a wide range of brands so that the V6 can precisely control their output levels. With this unique feature, photographers can remotely control the flash power of various flash models, even of different brands.

Currently, more than 30 popular flash models from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Metz, Nissin, etc. have been profiled and pre-installed on the V6. A firmware update also allows control of Panasonic and Olympus flashes. By selecting the pre-installed flash model on the Cactus V6 the photographer can remotely control the flash power output of the selected flash model wirelessly through the Cactus V6.If a flash model is not listed, the V6 may even learn its flash profile and then be able to control the power output of the flash. (See note on compatibility)


Remote Power and Zoom Control of Optional Cactus RF60 Wireless Flash

The V6 can directly control a Cactus RF60 set to Slave mode using RF60's built-in radio transceiver. Besides controlling power remotely in single and multiple groups, the V6 can also adjust the zoom level of the RF60 easily by pressing the adjustment wheel and swap control between power and zoom.


Absolute Power Control

V6 can benchmark the power output of flash models with different GN. In Absolute Power mode, EV numbers can be used to specify an absolute light intensity, independent of the maximum power output of a flash model

TTL Pass-through

The V6 transceiver comes with a multi-system shoe that uses TTL Pass-Through technology to cause maintain TTL connection with your camera with both the transceiver and your flash mounted on the camera.

Benefits

  • Full manipulation of power levels to 1/10, 1/3, 1/2 and 1EV stepsLow Power mode fires the flash for extremely short lengths of time
  • Built-in optical trigger enables pre-flash triggering
  • Group control allows you to control up to four groups
  • Relay mode triggers the camera shutter and flash in sync
  • Delay timer is configurable from 1 millisecond to 10 seconds
  • Mini-USB port for optional power supply and firmware updates


Canon Compatibility

The Cactus V6 can control the following models using its pre-programmed Canon software:

  • Canon: 320EX, 430EX, 430EXII, 540EZ, 580EX, 580EXII, 600EX-RT
  • Metz 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 52AF-1, 58AF-1, 58AF-2
  • Godox V860C, Cactus AF45C, AF50C, Phottix Strato
  • Nissin Di866 Mark II, MG8000, Sigma EF-500 DG Super,Yongnuo YN568EX

Nikon Compatibility

The Cactus V6 can control the following models using its pre-programmed Nikon software:

  • Nikon SB-24, SB-28, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910
  • Cactus AF45N, AF50N. Metz 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 58AF-2
  • Nissin Di700, Di866, Sigma EF-530 DG Super


Pentax Compatibility

The Cactus V6 can control the following models using its pre-programmed Pentax software:

  • Pentax AF 360FGZ, AF 540FGZ
  • Cactus AF45P, AF50P
  • METZ 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 58AF-2

 

  • MPN - CA-DICFLAWFTV6
  • GTIN - 4897035130286
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Name Value
Ports 1 x Mini-USB (Power)
Sync Speed 1/1000 Sec
Control Modes Not Specified by Manufacturer
Channels 16
Weight 68 g
Radio Frequency 2.4 GHz
Wireless Range 100 to 270 m
Groups 4
Brand Cactus
Battery Type 2 x AA
Operating Temperature -16 to 50C
Dimensions 2 x 72 x 42 mm (Transmitter)

Compatibility List

Cactus Firmware Compatibility

Firmware Generations

V6II

V6 IIs

V6

RF60X / RF60

Current “A” versions

V62.A.001

Multi-brand HSS

SON.A.003

Sony X-TTL

V61.A.002

Multi-brand

RF60X : A.08

RF60 : A.07

CAN.A.003

Canon X-TTL

FUJ.A.003

Fujifilm X-TTL

NIK.A.004
Nikon X-TTL

OLY.A.003

Olympus X-TTL

PEN.A.004

Pentax X-TTL

SIG.A.003

Sigma X-TTL

Legacy versions

1.1.013

Multi-brand HSS

SON.1.002

Sony X-TTL

2.1.001
Multi-brand

RF60X: 1.03

RF60: 2.05


V6 II Compatible Camera Models
  • Compatible Camera System
  • Tested Model
  • Canon
  • EOS 1D, 1DX, 1DX II1, 5D, 5D III, 5D IV, 6D, 50D, 60D1,70D1, 550D1, 600D1;
  • Fujifilm
  • X-H1, X-T12, X-T2, X-Pro1, X-Pro22, X-T201, X-301, X-E1, GFX 50S;

  • Following camera models do not support high-speed sync modes on Cactus V6 II:
  • Fujifilm X-E2, XE2S, X100T, X100, X-M1, GFX50R;
  • The following camera models do not support cross-brand TTL on Cactus V6 II except the triggering of Cactus RF60 / RF60X Wireless Flash:
  • Fujifilm X100. X100S, X100T, X100F
  • Nikon
  • D5001, D6001, D6101, D750, D7001, D8001, D8101, D3200, D5100, D53001, D55001, D71001, D72001;
  • Olympus
  • O-MD E-M12, E-M1 II, E-M5, E-M5 II1, E-520;
  • Panasonic
  • Lumix DMC-GX8, DMC-G85, DMC-GH41, DMC-GH51;

  • The following camera models is required to use CUSTOM SETTING under CAMERA & FLASH SETUP menu in the V6 II TX menu. This option enables the V6II to sync at high-speed shutter.
    • TYPE 1 = Lumix DMC-GH5
  • Pentax
  • K-1, K-3, K-3 II1, K-5, K-5 II1, K-70, K-S2, 645Z, 645D1, K100D, K20D, KP, K-X;

  • The following camera models is required to use CUSTOM SETTING under CAMERA & FLASH SETUP menu in the V6 II TX menu. This option enables the V6II to sync at high-speed shutter.
    • TYPE 1 = Pentax 645Z
    • TYPE 2 = Pentax K-S1 / K-30
    • TYPE 3 = Pentax K100D
  • Sigma3
  • dp2 Quattro, sd Quattro;

  • The Sigma Merrill camera is incompatible with V6II.
  • 1 Tested and confirmed by user
  • 2 Camera hot shoe spring removal needed
  • 3 Only on X-TTL firmware
V6 II Compatible Flash Models
Compatible Flash System Tested Model
  • Canon
    E-TTL / E-TTL II HSS
  • Canon 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 550EX1, 580EX, 580EX II, 580EX II, 600EX-RT;
  • Godox TT685, V860C;
  • Metz 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 52AF-1, 58AF-1, 58AF-2, 64AF-1;
  • Nissin Di600, Di622, Di700, Di866, Di866II, i40, MG8000;
  • Phottix MITROS, MITROS+ 1;
  • Pixel X650C, X800C;
  • Sigma EF-6301;
  • Shanny SN600C;
  • Yongnuo 568EX, 568EX II;
  • Nissin i401, i601;


  • The following flashes are not supported:
    • Sigma EF-500 DG Super, EF-610 DG SUPER ETTL II, EF-610 DG ST ETTL II
  • Fujifilm
    TTL
  • Fujifilm EF-42, X5001;
  • Nissin i40, i601;
  • Metz M400;
  • Nikon
    D-TTL / iTTL FP
  • Godox V860N;
  • Metz 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 52AF-1, 58AF-2, 64AF-1;
  • Nikon SB-500, SB-600, SB-700, SB-900, SB-910, SB-50001;
  • Nissin Di600, Di700, Di866, Di866II, MG8000, i401, i601;
  • Phottix MITROS, MITROS+ 1;
  • Pixel X800N;
  • Sigma EF-530 DG ST i-TTL1, EF610 DG ST i-TTL1, EF-630 for Nikon1;
  • Yongnuo 568EX, 568EX II1;
  • Olympus
    TTL FP
  • Metz 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 52AF-1, 58AF-2;
  • Olympus FL-36R, FL-50R, FL-600R, FL-900R1;
  • Nissin i601;
  • Panasonic
    TTL FP
  • Panasonic FL360, FL500, FL580L;
  • Pentax
    P-TTL
  • Metz 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 58AF-2;
  • Metz flash doesn’t support auto detect from the V6II. Manual select flash system is required. To set up, select <Pentax> under <FLASH SETUP> in the V6II menu.

  • Pentax AF 360FGZ, AF 360FGZII1, AF 540FGZ, AF 540FGZII1;


  • The following flashes are not supported:
    • Sigma EF-610 DG ST for PTTL
    • Metz 52-AF1 for Pentax
  • Sigma
    SA TTL 2
  • Sigma EF-630, EF610 DG SUPER SA-STTL3;
  • 1 Tested with Auto Flash Profile
  • 2 Only on X-TTL firmware
  • 3 Support up to X-sync shutter speed

Notes on compatibility:

  • Cactus V6 II is not compatible with Cactus V6 on firmware version 1.1xxx. Update to the latest firmware (version 2.1.001) on the V6 and the V6 II will be backward-compatible under camera’s x-sync speed;
  • Cactus V6 (RX) does not support Normal HSS when triggered by the V6 II;
  • Cactus V6 (RX) supports Power Sync by updating to the latest firmware (version 2.1.001) when triggered by the V6 II;
  • Cactus RF60 (RX) supports Normal HSS and Power Sync by updating to new firmware (version 200 and onwards) when triggered by the V6 II;
  • Cactus V6 II does not work with any other flash trigger model including Cactus V4, V2s or V2;
  • Cactus V6 II does not transmit TTL information wirelessly;
  • Cactus V6 II is not compatible with flashes or strobes with reversed polarity connectors;
  • Cactus V6 II is compatible with practically all cameras that come with either (1) a standard ISO hot shoe, or (2) a female sync port connection;
  • Cactus V6 II is compatible with the Wireless Flash Transceiver V5 and Laser Trigger LV5 for basic flash triggering and shutter release when the V6 II is installed with Multi-brand HSS firmware (e.g. 1.1.013). (revised April 3, 2018)
  • Camera(s) tested that does not support high-speed sync modes on the Cactus V6 II:
      - Fujifilm X-E2 / XE2S(Updated: July 18, 2016)
      - Fujifilm X100T (Updated: September 7, 2016)
      - Fujifilm X-M1 (Updated: September 7, 2017)
  • The following camera models do not support cross-brand TTL on Cactus V6 II except the triggering of Cactus RF60 / RF60X Wireless Flash:
      - Fujifilm X100. X100S, X100T, X100F
  • Cactus V6 II is compatible with the Olympus O-MD E-M1. However, some copies of the E-M1 come with a thicker-than-usual metal hot shoe spring plate which has to be removed when working with the V6 II.
  • Cactus V6 II is compatible with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. However, due to special timing requirements by the camera it only supports HSS up to 1/4,000s. (Updated: September 1, 2016)
  • Cactus V6 II X-TTL firmware supports RF60 and RF60X. However, due to special timing requirements by Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and G85, a white banding may show on the picture from shutter speed 1/250s to 1/500s when aperture is below F5.6

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