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Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V6

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Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V6
Key Features
  • Remote Power Control
  • For Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Flashes
  • Also for Panasonic and Olympus Flashes
  • TTL Pass-Through for Multiple Flashes
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.
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Cactus V6 Transceiver Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Remote Power Control of Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus and Pentax Flashes
  • 3Remote Power and Zoom Control of Optional Cactus RF60 Wireless Flash
  • 4Absolute Power Control
  • 5TTL Pass-through
  • 6Benefits
  • 7Canon Compatibility
  • 8Nikon Compatibility
  • 9Pentax Compatibility

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.

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 steps
  • Low 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
  • Cactus V6 Transceiver Specs

    Wireless
    Channels16
    Groups4
    Wireless Range328 to 886' / 100 to 270 m
    Radio Frequency2.4 GHz
    General
    Sync Speed1/1000 Sec
    Connectivity
    Inputs/Outputs1 x Mini-USB (Power)
    Electrical
    Battery Type2 x AA
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature4 to 122°F / -16 to 50°C
    Physical
    DimensionsTransmitter: 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.6" / 72 x 72 x 42 mm
    Weight2.39 oz / 68 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 4.1 x 3"

    Cactus V6 Transceiver Reviews

    A great tool

    By Giuseppe
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-03-03

    It works as described. I use it in combination with cactus LV5 with my Nikon D850 and speedlight 910

    So far not bad

    By Shelly
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2018-09-12

    These are much better than my old Cactus 4's, I love the easy attachment, and they were quick to set up. The only thing that was a little annoying in order to get them out of sleep mode, you need to physically click them. It would be lovely if the transmitter did that from your camera. Unless I am missing something.....

    I wanted to like these, but nope

    By Anonymous
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2017-06-13

    I've had to update the firmware multiple times and I just can't get consistent results when shooting with the pass through TTL. Most notably, I loose connection to my flashes, mounted and remote, in the middle of shoots. I shoot weddings, and can't afford to have it stop working in the middle of an event like the first dance or cake cutting. It seems to take very little to jostle my flash on top and disrupt my connection. Probably fine in a studio, but not in the field.

    Nice, easy to operate. I would buy these again.

    By Lloyd
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2017-05-02

    Very nice units, easy to control power output to the remote flashes. The only glitch I have seen is they go to sleep and fail to fire the flash on the first shutter release after they are turned on or have sat idle for a few minutes (dropped one star for that). After which, they never fail to fire. I would definitely buy these again. I shoot a K1 and triggers for Pentax with these features are not too common.

    Great system, extremely comparable.

    By pfownes
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2017-03-03

    Works with multiple brands of flashes.

    Would buy again

    By Michael
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2017-02-20

    So far so good, works with my k-1 and k-3 Pentax, great to be able to set power levels from the camera and set 4 groups to different power levels. Haven't tested it yet on my Olympus micro 4/3 yet but it fires the Metz flash for Olympus from my K-1 camera, this allows me to use different brands with the trigger. I use a Metz 58 AF 1 for Pentax and a Metz 52 AF 2 for Olympus with no trouble. The difference between the AF 58-1 and 58-2 seems to be the 58-2 has a metal shoe and the 58-1 is plastic and discontinued; the reason I mention this is the compatibility menu on the cactus list the 58-2 but the 58-1 works great. The price is cheap enough that I bought one just to remote fire the flashes so I can meter the flash for manual mode. ( When is Sekonic going to come out with a trigger for units other than Pocket wizard?) The unit does not transmit TTL info

    Very Nice...

    By Steven
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2020-08-14

    I've only had it for about a week or so but I've been playing with them now and they work great. I'm new to off-camera flash photography so I can't wait to practice more with them. So far, no issues...

    Versatile flash triggers

    By Willy
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2020-07-18

    I have been using Cactus 4 for more than 6 years and decided to upgrade them. This particular V6 works works well with my Nikon and Olympus DSLR. I was able to control remotely the power on my Olympus flashes. I love Cactus triggers.

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