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Cactus LV5 Laser Trigger

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Cactus LV5 Laser Trigger
Key Features
  • Works with Cactus V5, V6/II/IIs Modules
  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Range of 492' Between Emitter and Sensor
  • Radio Triggering Range of up to 328'
The Cactus LV5 Laser Trigger utilizes an emitter and sensor that can be set up to trigger a camera or flash unit upon changes in the beam's signal. The sensor features an embedded 2.4 GHz Cactus V5 radio module that has 16 channels and a range of up to 328' as well as a standard 3.5mm shutter release port for making a physical connection to certain cameras. Also, the emitter and sensor can work with a large 492' distance between them for more elaborate setups.
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Cactus LV5 Overview

The Cactus LV5 Laser Trigger utilizes an emitter and sensor that can be set up to trigger a camera or flash unit upon changes in the beam's signal. The sensor features an embedded 2.4 GHz Cactus V5 radio module that has 16 channels and a range of up to 328' as well as a standard 3.5mm shutter release port for making a physical connection to certain cameras. Also, the emitter and sensor can work with a large 492' distance between them for more elaborate setups.

The LV5 works with Cactus V5, V6, V6 II, V6 IIs transceivers or modules or by connecting directly to a compatible camera or flash unit with the included 3.5mm cord. It features Duo Mode Triggering for providing the option of triggering when either the transmission is blocked or when an object is removed from between the sensor and emitter. The device also supports flash sync speeds up to 1/1000 second and offers a variety of shutter delay and freeze settings for customizing your setup. You can set the trigger to single, continuous, and bulb shot modes in coordination with your camera and each device runs on either 2 or 4 AAA batteries.

Can be used wirelessly with Cactus V5, V6, V6 II, and V6 IIs radios and can be set up for use with certain third-party triggers
Laser features a Class I designation that ensures safety during use
Trap mode captures an image when the laser is broken by an object while Escape mode triggers when an object leaves the laser's path and a signal is detected
Fifteen selectable time delays with a period from 1 to 400 ms
Freeze period can be set from 20 ms to 4 seconds
Selectable laser frequencies for working in multiple shooting conditions
Tilts from 20° down to 65° up
3.5mm shutter release port

Cactus LV5 Specs

Physical
Frequency2.4 GHz
RangeSensor to Emitter
Up to 492' / 150 m in Dark Environment
Up to 66' / 20 m under Strong and Direct Sunlight

Radio Triggering
1-328' / 0.3-100 m
Channels16
Laser TypeClass 1
Laser Frequency500 Hz
1 kHz
Flash Synch SpeedsUp to 1/1000 sec
Tilt20° Down to 65° Up
Port3.5 mm Shutter Release
VoltageCamera Voltage Handling: 0-6 V
CertificationsRoHS
Operating Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Power RequirementsEmitter: 2 or 4 x AAA 1.5 V Batteries
Sensor: 2 or 4 x AAA 1.5 V Batteries
Battery LifeEmitter: 40 Hours with 2 AAA or 80 Hours with 4 AAA
Sensor, Standby: 90 Hours with 2 AAA or 180 Hours with 4 AAA
Sensor, Trap Operation: 85 Hours with 2 AAA or 175 Hours with 4 AAA
Sensor, Escape Operation: 60 Hours with 2 AAA or 125 Hours with 4 AAA
DimensionsEmitter: 3.6 x 3.1 x 3.7" / 92 x 80 x 93 mm
Sensor with Hood: 6.0 x 3.4 x 3.7" / 153 x 80 x 93 mm
WeightEmitter: 4.8 oz / 135 g
Sensor with Hood: 6.2 oz / 175 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.28 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.95 x 6 x 4.5"

Cactus LV5 Reviews

Works well, relatively easy set up

By Bob
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-03

I find the Cactus LV5 a device that works well. The receiver has a built in reflector and a optional hood. The reflector and hood make this laser trap easier to set up in daylight versus my previous device. It is easier because the reflector is a relatively large area so “finding” the target is easier than a receiver without a reflector.

Easy to use! Works great!

By Jean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-09

I originally bought this in hopes to use it with the Miops trigger remote laser function, then realized I didn’t need the Miops at all. Win win as the LV5 is only a fraction of the cost. Not to downplay Miops Trigger, there’s a ton of features on there that can’t be matched. But all in all, the LV5 is a great tool if your looking to automate your shoots. Pros: Inexpensive Easy to use (Laser alignment is very forgiving) Nice construction and build Doesn’t miss a beat Cons: Short cable (recommend a extension cord for your hook up if you plan on shooting with the receiver off camera. )

Didn't activate the shutter

By Wahaj
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-07

Tried attaching it with and without the cable release on my v5 trigger, nothing happens except the light going on on the v5. Tried putting the camera in manual focus, zilch. Cactus customer service takes days a to respond!

it does not come ready to work

By Giuliano
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-30

Great product, pity that it does not come ready to work since it needs radio transmitters and receivers.

Good functionality, cold show mounting could be better built

By Edward
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-24

This product works very well for my intend uses but is not compatible with a Cactus v6 in relay mode so I have to use one of V6 to trigger my camera and that takes one of my secondary flashes out of the equation. Unfortunately I will have to buy a v5 to use as a camera trigger.

Come On Cactus

By joe
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-16

Got my trigger today. It seems simple enough and the laser works ...but I can't use it. The trigger release cable for Nikon is not included. Just like the previous reviewer that had to buy a cable for Canon, I need to buy a Nikon 10 pin release cable in order to use it. So it sits idle while I wait for the cable. I don't mind paying for the cable but wish I had know up front ... I would have ordered it with the laser.. B&H...as a courtesy to future buyers please clarify your web page. Thanks.

Awesome

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-05

Works just as described, very happy.

Nice

By Jamar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-21

works great

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Can it be set to only trigger if the subject is ...

Can it be set to only trigger if the subject is moving faster than say 20mph?
Asked by: Brian
Unfortunately, the LV5 cannot be set to trigger based on a specific speed of the subject in motion.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-06-28

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which cable should I buy to connect this device to Canon EOS 7D mark ii (needs to be at least 20 feet long)? Thanks.
Asked by: Anonymous
The LV5 has a 3.5mm port. The Canon 7D Mark II has a 3-pin shutter release. The proper cable would be the Vello 3.5mm shutter release cable for Canon 3-pin. B&H # VERCCC235. But this is not 20' long. Very soon Vello is releasing a 33' extension cord for this cable. In the meantime, the Canon 33' extension cord will work. B&H # CAET1000N3
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2019-03-06

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Hello I just want to now if this product its good for splash photography,do I need and other cable or accesorie and how can I connect the device to a canon 5ds? thanks
Asked by: XAVIER C.
Yes, this would be a good product for splash photography. You would not need additional cables to connect this to a 5DS.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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The description mentions certain other triggers Will these trip Pocket Wizard Plus-III radios?
Asked by: Anonymous
How this can work with other radio systems like Pocketwizard Plus III is the Cactus sensor needs to be attached via a 3.5 to 3.5 cord to the Plus III. When the Cactus sensor is set off it sets off the hard wired Pocketwizard which then can set off other Pocketwizards.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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How precisely do you have to line up the laser? We've tried a similar product but it's so picky that even a strong wind can push it far enough out of alignment that the camera will not trigger.
Asked by: Michael
The subject will need to be precisely aligned with the trigger.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Can I use this for Sony A7rII and Sony A9?

Can I use this for Sony A7rII and Sony A9?
Asked by: Henning
This is the cable: BH# VERCCS235
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-03-25

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Radio Triggering Range of up to 328' - To use this item, does one need a single Cactus V5 transceiver? I noticed you sell the transceivers either singly or in pairs, and the description suggests this item can trigger the transceiver itself.
Asked by: R. Chadwick D.
It depends on what your goal is as well as existing equipment. The laser has a sender built in, so it can activate the shutter and on-camera flash with a single transciever. If you want to use remote flash (most aoolications like water drops, bursting ballons etc.) require a remote flash - then you either need a second transceiver or a camera/flash system that controls a slave flash. Hope this helps
Answered by: John N.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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