The same Cactus V6 II transceivers will now provide remote HSS function while using Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and most interestingly, Fujifilm cameras!
UPDATE – April 2017 – The V6 II / V6IIs now provide TTL metering.
And separate Cactus V6 IIs transceivers designed for Sony cameras and flashes, will also enable remote HSS with Sony cameras and speedlites providing a Multi Interface Hotshoe .
Other new Cactus V6 II and V6 IIs features include –
- AF Assist Light (mainly functions with DSLR cameras rather than mirrorless)
- 2 HSS Modes – Normal HSS, and Power Sync (Long Duration Sync)
- Auto Detect – Automatically senses camera and flash types being used
- Remote Flash Zoom Control – Of all compatible TTL speedlites
- HSS and Power Sync with Cactus RF60 speedlites
The V6 II are now bringing previously unavailable remote HSS functionality to the Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Fujifilm camera users, while still providing the option for an on-camera TTL speedlight if desired.
When the first Cactus V6 were originally released there was a lot of confusion around their functions. And the original release post here will help to provides more insight into their unique feature set.
The V6, and now V6II/s, are primarily remote manual radio triggers only. UPDATE – now also provide automatic TTL metering
They do however, when used as a transmitter unit mounted on the camera hotshoe, provide a pass through hotshoe which will allow a flash to operate in TTL mode while mounted on the camera.
And now HSS function with remote slave flashes.
CROSS BRAND FLASH CONTROL
The other unique feature of the V6, V6 II, and V6 IIs transceivers is the ability to control the remote manual power levels, zoom control, and now HSS function, of TTL speedlights from other camera brands.
So Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax speedlights can all be fired and controlled at the same time from the one camera and transmitter unit (or even multiple cameras).
And the V6 II transceivers can now auto detect which flash is being used, instead of the flashes profile having to be manually selected.
Cactus also have their own RF60 speedlites with V6 II compatible radio receiver built inside. And the RF60 can now provide HSS and Power Sync via the V6 II and V6 IIs transmitters.
(Previously sold RF60 may require a user enabled firmware update).
CACTUS V6 II PRESS RELEASE-
Please see the original Cactus V6 overview here for more details and specs on the V6 transceiver system.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Cactus V6 II and V6 IIs transceivers are available now for $95.00 each –