CACTUS X-TTL – For Canon & Nikon Now Available

 

CACTUS V6 II X-TTL

 

Cactus Image have announced the addition of Canon and Nikon TTL support for their cross brand X-TTL system, provided with the Cactus V6 II and V6IIs radio transceivers.

This completes the Cactus cross brand X-TTL system, now supporting Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, and Sony (with V6 IIs).

For existing V6 II & V6 IIs owners the updates are available free of charge, via user enabled firmware updates available from the Cactus website download page.

 

CACTUS V6 II X-TTL

The Cactus V6 II, and V6 IIs transceivers provide control for 4 groups of remote flashes, with TTL, HSS, Remote Manual Power Control, Remote Zoom Control, and Rear Curtain Sync supported where applicable (not with Canon).

And a Flash Power Lock feature is also provided, for fast initial TTL metering, before switching to manual for refinement and consistency.

 

CACTUS V6 II

 

The unique Cactus V6II and V6 IIs transceivers also provide cross brand compatibility between the different supported camera systems and flash units.

A Sigma camera for example, will provide wireless TTL with Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic etc speedlightes. As well as flashes that run on the same camera system (Sigma in this example).

There are some limitations between systems though, for example Canon cameras will only support TTL with Canon and Cactus flashes.

For current full compatibility details please see the Cactus X-TTL microsite.

 

CACTUS X-TTL

 

 

The Cactus V6 II and V6 IIs, and X-TTL system, are also directly compatible with Cactus’s own RF60 & RF60X speedlights.

As well as the coming compact cordless RQ250 flash, and larger compatible strobes already on the drawing board.

 

CACTUS RQ250

 

CACTUS V6 II / V6 IIs SPECS

 

Wireless Mode

Transmission method: 2.4GHz radio frequency
Number of channels: 16
Slave groups: 4 (A, B, C &D)
Max. effective distance: 100M
Operation mode: TTL and M
Remote AF assist light: Supported
Remote zoom control: Supported

Exposure Control

Cross-brand TTL: Supported (refer to Cross-brand Compatibility Table)
Cross-brand high-speed sync (HSS / FP): Support sync speed up to 1/8,000 second
Sync mode: Normal HSS, Rear Sync and Power Sync
(note: Canon TTL doesn’t support rear curtain sync.)
Wireless Multi Flash: Only on Cactus RF60, RF60X and V6 II with Canon and Fujifilm system flashes
Flash exposure lock: FLASH POWER LOCK and FLASH COMPENSATE

Extra Feature

Multi Master: Supported up to 20 photographers firing the same set of flashes at their own power setting
Group Sequence: Trigger groups of flashes in a sequence
Sport Shutter: Synchronize shutter release time with the master camera
Delay Timer: Manually adjust flash delay time from 1ms up to 999s
Absolute Power: Use a simple power setting scheme that makes it easy to see the light intensity differences across different flashes
Remote Shutter Release: Optional with shutter release cable
Relay Mode: Use the V6 II or V6 IIs as a radio remote shutter release while maintaining synchronisation between camera and flash

Operation Environment

Operation temperature: -20°C to +50°C
Camera voltage handling: Up to 6V
Flash voltage handling: Up to 300V

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions: V6 II: 72mm (L) x 72mm (W) x 42 mm (H)
V6 IIs: 72mm (L) x 72mm (W) x 42 mm (H)
Weight: V6 II: 96g
V6 IIs: 89g

Power Source and Firmware Update

Power input: Power input: 2 x AA battery, 3V, 50mA, 0.15W,
mini USB 2.0, DC input 5V
Mini USB port: Optional power supply and firmware update with Cactus Firmware Updater

Notes:

  • Use Cactus V6 II for Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Fujifilm, Sigma system camera and flash.
  • Use Cactus V6 IIs for Sony system camera and flash.
  • For Fujifilm, Olympus and Panasonic cameras, Cactus recommends removing hot shoe metal spring plate for consistent communication between the camera and V6 II. Click here for the tutorial video.

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

X-TTL firmware updates are available from the Cactus X-TTL microsite.

The Cactus V6 II and V6 IIs transceivers are available now for $95.00 each –

Cactus V6 II – AdoramaB&H PhotoAmazonUKEbay
Cactus V6 IIs – AdoramaB&H PhotoAmazonUKEbay

Cactus – Website

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