AF-540FGZII Trigger Supported


Link Posted 08/11/2018 - 11:31
I discovered a purpose yesterday for the screw thread hole in the base of the Cactus V6 radio trigger .. to attach the trigger firmly to a stand without needing a coldshoe accessory. I needed the Pentax flash on the trigger as it was acting as a rim light from behind the subject, and the added Gary Fong snoot made it quite forward-heavy.

So taking advantage of the stability provided by the very secure screw threaded option was really good. I thought it an oppotunity to highlight our Pentax flash model earning its keep in an off-camera role with a modifier. Certainly an example of the great versatility that this excellent flash model offers us when partnered with such thrid party equipment!

This configuration offers remote manual power control from the on-camera V6 / V6II trigger. The V6 which I was using as receiver is not able to communicate TTL automated flash exposures from the V6II trigger (another V6II as receiver would be needed for that), but the "XTTL" firmwares are now compatible allowing the V6II to communicate Manual power levels to the older V6, even when the V6II is controlling other flashes in TTL mode.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 08/11/2018 - 11:57


Link Posted 08/11/2018 - 22:54
Using this method to attach the controller / flash head. You can't tilt the flash downwards, Personally I use the Godox "S" bracket with Bowens mount. Though there are cheaper options of bracket.
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