Cactus RF60 Flash


Class_A

Link Posted 26/02/2014 - 23:48
Seems like with the Cactus RF60 a new flash with remote power and zoom control will be available soon.

Lighting Rumours posted a teaser video and beta testers (I'm one of them) are getting ready to publish their first impressions.

This will be a good one for Pentax shooters...

dougf8

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 06:20
Looking for a manual setup, hope RF trigger and other receivers can be had too. I ve been looking at options recently.
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Class_A

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 17:25
The RF60 is a manual flash and will work in combination with the upcoming V6 RF trigger. The latter will also allow remote power control of up to four groups.

The V6 will be able to not only remote control the power levels of RF60 but also many more existing flash models. Almost too cool to be true.
Last Edited by Class_A on 27/02/2014 - 17:26

dougf8

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 19:45
Hope it competes with Yongnuo on price...
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Class_A

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 11:03
Just published my Cactus RF60 review.

Happy to answer any questions you may have.

Class_A

Link Posted 04/03/2014 - 03:00
Brian Hursey has created a video demonstrating the V6 controlling the power of an RF60 and a YN568EX.

Note how he first changes the levels individually (by keeping the respective group button pressed while turning the dial) and then changes the levels in tandem (by just turning the dial).

You cannot see it in the video due to the (over) exposure, but the V6 also displays the individual levels.
Last Edited by Class_A on 04/03/2014 - 03:01

RalphHardwick

Link Posted 04/03/2014 - 12:53
As a user of the Cactus V5 triggers I am very interested in this (it's nice to see that they've retained compatibility).

Hopefully it won't be a 'bank breaker'. If it's affordable I can see a few of these being added to my setup

I wonder how the flash head price will compare to the V6 transceiver. If theres not a lot in it I can see an advantage in buying 2 heads, using one as controller and having it as a backup slave when you need it.
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Last Edited by RalphHardwick on 04/03/2014 - 12:54

Class_A

Link Posted 04/03/2014 - 18:13
RalphHardwick wrote:

Hopefully it won't be a 'bank breaker'.

I expect the price to be lower than that for the LumoPro LP180, despite the fact that the RF60 is much better featured.

RalphHardwick wrote:

I wonder how the flash head price will compare to the V6 transceiver.

I expect the V6 price to be considerably lower.

The RF60 essentially contains a V6 transceiver radio module and while it does not replicate all the controls of the V6, it has its own controls, and a flash tube, capacitor, tilt&swivel mechanics, etc. on top of it.

I'm hopeful that the RF60 will be available in multiple flash kits with a bit of a discount applied compared to the sum of the individual prices, because it is naturally suited to support a multi-flash setup.
Last Edited by Class_A on 04/03/2014 - 18:14

Class_A

Link Posted 12/03/2014 - 09:07
The price for the RF60 will be US $139.95.

dougf8

Link Posted 12/03/2014 - 09:09
Competitive gbp exchange I hope.
Sounds good.
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RalphHardwick

Link Posted 12/03/2014 - 10:54
Class_A wrote:
The price for the RF60 will be US $139.95.

I like the sound of that. I wonder if there will be a UK distributor or if we will have to go through GadgetInfinity.
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Class_A

Link Posted 12/03/2014 - 18:56
RalphHardwick wrote:
I wonder if there will be a UK distributor or if we will have to go through GadgetInfinity.

I know that Adorama will carry the RF60 and V6 after a while.

Don't know about a UK distributor.

Ordering through GadgetInfinty shouldn't be a problem, though. They really provide very good service.
Last Edited by Class_A on 12/03/2014 - 18:57

RalphHardwick

Link Posted 12/03/2014 - 19:01
I bought my V5s through GadgetInfinity and had no problems.
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Class_A

Link Posted 25/03/2014 - 10:24

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Link Posted 25/04/2014 - 04:01
I've just made my Cactus V6 review available. I hope people will find it useful.

The V6 is the perfect on-camera trigger for the RF60 but can also remote control the power levels of many modern digital flashes and a large number of legacy TTL flashes.
Last Edited by Class_A on 25/04/2014 - 04:02
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