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Wireless Flash Trigger/Cactus V6

Posted 06/05/2023 - 15:00 Link
Hell everyone.

I'm looking for a wireless flash trigger for the AF540FGz ii. SRS had a cactus V6 for sale, after a few emails I gave it a go. I can't get the bugger to work. Tried it with the old Af360, again with no luck.
I've followed the instructions to the letter, as has my eldest son, with no luck. Anyone got any ideas on how to get this working?

Failing that, can anyone recommend a trigger for the flash?
One day you'll find, 10yrs have got behind you.
Posted 06/05/2023 - 15:32 Link
bettyswolloks wrote:
Hell everyone.

SRS had a cactus V6 for sale, after a few emails I gave it a go. I can't get the bugger to work.

Can you confirm you have two V6 units, the Pentax flashes are in manual mode, and are not set to slave mode ?

Are the V6 units both set to the same radio channel ?
Posted 09/05/2023 - 22:02 Link
I have four cactus V6, and they all work flawllesly with my 540. However, they work with my Sigma flashes, but I have to set the power level manually. Check the firmware on your Cactus. I bought mine (2 at a time) at different time, and they didn't work properly until I updated the firmware.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)
Posted 11/05/2023 - 14:14 Link
I have a couple of V6IIs but It is worth noting that Cactus went out of business a couple of years ago, which is a shame.

If you attach the triggers to the camera and flash switch them on first and then the camera and flash after, that way they should be recognised. Obviously switch one to transmit and the other to receive; you can also use the sender as a trigger to test.
Edited by RobL: 11/05/2023 - 14:17
Posted 26/05/2023 - 14:08 Link
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