new cactus wirless flash looks interesting

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Peter Budd
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new cactus wirless flash looks interesting
Jul 24, 2014

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3125646747/cactus-launches-55-radio-trigger-for-multiple-ttl-flash-systems?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

This is very interesting. I have never seen a 3rd party unit that supports Pentax before other than a dumb  flash trigger.

I have Pentax, Nikon, Sigma flashes so may buy one.

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Re: new cactus wirless flash looks interesting
In reply to Peter Budd, Jul 25, 2014

Peter Budd wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3125646747/cactus-launches-55-radio-trigger-for-multiple-ttl-flash-systems?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

This is very interesting. I have never seen a 3rd party unit that supports Pentax before other than a dumb flash trigger.

I have Pentax, Nikon, Sigma flashes so may buy one.

I'm shocked at the silence in this forum about the new Cactus system. It seems to provide the multi-flash level control that people wanted, at a great price. Maybe the people who wanted CLS flash capability already left for Nikon?

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Re: new cactus wirless flash looks interesting
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my next flash will be this Cactus system as I shoot both Pentax and Nikon. The system seems to be made for people like me!

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Re: new cactus wirless flash looks interesting
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audiobomber wrote:

Peter Budd wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3125646747/cactus-launches-55-radio-trigger-for-multiple-ttl-flash-systems?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

This is very interesting. I have never seen a 3rd party unit that supports Pentax before other than a dumb flash trigger.

I have Pentax, Nikon, Sigma flashes so may buy one.

I'm shocked at the silence in this forum about the new Cactus system. It seems to provide the multi-flash level control that people wanted, at a great price. Maybe the people who wanted CLS flash capability already left for Nikon?

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Dan

I've been using 3 of the v6's for a couple of months now.

There isn't much to say about them there remote controlling Manual flash triggers.

in summary you can control the manual output from the camera by utilizing TTL flashes on the rx triggers

They aren’t really Pentax supporting but brand agnostic as they trigger from centre pin.

Where they really come into their own is your can use p-TTL pass through on the tx unit allowing mix and match P-ttl and manual add to that auto flashes fire off the PC-sync output of the Rx unit and you have an extremely flexible system.

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Re: new cactus wirless flash looks interesting
In reply to Peter Budd, Jul 25, 2014

Impressive specs, especially at that price point.  I look forward to hearing how well they work.

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klimbkat wrote:

Impressive specs, especially at that price point. I look forward to hearing how well they work.

Try this review.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/cactus-rf60-review/introduction.html

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In reply to audiobomber, Jul 25, 2014

audiobomber wrote:

Peter Budd wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3125646747/cactus-launches-55-radio-trigger-for-multiple-ttl-flash-systems?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

This is very interesting. I have never seen a 3rd party unit that supports Pentax before other than a dumb flash trigger.

I have Pentax, Nikon, Sigma flashes so may buy one.

I'm shocked at the silence in this forum about the new Cactus system. It seems to provide the multi-flash level control that people wanted, at a great price. Maybe the people who wanted CLS flash capability already left for Nikon?

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Dan

flash is one of the frontiers I want to learn more about so I ordered a few of these - I'm sure it will make my efforts go quicker and smoother.  Definitely a great deal for this set up I think...

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Re: new cactus wirless flash looks interesting
In reply to MJSfoto1956, Jul 26, 2014

MJSfoto1956 wrote:

my next flash will be this Cactus system as I shoot both Pentax and Nikon. The system seems to be made for people like me!

Michael

Exactly, same here I will buy a couple  in the next month or so  to see how they work.

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Re: new cactus wirless flash looks interesting
In reply to audiobomber, Jul 26, 2014

I use Nikon flashes (SB-25 & SB-26). I've been using Cybersync triggers for years, but I'm sorely tempted to buy 2 or 3 of the Cactus triggers. Not sure how long I'll be able to resist the temptation.

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