Cactus RF60 HSS

Started Apr 23, 2014 | Discussions
Brian Hursey Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: Cactus v6 review out

Perfect companion to the Rf60 the V6 review is out and they were released today also. http://brianhurseyphotography.com/blog/?p=586

OP ktownbill Senior Member • Posts: 2,191
Re: Cactus v6 review out

Brian Hursey wrote:

Perfect companion to the Rf60 the V6 review is out and they were released today also. http://brianhurseyphotography.com/blog/?p=586

Looks like a very well thought out flash system.  New and better flash systems are coming out in droves!  Makes selecting one over the other difficult. Looks like Cactus has the edge for HSS with respect to economics though.

Thank you for the update Brian. I look forward to more videos from you.

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Brian Hursey Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: Cactus v6 review out

Brian Hursey wrote:

Perfect companion to the Rf60 the V6 review is out and they were released today also. http://brianhurseyphotography.com/blog/?p=586

Looks like a very well thought out flash system.  New and better flash systems are coming out in droves!  Makes selecting one over the other difficult. Looks like Cactus has the edge for HSS with respect to economics though.

Thank you for the update Brian. I look forward to more videos from you.

I did some hss testing per your idea of delay and multiple flashes http://brianhurseyphotography.com/blog/?p=700

adfhg Regular Member • Posts: 144
Re: Cactus v6 review out

I am selling 3 of that i bought and could not get to work with my yn-565ex here

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251556782617?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

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Stop bombarding me with your facts and sciences!

Brian Hursey Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: Cactus v6 review out

I am selling 3 of that i bought and could not get to work with my yn-565ex here

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251556782617?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

You try the yn568ex profile?

Brian Hursey Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: Cactus v6 review out

Also did you email cactus the may be able to add it via fw update..... I would not sell them tell you ask. YN uses digital protocols so the learning program wont work.

ranalli
ranalli Senior Member • Posts: 1,020
Re: Cactus v6 review out

Brian Hursey wrote:

Brian Hursey wrote:

Perfect companion to the Rf60 the V6 review is out and they were released today also. http://brianhurseyphotography.com/blog/?p=586

Looks like a very well thought out flash system. New and better flash systems are coming out in droves! Makes selecting one over the other difficult. Looks like Cactus has the edge for HSS with respect to economics though.

Thank you for the update Brian. I look forward to more videos from you.

I did some hss testing per your idea of delay and multiple flashes http://brianhurseyphotography.com/blog/?p=700

Your write-up has some excellent analysis and examples....thank you for sharing.

It more or less confirms what I was reading on FlashHavoc about V6 system with regards to HSS.  It can do HSS over radio but it must have some mechanism to fire off the pre-flash signals.  Now whether that is an actual TTL based flash work on pass-thru SB-700/SB-910(for Nikon folks) or one of those $50 YN-622 TTL triggers on top of it that doesn't seem to matter.  They're calling this "HSS Sympathy Mode" apparently since the V6 system can do it...but it relies on something else to do so in a way.

I would probably spend the extra $50 and go with the later option as you have shown because I really don't want any extra weight on my camera not to mention a "wasted" flash just for triggering others.

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ranalli
ranalli Senior Member • Posts: 1,020
Re: Cactus v6 review out

adfhg wrote:

I am selling 3 of that i bought and could not get to work with my yn-565ex here

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251556782617?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

They don't work with the YNs??  Strange..thought they were brand agnostic.

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Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR
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