Cactus V6 Review
A revolutionary radio flash trigger
By PF Staff in Review Announcements on May 27, 2014
The Cactus V6 is a revolutionary radio trigger that may be able to breathe a new lease of life to flashes you already own.
The V6 can remote control the power levels of a large number of flash models from across a variety of brands. Canon, Nikon, and Pentax dedicated flashes may receive further features such as additional power levels and finer power level control (up to 0.1 EV resolution).
Over 30 flash models are supported out-of-the box and the V6 even supports profiling additional flash models by the user. This brand-agnostic trigger also features on-camera TTL pass-through for Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Pentax flash systems.
Naturally, the Cactus RF60 flash with its built-in receiver, can be remote controlled and triggered by the V6 and furthermore enables remote control of zoom settings.
In particular for Pentax users, the V6 opens up new levels of flexibility. While there is no P-TTL support for automatic exposure, gone are the line-of-sight requirements, bright daylight challenges and range restrictions of optical P-TTL triggering. Four group buttons and a dial enable efficient manual control of power levels, making it easy to achieve predictable and consistent results.