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02-11-2017, 03:10 AM   #1
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Cactus V6 II with Pentax K3, Pentax K1 + Metz 58 AF-2, Metz 52 AF-1

Hey guys,
I'm thinking about buying some serious triggering system for my combo. After reading a lot of forums I finished with the idea of buying Cactus V6 II.
Right now I'm using Pentax K3 with Metz 58 AF-2 and Metz 52 AF-1 flashes. And I'm planning to buy Pentax K1 very soon. That's why I need to know if you have any experience with this combination I mentioned. I would like to be able to trigger both Metz flashes from K3 or K1. So it means I have to buy three transceivers to be able trigger two flashes from camera. I have some cheap triggers from ebay right now, and it isn't the best thing for serious work. From time to time I can see dark bar from shutter on my photos because of some unknown problem of the triggering system. And sometimes it just didn't fire the flash. It's a normal problem with cheap triggers. That's why I would like to have some high-quality triggers without failures. Do you experience any mentioned problems with Cactus V6 II?
The most important question is if my combination camera-flash with Cactus will be able to shoot in HSS (up to 1/8000s).

I hope you can help me with this :-)
thank you

02-11-2017, 05:45 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by eriksvec Quote
The most important question is if my combination camera-flash with Cactus will be able to shoot in HSS (up to 1/8000s).
The short answer is yes. Here are a couple of threads that will help you with the issue of HSS with the Cactus V6ii HSS With Pentax K-1+Cactus V6ii and Godox 360 - PentaxForums.com Pentax HSS with Cactus V6ii and Godox Ving 850 Flash - Success - PentaxForums.com
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Using the latest firmware updates, I haven't had problems using my V6II with my K-1, K-5 II, and K100D.

I don't have a K-3 but wouldn't expect issues regarding V6II compatibility.
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So it looks like there will be no problem using Cactus.
Thank you very much for help guys :-)

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