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11-19-2019, 10:44 AM   #16
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Thank you @inkista for a detailed reply.

12-23-2019, 11:35 AM   #17
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Hello everyone,

In India, I am unable to sell off my Canon speedlite as well as Cactus V5 units.

I was wondering about another possibility.

I need the main on camera flash to be P-TTL compliant because I guess I will be mostly using a single flash for almost all outdoor and majority of indoor portraits. When I need the second flash too, I am ok with manually adjusting the second slave flash power output with a bit of trial and error.

Therefore, if I buy a single V6 Cactus Tranceiver and mount a Pentax 540GZ II on it, will I have complete P-TTL features available when I mount this combination on the hot shoe of the K1 and K3?

Then, can I mount the Canon Speedlite on a V5 receiver and trigger it off camera as a slave unit?

Well, I also have a 30 year old small Yashica flash which works. Will I be able to mount it on another V5 receiver and trigger it too as the third flash (second slave)?

If this works, it will be a cost effective solution for me while ensuring that I continue to use my existing Canon speedlite and V5 transceivers.
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One or two diffusion frames with white cloth strategically placed to reflect light might provide desired amounts of fill from a single ceiling-aimed flash (assuming a white ceiling). For budget purposes, aluminized bubble-pack insulation might do. Just gaffer tape a couple of sticks to the back to keep it flat.
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QuoteOriginally posted by inkista Quote
Yes, with the proviso that the V860II is firmware updated for Pentax compatibility.

If money isn't any constraint, then two V1s, or an AD200 for off-camera is another possibility, but it will be a bit bulkier to haul either one around vs. a V860II. The thing about the AD200 is that it's basically the power output equivalent of three ganged speedlights and has a bare bulb head, so its character is more like using a small studio strobe, spread-wise. It can fill a large modifier better and more evenly than a speedlight, as well as pump out more light. But whether it's worth it or not is going to depend a bit on how much stuff you're willing to lug about, particularly in terms of modifiers, and how much power/coverage you need. But without any modifiers, the AD200's light, even bare bulb, is still going to be hard.
Thank you very much


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