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07-05-2019, 08:09 PM   #1
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The cactus RF60X does not operate the Triggers when its in M mode

My cactus RF60X does not activate the other flashes when its M mode on camera, I hear confirmation from the flash but they do not shoot when I press the camera. When I press the test button on the flash then the other flashes are shooting, but as they said, from the camera they do not shoot. Triggers are V6II. What to do?
pentax 540fgz, metz 58af-2
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V6II: 1.1.013
RF60X: 104

07-05-2019, 08:26 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by kobi. Quote
V6II: 1.1.013
this should be updated to the latest FW......I do not know about the flash FW but guessing it needs updating as well.....

I had a problem a week or so ago and loading the latest FW on the v6ii and problems went away....

the downloader from cactus is free and easy enough to do
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07-05-2019, 09:07 PM   #3
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Just in case, i will state it. Make sure the shutter is at or below 200 unless you have hss mode.
07-05-2019, 09:32 PM   #4
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I upgraded, now it is v62.A.001 on a triggers and A08 on a RF60X and still its not working.

My question is if I need to set the RF60 for a Pentax camera when it is connected to the camera?

---------- Post added 07-05-19 at 09:49 PM ----------

I might be missing something simple, someone have a manual how to operate the RF60X as a trigger?

07-06-2019, 01:35 AM   #5
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The RF60x will not work as a P-TTL flash when mounted directly on a Pentax camera hot-shoe. Maybe that is the problem because the V6II units use the P-TTL protocol to fire the flash they are attached to.

Get another V6II and trigger all flashes from that.
07-06-2019, 06:00 AM   #6
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Aren't there two types of firmware for the v6ii trigger?

Also as someone else said, double check the shutter speed to make sure it is below sync. (I doubt this is the issue or the rf60x would not fire unless it was in hss mode.
07-06-2019, 09:08 AM   #7

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Get latest firmware. Cactus only communicates with cactus. Flash with Receiver. Your Pentax/Metz need to be mounted on the receiver to trigger it with the cactus flash mounted on the camera.
I have two cacti flashes, one Pentax flash, and two cacti receiver for total happiness.

07-06-2019, 09:51 AM   #8
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Is the RF60X mounted directly to the camera hot shoe or is it mounted on top of a v6ll to the camera? If mounted through to a v6ll then the camera I believe you would need to enable ttl passthrough on the v6ll.

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