Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-05-2019, 08:09 PM   #1
Junior Member




Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 28
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?
camera
k1
flashes:
pentax 540fgz, metz 58af-2
firmware version
V6II: 1.1.013
RF60X: 104
thanks

07-05-2019, 08:26 PM   #2
Pentaxian
Aaron28's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Huntsville, Al
Posts: 1,292
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
Cactus V6 II HSS Wireless Flash Transceiver| CACTUS
07-05-2019, 09:07 PM   #3
Pentaxian
swanlefitte's Avatar

Join Date: May 2015
Location: New Orleans
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,328
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
Junior Member




Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 28
Original Poster
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
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
pschlute's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Surrey, UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,267
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
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 15,283
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
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,365
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
Veteran Member
Oldbayrunner's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Havre de Grace, MD
Posts: 1,267
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.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
cactus, cactus rf60x, camera, flash, flashes, mode, press, rf60x, tripod, v6ii
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cactus RF60x Wake Up? BruceBanner Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 29 07-13-2019 07:52 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax AF540FGZ,Sigma EF530DG Super,Cactus RF60 flashes,Cactus V6II and V6 triggers G and T Sold Items 3 11-05-2018 10:41 PM
K-1, Cactus V6 ii, and Cactus RF60X--- no TTL even after firmware upgrade? funkythiru Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 47 07-10-2018 08:32 AM
AF540FGZII vs Cactus RF60X BruceBanner Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 29 05-13-2018 10:11 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:45 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top