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09-14-2019, 07:51 AM   #1
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Wireless shutter release tranceiver

I just bought a Cactus LV5 and i'm looking for a shutter trigger tranceiver compatible with my K3ii so i don't have to have a cable connection between the LV5 and the camera.

What are the 3rd party tranceivers out there that will work (hotshoe or tranceiver > camera with 2.5mm cable)?

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According to the following video, the Cactus V5 will act as a transceiver for the camera to communicate with the LV5. I use the Cactus V5 transceivers on all of my Pentax cameras (K-5IIs, K-3II, and K-1 II). The units I received came with cables, but if you find you are in need of a shutter release cable to connect your V5 to your camera, the Cactus SC-C1 cable will work, it is a coiled cable (see internet address below). According to the video, I am assuming that you would only require the one V5 unit.

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Below is a shortcut to the V5 listing at B and H (single unit). The internet address listing to the cable I mentioned is also below. I have the cable and it works. Even though its specs mention Canon, it works for Pentax.

Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V5 Single CACV5 B&H Photo Video

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09-25-2019, 09:31 AM   #3
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A V5 definitely works but a V6 will as well (as long as you use one of the firmware versions that still use the same radio protocol as the LV5 / V5).

No other radio trigger will work with the LV5 wirelessly. You could, however, connect the LV5 to a trigger from another brand via a cable and then use other compatible radio receivers/transceivers.

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