Reader Jim Black pointed out some time in May Cactus released a couple of very significant products. They are:
- The Cactus V6 wireless transceiver: which will control power levels of many brands of flashes including Nikon, Canon and Pentax, and it will control some Yongnuo flashes. (note: the V6 does NOT control power setting on YN560III or YN560III) Currently the V6 appears to only be available from Gadget Infinity for $54.95 USD at this writing.
- The Cactus RF60 radio flash: The new Cactus RF60 remote manual speedlite with 2.4GHz radio transceivers built-in are now available for around $139.95. The new RF60 transceiver flash will act as either a transmitter or receiver, so one flash can control the manual power levels (and zoom) of other flashes set to receiver mode. And the coming V6 transmitter unit will also allow remote manual power control of the RF60, as well as providing a few other quite unique functions.
Matt Granger's video gives a pretty good description of both of these new products.
The significant feature of the V6 is to be able to control power settings of a bunch of different flashes from one place. Never thought you'd be able to do this did you? It remains to be seen if these are really solid. Cactus does have a good reputation for solid gear so the chances are good.
Anyone used these yet?