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Seems like a Godox Fuji trigger will be out soon

 
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Mar 17, 2017 12:39 |  #16

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18299944 (external link)
There are reports of Cactus V6ii working the AD600 in HSS but native support would be welcomed. Profoto and Elinchrom have also said they will start supporting sometime this year.

The only comment I saw related to the AD600 on the Cactus site was that it might work if its t.1 was longer than 1/100 second.
For the AD600 to have any chance of working there would have to be a way to place it in HSS mode and then fire it via the sync port. Theoretically that might work. Practically speaking I doubt it.

The AD360, on the other hand, since it has a Canon (or Nikon) hot foot with all the TTL control pads, might be useable with a Cactus 6II transceiver set to Canon or Nikon speedlite profile.

What would be interesting, would be to try placing an XT1c onto a Cactus V6II transceiver to see if it would fire multiple Godox X system lights.


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Mar 17, 2017 16:48 |  #17

Piet Van den Eynde on V6-ii and AD600 amongst others: https://fujilove.com/r​eview-cactus-v6-mark-ii/ (external link)


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Mar 17, 2017 18:40 |  #18

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18303643 (external link)
Piet Van den Eynde on V6-ii and AD600 amongst others: https://fujilove.com/r​eview-cactus-v6-mark-ii/ (external link)

And as expected the fine print says:

For this technology to work, the flash duration needs to be as long (slow) as possible. That’s why it will only work at full power.

and

Power Sync is also the option to choose when you want to work with studio flashes beyond the sync speed.

Power Sync is also the way to go if you want to use studio flashes. This shot was taken with the 600 Ws Godox AD600B, attached to a Cactus V6 Mark II receiver and triggered by a Cactus V6 Mark II transmitter on my Fujifilm camera. For the moment, when working with studio flashes, the trick is to set the receiver V6 in the Nikon flash profile.


I shoot my XPLOR600 in a bag with an extension head. Godox didn't design it well to have an external trigger when inside the bag. Also power sync is bound to give a gradient. Not that big of a deal as one can easily fix that in post using LR gradient tool. I will wait for Fuji compatible trigger for much cleaner implementation.


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Mar 17, 2017 19:06 as a reply to bobbyz's post |  #19

I'm waiting for a Fuji trigger also, nearly bought a pair of Cactus triggers last week but I don't need HSS really & happy with how well the cameras focus with a 6 stop ND on for now. I did read a report from on guy on Fujilove's Facebook page saying he has it working well, not that I can find that post now.


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Mar 17, 2017 21:44 |  #20

I will try my 3 stop ND filter next time. It will get me from 1/200 to 1/1600, that should be good based on my last shoot.


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Mar 18, 2017 08:41 |  #21

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18303643 (external link)
Piet Van den Eynde on V6-ii and AD600 amongst others: https://fujilove.com/r​eview-cactus-v6-mark-ii/ (external link)

As noted, the only way to use a non-speedlite with the Cactus is "power sync" which is their name for what PW called "Hyper Sync". The problem with Godox lights in this situation is that they are IGBT power controlled which means they have a tail only when fired at full power.


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