Cactus V5 DUO radio trigger for hotshoe & studio flash
In another giant step forward, Cactus Image is proud to introduce its latest flash triggering system - the totally re-engineered and re-designed Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V5 (Cactus V5). Like its predecessors, Cactus V5 remains powerful and reliable, and is ideal for photography of any kind.
Sporting a new transceiver design and powered by 2 AAA 1.5V batteries, each Cactus V5 unit can serve as either a wireless flash transmitter or wireless flash receiver. Different transmitter/receiver combinations are now possible, giving photographers unparalleled flexibility and control over their Strobist setups.
V5s are fully compatible with rechargeable batteries, such as the AAA Sayno Eneloops we sell. Unlike most rechargeable batteries Eneloops hold their charge for up to 2 years so make a great companion to your V5s. Keep a spare set in your bag!
Frequency Self-Tune (FST), a new and groundbreaking feature, enables Cactus V5 to automatically tune itself to its last working frequency when exposed to extreme weather conditions such as a sudden and large temperature change. Not seen in any other solution on the market, FST effectively minimizes "no fires".
The V5s have 16 channels, each of which can run an unlimited number of flashes.
Multi-Channel Triggering allows simultaneous triggering of up to four (4) sets of light sources each on its own channel and all controlled through one transmitting unit and camera. This is very useful in situations where multiple sets of flashes normally set to different channels need to be set off together for one or a series of shots.
Other improvements in Cactus V5 include support for any maximum sync speed supported by camera up to 1/1000s (but NOT high speed sync - most SLR bodies support only 1/160-1/250), a working frequency of 2.4GHz, effective range of upto 275m meters outdoors (Image Melbourne test), implementation of a low battery indicator and 16-channel rotary dial for channel selection, and dual hot shoe design to allow concurrent firing of an on-camera flash. Together with the provided PC Sync and 3.5mm cables and 6.5mm plug adapter, photographers may use Cactus V5 with any** portable flash and studio strobe with trigger voltage under 300V or under.
Each Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V5 Duo package includes two flash stands. The V5s can be easily mounted to light stands and brackets via the built in metal hotshoe or 1/4" threaded socket
Also included is a complimentary copy of “When Light Dances 2”. This latest edition of our photo album features 18 photographs taken by talented photographers from around the world using Cactus V4 triggers.
Each Cactus V5 unit is manufactured using RoHS compliant electronic components and parts.
**Notes on compatibility: Cactus V5 is not compatible with V4, V2s, V2 or any other trigger Cactus V5 does not transmit TTL information
Some dedicated flashes (e.g. Nissin Di-622 mark i, Di-466, Sunpak PZ42x and PZ30, Sigma EF-530/500 DG ST for Canon, etc.) are triggered via system-specific pins instead of the central contact of the hot shoe. Cactus V5 does not work with these flash models. To check whether your dedicated flash units are compatible with Cactus V5, try connecting the centre pin to the side contact of the hotshoe with a paper clip or wire. If this triggers the flash, it will work with Cactus V5.
Image Melbourne customers will only receive the latest version of the V5 which works with a huge range of gear in the widest range of conditions.The early beta test issues with battery tray and SB600 / SB700 have been resolved. Image Melbourne never sold units with these issues.
Included items Cactus V5 Transceiver x 2 Flash Stand (FS-5) x 2 3.5mm Plug Cable (CA-350) x 1 6.35mm Plug Adapter (PA-635) x 1 PC Sync Cable (CA-100) x 1 AAA Battery x 4 "When Light Dances 2" Photo Album x 1 English User Manual x 1 12 Month warranty
Tested with the following flash models:
Cactus AF45, KF36 Canon SpeedLite 600EX, 580EX II, 580EX, 550EX, 540EZ, 520EZ, 430EX II, 430EX, 430EZ, 420EX, 420EZ, 380EX, 200E Metz 58AF, 48AF Nikon SpeedLite SB910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-28, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25, SB-24 Nissin Di866 - all OK. Nissin Di622 - only mark ii units Olympus FL-50R, FL-50, FL-36R, FL-36 Pentax AF-540 FGZ, AF-360 FGZ, AF-400 FT, AF-240 FT Sigma EF-530 DG Super, EF-530 DG ST (for Nikon only), EF-500 DG Super, EF-500 DG ST (for Nikon only), EF-430 Sunpak Auto 2000DZ, 622 Pro, 433AF, 433D, 383, 355AF, 344D, 333D Vivitar 285HV, 285, 283, DF-400MZ, DF-340MZ Yongnuo YN460, YN462, YN465, YN467, YN560
Specifications (for 1 V5 transceiver):
Working radio frequency: 2.4GHz 16 channels selectable Supports sync speed: up to 1/1000 second (subject to camera’s sync speed limitation)
Compatible with ALL digital and film SLR cameras with standard ISO hot shoe or PC sync output i.e ALL Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus & Sigma SLRs.
Will also work with Sony / Minolta DSLRs via Sony -> hotshoe adapters.
Works with medium & large format cameras via PC / hotshoe connections.
Compatible with portable flashes and studio strobes via 3.5 or 6.5mm jacks.
Low battery indicator Maximum effective area: 100 meters (We have seen them working well at 275m!) Operating temperature: -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to 122°F) Flash voltage handling: up to 300V Camera voltage handling: up to 6V Power input: 2 x AAA 1.5V batteries Connection port: 3.5mm (1/8") mono mini-jack Dimensions: 82mm (L) x 70mm (W) x 37mm (H) Weight: 58g Designed using RoHS compliant parts and components
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