The Wireless Flash RF60X is a portable flash with a built-in wireless transceiver that supports high-speed sync / FP mode,* AF-assist and an exclusive Cooling Mode.
Built-in wireless commander and slave
The Cactus RF60X is a 2.4GHz radio-based wireless portable flash with a built-in transceiver that runs on 16 channels. It operates in three modes, Local for on-camera operation, Master and Slave modes for off-camera. To act as a commander, set an RF60X to Master and it can trigger an unlimited number of RF60X set in Slave mode. The effective distance between the RF60X Master and RF60X Slave is up to 100m (328 feet).
Automatic wireless HSS support
When triggered by a Cactus V6 II / V6 IIs, the RF60X supports High-speed sync (HSS) / Focal Plane (FP) mode, typically found on a TTL flash. Controlled from the V6 II / V6 IIs transmitter, the user can select between Normal HSS, the typical longer pulsing flash with lower power outputs; or Power Sync, which gives you a boost in flash power.
Quick recharge time
After firing at full power the flash can recycle as quickly as 1.9 seconds.
Unlike most other portable flash in the market, the AF-assist Light on the RF60X can also function as an off-camera flash in Slave mode. The Cactus V6 II turns on the AF-assist Light automatically which will illuminate your subject and provide extra light to help the camera lens focus. This is especially useful as the flash is usually placed closer distances to the subject than the camera.
By intelligently regulating the recycle time the RF60X runs cool all the time. This industry exclusive feature allows the flash to sustain a steady performance even after consecutive full power flashes. You can now shoot without the restriction of an overheat cut-off.
Remote control of power and zoom levels
The power levels of the RF60X set in Slave mode can be adjusted from 1/128 to 1/1 full power in steps of 0.3EV. Zoom level can also be controlled from a wide 24mm zoom to 105mm. With remote power and zoom control, you can place the RF60X units in hard-to-reach places and control its power and zoom level wirelessly.
Group control of up to four groups with configurable Group Alias
In a typical lighting setup, the ability to adjust, activate and deactivate groups of lights is vital in creating the desired lighting effect. The RF60X can be configured into four distinct groups. Power output can be adjusted in individual group or in all groups at the same time for fast adjustments. To streamline the shooting experience, user can rename each group to: KEY, FILL, SPOT, RIM, HAIR, LEFT, RIGHT, BACK and FRONT.
Optical Slave with delay feature
The RF60X has a built-in optical sensor. The optical sensor captures pre-flash signals that are being emitted earlier than the flash sync. By setting the pre-flash optical trigger and the delay timer, you can set the exact time for the flash to start firing. This allows the RF60X to do not only first-curtain and second-curtain sync (also referred as front and rear curtain), but to fire at any given point of the image.
In Multi mode, a rapid series of flashes is fired to capture multiple images of a moving subject in a single frame. This feature is available in all three flash modes so its users can create the desired effects with both on and off camera flash.
Compatible with other Cactus devices
Flash power and zoom level on RF60X Slave units can be controlled by an RF60X Master, RF60 Master, as well as Cactus V6, V6 II, and V6 IIs Flash Transceiver. Cactus V5 also supports basic flash triggering on the RF60X but does not support power and zoom level control on the RF60X.
Notes on compatibility:
- Cactus RF60X is compatible with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. However, due to special timing requirements by the camera, when triggered by a Cactus V6 II, the RF60 only supports HSS up to 1/1,000s. (Updated: September 1, 2016);
- High-speed sync is supported when RF60X is triggered by a Cactus V6 II or V6 IIs on a compatible camera.
- Camera(s) tested that does not support high-speed sync modes when the RF60 is triggered by the Cactus V6 II:
– Nikon D600 (Updated: January 24, 2017)