Today I received a couple of Cactus V6 transceivers. I have been looking forward to getting these at some point, and I found them on sale at Midwest Photo Exchange. I placed the order late one day, and they shipped out the next day. I think this is the 2nd time I have done business with this company, and I must say that provide a great service & extremely competitive prices. I have not had the chance to try these out as of yet, but I am impressed by the boxes these came it.
Cactus V6 boxCool Cactus packaging
These triggers are far more than just standard triggers, they have set a new bar in flash triggers. With these transceivers you can put one in transmit mode and the other in receiver mode and control your flash remotely. A standard trigger will fire at the flash at whatever settings you have set it to on the flash itself, but with these I can actually adjust the power of the flash remotely, down to 1/10th of a stop variation, without the need to go to the flash and make the adjustment. They claim to work up to 100 meters, but some online reviews that I have seen have shown much greater distances.
Another major advantage of these and what sets them apart from the field is the ability to use different brands of flashes. They only need to be a TTL flash. Not only do they have over 30 types and brands of flashes programed, but they will learn the power out put of just about any TTL flash, and be able to control the output. I shoot a Pentax camera, but I can use Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, or basically any brand of flash, as long as it has a TTL setting. Simply amazing!!! I can not wait to get my flash and try these things out. I will post a real world review with photos in the next day or two.
Cactus V6 TransceiverTrigger right out of the box, includes foot stand too.