Cactus RF60 and V6
This wireless manual flashgun and trigger are packed with handy features
If you’re looking for a new skill to learn in the new year, then why not think about developing your flash photography? (See page 52). Of course, you’ll need a flash to get started, and the Cactus RF60 is a great choice. It’s designed as a manual flash, so there’s no through-thelens (TTL) metering, and the convenience of full auto. Instead, it uses the standard ISO fitting that slots into most camera hotshoes. The manual features enable 22 levels of power adjustment from its maximum GN of 56 at ISO100.
Featuring an integrated wireless transceiver, one RF60 is able to communicate with and control others, which is where the strobist fun really begins. Once you’ve got them set up, each flash can be assigned to a group, and you can have up to four groups. A master flash can then be assigned to control the power of each group using the buttons and LCD interface on the back – the interface is easy enough to use. There’s quite a bit to learn, but coupled with the Cactus V6 transceiver it should keep you occupied for most of the holiday break.