Cac­tus RF60 and V6

This wire­less man­ual flash­gun and trig­ger are packed with handy fea­tures

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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.

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