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About Cactus V5

The Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V5 Single is freed from hot shoe or cable connection to camera, allowing it to be placed virtually anywhere, at any angle, direction or distance, thus opening up endless possibilities for professional and amateur photographers alike. A wireless flash triggering system consists of one transmitting unit and as many receiving units as desired. The transmitter, connected to camera through hot shoe, controls signal transmission, while each receiver is attached to one external flash or strobe via hot shoe or cable. On release of the camera shutter, a wireless signal is sent from the transmitter to all receivers, setting off all light sources within the system.

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 1.5 V batteries, this 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. 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."

Moreover, Multi-Channel Triggering allows simultaneous triggering of up to 4 sets of light sources, 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, working frequency of 2.4 GHz, effective range up to 100 m, 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 3.5 mm cables and 6.25 mm plug adapter, photographers may use Cactus V5 with any portable flash and studio strobe with trigger voltage up to 300 V.

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Cactus V5 Features

  • Compatible with all DSLR and SLR cameras with standard ISO hot shoe or PC sync output
  • Compatible with portable flashes and studio strobes
  • Low battery indicator
  • Designed using RoHS compliant parts and components
  • Standard 1/4" screw mount
  • 16 channels selectable

Cactus V5 Specifications

Compatibility
All DSLR and SLR cameras with standard ISO hot shoe or PC sync output
Working radio frequency
2.4GHz
Selectable channels
16
Support sync speed
Up to 1/1000 second (subject to camera's sync speed limitation)
Maximum effective area
100 meters (328 feet)
Operating temperature
-20deg.C to +50deg.C (-4deg.F to 122deg.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-phone
Dimensions (L x W x H)
82 x 70 x 37 mm / 3.23" x 2.76" x 1.46"
Weight
58 g / 2.05 oz
Mfr #
DICFLAWFTV5S
SKU
CACWFTVFS

Cactus V5 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

 
5.0

No problems encountered.

By

from Wapakoneta, OH  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I recently purchased these to get away from "command mode" I also purchased a single one, to have a set of 3. They work amazing. They fire every single time. I shoot with a D90, Metz AF-50 flash, along with an AB1600. I have only used these products outside, and I have not had a misfire yet. I love the fact that you can interchange the devices between being a transmitter and a receiver just by a switch.

 
5.0

Excellent product, great price!

By

from Tucson  -  Pro Photographer

Versatile transmitter/receiver, low cost works great!

 
5.0

GReat and cheap!

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from Florida  -  Pro Photographer

i have been using those cactus V5 for 2 years!!! i love them, easy to use..they do the job : i set up off-camera flashes at wedding receptions and they have never failed me!!!! {and i even keep on dropping them}. I also use them outdoor for Sunset portraits. They are really inexpensive. I have 4 of those (each one can be used as transmitter or receiver). The only thing is that they won't use TTL , but since i always use manual in OFF-camera Flashes, it does not bother me....if you are in the market for something like that, take a look at them...much cheaper than the Pocket"things" for the same job

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Shopper  HI Guys I bought the LV5 System, I have some alien bees flashes and some Speedlite and Yongnuo flashes and triggers, all this gear work perfectly when one object interrupt the laser bin. Ok. Incredibly, all the flashes work but my camera absolutely NO shoot the pic... ;( ( Canon 5D MkII) I set one Yongnuo shutter release attacched to the camera and nothing happened, both ( the laser LV5 and Yongnuo works in 2.4 gigahertz ) tried connecting one 3.5 jack cable from the sensor socket to the pc Sync in the Yongnuo Shutter R. and neither.... How can I connect the sensor to my camera ;(((( ????? I'm going crazy.... pls pls
TIM H  I have a 7D all though the Yongnuo shutter release is 2.4 is a 2.4 ghz it still operates on different channels than the LV5.I had to buy a Cactus V5 trigger which will communicate with the LV 5 Since I use Yongnuo yn-622 triggers I piggybacked the V5 on top to act as a shutter realese. I fired 4 flashes and the shutter with this set-up. I had to but a phone plug adapter to get my cable from the camera to plug into the V5
Shopper  HI Guys I bought the LV5 System, I have some alien bees flashes and some Speedlite and Yongnuo flashes and triggers, all this gear work perfectly when one object interrupt the laser bin. Ok. Incredibly, all the flashes work but my camera absolutely NO shoot the pic... ;( ( Canon 5D MkII) I set one Yongnuo shutter release attacched to the camera and nothing happened, both ( the laser LV5 and Yongnuo works in 2.4 gigahertz ) tried connecting one 3.5 jack cable from the sensor socket to the pc Sync in the Yongnuo Shutter R. and neither.... How can I connect the sensor to my camera ;(((( ????? I'm going crazy.... pls pls
TIM H  I have a 7D all though the Yongnuo shutter release is 2.4 is a 2.4 ghz it still operates on different channels than the LV5.I had to buy a Cactus V5 trigger which will communicate with the LV 5 Since I use Yongnuo yn-622 triggers I piggybacked the V5 on top to act as a shutter realese. I fired 4 flashes and the shutter with this set-up. I had to but a phone plug adapter to get my cable from the camera to plug into the V5
william w  The picture shows 2 units. Is that what we get?
ANDREW S  No, this is just one unit. They do sell 2 units together.This is still a great price.well worth it.
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