Cactus V6 Transceiver

These V6 units are transceivers, meaning they can be used as a transmitter or a receiver at the flick of a switch.

Cactus V6 Transceivers

Cactus V6 Transceivers

While they’re not sold in kits, two of them cost just £98 (£49 each). Each has a TTL pass-through hotshoe, and can be set to one of 16 frequency channels. They also feature four-set flashgun grouping. With a 100m range they lack the reach of some rivals, but offer plenty of advanced features. Chiefly, the V6s are compatible with any camera that has either a PC sync input or standard hotshoe, meaning they work with just about everything. The same is true of the flashguns they support, enabling models of different fits to be used in the same setup. Wireless power control is available, so you can turn the intensity of each up or down on-camera. Thanks to its Absolute Flash Mode, every flashgun’s output is benchmarked to the same intensity, making adjustments intuitive and accurate.


  • Street price: £49.99 per unit (As of July 2016)
  • Channels: 16
  • Groups: 4
  • Max Sync Speed: Up to 1/1,000sec (Subject to camera's sync speed limitation)
  • Maximum range: 100m
  • Power: 2x AA Batteriers, mini USB 2.0, DC input 5V
  • Dimensions: 72x72x42mm
  • Weight: 68g
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This review was first published in the March 2016 issue of Practical Photography - download back issues here.