Like its predecessors, the Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V5 remains powerful and reliable, and is ideal for photography of any kind.
Sporting a new transceiver design and powered by 2 AAA 1.5V batteries, each 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 style setups.
Frequency Self-Tune (FST), a groundbreaking feature, enables Cactus V5 to automatically tune itself to its last working frequency when exposed to extreme weather conditions such as sudden and large temperature fluctuations. Not seen in any other solution on the market, FST effectively minimizes "no fires".
Moreover, the Multi-Channel Triggering capability allows for simultaneous triggering of up to four (4) sets of light sources, all controlled through one transmitting unit and the camera. This is very useful in situations where multiple sets of flashes normally set to different channels need to beset 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 2.4GHz, effective range up to 100 meters, 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, 3.5mm cables, and a 6.25mm plug adapter, photographers may use Cactus V5 with any portable flash and studio strobe with trigger voltage up to 300V.