Once you start dabbling in flash photography, you realise that the single most important accessory to your camera has to be your flash. It has the ability to transform dull, flat images into warm, flattering images that complement the subject.
But, your creativity does not have to stop there – take your flash off-camera with Cactus radio flash triggers for sale from our online shop and experiment with light from different angles.
Why should I take my flash off-camera?
There are a number of reasons why you would want to use off-camera lighting.
Ambient light alone does not always fall in the most flattering way, so even during an outdoor portrait shoot it is often necessary to add off-camera flashes to lift shadows and get the right exposure. But, how do you sync off-camera flashes so that they fire at precisely the moment your camera shutter opens? The answer is simple – with Cactus flash and camera triggers.
Quality Cactus wireless studio lighting equipment send and receive signals between your camera and flash/es, enabling you to control off-camera flash at the push of a button. Simply connect your off-camera flashes with a shutter cable, photo (infrared) flash trigger, or sync multiple setups wirelessly.
What are my options?
Compose your photos from a different vantage point with wired and remote
Cactus triggers for cameras and flashes.
Connect your portable flash with one of our highly-compatible Cactus shutter release cables, laser or wireless flash triggers. You will need a controller and a receiver (or a transceiver that does both!) – the controller sends the signal to the off-camera flashes that the shutter is released, and the receiver registers the signal from the camera to fire flash.
Whether you prefer Canon, Nikon or Fujifilm, our selection of shutter release and flash sync cables allow you to connect Cactus products with portable flashes, studio strobes and cameras so that you can trigger your camera or flash remotely. In essence, the cable allows your camera and lighting equipment to flash with shutter release at exactly the right time. But, cables may restrict movement and present a trip hazard, particularly when using off-camera flash at weddings where guests are, rightfully so, more focused on the bride and groom than the cables on the floor. With that in mind, laser and wireless triggers offer greater mobility.
The Cactus V6 II supports Cross-Brand HSS:
It can control the power output and zoom angle of Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax system flashes all at the same time (it works on any camera with a standard shoe or PC sync port). As you start up your devices, the Cactus V6 II auto detects the various flash profiles.
Cross-Brand TTL functions:
- Cross-brand wireless manual power control with HSS support of Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax flashes. Instant adjustment of a single group and ratio power adjustment by one quick swipe of the rotary dial.
- Cross-brand wireless manual zoom control of Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax flashes.
Two High-Speed Sync Modes:
- Normal shutter speed up to 1/8000 sec.
- Power Sync that boosts flash contribution above the camera’s x-sync speed in situations where normal HSS is simply not powerful enough.
The V6 II has an automatic LED AF-assist light that makes auto-focusing possible even in pitched-black environments! Besides the camera-mounted V6 II, off-camera units will also activate the AF-assist light, which helps focusing even when the camera is far from the subject.
What are you waiting for?
Our online store provides free delivery across South Africa
If you’re still wondering what to look for when buying a flash, contact our online consultants for some fresh off-camera flash photography tips.
And if you’re convinced that flash photography can never be the same again without some valuable Cactus gear, browse our secure online shop where we high-sync speed orders in a flash!