jfdb59: Would it be possible to mount a V5 on the camera in RX to release the shutter remotely, but ALSO run another in RX on the flash. The one in your hand would actually be the triggering unit for both the shutter release and the master flash. Or would this not be sync'd tight enough to actually work? I haven't tried this yet. Would be nice to not have to have one on the hotshoe and another one dangling around.
Mike: The half-press is pretty cool..and they have good range for the price, but.. Instead of firing the transmitter by pressing the button with your hand, is it possible to do so with the shutter from a second camera? Have it so the camera in your hands fires a remote camera at another angle? This is really important for sports and I'm disappointed that I think my pair of V5's won't do it. Any suggestions?
LeeKeybutts: Confirmed. Just buy a 3.5mm to 2.5mm audio adapter and you can use the supplied cable with a Canon 60D. Costs $5.
LeeKeybutts: I'm sure you guys realize this, but it's COMPLETE BULLcrap to sell the shutter release cable separately. What the hell?
Everyone, realize that in order to use your V5 as a shutter release, you have to drop another $15 on an additional cable that is for no apparent reason NOT INCLUDED with the triggers. What's the manufacturing cost, like $.53??? C'mon guys.
I'm going to look for an adapter at Radio Shack to use with the supplied cable. Will post again if it works.
Gadget Infinity: Sorry it doesn't.
Gia Hillenbrand: does it have a cord for mini-usb also?
Gadget Infinity: @scottidee, Cactus V5 was re-engineered to provide reliable and robust flash triggering for SLR and DSLR, Canon and Nikon cameras included. It has been tested by many of our reviewers to be reliable and so far, none of our reviewers have had any misfires when using V5 in an environment within the listed specifications. A few of these reviews have been provided below:
bit . ly/v5reved
bit . ly/v5revtk
bit . ly/v5revrh
Brandon Luckain: That is so sick.
Rainer Mueller: Please realize that one must have TWO Cactus V5's to pull off this trick.