Cactus wants crowd funds for ‘palm-sized’ RQ250 wireless flash

Cactus Image is seeking Kickstarter crowd funding to develop their battery-powered wireless flash, the RQ250.

Cactus RQ250

Cactus Image, the Hong Kong manufacturer best known for its radio triggers, has started a Kickstarter campaign for its RQ250 portable flashgun concept.

The device, plans for which were announced about six months ago, is designed to be compact, easy to use and versatile, with a magnetic accessory system, lithium-ion batteries and built-in wireless control compatible with the V6 II cross-TTL triggering system, compatible with no fewer than eight different camera brands.

The market for portable, powerful small flashes grows ever more competitive, and the RQ250, if it meets its goals, will be going up against such rivals as the SMDV BRiHT-360, the Godox Witstro AD200 and the Profoto A1, among others. It will have a manufacturer suggested retail price of US$699, but cheaper (up to 25% off) if you back the Kickstarter campaign early.

The company hopes to raise HK$780,000 (€86,000; US$100,000) by 5 September 2018. Visit the campaign page for more information. Other crowdfunding campaigns for flashes include the successful FlashQ Q20, and various less successful projects.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.