Another radio-controlled flash system is in the works, sources say. Hong Kong brand Cactus Image is reportedly developing a wireless flashgun in conjunction with a refresh to the company’s radio triggers.
The flashgun would have a built-in radio receiver providing remote control of settings via a new transmitter called the Cactus V6. The radios would also work with the V5 and LV5 triggers.
User Rudy_216 claimed on Canon Digital Photography Forums that the products would “most likely be released near the end of this year”.
“The new flash will be a manual flash with built in radio transceiver. Setting the flash power can be done remotely via the radio link. The flash will also be able to be triggered with V5 tranceivers or the LV5 trigger. And coming after the release of the new flash will be the new V6 transceiver that will also have the ability to set the power remotely.”
Harvest One, the company that makes Cactus products, said: “We don’t have any extra information to give out at this time.”
Their rival, Yongnuo, is said to be working on a similar system.