Cactus is a company known for their lighting and lighting related accessories; most notably their wireless flash triggers and various Speedlight units. After some wait, the company has announced their latest Speedlight, the RF60x.
An update to their older RF60, the RF60x offers faster recycle times as well as a new and improved user interface to make using the Speedlight a more enjoyable experience. Also included in the unit, like many third party products being launched nowadays, this Speedlight comes equipped to be wirelessly triggered via Cactus’s various wireless triggering products: a really nice touch for those who are invested in the Cactus system as it saves you from having to buy another receiver.
Cactus RF60X Highlights
- Built-In 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver
- Guide Number: 183′ at ISO 100 and 105mm
- Zoom Range: 24-105mm (18mm with Panel)
- Wireless Functionality with 328′ Range
- Settings Can Be Adjusted Remotely
- Tilts up 90° & Rotates 270°
- Manual Power: 1/1 to 1/128 in 1/3 Steps
- Recycle Time: 0.1-1.9 Seconds
- Strobe & High Speed Sync Sympathy Modes
- Cooling Mode & AF Assist Light
Overall this looks to be a pretty solid update to the RF60 with several key improvements and most of the functionality that one could want in a non-ttl speedlight these days. One thing to note, though, is that its cooling mode is based on the heat output. The unit changes its recycle time based on how hot it is running. So if you are someone that needs a consistent recycle time and is popping off a lot of high power flashes in a row, this may not be a speedlight for you, because after the unit starts to heat up the recycle time will drop.
The new Cactus RF60X will retail for $148 and is expected to be available in early January of 2017.