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My Cactus receiver mount issue fix

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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

The original mount was not sturdy enough to support a strobe on an umbrella stand. The strobe would end up falling forward. I came up with a good, working solution.

I took the umbrella stand "hot Shoe" mount off of my Cactus Receivers and used epoxy to adhere them on the receiver bodies.

Gadget Infinty Cactus Mount Fix

Gadget Infinty Cactus Mount Fix
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maxcaven is a group moderator maxcaven says:

you could just use pc cables, then dangle them like pocket wizards. Those umbrella mounts on those light stands or what have you are always going to be more reliable then some plastic receivers.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

The PC ports on these supposedly suck.
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maxcaven is a group moderator maxcaven says:

they've never gave me trouble. But then again, these things are hit and miss on every one made haha.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Yeah, this was a $5 fix and it works awesome.
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

My main problem was that they would physically just slide off the umbrella mount since they don't have a screw base. Having the flash tilted on it is how I keep mine from sliding, but that only works if you don't move it at all.
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

Wait... Did I buy a generic Cactus?????

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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Mince says PT-04 on the side.
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

mine just says what type of battery it needs on the other side
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Not sure man, maybe you got the first release of Cactus V2s?

Mine says cactus V2s on the front and on the skinny side it says PT-04
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Drew C is a group moderator Drew C says:

or dare i say... a v1... or v2 (no 's')
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

when I bought them it was advertised as a v2s

: / but that my explain my many misfires and over all problems with them.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Yeah, I have never had a misfire.
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maxcaven is a group moderator maxcaven says:

Karl they have changed the design the sooo many times. Both of mine came right from the GI store on ebay, and one says "Cactus PT-04" and one says "Cactus V2s" Both work great for me. If your having problems check the strobist flickr group there are a ton of thread dedicated to extending the range/reliability. Lot of good tips.
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

Thanks for the tip

next week is so going to be nerd week
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