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Cactus LV5 Laser Trigger

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Cactus
Cactus LV5 Laser Trigger
Key Features
  • Works with Cactus V5, V6/II/IIs Modules
  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Range of 492' Between Emitter and Sensor
  • Radio Triggering Range of up to 328'
The Cactus LV5 Laser Trigger utilizes an emitter and sensor that can be set up to trigger a camera or flash unit upon changes in the beam's signal. The sensor features an embedded 2.4 GHz Cactus V5 radio module that has 16 channels and a range of up to 328' as well as a standard 3.5mm shutter release port for making a physical connection to certain cameras. Also, the emitter and sensor can work with a large 492' distance between them for more elaborate setups.
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Cactus LV5 Overview

The Cactus LV5 Laser Trigger utilizes an emitter and sensor that can be set up to trigger a camera or flash unit upon changes in the beam's signal. The sensor features an embedded 2.4 GHz Cactus V5 radio module that has 16 channels and a range of up to 328' as well as a standard 3.5mm shutter release port for making a physical connection to certain cameras. Also, the emitter and sensor can work with a large 492' distance between them for more elaborate setups.

The LV5 works with Cactus V5, V6, V6 II, V6 IIs transceivers or modules or by connecting directly to a compatible camera or flash unit with the included 3.5mm cord. It features Duo Mode Triggering for providing the option of triggering when either the transmission is blocked or when an object is removed from between the sensor and emitter. The device also supports flash sync speeds up to 1/1000 second and offers a variety of shutter delay and freeze settings for customizing your setup. You can set the trigger to single, continuous, and bulb shot modes in coordination with your camera and each device runs on either 2 or 4 AAA batteries.

Can be used wirelessly with Cactus V5, V6, V6 II, and V6 IIs radios and can be set up for use with certain third-party triggers
Laser features a Class I designation that ensures safety during use
Trap mode captures an image when the laser is broken by an object while Escape mode triggers when an object leaves the laser's path and a signal is detected
Fifteen selectable time delays with a period from 1 to 400 ms
Freeze period can be set from 20 ms to 4 seconds
Selectable laser frequencies for working in multiple shooting conditions
Tilts from 20° down to 65° up
3.5mm shutter release port

Cactus LV5 Specs

Frequency2.4 GHz
RangeSensor to Emitter
Up to 492' / 150 m in Dark Environment
Up to 66' / 20 m under Strong and Direct Sunlight

Radio Triggering
1-328' / 0.3-100 m
Channels16
Laser TypeClass 1
Laser Frequency500 Hz
1 kHz
Flash Synch SpeedsUp to 1/1000 sec
Tilt20° Down to 65° Up
Port3.5 mm Shutter Release
VoltageCamera Voltage Handling: 0-6 V
CertificationsRoHS
Operating Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Power RequirementsEmitter: 2 or 4 x AAA 1.5 V Batteries
Sensor: 2 or 4 x AAA 1.5 V Batteries
Battery LifeEmitter: 40 Hours with 2 AAA or 80 Hours with 4 AAA
Sensor, Standby: 90 Hours with 2 AAA or 180 Hours with 4 AAA
Sensor, Trap Operation: 85 Hours with 2 AAA or 175 Hours with 4 AAA
Sensor, Escape Operation: 60 Hours with 2 AAA or 125 Hours with 4 AAA
DimensionsEmitter: 3.6 x 3.1 x 3.7" / 92 x 80 x 93 mm
Sensor with Hood: 6.0 x 3.4 x 3.7" / 153 x 80 x 93 mm
WeightEmitter: 4.8 oz / 135 g
Sensor with Hood: 6.2 oz / 175 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.28 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.95 x 6 x 4.5"
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Can it be set to only trigger if the subject is moving faster than say 20mph?
Asked by: Brian
Unfortunately, the LV5 cannot be set to trigger based on a specific speed of the subject in motion.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-06-28

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which cable should I buy to connect this device to Canon EOS 7D mark ii (needs to be at least 20 feet long)? Thanks.
Asked by: Anonymous
The LV5 has a 3.5mm port. The Canon 7D Mark II has a 3-pin shutter release. The proper cable would be the Vello 3.5mm shutter release cable for Canon 3-pin. B&H # VERCCC235. But this is not 20' long. Very soon Vello is releasing a 33' extension cord for this cable. In the meantime, the Canon 33' extension cord will work. B&H # CAET1000N3
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2019-03-06

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Hello I just want to now if this product its good for splash photography,do I need and other cable or accesorie and how can I connect the device to a canon 5ds? thanks
Asked by: XAVIER C.
Yes, this would be a good product for splash photography. You would not need additional cables to connect this to a 5DS.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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The description mentions certain other triggers Will these trip Pocket Wizard Plus-III radios?
Asked by: Anonymous
How this can work with other radio systems like Pocketwizard Plus III is the Cactus sensor needs to be attached via a 3.5 to 3.5 cord to the Plus III. When the Cactus sensor is set off it sets off the hard wired Pocketwizard which then can set off other Pocketwizards.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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How precisely do you have to line up the laser? We've tried a similar product but it's so picky that even a strong wind can push it far enough out of alignment that the camera will not trigger.
Asked by: Michael
The subject will need to be precisely aligned with the trigger.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Can I use this for Sony A7rII and Sony A9?

Can I use this for Sony A7rII and Sony A9?
Asked by: Henning
This is the cable: BH# VERCCS235
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Date published: 2020-03-25

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Radio Triggering Range of up to 328' - To use this item, does one need a single Cactus V5 transceiver? I noticed you sell the transceivers either singly or in pairs, and the description suggests this item can trigger the transceiver itself.
Asked by: R. Chadwick D.
It depends on what your goal is as well as existing equipment. The laser has a sender built in, so it can activate the shutter and on-camera flash with a single transciever. If you want to use remote flash (most aoolications like water drops, bursting ballons etc.) require a remote flash - then you either need a second transceiver or a camera/flash system that controls a slave flash. Hope this helps
Answered by: John N.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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