NEW Qflash 5d-R -("d" for digital and "R" for Ratio)- is the latest evolution in Quantum's proven Qflash portable flash line. The new 5d-R series used with Quantum's FreeXwire digital radio system, now support wireless control of all dedicated camera-flash functions-Manual , TTL, Auto, Auto-fill and TTL-Ratio-up to 500 ft. away!
Qflash "Digital" model T4d & X4d are "dedicated" to the latest digital and film camera systems through its own QTTL through-the-lens dedicated exposure control. Parabolic reflectors produce softer, cleaner light. And they quickly interchange for bare bulb, wide angle, diffused, and telephoto reflectors.
Qflash "Digital" models T5d and X5d are "dedicated" to the latest digital and film camera systems through its own QTTL® through-the-lens dedicated exposure control. Parabolic reflectors produce softer, cleaner light. And they quickly interchange for bare bulb, wide angle, diffused, and telephoto reflectors.
Qflash "digitals" are smaller and lighter than their predecessors. Flash heads swivel and bounce and lock into position with one button control.
In addition to full dedication Qflash operates in Manual, Auto, TTL, and Strobo modes. In automatic mode, Qflash power adjusts in 1/3 steps over wide ranges-- from f/1.4 to f/22 for ISO 100 film- in 25 precision settings. In manual mode Qflash displays 19 power settings from full to 1/64th power, in 1/3 step increments.
Multiple flash set-ups are easier because Qflash units communicate and coordinate through control cables, or wirelessly via FREEXWIRE digital transceivers. Do wireless QTTL, A-TTL, D-TTL, E-TTL, auto, and even change settings on remote Qflashes.
Model T5d gets its power from Quantum Turbo®, Turbo 2x2, or Turbo Compact. Model X5d connects to a Qpaq®, Lumedyne*, or Norman* 200/400 to create "portable studio" systems.
Qflash power exceeds that of typical shoe-mount and handle-mount flashes, which allows for greater distances, bigger shots, and much more bounce power. That, combined with its studio quality light give professionals just the portable lighting they need.
Quantum's QTTL system is fully dedicated to popular camera systems, such as Nikon*, Canon*, Contax*, Mamiya*, and more. Using the QTTL adapter for your camera, Qflash "Digitals" display and track the camera f/number and film speed set in the camera, allow for rear curtain sync, and provide infra-red auto focus assist.
QTTL adapters can offset Qflash output between -3 to +2 stops (in 1/3 steps) in relation to the f/number setting on the camera. Evenif your camera doesn't support fill/flash ratio, the QTTL ratio setting tracks the camera aperture as it changes, providing automatic fill/flash ratio!
Digital and film cameras that employ "pre-flash" metering are also supported by Quantum's QTTL adapters.
Requires the FW10w FreeXwire Digital Transceiver for Wireless TTL
Reviewed by 3 customers
I use the Qpaq X5DR to photograph Rec League teams in the sun all day long. I put their back to the sun and the QpaqX system does the rest. I had great result on manuel, but TTl and auto were inconsistant and poor quality in the mid day sun. I might be able to work out the bugs in ttl if I had time but photographing over 200 athletes and cheerleaders doesn't allow me time to play around with settings. The FreeXwire system works but was bulky and cumbersome. I just ordered the co-pilot and look forward to working without the adapter, wire and transmitter all attatched to my camera. The biggest disadvantage is price. One unit and accessories like battery, command module ect is around $1800 That is a lot of packages at $25 a piece.
Location photographer Powerful light source power cord fray's easily
I've owned the T5D-r's for a number of years and bought the Trio last year but there were times when I wished I'd had more flash power so I purchased the X5D-r and I'm very happy with it. 400ws is enough power to do just about anything most photographers require. I love how easy it is to remote control remote flashes with either the Trio or Pilot (I usually use the Pilot). It's a great flash because you can use it both in a studio enviornment or on location.