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About Quantum X5DR

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.

QTTL Adapters
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

One reason why the Quantum X5DR is popular is because of its Good power output

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good power output (4),Durable (3),Easy to use (3),Fast recycling (3),Versatile (3)

Quantum X5DR Features

  • Full TTL Dedication for new digital and film cameras
  • Automatic Fill Mode: This mode allows setting fill flash ratios when used with one of the new QTTL adapters. Fill-flash ratios can be controlled even for cameras that do not have fill-flash capabilities!
  • Automatic Sensor Limit: This option limits the distance the Qflash sensor "sees" when in Auto mode, This prevents subject "blow out"
    A Qflash 4 with QTTL adapters lets you use Sensor Limit in Program, Auto and Auto/fill modes, while the flash exposure tracks the camera f/number settings
  • Quick Turn off: For temporary turning off the flash
  • Twice as many Program Modes
  • Visual and Audible Aids:
    Flash exposure indicators on four sides blink for visual confirmation that the flash is OK, under or over exposed, or did not fire. Audible indicators can alsobe turned on, off, or listened to with an earphone.
  • Fast Action with Pre-sets:
    The Qflash "Program Mode" gives you instant access to your most frequently used settings. Pre-set any Mode (auto, manual, QTTL, Strobo, Main/Remote) and any settings (f/#, ISO, power, etc.) into as many as 8 memory positions Then, when you're on the job, a single button push jumps from one pre-set memory to the next
  • New Feature:
    In Automatic and Auto-fill, over/under exposure values are now shown in 1/3 stopincrements on the LCD readout
  • New Feature:
    Qflash settings can be calibrated to light meter readings by the photographer for personal fine tuning
  • New Feature:
    Flash exposure indicators on four sides blink for visual confirmation that the flash is okay, under or over exposed, or did not fire
  • New Feature:
    Twin accessory sockets accept control cables that coordinate multiple Qflash units
  • New Feature:
    Flash heads swivel and bounce and lock into position with one button control.
  • New Feature:
    Modeling light feature for Qflash T4d.
  • New Feature:
    Flash counter display gives total number of flashes up to 99, can be reset at any time.
  • New Feature:
    The new back slanted design properly balances Qflash for bracket mounting.
  • New Feature:
    Reflectors lock quickly into position with a twist.

Quantum X5DR Specifications

Maximum Power (Watt/Seconds)
200 or 400 watt-seconds (depends on Power Pack)
Guide Number
GN 220, ISO 100 film - 400w/s
GN 160, ISO 100 film - 200w/s
Modeling Lamp Wattage
35 watt
flash alone : 6 x 6 x 3
23 ounces
Mfr #

Quantum X5DR Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers


No competition if...


from Raleigh, NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

If you want full "bet your life on it' radio control with the ability to vary power levels, or even use TTL (nikon or canon), then there is no alternative to this system at this price point. Nearest competitor that I would (am) consider is the profit B1 system. (B2 is a little weak at only 250s per head, 400s total). B1 is less portable, as it cannot be mounted on a flash bracket. I have the pilot, T5dr, T2, and Trio. The T5DR at only 180s was a little weak on larger groups, like fill wedding parties to overpower the sun. In fact, with the radio controls, I sometimes use this WITH the T5dr as a fill light. Also, batteries are interoperable with Norman and Lumidyne Batteries that can be found used, or rented all over the place. There are cheaper chinese knockoffs of the quantum that appear fine for full manual mode, and include radio systems that let you vary the power. May be good low price alternative for all manual users, but run and gun, the Quantum rocks. Apparently, quantum is in financial troubles, was sold and support is lacking, but I have never needed support for my flashes, they are that good! I re-cell my own turbo batteries.


great on manuel


from North Carolina  -  Pro Photographer

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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


X5DR Battery power cord, fray's


from Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands  -  Pro Photographer

Location photographer Powerful light source power cord fray's easily

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Powerful & Portable


from Birmingham, MI  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.


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Shopper  is it compatible with Phottix Stratu ii wireless trigger ?
Andrew R  The Strato II does not transmit TTL information, so any flash units would need to be utilized in manual mode. Phottix does not specify compatibility with any particular make/model flash unit.

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