Each FreeWire can be set to transmit or receive. Four FreeWires can serve as two send/receive systems, operating on two different Channels. Or all FreeWires can be set on the same Channel so that they can operate as one system - a transmitter and three receivers.
FreeWire has eight unique Channel Codes. FreeWire units set to one Channel cannot activate FreeWires set to different Channels. You control the Channel Code to make FreeWire units work together or independently, as required. There are 32 individual Channel/Zone settings at your disposal, and 256 possible lighting combinations!
FreeWire controls one Local Zone and four wireless Zones for flash or motor drive. You can activate any one Zone, or any combination of Zones 1,2,3,4 and Local. Switch your lighting instantly, remotely. Select and trigger flashes, cameras, or combinations of them, from your remote position.
A FreeWire connected to one of Quantum's TTL adapters transmits TTL information to any number of remote FreeWire/Qflash combinations. A "local" Qflash will synchronize also.
Without a TTL adapter, a local Qflash & FreeWire can control exposures of any number of remote Qflash/FreeWire combinations.
You can hot shoe sync with FreeWire's optional Uni-Mod module, use twin blade sync cords, or numerous other cords. FreeWires use Quantum's motor drive cords for remote wireless shutter.
Antenna folds out of the way for compact storage. Confirmation and Status light tell you your radio link is working. Mounts to light poles, stands, and brackets (hardware included).
Use FreeWire's two step motor drive cords to keep your camera meter and focus function continuously on (as in pressing the shutter button half way). Your camera will be ready for instant shutter release. Or select motor drive "delay" to command a camera to "wake up", focus and meter, then release the shutter.
For action sports or fast fashion shoots, you can sequence up to 4 remote power packs, giving each pack time to recycle. FreeWire will activate the power packs in sequence, advancing to the next with each shot. Trigger your camera wirelessly. The FreeWire connected to the camera relays the shutter sync to a remote flash. Only 3 FreeWire units are required, instead of 4 as with other systems. The remote flash can synchronize in manual, auto, or TTL mode! You can choose any combination of multiple remote flashes from the hand held FreeWire transmitter.
FreeWire batteries last about 120 hours, or 7200 shots at one shot/minute. No batteries needed when an FW31 cord connects FreeWire to a Qflash. Use FreeWire's "sleep" option to provide up to 500 hours of standby time from its own batteries. Optional FW29 AC adapter. Cords MDC2 and XDC2 used with Quantum 1, 1+, 1c, or Bantam Batteries.
|Size||FreeWire FW10: 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.1 in. ( 9 x 6 x 2.8 cm)|
|Weight (w/ batteries)||FreeWire FW10: 4.3 oz (122g)|
|Battery Life||FreeWire FW10: TX or RX mode, one shot per minute: 7200 shots, 120 hours;|
|Sleep mode||500 hours; Connected to Qflash with FW31 cable: Powered by Turbo Battery.|
|Maximum Range||Varies with local conditions- up to 500' (150m). Each Relay FreeWire adds a similar distance.|
|Maximum flash rate or motor drive speed||13 fps|
|Maximum sync delay||from camera trigger to remote flash: 1/2000 sec normal sync; 1/3000 sec. (all RX Zones ON - fast sync mode).|
|Camera shutter speeds||Use up to 1/500 for Leaf shutters, 1/250 for focal plane shutters. In fast sync mode (All RX Zones ON) sync speeds may be used up to 1/1000 for leaf shutters, 1/500 for focal plane shutters.|
|Batteries||FreeWire FW10 supplied with 2 x AAA. External power is supplied whenever FreeWire is connected to Qflash with FW31 cord. External power required 5-7 volts, center positive.|