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Quantum Instruments FW8R FreeXwire Wireless Digital TTL Receiver

B&H # QUFW8R Mfr # FW8R
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Might require additional cables or accessories, depending on flash used.

The Quantum FreeXwire FW8R Receiver can be used to receive a wireless radio flash trigger signal from an FW10w or FW9T transmitter connected to the camera. Or can be used to receive wireless TTL information when connected to the Qflash T5d and a Dw series QTTL adapter on the camera.

The FW8R receiver can also be used as a receiver hooked up to the camera with a Quantum Two-Step Motor Drive cord to allow for remote wireless triggering of the shutter release. With a 2-step cord you keep your camera's meter and focus function continuously on (as in pressing the shutter button half way).

8 Independent Channels
FreeXwire has eight unique Channel Codes. FreeXwire units set to one Channel cannot activate FreeXwires set to different Channels. You control the Channel Code to make FreeXwire units work together or independently, as required. There are 32 individual Channel/Zone settings at your disposal, and 256 possible lighting combinations.
4 Zone Control Plus Local
FreeXwire 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.
Wireless Digital Camera TTL
A FreeXwire connected to a "Dw" series adapter transmits the camera's f/stop, ISO, and TTL information to any number of remote FreeXwire /Qflash combinations. A "local" Qflash will synchronize also.
Wireless Auto
Without a TTL adapter, a local Qflash & FreeWire can control exposures of any number of remote Qflash/FreeXwire combinations.
Two Special Motor Drive Features
Two-step cord keeps your camera meter and focus function continuously on (as in pressing the shutter button half way). The 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.
Small Size
Compact and light, and antenna folds out of the way for compact storage.
Maximum Range With FW9T: 500 - 1000' (152-305 m), depending on local conditions
Zones 4
Channels 8 independent channels
Power Source 2x AAA
Dimensions 3.6 x 2.3 x1.1" (9 x 6 x 2.8 cm)
Weight 4.3 oz (122 g)
Quantum Instruments FW8R FreeXwire Wireless Digital TTL Receiver
  • 2 x AAA 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery
  • Pole Mounting Kit
  • Touch Fastener Mounting Pads
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Quantum InstrumentsFW8R FreeXwire Wireless Digital TTL Receiver
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio (3)

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      5.0

      Great Product!!!

      By Jay25

      from Atlanta Georgia

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Quantum Instruments FW8R FreeXwire Wireless Digital TTL Receiver:

        I use this FW8R to trigger my XL1600, works flawlessly all times!! Battery life is excellent. Antenna folds down. Stays in my camera bag at all times. Highly recommend this item!!!

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        5.0

        Solid operation and triggering

        By LP

        from Palo Alto, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio

          Comments about Quantum Instruments FW8R FreeXwire Wireless Digital TTL Receiver:

          Setting this up is simple. I am using the FW8R with the Qlfash Pilot. Simply set the channel on the FW8R and match it on the Pilot and you're good to go. I'm triggering monolights with this and it fires every time.

          The unit comes with a strap for mounting to a light stand. The only thing I wish it had was a more standard tripod thread because I prefer to mount the triggers to super clamps – but it is not a deal-breaker since they are so reliable and there is a solution for mounting included.

          Unit requires AAA batteries which are included.

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          5.0

          Reliable with long range

          By RC

          from San Antonio, Tx

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Location
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Quantum Instruments FW8R FreeXwire Wireless Digital TTL Receiver:

            I use the Freewire 90% of the time on location. The Freewire transmitter and receivers stay in my camera bag as standard equipment.

            I primarily use Alien Bees and Canon speedlites and very pleased with the long range I get to fire my lights.

            Lightweight, great battery life and I love the fact that the antenna retracts for easier storage.

            Comes with a pole strap with a snap, I'd rather have a strap with velco as I feel it would be faster to attach and the snap seems weak and not as secure but, I have never had it come undone.

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            5.0

            claro que funciona

            By oskar cortez

            from maracaibo venezuela

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Quantum Instruments FW8R FreeXwire Wireless Digital TTL Receiver:

              he quantum fw8r is universal. it can be used with any flash thats one of the great things about. you can use it with quantum flashes and with other brands too. and another great thing is that it has 7 channels so i doubt ill have any problems with other photographers  when taking photographs at the same place!
              i don't have any complains about the quantum fw8r. great product

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              4.0

              Great Product

              By LenzCap

              from Madison, AL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can use behind walls
              • Easy to use
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Big and a bit bulky
              • No cable in box

              Best Uses

              • On location photography

              Comments about Quantum Instruments FW8R FreeXwire Wireless Digital TTL Receiver:

              This is a great product that I can use now with my Canon 580/EX II speed lights while I save money to buy the Quantum Trio. Even after I purchase the Trios my speed lights will be functional because of this Receiver.

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              5.0

              versatile receiver

              By Dave Gill

              from Sedalia, CO

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Convenient Interface
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Quantum Instruments FW8R FreeXwire Wireless Digital TTL Receiver:

                  I've been using the FW8R to wirelessly trigger a monolight when I need a bit more power than my T5D-R provides and also using it to trigger the T5D-R for providing off camera flash. It is more dependable then using infrared, especially outside.

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