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Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL

B&H # QUQF8N Mfr # QF8N
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Product Highlights
  • Guide No. 110'/33.5 m at 50mm
  • Built-In FreeXwire
  • Radio Wireless TTL
  • High Speed Sync
  • USB Port for Firmware Updates

The Quantum Qflash Trio QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash combines several of Quantum's venerable Qflash system technologies into one complete dedicated shoe mount flash. Based on the popular Qflash, the Trio QF8 also includes a built-in FreeXwire TTL radio, for wireless TTL control, and is fully dedicated to the Nikon i-TTL flash system.

The Qflash uses parabolic reflectors for clean, even light spread, and the reflectors are removable for bare-bulb lighting. The flash can be used either on-camera on its own, on-camera as a master to other off-camera units, or off-camera with the use of a Pilot or FreeXWire module. The Ratio Control is highly adjustable between all the models in the set-up.

A multitude of advanced features and modes are available, and many are user selectable. It features virtually all modes available from the camera manufacturer's own flagship units. However, the QF8 can be powered by any of the Quantum's line of heavy-duty Turbo-series batteries, which allows for almost unlimited rapid-fire, full power flashes.

Wireless TTL, Sync and Shutter Control
The QF8 will send or receive commands to or from one or more remote QF8 or FreeXWire receivers connected to Qflashes
Manual Mode
Power may be adjusted from full to 1/2 to 1/32 power in 1/3 stop increments
Program Mode
Store up to 8 favorite settings, and switch between them at the push of a button
Changeable Reflector
Can be used with included parabolic or optional QF63 telephoto reflector, and can be used bare bulb, or with silver or gold bare bulb enhancers
Angle Adjustment
Head swivels and tilts for bounce flash capability
Easy to Mount
Mounts directly into the cameras hot shoe, to a bracket shoe, or to a 1/4"-20 screw with the included shoe-mount adapter
Runs off Turbo-Series Batteries
Approx. # of full power flashes:
Turbo, SC, C: 400
Turbo 2x2: 700
Ultra-Fast Recycling Speed
Recycling speed on full-power flash:
Turbo, SC, C: 1.5 sec
Turbo 2x2: 1 sec
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 110' (33.53 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Angle of Coverage 84° - 23.3°
Wide-Angle Adapter: 114° - 23.3°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/32
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes
Coverage 24 mm - 105 mm (Full frame)
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 1 - 5 seconds
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.8 x 6.5 x 3.2" / 14.6 x 16.5 x 8.3 cm
Weight 1.2 lb / 544 g With reflector and flashtube
Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL
  • QF30 Flashtube
  • Reflector for Q Flash
  • Diffuser Cover for QF60
  • CQ8 Long Coiled Power Cable
  • USB Cable (mini to standard)
  • Shoe Mount to 1/4"-20 Flash Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Quantum InstrumentsQflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL
     
    4.6

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (30)
    • Durable (17)
    • Long-lasting (15)
    • Good color value (12)
    • Attach securely (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (20)
      • Outdoors (20)
      • Indoors (19)
      • General purpose (18)
      • Low light (17)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (21)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nikon i-TTL better than Nikon

      Easy setup for D3, D90, D3X, D2X and Trio recognized each other immediately. Display is clear and easy to read. First Quantum product I have ever owned and got it operational and...Read complete review

      Easy setup for D3, D90, D3X, D2X and Trio recognized each other immediately. Display is clear and easy to read. First Quantum product I have ever owned and got it operational and taking great pictures without reading the manual in just a couple of minutes. Diffuser on the reflector gave even light distribution and allowed me to get very close to the subject with no blown highlights and great exposures. Colors seem to pop off the screen. Much more consistant TTL than Nikon SB800 or SB900. Those will now stay home when I am on assignment. Expensive, but worth every penny. I also bought a Quantum T5D-R and an FW7Q and again without reading the instructions got the two of them to do i-TTL exposures as well as manual and automatic. They recognized each other and work together to give great images. Turbo SC battery clips on belt and the Trio is lighter on the D3X than the SB800 or SB900.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL

      Professional photography wedding, portrait.
      Seems to blow out image on the edges. I purchased it because the Nikon SB900 overheated, love the SB900 it has perfect TTL exposure, but the overheating was...Read complete review

      Professional photography wedding, portrait.
      Seems to blow out image on the edges. I purchased it because the Nikon SB900 overheated, love the SB900 it has perfect TTL exposure, but the overheating was difficult. Qflash does not overheat but I lost my perfect exposure.

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      5.0

      works great

      By Brian

      from Alexandria , VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

          I use this with my Nikon D-600 and the 70-200 2.8 VR lens on TTL for outdoor portraiture, often times with backlighting and competing with the sun, shooting way back at 200mm, with matrix metering and exposure-compensating up or down on flash as needed. I've had great luck. Hypersync works well, although I usually try to shoot as close to 250 as posible to get full flash power when needed. It never overheats. On an old Turbo 2x2 I get over 500 flashes per charge, and that's at close to full power (I'm trying to compete with the sun). Using matrix metering on aperature priority I'm sure to get proper exposure information for my background, wich I'm usually underexposing by one stop through exposure compensation on the camera. When not tryiing to bring down highlights in the background, that is, when my background isn't too bright, I follow Quantum's recomendation of using center-weighted metering and it's almost always spot on. I haven't used this flash indoors yet.

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          4.0

          great but fragile

          By bruno alexandre

          from France

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Color Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Bad Fixation

          Best Uses

          • Low Light
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

          accessory shoe too weak for an expensiv product

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great addition to my system

          By SJP

          from SF

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

            Being so un happy with my Nikon flashes, with the over heating issues for long event shoots I do, I got the Quantum Qflash Trio and the Blade battery charger. The best decision I've made and I only wish I had done it a lot sooner. The flash has a fast recycle time, light weight, does not have hot spot issues, just really happy with it !

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            3.0

            Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL

            By San

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Harsh Color

            Best Uses

            • Low Light

            Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

            Professional photography wedding, portrait.
            Seems to blow out image on the edges. I purchased it because the Nikon SB900 overheated, love the SB900 it has perfect TTL exposure, but the overheating was difficult. Qflash does not overheat but I lost my perfect exposure.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Product

            By gospasinger

            from Ga.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

              I've just purchased the Trio. I've only been practicing with it so far. Still trying to find out the best use for it. It is already way better than my "SB600." I'm excited

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              5.0

              Great Flash!

              By Artiedrum

              from Brookyln NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                Much better than the Nikon SB800 Great light!

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                5.0

                Rock Star portable flash photography!!!

                By Happy camper

                from ATL, GA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time
                  • Outdoors
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                  After using Nikon SB-900's for a long time and getting frustrated with them overheating, I decided to go with the QFlash Trio - best decision I ever made.

                  It just keeps going and going... connect it to a
                  Turbo 3 pack and you'll be shooting all day events like a champ with no concern that your flash will over heat at the crucial moment.

                  I was concerned about carying the battery pack connected to the flash, but after using it for about 15 minutes had forgotten about the pack and kept working with no limitations and superb performance.

                  If you are on the fence about this - JUST DO IT! -

                  You get what you pay for and then some.

                  Well done Quantum

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                  5.0

                  Qflash TRIO Nikon SB-900 Killer

                  By bcg

                  from Franklin, TN

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                    The Trio along with a Turbo 3 Battery are in a different class than SB-600, 700, 800, 900 or comparable Canon lights. In fact, you will quickly lose interest in those after spending just a few hours with a Trio/Turbo rig.

                    If you are willing to work with wireless and TTL adapters you can go with the T5D-R and get almost twice the wattage. I prefer to use the Trio for small needs though and break out my Quadra or Ranger RX for multi flash needs. To me, those are just as easy to use in a multi environment as a multi Quantum setup.

                    The Trio is rapid fire, never overheats, consistent, and very good light quality for a shoe mount device. As I said, there just is no comparison to any of the Nikon or Canon speedlites. This is some of the best money I have spent on camera gear in several years.

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                    2.0

                    T5D-R Better Deal

                    By ATWVegas

                    from Henderson, NV

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                    • Weak

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                    I'm very disappointed with this flash. The T5D-R is a far better unit with more power. I opted for the TRIO be because of the built-in wireless, only to learn that my Nikon flash is incompatible, which renders the wireless totally useless. That means I spent more money for a lower-powered unit for no reason.

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                    5.0

                    BEST FLASH FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

                    By Wedding Pro

                    from Trinidad, West Indies

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Best light quality
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • Fashion
                    • Indoors
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors
                    • Special Events
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                    For weddings and fashion, i was using the Nikon SB-900 but it would trip out on thermal. With the Qflash Trio and the Turbo 3 battery i can shoot at least two weddings with the unit on full power. It does not overheat when doing rapid sequence shooting. The light quality,with the UV coated flash tube and the wide diffuser,QF67A, is soft with consistent color.

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                    5.0

                    Best flash for nikon

                    By Elvis photographer

                    from Vegas, NV

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                      I have to check the heat meter all the time on my SB-900, the noise is embarrassing, so I am always flipping out my flash at a wedding, I hate to miss a shot because it! But my trio w/ my turbo3 last me 2 wedding with no problems. I am getting one more!

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                      5.0

                      great flash!!

                      By katie

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Color Value
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Hot shoe seems flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Low Light
                      • Outdoors
                      • Special Events
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                      I Love it!! My SB-900 would over heat all the time, I ended up having two flashes on my belt at weddings so that i could change out, it was awful!! this flash doesn't overheat and gives a consistent quality. It is wonderful for long days and is much lighter then i expected.

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                      5.0

                      quantum flash

                      By larry

                      from baltimore md

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                        very dependable

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                        5.0

                        Great Flash

                        By alan

                        from Rome, GA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                          It's great to have plenty of power, wireless shooting, and the ability to mount on the top of a camera.

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                          5.0

                          Qflash TRIO QF8N

                          By Mike

                          from Kauai

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Outdoors
                            • Special Events
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                            We have two of these Trios and use them daily in our Wedding business. We're on the beach almost every day shooting in bright sunlight with heavy shadows and in shady forests and the trios just keep going and going unlike other flashes that need to recharge and cool down.
                            The bare bulb look is much cleaner and prettier than the flash look.
                            The only down side is the higher cost, but it's much worth it in the end if only for the cost saving of no AA batteries to buy.

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                            5.0

                            Impressed with how it works

                            By Sandman Dan

                            from Evart MI

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Night Time
                              • Outdoors
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                              I use it with all my pro shoots and I am very happy with how it works. Has nice power and it's made in the USA. I plan to buy a second in the near future

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                              5.0

                              Great product. awesome power

                              By Christian Whamond - Premier Images

                              from Brisbane Australia

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Night Time
                                • Outdoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                                Great product for location shooting. Strong power output and compact design. Highly recommend Quantum products. Us the Trio to control my other T5 and X5 lights.Christian[@]

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                                5.0

                                Be with the big boys!

                                By Anthony Brillo Photography

                                from Oceanside, CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Powerful
                                • PROFESSIONAL LOOK

                                Cons

                                • Expensive

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Night Time
                                • Outdoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                                I have owned speed lights for years. However, I have always thought that they were underpowered. Double A batteries were always a bummer for me in the beginning. After jumping to Q Flashes and Turbos I have always had the power and just dealt with weight and the battery. With the Trio you get the power and portability of a speed light. I love the look and reliability. Coupled with the Blade power pack you can't go wrong. I know the price is a bit expensive but you need to set yourself apart from every other shooter out there. My clients pay to have professional pictures why come to the job with the same equipment as their uncle. Make this purchase and you won't be disappointed. Welcome to the big boys (and girls)club.!

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                                5.0

                                The only way to go for sure-fire flash

                                By Peter

                                from Scottsdale, AZ

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful
                                • Won't Overheat

                                Cons

                                • Hot shoe connection

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings mitzvahs event

                                Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                                Having survived numerous near-nervous-breakdowns at events when my SB900 shut itself off (even with an external power source), I bit the price bullet and bought the TRIO. Best move I ever made. If you're a pro and need to have full power, continuously (as in, as fast as the flash will recycle), for several hours with missing a shot, get a TRIO. It will never overheat, and the SB900 will -- with disappointing regularity, but only at the most critical points of your shoot.

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                                5.0

                                QFLASH TRIO SIMPLY THE BEST

                                By ART

                                from Norwalk,California,U.S.A.

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Quantum Instruments Qflash TRIO QF8N TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL:

                                  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-MADE IN U.S.A. OF COURSE.
                                  USE ON WEDDINGS,BIRTHDAYS,ANNIVERSARIES, AND IMPROMPTU STUDIO SET-UP.
                                  NO.#1 ON RELIABILITY

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