Quantum Instruments Qflash Model T5D-R

Quantum Instruments Qflash Model T5D-R

Quantum Instruments Qflash Model T5D-R

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Quantum Instruments T5dR overview

  • 1Description

The Q Flash T5D-R TTL Flash by Quantum Instruments is an updated version of the T4D model. It has full wireless TTL dedication for new digital and film cameras, with the purchase of optional, camera-specific DW series QTTL modules and receivers. The Qflash T5D has Exposure compensation in Auto and Manual Modes, Under-Over F-stop exposure indicators in Auto, a Flash Counter, visible and audible flash indicators and signal, a modeling light, and an improved reflector locking ring.

It is a completely automated flash head with many advanced user-selectable operating modes; it is the perfect portable flash for any professional photographer.

Regular auto and manual flash are possible through its twin-blade sync socket. TTL flash exposures are possible when using the T5D with selected digital cameras. This unit is backward compatible with all Quantum TTL cords and adapters.

The Q Flash uses parabolic reflectors for clean, even light spread, and the reflectors are removable for bare-bulb lighting. Flash control is either Automatic, TTL (with optional adapters for TTL camera control), Manual, or Stroboscopic. Automatic exposure control covers a nine stop range, adjustable every 1/3 stop, for a total of 25 automatic settings. Manual power can be adjusted from full to 1/64 power in 1/3 stop increments; flash power can be dialed in precisely; Stroboscopic mode can be adjusted for flash power and number and frequency of bursts for special effects. Program allows storage of up to 8 favorite settings and switching between them at a push of a button.

The LCD control panel shows minimum & maximum flash distance range for each auto setting. It has both an audible and visual indication of correct exposure, displaying "OK" & 1 beep, or 3 beeps right away and an "UNDR" or "OVER" in the display, indicating which way to adjust the unit. The beep is switchable, or one may use the included earphone in situations where noise is distracting.

The Q Flash mounts on a camera bracket, tripod, or light stand and weighs no more than a conventional flash.

The Q Flash Model T5 can only be powered by the TURBO Series Batteries or Lumedyne Mega Cyclers with a Lumedyne battery, up to 150 Ws, full power, manual.

Wireless TTL, Sync and Shutter Control
Links Qflash 5D series flashes to digital and film cameras (Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Hasselblad, Mamiya, and Contax) - wirelessly.
QTTL Adapters with a FreeXWire FW9T Transmitter will send commands to one or more remote FreeXWire receivers connected to Qflashes.
Full Dedication
Connect a Qflash 5D to a camera using an optional Dw series QTTL adapter to make Qflash a fully dedicated flash that mimics the features of camera manufacturers' flashes.
Manual Mode
Power may be adjusted from full to 1/2 to 1/64 power in 1/3 stop increments.
Stroboscopic Mode
May be adjusted for power, number, and frequency of rapid firing for special effects.
Program Mode
Store up to 8 favorite settings, switch between them at the push of a button.
Exposure Confirmation
Visual: Displays "OK"
Audible: Beeps once for OK, or beeps 3 times with an "UNDR" or "OVER" in the display, indicating which way to adjust the Q Flash.
The beeping is switchable, or can be heard discreetly with the included earphone.
Changeable Reflector
May be used with included parabolic or optional QF63 telephoto reflector.
May 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 on a camera bracket, lightstand, or tripod with the 1/4"-20 threaded socket on the bottom of the unit.
New Reflector Mount
Improved for sure mounting of new "B" series reflectors and accessories.
UPC: 807955011149
In the Box
Quantum Instruments Qflash Model T5D-R
  • Flashtube QF30
  • Reflector
  • Diffuser
  • 3' Coiled Sync Cord
  • 1/4" -20 Mounting Thumbscrew
  • Earphone
  • Power Cord from Head to Turbo Battery
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Quantum Instruments T5dR specs

    Maximum Watt/Seconds 150 Ws
    User Replaceable Flashtube Yes (QF30 or QF30UV)
    Changeable Reflector Yes
    Circuit Protection Yes
    Cable Length 6'
    Modeling Light Wattage None
    Modeling Light On/Off Switch Not applicable
    Protective Glass Dome Yes
    Fan Cooled No
    Dimensions 3.2 X 3.5 X 6.5" (8.1 x 8.9 x 16.5 cm)
    Weight 1 lb (.45 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 9.6 x 4.9"

    Quantum Instruments T5dR reviews

    Qflash Model T5D-R is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 57.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portable Flash that PoPs - A must have. The Latest Q-flash T5D-R TTL does not come cheap, but it is a well designed piece of kit that is invaluable when substantial accurate light is needed. I have used the flash for photographing CEO in and after Press conference with excellent results. And hey there is a whole range of accessories, so you can build on the basic unit by accessorizing.There are a range of light shapers including softbox and wireless TTL radio comunicating triggers.... The list goes on.From my experience and for the use with digital a great peice of Kit.B&H were and are great value ...
    Date published: 2008-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Light, Flawless TTL Used for Studio TTL and Portable Studio, as well as Wedding/Event Portable. Perfect packaging, as you can use it on a flash bracket, or smaller light stand, as well as in a soft box. Somewhat limited power at 150w/s compared to my Mono lights, but the portability and automation make it well worthwhile. Just shot a Bridal engagement this weekend, and was blown away by the quality of the light in bare bulb, using the Nexxus TTL linked to my Nikon D-300 with the SB-80 as Commander and Fill light, and the T5Dr as the Bare Bulb main.
    Date published: 2008-03-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from TTL Does Not Provide Correct Exposures I had high hopes when buying the QFlash 5 system. I bought the Qflash 5D, the Turbo Compact battery, the freeXwire transmitter/reciever set and the D-13w QTTL adapter for Canon. Quantum advertised that this system would work with my Canon 5D as well as my Canon 580EX strobe. Unfortunately, the system never provided the correct amount of light when used in ttl mode. Usually, it puts out too much light (regardless of the ISO settting on the camera, the distance to the subject or the f-stop setting on the camera). So instead of using ttl, I've had to use the Quantum system like an older auto strobe unit. It works well in this mode, but I could have bought a much less expensive system. In hindsight, I wish I had bought a second Canon flash like the 600EX instead of the QFlash system.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, lightweight, consistent. I'm a full-time professional, I use the Quantum off-camera in manual. The output is very consistent this way, I use it as a main illumination source on location assignments. This is a powerful unit for it's size, I really like the confirmation light feature on 3 sides of the unit, that can also be turned off via the menu, the display with the settings has large illuminated visible numbers, it is very easy to trim/increase power,also the output can be lowered down to 1/64 power, this is very handy for high ISO's in low-light situations, you can also do bare bulb effect with this flash by just removing the reflector with a simple twist, sweet... BTW, this is my second unit. My only gripe is the lack of a on-board umbrella tube/bolt, as the unit is quite tall and when you use an umbrella adapter underneath , the flash beam is way off, this flash is somewhat fragile for a unit this expensive, however I think that this flash is unique in it's class as there is nothing else that comes close to the Quantum's portability/performance in the market today.
    Date published: 2008-11-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must for wedding photgraphy Despite all the great improvements from the camera manufacturers with their flash units, they have not been able to resolve the issue of heat dissipation inside a sealed unit; the problem may be exacerbated with today more powerful flashes. These flashes are OK for occasional use, and when used as such, they will last for a long time. A different issue comes to play when used heavily as in wedding photography, specially these days with the seemly endless amount of photographs taken at a wedding with digital cameras. Todays wedding photographers shoot an average of 1000 to 1400 frames on the low end and over 2000 for the high end shooters. If you consider that provably 50% of those shots are made with flash, thats a lot of flashes! In my experience I have seen these flashes last less than 100 shots for cheap units, to about 10 to 15 weddings for the best ones. Until manufacturers find a way to solve this problem, the open tube system such as the Quantum, will hold a clear advantage over the sealed units for heavy duty usage. I will like to give Kudos to Quantum for keeping pace with todays rapid changes in camera technology and for keeping abreast with their own product innovation. Improvements that I will like to see. A tighter head and a replacement of the imposible to plug mini DIN.
    Date published: 2008-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! I use this Q-flash for off camera flash in about 3 different ways: (all wireless) 1. Studio- background / hair light and it triggers the optical slave on my other (main) lights 2. In conjunction with my Canon 580 and ST-E2 as a member a wireless system at weddings for a quick two or three flash system. (eventually I'll get all Q-flashes) 3. Manual mode off camera flash for outdoor portraits.
    Date published: 2008-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I plan to buy another one This unit lights up some of the most difficult situations. I reccomend a TTL cable for your amera. the fill flash is also perfectly simple to use with predictable results. for weddings you will need 2 battery packs. The added weight is a slight drawback, but a smal price to pay for the quality.
    Date published: 2008-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I Have Ever Used I am a wedding photographer of over 35 years. By far the best event and wedding flash system I have ever used. The power is perfect and the color is dead on. Very simple to use and change on the fly. I will never go back to a Canon flash again. I highly recommend anyone photographing weddings etc. to go ahead and spend the extra money and invest in the Quantum Qflash system. You will never be sorry you did.
    Date published: 2011-07-02
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