Quantum Instruments Turbo Blade Battery Pack

Quantum Instruments Turbo Blade Battery Pack

Quantum Instruments Turbo Blade Battery Pack

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Product Highlights

  • Shoe Mount Recycling: 1/10-1.5 sec
  • Less Than 15 Ounces
  • 1/4"-20 Top/Bottom Mounts
  • 1.5 Hour Recharging
  • Blade-thin: Only 1.44" Height
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Quantum Instruments Blade overview

  • 1Description

Quantum continues to push the envelope with the Quantum Turbo Blade Battery Pack, jamming a huge amount of flash power into a wafer-thin battery which is 40% smaller than its Turbo Compact.

Weighing in at under 15 oz and measuring just 1.44" in height it's ideal for grab-and-go photography. Not only does it go anywhere but it fits anywhere as well. The 1/4"-20 top tripod screw nestles neatly into your SLR, adding just enough weight for stability. Slip a flash into the hot shoe and you'll truly experience the balance of power in a sleek form factor. For additional support Quantum has added a 1/4"-20 tap on the bottom of the unit for tripod, monopod or light stand mounting.

Although these attributes are reason enough to purchase the Blade it's really all about the power, isn't it? Quantum comes through with up to 2850 flashes at 1/8 power for shoe mounted flashes. That translates as fill-flash heaven. 

The Blade includes features that we've come to expect from Quantum over the years like a "gas gauge" type power indicator and sleek rugged exterior. With the introduction of the Blade power just got smaller, faster and lighter.

 

Lightweight Power
Slip a flash into the hot shoe and a Blade under your camera for a one-piece flash photography machine. Shoot hundreds of non-stop flashes.
Compatible with Support Systems
Mount a Blade on a monopod or light stand with a flash attached or with a camera and flash.
Fast Recycling
1/10 sec in TTL, 1.5 sec for full power shoe mount flashes
All Day Power
400 to 2000 shots per charge with a shoe mount flash.
Convenient Connections
Connects with "CC" type short flash cables. ("C" type long flash cables also compatible).
Power Indicator
Trademark "gas gauge" like all Quantum Turbos.
Quick Recharging
Charges up in just 1.5 hours.
NiMH Cells
No memory NiMH rechargeable cells.
UPC: 807955012054
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Quantum Instruments Blade specs

Chemistry Nickel-Metal Hydride
Carrying Options None
Charging Time 1.5 Hours
Dual Flash Capability No
Recycle Time 1.4 to 3.0 Sec ()
Number of Flashes 0 to 400
LED Power Indicator Multiple
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.4 x 2.3 x 1.4" / 13.8 x 6.0 x 1.4 cm
Weight 14.8 oz / 419.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.8 x 4.9 x 2.8"

Quantum Instruments Blade reviews

Turbo Blade Battery Pack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite simply it just works.... Purchased this product in the hope that it would resolve ongoing issues being experienced with high battery consumption and poor performance when using a Nikon SB-900 flash unit on a Nikon D700 camera. Received the battery pack in quick time, charged it and mounted it on the camera, attached to the flash and all of the old issues disappeared. Primary use is for portraits and wedding photography both at night and during the day in difficult lighting / shooting conditions. Cycle time on the flash is simply stunning, every shot is a keeper as there is no flash falloff as AA batteries drain, bounce flash is 100% reliable and at a consistent level. Cannot recommend this unit highly enough.
Date published: 2012-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Quality Quantum Product Excellent battery. Only shortcoming I find is the terminal caps fit loosly instead of the nice snug fit as found on the 2+2.
Date published: 2010-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rocks! I use the product for wedding photography. It lasts about 7 hours with heavy shooting- so for big weddings you need two- which stinks b/c they are pricy.
Date published: 2011-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from special for wedding photography!!! I am wedding photographer in Turkmenistan, and that is amazing!! I think in Turkmenistan only I have this gear :) I must be very happy person...
Date published: 2012-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, attaches solidly Use this product on Canon 5D to power QFlash Trio. Works just great!
Date published: 2011-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shooting experience Fast charging between shots.
Date published: 2010-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Works perfect, but there is one problem it doesn't stay in place under camera, it shifts all day long, since ther is only one screw that ataches to the camera thes is nothing to keep it in place, I'll deal with it! too pricey
Date published: 2010-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well but not as good as it could.. I use this product primarily for wedding photography and it was purchased as an addition to two previous model Turbo Compact units. It does a great job with recycle time and keeping me shooting in fast paced environments. It's convenient to mount to the camera and does not add much weight. It does have a much shorter duty cycle then the previous models. Literally half the life for basically the same price. This unit also will ONLY power the flash where the previous model powered both the flash and the camera if you needed it in a pinch. It is a good product but Quantum certainly downgraded their product line and didn't downgrade their price. If this is your only solution you ABSOLUTELY need two of these to last a whole day regardless of what the Quantum spec says. I think the previous model will be in high demand on the used market. Good product but could have been much better...shame on Quantum.
Date published: 2011-07-03
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