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Light quality, portable power, and speed

Quantum Q-Flash

Imagine 10,000 Non-Stop, Studio-Quality Flashes, all day, every day, on-location or in the studio.  Never fails, no overheating, you may kiss the bride.

What flash would you put on a $50,000 camera?  Qflash! The professional photographer’s choice when your photo has to be better than the rest–studio quality. When you can’t be slowed down, when light quality is paramount, and when you need reliable wireless control for multi-flash shots.

  • Qflash provides studio quality light in a powerful, portable flash.  It’s one flash system perfect for location photography as well as studio work. With proven reliability and light quality used by professionals worldwide.
  • The Qflash reproduces our signature soft, beautiful lighting. All made possible by the custom flash tube and parabolic reflectors. No shoe mount flash exceeds that Qflash quality or power. Whether it’s the natural looking bare bulb, standard reflector or one of the optional lighting modifiers, Quality wins with Qflash.
  • Optional light modifiers provide versatility to lighting needs.
  • Qflash and its portability is unrivaled for event, fashion, architectural, product, sports, close up, portrait, photojournalism, forensic… It may be easier to list what can’t be done.
  • Qflash never can be driven too hard.  Fire them at full power as fast as possible for as long as you need to.  Qflash handles nearly any assignment you’ll encounter, inside or out.
  • Qflash blends seamlessly with today’s popular digital SLR’s for simplified TTL control, yet also give photographers versatility for multi-flash complexity and control.
  • Multiple Qflash set-ups are coordinated wirelessly with Quantum’s FreeXwire radio technology.   Qflash TRIO and CoPilot have self-contained radios that coordinate an unlimited number of flashes in up to three groups.
  • Qflash are powered by Quantum’s extensive line of TURBO power packs.

Shoe-mount, multi-tasking Qflash

  • Command Central:  Set modes, power levels, and lighting ratios of remote Qflash right from TRIO’s panel.
  • Qflash TRIO slips into the hot shoe of just about any camera.  Featuring remote Quantum power they are extremely light and portable, yet provide beautiful studio quality light from their bare bulbs, light modifiers and parabolic reflectors.
  • Dedicated integration with Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic: QTTL, High speed sync, AUTO Fill, Focus assist.. and Manual flash too.
  • Built-in wireless:  Quantum’s FreeXwire radio technology lets TRIO control any number of remote Qflash Trio or T5D-R flashes for multi-flash setups.

High power portable dedicated flash

  • Beautiful, studio-quality lighting, perfect for digital and film photography, all from a portable dedicated flash!
  • Double the power of a traditional speedlight, better light quality.
  • Qflash “T” Models get their power from ANY Quantum Turbo pack, all the way back to the original Quantum Turbo Battery.
  • Multiple modes, TTL, Auto mode, Auto-fill and TTL-Ratio — up to 500 feet away!

Highest power TTL Strobe

  • Modular QPAQ power and battery system.
  • Up to 400 watt-seconds of power, about 8x more powerful than a speedlight.
  • Cover greater distances, illuminate bigger shots and have more bounce power.
  • Recycles in 3.8 sec. at 400 watt-seconds using a Qpaq-X power pack.

NOTE: Qflash X Series flashes are powered by Quantum Qpaq-X power packs, purchased separately.

Check out our Qflash 'Overcoming the Sun' tutorial video

Come along on a location shoot of a 7 year old boy outside in full sun. By first taking advantage of the Qflash Trio’s High Speed Sync mode, then by combining two Qflash T5dR’s, We’ll blend the daylight and flash together with the easy-to-use Quantum Pilot wireless controller. Shop →

Qflash TRIO  — Shoe-mount, multi-tasking professional, portable wireless TTL flash

Qflash TRIOs slip into the hot shoes of Canon or Nikon cameras.  Light and portable,they provide studio quality flash lighting with their parabolic reflectors.

TRIOs are dedicated to Canon or Nikon TTL systems, including auto focus assist, high speed sync (HSS), and full camera integration

Built-in TTL radios:  Quantum’s FreeXwire radio technology lets TRIO control any number of remote Qflash for multi-flash setups.  Even mix in Nikon or Canon flashes with Qflash remote control (Qlink accessory required).

TRIO comes in dedicated models for Canon (QF8C) and Nikon (QF8N)More economical “TRIO Basic” models exclude the internal FreeXwire radios:   QF8CB for Canon, QF8NB for Nikon.  Radio function can be added later via a factory upgrade.

Command Center:  Set modes, power levels, and lighting rations of remote Qflash right from TRIO’s panel.

Run-and-Gun:  When you need fast and continuous shooting, TRIO is simple to use, rugged and reliable.

Provide studio-quality flash lighting:  TRIO parabolic reflectors and range of light modifiers provide lighting options unmatched by typical shoe-mounts, and with greater flash power.

TRIOs never can be driven too hard.  Fire them at full power as fast as possible for as long as you need to.  Trio light output exceeds that of typical shoe-mount and handle-mount flashes, especially for bounce lighting.

Unique functions:
Sensor Limit –  Prevents “blow out” when background is far away and the subject is close.

Visual and Audible Aids – Flash exposure indicators blink and beep for OK, under, or over exposed.  Turn the sound off or on.

Fast Action with Pre-Sets –  The Qflash “Program Mode” gives you instant access to your frequently used settings.  Pre-set any mode and any settings into 8 memory positions.

Quantum TRIO – Advanced Features Summary:

The chart below summarizes the advanced features for various Qflash series.
“U” means the Qflash model will have this feature when upgraded to series 5d-R.
“F” means this feature is available in the model shown.
“N” means the feature is not available.
For upgrade information, click here.

 Feature QF3d-R* QF4d QF5d QF5d-R Trio
Manual, Auto, Auto-fill & TTL remote radio control with Qflash PILOT. F U U F F
Wireless Control in Nikon/Canon systems with Qnexus N U U F N
Wireless multiple ratio TTL ( Qf5d-R requires Dw-R Adapters & FreeXWire) F U U F F
Wireless preflash TTL ( Qf5d-R requires Dw-R Adapters & FreeXWire) F U U F F
Wireless remote Auto / Auto Fill mode F U F F F
Zone control of FW7Q from panel of Qflash N U F F F
Flash ready indication in camera viewfinder (camera detects flash and sets shutter) F F F F F
Shutter speed control F F F F F
Rear Curtain Sync F F F F F
High speed sync N N N N F
Auto focus assist F F F F F
Auto Fill ratio F F F F F
Flash exposure lock N N N N F

* Qflash QF2 updated to QF3d-R

Compare Qflash Models

Specifications

QFT5d-R QFX5d-R QF8C QF8N QF8CB QF8NB

Removable Reflectors & Bare Bulb

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Guide No. ISO 100 ft. (m) normal lens coverage

160 (50) 160-220 (50-70) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Guide No. ISO 100 ft. (m)with QF63 Tele reflector

320(100) 320-450 (100-136) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Bounce power (watt-seconds)

150 200-400 80 80 80 80

Power Source

Turbos Qpaq Turbos Turbos Turbos Turbos

Modeling light

Y Y N N N N

Auto Fill mode

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Auto Sensor Limit

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Pre-programmed modes

8 8 8 8 8 8

Visible / audible signals

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Flash Capacity

See Turbo Section See Qpaq Section See Turbo Section See Turbo Section See Turbo Section See Turbo Section

Compatible with QNEXUS

Y Y N N N N

Non pre-flash Film camera TTL exposure

with any Adapter with any Adapter N N N N

Built in TTL

N N Y Y Y Y

Digital/Film Camera pre-flash TTL exposure

Using D or Dw series Using D or Dw series QTTL Adapters Y – Canon Digital Only Y – Nikon & Fuji Digital Only Y – Canon Digital Only Y – Nikon & Fuji Digital Only

Wireless flash for non pre-flash film cameras with FreeXwire

with any Adapter with any Adapter N N N N

Built in FreeXwire Transceiver

N N Y Y Upgradable Upgradable

Wireless TTL flash for digital pre-flash cameras with FreeXWire

Using Dw series Adapters Using Dw series Adapters Y Y Upgradable Upgradable

Auto Focus assist

Y
with QTTL Adaptor or CoPilot
Y
with QTTL Adaptor or CoPilot
Y
Built in
Y
Built in
Y
Built in
Y
Built in

TTL ratio / fill flash

Using D or Dw series QTTL Adapters Using D or Dw series QTTL Adapters Y Y Y Y

High Speed Sync

N N Y Y Y Y

Wireless HSS with Remote Trios

N N Y Y Upgradable Upgradable

Rear Curtain sync

Using D or Dw series QTTL Adapters Using D or Dw series QTTL Adapters Y Y Y Y

Shutter Speed control

Using D or Dw series QTTL Adapters Using D or Dw series QTTL Adapters Y Y Y Y

Viewfinder ready indicator Using D or Dw series

Using D or Dw series QTTL Adapters Using D or Dw series QTTL Adapters N/A N/A N/A N/A

Wireless TTL-Ratio with Canon & Nikon digital cameras

Y Y Y Y Upgradable Upgradable

Length (inches)

6 6 4.09 4.09 4.09 4.09

Length (cm)

15 15 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4

Width (inches)

6 6 3.33 3.33 3.33 3.33

Width (cm)

15 15 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5

Height (inches)

3 3 5.85 5.85 5.85 5.85

Height (cm)

7.5 7.5 14.9 14.9 14.9 14.9

Oz

26 23 20 20 20 20

Grams

720 640 567 567 567 567

Est. Street Price US Dollars:

768.00 878.00 951.00 951.00 701.00 701.00

QFT5d-R QFX5d-R QF8C QF8N QF8CB QF8NB
To get the most from your Quantum product, we encourage you to read the instruction manual. If yours is not available, you can find it here. For specifications of Quantum products, please see our Product pages.
To check what firmware version is installed on your Qflash T or X models:

1. Turn Turbo or Qpaq OFF. Connect Qflash to Turbo or Qpaq.
2. Press and hold any button (except the Test button) on the Qflash.
3. Turn Turbo or Qpaq ON while holding button.
4. The Qflash will display a reset message and the version number.
5. To return to the regular menu without resetting the Qflash, press any button except the mode button
or wait approximately 4 seconds and the Qflash will return to the previous menu.

Qflash:

Qflash TRIO
English
French
German
Italian
SpanishQflash Model TQflash Model XQflash T2 / X2Qflash T2D/X2DT2D/X2D Digital FeaturesQflash T2D AddendumQflash T3d-R/X3d-RQflash T4D/X4DQflash T5D supplementQflash T5d-R/X5d-RNotice to users of the Nikon D80 camera.TTL Adaptors:
Qflash TTL AdapterQTTL Adaptors:
D10W, D12W, D13W, D19W
D10W, D12W, D13W, D19W Addendum
D12WR, D13WR, D22WR, D23WR
D12WR Notice to users of the Nikon D80.Miscellaneous:
Connect Radio Slave to Qflash/TTL setup
Accessories:

QNexus

Qflash PILOT:
English
French
German
Spanish

QF21 Qflash Remote Sensor

QF36T / QF36X Qflash Remote Head

QT48 / QT58 Dual Output Connector
Important – QT48 First Time Users

QF52 Qflash “Y” Connector

QF62G / QF62S Bare Bulb Enhancer

QF63 Tele Reflector

QF64 Diffuser Kit

QF65 Clear UV Filter Kit

QF66 Color Gel Pack

QF67 Wide Angle Diffuser Kit

QF70 Quick Release “L” Bracket

QF71 American Style Bracket

QF72 / 73 Qflash Multi Bracket

QF75 / 76 Octagon & Strip Softboxes

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  • Comments
  • I have been following quantum products for at least 10 years, I’m glad to see that you guys have updated your website. I can’t understand how Chinese products even try to compete with this excellent product. I have some godox products, I feel very uncertain about their reliability, I even won one from Niel Van Niekerk and I have only used it two times! The head just seems to flimsy and is cheaply made. Keep up the fantastic products, would like to see an integrated receiver built int the flashes though.

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