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Quantum Instruments Battery 1+ Flash Accessories

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)


  • BrandQuantum
    Photography Accessory TypeBatteries and Chargers

Product Description

  • 250+ full power manual shots, and 1000+ automatic shots per charge
  • 50% faster recycling
  • Consistent recycle rate
  • LED Displays: Power monitor "fuel gauge", on/off, and charge status/complete indicators
  • Charges fully in 3 - 10 hours with standard charger
  • Twin Output Jacks to run two flashes


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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by BLS439 a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: July 28, 2006

    Strengths:    Well built!
    Charges Fast and maintains a fast flash head recharge rate!
    Portable
    Two power output ports
    Longevity of battery life before it needs charging


    Weaknesses:    Like Pocket Wizards, you have to buy a cable to make it work with many (if not all) cameras/flashes. The cables (Quantum calls them 'Modules') cost anywhere between $30 - 100.

    The cost, but you get what you pay for!


    Bottom Line:   
    The Quantum QB1+ is a rechargable battery pack to power portable strobe flashes or cameras.

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Price Paid:    $209.00

    Purchased At:   Camera West

    Similar Products Used:   Rechargable 'AA's


    Type of photography:   People


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by rascal38701 a Intermediate from Greenville, MS

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2003

    Strengths:    Quick charging, very strong and robust for those long shoots. Can't beat it.

    Weaknesses:    A little cumbersome with the big battery connector coming out of the battery compartment on my 550EX flash. Wish it had the connection cord like the Turbo does. One wire and plug in connection. But I can live with it. Not a big problem.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great battery pack! Works well with my previous Canon 540EZ flash and my current Canon 550EX flash. Keeps me charged for a whole wedding, from start to finish without any worries.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $199.00

    Purchased At:   Porter's Camera Stor

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Type of photography:   Other


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Todd Walker a Professional from Mobile, AL, US

    Date Reviewed: January 9, 2003

    Strengths:    Lightweight, lots of juice for 6 volt flash systems, shows amount of charge left in battery.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought mine used from KEH and have had no problems whatsoever. I also use with a Vivitar 285HV. Fast recycle times with the Vivitar 285HV. I shoot with a medium format camera without a motor drive. With the Vivitar 285HV set to half power (manual mode) I can shoot and by the time I crank the handle to advance film and recock shutter the flash is ready to fire again. Lots of juice in it for shooting weddings.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $110.00

    Purchased At:   KEH (used)

    Type of photography:   People


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by a Professional from Minneapolis, MN USA

    Date Reviewed: July 15, 2002

    Strengths:    Build solid, have a basic features and easy to understand. Good for a back-up battery to your camera bag.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have this QUANTUM Battery 1+ since 1997 and it never fails me. I use it with Vivitar 285HV for wedding photograhy. Although, it is not as fast as the TURBO Battery... but it will do a fine job. Recommended!!

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Price Paid:    $159.00

    Purchased At:   B & H

    Similar Products Used:   QUANTUM Battery...

    Type of photography:   People



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