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Quantum Instruments Q-Flash Model T2 Flashes

4.85/5 (13 Reviews)


Product Description

Qflash uses parabolic reflectors for softer, cleaner light. The reflectors are removable for bare-bulb lighting. The flash head bounces and swivels. Flash control is either automatic, TTL (with optional adapters), manual, or stroboscopic.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mario Moschel a Professional

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2007

Strengths:    Nearly everything.

Weaknesses:    Prices in europe, especially for reflectors.

Bottom Line:   
Great light to shoot with: strongly built, small and flexible with Quantum's Turbo Batteries, easy to use and powerful. I used ti use some Elinchrom monolights erlier, but since I own my Qflashes, I never touched the monolights.

I like the Qflash (I also have three similiar Sunpak 120J flashes which give a fine light too, but are not as powerful and strong built like the Qflashes), especially used with Pocket Wizard and Sekonic 358 flashmeter with built-in radio transmitter. No wires, no big batteries, just a lightstand, a Qflash and lots of power.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   private

Similar Products Used:   Lumedyne System, 3xSunpak 120J, Nikon SB 800, Nikon SB 80DX, 2xCanon 580EX, Canon 430 EX, Metz 60CT4, Elinchrom D-Lites

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by allblood a Intermediate from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2003

Strengths:    Everything!!!

Weaknesses:    LCD info a little bit crowd for me (not a major complaint)

Bottom Line:   
This is a superb flash with very good quality light: from direct light to bare bulb, the exposure is very accurate. However, the flash is not easy to store in a bag and carry around because of the reflector and the flash tube. I decide to leave it on my flash bracket all the time since I have to use it with my flash bracket anyway. The flash balances very well on my bracket. It's not very heavy and it's not as tall as my Metz 45.

Since I have used a Quantum Turbo battery with my Canon and Vivitar flashes before, I am familiar with the charging speed and it certainly works very well with the Quantum T2 flash.

Since I am using it with a 645 camera, the radially symmetric light coverage is a big advantage since I don't need to worry about the angle of coverage difference when I flip the camera 90 degrees on my bracket rotator.

The only (very minor) complaint I have is the LCD screen interface. There are quite a lot of information on the screen, including the exposure confirmation info. However, you need to really read it to see it. I prefer a simpler "green light" style for the flash confiration since that's one (and usually the only) infor I always check during a busy shooting assignment. However, (as far as I know) no "green light" design will indicate you are getting too close and result in overexposed. Afterall, maybe I just need some time to get used to it.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $330.00

Purchased At:   KEH (used)

Similar Products Used:   Metz 45CL4
Vivitar 285HV
Canon Speedlite 550EX


Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DerKea302 a Professional from Newark, Delaware

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2003

Strengths:    Everything
Ues Turbo and Turbo Z Batteries, and Lumedyne


Weaknesses:    non really

Bottom Line:   
I find the Qflash to be the best Pro flash unit I have ever used. Try it with the bare buld enhancer gold and you never go back to regular flash again. It's a great flash for weddings and Fashion (etc,etc). And now Quantum has made it even better with the New Qflash T2D/w the QTTL adapters. Since I use Canon's EOS system I'm having my Qflash up graded to the T2D system with E-TTL flash metering. I also love the Turbo battery combo.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Camera Care Philly,

Similar Products Used:   Sunpak 611 handle mt Sunpak 422D
Canon 420EZ, 430EZ, and 540EZ


Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Navas a Professional from Atlanta, Ga

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2002

Strengths:    BUILD QUALITY AND RELIABILITY AND ITS NOT THAT HEAVY. THE ABILITY TO CHANGE FLASH TUBE IF NEEDED AND ROUND REFLECTER.

Weaknesses:    SLIGHTLY BIG, BUT THAT IS EXPECTED FOR THE QUALITY.

Bottom Line:   
BUY IT, I HAVE BEEN USING THIS FLASH FOR ALL MY WEDDINGS WITH EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS NO MATTER IF YOU USE MAN, AUTO OR TTL. IT REALLY GIVES A NICE EVEN LIGHT. MORE POWER THAN YOU NEED. I USE IT WITH MI HASSELBLAD 503CX AND I USE THE TURBO Z BATTERY AND IT WORKS FLAWLESS. IF YOU GET THE CHANCE RENT ONE AND ONCE YOU USE IT YOU GET ONE.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   B&H

Similar Products Used:   METZ 45 CL4
VIVITAR 283
HASSELBLAD D-40
SUNPAK 555


Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paco a Expert

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2002

Strengths:    everything you ever needed...

Weaknesses:    if you don't mind the size of it ...

Bottom Line:   
Buy it!

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   sunpack.. metz.. canon

Type of photography:   People



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