Hauppage, New York: Photographic equipment manufacturer Quantum Instruments Inc. has released a new compact battery pack for speedlights and QFlashes: the Turbo Blade. This follows the announcement of the Turbo 3 earlier this year.
Introducing Turbo Flash Power… Blade Thin.
- Lightweight flash power with exceptional recycling speed
- Smallest Turbo ever – 40% smaller than the Turbo Compact
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 flash. Turbo Blade excels in fast moving grab-and-go photography.
Or, mount a Blade on a monopod or light stand with a flash attached – or with a camera and flash.
Turbo Blade and flash for remote firing
It has all the advantages of Quantum’s Turbo packs, including:
- Fast recycling…..1/10 sec. in TTL, 1.5 sec. for full power shoe mount flashes
- Lots of power….. 400 to 2000 shots per charge, shoe mount flash
- Trademark “gas gauge” like all Quantum Turbos
- Charges up in just 1.5 hours.
- No-memory NiMH rechargeable cells.
Unlike other types of batteries, the TURBO Blade has no “memory”. You can “top off” your TURBO Blade at any time, or give it a quick charge to get a few more shots.
It can be conveniently mounted on a light stand or tripod with optional accessories (QMC & QBC).
Appropriately short, unobtrusive cables are available to feed regulated voltage to your flash directly from the Turbo Blade.
A Standard charger is included with the TURBO Blade. Chargers are also available for many other countries.
After long and/or frequent use the internal battery can be replaced by Quantum Instruments at significant savings.
- Battery powered
- Under camera mount
- Power for 9 volt flash
- High voltage power
- Fuel gauge
- No memory cells
|Number of Outputs||1|
|Full Power Flashes||Shoe Mount||400|
|Recycling Speed||Shoe Mount||1.4 s|
|Handle Mount||1.8 s|
|Recharge Time||Standard||1.5 hrs|
|Weight||420g (14.8 oz)|
Where to buy
The Quantum Turbo Blade has a list price of US$ 598.00 and is available at B&H for $444. You can also check with other Quantum dealers in the United States and internationally.