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| p.1 #1 · I always wanted a QFlash now what? |
I've wanted a QFlash for years. Last month I bought a used Quantum QFlash 5d-R. My Turbo had died so I replaced the cell in it and it works fine now. I have the pc->HH, the PWs->HH and the correct qttl adapter. I have the rolling radios all from Pocket Wizard, 1 Mini TT1, 5 Flex TT5 and 2 Plus IIsand a AC3 Zone Controller. I was hoping the Flex would work with the QFlash but according to PW it will not. I also have the following speedlites Canon 580EXII, 580EX, and 3 550Exs. My problem is how to use both the quantum and canon lights together easily.
Yes I can hook up the qflash and set it to manual maybe even auto and make changes on they unit itself and setup the canon unit using the flexes like I always have but I'd like to be able to set it up so I can make changes to all the lights from the camera position. I'm figure I could use the qflash off camera using a long Ettl cable connected to the mini on the camera, the canons all on the flexes. This should allow all to work either in Ettl mode or in manual mode changing setting for manual on the individual units. But in auto I've got no control over the ratios between lights even moving them would just change the amount of power used by the unit. Eventually I might get the quantum radios to replace the Ettl cable. But it might allow me to change the power somewhat more other than the compensation setting on the Ettl adapter. No way to use the qflash and canon together with the radio system I have yet. Yes I coul buy the canon Ettl adapters and more Quantum radios but why have two systems. I'm hoping and even requested PW to design and produce a module for the qflashes light they have for some of the big light systems. I understand the ControlTL system is still an infant and it will take time to develop products for all the various systems out there. But what to do now.
My question for you is if you have and use canon or Nikon PWs and qflash together with the respective hot shoe flash how do you set it up normally. Please post details for me to try.