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8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Quantum Turbo Slim Compact BatteryNov 16, 2011
It has been used with the Canon 580 exii. Recycling time is great for wedding photography where you can't miss any shot. The only thing I didn't like about it is their "battery" that has to be inserted along with the regular batteries in the flash( you have 3 AA batteries and their "battery"). Keep in mind that the Quantum doesn't replace the batteries inside the flash; you need to have both in order to work. Also, make sure you buy the correct cable- Canon/Nikon/etc if you're gonna use it with a speedlite.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
AverageMay 21, 2013
I have the larger battery which is in for repair right now. It is excellent.
In the meantime I have been renting this battery. A bit of a disappointment: I took head shots of corporate employees at full power and it only lasted for about 5-6 people (say 20 shots each). The larger battery would last all day.
I also photographed a wedding with the SC and the battery ran out (this time on a 580ex) midway through the reception.
Yes it does speed up recycle time and is small and light but the trade off is that it is not for a professional photographer.
Warning, if something goes wrong Quantum takes 20 business days to even look at your repair.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Nice unit, a little bulky for the power you getApr 28, 2014
By Greg K.
I've these to power a pair of Trios for a variety of events, including a wedding. What I found is that the battery packs don't hold up through the entire event, and I've been saved by rapid recharges over a break and/or a more judicious use of fast glass and lower flash power.
After a few years, when one of them needed to be recelled, I contacted Quantum to ask what it costs, which they put at $125 plus shipping. However, I saw the review here from January 2014 recommending using a third party to recell the pack and i decided to do it myself. If you have a high-watt soldering iron, you can do this. The battery cells are nicely attached via a plug that comes out of the board easily enough. If you go for the 2300 mAH replacement, you might find it's a snug fit getting the cells back into the Turbo container. If, after risking blowing up the cells with heat from the soldering iron or cracking the board from sliding the components back in place, you get through the procedure you will find the 2300 mAH replacement is SUBSTANTIAL. I test full blast flashes and left the Trio's radio on, and the battery never got down under 4 indicators. I like it much better now with the higher capacity cells.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Get it re-celled by NICDLADY.COM WITH POWEREX IMEDION 2400sJan 16, 2014
The Quantum Turbo SC contains 8 AA 1600mah NIMH batteries. These NIMH batteries will last only 1 year with heavy use. 2-4 years with casual use and ideal storage conditions. You want to go to [...] and get the Powerex Imedion 2400mah insert for $38. Need even more power? Get the FDK (formerly Sanyo) 2700mah insert.
The Powerex Imedions are similar to the Eneloops and are far more durable then regular NIMH. They will last 3 heavy wedding seasons whereas the stock batteries will last only 1.
This is a great pack but you need different cells then the ones they came with.
NICDLADY sent me the insert but I had no idea how to connect it in there. It requires some basic experience with wiring. The insert is not a plugin. Just send the entire pack to them. Both of my Turbo SCs have been updated with Imedion 2400 mahs.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Very goodOct 26, 2009
By Isabelle Vautier
Very good product and the shipping was very quick.
You have to pay import tax when it goes to your country, though (100 euros in France).
Only disappointment : to operate with my Canon Flash 580 EX II, you still need to put batteries inside it, and in order to be able to flash several times very quickly, these batteries need to be at the maximum power, the Quantum does not work as well if the flash batteries are weak.
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