After the success of FlashQ wireless flash trigger last year, Anita Yim and her team are taking things to the next level.
FlashQ Q20 is their first flash project offering a wireless flash unit with multiple features including built-in gel holder, radio configuration, flash head tilting (90 degrees for bounce light), and LED lightning. It has been introduced in white and black options.
What is FlashQ Q20?
The FlashQ Q20 from LightPix Labs is an external flash unit, and when placed on the hot shoe on the top of the camera, that’s exactly what the flash is. The user can use one of the buttons on the rare to control the flash and manually configure the power; the flash fires automatically.
The intriguing aspect of the offering is that the unit’s top can be detached from the attachment to the hot show, which is one of the FlashQ radio transmitters. Q20’s main body hosts a 2.4 GHz low-power digital radio receiver, which enables the user to operate the flash wirelessly from a 10 meter range.
In wireless mode, the user can control the unit’s power output through buttons present on the transmitter unit. A double click reduces the power by a step by a single click increases the power ratio by one step. The user can also use one transmitter to trigger up to 8 main bodies of Q20 when they are paired.
The flash unit weighs 4 oz (before the user inserts the 2 AA batteries) and measures 59 x 92 x 29 mm. The bottom of the unit also features a handy tripod mount. The creators say that they teamed up with highly qualified optics manufacturers for the lens design and tooling. The transmitter of the device is compatible with most cameras, and supports remote triggering flashes. There is no transmission of TTL information by the unit.
Here is the promo video of FlashQ Q20
Users of FlashQ radio transmitter just need to pledge $50 for FlashQ Q20’s main body to go with it, and the pledge rises to $60 once early bird quantities are out of stock. Early birds can also get a main flash unit and a transmitter kit for $65, which will rise to $75 once early birds run out.
With successful funding, the flash will start shipping in November. You can read more details on FlashQ Q20’s Indiegogo page.
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