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Review: LightPix Labs FlashQ - The Little Cube for Flash Photography



Overview : FlashQ is a 2.4GHz Wireless Flash Trigger. It is the smallest wireless flash trigger ever and the perfect companion to Mirrorless and Prosumer Cameras. It works well with big SLR camera. Make the off-camera flash lighting possible at any angles and unleash the creativity in photographers.

Features :
  • Size: 25 x 25 x 15 mm
  • 2.4GHz low-power digital radio
  • 160 radio channels
  • 20M operating range
  • No TTL, up to 1/250 sync speed*
  • Max. 900us X-sync latency (by FlashQ system)
  • Tolerate Max. 300V port sync voltage (on FlashQ receiver)
  • 3V voltage present on male hot shoe centre pin (on FlashQ transmitter)
  • PC Sync cable (via Func. port) for studio strobes
  • More than 100K fires for a battery life
  • 6 months battery standby time
  • LED indication: Green – operating; Red – triggering; Blue – pairing
  • * On compatible cameras and flashes

Quality/Usability : We had first posted about the FlashQ back in April when it was available on Indiegogo. For those who don't know, Indiegogo is another site similar to Kickstarter where startup look for people like you to help them launch their product.

FlashQ is a 2.4GHz Wireless Flash Trigger. It is the smallest wireless flash trigger ever and the perfect companion to Mirrorless and Prosumer Cameras. The idea is the same as the wireless transmitter that is released by OEM manufacturers or 3rd party such as YongNuo, Pixel, etc. The FlashQ makes the off-camera flash lighting possible at any angles and unleash the creativity in photographers.


Included with the FlashQ is a FlashQ transmitter, FlashQ receiver, 2 x CR2032 batteries, cold shoe adapter and sync cord (Male PC, 150mm length).


As you can see, the CR2032 watch battery is housed within the FlashQ and you can see the size comparison as to how small the FlashQ really is. Due to the ultra small size of the FlashQ there would be no choice but to use Lithium-Ion button cell batteries in both transmitter and receiver. It's slated to have 6 months of standby time (or 100,000 flash pops).

With the compartment so tight and compact, I needed help with any pointy tools to help me remove the battery.


There is an On and Off button, a Test Fire button, and 3 color LED on both transmitter and receiver. Auto channel selection helps to choose a clean channel, and up to 8 receivers can be paired to a transmitter unit.


The receiver looks identical to the transmitter except that the transmitter connects to a hotshoe and the receiver is a coldshoe and connects to the bottom of your flash unit.


The receiver comes with as adapter that lets you attach the FlashQ to a 1/4-20" thread or a hotshoe.


You can trigger up to 8 receivers with the one transmitter. Range is stated as 20 meters, which is shorter than many current 2.4GHz manual triggers. This is no surprise as it would be hard to fit any larger antenna inside such a small unit. Though 20 meters should be fine for most general use. The small form factor is best used on compact cameras with a hot shoe.


The images above is of the FlashQ attached to the flash without the adapter.


Conclusion : Overall, the FlashQ - The Little Cube for Flash Photography is relatively basic as it can get. The 20 meter range and maximum sync speed of 1/250s isn't anything to be excited about. It also doesn't offer TTL functionality. This works great if have a compact camera with a hot shoe like the Sony RX100 III or Canon G1X II, where adding a bulky flash trigger can increase the size of your shooting rig.




Manufacturer: LightPix Labs
Site: Buy from LightPix Labs
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