Dw-R series QTTL® ADAPTER INSTRUCTIONS

Dw-R series QTTL® ADAPTER INSTRUCTIONS
For use with Quantum Qflashes and popular digital and film cameras
Quantum’s Dw-R series QTTL Adapters provide new dedicated features for popular professional digital and film cameras used with
Quantum’s Qflash series 2d, 3d-R, 4d, 5d and 5d-R. In particular, when used with Qflash 5d-R’s and FreeXWire radios, these QTTL
adapters allow setting of TTL ratio exposures of remote Qflashes, wirelessly.
For a list of available QTTL Adapters and the cameras compatible with them, see Section 5.0 QTTL-Camera Compatibility Chart. Also
check the Quantum website www.qtm.com, for the latest additions and updates to the list.
Certain Quantum equipment may be upgraded to the capabilities described in these instructions: Qflash 4d and 5d series upgrades to 5dR series; D and Dw QTTL adapters upgrade to Dw-R series (for some models); and , FreeXWire FW10 upgrade to FW10w. Qflash 2 /
2d upgrades to 3d-R. Note : If you have a Qflash that has been upgraded to a Qflash 2, it can not be upgraded to Qflash 3d-R. Please
contact Customer Service at Quantum for details and costs.
1.0 Connecting a Dw-R series QTTL Adapter
Always turn the Qflash and camera power off when connecting or disconnecting a QTTL adapter. Do not use a sync cord. Qflash will
get a sync from the QTTL Adapter.
Releasing the QTTL Adapter
The new locking feature for QTTL Adapters
helps position and lock these adapters in camera
hot shoes. To retract the lock pin, turn the ring in
the direction of the arrows.
2.0 General Operation
Mounting the QTTL Adapter
Slide the QTTL Adapter into the camera hot shoe. Turn the
ring in the direction of the arrows to extend the lock pin.
Before tightening the ring, move the Adapter slightly to
assure that the lock pin falls into the locating hole of the hot
shoe. It is no longer necessary to tighten down the ring to
secure the QTTL Adapter -- as soon as you feel resistance,
stop -- the lock pin will keep the Adapter in place.
Flash Ready and Flash Sync Speed
Flash readiness is established when the “Ready” indicator appears in the Qflash display. If flash readiness is supported by the camera,
then an LED or flash symbol will appear in the viewfinder when the flash is ready.
Many cameras will automatically switch the shutter to the camera pre-defined flash sync speed. Check your camera’s manual to see
if it supports flash sync speed control. If it does not, then set the shutter speed at or below the maximum flash sync speed
recommended in the camera manual.
Exposure Indicators
In the TTL, Auto, and A.Fill modes, Qflash provides OVER, UNDR, or OK exposure information. An audible signal can also be
programmed on Qflash.
Rear Curtain Sync
If supported by your camera, the QTTL Adapter can fire the flash with the rear curtain. Rear curtain sync is selected with the switch
located on the back of the QTTL Adapter. Set it to “R” for rear curtain, or “F” for front curtain. For some cameras rear curtain is
controlled through a menu on the camera itself. For these cameras leave the switch in the “F” position. Consult your camera’s manual.
Auto Focus Assist
The D/Dw series QTTL Adapters will project a beam whenever the camera is having difficulty focusing due to low light conditions. A
local Qflash must be connected for this feature. Turn the auto focus assist switch of the QTTL Adapter to on (☼).
Always turn the auto focus assist switch off (z ) under any of the following conditions:
When no Qflash is connected;
When using a QF50 or QF51 extension cables.
If the auto focus switch is not turned off for the above conditions, proper operation cannot be assured.
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3.0 Qflash operating modes - for direct camera connection
These instructions apply to Qflashes connected by Dw-R series QTTL Adapter to a camera. Multiple Qflashes may be linked via the
Accessory sockets. Additional operating details are available in the Qflash manual.
QF5d-R
QF5d
QF4d
Qflash
Mode
3.1
Man
3.2.
Auto
QF2d
QF3d-R
Qflash series 2d, 3d-R, 4d, 5d, 5d-R
Aperture and the film speed are set on Qflash by the camera. Set the desired power setting on the Qflash
corresponding to the distance to your subject.
If camera is capable of two way communication Auto will change to A.Fill / Auto Fill, when shutter is
pressed ½ way.
The A.Fill mode adds fill capability for cameras that do not support TTL ratio control. Also, some
photographers prefer A.Fill for more control over exposures than is possible with camera-controlled TTL
mode.
3.3
Aperture and the film speed are set by the camera and cannot be changed on Qflash. Set the desired fill flash
A.Fill
ratio using the “Ò Fill” control on the adapter. You may choose a setting from –3 stops below the cameras
/Auto Fill aperture to +2 stops above the cameras aperture in 1/3 stop increments.
Light output is controlled by the Qflash sensor which will display an indication if the setting is out of range of
the flash. The error indicators are:
ERROR – Decrease fill flash or F# -- For example the camera is set to F16 and the fill switch is set to +2.
Either decrease the F# on the camera or decrease the fill flash ratio on the QTTL Adapter.
ERROR – Increase fill flash or F# -- For example the camera is set to F4.0 and the fill switch is set to –3.
Either increase the F# on the camera or increase the fill flash ratio on the QTTL Adapter.
3.4
TTL
If the camera is capable of two way communication TTL will change to QTTL, when shutter is pressed ½
way (See QTTL mode below). Camera controls exposure.
3.5
QTTL
QTTL mode works with camera TTL or pre-flash evaluative metering. Set fill flash amount using the “Ò
Fill” switch located on the top of the adapter. You may choose a setting from –3 stops below the cameras
aperture to +2 stops above the cameras aperture in 1/3 stop increments. Light output is controlled by the sensor
in the camera.
The Qflash will monitor exposure. See A.Fill mode for the error indications.
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4.0 Wireless Qflash operation with FreeXWire
This sections describes how to link Qflashes wirelessly to QTTL Adapters via FreeXWires. Please note carefully which series of Qflash
and FreeXWires may be used in each position of each setup.
Set the TTL option ON for Transmitter FW9T or FW10w. Set Range to NORM for Receivers FW8R or FW7Q. Additional
setup details are available in the FreeXWire and Qflash manuals.
Note : When using another manufacturer’s flash as your remote flash (i.e. Studio strobes), then set the on camera Qflash to A.Fill (Auto
Fill) / Auto mode.
4.1 Using the A.Fill (Auto Fill) / Auto mode
This mode requires an on-camera Quantum Qflash. Light output is controlled by the sensor of the on-camera Qflash.
On-camera flash set up
Remote flash set up
FW9T
FW10w
FW9T
FW10w
QF5d-R
QF5d
QF4d
QF2d
QF3d-R
Install the QTTL Adapter onto the hot shoe of the camera. Connect the
cord from the QTTL Adapter to the bottom of the FreeXWire. Use an
FW31 accessory cord to connect a local on-camera Qflash to the QTTL
Adapter.
Set Qflash mode to Auto or A.Fill. If A.Fill appears on the Qflash
display, you can use the “Ò Fill” switch on the QTTL Adapter to set
the fill-flash ratio. If Auto appears on Qflash you must set the f/# and
film speed manually.
FW7Q
FW8R
FW10
FW10w
FW8R
FW10
FW10w
QF2d
QF3d-R
QF5d-R
QF5d
QF4d
Remote Qflashes:
QF2d / QF4d / QF5d
Set flash to TTL mode. Light output is
controlled by the on-camera Qflash
QF3d-R / QF5d-R
Set flash to “Linked to Local”
4.2 Using the Wireless Remote Auto mode - with or without an on-camera Qflash.
With this mode the sensors of a remote Qflashes control their own exposure. However, the F number and film settings of the camera are
sent wirelessly to the remote Qflashes. As these settings change on the camera, they change on the remote Qflashes. Some cameras do
not support Wireless Remote Auto. Please refer to the QTTL-Camera Compatibility Chart.
An on-camera Qflash is optional and may operate in any mode in Section 3.0. It’s exposure can be set independently of the remote
Qflashes.
FW9T
QF5d-R
QF5d
QF4d
FW7Q
FW8R
FW10w
QF5d-R
QF5d
(only)
QF3d-R
(only)
Optional local flash with FW31
cable
See section 3.0 for operation
FW7Q
FW8R
FW10w
QF3d-R
(only)
Set the remote Qflash to “Wireless Remote 1 or 2”
mode. When the flash receives the wireless signal from
the camera the flash will enter the Wireless Remote (1
or 2) Auto mode. As the F number or ISO on the
camera is changed the information will be sent to the
Remote Qflashes.
Note: When using the Fill switch located on the Dw
adapter the f/# displayed on the remote Qflash will be
the result of the camera’s setting and the Fill switch.
Example: Camera set to f/11, Fill switch set to –1,
remote Qflash will display f/8.0
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4.3 Wireless QTTL and TTL modes - for non pre-flash cameras
This mode is used for film (and a few digital) cameras that do not use pre-flash evaluative metering. An on-camera flash is optional.
The camera controls exposure, and the Fill control of the QTTL Adapter function as in Section 3.4 and 3.5.
Camera set up
Remote Qflash set up
QF5d-R
QF5d
QF4d
FW9T
FW7Q
FW8R
FW10
FW10w
QF5d-R
QF5d
QF4d
FW8R
FW10
FW10w
QF2d
QF3d-R
Remote Qflashes:
QF2d
QF3d-R
QF2d / QF4d / QF5d
Set flash to TTL mode. Light output is
controlled by the on-camera Qflash
Optional local flash with
FW31 cable
QF3d-R / QF5d-R
Set flash to “Linked to Local”
All models: Set flash to QTTL mode as described
in Section 3.5
4.4 Wireless QTTLw mode -- for digital cameras with pre flash evaluative metering
Qflash 5d/5d-R series are required, and a local on-camera Qflash is optional. The camera controls exposure, and the Fill control of the
QTTL Adapter function as in Section 3.5. * FW10 may be upgraded to FW10w. Qflash 4d can be upgraded to Qflash 5d-R. Please
contact Quantum Customer Service.
Camera set up
Off camera flash set up
FW9T
QF5d-R
QF5d
Optional local flash with
FW31 cable
QF5d-R / QF5d:
Set flash to TTL mode. Press shutter ½ way. When flash
establishes communication with camera and FreeXWire
QTTLw will appear on the display.
See Section 3.5 for setting fill-flash ratio.
FW7Q
FW8R
*FW10w
QF5d-R
QF5d
FW8R
FW10w
QF3d-R
QF5d:
Set flash to TTL mode.
When flash establishes communication with camera
and FreeXWire, QTTLw will appear on the
display. This may not occur until after the shutter is
fully depressed. Light is controlled by camera and
QTTL Adapter setting.
QF3d-R / QF5d-R :
Set flash to “Linked to Local”
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4.5 Wireless Multiple Flash Ratio QTTL mode -- for Qflash 3d-R / 5d-R and Dw-R series QTTL Adapters
QTTLwR mode provides the photographer with the ability to set three zones of flash exposure, each with different amounts of exposure
offset from the camera’s TTL system. The three available flash zones are : Local, Group R1, Group R2. Any number of Qflashes can
be employed in each of the 3 groups. For example, an on-camera flash could be set 1.3 stops down (Local), two main flashes on the left
to +1 stop (Group R1), and a hairlight to –2 stops from the camera TTL exposure (Group R2). The actual settings could be whatever
you wish within +/- 3 stops.
Set the camera modes: Choose manual, aperture priority, or shutter priority on your camera. Program mode may be selected, although
the camera will make decisions that reduce your control.
4.5.1 Always set up the Remote Qflash(s) first
FW8R
FW10w
FW7Q
FW 8R
FW10w
Connect a FreeXWire receiver to the remote Qflash(s).
FreeXWire model FW7Q connects directly to Qflash;
models FW8R or FW10w require an FW31 cable for
connection.
QF3d-R
QF5d-R
To set a Remote flash to the Local group: Press Mode ◄, then
Up ▲/Down ▼ until the display shows “Linked to Local”. This Remote
Qflash exposure will be the same as the Local, on-camera Qflash.
Linked to Local
Wireless Group R1
QTTLwR
To set a Remote flash to the Group R1 or Group R2:
Press Mode ◄, then Up ▲/Down ▼ until the display shows
“Wireless Group R1” or “Wireless Group R2”.
“QTTLwR” will appear on the Remote display only when the Local Qflash is set up. If QTTLwR does not appear press Mode ◄ on
the Local Qflash 3 times to re-sync the Local Qflash with the Remotes. Also check that the FreeXWire units are connected properly and
turned on.
Continue setting all the Remote Qflashes to one of the three Groups. There is no limit to the number of Qflashes in each Group.
4.5.2 A Local, T5d-R Qflash on-camera flash is required
Press Mode ◄, then Up ▲/Down ▼ until “QTTLwR” appears in the display. You have the ability to turn Remote flash Group R1 or
R2, ON / OFF, and the ability to set offset ratios for these groups. Note: “QTTLwR” will appear after the QTTL adapter has
established communication with the camera. This occurs when the camera shutter is pressed ½ way.
Press the Set ‹button until ON/OFF next to flash Group R1, or R2, blinks. Use the Up ▲/Down ▼ buttons to turn the flash Groups
ON or OFF. Next, press the Set ‹ button until the offset amount blinks (0, -1, -13, etc.). Use the Up ▲/Down ▼ buttons to select the
desired setting.
QTTLwR
Fill -13
F 5.6
F
R1 ON +1
FW9T, 10w
7
ISO 400
R2 OFF -2
The Local Group flash ratio can be set with the Ò Fill
dial on the QTTL Adapter. Use only series DwR QTTL
Adapters. The amount of Fill offset shows on the Local
Qflash display.
QTTL Dw-R
ONLY
QF5d-R
(only)
Local Qflash with
FW31 cable
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Section 5.0 QTTL-Camera Compatibility Chart
Supported features
Wireless link toQflash
Canon - non pre-flash
1, 1n, 1n RS, 1v, 7, 7E, 10, 10S, 600,
620, 630 , 650, 700, 750, 850, 1000,
D13w-R
QF5d-R
QF3d-R
QF5d
QF / QF2
Canon - pre-flash
EOS1D, EOS1Ds, EOS1D M2,
D23w-R
QF5d-R
QF3d-R
QF5d
EOS1Ds M2, REBEL 300D
aTTL
eTTL
eTTL2
KODAK Pro SLR/c
Nikon - non pre-flash
FA, FG, FE2, F100, F301, F4, F4S, F401
D12w-R
Not compatible
QF5d-R
QF3d-R
QF5d
1
1
N60, N70, N2000, N2020, N4004, N6000
QF2d / QF4d
QF / QF2
N6006, N8008, N8008S, N90, N90S
Fuji S2
Nikon - dTTL pre-flash
D1H, D1X, D100, F100, F5, D1
D12w-R
QF5d-R
QF3d-R
QF5d
1
Not compatible
dTTL
Kodak Pro 14n, Pro SLR/n
Fuji S3
Nikon - iTTL pre-flash
D2H, D2X, D70, D70S, D200, D2Xs
QF2d / QF4d
QF / QF2
QF5d-R
QF3d-R
D22w-R
QF5d
QF2d / QF4d
QF / QF2
Not compatible
iTTL
Not compatible
Legend
Feature supported by Dw Adapter / Qflash model indicated. Camera TTL mode indicated if applicable.
1 If your camera is capable of both TTL or pre-flash metering, elect TTL mode only.
See your camera's operating manual for selecting the metering mode.
2 Camera must be set to one shot or single shot, and center square only. Check you camera's custom / personal settings for any
other options that need to be set to activate AF assist.
3 Not all cameras support multiple QTTL ratio. Consult your camera's operating manual for more information.
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Wireless multiple QTTL ratio
Wireless Remote Auto
Wireless Pre flash QTTLw
Not compatible
QF2d / QF4d
QF / QF2
Mark II, III, 40D
F401S, F501, F601, F601M, F801,
Viewfinder ready
1
1
QF2d / QF4d
E0S1, EOS3, 10D, D30, D60, 20D,
Shutter speed control
1
1000F, E0S-3, A2E, A2, A5, Elan, Elan2,
Elan2e, Rebel S, RT, T90
Rear curtain sync
Auto Fill
TTL Ratio / Fill flash
(2)
Auto focus assist
Pre-flash metering
Qflash series
Full dedication
QTTL Adapter
camera model
Wireless Non Pre flash QTT
Requires FW7Q / 8R / 9T/ 10w
Direct link to Qflash