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Old Oct 26, 2002, 3:15 PM   #1
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Default Anybody using the Quantaray - QBX-8000XI?

I was looking into the Sigma EF430 Super & found the Quantaray - QBX-8000XI for $100.00 over a Rtiz. Seems to have all the same features as the Sigma & even has the i flashmount. Anyone using this?
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Old Oct 26, 2002, 10:07 PM   #2
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I searched for specs, but can't find any
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Old Oct 27, 2002, 2:01 PM   #3
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The Quantaray QBX 8000xi flash is a surprisingly inexpensive alternative to the Minolta brand dedicated flashes. The QBX 8000xi dedicated flash is fully linked to all the operations of your Minolta auto-focus camera and sports an ''i'' series footing that allows it to go directly on to Minolta’s re-designed ''i'' series flash shoe without an adapter. This flash offers you superb Through-The-Lens auto results. The QBX 8000xi features TTL exposure operation, a manual zoom head, a focus assist beam, bounce head, and guide numbers from 72 to 92 (depending on zoom position). And, just as with Minolta’s own flashes, you’ll enjoy 2-channel wireless off-camera operation with the 8000xi which comes equipped with its own tabletop stand.

Guide Number: 82 (ISO 100/ft.) – with zoom head in 50mm position
Full TTL automatic exposure operation
Manual exposure with your choice of full or 1/16 power
Two channel wireless/remote off-camera operation
Includes accessory stand for standing flash on flat surfaces
Bounce head
Power: (4) AA batteries
Dimensions: 6.7 x 2.8 x 1.9 inches
Weight: 9 oz. (without batteries)
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for this really useful infomation.
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This unit is fine for Minolta film cameras, but I doubt highly that it can be used on any of the digital D5/D7/D7i/D7hi...
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Old Oct 28, 2002, 1:05 PM   #6
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After I take my 7i by Wolf this afternoon, I should know if it works or not...
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Old Oct 28, 2002, 2:54 PM   #7
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Hi Kalypso,
I saw this QBX flash at Ritz Camera but the saleman was not shure that it will work with the 7i Dimage. So I will wait for your test results.
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I was looking into the Sigma EF430 Super & found the Quantaray - QBX-8000XI for $100.00 over a Rtiz. Seems to have all the same features as the Sigma & even has the i flashmount. Anyone using this?
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If it's like any non Minolta 'D' flash, there's only one flash pulse, and no preflash... and it can only be used with the camera set on manual and all of it's TTL function disabled! (Which is fine, the Thrysistor mode was adequate for a long time)

The only flashes that'll work with the Dimage @ this point are the Minolta 'D' series, a few Metz's, and the upcoming Sigma pair.
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if you haven't tried it...how do you know this?
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How about you, have you tried the unit yesteday afternoon?

I haven't try the QBX-8000xi, but I have used several of my Minolta previous generation 5400HS, 5200xi flashes and the wireless controller on the Dimage, and none of them work with the newer digicam, since they can't pre-flash for theses camera ADI & TTL modes. I have no doubt the QBX-8000xi will work fine with Minolta's film cameras though...

If the QBX-8000xi worked, it should already have been posted elsewhere:
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ghlight=#15151
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