If you are the kind of photographer that needs ultra fast recycling for a Nikon Speedlight, or Canon Speedlite, or similar, then you have two choices.

You can stick with the flash units own capabilities and maybe be disappointed sometimes, or use for those units that will accept one, an external battery pack. Now you have two more choices.

You could use a Nikon or Canon product, or look for a third party option. If it’s the latter then the fact is that Quantum are the popular option with professional photographers, at least within these shores as well as many others. For SB-900 users this latest press release may be of interest.

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PRESS RELEASE August 2010:

NEW Quantum Battery Cable for Nikon SB900

Quantum Instruments have released two new cables to power the Nikon SB900 from their popular batteries QB1+ and QB1C. Two cables are now available:

MKZ9 a long coiled cable with battery module on one end to connect into the battery compartment of the SB900 and a special lockable connector on the other end that will fit the QB1, QB1+ and QB1COMPACT. These Quantum batteries will halve the recycling time compared to normal batteries and increase capacity by up to Five times (QB1+)!

XKZ9 a short straight cable with battery module on one end to connect into the battery compartment of the SB900 and a special lockable connector on the other end that will fit the QB1COMPACT and Bantam Battery. These Quantum batteries will halve the recycling time compared to normal batteries and increase capacity by up to three times!

All Quantum batteries are rechargeable from the mains (vehicle chargers are also available) and display power levels using an LED charge state indicator.

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For fast, consistence recycling Quantum batteries are the ideal solution and they save money!

MKZ9  long, coiled cable for QB1, QB1+ & QB1C    £50.60 + Vat

XKZ9   short, straight cable for QB1, QB1+, QB1C & Bantam   £46.00 + Vat

Available from Quantum retailers now!

Contact Flaghead Photographic Limited for more details: www.flaghead.co.uk

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