Quantum Instruments Omicron OM3 TTL Flash

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Even though Quantum was late to the ring flash party they've been a player in the flash market for a very long time. Quantum is most known for their high-powered, bare-bulb speedlights that offer more output than first-party speedlights. They've more recently introduced the OM line of ring flashes, including the OM3. The OM3 TTL Flash and Video Light offers the high quality and robust build we've come to expect from Quantum.

The OM3 is an LED-based, continuous light source with the ability to flash at 4-times the max continuous output. This setup is absolutely great for weddings, where it's becoming increasingly popular for photographers to also grab video while shooting stills. The continuous light the OM3 produces is good for indoor video and stills work, while also being bright enough for moderately bright outdoor shooting. It's a convenient one-two punch and the type of functionality in a product that is not only becoming more popular, but necessary as well. As photographers are increasingly finding themselves wanting to branch into the realm of motion, multi-use products like this are a godsend. There's no need to pack a different light for both genres, saving you space in your bag and, more importantly, strain on your back.

Like most of Quantum's other products, the OM3 ring flash runs on Quantum's lightweight Turbo series battery packs. These packs offer a lot of juice for not much space and are perfect for location shooting and video-on-the-go. The Quantum OM3 is built to typical Quantum standards, which is to say exceptional. The OM3 is a perfect two-birds-with-one-stone solution if you shoot both photography and video.Rating: 4.5/5

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