What is Quick Burst Mode and how does it work?

Modified on Sun, 22 Nov 2020 at 12:40 PM

Quick Burst Mode is activated as soon as the B2 Off-Camera Flash output is set below full power. Think of the Quick Burst Mode like a tank of energy with an adjustable tap in one end (the output control) and an automatic fill-up in the other (the charger). The charger continuously strives to keep the tank full, while the output control allows you to tap as little or as much as you want from the tank. As long as there is energy left in the tank, it can be tapped. But if you tap faster than the charger can fill it up, you will eventually empty the tank.

A couple of examples:

  • When the B2 is set to full power, the tank will be completely emptied in a single flash. In other words, Quick Burst Mode is not activated.
  • When the output is set to three stops below full power, you will empty 1/8 of the tank with every flash, which means that you can flash eight consecutive times with almost no delay in between. On the other hand, if there is a short delay in between flashes, the charger will use this time to refill the tank again, adding even more flashes to the burst sequence.

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