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Nov 07, 2010 22:55 |  #2356

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Comparing the Acute2R 1200 with the Ranger RX is like comparing apples and oranges. The Acute 2R pack is AC powered. The Ranger RX is battery powered. The AC version of the RX pack would be one of the Digital RX and AS packs. Profoto also has battery powered packs in the Acute series but they only go up to 600 Ws (they also have the Pro B series that go up to 1200 Ws but cost an arm and a leg). :)

Exactly.
It had been a while but I used a few 7B packs last week and while Profoto sure is great gear, I don't like it enough to warrant the price difference when compared to a Ranger RX pack.

Can someone please design a 1200ish Ws battery kit with Profoto mount, LED modelling light, a dial for power (like Profoto has it, instead of Elinchrom-like buttons) but with a display of the awesome Elinchrom-like fstops that we are used to? Thanks! :)


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Nov 07, 2010 23:05 |  #2357

Lichtwerk wrote in post #11244141 (external link)
Can someone please design a 1200ish Ws battery kit with Profoto mount, LED modelling light, a dial for power (like Profoto has it, instead of Elinchrom-like buttons) but with a display of the awesome Elinchrom-like fstops that we are used to? Thanks! :)

I'll get right on it Dennis. ;)


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Nov 07, 2010 23:39 |  #2358

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I'll get right on it Dennis. ;)

Thanks! ;)

I almost forgot: it should be somewhat weatherproof and have optional Lithium batteries, if it's not too much to ask :)


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Nov 08, 2010 00:31 |  #2359

PacAce wrote in post #11244024 (external link)
Comparing the Acute2R 1200 with the Ranger RX is like comparing apples and oranges. The Acute 2R pack is AC powered. The Ranger RX is battery powered. The AC version of the RX pack would be one of the Digital RX and AS packs. Profoto also has battery powered packs in the Acute series but they only go up to 600 Ws (they also have the Pro B series that go up to 1200 Ws but cost an arm and a leg). :)

Oops, got it now :) Sorry for my lack of knowledge. It seems that Elinchrom is the ace hehe Gotta go for Elinchrom then :)

So, guys do you think it is btter to wait for a new Ranger RX Speed AS heads or get the current Ranger RX Speed As packs and A heads as it seems there's a promotion going on with Kayell?

Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS SET 10276

Includes:

1x Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed
1x Elinchrom Free Lite A Head 1100ws, reflector not included

is now AUS $2695 and additional A head for AUS $495


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Nov 08, 2010 00:47 |  #2360
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The new head wont for a few months, it's scheduled first Q of 2011.


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Nov 08, 2010 01:00 |  #2361

MR do little wrote in post #11244546 (external link)
The new head wont for a few months, it's scheduled first Q of 2011.

Thanks Paul, I may just get a battery pack with just on head for a while and wait for new heads. The thing is it seems new heads work on current Ranger RX Speed As packs, but not the new Ranger RX battery which would come to the market later, is that right?


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Nov 08, 2010 11:14 |  #2362

Lichtwerk wrote in post #11244141 (external link)
Exactly.
It had been a while but I used a few 7B packs last week and while Profoto sure is great gear, I don't like it enough to warrant the price difference when compared to a Ranger RX pack.

Can someone please design a 1200ish Ws battery kit with Profoto mount, LED modelling light, a dial for power (like Profoto has it, instead of Elinchrom-like buttons) but with a display of the awesome Elinchrom-like fstops that we are used to? Thanks! :)

haha.. that would be a dream lighting system.. and keep it around 3K dollars too..


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Nov 09, 2010 07:40 as a reply to  @ phamster's post |  #2363

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i don't have the photos you requested.. but i can say i have used both..

the profoto battery pack is larger and has a weird battery system, you have to slide the battery into the pack on the side and it clicks into place.. vs. the quadra's system is all self contained..

i must say i like the quadra's system better because you can control the light power from the camera..

both seem very light weight..

but then again, i only used the profoto system for 2 days in L.A. on the beach with Misha... this is the photo of that wonderful vacation..

http://www.flickr.com/​photos/-phamster-/4245904709/ (external link)

Great picture and Thanks Pham!

I am sure I will get used to the slide battery on profoto if I were to get one.
My priority would be power and portability. I think that the 200 ws can be quite usefull at many times.


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Nov 15, 2010 11:39 |  #2364

Hi

I'm on the look out for another battery / transmitter, the top half of the whole unit.
link: http://www.adorama.com​/EL102621.html (external link)

Does anyone have one for sale or know of any good deals on these?

I'm sure they would have to be coming cheaper now with the new Ranger RQ models coming out soon.


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Nov 19, 2010 22:28 |  #2365

phamster wrote in post #11220606 (external link)
the faster head quadra still didn't freeze Nina's leading toe..

i pushed the 5DMKII to 1/250 to get the freeze.. guess this is as good as i can get.. Nina was full speed to get this high up..

oh well i need the 1DSMKII some day to get the 1/320 sync speeds..


Nina Senior ~ Ballerina Jump

One of my most fav shots this Senior Season..

don't know how i can get this shot without this talented Nina..

She was jumping on this Hill that wasn't perfectly flat.. and probably had divots and Ankle breaking holes, but she pulled this off in total Grace..

also mother held the Quadra for this shot..

The Action Speed Head was used for it capability for the first time.. heck that is the reason i bought this short flash duration flash unit anyways.. right?

i had the quadra at about 4.3 power on the Elichrom scale.. and the light was just outside the right side of the frame.

CameraCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.004 sec (1/250)
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Very gorgeous shot, I am curious as to how you manage to get the subject in focus. Did you use MF or AI Servo? I'm having problems getting sharp images due to movement and from my Elinchrom Ranger kit. THank you in advance




  
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Nov 21, 2010 11:31 as a reply to  @ icarus57's post |  #2366

Found a video on youtube, showing that Quadra can take abuse :O

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Nov 21, 2010 12:25 |  #2367
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kokakaste2 wrote in post #11321488 (external link)
Found a video on youtube, showing that Quadra can take abuse :O

A little kitten clawing at it for a a few seconds? Be more impressive if it was a tiger, or something.


cheers, juice (Canon shooter, Elinchrom lighter, but pretty much agnostic on brands.)

  
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Nov 21, 2010 12:28 |  #2368

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Very gorgeous shot, I am curious as to how you manage to get the subject in focus. Did you use MF or AI Servo? I'm having problems getting sharp images due to movement and from my Elinchrom Ranger kit. THank you in advance

how i did this shot was to have nina run thru where she was going to jump and desinated that jumping spot for her with a marker..

then in the sweet spot of the light is where i explained to her to end up "in the air" for the dynamic pose..

then i was using the 35L and it has really fast servo auto focusing.. i can't remember if i did center point or multi point auto focusing,but for sure it was servo..

so after a couple of runs.. the 3rd shot was this one..

you should have heard and seen her eyes after seeing the shot on the LCD.. it was the most sprite upbeat "i love it" statement this fall.. echoed by mother too.. just make me smile....


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Nov 21, 2010 13:03 |  #2369

And absolutely well deserved - it's a gorgeous shot. :)


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Nov 21, 2010 14:31 |  #2370

kokakaste2 wrote in post #11321488 (external link)
Found a video on youtube, showing that Quadra can take abuse :O

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=ieep8Kuxaw4 (external link)


When it started chewing on the main cable, the only thing I could think of was to wonder what f-stop they would get with 400 watt seconds of fiery hairball. :)


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