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Profoto or Elinchrom kit?

 
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Jan 05, 2011 00:13 |  #1

Hi all,

You remember i posted one old thread asking about a power or battery pack for my Hensel lights, and i got the answer, but it seems i don't want to take this option so far, but i will keep it in my mind, so i will ask about another option.

For now i have just one portable light kit, which is Profoto Pro Head with Pro7 B2 pack, i am looking to add one more portable light with it, and i found 2 options in my area for something around $2000-2400, but i can't tell which one will be a good option to go with.

The Profoto Kit i found here is:
Acute B 600 head
Acute B power Pack

The Elinchrom kit is:
Ranger Quadra RX 1
RQ A Speed Flashhead 2
RQ Flashhead Cable 2
RQ Reflector 13.5 cm 2
EL-Skyport Transmitter 1
RQ Case 1
RQ Battery 1
RQ Multifunction Cap 2

That Profoto Kit costs about $2400, and the Elinchrom is about $2150, so both are almost closer in the cost, now which one you think is good to go with?


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Jan 05, 2011 02:23 |  #2

You've already got some Profoto gear, so it would only make sense to go with Profoto on this one. Why complicate things further?


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Jan 05, 2011 03:12 as a reply to  @ Rudi's post |  #3

Profoto.
Should be able to pickup an acuteb and head for around 2k 2nd hand. Also they are compatible with the newer acuteb2 LiFE batteries if you want further weight reduction down the track.
Try and get the newer zoom head over the standard head for the acuteb.




  
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Jan 05, 2011 03:33 |  #4

OK, in fact i also want to go with Profoto kit, but it will be just one Head, on the other hand with Elinchrom it will come with 2 heads, so i was thinking maybe getting 2 heads will give me more control or use than 1 head, and even if i will work with Hensel and Profoto, i trigger than all with Pocket Wizard.

So it seems even 2 heads with Elinchrom is not recommended for me to go with my Profoto portable light.


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Jan 05, 2011 04:29 |  #5

profoto.


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Jan 05, 2011 06:11 |  #6

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Jan 05, 2011 07:10 |  #7

hehehe, ok ok, i got it, Profoto.

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Jan 05, 2011 07:49 as a reply to  @ Tareq's post |  #8

Just echoing what everyone else has said but

Profoto :)




  
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Jan 05, 2011 07:50 |  #9

Hi Tareq. Profoto. :p


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Jan 05, 2011 11:15 |  #10

I called the dealer, it seems the price of Profoto is up more, around $3400, hmmmmm, i think i have to wait a bit.


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Jan 05, 2011 14:17 |  #12

Oh yes, i forgot about it, thanks!


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