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Aug 05, 2011 01:47 as a reply to  @ post 12880694 |  #2926

tetrode wrote in post #12878534 (external link)
Which is strange because the zoom head shown last September at Photokina was called a "Ranger" head by Frank Doorhof and others.

Photokina head, left; Current head, right:

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Well I'm hoping the new ranger head's are in the works. Especially if they have user replaceable flash tubes.

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Ah ok. I banged my flash tube pretty good and it is still rocking and rolling.

I unfortunately broke one of my Ranger Head’s flash tube and banged the other head up pretty bad.

Quote for a replacement flash tube, installation and a new modelling light is $750. A new head is $950.

What a disposable item.




  
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Aug 05, 2011 01:50 |  #2927

sc0rp wrote in post #12880704 (external link)
Quote for a replacement flash tube, installation and a new modelling light is $750. A new head is $950.

What a disposable item.

If you can be safe, you can try taking apart the flash yourself, they seem to be pretty rudimentary on the inside when it comes to the flashtube connections.

Some of them anyways, but if you're careful enough you should be able to tell whether or not you are going to do any damage or just put it back together and get it repaired at some point.


Mmmmm. Those new rangers look sexy.

The zoom action sticker kinda meh, but i'm all for the rest, zoom action and standard domes would be cool.


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Aug 05, 2011 01:51 |  #2928

sc0rp wrote in post #12880704 (external link)
Well I'm hoping the new ranger head's are in the works. Especially if they have user replaceable flash tubes.


I unfortunately broke one of my Ranger Head’s flash tube and banged the other head up pretty bad.

Quote for a replacement flash tube, installation and a new modelling light is $750. A new head is $950.

What a disposable item.

Wow, that's crazy the price. My quadra flash tube was near $200 iirc.

On a side note my Jinbei strip box just arrived. Box took approximately 2minutes to assemble (my first non rotalux box) and the fabric is very strong. The box I got is 180x40cm and the grid seems quite good (not that I've seen too many grids in person). Grid squares are approximately 2x2cms and don't seem to sag a lot.

Will post pictures and a review when I get a chance over the weekend.


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Aug 05, 2011 02:00 |  #2929

Csae wrote in post #12880713 (external link)
If you can be safe, you can try taking apart the flash yourself, they seem to be pretty rudimentary on the inside when it comes to the flashtube connections.

Some of them anyways, but if you're careful enough you should be able to tell whether or not you are going to do any damage or just put it back together and get it repaired at some point.


Mmmmm. Those new rangers look sexy.

The zoom action sticker kinda meh, but i'm all for the rest, zoom action and standard domes would be cool.

Yeah I've been thinking about that doing that, I'm worried about getting the case back together though.

I can get a replacement flash tube delivered for $380 from B+H compared to the $550 + shipping they want over here.


Just take the stickers off and then problem solved.

TwoShoes wrote in post #12880715 (external link)
Wow, that's crazy the price. My quadra flash tube was near $200 iirc.

On a side note my Jinbei strip box just arrived. Box took approximately 2minutes to assemble

It is indeed.

Would love to see pics once you have had a play.




  
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Aug 05, 2011 02:05 |  #2930

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Yes. If I sign it, it would be trash, not even recyclable.

Lol:D


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Aug 05, 2011 02:41 |  #2931

TwoShoes wrote in post #12880715 (external link)
Wow, that's crazy the price. My quadra flash tube was near $200 iirc.

On a side note my Jinbei strip box just arrived. Box took approximately 2minutes to assemble (my first non rotalux box) and the fabric is very strong. The box I got is 180x40cm and the grid seems quite good (not that I've seen too many grids in person). Grid squares are approximately 2x2cms and don't seem to sag a lot.

Will post pictures and a review when I get a chance over the weekend.

Looking forward to a review, still not bought strips :(


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Aug 05, 2011 02:58 as a reply to  @ Lichtwerk's post |  #2932

I'll put it up in the next few days. Might eventually get a different speedring as the tube could POSSIBLY sit a little further forward, but nothing too dramatic. I also imagine being Jinbei you could get them in India/Germany quite easily.


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Aug 05, 2011 02:59 |  #2933

TwoShoes wrote in post #12880715 (external link)
Wow, that's crazy the price. My quadra flash tube was near $200 iirc.

On a side note my Jinbei strip box just arrived. Box took approximately 2minutes to assemble (my first non rotalux box) and the fabric is very strong. The box I got is 180x40cm and the grid seems quite good (not that I've seen too many grids in person). Grid squares are approximately 2x2cms and don't seem to sag a lot.

Will post pictures and a review when I get a chance over the weekend.

Luke, where'd you get the box from? and can I ask how much
I want to get a pair of the smaller ones, the 22x90cm ones


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Aug 05, 2011 03:01 as a reply to  @ Tharaka's post |  #2934

Photo-shop-studio. Very good little store. They arrived in Brisbane in < 3days so pretty impressive and postage was cheap.

I'll get pics up for you by Sunday night


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Aug 05, 2011 03:13 |  #2935

ooh, that's where i saw the 22x90cm ones as well!

keen to see some photos :)


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Aug 05, 2011 03:17 |  #2936

TwoShoes wrote in post #12880834 (external link)
I'll put it up in the next few days. Might eventually get a different speedring as the tube could POSSIBLY sit a little further forward, but nothing too dramatic. I also imagine being Jinbei you could get them in India/Germany quite easily.

I don't have the recessed tube problem ;)
Not seen Jinbei here (there's cheaper local copies of Eli strobes, "Photopro"), but there's tons of Jinbei threads on German forums so that shouldn't be a problem.
Thought about either going for Chimera ones (w/ LT grid), or get Westcott ones. Profotos are off my list, just not worth the premium :)


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Aug 05, 2011 08:22 as a reply to  @ Lichtwerk's post |  #2937
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I forgot about this forum, but I bet somebody here can answer a question that's been bugging me. This may be a dumb question, but why don't the power levels on my lights go all the way from 0 to 10? Is there some reason or significance to this that I'm missing? I know that if I adjust the power on a light a whole number, the flash output seems to get twice as bright, but is the number scale just random?


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Aug 05, 2011 08:32 as a reply to  @ June Bug's post |  #2938

HI June,

Yes, there is significance and it's not just random numbers.

Take a look at this:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1020112


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Aug 05, 2011 09:09 |  #2939

tetrode wrote in post #12878534 (external link)
Which is strange because the zoom head shown last September at Photokina was called a "Ranger" head by Frank Doorhof and others.

The head shown at Photokina also had LED pilot lights. I'm sure the head will be available, but maybe they just needed more time to finalize on the LED design than on the regular bulb design.

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Aug 05, 2011 09:54 |  #2940

Tobi. wrote in post #12881701 (external link)
The head shown at Photokina also had LED pilot lights. I'm sure the head will be available, but maybe they just needed more time to finalize on the LED design than on the regular bulb design.

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