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Oct 04, 2011 14:17 |  #46

Yeah, this is what I discovered today through trying to find some. There is a halogen converter for the screw fit supplied as standard but that's it.


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Oct 04, 2011 14:27 |  #47

FindJammer wrote in post #13204605 (external link)
Yeah, this is what I discovered today through trying to find some. There is a halogen converter for the screw fit supplied as standard but that's it.

Yea and as I understand it even thats a questionable piece for the US version... Not sure about that one though.

Well, if youre just using the monolights for lighting, WB will fix the color issues. But if you start mixing lights...

This was one of the reasons I upgraded to the RX series from Elinchrom. They have a 250W halogen modeling light which I liked since I was thinking I would use them for video too. Or try to anyway.


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Nov 10, 2011 16:49 |  #48

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Yep, understood. I sure wish the VML worked with BXRi 500's, I'd get two.

Eventhough PCB did not put the BXRI 500s on the compatibility test, here is someone on youtube who is testing both out together...

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=odpVZGl4Mnk (external link)

Also here is someone who tested both BXRI 500s with the VML and says it's great.

http://www.paulcbuff-techforum.com/viewtopi​c.php?f=8&t=333 (external link)

I will also confirm tonight; I will be personally testing 2 BXRI 500s with a newly arrived VML.




  
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Nov 10, 2011 16:51 |  #49

ZOMBIE THREAD!!!! :lol:


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Nov 10, 2011 16:55 |  #50

RAWR




  
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Nov 10, 2011 17:00 |  #51

Gometang wrote in post #13382683 (external link)
RAWR

:lol: Where in so cal are you?

I have the BXRi if you have the VML


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Nov 10, 2011 17:05 as a reply to  @ sigma pi's post |  #52

If your BX500Ri is working well with a VML then that's excellent. The problem, and reason why it's not recommended, is that not everyone is having the same experience.

I tested a VML with BX500Ri and a huge percentage of the pops took a very long time to stabilize the voltage, making recycle times very long.

The only way to know whether you're going to have a good or bad experience is to test it yourself.

Unless the design of the VML has changed, I don't think you're going to have good luck powering two BX500Ri's on a single VML.


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Nov 10, 2011 22:57 |  #53

Here are my test results with VML (just received 11/10/11) + 2 BXRi 500s in terms of cycle times, both plugged in at the same time and at the same power; I counted in my head in seconds, so it's not exactly accurate:

2x500 BXRi + 1 Vagabond Mini (full charge)

2.8 - 1 sec
3.2 - 1.5 sec
4.0 - 2 sec
5.6 - 3 sec
6.3 - 5.5 sec

They also consistently cycle power at the same time, which is good to know.




  
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Nov 10, 2011 22:58 |  #54

sigma pi wrote in post #13382702 (external link)
:lol: Where in so cal are you?

I have the BXRi if you have the VML

I'm in Northridge :D




  
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Nov 11, 2011 00:55 |  #55

Gometang wrote in post #13384290 (external link)
Here are my test results with VML (just received 11/10/11) + 2 BXRi 500s in terms of cycle times, both plugged in at the same time and at the same power; I counted in my head in seconds, so it's not exactly accurate:

2x500 BXRi + 1 Vagabond Mini (full charge)

2.8 - 1 sec
3.2 - 1.5 sec
4.0 - 2 sec
5.6 - 3 sec
6.3 - 5.5 sec

They also consistently cycle power at the same time, which is good to know.

Those recycle times are terrible but consistent with my results when testing a VML.

If you can live with those recycle times, then it's all good.


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Nov 11, 2011 01:38 |  #56

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I'm in Northridge :D

Bah you have the BXRis already haha


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Nov 11, 2011 01:52 |  #57

Ya, I wouldn't consider using both BXRIs on the same battery practical. However, for the compact size, I am still impressed with it as a one-strobe power source. I'm just glad they work with my strobes lol. When I read this post, I was damning myself for purchasing it without checking compatibility :P




  
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Aug 23, 2012 08:16 |  #58

resurrecting, since my Explorer has not been cared for properly and I only got 250 shots on not even half power BXri last night. VML a workable option? I'd use 1 for each light


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Aug 23, 2012 12:44 |  #59

the vml should be fine for you. The question is, how often were you shooting with your explorer battery pack? Batteries loose their ability to retain charge over time and a simple battery replacement might be better than buying another battery pack. (looking at this from a cost perspective.) I haven't used my vml for a few months and it still holds its charge since lithium batteries can be stored for long periods of time.


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Aug 23, 2012 12:51 |  #60

also looking at how quickly I can get something. I have location work Sept 2nd


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