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Elinchrom rotalux 69" vs lightbank 74" octa

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May 13, 2010 14:54 |  #31
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Actually in a studio such a setup would make alot of sense, on location i wouldnt bother at all.

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May 13, 2010 14:55 |  #32

I agree with Paul, the one action of opening the 74" makes a difference in the field. Also, you can push in on the white diffusion material and sometimes up the power on the light.

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May 13, 2010 21:35 |  #33

I'm using Elinchrom BX400's with my 69" and a friend of mine borrowed it and used it with his Elinchrom D lights, not the originals and not the latest version but I think his have the ones with the better stand bracket than the original. He said he had no problems and he was mounting the whole thing on the kit stand that came with the D light kit. I've used one of the kit stands from my BX400 kit as well, but it could tip if you didn't put one leg forward to compensate.

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May 14, 2010 14:39 |  #34

Thanks, Robert. I actually did forget about the USB transceiver and how you can remotely (and wirelessly) control the RX strobes from any computer in range with a USB port and the EL software. That might actually be handy for me even now, in my studio, as I'm short and having to climb on step stools or lower the lights to check the power level or change it.

Paul, thanks for the breakdown on the individual differences between the rotalux and lightbank.

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Jan 20, 2012 18:16 |  #35

tetrode wrote in post #10167508 (external link)
The Rotalux or my living room?

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