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The Elinchrom Maxilite (aka Fireball) Sample Images Thread

 
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Feb 03, 2012 23:23 |  #196

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Mar 31, 2012 04:48 |  #197

Schedule finally cleared up somewhat, so I went out and had my first shoot with the Fireball.

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Mar 31, 2012 06:52 |  #198

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Hello Tobi.

I'm testing a 300W halogen lamp with adapter GX 6:35 in a 500 BX IR strobe. And all is run ok, working perfectly. Here the voltage is 220V. In a voltage of 110V, the maximum that could be used would be 200-250W, because the capacity of the fuse (2,5A):

250W / 110V = 2.72A

300W / 220V = 1.36A

Remembering that I'm just a user. I'm not technical or anything like that. So, if you want to, do so at your own risk. Working for me.

Updating my experience: After many, many days, I'm now using 300W modeling lamps in all my six heads of BX RI and everything is OK.




  
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Mar 31, 2012 07:33 as a reply to  @ carlosmay's post |  #199

@stu46: Beautiful!


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Mar 31, 2012 08:03 |  #200

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Schedule finally cleared up somewhat, so I went out and had my first shoot with the Fireball.

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Beauty Stu!

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Updating my experience: After many, many days, I'm now using 300W modeling lamps in all my six heads of BX RI and everything is OK.

I'll bet those get toasty:lol:


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Mar 31, 2012 10:59 |  #201

Nice one stu!!


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Apr 01, 2012 15:01 |  #202

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Updating my experience: After many, many days, I'm now using 300W modeling lamps in all my six heads of BX RI and everything is OK.

Thanks for the update!

Tobi




  
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Apr 01, 2012 15:08 |  #203

Very impressive image Stu!

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Apr 01, 2012 23:55 |  #204

zwicko wrote in post #14185390 (external link)
@stu46: Beautiful!

windpig wrote in post #14185490 (external link)
Beauty Stu!

sigma pi wrote in post #14186154 (external link)
Nice one stu!!

Thanks!

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Very impressive image Stu!

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Thanks! I tried to do some food photography at home and it didn't come out that good.


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Apr 02, 2012 02:50 |  #205

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Thanks! I tried to do some food photography at home and it didn't come out that good.

It was very simple setup, black IKEA table and white plate is also IKEA. :)


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May 18, 2012 21:28 |  #206

I just read through this thread and I have to laugh. You guys are just now discovering large deep reflectors that are one of the oldest lighting tools in the trade.

When I started learning lighting the in theater 40+ years ago we used lekos, fresnels and down lights. The Maxi Lite is a down light. A down light in the theater had a large tungsten 'globe' (bulb) that was round and a little larger than Elinchrom's satin dome covering the flash tube.

Down lights were the softest of the hot lights and were used closest to the set. We used wire scrims to diffuse the light and to catch pieces of the globe when one overheated and imploded. Wire scrims evolved into silks which were larger and placed further away from the down lights so that they wouldn't burn up. When you put that diffusion sock on the front of your Maxi Lite you're adding the equivalent of a silk scrim.

Down lights were typically aimed down stage from the actors, effectively feathering them and creating bounce to fill under the actors eyes. When you aim the Maxi Lite beneath your subjects chin you're feathering it in the same way.

I use both the Maxi Lite and the Maxi Spot with my Ranger system for sports and architectural work. They're great down lights and just a simple evolution of one of the oldest modifiers ever made.




  
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May 19, 2012 05:55 |  #207

Everything new is well forgotten old. :)


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Jun 08, 2012 18:53 |  #208

Ooooooo. This thing is really cool.

Testing it with a new grid this weekend.


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Jun 08, 2012 20:24 |  #209

The velcro tabs suggest that's a honeycombgrid.




  
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Jun 08, 2012 21:41 |  #210

Yup, but not really needed with the grid in the vertical. I can have the grid flush with the rim without any fit issue. I'll have to work with it this weekend to get a better idea of what I think.

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Holy moly this is a cool set up. $200 you get the Fireball, grid and sock. This thing rocks!


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