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D-lite RX 4 vs. BXR 500

 
hnaa
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Feb 05, 2013 05:00 |  #1

Hi, I am getting a strobe this month, but can't decide between the D-Lite RX 4 or the BXR 500. I would LIKE to get the BXR 500, but I am not sure I need it. I will be getting a 70cm or 1m Deep Octa, and I am wondering if that would put too much stress on the accessory holder of the D-Lite? I should add that I m just an amateur, so the flash doesn't have to put up with full-time professional use.


I know, I really don't need that lens

  
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Feb 05, 2013 05:28 |  #2

now that the dlite rx series offers remote control of power settings i see no need for the brx.
the mount will hold both boxes you´re after, even the 53" rotalux works like a charm on the dlites.
even if you really want the brx: keep in mind that rotalux boxes are quite expensive. so if you´re on a tight budget go with the dlite and get yourself a nice deep octa as a starter kit.


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Feb 05, 2013 18:12 |  #3

Elinchrom wouldn't make modifiers that weren't compatable with their own line of heads. I've never used the D-Lite, but I can't imagine there being any possible issue mounting a deep octa. They wouldn't construct a head that couldn't support their own modifiers...

I put a pre-order on some 500's today and bailed as I thought I'd wait for some meaty reviews first.


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Feb 06, 2013 03:32 |  #4

Pearlallica wrote in post #15576697 (external link)
Elinchrom wouldn't make modifiers that weren't compatable with their own line of heads. I've never used the D-Lite, but I can't imagine there being any possible issue mounting a deep octa. They wouldn't construct a head that couldn't support their own modifiers...

no problems with both deep octas on the dlites.
the 53" octa isn´t a problem either whereas the 69" is too heavy for the dlites.
mounting is not the issue: it´s not about being incompatible but simply about being to heavy.


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hnaa
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Feb 06, 2013 04:33 as a reply to  @ zwicko's post |  #5

Thank you! Since I can get a D-Lite RX 4 AND a 70cm Deep Octa for the price of a single BXR 500, I will go that way, and get shooting.
Thanks again.


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Feb 06, 2013 13:36 as a reply to  @ hnaa's post |  #6

both thumbs up.;)


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