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Jan 21, 2015 18:34 |  #9736

Ugh. Remember all the commotion I had with having to cut down that Avenger pin to fit my BRX500? Well the Matthews Drop Down Pin which I just had brought back from Vegas all the way to the UK doesn't fit it either. I can't understand why the Quadra swivel mounts are internally different to that of Elinchroms none portable range (D-Lite, BRX etc). If you compare the Quadra or EL adapter to the bigger studio lights you'll see what I mean. There's this plastic collar that prevents any of the pins going in far enough, whereas the Quadra fits perfect. I'm going to remove the mount and drill it out.


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Jan 21, 2015 18:58 |  #9737

It's a pain in the arse.


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Jan 23, 2015 12:34 |  #9738

That sucks having to cut down pins


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Jan 26, 2015 04:50 |  #9739

Dude tell me about it! Can't quite understand the thinking over at Elinchrom! "Hey lets mould a bit of useless plastic so these chumps have to cut down their gear" ... -?


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Jan 26, 2015 10:49 |  #9740

after years and years they still use a 7mm umbrella shaft
thats just a pure dick move if you ask me


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Feb 01, 2015 15:44 |  #9741

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Feb 01, 2015 15:49 |  #9742

Real nice, except I'm not big on the multi catch lights.


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Feb 01, 2015 17:58 |  #9743

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Feb 09, 2015 08:15 |  #9744

Does anyone know if this grid for the deep octa is any good? Way cheaper than the Lighttools solution but is it any valid?

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Feb 09, 2015 10:55 |  #9745

I can't answer your original question on quality
but they make not only 15˚ but 30˚ and 60˚grids as well.
I'm curious also.



  
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Feb 09, 2015 11:53 |  #9746

RedCatPhoto wrote in post #17423350 (external link)
Does anyone know if this grid for the deep octa is any good? Way cheaper than the Lighttools solution but is it any valid?

http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​3f356f92de (external link)

I don't know, but 15 degrees is pretty tight for what I'd want


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Feb 09, 2015 11:54 |  #9747

30 or 60 would have me interested also.


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Feb 09, 2015 13:42 |  #9748

Yes I would also more pick the 30°. I see now they don't ship abroad anymore, I ordered them a grid for the fireball a year ago and they shipped it. Damn, I might have to find a tricky way to get one, just as I had to to get an einstein.


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Feb 09, 2015 15:35 |  #9749

Hmmm, $199, a bit pricey, plus that puts added weight. I'm thinkin' a Fotodiox 36 Ez-Pro with grid is enough for me.


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Feb 09, 2015 20:53 |  #9750

Interesting stuff. Grid's are cool, but I think if I was going to use one like that I'd probably just switch over to my beauty dish with grid. 39" with grid is a lot bigger though.


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