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Interfit EX150 Mk2 kit mini-review

 
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Dec 03, 2008 03:25 |  #16

400d_newbie wrote in post #6799059 (external link)
Why oh why ?

I have interfit lights ... and a selection of s-fit accessories, I will now no longer buy interfit lights in favour of Bowens as my existing accessories will fit.

Fellow UK Elinchrom users that I know always complaing about the avaibility and cost of Elinchrom accessories.

... I don't understand Interfit's decision.

Which Interfit lights do you have? From what I understand, it is only the EX150 and EX200 that use the Elinchrom. The other lines use the Bowens mount.


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Dec 03, 2008 03:48 |  #17

Thanks so much - you're a star. Which reminds me, I need to go to the post office today, as I said Mitesh could have my old Photex 40D/5D remote, and I forgot to send it :oops:.

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I might have a spare radio trigger for it mate and if i can dig it out then its yours..
I have an infer red system for my new kit so i dont use the radio trigger.


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Dec 03, 2008 03:51 |  #18

Why is it an issue? Interfit do a reasonably comprehensive set of light modifiers in the Elinchrom (EX) mount. Also, if you want a large softbox type of thing, you could either get Elinchrom Rotalux softboxes, or the fantastic Photek Softlighter.

As Rritch says, it's only the EX lights that have the Elinchrom mount. I tried to start a thread that lists the mounts lights use -check it out https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=511306

400d_newbie wrote in post #6799059 (external link)
Why oh why ?

I have interfit lights ... and a selection of s-fit accessories, I will now no longer buy interfit lights in favour of Bowens as my existing accessories will fit.

Fellow UK Elinchrom users that I know always complaing about the avaibility and cost of Elinchrom accessories.

... I don't understand Interfit's decision.


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Dec 03, 2008 03:55 |  #19

So i can use the Bowens stuff on my stellar lights?


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Dec 03, 2008 04:58 as a reply to  @ bubbawillums's post |  #20

Yes I believe that is the case. You could e-mail there customer support to verify.

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Dec 03, 2008 07:44 |  #21

I bought this kit yesterday and a great time last night setting it up. I also picked up an Interfit Radio Trigger and got the lot from Jessops. With use of an online discount voucher I got the lot for £256. (I pretty much got the trigger for free). It's solid enough for the money and for a first kit to learn with I think it will prove value for money.


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Dec 06, 2009 13:21 |  #22

I recently picked up this kit from B&H and am very happy with it. On thing I didn't realize was that they can trigger off of a Speedlite 430EX. That was a happy surprise! I originally used the included cable to connect one head to my 40D, and had the second head set up to trigger off the first. One time I forgot to plug in the 40D and... wow, it still worked. :)

I agree that they are plenty bright enough in a small room (about 15x20 feet) and I have no problems shooting at 1/200 or 1/250. The beep that tells you they are ready to fire again is very helpful.

My only complaint is that the stands are a bit flimsy. If I have them extended all the way to the maximum eight, they kind of sag to the side and look like they are about to fall over. I don't have sand bags to weight them down, but have been using gaffers tape. That seems to be working, but it still makes me a little nervous.

Oh, and that softbox was murder to assemble. Maybe it's just mine, but it was a very, very tight fit to get it together. The black material on the sides of the box is literally coming apart at the seams under the strain of it all. It didn't rip, but it's looks close. I would never take it apart and try to re-assemble it. Maybe just bad quality control and I got the bad one? That's a small problem, though, and it works fine now that it is assembled.

Overall, I really like it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap starter set. (under $300 US when i bought it)




  
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Jan 01, 2010 10:53 |  #23

How would you guys say this compares to a Genesis 200. I found a local seller who is selling his kit for $150.


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Oct 12, 2010 22:08 |  #24

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I got it via a mate of a mate type thing, but only got a small discount. The best price I've seen for it is £250 at Warehouse Express (external link) - on the box it lists a UK office, and a US office - I'm not sure if they distribute them in Oz.

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I saw you got a sekonic L-308s light meter that works with your interfit setup. The review of this on amazon say it's not good for portraiture as no aperture setting, and portraiture is what i want it for. Do you know if the the Sekonic L-358 is compatble with the interfit EX150 setup?


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Oct 12, 2010 23:30 |  #25

I've been pretty damned happy with my original EX150 kit. Bought it about 3 years ago, used, from a guy in Boulder; when a capacitor died a couple of months later, Interfit wasted no time in sending me a new unit. When the OTHER unit died a few weeks later, they again wasted no time.
Even though I've moved on and bought a bigger kit since then, I still use them on occasion. Unfortunately, I have to use them as slaves... my Cybersync setup won't trigger the heads. :(



  
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Oct 12, 2010 23:59 |  #26

dave63 wrote in post #11086781 (external link)
I've been pretty damned happy with my original EX150 kit. Bought it about 3 years ago, used, from a guy in Boulder; when a capacitor died a couple of months later, Interfit wasted no time in sending me a new unit. When the OTHER unit died a few weeks later, they again wasted no time.
Even though I've moved on and bought a bigger kit since then, I still use them on occasion. Unfortunately, I have to use them as slaves... my Cybersync setup won't trigger the heads. :(

Many people have problems with wireless triggers as interfit has reversed their sync port. I believe it's center connection positive whereas everything else is negative.




  
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Oct 13, 2010 00:57 |  #27

bubbawillums wrote in post #6803430 (external link)
So i can use the Bowens stuff on my stellar lights?

The stellar line (including X, XD, Xtreme) use the Bowens bayonet also called S-type, most Asian made lighting gear use it :D.


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Oct 13, 2010 09:46 |  #28

emitecaps wrote in post #11086955 (external link)
Many people have problems with wireless triggers as interfit has reversed their sync port. I believe it's center connection positive whereas everything else is negative.

Oh, really? Well, if that's that case... I'll just pop those things open and fix that, straight away.



  
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Nov 29, 2016 16:14 as a reply to  @ jod10's post |  #29

Only 6 years later. . . . it's fine for portraiture - you set the ISO, and then trigger the flashes. Once it has a reading, you can cycle through the shutter speeds and the apertures will update as per the shutter speed. Hope that helps - https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=5dKNAzkeiWA (external link) is a bit slow, but shows you how to use it.


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