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Nov 29, 2017 09:42 |  #10066

I started with Elinchrom as my first strobe, so I never needed to change!!!

Now I’ve got some 7 Eli strobes. I’ve made it a habit to buy one piece of gear a year on top
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Nov 29, 2017 17:22 |  #10067

Well I wouldn't mind an ELB 400 and probably get a few modifiers as time goes on - compared to Multiblitz they're nice and cheap!


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Nov 29, 2017 23:36 |  #10068

Thank you for posting about your experience. I enjoyed reading it.

I followed the link in your signature and also enjoyed further reading on your website.

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Well I wouldn't mind an ELB 400 and probably get a few modifiers as time goes on - compared to Multiblitz they're nice and cheap!

The modifiers are what drew me to Elinchrom.

The ELB 400 has its advantages, but several issues dissuaded me from investing. The connection is non-standard and you need an expensive and flimsy modifier to connect it with normal Elinchrom modifiers. Since I would need a connector anyway, the smaller, lighter and less expensive Godox 360 units, which provide a similar power output seemed like a wiser investment.

The Ranger RX unit, although substantially heavier, provides 1100 WS of power and a substantially more robust design combined with standard Elinchrom connectors. This unit is just going out of production in favor of the newer ELB1200 unit. Prices on the used market for the Ranger RX are good and may get better with the release of the new units.

The ELB1200 unit is fantastic on paper, and probably in use, too. I haven't tried it.


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Nov 30, 2017 01:52 as a reply to  @ F2Bthere's post |  #10069

Personally, I wouldn't entertain Godox as an option - though I know many are more than happy with them (it's a continuity & support issue for me
). There are indeed many things that makes the outgoing Ranger RX an option; robust, powerful, takes standard modifiers. However, I don't really feel I'll need that power, I'm OK with using converters and it does lack the full levels of integration with Skyport that the ELB's have. Anyway it's a decision I won't be making for sometime yet.


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Nov 30, 2017 03:00 as a reply to  @ ted krazonowski's post |  #10070

All valid points.


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Nov 30, 2017 07:48 as a reply to  @ F2Bthere's post |  #10071

The Ranger RX can be lightened substantially by switching the lead acid battery with a lighter lithium battery. I switched earlier this year. There’s a thread on it here.


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Dec 09, 2017 15:15 |  #10072

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Do you mean the D200 grip head mod ?

If so it's just to remove the original swivel mount and take a 10mm drill to make the hole wider (about 0.5mm) to get enough clearance for the D200 griphead shaft.

I'v done it on all my Indirect's including these two new Litemotiv versions.

Fotopaul, when you return in a couple days... what was that mod for?? Could you post a pic of this?? I’m just not catching on how it’s used.


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Dec 13, 2017 01:35 |  #10073

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Fotopaul, when you return in a couple days... what was that mod for?? Could you post a pic of this?? I’m just not catching on how it’s used.

My glorious return! :-)

Ill post a pic later today or tomorrow. :-)


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Dec 13, 2017 08:53 |  #10074

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My glorious return! :-)

Ill post a pic later today or tomorrow. :-)

Welcome back!’

...and great. Thanks. You’ve got an incredible Website. I refer to your work often.


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Dec 13, 2017 14:18 as a reply to  @ fotopaul's post |  #10075

Yes, Welcome back! :lol:



  
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Dec 13, 2017 21:09 |  #10076

Another image with the Ranger with the 150cm Deep Octa:

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Dec 14, 2017 13:45 |  #10077

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The Ranger RX can be lightened substantially by switching the lead acid battery with a lighter lithium battery. I switched earlier this year. There’s a thread on it here.

The Ranger RX is a beast even with a lighter battery.. ;-)a
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Dec 14, 2017 13:55 |  #10078

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Dec 14, 2017 13:59 |  #10079

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Fotopaul, when you return in a couple days... what was that mod for?? Could you post a pic of this?? I’m just not catching on how it’s used.

Sorry for the poor quality of the images, but hopefully they will show the mod enough.

It's simply the swivel mount that is replaced by a D200 grip head, just remove the standard one and make the hole slightly larger to fit the bolt from the D200 grip head.

The standard mount is sufficient, not heard of anyone having it break. But i just like the added security, but mostly the faster and better grip you get with the D200 grip head.


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Dec 14, 2017 14:23 as a reply to  @ maxblack's post |  #10080

Thanx! :lol:


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