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Feb 05, 2009 14:56 |  #1

So my ongoing battle to decide on new strobes continues I am trying to decide between these two kits, they seem fairly similar in spec and both can take the same modifiers so I am wondering is it worth the almost $400 price difference I know that Elinchrom is considered higher end and Calumet more budget but in real world use will there be much of a difference? I would love to get opinions from owners of each or both thanks for all your help.

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Feb 05, 2009 15:01 |  #2

Be warned, not sure if this is 100% confirmed but Calumet might be on their way out too this year.

That being said, I still would opt for the Elinchrom Style 400BX kit.


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Feb 05, 2009 17:18 |  #3

Elysium, where did you hear that. There are a couple Calumets here in Chicago, only decent store around really. I would hate to see them go.


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Feb 05, 2009 17:21 |  #4

Familiaphoto wrote in post #7262557 (external link)
Elysium, where did you hear that. There are a couple Calumets here in Chicago, only decent store around really. I would hate to see them go.

Ill try and find the quote in the morning, just heading out for a bit. Was on a UK topic. Not sure if its worldwide but ill enquire as I will pass one tomorrow also.


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Feb 05, 2009 17:26 as a reply to  @ elysium's post |  #5

for about $100 more take a look at this 600w profoto kit

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Feb 05, 2009 17:38 |  #6

^^^ Thanks.


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Feb 05, 2009 19:20 |  #7

Palladium wrote in post #7262596 (external link)
for about $100 more take a look at this 600w profoto kit

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ComPact_Plus_60​0_Pro.html (external link)

While I know that Profoto is up there in the strobe hierarchy these are $400 more than the Elinchrome and don't seem to have as fine of control over output. Other than 200ws more output what is it that makes these a better choice than the Elinchrome's?


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Feb 05, 2009 20:02 |  #8

Palladium wrote in post #7262596 (external link)
for about $100 more take a look at this 600w profoto kit

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ComPact_Plus_60​0_Pro.html (external link)

Hmmm....looks like someone failed math class, lol. :)


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Feb 05, 2009 20:06 |  #9

Add to cart to see they are $1089.95. So yes, off, but actually less than $100 difference of the $995 Elinchrom 400BX. I love my 400BX for what it is worth. :)


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Feb 06, 2009 08:39 |  #10

Palladium wrote in post #7262596 (external link)
for about $100 more take a look at this 600w profoto kit

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ComPact_Plus_60​0_Pro.html (external link)

shooterman wrote in post #7263476 (external link)
Hmmm....looks like someone failed math class, lol. :)

More like someone failed reading - add to cart for actual price

for $100 more that the Elinchroms and 600w it's an easy decision. Let the Elinchrom's fan boys begin ;)




  
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Feb 06, 2009 09:03 |  #11

Damian75 wrote in post #7263256 (external link)
While I know that Profoto is up there in the strobe hierarchy

The powerpack / heads are, but the monolights aren't IMO.


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Feb 06, 2009 10:05 |  #12

A plus for the Profoto strobes is the reflector mounting kit that can be moved foreward and back along the strobe. A plus for the Elinchrom is the ability to use their deflectors to get more even light coverage.


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Feb 06, 2009 10:45 |  #13

Palladium wrote in post #7266672 (external link)
More like someone failed reading - add to cart for actual price

for $100 more that the Elinchroms and 600w it's an easy decision. Let the Elinchrom's fan boys begin ;)

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