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Feb 10, 2010 21:05 |  #1

Is anyone using one of these with Elinchrom lights? According to this review at B&H the design is flawed since the studs stick out the back and hit the locking ring. Additionally the speedring spins freely without a way to lock it makes install and removal fiddly.

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Feb 10, 2010 21:10 |  #2

Rai33 wrote in post #9585537 (external link)
Is anyone using one of these with Elinchrom lights? According to this review at B&H the design is flawed since the studs stick out the back and hit the locking ring. Additionally the speedring spins freely without a way to lock it makes install and removal fiddly.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …eed_Ring_for.ht​ml#reviews (external link)

I haven't used it but recently I was looking at all the Elinchrom compatible speed rings and someone brought up the issue of the screws coming out the back that are too long. Looks like someone dropped the ball on the design.


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Feb 10, 2010 23:53 |  #3

The same exact review exists on amazon, but the reviewer has an update and potential workaround solution (not something you should have to do)..

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Feb 14, 2010 13:19 |  #4

I do and am.
The screw issue is a PITA (hav'nt tackled a solution yet as been too busy). Suspect reversing the screws would be fine.

I wanted/needed a stripbank with grid, and as Elinchrom have a grid allergy I went with a CL box.

I actually keep her set-up (a 1x4 is easy to transport and carry) as the mech. is more a pita than a rotalux.

The box itself is EXCELLENT!!!! Although the mounting is also pretty stiff on a Quadra (again, no time of late but some filing is prob. in order).
Rear velcro opening is good.
Quality is great.
Grid is wonderful!

All in all, thumbs up. I only use horiz or vert. anyway so pay attention to Quadra orientation prior to fitment.

Will try a fix soon when return from shooting in Europe.

These were from very first play with Quadra and 1x4 CL strip with grid;

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Feb 14, 2010 15:33 |  #5

Rob - yeah really seems that way. Pity though as from what i've read their modifiers are great. Guess could always look at using another brand speedring.

swalter - that would *possibly* resolve the studs hitting the strobe locking ring but still wouldn't stop the speedring from spinning while you try and fit it to the strobe.

NickP - nice controlled light. By any chance have you measured the 1x4' stripbox with a light meter to see how evenly it diffuses from top to bottom? Also where did you get the grid from?... i notice B&H have been waiting on stock for some time (and Amazon won''t ship those items down here!). Cheers.


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Feb 14, 2010 19:00 |  #6

Did'nt measure the diffusion sorry. But have used it on 6 client shoots now and am VERY happy with it.
As for the speedring "spinning", not really an issue as the velcro closures on the rear allow "grip" access to hold whilst attaching the strobe. The bolts are way more the PITA.

I got the grid from Amazon and Softbox locally.


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Mar 16, 2010 07:43 |  #7

here is the same but more detailed review on amazon with pictures
http://www.amazon.com …d=1268743345&sr​=8-1-spell (external link)




  
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