TMR Design wrote in post #9714071
Most users of Elinchrom modifiers assemble them from scratch the first time and then just fold it up and store it in the bag. No reason to completely disassemble it.
Yup... I used to disassemble them completely so I could fold the softboxes and put them inside my light bag. Now I just keep them in their own Elinchrom bag fold up, and I can get them up and running in less than 1 minute.
abdul10000 wrote in post #9714345
Sounds like you are putting them together the hard way. There is an easy way to put them together. Insert the rod in the box first and then into the ring one at a time. It's that easy, it just takes getting used to.
Compared to other boxes such as photoflex and creative light the Portalites are very easy, and that is coming from a person who is not a fan of Elinchrom. That being said they are small boxes which makes them by nature easy to assemble.
I used to do it that way... now the only times I will miss the Portalites is in tight spaces... They worked like a charm for that (where the Rotaluxes are too big). I sold them Portalites when I got rid of my DLites..