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Feb 26, 2010 12:33 |  #151

TMR Design wrote in post #9687447 (external link)
I wonder if this means that there will be new RX's with built in Skyports.

My dealer has indicated there will be - 3Q 2010. On the plus side they'll be more responsive to use (like the BXRis), on the minus side it will probably mean no more mechanical switch to set the group - having to do it with multiple button presses whilst looking at the screen is a pain.




  
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Feb 26, 2010 18:45 |  #152

Well, I certainly hope Elinchrom releases new models of the RX series! That way, I can snag up a few used RXs as a bunch of you upgrade! :)

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Feb 26, 2010 19:00 |  #153

Mark Booth wrote in post #9690256 (external link)
Well, I certainly hope Elinchrom releases new models of the RX series! That way, I can snag up a few used RXs as a bunch of you upgrade! :)

Mark

I won't be running out to upgrade. If I add RX's in the future they might be the newer ones but a built in Skyport isn't getting me excited.

I'll be looking for good prices on used or discontinued 600RX's and 300RX's.


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Feb 26, 2010 19:03 |  #154

TMR Design wrote in post #9690352 (external link)
I won't be running out to upgrade. If I add RX's in the future they might be the newer ones but a built in Skyport isn't getting me excited.

Same here. I'm happy with what I have. :)


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Feb 26, 2010 20:39 |  #155

Are these the new lights: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …e4_Two_Monoligh​t_Kit.html (external link)

Or are they not out yet. I have an order for the Genesis 400 lights, would these be better? I would get them sooner.


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Feb 26, 2010 20:40 |  #156

jkokbaker wrote in post #9690955 (external link)
Are these the new lights: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …e4_Two_Monoligh​t_Kit.html (external link)

Or are they not out yet. I have an order for the Genesis 400 lights, would these be better? I would get them sooner.

Those are the original D-Lite's, not the new ones.


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Feb 26, 2010 20:44 |  #157

that's what I thought, any idea when they will have the new ones? I ordered my genesis lights about 6 weeks ago and was just told another couple weeks. I was thinking I might cancel that order and order the new D-Lites, is there a big difference in the genesis and the new D-Lites?


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Feb 27, 2010 10:14 |  #158

Roxie2401 wrote in post #9682675 (external link)
Robert, do you have any experience with the Portalite Softboxes contained in these kits? Quality, build, effectiveness? I know they are small, but for a starter kit how do they perform?

Hi, not really to much, yes it's a nice function, but usually when you're lights are setup you don't change it often. So to walk to them no and then should be ok?

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Mar 02, 2010 07:10 |  #159

Roxie2401 wrote in post #9682675 (external link)
Robert, do you have any experience with the Portalite Softboxes contained in these kits? Quality, build, effectiveness? I know they are small, but for a starter kit how do they perform?


just wanted to add that they are really easy to put together and are also very small when packed. For small softboxes and with no need for grids they are the way to go.




  
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Mar 02, 2010 10:27 |  #160

abdul10000 wrote in post #9712486 (external link)
just wanted to add that they are really easy to put together and are also very small when packed. For small softboxes and with no need for grids they are the way to go.

I kind of disagree with this statement. As I mentioned in my previous post the Portalites are a pain in the b*** to assemble compared to the Rotaluxes, the reason being that the crappy speedring included with the Portalites is just so cheap and harder to put the together than the high quality one included in the Rotaluxes.


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Mar 02, 2010 11:10 |  #161

telles75 wrote in post #9713432 (external link)
I kind of disagree with this statement. As I mentioned in my previous post the Portalites are a pain in the b*** to assemble compared to the Rotaluxes, the reason being that the crappy speedring included with the Portalites is just so cheap and harder to put the together than the high quality one included in the Rotaluxes.

And the price reflects that... :)

I had the DL kit originally and I thought it was tough to put it together.

I have a 39" DT, and I still fight with it, although not as bad...

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Mar 02, 2010 11:35 |  #162

m3rdpwr wrote in post #9713746 (external link)
And the price reflects that... :)

I had the DL kit originally and I thought it was tough to put it together.

I have a 39" DT, and I still fight with it, although not as bad...

-Mario


Mario how do you store your DT?? Do you disassemble every time you use it or you just fold it and store it in its bag?


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Mar 02, 2010 11:54 |  #163

telles75 wrote in post #9713937 (external link)
Mario how do you store your DT?? Do you disassemble every time you use it or you just fold it and store it in its bag?

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.


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Mar 02, 2010 12:42 |  #164

telles75 wrote in post #9713432 (external link)
I kind of disagree with this statement. As I mentioned in my previous post the Portalites are a pain in the b*** to assemble compared to the Rotaluxes, the reason being that the crappy speedring included with the Portalites is just so cheap and harder to put the together than the high quality one included in the Rotaluxes.

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.




  
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Mar 02, 2010 13:02 |  #165

TMR Design wrote in post #9714071 (external link)
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 (external link)
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..


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