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Mar 29, 2011 10:04 |  #1

Help me figure out what I need as far as strobes. I am very interested in the Elinchrom Quadra with a couple of A-heads since they are made right down the road from me (Switzerland) but need some convincing to dish out that kind of cash.

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Portraits - I don't own a studio though, I will be using the ballroom at a family Hotel for any "Studio" work when it needs to be done. I will typically do any portraits in different locations.

Weddings - I will be doing quite a few weddings, and I assume I will be traveling (to different countries) for weddings due to my location in Europe.

Action sports - Again, considering my location (I live within a 30 mile radius of like 300+ Ski resorts) I may end up doing Ski races, ski jumping, snowboard comps in the winter. Although I am not sure how many people use Flash photography for this type of thing it would be nice to have a set-up that I could hike up a mountain with.


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Mar 30, 2011 09:16 |  #2

Thanks anyways, I went ahead and bought the Ranger Quadra to-go set with 2 A-heads, skyport and extra battery. Hope I made the right decision!


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Mar 30, 2011 09:24 |  #3

Haha well that was quick. I don't think you'll regret your decision though as they're incredible.


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Mar 30, 2011 09:56 as a reply to  @ ni$mo350's post |  #4

Elinchrom Quadra is definitely a nice setup, especially if you need to travel with it. About doing sports with it - http://dancarrphotogra​phy.com …-comparison-to-ranger-rx/ (external link) take a look at this blog article.

Don't think you will regret buying one, I know that I definitely don't regret buying mine. :)


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Mar 30, 2011 11:21 |  #5

Good call. Now pick up the 100 deep and the 135 octa :)


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Mar 30, 2011 12:51 |  #6

kokakaste2 wrote in post #12123883 (external link)
Elinchrom Quadra is definitely a nice setup, especially if you need to travel with it. About doing sports with it - http://dancarrphotogra​phy.com …-comparison-to-ranger-rx/ (external link) take a look at this blog article.

Don't think you will regret buying one, I know that I definitely don't regret buying mine. :)

Wow nice article, thanks for this! Feeling better about my decision already! :D


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Mar 30, 2011 13:10 |  #7

Make sure you get the head adaptor so you can use the Elinchrom accessories. :) Rotalux softboxes are great.


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Mar 30, 2011 13:38 |  #8

You sure decide way faster than me. I've trying to decide between Quadra or Ranger for months now lol.


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Mar 30, 2011 13:48 |  #9

Tawcan wrote in post #12125354 (external link)
You sure decide way faster than me. I've trying to decide between Quadra or Ranger for months now lol.

Haha yeah, I am starting up a business here in Austria so I needed to make a fast decision. I have been booking shoots that I have no strobes for next month. Well I do now! :)


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Mar 30, 2011 13:55 |  #10

Congrats on the purchase!


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Mar 30, 2011 18:01 |  #11

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Mar 31, 2011 04:23 |  #12

Happy to be part of the Elinchrom club. Does anybody know of a list of modifiers that will work with the Quadra heads without the modifier Adapter? I am trying to figure out whether I need 2 adapters or just 1.


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Mar 31, 2011 05:25 |  #13

There are not many Quadra mount modifiers, there is the softbox but don't think it is a foldable. I have the 18cm reflector, its really nice and costs almost nothing (if you compare the standard mount same reflector + quadra adapter).


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Mar 31, 2011 07:45 |  #14

Hey guys, help me out here, which should I buy? Also, price seems a little fishy, and its only 7$ shipping to me here in Austria which also seems strange. Let me know.

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Mar 31, 2011 11:04 |  #15

Try http://www.foto-mueller.at/ (external link) they seem to have reasonable prices for Europe. Or you can try to get one used, I got a second hand 100cm Rotalux octa which was dirt cheap. :)


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