Thank you for posting about your experience. I enjoyed reading it.
I followed the link in your signature and also enjoyed further reading on your website.
ted krazonowski wrote in post #18506950
Well I wouldn't mind an ELB 400 and probably get a few modifiers as time goes on - compared to Multiblitz they're nice and cheap!
The modifiers are what drew me to Elinchrom.
The ELB 400 has its advantages, but several issues dissuaded me from investing. The connection is non-standard and you need an expensive and flimsy modifier to connect it with normal Elinchrom modifiers. Since I would need a connector anyway, the smaller, lighter and less expensive Godox 360 units, which provide a similar power output seemed like a wiser investment.
The Ranger RX unit, although substantially heavier, provides 1100 WS of power and a substantially more robust design combined with standard Elinchrom connectors. This unit is just going out of production in favor of the newer ELB1200 unit. Prices on the used market for the Ranger RX are good and may get better with the release of the new units.
The ELB1200 unit is fantastic on paper, and probably in use, too. I haven't tried it.