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Elinchrom Quadra or Ranger?

 
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Nov 03, 2010 15:01 |  #2296
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mumbles wrote in post #11218787 (external link)
Couldn't you just plug it in like a normal pack without the need of that inverter looking thing? Like the Quadra etc..

Looks like they've just inverted the Quadra setup - rather than having the electronics at the wall-plug end of the cable, they've put it at the pack end. Means you can use a standard IEC power cable, which makes a lot of sense.


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Nov 03, 2010 15:05 |  #2297

mumbles wrote in post #11218787 (external link)
Couldn't you just plug it in like a normal pack without the need of that inverter looking thing? Like the Quadra etc..

I don't know. Maybe the charger is not powerful enough to supply continuous modelling lights and recycle the caps fast enough without needing additional power from the battery. From the specs it looks like I could supply the Porty heads' and normal heads' modelling light. I haven't used it.

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Nov 03, 2010 19:15 |  #2298

mumbles wrote in post #11218787 (external link)
Couldn't you just plug it in like a normal pack without the need of that inverter looking thing? Like the Quadra etc..

From what I see, it replaces the battery. (Instead of charging it)
With a charger, you'd still be running off the battery. So the battery might then last longer, but if it's empty, you're still out of luck.


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Nov 03, 2010 20:51 |  #2299

the faster head quadra still didn't freeze Nina's leading toe..

i pushed the 5DMKII to 1/250 to get the freeze.. guess this is as good as i can get.. Nina was full speed to get this high up..

oh well i need the 1DSMKII some day to get the 1/320 sync speeds..


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also mother held the Quadra for this shot..

The Action Speed Head was used for it capability for the first time.. heck that is the reason i bought this short flash duration flash unit anyways.. right?

i had the quadra at about 4.3 power on the Elichrom scale.. and the light was just outside the right side of the frame.

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Nov 03, 2010 21:22 as a reply to  @ phamster's post |  #2300

What a truly great shot. She must love it.




  
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Nov 03, 2010 21:31 |  #2301

Great shot Pham! Commented on your Flickr. Were you using the deep octa for modifier? This is the type of shot I'd love to do one of these days. :)


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Nov 03, 2010 21:38 |  #2302
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Has anyone used the little 40x40cm Quadra softbox? I'm considering trying it out with the Manfrotto 233B bracket. Looks like any other small softbox option like Qbox 16 will require the adapter ring (increasing the weight). BTW Pham, fantastic shot. I shoot a lot of ballet, tap, and other dance. I'd love to have that end result.


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Nov 03, 2010 21:39 |  #2303

PHAM that's wonderful!


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Nov 03, 2010 21:47 |  #2304
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Bave wrote in post #11220853 (external link)
Has anyone used the little 40x40cm Quadra softbox? I'm considering trying it out with the Manfrotto 233B bracket. Looks like any other small softbox option like Qbox 16 will require the adapter ring (increasing the weight).

You mean this one?

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Nov 03, 2010 21:50 |  #2305
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mickeyjuice wrote in post #11220919 (external link)
You mean this one?

hahaha. Perfect! I knew I saw the bracket here but didn't recall seeing the softbox. Please give me your thoughts on its usefulness, limitations, etc. Its priced way too high but seems more convenient than other small options.


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Nov 03, 2010 21:57 |  #2306
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I think it's pretty good. It is what it is - a small softbox, so it's not going to give you Octa-style soft wrapping light, but it's a huge improvement over the standard Quadra reflector, and weighs very little more than it. (Also protects the tube better, FWIW.)

That setup above is pretty light and easy to use, as long as you remember you're shooting manual everything, not ETTL.


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Nov 03, 2010 21:59 |  #2307
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mickeyjuice wrote in post #11220983 (external link)
I think it's pretty good. It is what it is - a small softbox, so it's not going to give you Octa-style soft wrapping light, but it's a huge improvement over the standard Quadra reflector, and weighs very little more than it. (Also protects the tube better, FWIW.)

That setup above is pretty light and easy to use, as long as you remember you're shooting manual everything, not ETTL.

Good point. I can see that happening. How quick is that softbox to open? Is it similar to other Elinchrom softboxes? Looks like the shorter 5 ft cable would also work better with that setup.


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Bave wrote in post #11220997 (external link)
Is it similar to other Elinchrom softboxes? Looks like the shorter 5 ft cable would also work better with that setup.

It's a PITA to put together, TBH, but it's getting easier with time. It's very manual - grab the four bits of steel, stick them in the pockets, wedge them into the plastic speedring.

I'm considering shortening one of my cables (I've got four) to make it easier to use in this configuration.

I'm also moving away from the Mafrotto soon - it's a PITA to move between potrait and landscape, so I'm probably going to one of these, soon - http://store.promediag​ear.com …l-Vertical-Grip_p_10.html (external link)


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Nov 03, 2010 22:27 |  #2309

Stunner of a shot Pham. Definitely a portfolio image.


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Nov 04, 2010 00:11 |  #2310

mickeyjuice wrote in post #11221103 (external link)
I'm also moving away from the Mafrotto soon - it's a PITA to move between potrait and landscape, so I'm probably going to one of these, soon - http://store.promediag​ear.com …l-Vertical-Grip_p_10.html (external link)

you're tempting me Mick, the Promedia seems really compact and quick changing. Still considering it. How come you and I are the only ones obsessed with mobile Quadra? Ahead of the times lol ;)


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