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Nov 13, 2009 23:29 |  #1
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Is there a difference between the "Digital Style 600 RX" and the "Style 600 RX"? I couldn't find any info on the Elinchrom website.

If they are different, what features does one have over the other?


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Nov 13, 2009 23:30 |  #2

Pretty sure a 600RX is a 600RX...


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Nov 13, 2009 23:43 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #3
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... Then is it just packaging??

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Nov 13, 2009 23:54 as a reply to  @ SilverHCIC's post |  #4

The picture you posted shows the now out of production translucent housing and the current product gray housing. They are both 600RX units. :)




  
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Nov 13, 2009 23:55 |  #5

Yes, the 600RX is a digital strobe. The black (dark gray) one is the newer model.


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Nov 13, 2009 23:55 |  #6

Correct!


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Nov 14, 2009 00:09 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #7
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Thanks all !!! BTW, these look like fantastic strobes. I REALLY like the fact that they can be adjusted down an extra stop. I was originally considering the BX500Ri but was afraid that it might be a bit hot on the lowest setting. The BX250Ri looked perfect for close/portrait work, but I wanted a bit more power for future outdoor work. The extra stop of adjustment on the RX seems to solve that problem for me.


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Nov 14, 2009 00:16 |  #8

SilverHCIC wrote in post #9012111 (external link)
Thanks all !!! BTW, these look like fantastic strobes. I REALLY like the fact that they can be adjusted down an extra stop. I was originally considering the BX500Ri but was afraid that it might be a bit hot on the lowest setting. The BX250Ri looked perfect for close/portrait work, but I wanted a bit more power for future outdoor work. The extra stop of adjustment on the RX seems to solve that problem for me.
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I'm sure you're going to be more than happy and satisfied with the 600RX. :)


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Nov 14, 2009 00:47 as a reply to  @ PacAce's post |  #9
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Thanks for the info all. ... I wanted to be sure before I made this investment. I've really come to appreciate the value of good light. I've gotten by very well so far with 3 x 580 EX IIs, but I am at a point where I want to expand my lighting possibilities. I only want to do this once, and I want to avoid the continuous "upgrade path" without going overboard.


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Nov 17, 2009 08:57 |  #10

If the product says 600RX the internals are all the same. Style is the class of lights with a 300RX and 1200RX also in the same class. This is Elinchrom's best and faster compacts. Actually, they are the fastest compacts on the market today and are used extensively in sports.
One option you'll appreciate is the Skyport RX Trigger Set. The kit provides to receivers and a trigger which will drive your heads. You can then control the power of each each individually until you've established the ratio you like before firing your strobes. This makes life really easy, especially if one of your lights is overhead (don't have to lower it to adjust power).

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Nov 17, 2009 09:50 |  #11

600RX + vagabond = good to go outdoor and kill the sun :D




  
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Nov 17, 2009 11:16 as a reply to  @ Calbeee's post |  #12

The word 'Style' as also used in the 400BX strobes which have now been discontinued. The 400BX is every bit as good as the RX series in terms of power output and color consistency. The big difference is the lack of CPU for communication with a Skyport transmitter or USB transceiver and the flash duration in the 400BX. If those things aren't important and you can find a dealer that still has them or a good price on used 400BX's then it's a great strobe.


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