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any updates to the EL 300RX since 2007? B&H sent me an old one it seems

 
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Feb 24, 2010 17:54 |  #1

Were there any upgrades/updates made to the newer elinchrom 300RX monolights that I should worry about? Was a little surprised to open the box and find a purple unit (my 600s are black) and some old documentation from 2007. They dont appear to be used, but if there were some updates since then I may ask for an exchange.


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Feb 24, 2010 18:17 |  #2

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Were there any upgrades/updates made to the newer elinchrom 300RX monolights that I should worry about? Was a little surprised to open the box and find a purple unit (my 600s are black) and some old documentation from 2007. They dont appear to be used, but if there were some updates since then I may ask for an exchange.

I believe that other then the color of the housing and the decal on the side that there were no changes, however, that's from old stock and if it were me I would return it for another and make sure you got the current production model.

That's odd that B&H actually has one of the old ones left.


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Feb 24, 2010 19:29 |  #3

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I believe that other then the color of the housing and the decal on the side that there were no changes, however, that's from old stock and if it were me I would return it for another and make sure you got the current production model.

That's odd that B&H actually has one of the old ones left.

I sent them an email to see what the chances are of getting old stock again, if the chances are high I may look at just returning for now... hmmmm sucks, but oh well :rolleyes:


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Feb 24, 2010 19:36 |  #4

x0SiN0x wrote in post #9676457 (external link)
I sent them an email to see what the chances are of getting old stock again, if the chances are high I may look at just returning for now... hmmmm sucks, but oh well :rolleyes:

I'm still so surprised they even had an old one. B&H sells so much Elinchrom but perhaps the individual 300RX is not as popular as the 600RX or the kits. Contact henryp here on POTN. He is associated with B&H and can probably help expedite the matter so the end result is that you get the new version of the light.


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Feb 24, 2010 19:59 |  #5

TMR Design wrote in post #9676505 (external link)
I'm still so surprised they even had an old one. B&H sells so much Elinchrom but perhaps the individual 300RX is not as popular as the 600RX or the kits. Contact henryp here on POTN. He is associated with B&H and can probably help expedite the matter so the end result is that you get the new version of the light.

Cool, thanks ill followup with henryp

I was quite surprised to find old stock as well :p I just had two 600RX units delivered a week ago with no issues, but then again that was a kit


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Feb 25, 2010 07:48 |  #6

well they authorized the RMA for store credit which is perfect, going to just send back today :(

was looking forward to playing with it -?


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Feb 25, 2010 10:59 |  #7

One final update on this

First a quick thanks to Rob for pointing out henryp as a resource :cool:

henryp was very helpful and put me in contact with a B&H Manfrotto rep who had the following to say. Given this, and the warranty part I don't feel its necessary at this time to return the unit.

First let me say that there is no difference with the internal specs or performance of a unit made today and a unit made in 2006 (when the line was updated). The only thing Elinchrom did last year was update the case color going from a semi clear colored case to an all black sleeker design. However for some reason unknown to me, the 300RX has yes to come in with the new case. Even when we receive new shipments from Elinchrom it still has the old case design. When last I checked we still had the old case design in stock for the 300RX only.

I'm sending this over to our Product Manager for Elinchrom so perhaps he can provide more insignt, but I can say with a high degree of certainty that the units you have in stock are still the old case design. That being said, let me reiterate that there is no feature or performance difference, simply a case design. There is also no difference in the warranty. The warranty starts when the unit arrives at the customer and has nothing to do with a manufacturing date.


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