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Apr 29, 2010 18:10 |  #1

Here's what:

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4564358970_7edbb61569_o.jpg

UPS came by with my trove late this afternoon. The lights haven't even been plugged in yet.

As an Elinchrom user, my first observation is that these things are tiny! Well, maybe not tiny, but pretty darn small:

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Build quality seems fine. A bit plasticky, but fine. Sides are smooth and there's really nothing to grab onto so pay attention when picking one of these lights up.

Some additional views to feed your lust until your Einsteins arrive:

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/4563728107_8a87bcfa12_o.jpg

I like the accessory mounting arrangement on these lights. It's straightforward and seemingly secure. It's definitely less fiddly than the Elinchrom mounting system. In this shot, the Einstein is wearing the Spill Kill reflector:

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Here's it's changed into the PLM reflector:

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And the standard 8-1/2" reflector:

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All three reflectors have a strategically placed hole for an umbrella shaft:

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There has already been a fair amount of forum chatter regarding the exposed pins on the CSXCV tranceiver. This design was poorly thought out, I'm afraid. My two transceivers came straight out of the box with pre-bent pins:

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They are tiny buggers though.

Later this evening, I may actually plug the Einsteins in and see if they work.

To be continued ...

Dave F.



  
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Apr 29, 2010 18:13 |  #2

Neat, keep us updated.


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Apr 29, 2010 18:20 |  #3

how do you use that umbrella? i m not understanding the purpose of it


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Apr 29, 2010 18:40 |  #4

Looks like fun, Dave. New toys are always good.


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Apr 29, 2010 18:40 |  #5

kenwood33 wrote in post #10091761 (external link)
how do you use that umbrella? i m not understanding the purpose of it

Looks like a bounce umbrella to me.


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Apr 29, 2010 18:53 |  #6

kenwood33 wrote in post #10091761 (external link)
how do you use that umbrella? i m not understanding the purpose of it

I don't and it doesn't have any. It was an accessory for a Vivitar potato masher style flash from long ago. Here it's used only as a prop to show the umbrella mount on the Einstein.

Here's the real McCoy:

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3467/4563846925_180162db27_o.jpg

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Apr 29, 2010 18:56 |  #7

Is there a travel cover for the flash tubes? Or is the pyrex supposed to be the cover as well?


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Apr 29, 2010 19:01 |  #8

tetrode wrote in post #10091936 (external link)
I don't and it doesn't have any. It was an accessory for a Vivitar potato masher style flash from long ago. Here it's used only as a prop to show the umbrella mount on the Einstein.

Here's the real McCoy:

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Apr 29, 2010 19:11 |  #9

Mark1 wrote in post #10091952 (external link)
Is there a travel cover for the flash tubes? Or is the pyrex supposed to be the cover as well?

Absolutely:

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3352/4563875181_4abe371bf0_o.jpg

The Pyrex dome actually seems fairly fragile. It's quite thin; not like the Pyrex you're used to cooking in.

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Can't wait to see some photo's with your new equipment. Hint Hint!

Can you make it on Saturday for a session?

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Apr 29, 2010 19:16 |  #11

Dave, this is really ruining your reputation as a "hater"! Just thought I'd mention it. :)


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Apr 29, 2010 19:22 |  #12

Whoa! What made you decide to make the switch from Elinchroms to ABs!?


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Apr 29, 2010 19:33 |  #13

tetrode wrote in post #10092036 (external link)
Can you make it on Saturday for a session?

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Hey sweetie pie.....send me the plane ticket and I will be there pronto!!!


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Apr 29, 2010 19:34 |  #14

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Whoa! What made you decide to make the switch from Elinchroms to ABs!?

I very much doubt that it's a "switch", Ben. More like an "addition", or a "taste". :)


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Apr 29, 2010 20:26 |  #15

ben_r_ wrote in post #10092094 (external link)
Whoa! What made you decide to make the switch from Elinchroms to ABs!?

Jumping to conclusions there, Ben. Did I say anywhere that I was switching from Elinchrom to AB? Hmmm? I didn't and I'm not. I'm firmly entrenched in the Elinchrom camp. There's a shred of method to my madness, though and this is it:

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That's a photo of Jerry Kacey's WL/AB adapter with attached Elinchrom adapter. I'm hoping to be able to use my Elinchrom modifiers on the Einstein.

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