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Photographer
Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


I would like to see your setup ... port images ... and yes, I AM JEALOUS already ...
Dec 03 12 03:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Snyder Studios
Posts: 176
Los Angeles, California, US


I love my Elinchroms...

600RX (x4)
Octobox
Strip Box
Reflectors
Grids
Snoot
Skyport and PW
Dec 03 12 04:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Kirk
Posts: 4,398
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


I shoot with Elinchrom strobes 600RX and 300RX.

My modifiers are not Elinchrom though.  I have some Chimera softboxes/octa and a Mola beauty dish.
Dec 03 12 09:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fred Greissing
Posts: 6,154
Los Angeles, California, US


I've been shooting with Elinchroms for 30 years.

Currently using Elinchrom Micro AS 3000 packs and Classic 6,000 w/s packs

I like being able to use A heads for high speed flash and thr slower S heads for FP flash mode to support very high speed sync with the Nikon D800. Flash sync at 1/8000th of a second at any power setting with the S Heads. More range and flexibility than even Phase One with leaf shutter lenses.

My two favorite modelers for them ( apart from my own designs) are the SL35 giant Fresnel Spot and the Kitchen Sink 44x44 cm gridded box.

With the SL35

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100108/16/4b47d332df088.jpg


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5204/5317147602_bb1d0ca19b_b.jpg


With the "kitchen sink"

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5250/5356464560_f46a54d63a_b.jpg


and both together:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091225/19/4b35824fdb0cb.jpg
Dec 03 12 09:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photographer
-JAY-
Posts: 6,187
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I had a pair of Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS. Sold them and paid off my car, then bought a dozen speedlites with the remainder. I just don't use them in such a way that their better features are in fact... better.
Dec 03 12 10:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Snyder Studios wrote:
I love my Elinchroms...

killer portfolio ... luv that light ...

Dec 03 12 10:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


there's just something about elinchrom light that I cant put my finger on ...
it has this ummm, quality ??? distinction ??? color cast ??? crispness ???

usually I can spot an image shot with their lights ... lovely light ... it just does something for subjects and scenes that I haven't spotted with other light gear ..
Dec 03 12 10:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BareLight
Posts: 507
Kansas City, Kansas, US


I have a pretty complete Elinchrom system and am loving it.  I've added a grid for the beauty dish, another RX600, and a couple of miscellaneous pieces.  The skyports work great, their softboxes are wonderful and I've really not had any problems with the exception of an RX600 that crashed 10 ft down onto the concrete.

http://kcimageworks.com/images/studio/Lights2.jpg
Dec 03 12 10:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Al Lock Photography
Posts: 15,779
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand


Shoot with Elinchrom (and some other gear). More of the work I show on my webpage (food and product shots especially) shot with studio lights than the stuff I show here (although the newest shot has a couple heads out of frame aimed at the model from behind).
Dec 03 12 11:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
realistgva
Posts: 419
Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland


I shoot with Elinchrome 2 BXRi500
2  square soft boxes
1 Snoot
1 Deep Octa (the small one)
Just got a portable battery pack to use them on location

In my portfolio all the Cool Cool Rain pictures are shot with the elinchrome, I also have 2 triggers to be able to add 2 speed lights if I need to add more effects to the picture
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120515/04/4fb242b008c3f_m.jpg

can't wait to sue them on location where I have been using Speedlights for now
Dec 04 12 03:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photography by Riddell
Posts: 622
Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom


I largely shoot everything with my Elinchroms, I've got several heads and plenty of different modifiers though my 1m x 1m softboxes get the most use.

My port is here - www.photographybyriddell.co.uk
Dec 04 12 05:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
p e p e
Posts: 125
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Hero Foto wrote:
there's just something about elinchrom light that I cant put my finger on ...
it has this ummm, quality ??? distinction ??? color cast ??? crispness ???

usually I can spot an image shot with their lights ... lovely light ... it just does something for subjects and scenes that I haven't spotted with other light gear ..

So you can distinguish elinchrom photons from those photons from other brands?

Dec 04 12 05:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


p e p e wrote:
So you can distinguish elinchrom photons from those photons from other brands?

I know it sounds weird ... and unlikely ... but browsing thru portfolio's on flickr, 500px and a few here ... there's just something "different" about the light in the images ... and when I press the photographer on their lighting gear, 9 outta 10 it's an elinchrom setup ...

Dec 04 12 06:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Neil Snape
Posts: 9,439
Paris, Île-de-France, France


I still shoot sometimes with others Elincrom, but don't really like them.

Their accessories are lightweight, good for transporting but fragile, and not robust.

Their optical and IR cells are not really compatible with other flash and when you leave them in full sun, they are ( optical slaves) unreliable.

These days if using the radio triggers though there are no problems I could find.

The Ranger series is nice, not too expensive, and does what it should.

I much prefer Bron and Profoto though to be honest.
Dec 04 12 06:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Neil Snape
Posts: 9,439
Paris, Île-de-France, France


p e p e wrote:

So you can distinguish elinchrom photons from those photons from other brands?

The design of the accessories makes a huge difference. Elincrom have some really good designed accessories so no real problems there.

The colour of the light is in any case acceptable from Elincrom just as much so as the others. They don't have the ultimate systems for CC as Profoto or Bron but for other than the most demanding professionals no you'll never notice a difference.

Dec 04 12 06:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Neil Snape wrote:

The design of the accessories makes a huge difference. Elincrom have some really good designed accessories so no real problems there.

The colour of the light is in any case acceptable from Elincrom just as much so as the others. They don't have the ultimate systems for CC as Profoto or Bron but for other than the most demanding professionals no you'll never notice a difference.

maybe the diffusion fabrics are the key ... maybe I'm just weird ... but I do know that my next light rig will be the Ranger Quadra RX AS setup ...

Dec 04 12 06:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Neil Snape
Posts: 9,439
Paris, Île-de-France, France


Hero Foto wrote:

maybe the diffusion fabrics are the key ... maybe I'm just weird ... but I do know that my next light rig will be the Ranger Quadra RX AS setup ...

For all flash diffusion materials all have a different colour and with age it is a variable. Surprisingly, even the bowls ( reflectors if you like) also modify flash color.

Yet the CRI and white balance correlated K temperature from most flash are similar. Broncolor of course offer different pyrex domes with UV coatings or not which definitely do alter the temperature of the flash, raw. The tubes though from most flash are around 5900 K +/- 200 K

Dec 04 12 07:00 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Image Magik
Posts: 1,067
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


BareLight Photography wrote:
I have a pretty complete Elinchrom system and am loving it.  I've added a grid for the beauty dish, another RX600, and a couple of miscellaneous pieces.  The skyports work great, their softboxes are wonderful and I've really not had any problems with the exception of an RX600 that crashed 10 ft down onto the concrete.

http://kcimageworks.com/images/studio/Lights2.jpg

I'm drooling!!

Dec 04 12 07:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Image Magik wrote:
I'm drooling!!

+1

Dec 04 12 07:24 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BrandonLuong
Posts: 1,016
Los Angeles, California, US


I love my elinchroms, I bought them as a cheap alternative to profotos and I would say it matches the light quality by 85-90% which is perfectly acceptable to me. big_smile
Dec 04 12 02:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sergei Rodionov
Posts: 865
Dallas, Texas, US


p e p e wrote:
So you can distinguish elinchrom photons from those photons from other brands?

Its not about photons. You do not deal with photons themselves, but with how things registered.

Amount of time you get to spend dealing with issues of inconsistent exposures, floating white balance, ugly modifier results, bad spectrum of light produced - its all very very different if you go between cheapo stuff and properly engineered stuff (i.e from popular consumer crap to stuff like Hensel, Elinchrom, Profoto and of course  Broncolor).

Dec 04 12 02:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gaze at Photography
Posts: 4,371
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, US


I love love love them...   600 and 400 and all the toys
Dec 04 12 02:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
imagesbysg
Posts: 4
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Love Elinchroms. Use the Ranger Rx Speed AS and Quadras mostly.

Also am liking the indirect Octa and beauty dish..I think they are worth every penny..
Dec 04 12 03:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Stephen Dawson
Posts: 29,246
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


A number of years ago, I attended a group shoot, and a photographer had recently bought a pair. I got the name of the salesman he dealt with and went to buy the exact same package.

But the 600RX's had just be released and there was a sale! Bought a pair, and accessories. They are wonderful to use.

Here is a sample:

http://dawsonsphotography.com/photos/20110419-Sandra-0183.jpg

The complete series (mostly 18+) is here:

http://dawsonsphotography.com/viewgallery.php?cid=3
Dec 04 12 07:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ally Moy
Posts: 404
Morris Plains, New Jersey, US


They get the job done for a good price. My first experience was actually with the ranger and I had thought it had a slightly weird light quality to it, but in retrospect I think it just wasn't the right light for what I was doing. I ended up buying the BxRi 500/250 set for versatility in small spaces and i have no complaints about the look, i'm just not crazy about the physical design of everything.

This is the only thing i shot with it that has a person so far. They'll probably pick up some use as winter approaches and no one wants to go outside. Setup was something like 1 light reflector only front left for some shots, then 2 lights gridded on left & back right. I don't really know, but figured I'd try to remember for whoever wants to know.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120703/01/4ff2af6d76079_m.jpg
Dec 04 12 08:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DAVfoto
Posts: 2,324
New York, New York, US


Not a longtime user, but it was my first company 4 years ago for lighting equip.

I have 2 600rxs, 2 ranger packs and 5 heads for those packs

I have the 53" octa, a 22" mola. 2 57x57" quadra softoxes I just picked up

Several reflectors, snoots and hopefully will pick up some stripboxes at some point and possibly a bigger mola 42" maybe?
Dec 04 12 08:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dan Brady
Posts: 605
Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Just 4 x 500's and lighting modifiers.
Dec 04 12 08:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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