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Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX 2 Head 'A' Kit

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 10 Kg
  • Item model number: 10291.1
  • ASIN: B0035G13FM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 25 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Elinchrom Ranger Q to go Koffer-Set Speed A

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The Ranger RX Quadra AS is a compact portable 400 Ws battery flash system for studio and outdoor use. A perfect battery flash system for anybody who like un-plugged (not connected to the mains) photography. The RQ System offers "Action Freezing" flash duration with fast flash recycling time and also un-plugged (wireless) trigger and remote options with the EL-Skyport Transmitter or with MAC™ or WIN™ computer. The latest Ranger Quadra RX offers many exciting NEW features: NEW BRIGHT LED's The new LED display offer an improved visibility at ambient light and when used outdoors. NEW "RX" COMPUTER REMOTE SYSTEM The new QUADRA "RX" version offers the Computer Remote option with MAC™ and WIN™ computers. All basic controls and the advanced extra features can be individually programmed and modified with the latest EL-Skyport Software 3.0 with included USB Drivers (Available as a free BETA version download). To make it work, the optional EL-Skyport USB RX SPEED module is required. NEW WIRELESS FIRMWARE UPDATE OPTION To retain the performance and quality of the software controlled Quadra "RX", future Firmware updates can be made wirelessly with the EL-Skyport software 3.0 and the USB RX SPEED module. NEW PROGRAMABLE FEATURE SETUP PER COMPUTER OR DIRECT All settings and individual programmable advanced features setup can be modified and controlled directly on the Quadra display, or with the computer. This requires the EL-Skyport 3.0 software and the optional USB RX module. NEW NORMAL- AND SPEED-SYNC MODE The latest EL-Skyport Transmitter SPEED offers the "SPEED SYNC" mode for digital SLR cameras up to 1/250 s. SLR cameras with large chip system did not allow faster sync speeds than a 1/160 s, the latest EL-Skyport Transmitter Speed offer the "SPEED Sync" mode settings, which have been already available for all Quadra EL-Skyport "built-in" Receiver modules. NEW EL-SKYPORT RX RECEIVER (built -in) Radio remote control of POWER SETTINGS, LED on/off and FLASH TRIGGER, requires the EL-Skyport Transmitter, which is included in the Quadra Case Sets. INTELLIGENT FLASH POWER OPTIONS Two outlets - Asymmetric 2 : 1 ratio. Single high power channel. Single superfast flash channel. INTELLIGENT BATTERY POWER OPTIMISATION Auto Power-Off. Programmable Pilot Light duration. Super efficient LED Pilot Light. INTELLIGENT SLAVE CELL Red eye pre-flash auto-detect. Programmable and pre-set effect modes. RANGER QUADRA HEAD S /A compact, lightweight. Plug-In Flashtube. Interchangeable cables. RQ A Speed Head version for "Action Freezing" photography (One RQ A Head connected to the superfast channel B - 1/6000 s)

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I'm a professional photographer I do weddings, commercial photography and products photography and I wanted a powerful yet portable lighting system for location work. I've got two of these sets with four heads now and plan to buy another control unit.

I read a lot of reviews and have tried several solutions to my needs in the past. From using multiple speedlites with dozens of AA batteries to proper studio lighting attached to a pure sine wave inverter connected to a motorcycle battery (that set up is similar to that used in caravans to get mains voltage from a car battery). I got hold of a light weight 400 watt second chinese unit for about £400 which seemed promising and offered high speed sync unto 8000th of a second and I would have been praising that if it hadn't gone wrong after a month and taken months to send off and come back only to go wrong again. I've not seen anything on the market to compare to the quadra.

In terms of these Elinchrom Quadra units themselves my first impressions were thats small and neat but I wonder if it will break, and I still think that to some degree, the heads look bit cheap. It's not built to the same standards as the profoto b2's but it doesn't cost the earth either. The battery-control unit is smart about the same size as a large sandwich box. They are bringing out lithium batteries which will be smaller lighter (about 1/3rd the weight) and more powerful, if they are available as part of the kit when you're reading this then I would look into those.
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