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| p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · I have a new Profoto AcuteB2 generator, should I sell it, if so, how? - Elinchrom Ra |
I recently took possession of an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX system. I opted for the S heads.
I did consider the Profoto AcuteB2, and had a good look at it in Paris. The lust was strong with that one! However, in the end the price was much, much greater for a two-head system ó†beyond my means. An AcuteB2 system is also much bigger and heavier, and I wanted something I could pack in a bag and carry by myself alongside my other gear. Of course the AcuteB2 is also significantly more powerful, more elegant in use (no arcane menu systems, etc.), and better designed and built.
The Quadra is mostly plastic, with several obvious weak points (I'm interested in the Manfrotto solution you mention). Someone with mechanical sympathy and plenty of time to set it up carefully may not mind, but the construction is at a much lower level than the rental-grade AcuteB2. It's a bit gadgety, frankly, while everything made by Profoto is beautiful and rugged and essential. Profoto gear makes you feel good while contemplating it; the Ranger Quadra does not.
That said, I do feel good looking at the early results from my Quadra, so it certainly works! And it has lots of great features, such as a tough gel-electrolyte battery with short charging times, fuss-free Skyport radio syncing, and access to Elinchrom's huge range of modifiers. It's the smallest and lightest battery-powered pack-and-head system on the market from a reputable manufacturer. I'm glad I bought it.