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| p.1 #15 · Photokina: broncolor Move 1200 L |
Talking about phasing out. I know we don't even neeed to start with the specs, but at 1900$ a Ranger-Kit is actually quite a neat deal.
The Ranger/Quadra is a great system, definitely a good deal for the design and price. One can't go wrong with Elichrom, Profoto, and Bron. I switched from Photogenic to Bron because I want to settle with a reliable system and never change again. The investment is huge and at times I still question my sanity, I haven't regretted my decision.
Interesting. While also rather rare in Europe, Bron holds it's value just as good as any of their competitors. It took until about 2 years ago for the verry vintage models to take a well deserved hit on the second hand prices. Befor that, even stuff from the late 70s to early 80s used to be on par or more expensive then new Elinchrom equiptment. Even here in Switzerland where Bron has a much bigger market share.
With the only exception beeing Hazy-Lights. Nobody seems to have the space for this stuff anymore, so they are dirt cheap compared to prices in the US. (Not to mention the Multiblitz "knock-offs" which usualy go for, or even below 50$.)
All of my used Bron gear are from eBay US/UK/Germany, so I have been monitoring the used value for over a year. The Pulso G was over $3k USD MSRP, I have seen people having difficulty selling a used one for $1.8k even it's in great condition. Using the A2R kit as example again, B&H was selling it for $3.2k in late 2011, last year I bought a handful of A2R kits for $750-1.1k USD max on eBay, and there weren't even that many people bidded on those. I wouldn't be surprised EU used market is better than here, but heck everything is more pricey in EU so it makes sense.