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| p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · How many shot on an Einstein strobe is considered "high mileage"? |
I'd ask for a significant discount anyway, it's a system that's already been around for a while and which has already been succeeded by e.g. the technically more 'advanced' Buff Digibees
MSRP for new 'older type' Einstein strobes varies around the $450, and for that kind of money you IMO can find just a capable alternatives
That said, I think buying an 'older' type flash unit, with e.g. less 'digital' gizmo's cheap really isn't that foolish.
I eg still have a couple of 30+ year old Hensel 500 monoblocs lying around, just simple switches and no digital displays for the different power settings for flash and modelling lights, and apart from the 'slow' recycle times (1,5 second for 1/4 power, 2,5 for full power) I have no complaints
Considering the age of the Hensels I got a few Bowens Gemini 500 strobes two years ago, and sure, they're faster, and designwise slicker with nice dials and LED power indicators, but the old 'beasts' still work fine and basically cost me nothing any longer ( written of economically long time ago) vs the dual Gemini 500 set at (two years ago) Eur 980.
As I intend to start using a larger softbox and (6 feet) umbrella some time in future (and still have a reasonably fast recycle time) I recently got a 1000Ws Bowens Esprit strobe.
At half power just as fast as the Gemini 500's at a 1.3 (out of 5.0) setting but only cost me Eur 150 2nd hand vs a single new Gemini 500R at Eur 499