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Paul Buff wrote:
Zeus accounts for 2% of our sales.
If you had an Einstein/Zeus system I think your sales would go up. There really is no compelling reason to buy Zeus instead of DynaLite, etc. The Einstein specs would be a real reason.
There are some circles that swear by power pack systems, ... Centralized systems may have advantages for some, but for most, monolights allow far more ease of placement and control ... They are simple different market segments.
I and many shooters I know use one pack per light About the only time I plug multiple lights into a pack is when I'm doing tabletop work. Or when lighting a white background, one pack on each side and two lights in each pack (BTW both lights on one stand).
To light a model on a white cyc I use three packs and a bounce. That's two Acute2 1200Rs and one D4 1200R (for the key), plus 5 flash heads and modifiers.
A Profoto Acute2 1200 sells for $1,468.00 at B&H, an Acute2 1200-R is $1,897.00. Could you make and sell a Einsetei/Zeus for the same or less and still make the profit you want in these smaller quantities?
I could make a profit, but would not recoup the engineering costs.