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Archive 2010 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


I haven't seen this anywhere else, so I apologize if someone else posted this.

It appears there are redesigned heads for the ranger, and the flash tube can be zoomed in an out (presumably to mimic the advantages of the profoto zooming reflector/mount).

The only place I can find ANY news about new elinchrom stuff seems to be on Frank Doorhof's page, so I'll link to that. Check the video at the bottom, you can see the new head/feature at :22.

Also, full videos of (and samples taken with) the deep octa w/ gridset. I wonder what degree that grid is.

http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/?p=370

The black ranger head tells me that the ranger pack is getting a refresh...whether it's purely cosmetic is what has me beggin for more info.

now I'm dying to see what else has been released/announced!



Sep 21, 2010 at 09:39 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Looks very cool. The RX needs a refresh IMO, but sadly they already missed the chance to do more with their wireless control system. I'm sick of clicking and hoping my clicks are actually changing the power. Usually isn't good enough during a fast shoot. It's a real PITA.


Sep 21, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Very nice, it also has the same LED as in the Quadra heads.
Strange there is no info on their site yet.



Sep 22, 2010 at 12:41 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Oh, great news. I guess I'll be having a close look at them some time this week. :-)

Tobi



Sep 22, 2010 at 02:41 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Looks awesome. Hopefully they update the pack to LIon as well.


Sep 22, 2010 at 05:05 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Frank Doorhof has a video which is a teaser to the Elinchrom Ipad app. Nothing is shown, but i've already yelled at him to get video again! lol


Sep 22, 2010 at 04:40 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


shoebox9 wrote:
Looks very cool. The RX needs a refresh IMO, but sadly they already missed the chance to do more with their wireless control system. I'm sick of clicking and hoping my clicks are actually changing the power. Usually isn't good enough during a fast shoot. It's a real PITA.

You *do* know taht teh Pocketwizards FlexTT5, an AC3 and a PowerST4 can fix that?
I feel your pain man that's why I did indeed go this route with mine. PLUS I get to use my Canon Speed lights for fill, rim and hair lighting.



Sep 22, 2010 at 04:56 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


I've heard from someone who should know that the new ranger packs will also no longer have the external Skyport connection, it will be all internal going forward.


Sep 22, 2010 at 05:38 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Those look pretty cool. I am right to think that it doesn't matter whether you move the reflector or the flash tube, the zoom effect is the same?

Edited on Sep 22, 2010 at 06:29 PM · View previous versions



Sep 22, 2010 at 06:17 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Page 2-3 of this test (Bron Scoro vs Profoto 8A) shows the different 'zoom' effects of the systems used by Bron (moving tube) vs Profoto (moving reflector). How the new Eli head relates to either won't really know I guess until we see it...

http://www.h2hreviews.com/article/Lighting-H2H-Profoto-Pro-8a-2400-Air-vs-Broncolor-Scoro-A4S.html



Sep 22, 2010 at 06:23 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


E-Vener wrote:
I've heard from someone who should know that the new ranger packs will also no longer have the external Skyport connection, it will be all internal going forward.


So no more compatibility with PW's PowerST4...?

Also, no way to update the wireless controler when they one day listen to photographers and use tanscevers instead of receives, so we can see the power level/s from our trigger.

Sorry if I seem grumpy about this. The new zoomable heads and presumed RX Litho battery are awesome features. It's just a pity about the poor remote control.



Sep 22, 2010 at 06:48 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Update-

I just noticed mention of an upcoming iPhone App for controling power on the Elinchrom site.

Nice idea- a picture of the controls displayed on your iPhone, and you press whatever you like. However, until they actually use TRANSCEVERS at the other end, we can't see if what we're pressing is actually doing anything. It's still just press and hope...

Combine with with the less than legendary signal performance of the iPhone, broadcasting on a frequency the antenna was not optimised for, and the hit-and-hope stuff would just continue. (Presuming the phone is being used directly, and not via a seperate, plugged in transmitter.)



Sep 22, 2010 at 06:54 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Quotes from Frank Doorhof-

"Cathpah,
No new Ranger packs yet.
But I think itís a matter of time when they will release something with skyports build in and options like the Quadra. But I really donít know a time schedule. When itís not released on Photokina it will probably not be soon."

"Elinchrom are always working on something, but for the MOMENT I did not hear a lot about new RangersÖ. but that doesnít mean they wonít be released within a year or so. But it could very well take longer.
I really donít know."



Sep 22, 2010 at 07:16 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Don't the higher-end flashes have transceivers already? After all, the number of exposures a particular Flash made can be seen on the PC screen, so there has to be some kind of communication in both ways.

Tobi



Sep 23, 2010 at 01:34 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


There is also an new ECO ringflash for the RQ (Photo bij The Flashcentre)
EDIT: suggested price about 300 pounds

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/5016707671_a6493d5875.jpg

Picture of the new Ranger Zoom.(Photo bij The Flashcentre)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/5017313694_d0fb5f024d_z.jpg

A new RQ octa. (Photo bij The Flashcentre)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/5016707573_b5ebe52f8e_z.jpg

Here is a link to a short video by Frank Doorhof with a demo of the iOS app for Elinchrom and a brief mention of a Gossen lightmeter with integrated RX control.

Link



Sep 23, 2010 at 03:38 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Damn that ringflash is pretty cheap.


Sep 23, 2010 at 06:54 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


mumbles76 wrote:
Damn that ringflash is pretty cheap.


Exactly what I was thinking...



Sep 23, 2010 at 03:43 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


Holy cow! That's a lot of new stuff. Too bad the quadra porta mount is a dog - rotalux is much better.


Sep 23, 2010 at 04:00 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


miccullen wrote:
Exactly what I was thinking...


Here comes the "Eco Elinchrom or ABR800" threads.

And they'll completely ignore the 1k$ quadra entry fee.



Sep 23, 2010 at 05:16 PM
Gregg Heckler
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · New Elinchrom Ranger heads have zooming bulb! (and other eli news)


So what, maybe there are people happy to pay for the quality.


Sep 23, 2010 at 05:24 PM
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