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Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A - 2400 Watt/Second Fast Duration Flash Head

B&H # ELEL20101 Mfr # EL 20101
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The Elinchrom FreeLite A Flash Head is dedicated to the new Elinchrom Ranger battery-powered pack. It is an ideal choice for anyone requiring the shortest possible flash duration. It features Elinchrom's unique short flash duration flashtube, capable of 2400 w/s output and designed to withstand the heating stresses associated with rapid full power shooting.

The Free Lite A features a 16', low resistance power cable, modeling light switch and safety fuse.

Elinchrom's extensive line of reflectors, softboxes, accessories are compatible, and available separately. This is a flash head only. It requires an Elinchrom Ranger Power Pack.

Compact Design
Compact and lightweight, fitting into standard existing Elinchrom cases.
Changeable Reflector
Elinchrom standard bayonet, plus additional security breech lock. Accepts all Elinchrom/Prolinca accessories since 1974.
Modeling Lamp Switch
Features a switch to turn the modeling light on or off.
Asymmetric Distribution
Even though the Ranger Power Supply has symmetrical distribution only, the photographer is able to achieve a 2:1 ratio between the "A" and "S" series of heads. This works because the "A" heads have a duration up to 1/3250 second while the "S" heads have a duraton up to 1/1600 second. The "A" head is twice as fast, and draws twice the energy of the "S" head creating a 2:1 ratio.
Umbrella Socket
Centralized umbrella socket for optimized and even light distribution.
Maximum Watt/Seconds 2400
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Changeable Reflector Yes
Circuit Protection Fuse
Cable Length 16.4' (5 m)
Modeling Light Wattage 100W/12V (23045)
Modeling Light On/Off Switch Yes
Protective Glass Dome No
Fan Cooled No
Dimensions 9.4 x 5.3" (23.9 x 13.5 cm)
Weight 4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)
Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A - 2400 Watt/Second Fast Duration Flash Head
  • 3000w/s Flashtube
  • 100W/12V Modeling Lamp for Free Lite Heads
  • Two Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Reflector not included

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    ElinchromRanger Free Lite A Flash Head
     
    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent (7)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Easy to set up (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Strobe lighting (6)
      • Photography (5)
      • Portraits (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Head Happy

      I have the Quadra RX kit, and though the lights are nice n light weight, they're not built to hold the larger 190 cm light bank or other large light modifiers. But, this...Read complete review

      I have the Quadra RX kit, and though the lights are nice n light weight, they're not built to hold the larger 190 cm light bank or other large light modifiers. But, this head is sturdy enough to do so. I'm now using it with the Quadra and I feel much more at ease, more confident that the shoot will go well with no equipment failures. Works great! With the quadra, you'll need to purchase a cable adapter. Reliable is the key....

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great light, weak tilt mount

      I bought this head off of a friend who mostly used the head with just the reflector and/or beauty dishes.. When it was time for me to use my 5 foot octa,...Read complete review

      I bought this head off of a friend who mostly used the head with just the reflector and/or beauty dishes.. When it was time for me to use my 5 foot octa, the tilt bracket would just continually slip so the octa was pointed downwards.. I tightened the bracket so tight that that the knobby on the other side of the tilt handle popped off. Also, ditto on this thing holding my 6 foot parabolic umbrella. it's got the same problem and that metal umbrella mount seems like its going to snap. If you're only using small mods this head is great, I figured an $ head would do the job, but I was wrong.. I'm now selling the kit, biting the bullet and going with Profoto as I've never had a problem with a 5 foot octa on those heads..

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      2.0

      Weak

      By Rob H.

      from San Diego

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Consistent Light

      Cons

      • Short Lifespan
      • Weak Build

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head:

        I can't complain about the performance of the light itself. However, the build quality is junk. Really disappointed in the strength of this thing. Produces great light, but it's not even strong enough to hold any decent size modifiers. It's constantly slipping, causing the light to point downward. And when you try to tighten it, you feel like it's going to break. I bought speed rings for my Chimera/Westcott octas/softboxes and the tightening arm doesn't even fit around it. I am constantly have to move the speedring and force the arm past it. Only a matter of time until it breaks. For $xxx this is a real disappointment.

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        3.0

        Great light, weak tilt mount

        By Aaron Aubrey

        from Vancouver, Canada

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak Tilt Bracket

        Best Uses

          Comments about Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head:

          I bought this head off of a friend who mostly used the head with just the reflector and/or beauty dishes.. When it was time for me to use my 5 foot octa, the tilt bracket would just continually slip so the octa was pointed downwards.. I tightened the bracket so tight that that the knobby on the other side of the tilt handle popped off. Also, ditto on this thing holding my 6 foot parabolic umbrella. it's got the same problem and that metal umbrella mount seems like its going to snap. If you're only using small mods this head is great, I figured an $ head would do the job, but I was wrong.. I'm now selling the kit, biting the bullet and going with Profoto as I've never had a problem with a 5 foot octa on those heads..

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Head Happy

          By Thaddeus

          from NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Action portraits
          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head:

          I have the Quadra RX kit, and though the lights are nice n light weight, they're not built to hold the larger 190 cm light bank or other large light modifiers. But, this head is sturdy enough to do so. I'm now using it with the Quadra and I feel much more at ease, more confident that the shoot will go well with no equipment failures. Works great! With the quadra, you'll need to purchase a cable adapter. Reliable is the key....

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very durable, reliable, fast

          By Ashley

          from Whistler, BC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Expensive parts
          • Heavy bulky

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head:

            I use this product outdoors, mostly snowie conditions and it works all the time. DOn't smash the bulb and it will work forever.

            The only part i find not so great it the plastic swivel on the side to adjst the tilt. That always breaks on me. And it's a little heavy.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A must have

            By Nasim Mansurov

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head:

              If you bought the Ranger RX kit, this flash head is a must-have to work as the second light. I would also buy the Elinchrom extension cord, because the cable on the flash head is not very long.

              Love this unit though, it has lots of power and a very reliable output.

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              5.0

              Light weight and Tough!

              By Chaz

              from Honolulu, Hawaii

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting
                • Weddings

                Comments about Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head:

                Awesome light! I use this head on location! I also use it in bright sun and shaded areas... it is nice to take the same set into the studio as well! I'm very impressed with this light. I am just waiting until i have to replace a bulb!

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                5.0

                Great Light

                By Joe B.

                from laurel, MS

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy Setup
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Location
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head:

                  Beautiful light. I've used it in the studio as well as on location in bright sun and shade. I'm very impressed with this light. Got to have another one!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great head - short cable

                  By Stefano

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Cable length

                  Best Uses

                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head:

                  The cable measures out to roughly 11 ft 8 in vs the represented length. This can be problematic depending on spread between two heads and use of stands. Extension cable is over $200. Keep this in mind.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent light

                  By rlafoto

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy Setup
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head:

                    Light weight, high quality

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I'd buy this again

                    By Meg

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Easy To Assemble

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head:

                        I use this product on location and in the studio as a professional photographer. The quality of light this flash head provides is beautiful. The flash head is light and easy to use. The only thing I don't like about the flash head is how exposed the light bulb is. I wish it was more protected. But if you're just a little bit more careful, this makes a great flash head!

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                        • Business

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