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ElinchromDigital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC)
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Long-lasting (10)
  • Good color value (8)
  • Attach securely (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (11)
  • General purpose (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Low light (5)
  • Outdoors (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Strobes

Bought these for lighting arenas, and found they are great for general portraits too. I have found the units very strong and durable. Polycarbonate shell very durable. Short flash duration makes them ideal...Read complete review

Bought these for lighting arenas, and found they are great for general portraits too. I have found the units very strong and durable. Polycarbonate shell very durable. Short flash duration makes them ideal for sports, 6 stop range makes them flexible enough for everything else.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Look before you buy

I just bought a set of 600RX mono's and I do think they are kinda cheaply made. They look like they were make in the 70's. I definitely think Elinchrom needs a product...Read complete review

I just bought a set of 600RX mono's and I do think they are kinda cheaply made. They look like they were make in the 70's. I definitely think Elinchrom needs a product design update, really. The Rotalux softboxes are one of the cheapest softboxes I have ever seen. The material is so thin I wonder if it will last on location shoots. Thank god for the 2 year warranty. I do like the concept of a foldable softbox that does not need to be taken apart like a profoto. Even though I like the concept it still takes a while to break down and set up. You have to give Elinchrom credit for giving you so much with a Rotolux softbox though. A nice carry bag, speedring and all the usual, as most other companies charge for the speedring and nice bag a la carte. They need to put more effort in to better quality materials.

The light quality is really good though, smooth and consistent. I love the 1/10th stop control and the skyport power controls. Lots of features but quality needs to be a little better as far as materials go. I hope they work on the really outdated look in the future. I am sure people get turned off by the 70's look they have. People like a nice look, good looks help sales. All in all Elinchrom seems to have quality light from their products, but a bit like some other companies out there they go cheap on the materials and looks. I know when I look for a product I look for durability and quality. They have one and not the other. Profoto has both but their prices are outrageous and do nothing but rise continually. So C'mon Elinchrom your almost there.

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5.0

Terrific!

By Fotog AZ

from USA, AZ

Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

I always buy from B&H. Great advice and creative solutions from their sales staff when you call in. I've owned Elinchrom since 1995. All have worked perfectly. Zero failures. So reliable.

Ordered 2 600 RX units. Perform flawlessly. I use with the Elinchrom wireless remotes to control from camera. Outdoors with no AC, I use a third party battery pack. Hundreds of full power shots.

Highly recommended.

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5.0

So far, So good

By Priscilla

from New York

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

Bought this for in-studio fashion shoots. Has a lot of power!! I almost bought the 1200watt, this is plenty for now.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Amazing Lights

By MSP

from Toronto, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attach Securely
  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Long-Lasting
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Outdoors
    • Special Events

    Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

    Great for everything. I use them for fashion, beauty and in studio. I just love them!!! And an amazing price!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Best mono strob

    By seenik

    from Corpus Christi,TX USA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Special Events

      Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

      Best for wedding, light wt,good quality,
      fast recycle time. Works great with Power ST4 from Pocketwizard.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Always get the best if you can!

      By Braniffman

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors

        Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

        I use these babies for fashion shots, portraits and product, very powerful lights and well built, they have a cooling fan also!

        Great locking system to mount softboxes on them.
        Recycling time is great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By ilmdb

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light

          Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

          This was my first professional lighting piece I bought and it was worth every penny. Works great, recycles quick, and the battery lasts a long time too!

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth every penny; don't over think it!

          By adguy31

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Special Events

            Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

            These are great lights. I decided to upgrade from my Photogenic 1250DR Powerlights and I am ecstatic I spent the money to upgrade. These lights are fantastic, even in distribution and easy to use. My biggest complaint about the Photogenic lights is that the strobes were not always the same color temperature and consistent. NOT SO with the Elinchroms. These things are even and consistent and I will never buy anything but these lights.

            FYI - I have had these for about 6 months before writing this review so I could really put them through the rigors of everyday shooting. No FAIL here.

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            4.0

            Love Elinchrom

            By myKnight

            from AL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

              Elinchrom spells quality. Great Product - requires AC and has a cooling fan which is not loud; however, having the Elinchrom Ranger RX system (Battery Operated) which does not have a fan - added some noise I was not use to. The added noise is a little higher than background noise - not loud for studio work - or back of Church.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Elinchrom 600 RXs shooting D I Hockey

              By Arctic Paul

              from Alaska

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Special Events

                Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

                I purchased 4 Elinchrom 600 RXs to complement the 3 I already had. I mounted the Elinchroms about 50+ ft above the ice sheet. I placed 4 on the shooting side and 3 on the fill in side. Dialed up 4.6 on the lights at 640 ISO shooting with Canon 1D MK III. Great shots. Excellent recycle time though my finger was too quick a few times. Images are clean, saturated very easy to process. I've used the intial 3 and 4 others I manage thousands of times, sometimes 3,800 flashes thursday evening through Friday for basketball tournament

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I LOVE IT!!!!

                By David

                from Newburgh, IN

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

                These are a great product. The only brand I will buy.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Get beautiful pictures...

                By Angkor Pro Studio

                from Stockton, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Couldn't find any yet

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Special Events

                Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

                East instruction; only took me about half an hour to fully understood and got started; it is well made and beautiful equipment; I found it easy to connect to my Nikon D300 camera; I did not need to read any instruction this one; work smoothly and expectedly; highly recommended...

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                4.0

                Works great

                By knp

                from Bozeman, MT

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

                  I use these on location and in my studio, work really well. I like the digital up or down power readout. Very powerful.

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                  (6 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Look before you buy

                  By John

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good light quality

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Really outdated look

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

                    I just bought a set of 600RX mono's and I do think they are kinda cheaply made. They look like they were make in the 70's. I definitely think Elinchrom needs a product design update, really. The Rotalux softboxes are one of the cheapest softboxes I have ever seen. The material is so thin I wonder if it will last on location shoots. Thank god for the 2 year warranty. I do like the concept of a foldable softbox that does not need to be taken apart like a profoto. Even though I like the concept it still takes a while to break down and set up. You have to give Elinchrom credit for giving you so much with a Rotolux softbox though. A nice carry bag, speedring and all the usual, as most other companies charge for the speedring and nice bag a la carte. They need to put more effort in to better quality materials.

                    The light quality is really good though, smooth and consistent. I love the 1/10th stop control and the skyport power controls. Lots of features but quality needs to be a little better as far as materials go. I hope they work on the really outdated look in the future. I am sure people get turned off by the 70's look they have. People like a nice look, good looks help sales. All in all Elinchrom seems to have quality light from their products, but a bit like some other companies out there they go cheap on the materials and looks. I know when I look for a product I look for durability and quality. They have one and not the other. Profoto has both but their prices are outrageous and do nothing but rise continually. So C'mon Elinchrom your almost there.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Top notch lighting

                    By Pete

                    from NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistant
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Location
                      • Special Events
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

                      This is very good lighting. solid construction easy to use. The defuesers and accessories are very easy to work with. The light is very consistant exposure to exposure. I have 3 now not a single issue.

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                      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Monolight

                      By Fotogen

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Faster Recycle time
                      • Shorter Flash Duration

                      Cons

                      • Can not remote control it

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

                      I have been shooting with Elinchrom lights for a few years now. I recently purchased the 600 Rx for its higher W/s (than the 400 BX) as well as its low flash duration (For children photography, shorter flash duration certainly helps since they move so much). I am very happy with this light so far. It is very consistent in color temperature and flash power. In my opinion, dollar by dollar, Elinchrom mono lights are better than Profoto.

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                      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Strobes

                      By Big D

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful
                      • Short Flash Duration

                      Cons

                      • Pricey Reflectors

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time
                      • Outdoors
                      • Special Events
                      • Sports

                      Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

                      Bought these for lighting arenas, and found they are great for general portraits too. I have found the units very strong and durable. Polycarbonate shell very durable. Short flash duration makes them ideal for sports, 6 stop range makes them flexible enough for everything else.

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Fine Units

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

                      The quality of light is impressive units, and the flash duration is surpassed by none. For sports arena lighting, these units can't be beat. Love Elinchrom wide array of reflector options.

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                      (9 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Cheaply made

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style 600RX 600 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

                      These units have a flimsy plastic housing that cracks easily. I've had a handle break off of one unit just by picking it up! Another cracked in half after falling off a table and landing on thick carpet. Elinchrom equipment is the most undependable flash equipment I have ever owned. I've had 5 Elin. Mono lights and one 2 head pack set-up, and all have given me problems. Photogenic, (I can hardly believe this myself) is a better system. My south Florida had 11 Photogenic monolights, 4 buffs and the above elinchroms. the Elinchroms were 95% of all the problems.

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