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ElinchromRanger RX 1100 W/S To-Go Kit
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Easy to setup (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (4)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    Excellent product!

    By Pixels98

    from Nouvelle-Calédonie

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Elinchrom Ranger RX 1100 W/S To-Go Kit:

      Really good material, light, good power, I'm really happy.
      I recommend it to all photographers who light in extèrieure is so important.

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      • No

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      5.0

      best bang for the price

      By Dustin

      from kansas city, missouri

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy Setup
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Elinchrom Ranger RX 1100 W/S To-Go Kit:

        I have used alien bees in the past and othe nikon sb900 speed lights but enough even power. This light system is freaking awesome, the color is among the best and right upto profoto. It is easy to set up. My only complaint is that you can not adjust a second head power seperatly from the other. You have to use filters.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Amazingly Perfect!

        By Boulonp

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy Setup
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Elinchrom Ranger RX 1100 W/S To-Go Kit:

          The speed time is awesome! And the light comes out so white and not yellowish like some other strobelights. I recommend this for anyone who is wanting a travel strobe. Amazing purchase!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Priced Just Right

          By BenM

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Inexpensive
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Recycle

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about Elinchrom Ranger RX 1100 W/S To-Go Kit:

          This is kit is awesome.

          First, this kit is priced the same as the Ranger RX pack alone. It comes with virtually everything you need, except radio transceivers (PocketWizards or Skyports). (You will need a separate cable to connect PocketWizards.)

          Second, for the power and the features all considered, this kit is extremely inexpensive.

          Third, since it is an Elinchrom product, you can use all the available Elinchrom modifiers and use a multitude of others with the correct speedring adapters.

          The quibbles:
          - Not very clear manual
          - The case is good until you find one you like better
          - Like all Elinchrom heads, the way you connect speedrings or reflectors is one of the worst systems out there. Profoto, Broncolor, etc. have better mounting systems, but you're going to pay for that ease of use.
          - Slow recycle at full or near-full power. But you would expect that of a battery powered pack.

          I haven't used it more than about 10 times so far, but the light quality has been excellent. I've even brought it into the studio to use in tandem with some monolights. I'm impressed with how well it can keep pace at lower (and moderate) power settings. I've shot a few hundred shots with it at third and half power. Still had a considerable amount of charge left.

          I've used it with the wide reflector to fill a large, dark warehouse. I've used it with a large Photoflex softbox to take family portraits in tight spaces. (With those two examples, it shows how you can crank up the power or power it down for a softer look in a small space.) I'm awaiting the 27" Elinchrom beauty dish to use in some outdoor fashion/advertising tests. I do suggest using a weighted C-stand, especially if using anything larger than a medium softbox. It might not be as expensive as a Profoto setup, but it's not Alien Bees. Keep it secure. You don't have to buy a sandbag if you use a C-stand because you can hang the strap of the pack on the tightening screw.

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          • No

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          5.0

          My second outfit **Outstanding**

          By seehunt

          from Peoria, IL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy Setup
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Elinchrom Ranger RX 1100 W/S To-Go Kit:

            Use for location & fashion work. Will use for high school basketball this fall. Consistent quality light!

              • Similar:
              • Elinchrom 600S monolights, Ranger RX pack & Frewelight S heads

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              5.0

              The absolute best in location lighting!

              By Boyer Photography

              from Oceanside, CA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Assemble
              • Excellent quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • On location
                • Studio
                • WEDDINGS

                Comments about Elinchrom Ranger RX 1100 W/S To-Go Kit:

                This kit by Elinchrom is absolutely fantastic. The heads are very lightweight, yet they have a very durable construction and do not feel flimsy in the slightest. The color temp produced by these heads are very consistent throughout the entire power range.

                This kit has proven itself to be the best on location setup for the price. It also doubles as a great studio background setup, especially when you add the second head to the kit.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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