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ElinchromDigital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC)
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Good power output (12)
  • Attach securely (6)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (12)
  • Portraits (10)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Studio (6)
  • Low light (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Semi-professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing quality

I'll try to make this quick...I switched from a Dynalite pack and head system and while I had several people tell me that going back to monoblocs was a downgrade, I have...Read complete review

I'll try to make this quick...I switched from a Dynalite pack and head system and while I had several people tell me that going back to monoblocs was a downgrade, I have been convinced otherwise.

Dynalites in a small scale lack versatility. If you have the money for a pack for each head or say, three packs for four heads, they're amazing. However, as a semi-pro who only does this on the side, I do not.

I must say the skyports are awesome as well. I strongly recommend the USB control as you can control every head from your laptop. Insanely useful when you have one up on a boom. The wireless triggering is reliable and I've thus far had zero misfires out of a couple thousand frames.

So the good: Huge range. Very consistent output and color - Far better than any other monobloc I've ever used and consistent with the Profoto D1 series. Great reflector selection - I have the very wide umbrella reflectors and the 8.25" and while they're large, they are perfect with a grid.

The bad: the construction leaves a bit to be desired. I understand these have a metal chassis with a plastic shell, they still feel a little cheap (this is the place where these don't measure up to the Profoto line). The fan grille is split on the seam and I feel like by putting pressure on it it may crack. It would be just replacing the shell and it's not structural, but still...

All in all, the good far outweighs the bad. They pack well (4 heads, reflectors, cables, speedrings etc. in a Pelican 1650 case w/ dividers). They also don't weigh too much so sticking them up on a boom with a 5' octodome is not a problem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

1200/600 is a better combo

Very nice sudio strobes. Perfect white flash color temperatures. But I ended up returning this to upgrade for the Elinchrom 1200rx/600rx combo, which would be much more versatile. 1200rx is needed to...Read complete review

Very nice sudio strobes. Perfect white flash color temperatures. But I ended up returning this to upgrade for the Elinchrom 1200rx/600rx combo, which would be much more versatile. 1200rx is needed to overpower the sun outdoors, while the 600rx has a much shorter flash duration to freeze action. These will work great on location with the "Tronix Explorer XT SE" portable battery. I also considered the Elinchrom Rangers, but they costs much more, and could not be individually controlled f-stops for 2 lampheads. These are pro level, while the BXRi500's are not.

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5.0

wonderful monolight kit

By Goken

from Madison, AL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

amazing

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  • No

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2.0

Mediocre Experience

By Jon

from sudbury Canada

Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

Owned these for little under one year now. One strobe was defective out-of-the-box. I had not powered the units on until 1 month of purchase - I discovered the defect after the return warranty had expired and so I payed a hefty shipping fee to send it to Elinchrom repairs (a different country than mine)

The speed system is another ball of wax altogether. I wrote a lengthy review about the trigger set on their own page which I won't get into here. Elinchrom has a lot of work to tend to improve their build quality and reliability. And about build quality, another of my strobes are experiencing yet another electrical glitch which seriously affects usability. I'm faced to send it back yet again. I rarely use these strobes as most of my work is done remotely with another system. The fact that a strobe came defective and now another strobe is exhibiting another serious flaw having barely used these has me seriously questioning the quality behind Elinchrom. Either that or I've got terrible luck with nearly ALL of their hardware, not just this kit.
Two stars for light quality and consistency when it works.

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1.0

Update... Beware!!!

By George

from SC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Low Sync Speed

Best Uses

  • Portraits

Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

I made a mistake and kept the lights. As I used them more, I found that, contrary to what Elinchrom advertises, the Style RX lights are in NO WAY compatible with the 'Speed' function. This means that your flash sync is limited to a MAXIMUM of 1/200, with 1/160 being more the norm. Elinchrom doesn't come out and say this, but their 'Pro' lights have LESS functionality than their mid-range BxRi lights (which ARE Speed-capable and allow for 1/250 and max possible 1/320 sync). Contrary to the Elinchrom pamphlet, the RX USB transmitter and Skyport 3.0 software does NOT allow for the Speed function to be used with the Style RX lights. These strobes are portrait-ONLY...

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5.0

Excellent gear

By Fotog

from Arizona

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

    I have owned Elinchroms since 1997. They are all super reliable. They have never missed a pop. Latest purchase was two RX 600s and the remotes. Could not be happier. I take these outdoors driven by Mini-Lithium Battery packs. Excellent power source. I take hundreds of shots outdoors with the battery. No problem with battery draw even when the fans are working. (I agree with using the RX 1200 outdoors. I can live with the RX-600s with some planning and the right reflectors and Beauty Dishes. Using the remotes, I no longer have to waste time/effort lowering and raising lights to adjust. I can fine tune them at 1/10th stops until I get precisely what I want.

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    4.0

    Portable monolights

    By Paledrunkmonk

    from NYC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Uses 7mm umbrella shaft

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

    Great studio lighting for portraits and fashion but light enough to take on location.

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    • No

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    2.0

    I can't believe how much I paid for this

    By George

    from Columbia, SC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Nice adapter for modifier
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

    I ordered this kit because it looked well-made in the picture and Elinchrom has a good reputation. I Feel ripped off.

    1) The casing is cheap styrene plastic and is flimsy/fragile. Fit is slightly off.

    2) The skyports feel like cheap junk. Again, styrene plastic and poor fit/finish.

    3) BOTH flash units arrived with broken knobs -even the screws they attached the knobs with were plastic! How am I supposed to feel secure in tightening down an umbrella or angling the light when I have to be afraid of breaking the ratcheting knob?

    4) The handle on the back of the light flexes, and feels like it's about to break off.

    Other than that, the lights fire well. Paying a premium price should get me a premium product... not something poorly-made out of inferior materials. Elinchrom charges enough that they should be able to use a high-density plastic or glass-filled shell. No better made than PCB Einsteins... I expect I will be returning this kit and looking for a solid replacement.

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    4.0

    Flash with a Bang!

    By Litratista

    from Bako,Ca

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attach Securely

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

        Great studio strobe with a spot on color temp. Love the skyport! This is durable enough even if it is plastic.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Amazing Kit

        By Sike

        from Toms River, NJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 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 Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

          After reading, researching and evaluating between Alienbees and Elinchrom, I find that Eli (even though much expensive) is well worth the price. I need something to use indoor and outdoor without having to purchased different system and still be usable against full day sun. I also looked at quadras as it's great outdoor, this is more watts/buck and still be great indoor.

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          3.0

          1200/600 is a better combo

          By mg

          from huntington beach

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Color Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

            Very nice sudio strobes. Perfect white flash color temperatures. But I ended up returning this to upgrade for the Elinchrom 1200rx/600rx combo, which would be much more versatile. 1200rx is needed to overpower the sun outdoors, while the 600rx has a much shorter flash duration to freeze action. These will work great on location with the "Tronix Explorer XT SE" portable battery. I also considered the Elinchrom Rangers, but they costs much more, and could not be individually controlled f-stops for 2 lampheads. These are pro level, while the BXRi500's are not.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excllent products right out of the box!

            By MisterB

            from St.Marys PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Power
            • Attach Securely
            • Incredible recyle time
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

              Portraiture, with total control at the camera of power settings for each strobe. More than enough light for a group of 15-20. You can just keep shooting as the recycle time is so quick there is almost no delay.

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By KEM Photo

              from St Charles MO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Good Color Value
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Studio

              Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

              Pro Studio work, love ability to change power settings from the camera controller

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              • No

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              3.0

              Never again

              By TC

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Weak

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

                  [...] These units are plastic, and I'm not talking about some super strong space age compound either. They feel flimsy, cheap. Not what one would expect in a "professional" unit.So far they've popped every time, but then I haven't used them for very long. I was warned the Skyports are not very reliable when the battery starts to weaken so purchase a second or third battery as back up. You'll be glad you did. Another issue is the poorly designed method of attaching an umbrella. To slid the shaft of the umbrella in place you must loosen the same ratchet that tilts the head. AWKWARD! Besides that it doesn't work very well. Like so many, I wish I had spent a bit more money and bought Profoto. No doubt I will at some point, probably soon.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Would not purchase again

                  By fdp

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Color consistency

                  Cons

                  • Bad ergonomic design
                  • Bad hardware interface
                  • Bad software interface
                  • Flimsy
                  • No support from Elinchrom
                  • Wireless inconsistent

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

                    The first thing you need to know about Elinchrom is that the company offers no customer support. There is a place to register on their website and I've tried twice: they have my email address and this has been confirmed by they have not sent me a confirmation that would allow me to communicate with anyone in the company.

                    The second thing you need to know is that the Skyport triggers are unreliable.

                    The third thing you need to know is that the interface for the software that allows you to control the units (essential in a monolight where the heads are inaccessible on tall stands or booms) is an abomination.

                    These things work but I curse them every day and within hours of firing them up I began to regret not spending the money for Profoto units.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Fantastic

                    By ragphoto

                    from Louisville

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light

                      Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

                      These lights are great. Compact and easy to use, set up and the skyport works great. The only complaint I have is the size of hole for the umbrella... Its absurd that Elinchrom to do that.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By surreals Chen

                      from Taiwan

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

                      I used this itam in my studio.
                      It's creative,stable and very special price.
                      By the way, Good light to use~!!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Lights - Cheap Construction

                      By dustysandy

                      from Lodi, CA

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • I don't know how durable

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

                      I must say I agree with the first reviewer in that, the exterior build on these Elinchrom's, leave much to be desired. I purchased four of these. I also have four Photogenics, four White Lightnings, and four Alien Bees. Now Elinchroms emit a great light, and shot to shot they will be more consistent than any of the others, but I am talking about the EXTERIOR construction. The PL1250 Photogenics, are miles ahead in there outer construction, so to are the White Lightnings. In fact, the Alien Bees have a better more "solid" feel to them than the Elinchroms. Even the accessory fittings on two of them is NOT smooth. If I had been in the store, and could have handled them, I would have forked over the extra money for Bron. As mentioned above though, the light they emit is great and consistent, and in photography, THAT is what is important.

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                      5.0

                      Amazing quality

                      By Andrew Luke

                      from Southern California

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Plastic shell feels cheap

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

                      I'll try to make this quick...I switched from a Dynalite pack and head system and while I had several people tell me that going back to monoblocs was a downgrade, I have been convinced otherwise.

                      Dynalites in a small scale lack versatility. If you have the money for a pack for each head or say, three packs for four heads, they're amazing. However, as a semi-pro who only does this on the side, I do not.

                      I must say the skyports are awesome as well. I strongly recommend the USB control as you can control every head from your laptop. Insanely useful when you have one up on a boom. The wireless triggering is reliable and I've thus far had zero misfires out of a couple thousand frames.

                      So the good: Huge range. Very consistent output and color - Far better than any other monobloc I've ever used and consistent with the Profoto D1 series. Great reflector selection - I have the very wide umbrella reflectors and the 8.25" and while they're large, they are perfect with a grid.

                      The bad: the construction leaves a bit to be desired. I understand these have a metal chassis with a plastic shell, they still feel a little cheap (this is the place where these don't measure up to the Profoto line). The fan grille is split on the seam and I feel like by putting pressure on it it may crack. It would be just replacing the shell and it's not structural, but still...

                      All in all, the good far outweighs the bad. They pack well (4 heads, reflectors, cables, speedrings etc. in a Pelican 1650 case w/ dividers). They also don't weigh too much so sticking them up on a boom with a 5' octodome is not a problem.

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                      5.0

                      Great Lights!

                      By Rabin

                      from Wilton, NY

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

                        These are great lights, very solidly built. They are solid gray colored and I didn't find that they were cheaply made as some have written. They provide wonderful light exposure to exposure. I love the fact I can control the lights with the skyport system. I've been involved in photography for many years, primarily candids, and travel photography. I am a newbie when it comes to studio photography but, decided to buy better lights so I don' have to buy again. I learned this from Scott Kelby's Online Training. I am very happy with this set. I wish it came with the case though!!! I will eventually buy a third strobe when I become more proficient.

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                        4.0

                        Fantastic Kit

                        By mdjak

                        from new york

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

                          I owned Hensels in the past and they were fine lights. The Elinchroms are just that much better. Their build quality is high, the Skyport remote system works flawlessly and fit into their own dedicated sockets in the rear of the monolights. The newer RXi units have them built in however.

                          The fan runs loud, but keeps the units appropriately cool and you can just shoot and shoot. Extremely fast recycle times. I've used them to light up a dark wrestling gym and they worked perfectly.

                          The control pad is wel thought out.
                          The swivel and attachment point is strong and built to last.
                          One improvement they could make is something to lock the Skyport transmitter into the hotshoe. Also, the dip switches for changing frequencies is just so '90s. That really needs to be updated. It's all too easy to leave the unit on as there are no LEDs to indicate it is on, and the side slide switch can also be moved without meaning to.

                          The speedring attachment points sometimes make it difficult to completely attach all three points, but I'm new at it so I'm sure I'll get the hand of it.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Lights

                            By mdjak

                            from new york

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Skyports not reliable

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Sports

                            Comments about Elinchrom Digital Style Combo 600RX Two Monolight Kit with EL Skyport (120VAC):

                            I've owned Hensel monolights but find the Elinchrom better. Can't put my finger on why though. These lights are very well built and easy to use. The skyports on the other hand have proved to be less than reliable. Also not sure why. At times standing no more than two feet from the light it just won't fire time and again. I have it on the correct group. Had I realized that, I would have just relied on my Pocket Wizards.
                            Purchased a large Rotalux softbox. Beautiful quality product also.

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