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ElinchromStyle BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC)
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (28)
  • Durable (23)
  • Good color value (18)
  • Attaches securely (13)
  • Attach securely (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (27)
    • General purpose (20)
    • Portraits (16)
    • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Outdoors (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (19), Pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simply Wonderful!

    I am a new professional photographer - meaning I just opened my first studio, and this is my first set of studio strobes. I literally glanced at the quick reference card after mounting the...Read complete review

    I am a new professional photographer - meaning I just opened my first studio, and this is my first set of studio strobes. I literally glanced at the quick reference card after mounting the strobes on my light stands. I began shooting my first photos within minutes, and after only a few minor adjustments began getting incredible images.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    BEWARE

    These units are not compatible with Elinchrom's USB transceiver. This means that you cannot use this device and Elinchrom's software to determine or change the current strobes status. Only the RX units can...Read complete review

    These units are not compatible with Elinchrom's USB transceiver. This means that you cannot use this device and Elinchrom's software to determine or change the current strobes status. Only the RX units can transmit. As one who finds it very difficult climbing ladders or getting down to floor mounted units, the lack of this capability is a real bummer. The use of Elinchrom's silly user interface on their transmitter is no substitute.Further, the user interface of the strobe via the buttons is exceptionally poor: highly model with timeouts; layered modes; buttons are hard to push reliably when one is also holding the unit. Lastly, the Elinchrom mounting ring are very difficult to mount and unmount on the front of the unit (I haven't tried lubricant yet).

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    5.0

    Great

    By Lac

    from Lowell IN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits
      • Too Soon To Tell

      Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

      Nice and easy on first try! Well worth price!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Charles

      from Nashville Tennessee

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

        1. Semi-Pro use
        2. The light works well.
        3. The design of the light is will ahead of others.
        4. Recommend this product to others.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great light

        By Bob

        from BC Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

          Very easy to operate, great control from speed port trigger, and love the variable modeling lamp!

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          • No

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          5.0

          i would buy this product again

          By azabache

          from mexico city, mexico

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long lasting
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

            Bx500 is an extraordinariy item. I find it very handy to use as all of the Elinchrom items.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Very easy to use !

            By Kurt

            from Montreal,CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

              Bought these to use with Elinchrom soft boxes and they're fabulous. Only thing I noticed was that the back control plate panel easily unglued in a cold garage shoot I was doing - Like literally popped off until the light head warmed up and I could stick it back on. Felt that this was a design flaw. They would've been better opting for glue with more of a temperature range and perhaps a control panel cover plate that also snaps into place. These might not be the better choice for people whom live in a colder climate and plan to use these on location where temperatures drop to below 15 degrees centigrade. These are light weight and transport quite easily. Three of these combined with an Octa, Recta box and a beauty dish should cover all the bases. With the right carry bags you really won't need an assistant.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Versatile, Compact, Powerfull

              By Avi

              from Los Gatos, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                Got turned on to these through Kelby's workshops. This light delivers. Highly recommended.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love It

                By Reflections Inc

                from MD

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                  Great Product!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Relly nice

                  By Dave

                  from Salt Lake City, UT

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                    I love these lights. They're so versatile and have many super features. When linked the Elinchrom skyport transmitter it makes for a fantastic setup. I love being able to change the flash level and which flash heads fore by remote.

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                    5.0

                    A Must Have.

                    By DG

                    from Orlando, FL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                      I use this in studio and on location shooting. Modeling light is great. Easy to use.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great quality light

                      By Nelson

                      from Killeen, Tx

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                        This light will not disappoint. Im a photography student who recently upgraded my strobes. Could not be any more content. Despite the fact that I received a bad unit, B&H demonstrated great hassle free customer service and exchanged the product immediately.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again

                        By Jefry

                        from Las Vegas

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Beautiful Light
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to set up
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Good price value
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                        I use this product for Fashion shoots, Head Shots, On Location shots, Shoot stills, Shoot family Portraits, Hair Shoots,

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Elinchrom has produced a great Light

                        By Jefry

                        from Las Vegas

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Does the job
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to set up
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Good price value
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                        I use this product shooting Portraits and food for clients
                        This Product is great so far

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        BEWARE

                        By 2much2carry

                        from Monterey, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • Modifier mount
                        • Poor user interface
                        • Timeout of selected modes

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                        These units are not compatible with Elinchrom's USB transceiver. This means that you cannot use this device and Elinchrom's software to determine or change the current strobes status. Only the RX units can transmit. As one who finds it very difficult climbing ladders or getting down to floor mounted units, the lack of this capability is a real bummer. The use of Elinchrom's silly user interface on their transmitter is no substitute.Further, the user interface of the strobe via the buttons is exceptionally poor: highly model with timeouts; layered modes; buttons are hard to push reliably when one is also holding the unit. Lastly, the Elinchrom mounting ring are very difficult to mount and unmount on the front of the unit (I haven't tried lubricant yet).

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By Tim S.

                        from Irvington, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Fast Recycle
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                          I use this to shoot all of my headshots and product shots. Great light output and recycle time.

                          Would recommend,

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Love the flash hate the packaging

                          By Photocop

                          from New Braunfels, Texas

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy
                          • Poor packaging

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                          After one studio shoot I can say I think these will be my go-to flash units. Sadly when I received one of the two flash units, I found one of them was damaged as the tilt head lever was sheared off at the base of the lever. The modeling bulb was also damaged. I believe the damage was caused by poor packaging for shipment. Sadly, I did not check each item in the shipment within two days so I am saddled with the repairs. The other unit worked great so i give the performance a 5 star rating, but the packaging and durability a 2 star - leaving an overall of 3 stars.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Light

                          By Shriyan

                          from FL

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                            Very good light, constant color temp.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Just what I was looking for!

                            By Ranski

                            from Shawnee, KS

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                              I was looking to take the next step with my lighting and these lights fit the bill, while not inexpensive, they are a great value for the quality you get. Probably the most valuable feature for me is the integrated wireless triggers as I very rarely have an assistant on shoots. I can now adjust power setting without leaving my shooting position.

                              The controls on the rear of the light are well organized as is the menu structure.

                              I would recommend this product.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great product and set up is easy.

                              By Victor987

                              from San Francisco

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                                  Took Scott Kelby's suggestion and purchased 3 of these strobes along with the Skyport transmitter and couldn't be happier. Basically everything works right out of the box, just attach the transmitter to your camera hot shoe, turn it to "on", do the same with the strobes after attaching them to stands and hit the shutter on your camera and you will have your first strobe fired picture. I attended Scott Kelby's "Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it" presentation which is touring the USA and purchased the same equipment Scott used on stage. Make all your lighting adjustments right from the transmitter without moving an inch. Great product. Great service from B&H.

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                                  • No

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                                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Simply Wonderful!

                                  By Steve

                                  from Lake Charles, LA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                                        I am a new professional photographer - meaning I just opened my first studio, and this is my first set of studio strobes. I literally glanced at the quick reference card after mounting the strobes on my light stands. I began shooting my first photos within minutes, and after only a few minor adjustments began getting incredible images.

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Exactly what I was looking for

                                        By Mike O.

                                        from Lewistown, IL

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Color Value
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors

                                          Comments about Elinchrom Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight (90-260VAC):

                                          I am fairly new to photography and when I was looking to build a studio, I was looking to do it on the cheap (inexpensive) but what I got was cheap (quality of light). Then I stumbled across these bad boys (thanks Scott Kelby!) and needless to say it is like Field of Dreams in my studio! The quality of my studio pictures have increased so much that more and more people are hiring me! (If you build it, they will come).

                                          Being able to control my strobes wirelessly from my camera is a huge pro and the amount of great attachments (softboxes, grids, etc.) makes the possibilities endless.

                                          Don't hesitate to pick these up...they are more than worth it!

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