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ElinchromMultifunction Cap for Ranger Quadra
 
3.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

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  • Attach securely (5)
  • Durable (4)

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      3.0

      A necessity? Not really.

      By L.A. Sports / Wedding Shooter

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Too much light spill

      Best Uses

      • Protecting the bulb

      Comments about Elinchrom Multifunction Cap for Ranger Quadra:

      I agree that these caps should have been included in the kit because the bare bulb alone is not immune to breaking (I hesitate sometimes to place the head on the ground even with the reflector), because it looks so fragile. The cap is a great idea because I no longer have that anxiety about accidently dropping the head and having the bulb crack. It is advertised as a multifunction cap, claiming that it can diffuse the light, but I did not find that the diffusion is all that great. I get better results with the softbox (obviously), but I had hopes that the cap would somehow make my softbox obsolete on shoots that required a bit more discretion. Not so much. The diffusion doesn't look much different than the bare bulb and reflector - in fact, you get far more light spillage out behind the reflector. I might liken it to the effect of a profoto globe, or a giant omni bounce. Other than that, it is worth it to spend just for the protection of the bulb.

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      1.0

      Should have been included with purchase

      By Gabe

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Should have been included

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elinchrom Multifunction Cap for Ranger Quadra:

        This is another item I think that Elinchrom should have included with their heads which is why I give it only one star.

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        3.0

        Only half finished product

        By Ryuji (Beaupix Studio)

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Elinchrom Multifunction Cap for Ranger Quadra:

          This product attaches to the standard reflector, protects the flash tube during transport, and somewhat diffuses the light, but it has some faults.1. You can't use this to use gel filter with umbrella with 7mm shaft. This cap blocks the access to the umbrella hole on the head, so you'll have to use a separate umbrella bracket, if you like to use this. Why not just tape a bigger piece of gel filter around the head?2. Even if you don't use an umbrella, this cap is really hard to insert gel filter properly, and you'll end up having to use tapes anyway.So, if you determine that the price is worth paying just for the protection and possibly diffuser, that's okay. But I wouldn't have high hope beyond that.

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          4.0

          Better Protection during transporting

          By Larry

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Elinchrom Multifunction Cap for Ranger Quadra:

            Although the cap does diffuse the light somewhat, I usually use a softbox or an umbrella to soften the light. I do find that the caps protect the bulb much better while transporting the lights. Good addition to a good system

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            4.0

            Easy and Cheap.

            By Big Red Dog

            from Aspen, CO

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Elinchrom Multifunction Cap for Ranger Quadra:

              Easy to use and very inexpensive.

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