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ElinchromMultifunction Cap for Ranger Quadra
 
3.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

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Pros

  • Attach securely (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

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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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