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ElinchromBRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Good color value (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Attaches securely (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (11)
    • Portraits (10)
    • General purpose (8)
    • Low light (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (4), Photography student (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    By JR

    from Sneedville, TN

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light

      Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

      Thia light set has many different combinations, and it is at a great price. Love the Rotalux design.

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      5.0

      Great Lights Easy To Use

      By 6 String Dean

      from East Wenatchee WA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

        The Skyport wireless trigger is great! So easy to use, lights are great quality and everything works great and easy to set up. The only thing I might add is that the modeling lights need to be screwed in tight if they don't work right away.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Slimplicity = Excellence...

        By MR MSTR

        from Lorton, Virginia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

          Set-up is easy. You don't need to read the manual if you have used studio strobes before, but I recommend reading them anyway. The lights are well made and easy to adjust. The fact that this system comes with the EL Skyport built into the lights and a transmitter makes shooting so easy with the only wires being the power cords.
          The Manfroto light stands are heavy enough and strong enough to stand without vibration. However if you will be using them outdoors, get sandbags to keep them stable. And pay the price for good batteries or they will be slow to recycle. If you are working in a small studio the 500's will give you plenty of power. Mine is twenty by twenty feet and my latest model shoot with these lights was outstanding. Also I was able to use high speed sync up to 1/250 sec. without the shutter lagging into the image with my Nikon system. White balance varies slightly based on the room you are working in and the added lighting present. But when working in a dark room with just the modeling lights at play, the WB is spot on.

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          4.0

          Good lights at the price

          By lhodaniel

          from Birmingham, AL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

            I bought this as part of the Kelbly kit when it was 20% off, mainly because of the plethora of modifiers. The most important plus for me is that it is part of the Elinchrom system that I can grow with. The Skyport system works great. The downsides of the BRX's is the Novatron-style modeling lights. They aren't bright enough to be of great use in modifiers. The included Manfrotto stands are not super rigid, but I plan to add C-stands anyway. The softboxes don't take grids and are single diffusion. I bought beauty dish deflectors to help with that. They use the standard rod assembly, which can be a pain to set up and take down. Overall, though, I am happy.

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            5.0

            Excelent

            By Mingui

            from Bronx, NY

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

              This kit is awesome, no way you can get better photo quality with ordinary lights.

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              5.0

              Exactly as described

              By Big Mike

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                Solid build quality and portability. The included cases make this set perfect for on-site setups.

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                4.0

                Excelente equipo

                By Alex P

                from Venezuela

                Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                La calidad de este esquipo no tiene duda, las luces tienen potencia suficiente para cualquier trabajo en estudio y casi todo en locación que no implique trabajar bajo un sol muy fuerte, el skyport funciona bien pero me ha fallado en algunos disparos trabajando en modo speed, sólo por este detalle no le doy las 5 estrellas . Para mi grata sorpresa los parales para las luces son Manfrotto ósea que la calidad está garantizada. Lo único que no me pareció tan bueno como todo lo demás son las cajas de luz, ya que a la hora de armarlas pueden ser un poquito engorrosas pero no es nada grave , puede ser cuestión de acostumbrarse y la calidad de luz que dan es muy buena, tampoco he conseguido el accesorio Grid compatible con estas. En general a mi parecer es uno de los mejores kit que hay en el mercado

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                4.0

                Surprised

                By Ashkan

                from Houston

                Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                I have not used elinchrom before , to be honest as soon as I got it I was going to change it with profoto but I'm so happy I did not
                The lightening is outstanding but I'm not saying same thing for whole kit. The small soft boxes are useless for a profisional
                The light stand are not air so useless either

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                5.0

                Great for straters if you can afford it

                By Roberto

                from Las Vegas, NV

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                    My first try on lighting equipment and was able to put all toghether on one day and get decents shots from the start. Very simple to set up and compact to handle.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Strobes

                    By Mike

                    from Albany, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                      Excellent set of strobes by elinchrom. As some have commented, not all of the products included in the kit are of the best quality. The softboxes are a bit small and the light stands aren't top of the line but are certainly adequate.The strobes themselves are amazing. Good quality, consistent output, easy to set up and use. The skyport has worked flawlessly and of course the elinchrom name is reassuring and ensures lots of accessories for the lights.As for some reviews I've read...no they aren't profotos but they are certainly in a similar class and don't carry the same hefty price tag.Excellent purchase. Very pleased

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                      5.0

                      Excellent lights

                      By Paulie

                      from San Francisco Bay Area

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                        I've been using Elinchrom since the mid Eighties and can always rely on them. These latest lights are a real step forward. I use the USB unit in my laptop to control the lights, a perfect setup combined with the Elinchrom Rotalux Softboxes.

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                        4.0

                        Soft Box

                        By Mader

                        from Titusville, Pa

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                            I absolutely love these lights so far. They are so much less bulky than my previous set, they're so much lighter, even the overall size is compact. If I had any gripe about it is the soft boxes ease of dismantling when finished. But since they are so compact I just stack them inside each other and on my way I am. I have used mine from in studio to on location in less than an hour apart from each other

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                            4.0

                            Great kit

                            By Bill the Kayaker

                            from Fort Collins, CO

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                              Everything in this kit is outstanding except for the slightly compromised soft boxes. I own a few Elinchrom octa and strip boxes and the softboxes in this kit definitely cut a few corners in comparison. That said, the BRX lights are perfect for my needs. Combined with a portable battery, I've used them in places that I would have before only used my Quadras.

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                              5.0

                              Great producy

                              By ale

                              from Kentucky

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy bag

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                              Quick easy set up and use. Consistent color from shot to shot. Carrying case is a little flimsy, but ok if you get everything in there just right, ripped a couple seams pretty easily shortly after purchase.

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                              5.0

                              Great! I might need another!

                              By sasjoberg

                              from Fargo, ND

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                                I have started a corporate photography studio. I needed something that was easy to use, high quality light and even color balance. This delivers in a big way.

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