The RQ Hybrid A Flash Head by Elinchrom is a powerful, full- functioning miniaturized flash head which is perfectly mated to the 400W/s Ranger Quadra Hybrid battery-powered pack. At only 0.55 lb and measuring a mere 5.9 x 3.3 x 3.1", the head not only packs well and is eminently portable, but is mountable in situations that would be impossible for a full-sized flash head.
What really distinguishes the head is its "A" designation for Action, or more to the point, freezing action. The specially designed Omega flash tube is capable of flash durations as short as 1/5,700 sec. - fast enough to catch and freeze movement at its peak. The Hybrid A Head does away with conventional halogen modeling lamps in favor of a low-draw PilotLight LED that produces the tungsten equivalent of 50-60W, depending on your choice of the standard, included 70 degree or optional 55 degree reflector. Elinchrom also offers the EL-RQ adapter for those who want to use standard full-sized accessories and reflectors. The head comes with a removable 8.2' head cable, while optional 5.0' and 11.5' cables are available.
f/16.2 @ 6.56' (2.0 m) ISO 100, with RQ 5.3" (13.5 cm) 70° reflector
f/22 @ 6.56' (2.0 m) ISO 100, with RQ 7.0" (18 cm) 55° reflector
f/22.9 @ 6.56' (2.0 m) ISO 100, with RQ adapter and EL-HP 48° reflector
Outlet A (100%): 1/2,800 sec.
Outlet B (33%): 1/5,700 sec.
Outlet A+B (100%): 1/4,000 sec.
|User Replaceable Flashtube||Yes|
|Cable Length||8.2' (2.5 m)|
|Modeling Light Wattage||20W PilotLight LED (50-60W tungsten equivalent)|
|Modeling Light On/Off Switch||Yes|
|Dimensions||5.9 x 3.3 x 3.1" (15 x 8.5 x 8.0 cm)|
Head: 0.55 lb (0.25 kg)
Cable: 0.4 kg (0.88 kg)