I need another Flash for my studio, I have Vilensky 850 (it’s made in Israel). So now I’m looking for something good..And now I need to choose from 3 companies: Profoto Compact 600 Plus or Brincolor Minicom 80 or Elinchrom Style FX 400 (but there is now riper shop for Elinchrom in Israel, If something goes wrong I’ll be in need to send to Russia- Because i’ll buy it there).. Elinchrom is the cheapest for me but I’m afraid to stack with broken flash:(.. And another option is Profoto Acute with to head 3-4 year old with new Cables and new Flashtubes for only $800 but they are old and no warranty …I very much want the Acute system,do you think is it safe to buy it?
If you are in ISrael, istherea Profoto distributor there? I much prefer the Acute2 to the older Acute or Acute AlFA systems. Better controls and better built.
But i don’t have money for new Acute2 :( I was thinking of taking the no warranty old acute with 2 head and maybe adding to my kit a ringflash for portraits
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I tell her all the time in italian “E’ Matto!” Your crazy.. cause she really is… And if you know I call her that she must be! Great person. Anyways someone asked me to show them what a ringlight looks like outside. It was shot with the Alien Bee Ring flash but half way through the shoot I switched back to my Profoto head.. Honestly the Alien Bee is a hunk of plastic poorly designed junk.. The ring is to small in size and you cant even focus the lens while its in the hole. The camera mount is junk and a pain. The reflector falls off constantly. I mean this thing is really really poorly designed and made. I got rid of it. I may be tied down to a power pack and having to use a power outlet for the Profoto but atleast I can see and focus and the camera stays put on the mount! I just make sure if I am working in a dark area to have some LED flash lights to use to see and focus.. I mean honestly for 300 bucks more for the profoto its so so much better than the Alien Bee plastic garbage. Also big tip guys you can have the Profoto Custom wired to your packs if you need to thus getting rid of the problem of having to have a profoto pack to run the head. You can have the Ringflash profoto head wired at a good Calument shop in a major city to run on your “Balcar” or “Novatron” “Norman” “Elinchrome” “Bronacolor” “Dynalight” packs. Saving you some bucks. YOu can do the same thing with those old “Tri Lights” That Norman used to make too…
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State of the Ringflash market Ver 02: Hensel, Profoto, Elinchrom, Bowens, Broncolor, Alienbees, Orbis, Rayflash, Gopro, CoCo, Horusbennu
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This version added 3 cheap Ringflash adapter
- GoPro O Flash TTL Ring Light
- COCO Ringflash Adapter
- Horusbennu Portable Ringflash Adapter
- Orbis Ringflash Adapter : $199.90
- Rayflash Ringflash adapter $199.95
- GoPro O Flash TTL Ring Light $79.99
- COCO Ringflash Adapter $49.95
- Horusbennu Portable Ringflash Adapter $40.75
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State of the Ringflah market : Hensel, Profoto, Elinchrom, Bowens, Broncolor, Alienbees, Orbis, Rayflash NOV, 2009
This Contents include :
RINGFLASH 3000 XS $1,329.95
3410 Ringflash 3000PM-XS
Ringflash 1500 $1,468.75
Ringlite Converter $354.90
Ringflash Pro $1,699.95
Orbis Ringflah Adapter
*Ringflah Price info (via adorama NOV.2009)
And here also stunning collage about DSLR
Orbis Ringflash Adapter : $199.90
Model Portfolios New York Photographer John Ricard presents a Photography Tutorial showing differences between a Rayflash and a Ringflash
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The Canon 580 flash is set to 1/1 and depending on the distance you will have to adjust the f stop between 4.5 – 11 all depends on the effect as far as flash recycle time you will need to have a battery pack for the flash ($149.00) to reduce the recycle time by 5 seconds with flash on 1/1.
Can someone tell me what is the difference with the ray flash in comparison to the coco flash. The coco flash I saw on Amazon looks identical to the Ray flash the difference is the price $59.00 compared to the ray Flash of 199.00. I like to know if anyone knows the difference.
I have more trouble getting the ray flash to work for me indoors than I do outside. I get beautiful pictures outdoor. I believe the settings are good based on what I played with so far just not there yet but working on it. Do you have any suggestios?
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Profoto Pro-7b generator powering a 7″ reflector with barn doors camera right, and a Chimera 14×56 strip camera left, at sunrise.
Profoto was founded in 1968, in Stockholm, by photographer and engineer Eckhard Heine and photo equipment retailer Conny Dufgran, both Swedish. Their relationship started out with Mr Dufgran selling Mr Heine a new flash unit – that didn’t work. Annoyed with the failing unit, Mr Heine went home and invented a new type of flash, with the focus on durability. Simply by walking around in Stockholm for two weeks, he immediately sold 25 units. Profoto was born – with a bang – and a few months later Eckhard Heine and Conny Dufgran launched the new Pro-1 generator internationally at the Photokina trade show in Cologne.
Profoto Ringflash ProRing 2
ProRing2 with modeling light
For fashion or other occasions when you want a direct and very prominent light, there is the Profoto ProRing 2, a ringﬂash capable of as many 4800 Ws ﬂashes per minute as the generator can produce, and also including a powerful 200 W modeling light. If you look for a more light-weight ring ﬂash without modeling light, there’s also the Profoto ProRing, with the capacity of up to eight 2400 Ws ﬂashes per minute.
Circular quartz flash tube
10 x 20 halogen modeling lamps
4 m (13 ft) lamp cable
Price info :
Profoto Ringflash ProRing
Lightweight ring flash for fashion
If you look for a more lightweight ring ﬂash without modeling light, there’s the Profoto ProRing, with the capacity of up to four 2400 Ws ﬂashes per minute.
Popular with fashion photographers for freely positioned, direct, and detailed light without harshness. Excellent for small interiors such as automobiles, or for table-top applications.
An entirely mobile source of light, the ring flash fits all Pro-7 generators. The adjustable tripod mount bracket and the wide interior (100 mm diameter) makes the ProRing compatible with all types of cameras as well as most lenses. Optional accessory reflectors expand the ring flash’s capabilities further.
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Circular flash tube
4 m (13 ft) lamp cable
Specifications – ProRing
|Flash capacity||4800 Ws|
|Flash tube||Circular hard glass flash tube, max 9600 Ws/min|
|Output 2400 Wsf-stop at 2 m @ head settings||
ProRing Softlight Reflector:
ProRing Close-Up Reflector:
ProRing Widesoft Reflector:
|Cable length||4 m|
Buy it – Rent it – Repair it
Got an urgent assignment? You can quickly find out who sells or rents Profoto equipment in your area. Ourdirectory of stores, rental houses and studios is constantly expanding.
Price info :
(via http://www.adorama.com)/ NOv. 2009
Slim and handy continuous light
The Profoto StickLight is a small and handy lamp head for car, furniture, interior and people photography. Can be placed behind or sometimes even inside the subject to create sublime lightning effects.
Can be placed almost everywhere. Standard stand connection (3/8″) allows direct mounting on any accessory clamp or light stand.
Integrated clear glass cover for safe use even outside the studio. Low weight of just 1.8 kg makes on location work easier.
The StickLight can handle up to 2400 Ws flash power.