Elinchrom Ranger Quadra v Speedlite Cost Comparison
What follows is a spreadsheet comparing a list of essential kit for use with Speedlites or hot shoe flash as part of some workshop notes and Elinchrom Ranger Quadra portable battery flash. I'll let you draw your own conclusions and it would good to get some comment and feedback.
|Camera Manufacturers Speedlite/light/hot shoe flash||Costs in GBP based on UK available stock!||Elinchrom Ranger Quadra – single head|
|Output||100j||3 x 400||400j*|
|Cost per unit||400||1085|
|Lastolite Triflash||65||Not required|
|Industry standard 16mm 5/8th inch / Brolly Adaptor||Extra||29||Inc|
|Use with softbox etc||Extra||50 – 200 +||Built in|
|Radio and/or Optical Trigger||Extra||30 – 300 +||Inc|
|Rechargable Longlife battery||Extra||200||Inc|
|Shutter Sync||High speed||Depends on camera manufacturer |
and 3rd party trigger
|Modelling Light||Multi-strobe flashes||Low energy consumption LED 5900K equal to 100w and suitable for DSLR video work|
|System product||Sort of. Relies on 3rd party accessories||Yes, retro compatible|
|Accessories||Limited by 3rd party providers||Part of a truly pro system, compatible with existing studio flash|
|Single Speedlit/light and gear ready use||£1,059.00||£1,085.00|
|40 x 40 Softbox||Lastolite Ezybox||£95.00||£94.00|
|Lastolite Quadra adaptor||£18.00|
|Speedlites have a place in every photographers tool kit, as do portable battery flash units. If you buy Elinchrom Skyport receivers your hot shoe flash can be used in conjunction with Quadras!||Fill flash or where eTTL or iTTL are needed.||Extra umph! Just when you need it in a portable self-contained package.|
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra A head with Lastolite adaptor in Ezybox.
an efficient setup as no light leaks from the back of the unit as it would with a hot shoe flash and the tube spreads light inside rather than projecting as the enclosed flash tube of a hot flash does.