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    Re: Buy gone bad Elinchrom

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael E View Post
    I have four DLite 4 it units that I use professionally for six years now. They are not used hard (products rather than portraits) and not daily, but I have never had a problem with them. The build quality is good, the controls are nice and simple, the light output is consistent (color and intensity), even the accessories (bags/zippers, cords, stands, softboxes) hold up well. The best strobe system I have ever had (compared to my old Multiblitz and semi-old Hensel).

    I do miss remote settings when the unit is set up very high or very low. I just memorize the buttons and use them blindly. My cell phone display also makes a convenient mirror to read the display.

    If you get a good deal on the set, don't hesitate to take it. It is a very light and mobile set, easy to use and part of a vast system of strobes and accessories. If you have never had a strobe system, this is a good point to start.

    Michael
    The guy got back to me a while ago and offered a very nice discount. I was thinking of maybe taking it, and if the remote situation gets to bothersome, the money saved could buy me a third monolight with full remote controls for those high positions!

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    Re: Buy gone bad Elinchrom

    Quote Originally Posted by Jockos View Post
    and if the remote situation gets to bothersome,
    Generations of photographers have worked without a remote. But then again, people used to lock their car with a key and closed the trunk without electric help. Don't even get me started on those times when photographers advanced film with a little lever instead of a motor drive... :-)

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    Re: Buy gone bad Elinchrom

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael E View Post
    Generations of photographers have worked without a remote. But then again, people used to lock their car with a key and closed the trunk without electric help. Don't even get me started on those times when photographers advanced film with a little lever instead of a motor drive... :-)
    Well, generations of photographers also had slave.. err.. assistants configuring their lights unpaid or for peanuts, so there's obviously some kind of boon not having to run around configuring strobes

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