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(Before and After) Wedding portrait using the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra

(Before and After) Wedding Portrait using the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra

As promised, here's a couple of photographs from the Wedding portrait held last Saturday. I intentionally took photos with and without flash to show ;

1. How harsh the sun is.

2. How good is it to have the flash on.

The heat

I have to admit that I often get overheated after a day of summer wedding. In this wedding, I went home after the first hour of reception. When I reached home at about 9pm, had my dinner, I have to had 2 panadols and went straight to bed. I had tried my best to stay out of the sun but the heat must have got into me. I already had more than 3 litres of water during the whole wedding and my body still can't cope well with the heat (annoying!).

Wedding Portrait with Elinchrom Ranger Quadra

I started using the flash in the portraits in the groom's place. Used it for the bride's and the bridal portrait session too. I am very impressed with the lightweight of the Quadra flash unit. I bought along with me the manfrotto tripod to hold the flash head. There is this once that the flash unit did not fire when it was behind a big tree, out of the sight from the skyport. The bridal party was happily smiling for me and I realised that the Quadra was not firing! Annoying x 2.

At the end of the wedding, the battery is still at 75% full.

Below is the photograph without the flash.

Wedding portrait
Wedding portrait

Here is the photograph with the flash used.  Which do you prefer?

Wedding portrait with quadra
Wedding portrait with quadra

Here is a link to the facebook page containing the album of the beautiful wedding of this couple.

A link to the previous post on the Hands on of the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra .

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Scott Goh |Adelaide Wedding Photography

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(Hands on) Elinchrom Ranger Quadra AS RX

(Hands on) Elinchrom Ranger Quadra AS RX

I am so excited about my new purchased of the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra AS RX and 2x action heads with the new Lithium (li-ion) batteries. I am currently still using my 2 x canon 600ex-rt flash units. I want something more powerful for the summer sun in Australia.

The Research

I have been doing some research about the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra hybrid vs the non-hybrid. I have posted the questions on some Elinchrom pages.

Here is the direct answer from The Flash Centre: "Scott, there is no difference between the Hybrid and some of the later Quadra RX packs. The re-branding to "Hybrid" was to help indicate that these packs are compatible with both the lead gel and li-ion batteries (some of the very early Quadra stuff is not li-ion compatible without a modification).  If you want any further infer please feel free to PM us. Thanks".

elinchrom casing
elinchrom casing

After receving the message, I went head off and purchased one of the two remaining (in-store) Elinchrom Ranger Quadra AS RX - the non-hybrid version with the new batteries. I am glad as I can spend the cash difference into getting the modifiers I want.

Unboxing

Here's some of the pictures about me unpacking the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra. I did make a mistake. Just like most people who dont read the user manual and went ahead to charge the battery. I plugged the battery straight into the charger and after half an hour. The battery remained flat. Then I saw that there is a "fuse" that has to be inserted into the fuse's slot before charging. I insert it and went back into the charger!

Then I spent the next hour or so reading the manuals.

elinchrom quadra to go set action head
elinchrom quadra to go set action head
elinchrom quadra charging battery li-ion
elinchrom quadra charging battery li-ion

Skyport trigger

The skyport trigger is very light weight comparing to the Canon ST-E3 RT unit. A battery came with the purchased so all is good to go.

quadra unit
quadra unit
quadra turn on
quadra turn on

The first test

After the battery has been charged, I took my wife and my baby out for a quick photo shoot. Wife forbided me to post the photos so you will get to see some of my photos with the Quadra in the next post! All I can say is, it's easier to use than I thought! *EDIT* I briefly told her that I am blogging this and will be adding a photo as a sample to show the beauty of Elinchrom*

Next, I will be posting some photos from the wedding I took using the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra. Here is the link to the NEXT POST.

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Scott Goh |Adelaide Wedding Photography

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