New (and better?) Bare Bulb Alternative to Q Flash and Elinchrom Ranger. What do you think?

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
plevyadophy
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Lumedyne Re: New (and better?) Bare Bulb Alternative to Q Flash and Elinchrom Ranger?
In reply to UKphotographers, Apr 30, 2013

UKphotographers wrote:

plevyadophy wrote:

UKphotographers wrote:

'Same Old' with the 400Ws power packs. The capacitors are in the packs rather than the heads, making the heads lighter. The QPAQ's only power the X heads because of this. Alternatively, Lumedyne packs can power Quantum X heads too with either the Quantum socket fitted or an adapter cable.

Firstly, are Lumedyne packs availabe in U.K. and if so who from?

Second, how big are the packs?

Third,  will they give me the versatility I crave i.e. power speedlites as well as the X heads?

Finally, what are talking of in terms of cost?

Lumedyne packs are expensive when new, but S/H you can get a 400Ws pack for around £100. Add a battery - less than £100 (with a new case).. Size wise, the same as the QPAQ. Will they power speedlights - no. But you can use the battery with a Lumedyne Cycler (UHF/VHF) which will power Speedlights.

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What are the service and support options for UK buyers?

Do you know of any UK site I can go to so as to have a look at the Lumedyne options? Or is it only an eBay jobbie?

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