Elinchrom Rotalux deep Octa: 27.5" or 39"?

Started Jun 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Joe Tam
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Elinchrom Rotalux deep Octa: 27.5" or 39"?
Jun 21, 2013


I just got a Profoto 600 Acute2 and trying to decide between Elinchrom 27.5 or 39"? I often have indoor

and sometimes outdoor portraits of 1-3 people with no assistants so I have to setup quickly and teardown quickly. I am often shooting in apartments and other confined spaces and would like to know if the 39" is too big.

Is the 39" that much bigger than the 27.5? Is it unweildy with the small acute2 head? BH Photo doesn't have any Rotaluxs on display so I was not sure which one to get.

I am also concerned about wind. I have 2 30 pound sandbags but do not want to have resort to bringing in my big C-stand as well. I usually use my Matthews kit stand with 24" softbox and that works well in many situations.


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