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

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
UKphotographers Veteran Member • Posts: 4,324
Re: Godox advantage + the choice between Q, E and G Re: Bargain basement QFlash X kit

plevyadophy wrote:

Well, I am just trying to look at all the features and compare them. I think, hope, you appreciate that I am not a champion for any one system or feature over another (yet ) as I have four systems in my sights (Quantum T, Quantum X, Elinchrom Quadra, and now this new Godox thing). It seems to me that each system has one or two features that floats my boat but that the other systems lack.

If you still haven't made a leap of faith after two years of thinking about it, your needmust be considerably less than your desire so the consequential necessity of it all hanging together for you when it really matters must be a fairly secondary consideration in your overall decision? Like - will it really matter what you buy, or are you just interested in photography for the fun of it? Two years thinking about something doesn't indicate any urgency In my situation - it just matters.

It matters so much that I don't use speedlights. I have them, I carry them, but I barely use them. I already have all their benefits in a package which provides.. the same functions as speedlights ..much greater output than speedlights ..and I need only one radio system for everything. (Everything). Thats how it rocks.. Simple when you think about it.

Our circumstances are probably poles apart, but speedlights with more output would pretty much be a universal solution.

Back to Godox -v- Quantum. One advantage I see with the Godox kit is that the capacitors are in the head which means you can use pretty much any battery you want (the same battery pack will work with either the 180W or 360W version) whereas with the Quantum you have to jettison the flexibility of the T series batteries and opt for the less flexible Qpac batts. What's your take on this?

Qpaq are more flexible. Always have been.

The straight forward Qpaq is 200Ws.

Add a 200Ws booster - you get 400Ws.

Same head. Same battery. Same pack.

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Theres only one sun. Why do I need more than one light to get a natural result?

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