My New Mobile Lighting Rig

Last week I finally pulled the trigger on some more powerful lighting.

Originally I was drawn to the Elinchrom Quadra’s but the price and the reported issues (poor battery clips and no protective caps for the heads while in transit) put me off. So I looked into alternatives like the Bowens TravelPak system and the Lencarta Safari but held off from making a purchase because both were far bulkier. Then Elinchrom released the Quadra RX – basically a Quadra with bug fixes!

So far I can’t praise these Quadra RX’s enough – solid build quality, power, speed and the ability to adjust power from camera.

The only slight downside are the included reflectors. They don’t focus or control the light at all, giving almost 180 of spill as you can see in the image below. I shall be ordering the 18cm ones today.

Stay tuned for some more sample images and opinions.


  1. Mike

    That photo is amazing! Thanks for your opinion on the lights. I was looking at those same ones and was leaning towards the rangers. Now its a no brainer.

    • Simon

      Thanks Mike
      The more I use the Quadras, the more I like them.



  1. Quadra ECO Ring Flash – First Impressions | Simon Pow Photography - [...] Ranger Quadra system. If you have followed my blog for a while, you’ll know I’m a big fan of…
  2. The Ripraw Girls On Location | Simon Pow Photography - [...] had to stop down to around f/11. Too much for my speedlights to act as main lights so out…
  3. The Marangoni Girls at USC | Simon Pow Photography - [...] minutes later, the KwikFit guys were tidying the van, I was unpacking my Quadras while the girls wielded lip…
  4. Pit lane Skyline | Simon Pow Photography - [...] to add my own light. When shoot a car, you can get away with hard light, so this was…
  5. Anatomy of a Location Shoot | Simon Pow Photography - [...] in the background which left Emma around 2 stops under exposed in the shade of the bridge so a…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.