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    Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Thanks to Jerry Kacey at Kacey Enterprises,

    Kacey Enterprises Kacey/Eli Adapter

    I now have a couple of Elinchrom to Hensel mount Adapters. Really built well, the Elinchrom side is a more secure mount than the original Elinchrom configuration, but it's a wee bit harder to attach when the modifier ring is free spinning. Don't care, more secure is more important to me.

    Now I can use Eli Mods including a lot of Rotaluxes including the delicious 39" Deep 0cta ... and my Giant 7' and gobo box on all three of the lighting systems I use ... Profoto D1s, D4s, Hensel Porty and Mini 1200, Elinchrom Quadra.

    Now to figure out how to get Profoto Mods onto the Porty heads, and I'll be all set. Shouldn't be terribly hard to make happen once you get into it.

    -Marc
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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Marc, that sounds great, you are my hero!;-) But I do not understand exactly, I see nothing about Hensel... Elinchrom with Alien Bees, Speedo...
    Thanks Marc! rem

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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Quote Originally Posted by rem View Post
    Marc, that sounds great, you are my hero!;-) But I do not understand exactly, I see nothing about Hensel... Elinchrom with Alien Bees, Speedo...
    Thanks Marc! rem
    Kacey says to contact them and indicate what mount you need. I did, and they provided a quote for 2 of their Eli adapters with Hensel inserts bolted on. I bought two and they ordered the inserts, assembled the adapters and shipped them complete to me.

    (click the pic below for larger view)

    -Marc

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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Now I can use Eli Mods including a lot of Rotaluxes including the delicious 39" Deep 0cta ... and my Giant 7' and gobo box on all three of the lighting systems I use ... Profoto D1s, D4s, Hensel Porty and Mini 1200, Elinchrom Quadra.
    With Hensel gaining market share in the U.S. it seems a natural that mount adapters would be introduced. Hopefully that'll happen so you don't need to purchase custom built adapters.

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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Thank you Marc, also for the picture! I will write theme. Is the soft-box more away from the head (adapter between), do you see any negative influence?
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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    You are right Kirk, but I find the price for a custom build with 84USD very okay! OK, the 59USD for shipping to Switzerland is another story;-)

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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Quote Originally Posted by rem View Post
    Thank you Marc, also for the picture! I will write theme. Is the soft-box more away from the head (adapter between), do you see any negative influence?
    rem
    Actually, if you look at their website they show the adapter part alone which is fairly thin @ 1/2" ... so it doesn't add much to the over-all thickness protruding from the insert that would be there even with a proprietary speed-ring.

    Not only that, the materials used are VERY industrial ... I did notice that a couple of the bolts securing the insert ring to the adapter needed to be tightened down after I took this photo ... and now it is snug as a bug.

    -Marc

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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Candlish View Post
    With Hensel gaining market share in the U.S. it seems a natural that mount adapters would be introduced. Hopefully that'll happen so you don't need to purchase custom built adapters.
    I think I'd prefer these anyway ... I can remove the Hensel insert and put any insert in place ... which opens up an even broader array of modifier choices.

    In fact, If I didn't already have a bunch of Elinchrom to Profoto adapters made by Elinchrom, I'd get these instead ... I think they are more secure, and they can be changed to a different mount where the Eli dedicated one can't.

    -Marc

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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Wow, that is nice.

    Thanks for the info..

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    Thanks Marc for your infos! I will order next week! ;-)
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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Elinchrom is now offering speedrings that allow other major brand lights to use the Rotalux line.
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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Candlish View Post
    Elinchrom is now offering speedrings that allow other major brand lights to use the Rotalux line.
    Where do you get them?

    -Marc

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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    They just started manufacturing them and so I'm afraid we'll have to wait a couple of weeks until the usual vendors carry them.

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    Re: Now using Eli Mods on Hensel Strobes!

    Thanx Kirk.

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