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04-07-2017, 08:02 AM   #1
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Elinchrom Rotalux 70cm Deep Octa Grid Options

Hi all, I invested into the Elinchrom system a few months ago with a D-lite RX4 kit and am now looking into the options regarding modifiers - specifically the 70cm deep Rotalux.

I know Elinchrom do not make a grid for this octa and have looked at the options including 'honeycomb grids' but their prices are a bit steep for just a grid. Does anyone know of any other third party alternatives that manufacture grids for the Rotalux octa, I did find this on ebay Grid Wabe Wabengitter für Elinchrom Rotalux Deep Octa 70cm (27.5") | eBay which seems reasonable...? Anyone got one or something similar?

Don't get me wrong, I don't want a crappy grid on a €250 octa either, anyone with the deep rotalux find a solution anywhere?

Thanks in advance,

Mac

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QuoteOriginally posted by Geordie Mac Quote
I don't want a crappy grid on a €250 octa either, anyone with the deep rotalux find a solution anywhere?
I use Lighttools grids, I know, they are expensive. However they are very durable* and they provide a wide array of grid sizes**, you can get a 60° or 15° degree grid to suit your purposes for light control. To put a $50 grid on a $300 lightshaping tool is a travesty and a great way to hobble the quality of light from it. I took a look at the grid you found and it seems to be well made and may hold up to professional use, a 40° grid is a good place to start. I wish more manufacturers would provide grids with their lightshaping tools, they are essential for controlling light.


*I have been using mine for several years, and they still fit my softboxes tightly and hold the grid taught against the front scrim.
** they can even do custom grids, I own two: a 17° and a 28° set of grids made for a pair of custom made 28X135cm striplights.

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Cheers Digitalis, many thanks for your input.

Mac
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