Elinchrom D-Lite RX One Umbrella Kit
£370, $650 www.theflashcentre.com
Refreshingly lightweight, this kit contains two fairly compact RX One heads. There’s no compromise when it comes to build quality, and the system includes quality light stands, wireless RF triggering, sturdy reflectors, two umbrellas (translucent and white), and high-quality bags.
The umbrellas have 7mm shafts but, as with the RX 4 heads also on test, an additional clamp is fitted to accept umbrellas with a standard 8mm shaft.
Refinements include cooling fans with auto heat sensing, so they only kick in when the going gets hot. Controls are intuitive yet wide-ranging. However, with each head rated at GN 32.5, they’re lacking in power. In our two-metre test using a translucent shootthrough umbrella, maximum power was only enough for shooting at f/8 (ISO100).