I love the maxilight from Elinchrom, I’ve already mentioned this a few times.
It’s a modifier that gives you a lot of extra light from a Quadra and any other strobe you put it on, but as an added bonus the light quality is also very nice. For a while I was looking for a good grid for the Maxilight and could not find one, so I decided to buy a standard Mola grid and use duck tape to fit it to the maxilight….. well it worked (and I loved the results) but let’s be honest, it’s not the way to work.
One of my twitter followers pointed me towards the site http://www.honeycombgrids.com this company would be delivering a grid for the maxilight so as you can imagine I jumped at the occasion and send a mail to laserlight. Within a few days I got a response and a few days later I got my sample from the grid. The grid I got was slightly too small but because it was delivered with four velcro patches it fitted very well in the maxilight. This week I got confirmation from Laserlight that they changed the size of the grid to be a perfect fit to the maxilight, and because I now have done some extensive testing with the grid I thought it was time for a little blogpost to give some attention to this awesome modifier.
If you are using the maxilight make sure to get the grid, they are not expensive and the company has some great support. And the even have a white version of the grid which gives a great result also, my personal favorite is still the black one but here you can see the results from both. Remember the fall off will change of course when you change the distance, but you can see the difference between the three options.
The maxilight with the grid makes it possible to really pinpoint a focussed beam of light on your model. It’s great for outside work on for example the quadra where you need the extra power of the maxilight but doesn’t want to have the big area the maxilight will reach without a grid when it’s placed further away.
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