I have been eye-balling the Para-FB from Broncolor quite awhile now but all of my strobes are Elinchrom. Now, I could just get over it and get myself the big Elinchrom Octa but I really like the Para FB a bit better.
I could also get some Broncolor strobes to go with it. Either way means making compromises that I yet do not want to make. Also considering it is quite a substantial investment, I am hesitant to maintain 2 types of strobe brands.
Is anyone familiar with either a 'knock-off' (hate that word) of the Para that has the same lighting characteristics or is there an adapter to be able to mount Elinchrom strobes in the Para FB?
I am using the Para 220, mostly with Bron-color lamp head or ring-light. But when I rent it out, many users are using different lamp head, connected thru the universal adapter, as on all the light stands. The ring-light is a better choice, at least to me, because it is a little sharper, and it gives a very even full reflection while the regular lamp head does not produce such even reflection - but, does able to pan the lamp head to give different light effect. I also have the Elinchrom Octa, but much preferred Para, it is far more flexible.