I was hoping to get some idea about what the misfire rate for studio strobe lighting is. Meaning how often on average do your studio strobes not fire when you take a picture? My Elinchrom Style BX-500 Ri seems to exhibit this behavior once every 15 or so pictures. I am also using the SkyPort wireless sync that came with the units. I am kind of 'new' to studio lighting and I chose Elinchrom because of the color shift consistency. I have already sent one pair back to the retailer because the failure rate was 5 failures for every 7 shots (more or less).
There really shouldn't be any failures with a pro class system... Some things to think about though:
- Are you letting the system recharge between shots?
- Might there be some equipment interfering with the RF trigger signal?
- Does the transmitter have a problem (assuming you didn't replace it)
- Is the transmitter within range (probably far less than the spec'd range)
1, 2 and 4 are easily answerable. 3 can be tested by trying different group/frequency settings. Looks like a nice unit though...