I have the opportunity to purchase some second-hand studio flash equipment. I actually wasn’t looking to obtain any, but a kit came my way. The main item is an Elinchrom 500 head (original model – no frills), together with a 100cm x 100cm softbox and Seconic 308B meter (original mark i). There’s also a backdrop and reflector. The equipment is old. Am I going to lose out on the modern equivalent – I know that the latest 500 is very sophisticated with transmitters etc. But, as regards the actual flash and the result, is a flash a flash?