I had the opportunity to use the ELB1200 ahead of it’s release at the start of September 2017, and it was something I’d been looking forward to since Elinchrom’s announcement earlier that year. My location kit comprises of 4x ELB400 with an action head and a HS head for each one. And I have to say, they are just superb. They’ve done everything I’ve asked of them and more. So whilst I was keen to road test the ELB1200, I did have that little nagging voice at the back of my mind, quietly whispering “What can it do, that the ELB400 can’t?” I brushed those thoughts aside with the obvious reply “Power!”, but is there more to it?
My initial interest in this unit had nothing at all to do with studio work, or even lighting for that matter. It basically utilises your mobile as a wireless, feature rich remote release. There is some overlap with the Miops Smart, such as the HDR mode and timelapse mode, but with a slightly different approach. The unit is small. Well, it’s actually tiny.
The Miops range of triggers have become an integral part of my work kit. The Miops Smart is just a phenomenal accessory producing real creative opportunities with my commercial work, and the Miops Mobile & Dongle make life so much easier.
The 60 cm Sundisc from Approach Studios is touted as an “ultra portable softbox reflector”, and it was this tagline that caught my eye when I spotted the kickstarter campaign in June 2017.
A brief video of the last part of the Elinchrom ELB1200 review, using the Pro head for High Sync.
The delivered box seemed much heavier than I had expected. Being LED, I had assumed it would have similar weight characteristics to the LED panels I had handled.
This is a departure from my usual posts, as it’s not a lighting tutorial or a review of a piece of equipment. It is, however, of use to every Olympus shooter.
Arriving in a tightly packed box, I had two identical, nylon cylindrical cases. One contained a 50cm Strobius StrobiStrip, whilst the second contained a 100cm model.
I’ve used tabletop tripods a great deal when younger, mostly for macro work. Later, I found my use of these small supports waned, mostly due to equipment getting heavier.
Marsace BT-2541T Carbon Fibre Tripod I've always used aluminium tripods, basically due to an assumption I had with regards to rigidity when compared to carbon fibre offerings. An upcoming long haul trip with a requirement to take a large amount of equipment,