Has The Elinchrom ELB 1200 Has Been Discontinued?

The ELB 1200 battery-powered flash was introduced to replace the Elinchrom Ranger RX in 2019, but was discontinued shortly after in 2021. As a previous owner of the Ranger RX system and a current owner of the ELB 1200, I was saddened to see that what I consider to be the best product of its kind, had been discontinued after such a short life. In the early 2000s, the Elinchrom Ranger RX was the go-to location lighting solution for rugged environments for those in the know. I worked for over a decade in the action sports industry and the Ranger …

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Whatever Happened to Mirrorless Miniaturization?

As consumers, we are entering a period of radical change in the photography industry with the introduction of so many new full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses. Sony had the place to themselves for a while, but with Nikon and Canon throwing their hats in the ring over the past couple of months, it’s clear that we are about to enter a mirrorless battle royale. At Photokina 2018, more big news as the L-Mount Alliance was announced between Leica, Sigma and Panasonic. This will see both Panasonic and Sigma releasing new full-frame mirrorless cameras in 2019, both using Leica’s L-Mount. Users …

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How I Get out of a Funk from Failed Photo Missions

We know photography is a waiting game. Sometimes you strike it lucky and Mother Nature rewards your efforts with incredible, dramatic sunrise or sunset light. Other times it can seem like you’re fighting a losing battle and things just don’t seem to ever pan out how you want them to. In recent weeks I’ve had a run of bad luck. Two weeks ago I drove 3000km to photograph a frozen lake, with some specific images in mind for a client. By the time I got to the lake, it had snowed and the glassy ice that I was looking for …

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Think Twice Before Buying Capture One Pro 11

UPDATE: At Photokina 2018, Phase One announced that it would now support the RAW files from the Fuji medium format system. I’m super excited about this because this is a much more forward thinking attitude, and it also shows that Phase One are listening to consumers. I know many people were pretty pissed at me for writing this original article, but I’m glad that I did. I wasn’t the only one that spoke up about this, and collectively I do think we made a difference in this instance. Thank you Phase One!! I now look forward to getting my hands …

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