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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Better Beamer Flash Extender Review

Sometimes it’s necessary to use a flash for wildlife photography just to add a little fill, or add a catchlight to the eye of your subject. The problem is that most hot shoe flashes simply don’t have the necessary range and power to adequately light up a subject that is as far away as wildlife often is. The Better Beamer Flash Extender is a solution to this problem! Priced at only $35 from B&H, it uses a simple plastic frame that attaches to your flash, and a thin plastic fresnel lens that sticks to the end of it using hook-and-loop. …

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Flashpoint Blast Power Pack BP-960 Review

This week we’re taking a look at a portable battery pack that can be used with speedlights and other small flashes.  It’s called the Blast Power Pack BP-960 and it’s from Adorama’s in-house lighting brand, Flashpoint.  Flashpoint have been making a name for themselves recently with their rapidly growing range of very well priced lighting equipment.  In fact, we’ll be taking a look at a bare-bulb flash very soon as well.  At around $260 at the time of writing this, the BP-960 isn’t the cheapest accessory you could buy for a flash, but it provides some significant advantages that I …

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