Which Studio Lights to Buy – Elinchrom Test Drive

May 25, 2011

This is Part 2 of a series on which studio lights to buy. Check out Part 1 if you missed it.

Elinchrom is based in Switzerland and is known for creating exceptional studio lighting strobes and light shaping tools at a reasonable price. I know many pro photographers who use Elinchrom lights and love them.

I decided to give Elinchrom a chance since they seemed more practical for my uses. After spending some time looking at the Elinchrom offerings, I decided to focus on these 3 units.

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Which Studio Lights to Buy

May 25, 2011

Don’t get me wrong, I love my handheld flashes. They’re lightweight, fairly low cost, provide flexibility and are a lot of fun. But lately, I have been looking at transitioning to bigger studio lights.

Whether you do photography as a hobby or career, at some point you will be faced with the decision of what lighting gear to buy. Just be careful about not letting this evolve into, as Zack Arias says, G.A.S., or Gear Acquisition Syndrome. It’s easy to get caught up in the gear that other photographers are using and what is the best equipment to get.

I think the bigger question is, what is the best equipment for me, for my style of shooting or for this specific project. Read more