A few weeks ago Elinchrom announced their new adventure light, the ELB 1200. However, they didn’t release any pricing at the time, but they are now official. The Swiss flash manufacturer also recently added a few versatile light shapers to their already comprehensive range of products.
The ELB 1200 is the unit replacing the aging Ranger RX. Lighter than his older brother but more powerful and with specs that can only make a flash photographer want one, the question when it was announced was regarding the price. Because as good as a unit can be on paper if it’s priced too high, interest is quickly lost. Pricing is now public and as follows:
- Elinchrom ELB 1200 To Go Kit – includes a pack with the air battery, a flash head (HS, Pro, or Action), and a ProTec Location Bag – $3,499.99
- Elinchrom ELB 1200 To Roll Kit – includes a pack with the air battery, a flash head (HS, Pro, or Action), and an umbrella, a rolling case – $3,699.99
- Flash Head (HS, Pro, or Action) – $899.99
- Power pack (no battery) – $2,449.99
- Air battery – $399.99
- HD battery – $549.99
Between these two announcements regarding the ELB 1200, Elinchrom also discreetly extended their light shaper line with deep umbrellas. They are available in 2 different sizes, 41" or 49", and in three different fabrics, white, silver, or translucent. I’ve recently had the chance to play with them and a review will be coming soon with a lot more details. For now, let’s just say that my deep octas may be for sale very soon. Their pricing also makes them an extremely appealing option for beginners or photographers on a budget. Starting at just $96.95 for the translucent in 41" and going up to $136.95 for the 49" silver and white, it stays within a very reasonable pricing range.