Photographer Chuck Espinoza has posted about two recent shoots he did with Kelley Koski and Ryan Marks. This blog entry chronicles Espinoza’s desire to purchase a battery-powered strobe. He reports he had experience with Profoto AcuteB 600R units, but ended up purchasing a 1100 watt/second Elinchrom Ranger RX with an S head. He also got a PocketWizard PowerST4 to pair up with his FlexTT5 radio triggers.
Espinoza documents how his first two shoots with this rig worked out with some info true gearheads will love. With initial expectations of syncing at speeds “over 1/1000 sec,” after a firmware upgrade to the ST4 and the FlexTT5 units, he was able to sync at 1/8000 of a second. In this way, he was able to overpower the sun.