Elinchrom ELB 1200
Portable flash systems usually come in two varieties: big and powerful, or small and limited. The ELB 1200 manages to combine serious power with true portability – this is one of the lightest 1200 Ws systems on the market. The shock- and weather-resistant control unit weighs a very reasonable 4.3kg and includes a Li-ion battery that’ll power 215 full-power flashes and enables recycle times as fast as 1.7 secs. It can drive a pair of heads with a 1:1 or 2:1 power split and is operated via a clear OLED display. You get a choice of three flash head variants, with each featuring a rugged aluminium housing, along with a 4000-lumen LED modelling lamp.