Lighting is a big part of what I do. Whether it’s inside or outside, I use lights 99% of the time. In the studio, the Chimera F2 light bank does a great job at making lighting relatively easy. But outside is always a challenge since you never know what you’ll be faced with. I’ve tried numerous kinds of portable lights and modifiers and found that, for me, the Elinchrom Ranger RX AS worked very well – until I started shooting medium format. With such a shallow depth of field, the required amount of light is pretty significant. So much so, that the Elinchroms (with 1100ws of power) sometimes weren’t enough. Even though I had 3 packs, I was only getting 66% of the total power out of each pack because of the way the power is distributed. Combine that with shots at around f/11 or more, there were times when the lights were cranked up to full power and I could barely make it through 1 entire bike shoot before the power was drained. My Hasselblad-Bron rep suggested he bring the new Move 1200 L by for me to take a look at. I started reading about the lights and actually found no negative comments, except for the price. I kept them for several days and became familiar with them and realized these lights were well thought out. The full 1200ws is available from either channel, which was a big plus for me. The overall design and size also made them attractive. I ended up ordering 2 one light kits and will soon be using them on upcoming shoots. I’ll be writing more about them after I’ve had a chance to do some shooting with them in the next few weeks.