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The Strobes of Doom

Robert O’Callaghan was visiting Manchester for an RPS event, so last night he popped by the studio to shoot some plates and try out his new Elinchrom Strobes…. all 16000 w/s of them!!!!

Granted we only needed 8000 but its nice to know he has that capability.

We were joined by Mark Scholey and Mark Voce for a chippy tea and some ale.

Various lenses from f4 – f4.5, one (HUGE) pop of flash and about a meter or more from the subject. 5 month old collodion.


Some quarter plates…

Robert by Mark Voce.


Robert a selfy with helpy.


… and some crops of some whole plates.

Me by Robert.


Mark Scholey by me.


So, good to know his strobes work well and he has plenty of heads/packs for some creative lighting. These were shot with just one bare 8000w/s head and a reflector the other side.

Was good to meet up again Robert.

I think I need to upgrade my mobile phone as the camera on this one is getting worse!



  1. Mark Acton
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 9:41 AM | #

    wow, 8000w/s strobe??? where did you get them from?

  2. Posted May 29, 2015 at 10:09 AM | #

    Not mine unfortunately Mark. These belong to Robert, he found them on Ebay and got them for a very fair price.
    Four packs, two 8K heads and two 4K heads…..

  3. Mark Acton
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 10:13 AM | #

    just really surprised, i don’t think I’ve ever come across 8k heads before!

  4. Posted May 29, 2015 at 10:14 AM | #

    Me neither, it had two 4K bulbs in one head! So you can choose to fire one or both!

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