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The DOORhof is always open Ep15 the Elinchrom edition

Today I present the new episode of our videowebpodcast “the DOORhof is always open”, it’s Ep15 already, wow time flies.
This time it’s a longer version with a running time of a little bit over an hour, but I think it’s more than worth it.
In this episode I take you on a tour through the Elinchrom factory and I speak with key figures within the company about gear, photography, and of course Elinchrom.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact ongoing review Pt1

In todays world we are all connected, being via a tablet, phone, computer or whatever device you prefer.
As you all know there are several devices but I always think of them as follows, the Apple devices and the Android devices, yeah I know I skip some devices but let’s be honest these two are the biggest. Now it’s no secret I use a lot of Apple product (as most creative people I think), that doesn’t mean however that I’m not interested in what else is going on and how that can improve my workflow, work or give me more creative options…… I guess you are the same way right?

 

Sony
A few years ago we owned a Sony AVCHD camera that was it, however at one point our JVC home theater projector got replaced by a Sony for the simple reason that Sony beat JVC on a lot of points that I found important (at the moment we use the Sony W500 4K unit which is not only very good but also has a price point for a 4K projector that is very interesting). After the projector switch, much to my surprise, I sold all my Canon gear to venture into the A99 universe, a camera I still love and use a lot (although the added A7r actually makes me use the A99 less and less).

 

Because we travel a lot and Apple still doesn’t make a Macbook on which you can also use a pen to operate Photoshop/Lightroom I decided to buy a Windows machine and after some disappointing tests I ended up with….. the Sony Vaio Duo13…. pfffff another Sony product (do you start to see a pattern?)

 

Last week I was asked to testdrive the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and as you know I love my iPhone 5s and at this point I don’t see myself switching to the Android system, however……. I will be looking very seriously at the phone and the options it gives me. I hear you ask “Frank you can do everything you want with Android that you can do with an iPhone” and I agree on the app area, some apps are not on the Android system but I can live without them, however as some of you know I’m very much into the whole “active” stuff and seeing what Apple is doing with the future iPhone series and wearable devices I think I will really gonna love that. However….. there are many people walking around with 2 phones and I won’t care so who knows. For now I will test the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact next to my iPhone 5s and keep you updated on the stuff that really matters for us photographers. Think about camera functions, video editing, social media etc.

sony-xperia-z1-compact-full-specification

 

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Final images Nadine from the Studio76 workshops

Today just some images from Nadine I shot during the workshops we did for Studio76 in Eersel.

Nadine Februari 14 Eersel (14 of 99)-Edit

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Video intro Elinchrom ELC strobes

Yesterday you’ve read my review of the ELC strobes, today I can share a video we did with the strobes giving you a quick rundown of what these strobes can do. Well actually it’s just a little bit, they have so many options that it would take hours to show everything, but I show the things I use most :D