Elinchrom claims ELM8 is the most versatile continuous LED light ever

Elinchrom ELM8
(Image credit: Elinchrom)

Studio flash experts Elinchrom have teamed up with the LED masters at Light & Motion to produce the Elinchrom ELM8: a portable yet highly powerful continuous location light.

Continuous lighting is great for shooting video, but is also a useful alternative to a flash when shooting stills, as it effectively gives you a live preview of the lighting characteristics you're shooting with, so there's no need to work out exposure settings or be at the mercy of TTL accuracy.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.