If you are like me, your gear gets pretty beat up. Since I shoot on location in remote areas in harsh conditions, I am constantly testing the ‘waterproof, dirt proof, shock resistant’ aspect of all my gear. I rely on my Elinchrom ELB400s for many of my location shoots. On a recent ‘cliffside wedding’ shoot for Elinchrom, we had ELB400s sitting in the mud and dangling from carabiners 24 feet off the ground on light stands. If only I had the Pro Media Gear Cage for my ELB400 for that shoot.
This lightweight aluminum cage is designed to firmly fit to the ELB400 and has a lot of useful features. First, the cage has handles that make it easy to carry and position. If you still want to use your shoulder strap, the cage has attachment points for the strap. A really handy feature is the cage offers multiple attachment points for other pieces of gear. For starters, you can mount a standard 5/8″ lightstand adapter onto the cage to provide a place to attach a flash head. This is the perfect solution when you want to use a low background stand and don’t have one. Just attach the flash head to the cage.
Another really cool feature is the light stand mount. This mount screws into the cage, allowing you to attach your ELB400 on a lightstand section off the ground. No more worries about putting your pack in the snow or mud, just mount it directly to the light stand.
This cage offers a lot of useful options in a lightweight, simple design. I have been using mine on shoots and love it. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes. The cage can be purchased at Pro Media Gear for $179.95.