2018 will prove to be a defining year for me.
I am about to overhaul my existing equipment by selling off most of my kit with a view to Upgrading' to newer and hopefully better kit.
I am expected to receive the 6Dii imminently. I have spoken with a local store to accept this in 'Part-Exchange so that I can acquire a new 5D IV and to pay a small difference.
In addition, I am about to unload my lenses. I will keep the 100mm L IS USM f/2.8 & I will purchase the 24-70mm f/2.8L USM ii.
This latter lens will be my go-to lens for outdoor photography - street-life & general photography. The 100mm will serve me for both indoor & outdoor Portrait work.
To help me to achieve this I have finally decided to 'release' my prized ELC Pro HD's (500's) x 3. They are about to be sold.
Instead, I have selected to go for the Profoto B1X on-location Kit with the Air Remote TTL-C triggering system - this way, I can use these lights indoors & outdoors as I please. I am hoping that on travels, my kit will not break the 'weight-allowances' imposed by European carriers.
I have searched eBay extensively, and I have found many substitute brands that I can buy the peripheral accessories from and very cheaply!
I want to know from you seasoned professionals whether the B1X's are really any good and reliable for outdoor shoots. As always, the Profoto website and their brand ambassadors create really impressive videos to promote the product range - yes, guilty I have now succumbed!
Let me know what your experiences are with this stuff - I will have most of my new gear arriving around mid-Jan' 2018. I have now stopped 'assisting' other photographers on their shoots using my kit and systems. So, I now will be free to 'POST' my created images online unrestrictedly. I hope that 2018 proves to be a really successful New Year for us all.