Photography and Studio Equipment: Leica SL and Elinchrom
I'm receiving many emails every month asking about my studio setups, so I decided to create a little compendium with some information on my photographic equipment, lights, and computers. I'm a proud Leica Certified Photographer and Elinchrom Ambassador, and I shoot all my assignment with Leica Cameras and Elinchrom light equipment.
Since 2016 my studio setup is made of two new Leics SL with the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90 f2.8-4. I also own several Nikon AIS MF Lenses and Canon FD Lenses that I use on the Leica SL through Novoflex adapters.
2 ELC Pro HD 1000 Elichrom studio strobes, 1 ELB 1200, 1 ELB 400, 2 Elinchrom Quadra RX portable sets (4 heads), 10 led lights panels are my locations and studio light equipment.
My daylight studio consists of a white limbo (big enough for a medium sized car), makeup room, storage, and offices. Here is also where hold my Portrait and Post-production Workshops.
Street Photography setup consists of a Leica M10 and a Leica Monochrom Typ 246 with a 35mm f2 Summicron and a 21mm f2.8 Elmarit lens and the new Leica Q2 with a 28mm 1.7 Summilux lens. In the last period, I'm also shooting Street Photography with my Leica CL together with the 18mm lens.
In my street bag, you can find many memory cards, a Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 LED, a Samsung Note 8 and an iPhone 8, a Samsung Tab S4, a Nintendo 3DS loaded with Jrpgs and a pipe filled with some good vanilla tobacco.
My little Soho was updated in August 2018. I'm a Nerd/Geek/Comic lover/Gamer so as you can imagine my office is filled with hardware, artbooks, action figures, videogames and so on.
My post-production unit is made of a PC based on Window 10 64 bit with a six-core i7 latest generation CPU, 32 gigabytes of superfast Ram and two Nvidia GTX1080ti graphic cards in SLI configuration.
All my backups are stored on several terabytes of Nas in Raid 1 configuration connected to my computers with a gigabit LAN. I also have a couple of RAID 1 SSD portable storage devices to backup files during assignments.
The most important files are also stored on external hard drives located in a secure location. The main studio portfolio is also stored in Tif and Jpg formats on three cloud accounts (Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft One Drive).
I do all my post-production on a 32" Asus PA329Q ProArt 4K Monitor using a Wacom Intuos M Tablet.
I’m working with the Adobe Creative Suite environment (Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effect). All my 3D Renderings are done with the new Luxology Modo and latest release of Blender 3D.
My laptops are a 15” Asus Rog Strix ScarII with 32gbyte of ram and an RTX2070 graphic card connected to a Wacom Intuos 5 S tablet for heavy retouching loads and a 12" MacBook with i7 and 16 Gbyte of Ram connected to a Wacom Cintiq 16 for illustration works.
An i7 Mac Mini 2012 with 16 GByte of ram works as a small server to access my hard drives when I'm not in my studio and as a Plex Server for my media libraries.
My studio manager Antonella works on an i5 Mac Mini 2012, 16 Gbyte of Ram a Dell UltraSharp U2412M Monitor and a Wacom Intuos 5 S tablet.
Music in my studio is streamed through a Denon DNP-800NE Network Streamer connected with my Spotify and Tidal Playlists.
Besides work equipment as you can notice from the picture above, I’m a videogame / Scifi Movie / Comic addicted. All around the office you can see Blu-rays, Artbooks and several consoles: PS4 PRO, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox360, PS3, PS2, PS Vita, Wii, Gamecube, 3DS, Nvidia Shield and many more much older devices (I'm a retro gamer as well).
For PC gaming a second unit with i7 6700K, 32gbyte of fast ram, an Nvidia RTX2080ti and an Oculus Rift connected to an Asus ROG SWIFT Curved PG348Q Gaming Monitor. Games are loaded in my Steam, Origin, Gog and Microsoft libraries.
That's all I guess. Any more questions? Write to me :)
Updated 22 March 2019