When David Hobby mentioned the new LP621 months ago, it looked like a great tool to open new lighting positions into my repertoire. At its price point, it offered a great and cheap way to have almost directly overhead lighting, either for portraits or still-life, without me having to hold the flash.

Well, after a mention like that from Hobby (aka. Strobist) MPEX immediately ran out of stock (the product was Slashdotted, you might say) and my order entered the queue of “we’ll ship it when we can.” Well, fast forward a couple months until I’d basically forgotten placing the order. Lo and behold, this past week a rather long package appears at my desk at work…

I was able to give the boom a whirl this evening while shooting the pumpkins we carved for Halloween, and I’m sold… This next week is going to be busy, but some evening I think I should try more. After all, my flash batteries are now all charged up again!