The ELC Pro HD 500/500 To Go 2 Light Kit is a powerful core kit for photographers working in the studio or on the road. The kit includes two 500W/s flash heads with built-in EL Skyport SPEED radio receivers, an EL Skyport SPEED transmitter, a ProTec Poly Bag for the lights and 2 umbrella reflectors.
Elinchrom has packed the ELC Pro HD 500 with professional features we've come to expect from a flash head of this caliber and added quite a bit more. Power is continuously variable from 7 to 500W/s while the 300W proportional modeling lamp allows you to preview your settings before exposure. The ELC Pro HD 500 recycles to full power in just 0.7 sec. with flash durations as short as an action-freezing 1/5,000 sec. at lower settings. In fact, up to 20 frames per second is possible at minimum power. An intelligent low noise, temperature activated fan keeps the head cool and pre-flash detector lets you integrate your on-camera flash into your studio system.
Since the heads have built-in 8 channel EL Skyport SPEED receivers, you can trigger them wirelessly at distances up to 393'. The transmitter's trigger modes allow you to address special situations. The Sequential Mode, for instance enables triggering up to 20 ELCs in bursts or in a continuous cycle. Delayed Mode offers a choice of first or second curtain syncing while Strobo Mode allows single frame stroboscopic action sequences.
The ELC Pro HD 500 Flash Head from Elinchrom is evidence of the company's continued commitment to pushing the envelope in monolight design. Elinchrom has packed the ELC Pro HD 500 with professional features we've come to expect from a flash head of this caliber and added quite a bit more. Short recycling times coupled with fast flash durations make freeze-motion, stop-action shooting possible. In fact, up to 20 frames per second is possible at minimum power. An intelligent low noise, temperature-activated fan keeps the head cool and lengthens the life of both the flash tube and modeling lamp. A pre-flash detector lets you integrate your on-camera flash into your studio system.
Power, variable continuously from 7 to 500W/s, can be mimicked by the 300W proportional modeling lamp to preview your effects. Although Elinchrom provides one, you can swap the sync cord with a separately purchased 8-channel transceiver for wireless triggering from your camera. The head has one built-in to receive the signal. Flash modes allow you to address special situations. The Sequential Mode enables triggering up to 20 ELCs in bursts or in a continuous cycle. Delayed Mode offers a choice of first or second curtain syncing while Strobo Mode allows single frame stroboscopic action sequences. Finally, the auto-sensing multi-voltage power supply means that you can use the ELC Pro HD 500 anywhere in the world.
The black ProTec Poly Bag from Elinchrom is a new robust shoulder bag, which can safely carry, for example, two Elinchrom compacts, such as D-lite RX, BRX and Style 300 or 600RX. Alternatively, it can carry two Quadra battery packs and two Quadra heads with some accessories. For comfortably carrying the bag, there is a detachable shoulder strap and a top grip handle.
Using the Elinchrom Skyport SPEED Transmitter you can control basic functions of Elinchrom units such as the BXRI 250/500, Ranger Quadra and D-Lite-it with the built-in ELS Receiver, and Elinchrom RX units to which a Transceiver RX (not included) is attached. To control all RX functions of Style RX, Ranger RX, Ranger Quadra RX (only Ranger Quadra RX with serial numbers from 4001 onwards) and Digital RX from a computer, the USB Transceiver RX 19354/19348 (not included) and the latest EL Skyport software (not included) are required. With this software, additional features are available such as Strobing, Counter and more.
The Skyport remote control system works at distances up to 196' (60 m) indoors; up to 393' (120 m) outdoors, and up to 1/250s shutter speed. It can control flashes in 4 selectable workgroups, and there are 8 frequency channels. With 40-bit security, you get interference-free operation.
The Transmitter synchronizes remote flash units when each is fitted with either a "Universal" receiver (not included) that fits all flash brands or the Transceiver RX (not included) fitting Style RX, Digital RX and Ranger RX units or units with EL-Skyport Transceiver built-in (BXRi 250/500 & Ranger Quadra AS). The RX Transceiver also provides control over the power and modeling lamp of all Elinchrom RX flash units, directly from the Skyport Transmitter Speed. This transmitter uses a 3V lithium battery (CR2430).
Gives wide, even umbrella coverage (no center hot spot), even at close flashtube-to-umbrella distance. Supplied with all Location Outfits. A patented, durable bayonet locking system provides positive instant mounting.
|Guide Number||212.6' (64.8 m) @ 3.3' (1.0 m), ISO 100 with 48° reflector|
|Recycle Time|| At full power: |
@ 230VAC Slow: 2.0 sec., Default: 0.75 sec., Fast: 0.6 sec.
@ 115VAC Slow: 2.5 sec., Default: 0.9 sec., Fast: 0.7 sec.
Maximum flashes per sec at min power: 20
|Flash Duration|| Min / Max: 1/2,940 / 1/2,330 @ t0.5 |
At 53W/s: 1/5,000 (3.1 power setting)
|Flash Variability||7.0 Stops: 7.0 - 500W/s Power range display: 0.3 - 6.3|
|User Replaceable Flashtube||Yes, S-Type, Omega plug-in|
|Modeling Light Wattage||300W|
|Modeling Light Control||Full, Free, Proportional|
|Voltage Stabilization||Yes, +/- 0.1%|
|Flash Ready Indicator||Audible and LED|
|Operating Voltage||90 - 265VAC, 50/60Hz|
|Sync Socket||3.5 mm Jack|
|Umbrella Mount||7.0 mm Diameter|
|Built-in Slave Cell|| Optical/IR |
Integrated transceiver: 8 frequency channels with 4 Groups with full RX features
|Power Consumption|| @ 230VAC, 50Hz |
Slow: during charge: 350
Default: during charge: 700
Fast: during charge: 875
@ 115VAC, 60Hz
Slow: during charge: 250
Default: during charge: 500
Fast: during charge: 625
|Pure Sine Wave Converter||AC/DC, slow charge: 600 with halogen|
|Fan Cooled||Yes, temperature-controlled|
|Dimensions||12.4 x 5.5 x 8.2" (31.5 x 14 x 21 cm) With protective cap|
|Weight||5.18 lb (2.35 kg)|
|Materials||Not specified by the manufacturer|
|Type of Closure||Zippered|
|Dimensions||14.8 x 14.6 x 10.8" / 37.5 x 37.0 x 27.5 cm|
|Carrying/Transport Options||Shoulder strap, top grip handle|
|Weight||5.8 lb / 2.6 kg|
|Dimensions||1.57 x 1.96" (4 x 5 cm)|
|Weight||1.26 oz (39 g) including battery|