In "Normal" sync mode, the backlit screen lights up in green on the EL-Skyport Plus HS. On other EL-Skyport Transmitters and Receivers, this setting is set by default.
Use this mode when shooting at normal flash sync speeds. i.e. when using a shutter speed of 1/250 second or below, or when shooting in Hi-Sync (HS) mode.
When using "Normal" mode, make sure that the EL-Skyport receiver built into the flash unit or the power pack, is also set to "Normal" mode. Both the flash unit and the Transmitter must work in the same sync mode. If this is not the case, no communication and no flash can be triggered nor power settings can be changed or displayed.
In "Speed" sync mode, the backlit screen of the EL-Skyport Plus HS lights up in red. On all EL-Skyport Transmitters and Receivers, this setting has to be enabled.
The Speed sync mode is designed to be used with leaf shutter lenses offered by Hasselblad or Phase One and allows to use shutter speeds faster than 1/250s. The maximum shutter speed depends on the camera system and can go up to 1/1000s or even 1/1600s.
When using "Speed" sync mode, make sure that the EL-Skyport receiver built into the flash unit or the power pack is also set to "Speed" mode. Both the flash unit and the Transmitter must work in the same sync mode. If this is not the case, no communication and no flash can be triggered nor power settings can be changed or displayed.
The "Speed" sync mode has been designed to be used with digital medium format cameras. That's why we recommend to always stay in "Normal" mode if you don't use Hasselblad or Phase One cameras.
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