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    EL- Skyport Plus HS

    Hi-Sync    1/4000th sec.     f/2.0     ISO 200

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    "The Skyport HS offers reliability that hasn't been available with any transmitter before now. It incorporates so many advanced features that it opens up a whole new world in flash photography. I haven't been this excited about a new product announcement in a long time!"

    Michael Clark - Adventure Photographer

    Why Skyport Plus HS?


    The Skyport Plus HS is more than just a trigger for flash units.

    Control & visualise power settings of your Elinchrom units

    Visual feedback

    Control of all your lighting setup through a visual feedback interface with the display of power levels and modelling lamp settings.

    Hi-Sync technology

    Once Hi-Sync is activated, anyone can go beyond the normal X-sync of your DSLR camera. An 1/8000s shutter speed is now accessible to all, depending on the digital camera and type of flash unit.

    Extra distance range

    The distance range, 200 m (656 feet) outdoors and 60 m (196 feet) indoors, will enable to work under challenging circumstances without missing an important moment.


    No extra receiver

    Any flash unit with EL-Skyport capability, either built-in or external (like Transceiver RX for Style RX, Digital RX and Ranger RX series) is compatible.

    Learn more about EL units compatibility

    What is Hi-Sync ?


    Hi-Sync is the open door to a complete new world of flash photography.

    It's time to go past the barrier of flash photography!


    Hi-Sync    1/8000th sec.     f/3.5     ISO 800

    • Hi-Sync is the exclusive Elinchrom technology to go beyond the X-Sync of your Nikon, Canon or Sony DSLR camera.

    • It's easier than ever to setup and trigger your DSLR camera up to 1/8000s shutter speed.


    • This allows you to do the following: 

    Freeze motion

    Overpower the Sun

    Darken background

    Use wider aperture

    Learn more about Hi-Sync technology


    Easy access to in-depth features.

    Take full control and expand your vision!

    Hi-Sync    1/3200th sec.     f/4.5     ISO 125

    Visual interface

    The large LCD display features two-way control that lets you see the exact power of every light in your setup right on the transmitter. Users can control each light's power level and modelling lamp setting directly from the transmitter, which instantly shows the updated power settings.

    ODS (Over Drive Sync)

    ODS enables users to fine tune the Skyport Plus HS transmitter's trigger signal to optimize exposure at high shutter speeds while gain more light.

    Remote control

    Not only a trigger device; it is also a remote control for up-to 10 Elinchrom flash units with built-in receivers. Control and set the flash power and the modelling lamp in 4 Groups or individually. 

    Improved reliability

    The EL-Skyport HS has a total of 20 frequency channels that can be used for either Normal or Speed mode. Users can instantly distinguish which sync mode they are in as the backlit display glows green for normal mode, and red for speed mode. They can also enjoy a range up to 200 m (656’) outdoors and up to 60 m (196’) indoors.


    The EL-Skyport HS represents a seamless extension of the EL-Skyport family since it is also compatible with the three previous generations of flash units (including the EL-Skyport Transceiver RX module for Style RX, Digitial RX, and Ranger RX systems, the integrated EL-Skyport modules for D-Lite RX, BRX, ELC Pro HD and ELB series.). 

    Learn more about EL units compatibility.


    The transmitter attaches easily and securely to the hotshoe with its bayonet locking system and is powered by 2x AA batteries. It also features an integrated AF illuminator for fast focusing and a mini-USB socket for firmware updates.

    Learn more about firmware updates.


    • EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Canon

      EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for CanonN° 19366

      This EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is dedicated to Canon camera useres and offers fast shutter speeds up to 1/8000s.

      It also offers visual flash power and modelling lamp control on the display from the Transmitter for EL-Skyport enabled flash units and group settings. 


    • EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Nikon

      EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for NikonN° 19367

      This EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is dedicated to Nikon camera useres and offers fast shutter speeds up to 1/8000s.

      It also offers visual flash power and modelling lamp control on the display from the Transmitter for EL-Skyport enabled flash units and group settings.


    • EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Sony

      EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for SonyN° 19371

      This EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is dedicated to Sony camera useres and offers fast shutter speeds up to 1/8000s.

      It also offers visual flash power and modelling lamp control on the display from the Transmitter for EL-Skyport enabled flash units and Group settings. 


    Gear for Hi-Sync

    Which gear is ideal to work with the Skyport Plus HS?

    Find out the flash units optimized for Hi-Sync

    Hi-Sync    1/4000th sec.     f/2.8     ISO 80


    • ELB 400 HI-SYNC TO GO

      ELB 400 HI-SYNC TO GON° 10418.1

      Hi-Sync allows you to use your DSLR* camera at up to 1/8000s shutter speeds and still synchronise your flash. Ideal to freeze motion for many creative effects and also for controlling ambiant light.

      The new ProTec Location bag safely carries the ELB 400 and accessories, and it can be can customized and reconfigured to fit the equipment.

      No EL-Skyport Transmitter included. We recommend the Skyport HS, available for Canon, Nikon and soon Sony to match your camera.
      *Hi-Sync performance depends on the camera used.

    • Quadra HS Head

      Quadra HS HeadN° 20153

      The Quadra HS head is the ultimate power head for any ELB 400 or Quadra system. It offers optimised performance for Hi-Sync photography, such as high shutter speeds or overpowering the sun and limits the gradient effect to a maximum.

      Read more about the Quadra heads.

      Includes 2.5m flash cable, Quadra 13.5 cm reflector, Quadra protective cap and the multi function cap.

    • D-Lite RX 4

      D-Lite RX 4N° 20487.1

      The best entry-level unit available. Great recycling time, integrated EL-Skyport for remote triggering and many programmable options. With its colour and power stability, this is a great flash head for any photographer.

    • Ranger RX Speed AS - S Head Set

      Ranger RX Speed AS - S Head SetN° 10273.1

      This is a great set when power is need on location and to use with Hi-Sync.

    Your Elinchrom gear may work in Hi-Sync mode

    Learn more about EL units compatibility

    User Manual

    The user manual

    Download the PDF manual


    Skyport HS Compatibility

    Which Elinchrom unit is fully compatible?

    A compatibility chart with flash units, settings and functionnalities is available on our website.
    Please see below:


    How good is Hi-Sync?

    What results can I expect at a 1/8000s?

    Hi-Sync is camera, flash and shutter speed dependant.

    The gradient effect can be minimized with specific Hi-Sync equipment such as the Quadra HS flash head or D-Lite RX 4, with the ODS functionnality or by simply reducing the shutter speed on the camera.


    For more information:


    What is Hi-Sync?

    I need more informations about Hi-Sync technology.

    Hi-Sync is the exclusive Elinchrom technology to go beyond the X-Sync of your DSLR camera.

    You can easily set up and trigger your DSLR camera up to 1/8000s shutter speed

    This allows you to freeze motion, overpower the sun, darken background and use wider aperture.


    For more information on Hi-Sync technology:


    HSS, Hi-Sync, HS, HyperSync?

    HSS, Hi-Sync, HS, HyperSync. What's all this?

    All these allow you to achieve high shutter speed.

    • Hi-Sync (HS) is an Elinchrom technology which is similar to HyperSync from PocketWizard but is much easier to use and produces better results.
    • HSS on the other hand is a less powerful tool e.g. your lights need to be very close to your subject to be effective.


    More information about HS and HSS technologies:


    What is ODS?

    What is the ODS feature on the Skyport HS?

    ODS means Over Drive Sync.

    It enables to fine tune the Skyport HS's trigger signal to optimize exposure at high shutter speeds while gaining more light.

    The ODS Setup offers adjustment from 0.1 to 5.0 ms or can be switched off.

    The ODS value will vary depending on the camera and the flash unit used, and must be adjusted manually.

    Skyport HS user manual

    Where can I find the manual for the Skyport HS?

    Skyport HS Firmware update

    How can I update the firmware of my Skyport Plus HS?

    The firmware of the Skyport HS can be updated via the mini USB socket.

    Please download the Elinchrom Updater software available on our website:


    Use a Canon Skyport HS on a Nikon camera and reverse

    Is the Skyport Plus HS for Nikon also usable on manual when mounted on a Canon? I don't need the Hi-Sync feature, just for triggering.

    Yes you can use it manually.

    Only the hot-shoe middle contact is available to trigger Elinchrom flash units. 

    You can use a Canon Skyport HS on a Nikon or a Nikon Skyport HS on a Canon in manual mode. You can still controll power and see the unit displayed on the Skyport HS.

    But Hi-Sync and ODS features are not available and will not have any effect!

    Unit not displayed on the Skyport HS

    I can't find my old unit on the display when doing a scan.

    Units equipped with a plug-in Transceiver RX are limited in remote features.

    These units can however be triggered and controlled (but with no visual feedback) by the Skyport HS.
    For more information about compatibility, please check this page.


    Skyport HS don't recognize the unit

    I cannot get the Skyport to recognize my unit. I have tried every frequency across both units but nothing seems to work.

    Activate the EL-Skyport receiver in your unit.
    1. Switch on the EL-Skyport receiver in the unit.
    2. Set Group and Frequency channel to 1.
    3. Set the sync mode of the unit to NORMAL SYNC mode under the ELSP feature, the backlit display should appear green.


    Download the quickstart guide for more information:


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