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    Skyport HS Compatibility

     

     

     

    Elinchrom produced three different EL-Skyport versions over the past years.

    Every new generation did offer additional new features and improved performance, but still it is possible to use the Hi-Sync feature with earlier versions of the EL-Skyport receivers either built-in Elinchrom flash units or as a plug-in module.

    Please find in the compatibility chart your version and the available features, when used with the latest EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS.

     

    1st Generation

    EL-Skyport Transceiver RX plug-in module for Style RX, Digital RX and Ranger RX.

    The units with the transceiver RX can be detected but their power levels will not be displayed.

    Their power levels can however be adjusted.

    2nd Generation

    Built-in EL-Skyport module Mk1 for BRX, D-Lite RX, Quadra, Quadra Hybrid.

    These units can be detected with their power levels displayed and adjusted.

    3rd Generation

    Built-in EL-Skyport module Mk2 for ELC Pro HD and ELB.

    These units can be detected with their power levels displayed and adjusted.

    This generation also offers extended distance range.

    Compatible Cameras

    EL-Skyport Plus HS for Canon

    Firmware V.1.3

    • 100D
    • 400D
    • 450D(Kiss X2)
    • 500D(Kiss X3)
    • 550D
    • 600D
    • 650D
    • 700D
    • 750D
    • 760D
    • 1200D
    • 1300D
    • 20D
    • 30D
    • 40D
    • 60D
    • 70D
    • 80D
    • 5D
    • 5D Mark II
    • 5D Mark III
    • 5D Mark IV
    • 5Ds
    • 6D
    • 7D
    • 7D Mark II
    • 1D
    • 1D Mark II
    • 1D Mark III
    • 1D Mark IV
    • 1D Mark IIN
    • 1DS
    • 1DS
    • Mark II
    • 1DS Mark III
    • 1DX
    • G1X
    • G1XII
    • G6 *
    • G12
    • EOS M
    • EOS M2
    • EOS M3

     

     

    *Hi-Sync not compatible

    EL-Skyport Plus HS for Nikon

    Firmware V. 1.3

    • D40 *
    • D40X *
    • D60 *
    • D70 *
    • D70S *
    • D90 *
    • D200
    • D300
    • D300S
    • D3200 *
    • D3300 *
    • D3400 *
    • D5000 *
    • D5100 *
    • D5200 *
    • D5300 *
    • D5500 *
    • D7000
    • D7100
    • D7200
    • D500 *
    • D600 *
    • D610 *
    • D700
    • D750
    • D800
    • D810
    • D2HS
    • D2X
    • D2XS
    • D3
    • D3X
    • D3S
    • D4

    *Hi-Sync not compatible

    EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony

    Firmware V.1.1

    • A7
    • A7 II *
    • A7r
    • A7r II *
    • A7s
    • A7s II *
    • A33
    • A37
    • A55
    • A57
    • A77
    • A77II
    • A99
    • A100
    • A230
    • A290
    • A330
    • A350
    • A380
    • A390
    • A450
    • A500
    • A550
    • A560
    • A580
    • A700
    • A850
    • A6000
    • A6300
    • RX1
    • NEX-7K

    *Might show a triggering delay with the Transmitter due to the TTL and Auto focus communication.

    More information about AF option availability

    EL-Skyport Plus HS for Olympus and Panasonic

    Firmware V.1.1

    • E-M1
    • E-M5 Mark II
    • E-M5
    • E-M10 Mark II
    • E-M10
    • PEN-F
    • E-P5
    • E-PL7
    • E-PL6
    • E-PL5
    • E-PM2
    • E-5
    • E-410
    • G7
    • GX85
    • GX8
    • GH4
    • LX100
    • FZ300
    • FZ1000

    Skyport HS Version

    • ELS Transmitter Plus HS for Canon

      ELS 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. 

      Compatibility

    • ELS Transmitter Plus HS for Nikon

      ELS 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.

      Compatibility

    • ELS Transmitter Plus HS for Sony

      ELS 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. 

      Compatibility

    • ELS Transmitter Plus HS for Olympus / Panasonic

      ELS Transmitter Plus HS for Olympus / PanasonicN° 19372

      This EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is dedicated to Olympus and Panasonic 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. 

      Compatibility

    FAQ

    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:

    http://www.elinchrom.com/support/ELSP-HS.html

    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:

    http://www.elinchrom.com/reviews/SkyportPlusHS.html

    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:

    http://www.elinchrom.com/learn/what-is-hi-sync.html

    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:

    http://www.elinchrom.com/learn/hss-hs.html

    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:

    http://www.elinchrom.com/support/firmware.html

    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.

    http://www.elinchrom.com/support/ELSP-HS.html

     
    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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