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    © Brett Florens

    ELB 500 TTL

    Press Release

    Elinchrom introduces the ELB 500 TTL,

    The most powerful portable TTL light ever!

    The new ELB 500 TTL is the most powerful and portable TTL light ever designed for adventurous portrait photographers shooting both in studio and on location.

    Today, Elinchrom introduces the ELB 500 TTL, an incredibly portable and powerful battery pack combining 500Ws of power with a feature set including TTL, High Speed Sync, Active Charging, Full Asymmetry with built-in Skyport designed to empower the workflow of portrait photographers both in studio and on location.

    Speed & Simplicity with TTL

    The ELB 500 TTL is ideal for photographers who find themselves in time sensitive shooting environments where the inherent speed of TTL lets them capture images at the speed of life or for those who simply prefer the convenience of TTL.

    The “Manual Lock” functionality allows photographers to get an initial “lock” on their exposure in TTL and then switch to manual mode to further adjust their exposure as they need or to explore different creative effects.

    500 Ws Power in an Incredibly Portable Package

    The ELB 500 TTL is powerful enough to overpower the sun, delivers 400 full power flashes on a single charge and has a fast recycling time of 2 seconds at max power, ensuring you won’t miss an important moment.

    The ELB 500 TTL head is smaller than speedlites yet delivers 10 times more power. It is lightweight enough to be mounted on a camera bracket or boom arm while on location.

    "We created the ELB 500TTL

    for portrait photographers looking to take their work

    to more adventurous places with what we believe to be the perfect

    combination of power, features and value."

    Simon Whittle, CEO - Elinchrom

    The Versatility of HSS, Asymmetry & Active Charging

    High Speed Sync lets photographers freeze motion with incredible sharpness, create a narrow depth of field, or darken overly bright backgrounds using a high shutter speed (up to 1/8000sec).

    With the new ELB 500 TTL, not having to worry about flash sync limitations or the time of day makes for a very liberating creative experience.

    Full asymmetry across two lamp connections provides a broader range of creative control.

    Active Charging provides the freedom to charge the battery while actively shooting in studio, making it perfect for an uninterrupted workflow.

    The ELB 500 TTL’s native Q-Mount (Quadra Mount) is seamlessly compatible with Elinchrom’s super-portable “Portalite” series of softboxes and can work with any of your favorite full-sized Elinchrom light modifiers.

    Ease & Intuitiveness of a Brilliant User Interface

    When the pressure is on to get the shot, no one ever wants to fumble with controls.

    The large OLED display and intuitive controls of the ELB 500 TTL makes using the pack a pleasure.

    Convenience & Control with Skyport® and Phottix ODIN

    The ELB 500 TTL features built-in Skyport, Elinchrom’s reliable and easy to use wireless system as well as Odin II functionality from Phottix. This lets a photographer trigger and control virtually any light or combination of lights in their collection with either Elinchrom or Phottix transmitters right from their camera.

    The Skyport Plus HS becomes an Elinchrom Transmitter Pro with TTL

    Elinchrom is also pleased to announce a firmware update adding TTL control to the Skyport Plus HS for Canon and Nikon, other brands will follow.

    This new firmware update is available now.

    The Heritage, Quality & Value of Elinchrom

    The ELB 500 TTL is the newest compact flash solution in a long line of innovative and ultra-reliable Elinchrom products that represent a decades-long commitment to crafting the highest quality lighting tools while providing superb value to their customers.

    The ELB 500 TTL represents an optimal feature set for portrait photographers and is ideal for those looking to trade up to a more powerful option to their speedlights, trading over from less full-featured options or searching for the very best value in the category.

    To Go Set

    • ELB 500 TTL To Go

      ELB 500 TTL To GoN° 10309.1

      The ELB 500 TTL To Go is the ideal set to enjoy total freedom in a lightweight and portable solution while still delivering 400 full power flashes on a single charge. Freeze motion in action mode or use HSS, rely on the battery for on location work or plug it in the mains while shooting in studio with the Active Charge feature.

      The Elinchrom Transmitter Pro is not included in this set and must be order separately. Transmitters are available for Canon and Nikon. Other brands will follow later.

      Set ContentQty
      ELB 500 Snappy1
      ELB 500 Charger1
      ELB 500 Battery1
      ELB 500 TTL (Without Battery)1
      ELB 500 Head1
      Q-Reflector Grid 18 cm1
      ProTec Location Bag1
    • ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go

      ELB 500 TTL Dual To GoN° 10310.1

      The ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go is the perfect set to be used with total asymmetry. With two independent flash heads, the unit offers a wide variety of lighting possibilities. Combined with the TTL and HSS feature, it’s effortless to use while delivering exceptional high-end results.

      The Elinchrom Transmitter Pro is not included in this set and must be order separately. Transmitters are available for Canon and Nikon. Other brands will follow later.

      Set ContentQty
      ELB 500 TTL (Without Battery)1
      ELB 500 Battery1
      ELB 500 Head2
      ELB 500 Snappy1
      ELB 500 Charger1
      Q-Wide Reflector 13.5 cm1
      Q-Reflector Grid 18 cm1
      ProTec Location Bag1

    Items

    • ELB 500 TTL (Without Battery)

      ELB 500 TTL (Without Battery)N° 10232.1

      The ELB 500 TTL is a unit designed to empower the workflow of portrait photographers both in studio and on location. Combining 500Ws of power with a feature set including TTL, HSS, Active Charging, Full Asymmetry with built-in Skyport protocol.

      Please note, this item does not include the ELB 500 Battery (19297).

    • ELB 500 Head

      ELB 500 HeadN° 20190

      One head for all needs to make photographer choices easier than ever.

      The ELB 500 TTL head is smaller than speedlites yet delivers 10 times more power.

      It is lightweight enough to be mounted on a camera bracket or boom arm while on location.

      Supplied with a 2.5 m flash cable and a protective cap.

      The use of umbrellas sizes bigger than 85 cm is not recommended.

    • ELB 500 Snappy

      ELB 500 SnappyN° 19254

      The ELB 500 Snappy offers carrying comfort and protection to the ELB 500 TTL system.

      The ELB 500 Snappy is included in all ELB 500 TTL To Go and ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go Sets.

    • ELB 500 Charger

      ELB 500 ChargerN° 19277

      Charger for the ELB 500 TTL.

      Rely on the battery for on location work or plug it in the mains while shooting in studio with the Active Charge* feature.

      *Allows to charge while shooting.

    • ELB 500 Battery

      ELB 500 BatteryN° 19297

      With 400 flashes on a single charge. This removable Li-Ion battery for the ELB 500 TTL unit allows you to charge the battery while actively shooting*, making the pack easy to use in studio and on-location.

      *Active Charge

    • ProTec Location Bag

      ProTec Location BagN° 33195

      Designed with the photographer in mind, made out of durable nylon and YKK zippers, this is the ideal solution to fit portable flash such as the ELB 400 or previous Quadra series.

      Supplied with rain protective cover, adjustable and comfortable shoulder strap, 4 vertical and 4 horizontal dividers for exibility and 4 velcro straps to securely attach tripods or umbrellas.

      Dimensions
      L x H x W: 31.4 x 60.5 x 21.7 cm
      Weight: 3.1 kg

    • Q-Reflector Grid 18 cm

      Q-Reflector Grid 18 cmN° 26056

      This reflector combines a high output with a good spread of light while the internal recess accepts 18 cm grids. Offers one extra stop of light.

      Only fits Quadra heads.

    • Q-Wide Reflector 13.5 cm

      Q-Wide Reflector 13.5 cmN° 26145

      This reflector, part of single heads and sets, offers a wide angle light distribution as a stand alone or umbrella reflector.

      Only fits Quadra heads.

    Specifications

    © Brett Florens

    ELB 500 TTL - Unit

    • 500 Ws
    • Full Asymmetry
    • 7 F-stops
    • TTL
    • HSS
    • 16.3 x 9.0 x 18.1 cm (LxWxH)
    • 2.48 kg (unit + battery)
    • 1.74 kg (without battery)
    • Flash Duration - Action: 1/20000s
    • Flash Duration - Normal: 1/3400s
    • Recycling Times - 0.05 - 2 seconds
    • OLED control display

    ELB 500 TTL - Battery

    • Li-Ion 14,4 V - 72 W/h
    • 0.73 kg
    • Removable
    • 28000 flashes - min power / 400 flashes - full power
    • Active Charge

    Compatibility

    • Skyport: Elinchrom Transmitter Pro
    • Phottix: Phottix Odin II Transmitter

    Availability

    The ELB 500 TTL is available starting today.

    Price

    ELB 500 TTL To Go

    $1899 USD / €1699 EUR / £1499 GBP

    ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go

    $2124 USD / €1949 EUR / £1749 GBP

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