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    © Brett Florens

    Get The Perfect Shot,

    Right From the Start.

    ELB 500 TTL

    The Most Powerful

    Portable TTL Light Ever

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

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

    Simple. Fast. Powerful.

    Video

    ELB 500 TTL

    Focus On The Stories You Want To Share.

    Enjoy Simplicity

    Challenging situations are simple thanks to TTL.

    Be ready within seconds and enjoy beautiful light right from the first shot with TTL.

    If necessary, quickly switch to manual on your transmitter to take full control of your ELB 500 TTL.

    Set the light you want, in all simplicity.

    Power with HSS

    With 500 Ws, easily overpowers the sun.

    The Elinchrom Pro transmitter gives you access to High Speed Sync to seamlessly synchronise at speeds of up to 1/8000s.

    Freeze motion, darken and overpower the ambient light or use wider aperture.

    Create easy dreamy backgrounds.

    Endless Freedom

    The ELB 500 TTL offers you 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 into the mains while shooting in studio with the Active Charge feature.

    No matter what, the ELB 500 TTL will deliver!

    Exceptional Light Quality

    10 times more powerful than an on-camera flash, the ELB 500 TTL doesn’t sacrifice light quality for ease of use and portability.

    Together with the EL range of accessories, benefit from perfect light distribution and generate high-end light quality with countless setups wherever you shoot.

    Unmatched colour and light consistency.

    Unlimited Creativity

    The ELB 500 TTL offers you the fun and creativity of flash photography.

    It is the perfect all-round portable studio flash for all your imaging. The unit offers a wide variety of lighting possibilities when used with two asymmetrical controllable flash heads.

    Effortless to use / delivering exceptional results.

    Seamless From Top to Bottom

    A fast and easy workflow.

    Your workflow becomes easier and faster than ever with the ELB 500 TTL thanks to the TTL and seamless HSS features.

    The unit works just like an assistant.

    Concentrate on the story you want to tell.

    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

    Transmitter PRO

    • Transmitter PRO - Nikon®

      Transmitter PRO - Nikon®N° 19367

      The Elinchrom Transmitter PRO is dedicated to compatible Nikon cameras.

      It offers fast shutter speeds up to 1/8000s, with HS / HSS and TTL / Manual functions.

      A visual display allow photographers to control flash power and modelling lamp and enable Elinchrom flash units and group settings.

      Compatibility

    • Transmitter PRO - Canon®

      Transmitter PRO - Canon®N° 19366

      The Elinchrom Transmitter PRO is dedicated to compatible Canon cameras.

      It offers fast shutter speeds up to 1/8000s, with HS / HSS and TTL / Manual functions.

      A visual display allow photographers to control flash power and modelling lamp and enable Elinchrom flash units and group settings.

      Compatibility

    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

    Accessories

    • Q-Portalite Octa 56 cm

      Q-Portalite Octa 56 cmN° 26600

      This Portalite softbox is designed to work as a small beauty dish when used with the optional deflector set.

      The EL speedring and rods are designed to give good stability and quick assembly.

      Only fits Quadra heads.

    • Q-Protective Cap

      Q-Protective CapN° 25101

      This durable protective cap keeps the flashtube and the LED pilot light safe as well as making Quadra heads even more portable!

    • Q-Extension Cable 5m

      Q-Extension Cable 5mN° 11003

      This 5 m extension cable fits to all Quadra flash heads.

      Extension cables may reduce power output and slow down flash duration.

    • Q-Reflector Adapter MK-II

      Q-Reflector Adapter MK-IIN° 26342

      Enables photographers to use any accessory of the Elinchrom range such as Rotalux and Litemotiv softoxes or any other EL accessory on the Quadra flash heads.

      Learn more

      Beware when using heavier third-party accessories, as these might put stress on the Quadra Reflector Adapter MK-II.

    • 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.

    • 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 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

    • 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.

    And much more!

    With the Q-Reflector Adaptor, the ELB 500 TTL heads can fit the complete range of Elinchrom light shapers.

    Lear more

    • Litemotiv Softbox Octa 120cm

      Litemotiv Softbox Octa 120cmN° 28004

      This 120 cm is the big brother of the Rotalux Deep 100 cm.

      With 16 rods, the optional heavy-duty bracket and higher light output with this new fabric, the Litemotiv 120 cm is the ideal light source.

      The Litemotiv bracket is not included and must be ordered separately!

    • Rotalux® Softbox Deep Octa 100 cm

      Rotalux® Softbox Deep Octa 100 cmN° 26185

      This narrow shaped Deep Octa reduces the spread of light and offers sharper shadows compared to standard sized octagonal softboxes. It provides a very even diffuse light over the front screen and is an excellent crispy and direct light when used without diffusers to give a beauty dish look. 

    • High Performance Reflector 48° 26 cm

      High Performance Reflector 48° 26 cmN° 26137

      A bright, high performance reflector, ideal for general sports applications.

    • Softlite Silver Reflector 70cm 64°

      Softlite Silver Reflector 70cm 64°N° 26167

      Larger than its 44 cm counterpart, it is ideal when working further away from the subject, be it beauty or portraiture work. This silver finishing offers extra contrast for stunning images.

      The included Deflector Set can modify the colour and softness.

      The Deflectors included are not compatible with other brand units or Speedring adapters.

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    Technical specifications

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    User manual

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    FAQ

    ELB 500, ELB 400 / Quadra head compatibility

    Is the ELB 500 TTL head compatible with the ELB 400 / Quadra units and vice versa?

    No,

    The ELB 500 TTL head is not compatible with the Quadra / ELB 400 Unit.

    The Quadra heads cannot be used on ELB 500 TTL units either, an error message will appear on the screen.

    The voltages of the packs and heads are different and cannot be mixed up.

    Why TTL?

    Why did we implemented TTL technology in our latest unit?

    We are in a world where we need to work faster with an efficient workflow.
    This is why we introduced TTL within our portfolio of products. 

    HS and HSS in the same setup

    Can the ELB 500 TTL be integrated in an existing Elinchrom setup with Hi-Sync and HSS altogether?

    Yes, it works seamlessly.

    Why HSS?

    Why did we implemented HSS technology in our latest unit instead of Hi-Sync?

    Previously, we only introduced products with Hi-Sync as HSS had a substantial disadvantage of power. 

    With the ELB 500 TTL, we have been able to optimise HSS to the point that it is not dissimilar in power to Hi-Sync, thus making Elinchrom's HSS the most powerful HSS from comparable powered units on the market to date.

    Hi-Sync and ELB 500 TTL

    Is Hi-Sync implemented in the ELB 500 TTL?

    No.
    We decided to only implement HSS as it offers a good compromise between flexibility and performance.

    TTL in manual

    Is it possible to use the ELB 500 TTL in manual mode rather than TTL?

    TTL is only here to help you if needed.
    So yes, if you don't want TTL, you can just as easily use it in manual.
    If you want to start in TTL, lock exposure and then switch to manual, this is also possible.

    ELB 500, ELB 400, Quadra / accessories compatibility

    What is compatible with the existing Quadra accessories and the ELB 500 TTL?

    The heads and batteries are not compatible. 

    All Q-Mount accessories; light shapers, protective caps and cables are compatible with the ELB 500 TTL.

     

    Active Charge

    What is Active Charge on the ELB 500 TTL?

    It's a feature that enables you to charge while using the unit, this means you could keep the modelling lamp on at all time.

    HSS vs Hi-Sync

    How does HSS compared with Hi-Sync?

    The ELB 400 with a Quadra HS head and the ELB 500 TTL with an ELB 500 head are so very similar from power output. Whether one is more powerful than the other now depends upon the individual camera. 

    HSS offers the advantage of less exposure banding and no gradient in the exposure, than HS.

     

    ELB 500 TTL vs ELB 400

    The ELB 500 TTL vs ELB 400, where is the advantage?

    The ELB 500 TTL offers 100 Ws more power, a new easy to use and large interface, TTL, HSS, full asymmetry and to do so a completely new internal circuitry.

    The ELB 500 TTL also offers only one type of head to shoot all kinds of various photography possible.



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