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    Built For Your

    Daily Adventure.

    ELC 125 / ELC 500

    © Emily Teague

    Built For Your

    Daily Adventure.

    ELC 125 / ELC 500

    Compact Studio Lights

    Created to Last.

    The ELC 125 and ELC 500 are studio lights built to handle your next adventure reliably and consistently.

    The ELC features TTL with Manual Lock, HSS, Smart Pro-Active Cooling, Auto-On and direct compatibility with Elinchrom’s world-renowned light modifiers.

    Ready. Play. Create.

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    ELC 125 / ELC 500

    Built For Your Daily Adventure.

    Always Prepared

    The ELCs are ready to go the moment inspiration strikes you.

    With Auto-On, the unit is always in standby mode with your previous settings saved, and the onboard TTL speeds up dialing in your next exposure. The Manual Lock function enables a quick switch from TTL to Manual without losing exposure settings for quick adjustments or to explore creative effects.

    Engineered to Last

    Every aspect of the ELC 125 and ELC 500 has been designed and rigorously tested to deliver maximum reliability and extended lifetime.

    Elinchrom created the ELCs to last through your next adventure.

    And the one after.

    And many after that.

    Stay Cool Under Pressure

    With the Smart Pro-Active Cooling, never interrupt your creative flow.

    The ELCs learn your shooting style and adapt their cooling cycles around it.

    Plus, their cleverly engineered airflow design and low-noise, speed-controlled fan can handle the heaviest of workloads.

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    Direct access to Elinchrom’s world-renowned light modifiers.

    As important as a solid studio strobe is, the light modifier is where the real magic happens. The bayonet Quick-Lock system grants you direct access to Elinchrom’s best light modifiers. Combined with the ELC’s bright, daylight LED modelling lamp to aid your pre-visualisation. The potential to evolve your lighting style is endless.

    Unlimited Flexibility

    Your equipment should never limit you.

    Whether you are experimenting in your living room or working in a large studio, the ELC 125 and 500 can acclimate. Both can be powered down to 7 Ws so that you can reach your desired depth of field or add only a hint of light. Plus, with HSS, you can freeze motion, overpower ambient light and darken backgrounds.

    Edit Less, Deliver Faster

    Elinchrom’s precise colour science and accuracy.

    Color accuracy over the whole power range enables you to deliver professional and consistent results to your clients with less wasted time and money in post-production.

    Key Features

    TTL

    With Manual Lock, switch from TTL to Manual without losing exposure settings.

    HSS

    Sync up to 1/8000s, freeze motion, overpower ambient light and darken backgrounds.

    Color Accuracy

    Elinchrom employs precise color science ensuring accuracy over the whole power range.

    Smart Pro-Active Cooling

    The ELCs learn your shooting style and adapt their cooling cycle around it. The speed-controlled fan can handle heavy workloads.

    Group Color Indicators

    The side logos illuminate in the given color group for immediate visual identification.

    Metal Tilt-Head

    Practical ergonomics and a two-way metal tilt-head let you adjust large modifiers swiftly and precisely.

    Centered Umbrella Fitting

    Maximize umbrella illumination and extend creative options with the EL Deflector System to modify hardness, softness, or tone sharp shadow edges.

    Wide Power Range

    The ELC can be powered down to 7 Ws to reach your desired depth of field or add only a hint of light.

    Bright LED Mod Lamp

    Output of 3000 Lumens at 5700K / CRI92

    Bayonet Quick-Lock System

    An improved speed ring mount grants you direct access to Elinchrom’s world-renowned light modifiers.

    Intuitive Interface

    Designed to provide the most efficient user experience with the vital flash duration information displayed.

    Custom Favorite Button

    Grants direct access to your favorite feature.

    With the Best Modifiers

    With Elinchrom's best modifiers, the potential to evolve your lighting style is endless.

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    Specifications

    TTL / HSS

    Yes (w/Transmitter Pro)

    Flash Modes

    Action On: Faster flash durations

    Action Off: Optimised colour temperature

    LED Modelling Lamp

    Daylight 20W 92 CRI LED / equivalent to 120W

    Power increments, Manual / TTL mode

    0.1 F-stop / 0.3 F-stop

    Auto Power Dumping

    Adjusts power settings automatically in real time

    Fan Cooled

    Yes (Smart Pro-Active Cooling)

    Skyport (built-in)

    20 freq., 4 Groups, TTL and Manual

    Voltage

    Multivoltage: AC 100-240V

    Umbrella Fitting

    Centred Umbrella Fitting 7-8 mm

    ELC 125

    Power Range

    7 - 131 Ws (5 F-stops)

    Color Stability over the power range

    +/- 150 K

    Best Flash Duration t0.1

    1/7750 s

    Recycling Time 230V

    0.06 - 0.45 s.

    Recycling Time 120V

    0.1 - 0.8 s.

    Dimensions LxWxH (w/protective cap)

    23.0 x 16.7 x 26.30 cm

    9.05 x 6.57 x 10.35 inches

    Weight

    2.0 kg / 4.4 lbs.

    ELC 500

    Power Range

    7 - 522 Ws (7 F-stops)

    Color Stability over the power range

    +/- 200 K

    Best flash duration t0.1

    1/9430 s

    Recycling Time 230V

    0.06 - 1.1 s.

    Recycling Time 120V

    0.09 - 1.9 s.

    Dimensions LxWxH (w/protective cap)

    28.0 x 16.7 x 26.3 cm

    11.2 x 6.57 x 10.35 inches

    Weight

    2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs.

    Kits

    • ELC 125 / 125

      ELC 125 / 125N° 20736.2.EU

      Set ContentQty
      ELC 1252
      Umbrella Wide Reflector 90° 16cm 2
      Storage Bag1
    • ELC 500 / 500

      ELC 500 / 500N° 20737.2.EU

      Set ContentQty
      ELC 5002
      Umbrella Wide Reflector 90° 16cm 2
      Storage Bag1
    • ELC 125 / 500

      ELC 125 / 500N° 20762.2.EU

      Set ContentQty
      ELC 1251
      ELC 5001
      Umbrella Wide Reflector 90° 16cm 2
      Storage Bag1
    • Softbox Portrait Kit

      Softbox Portrait KitN° 26635

      Ideal for beauty and portraits.

      Two quickly collapsible Snaplux, one Strip 35 x 75 cm and one Octabox 60cm, for easy portraiture setups.

      The stripbox can be used as a side light and fill light.

      The octabox is a perfect natural catchlight.

      These light modifiers provide precise control over direction and light spread with the included grids and carrying bag.

      Incl. Grids 30° and Carrying bag
      Please note; the Snaplux Adapters are not included and must be ordered separately.

    • Softbox To Go Kit

      Softbox To Go KitN° 26636

      Ideal for still life and small spaces.

      2x fast collapsible Snaplux 55 x 75 cm for even light distribution.

      The rectangular shape can be used horizontally or vertically for more flexibility.

      These light modifiers provide precise control over direction and light spread with the included grids.

      Incl. Grids 30° and Carrying bag
      Please note; the Snaplux Adapters are not included and must be ordered separately.

    • Umbrella To Go Kit

      Umbrella To Go KitN° 26362

      Ideal for easy setups and groups of people.

      2x umbrellas 105 cm in Silver and White/Translucent.

      Silver for more contrast and intense lighting. Translucent as a shoot-through or bounce for soft and wide even spread with the unique option of keeping the cover on to make it white for a more neutral and soft look.

      These light modifiers are simple and straightforward to use and ready to go.

    • Umbrella Portrait Kit

      Umbrella Portrait KitN° 26363

      Ideal for beauty and portraits.

      Two Deep Umbrellas 105 cm in Silver and Translucent.

      Silver for more contrast and intense lighting.

      Translucent as a shoot-through or bounce for soft and wide even spread.

      These light modifiers are more directional and provide bright and crispy light.

    Accessories

    • 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. 

    • Rotagrid Octa 100cm (39")

      Rotagrid Octa 100cm (39")N° 26777

      The 30° Rotagrid controls, reduces the spread of light.

      This Rotagrid fits the Rotalux Octabox 100cm and the Deep version.

      To hold the Rotagrid in place, the External Diffuser for Rotagrid with Velcro on the outside of the black frame is useful.
      Article code 26716

    • Rotalux Stripbox 35x100 cm (14x35")

      Rotalux Stripbox 35x100 cm (14x35")N° 26644

      The Rotalux includes the softbox rods, black/silver cover, internal diffuser external diffuser, and the Rotalux carrying bag.

      Available Spreedrings: Elinchrom, S-mount Bowens, Broncolor Pulso, Hensel EH, AlienBee / Balcar, Comet, Profoto OCF

    • Rotagrid Strip 35x100cm (14x35")

      Rotagrid Strip 35x100cm (14x35")N° 26775

      The 30° Rotagrid controls, reduces the spread of light.

      To hold the Rotagrid in place, the External Diffuser for Rotagrid with Velcro on the outside of the black frame is useful.
      Article code 26723

    • 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 Indirect 150 cm (59")

      Rotalux Indirect 150 cm (59")N° 26188

      This design offers a superb crispy light when used without diffuser and can be modified to a soft light with softer shadows by using the included diffuser.

      Just like other Rotalux softboxes, the units folds down like an umbrella and is easily transportable.

      The Rotalux Indirect can also be mounted as a direct softbox with the included Elinchrom Speedring ring.

    • External Diffuser for Rotagrid 150cm (59")

      External Diffuser for Rotagrid 150cm (59")N° 26703

      The external Diffuser for Rotagrid offers Velcro on the inside and the outside of the black frame to hold the Rotagrid in place with the Diffuser.

      For Rotalux Indirect Octabox 26188

    • Rotagrid Indirect Octa 150cm (59")

      Rotagrid Indirect Octa 150cm (59")N° 26779

      The 30° Rotagrid controls, reduces the spread of light.

      To hold the Rotagrid in place, the External Diffuser for Rotagrid with Velcro on the outside of the black frame 26703 is useful.
      Article code 26703

    Transmitters

    • 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.

      Previously known as Skyport Plus HS. This product is now named Transmitter PRO since firmware 2.1

    • 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.

      Previously known as Skyport Plus HS. This product is now named Transmitter PRO since firmware 2.1

    • Transmitter PRO - Fujifilm®

      Transmitter PRO - Fujifilm®N° 19337

      The Elinchrom Transmitter PRO is dedicated to compatible Fujifilm 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.

    • Transmitter PRO - Sony®

      Transmitter PRO - Sony®N° 19371

      The Elinchrom Transmitter PRO is dedicated to Sony 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.

      Previously known as Skyport Plus HS. This product is now named Transmitter PRO since firmware 2.1

    • Transmitter PRO - Olympus® / Panasonic®

      Transmitter PRO - Olympus® / Panasonic®N° 19372

      The Elinchrom Transmitter PRO is dedicated to Olympus and Panasonic 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.

      Previously known as Skyport Plus HS. This product is now named Transmitter PRO since firmware 2.1

    • Transmitter PRO - Pentax®

      Transmitter PRO - Pentax®N° 19336

      The Elinchrom Transmitter PRO is dedicated to compatible Pentax 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.

    • EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus

      EL-Skyport Transmitter PlusN° 19368

      The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus is compatible with most cameras offering a hotshoe connection.

      This device can control flash power from the Transmitter for EL-Skyport enabled flash units and offers a swivel function for optimized reception and powered with optional 2x AA batteries. 

      Includes: one 2.5 mm to PC sync cord and one wrist strap.

    • EL-Skyport Universal Plus Set

      EL-Skyport Universal Plus SetN° 19370

      The EL-Skyport Universal Plus set offers simplicity, durability and reliability.

      Powered by 2.4 Ghz bandwidth, the transmitter enables speedlights and other flash brand to be triggered by the EL-Skyport system over 16 frequency channels of 4 groups per channel with the range extended to up to 200 m (656’).

      PLEASE NOTE: NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SONY SPEEDFLASHES!

    Learn More

    Technical specifications

    Compare the ELC Compact range

     

    User manual

    Download the PDF manual

    FAQ

    Why TTL?

    Why did Elinchrom implemented TTL technology in your 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 a TTL Elinchrom unit be integrated in an existing Elinchrom setup with Hi-Sync and HSS altogether?

    Yes, it works seamlessly.

    Read more about this.

    TTL in manual

    Is it possible to use a TTL Elinchrom unit in manual mode rather than TTL?

    Yes of course, TTL is only here to help you if needed.

    If you don't want TTL, you can just as easily use it in manual.
    You can start in TTL, lock exposure and then switch to manual, we call this Manual Lock

    TTL and HSS for the ELC 125/500

    Can I enable TTL and HSS on the ELC 125/500?

    Yes you can.

    TTL and HSS features are implemented in the ELC 125 and the ELC 500.

     

    ELC 125/500 - Specifications

    Where can I find the technical specifications of the ELC 125 and ELC 500?

    ELC 125/500 - Manual

    Where can I download the ELC 125/500 Manuals and Quick Start Guide?

    Here you can find the ELB 500 TTL manuals:

    http://www.elinchrom.com/support_downloads.php?q=ELC+125

     

    ELC vs ELC Pro HD

    What is the difference between the ELC and the ELC Pro HD?

    The ELC Pro HD is Elinchrom’s top of the range compact unit.
    It offers a more powerful halogen modelling lamp, faster recycling times and is available with more power if necessary.
    The ELC on the other hand offers TTL, HSS and an LED modelling lamp.

    ELC 125/500 Firmware update

    How can I update the firmware of my ELC?

    Proceed as follows: 

     

    1. Download the latest EL-Updater from our website.
    2. Remove the mains cable of the unit.
    3. Connect the USB cable.
    4. Reconnect the mains cable.
    5. Start the EL-Updater.
    6. Follow the instructions.

    Read more about firmware release notes.

    Flash counter not set to zero

    I received my new Elinchrom unit and I was surprised to see more than 700 flash counts with over 2 hours of total use. Is this normal?

    The unit has not been used for demo or other purposes.

    To ensure a proper and quality unit reliability, the components are driving through a burn-in test which can be about 48 hours with an automated process. It is more a charge/discharge and on/off process to test and burn-in components.

    Control Elinchrom units with Speedlights

    Can I use a Speedlight on the camera with the TTL feature and use an Elinchrom unit?

    You can trigger Elinchrom flashes with Speedlights.

    For a correct synchronisation, you need to use the pre-flash feature of the photocell.

     

    • Go to the menu Photocell
    • Select preflash and confirm
    • Select Setup preflash 
    • Select Auto and confirm
    • Display shows: waiting preflashes
    • Now use your camera with the speedlight mounted and trigger the camera directed to the photocell.

     

    Now the photocell is correctly adjusted and will only trigger with the main flash.

     



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