Learn everything you need to know to get started with the ELB 500 TTL.
In this video we will show you the basic functions, features, and the menu system of this compact battery powered strobe pack.
The following actions will help preserve battery life:
Download the battery guide.
You can use almost any Elinchrom accessory with the Quadra Reflector Adapter MK-II:
Read more about light shapers for the ELB 400 / 500
A list of compatible cameras and flash units with the Transmitter Pro is available here.
Look for regulation PDF documents in the Download Center.
Hi-Sync or HSS mode is detected automatically.
Enabling the Hi-Sync/HSS feature is very simple but different for each camera.
However, some cameras need a specific setup to be able to engage Hi-Sync or HSS.
How to setup hi-sync / hss mode.
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.
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 optimize 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.
TTL is only here to help you if needed.
If you don’t want TTL, you can just as easily use it in Manual mode.
You can start in TTL, lock exposure, and then switch to manual, we call this Manual Lock.
Only the heads and the batteries are not compatible.
All Q-Mount accessories; light shapers, protective caps, and cables are compatible with the ELB 500 TTL.
Other than the flashtube and electronics, the cable of the ELB 500 head is fixed and offers a more powerful and higher CRI LED.
The power cord is attached to the ELB 500 Head permanently and is not removable.
Active Charge is a feature that enables you to charge while using the unit without damaging its battery.
On Elinchrom TTL units (ELB 500, ELC, ONE) Action ON means that the focus is on providing the fastest flash duration while trading a bit of colour temperature stability.
Action OFF means that the focus is on providing the best possible color temperature stability while trading flash duration speed.
The ELB 500 TTL offers 100 Ws more power, an 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.
The minimum power is 0.1 / approx. 7.1 Ws.
At this power level, the flash duration in Action mode is 1/20000s.
Measured with an 18 cm Reflector at 2m distance with 100 ISO and F-stop 2.8 at 9/10th.
Note, where very low powers are required, it is still possible to use the daylight-balanced dimmable modeling lamp.
Yes, you can use Elinchrom TTL units together with older Elinchrom flash units, but only in Manual mode, of course.
The ELB 500 TTL integrates 2 remote options:
Proceed as follows:
If you work with Mac, the software may not install. Please go to system preferences and allow to install this application.
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Using the ELB 400, the ELB 500 TTL and ELB 1200 in tandem is possible. Even mixing HS and HSS technologies together is seamless.