Discover the ultimate adventure light for daring photographers. Weighing just 4.3 kg, the Elinchrom ELB 1200 is a remarkably powerful portable battery pack that’s tough enough to take on the most extreme challenges. It’s equipped with a bright dimmable LED modelling lamp and flash heads with exceptional lighting capabilities. Whether you’re going for still photography or video, go without limits. Go with the Elinchrom ELB 1200.
Control your power at a distance, change your settings on the fly.
Delivering 1200 Ws for just 4.3 kg this lightweight, weather-resistant unit will take you much, much higher.
Explore new horizons with the Li-Ion Battery Air. It weighs just 1.1kg and delivers 215 flashes or 80 minutes of continuous LED light.
Add the optional HD battery for 400 flashes or 120 minutes of LED light, and the sky’s the limit.
Make the most of the Action and Hi-Sync flash heads and their dimmable LED light. High speed recycling times, up to 1.7 s., make for high energy shoots.
To tell a great story, especially in the great outdoors, you need more than beauty – you need impact, color, and contrast, which means the best possible light. The ELB 1200 lets you play with light like never before. A strong package with powerful and practical features that you’d expect from the best, no shot will ever be out of your reach.
The ELB 1200 flash heads are built to resist. Combine the Hi-Sync Head with the Elinchrom Transmitter Pro and trigger your camera at shutter speeds of up to 1/8000s.
A powerhouse for on-location use, the 90Wh Battery Air included with the ELB 1200 unit offers 215 flashes at full power or 80 min of continuous LED light. The optional Battery HD offers 400 flashes at full power, or 120 min of continuous light and is ideal for studio work too.
It’s an amazing story, and they are stories that are worth being told. Aaron Anderson lit Paralympian Noah Elliott’s story entirely with his trusty Elinchrom ELB 500TTL light.
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The Dock is a mains powered docking station for the ELB 1200. With the choice of a mains solution and batteries. Stay in your studio or go out on location.
Designed to travel safe and light. The battery Air offers 215 flashes at full power, or 80 min of continuous light at full LED power. An ELB 1200 unit with a battery Air is allowed as carry-on baggage for travelling by Air with one spare battery.
A power-house for studio and on-location use. The battery HD offers 400 flashes at full power, or 120 min of continuous light at full LED power.
TTL, HSS and Hi-Sync. This is more than a trigger for flash units, it’s the key to a whole new world of possibilities.
Available in 12 different shapes and sizes, the Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox will quickly become your main light shaper whether you’re in a studio or on location.
Create harder and focused light with more contrast and maximum light output for punchy and crispy images.
Number of flashes
|Energy J/Ws||1200 Ws/J|
|F-Stop (1m, 100 ISO, Reflector 48°)||Pro: 128 / Action: 90.6 / Hi-Sync: 128|
|Power Range F-Stop||8.5|
|Power Increments in F-Stop||1/10 (Dial Button) – 1 F-Stop (L/R Button)|
|Power Range Display (f-stop equivalent)||OLED|
|Power Range WS||7 to 1200 Ws|
|Power Distribution||Asymmetrical 2:1 or Symmetrical|
|Best Flash Duration at Power||1/8850s at 33%, Power Setting 4.7 (Action Head)|
|Sync Socket||3.5 mm Jack|
|Power Stability||+/- 0.03 %|
|Recycling (DEFAULT)||3 s|
|Recycling (FAST)||1.7 s|
|Recycling (ECO)||6 s|
|Sync Voltage||5 V|
|Battery Life||210 Flashes (full power)|
|Auto Power Dumping||Adjust power settings automatically|
|Battery||Air / Lithium-Ion 36V / 2.5 Ah / 90 Wh|
|Extras||USB output for devices: 5V / Shipping Mode|
|Colour Temperature at Max. Power||5500 K|
|LED Run Time||80 min|
|LED Run Time (optional)||120 min|
|LED Lamp Options||Yes|
|Modelling Lamp Mode||Modelling Lamp Mode On, Free, Prop, Timer 1-60s, VFC, Dimmer 5-100%|
|Skyport Type||Built-in, 20 freq. Channels, 4 Groups|
The following actions will help preserve battery life:
Download the battery guide.
There is no technical problem with mixing Action, Pro, HS, or other heads together with the Ranger / Quadra / ELB 400 / ELB 1200 battery unit.
However, the only problem is that you may expect strange results in your lighting.
The Action head has a very fast flash duration while the HS head has a very low flash duration.
A list of compatible cameras and flash units with the Transmitter Pro is available here.
Look for regulation PDF documents in the Download Center.
Yes, but it is not recommended.
Using 2 HS heads in Hi-Sync mode on an ELB or Quadra pack is possible. But please note that this will drastically affect results if Hi-Sync is used since the flash duration is faster when 2 heads are plugged in.
For optimal results, we advise using only one head, use only output A if Hi-Sync matters.
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.
Yes, TTL Elinchrom units integrated into an existing Elinchrom setup with Hi-Sync and HSS altogether work seamlessly.
Yes, you can use Elinchrom TTL units together with older Elinchrom flash units, but only in Manual mode, of course.