Rise to the challenge. Brave each new day with confidence. The Elinchrom ELC 125 and ELC 500 compact studio lights are built to survive every creative adventure.
Tough and reliable with TTL, Manual Lock, HSS, Smart Pro-Active Cooling and Auto-On, and directly compatible with Elinchrom’s world-renowned light modifiers, they’re essential kit for advanced photographers in rapidly changing conditions.
You’ll be ready to go when the moment of inspiration strikes you.
Shoot in TTL to speed up your workflow and take control with Manual Lock without losing your exposure settings to make quick adjustments and explore new creative effects.
You’re the boss. Thanks to Smart Pro-Active Cooling, your ELC 125 and ELC 500 learn your shooting style and adapt their cooling cycles around it.
The low-noise speed-controlled fan and cleverly engineered airflow system can handle the heaviest workloads too.
Use the bayonet Quick-Lock System to get direct access to Elinchrom’s best light modifiers.
Combined with the ELC’s bright, daylight LED modelling lamp to help pre-visualisation, the potential to evolve your lighting style is endless.
ELCs are built to last. Take them on your next adventure, and the next, and the next…
Each element is rigorously tested and designed to deliver maximum reliability over an extended lifetime.
Infinite styling possibilities and unlimited flexibility with the ELC 125 and ELC 500. Whether you’re experimenting in your living room or working in a big studio, they both acclimate and can be powered down to 7 Ws.
You can count on your ELCs to reach your desired depth of field or add just a hint of light – and thanks to HSS, you can freeze motion, overpower ambient light and darken backgrounds too.
Freeze motion in Action mode or use High Speed Sync.
Darken or outshine the ambient light or use a wider aperture: the Elinchrom Transmitter Pro gives you access to HSS to seamlessly synchronize at speeds up to 1/8000s.
As important as a solid studio strobe, light modifiers are where the real magic happens and Elinchrom’s are world-renowned. With your ELCs, you get direct access at the click of switch, so push your limits, step out of your comfort zone.
Never let your equipment limit you.
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Elinchrom has been an integral part of my photography business and has with no doubt contributed to my success. – Brett Florens
ELC Dual 125/125
2x ELC 125 – EL20618.1
ELC Dual 125/500
1x ELC 125 – EL20618.1
ELC Dual 500/500
2x ELC 500 – EL20619.1
Simple and straightforward to use, shallow and deep umbrellas spread soft diffused light over larger surface areas.
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.
Inspired by purists, Litemotives are designed to get it right. With 16 sides in two incredible sizes, these exceptional light shapers don’t miss a detail.
Doesn’t compromise on quality and bring your images to life with the Litemotiv Indirect: the reference for demanding photographers.
Create harder and focused light with more contrast and maximum light output for punchy and crispy images.
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.
|Energy||131 Ws/J||522 Ws/J|
1m, 100 ISO, Reflector 48°
|Power range display
|0.1 – 4.3||0.1 – 6.3|
|Power range||7 to 131 Ws||7 to 522 Ws|
t0.1 min. power (Action mode)
t0.1 max. power (Normal mode)
|Sync socket||3.5 mm|
|Power stability||+/- 0.5%|
|Recycling time 230 V
|0.06 to 0.45 s||0.06 to 1.1 s|
|Recycling time 115 V
|0.1 to 0.8 s||0.09 to 1.9 s|
|Sync voltage||5 V|
|Auto power dumping||Automatic, Real-time|
|Max. power consumption
230V / 50Hz
|300 W / 3 W in standby||460 W / 3 W in standby|
|Max. power consumption
115V / 60Hz
|180 W / 2 W in standby||260 W / 2 W in standby|
|Voltage||100 – 240|
|Length||230 mm||280 mm|
|Weight||2 kg||2.5 kg|
|Glass dome||Transparent, screwed Torx TX10|
|Tilt head adapter||Metal, two way fixing, incl. umbrella fitting|
|Umbrella fitting||Centred umbrella fitting 7 – 8 mm|
|Fan cooled||Smart pro-active cooling|
|Supplied with||Mains cable, flashtube, glass dome, Reflector 16 cm|
at max. power
|Color stability||+/- 150||+/- 200 K|
|LED lamp options||On/off, free, prop., VFC|
|LED modelling lamp
Watt / Lumens
|20 W – equivalent to 120 W – 3000 Lm|
|Material||Heat and bump poof ABS plastics|
|Primary color||Dark grey|
|Skyport type||Built-in, 20 freq. channels, 4 groups|
|Skyport distance range||200 m|
|HSS / TTL||Yes, with Transmitter Pro|
Quick Start Guide for the ELC 125 (20618.1) and ELC 500 (20619.1)
A list of compatible cameras and flash units with the Transmitter Pro is available here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can use Elinchrom TTL units together with older Elinchrom flash units, but only in Manual mode, of course.
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 ELC Pro HD is Elinchrom’s top-of-the-range compact unit.
The ELC Pro HD offers a more powerful halogen modelling lamp, faster recycling times and is available with more power if necessary but cannot achieve TTL and HSS.
The ELC 125/500 on the other hand offers TTL, HSS, and an LED modelling lamp.
Yes, TTL and HSS features are implemented in the ELC 125 and the ELC 500.