A portable, rugged and dependable off-camera flash equipped for your next adventure.
With only 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs), the ONE merges 131Ws of capacity with features including an integrated Li-ion battery, USB-C Active Charging, TTL, HSS, and a streamlined touch interface into a low profile housing.
The supremely compact and lightweight Elinchrom ONE is equipped for your next adventure.
Wherever that will be.
Add the versatility of an off-camera flash with light shaping capabilities.
Similar in size and weight (1.5kg/3.3 lbs) to a 70-200mm lens, the ONE is ready to travel with you anywhere and everywhere.
Capable of producing 725 full-power flashes on a single charge, the ONE is ready for longer shoots.
The Li-Ion battery is sealed for enhanced protection from the elements while on location.
With Active Charging, the ONE can be connected to any power source and continue shooting while charging regardless of the battery’s power level, keeping your workflow uninterrupted.
With a touchscreen and quick menu interface, experience streamlined access to the ONE’s settings to ensure you never miss a chance to capture the moment.
Weighing only 1.5kg (3.3 lbs) and similar in size to a 70-200mm lens, the ONE is ready to travel with you anywhere and everywhere.
The removable tilt head with a 7-8 mm umbrella mount detaches, making the ONE even more ergonomic for hand-holding.
Integrated Li-Ion battery
Enables up to 725 full-power flashes on a single charge and enhanced protection from the elements while on location.
Charge and continue shooting from any power source
Charge the Elinchrom ONE from any USB-C source without proprietary spare batteries or chargers and continue shooting while charging regardless of the battery’s power level.
Shaping light is at the heart of every great image you create.
Designed around an unconcealed flash tube for optimal light spread, the Elinchrom ONE ensures you experience the beautiful light quality Elinchrom is known for.
Engineered to use the newly developed Elinchrom OCF modifier mount, the Elinchrom ONE is also compatible with most Profoto bayonet light shapers, greatly expanding your selection of available light shaping tools.
Engineered for peak efficiency, its 131 Ws of capacity generates a light output usually seen in 200+ Ws units. At 1 meter (3.3ft) and 100 ISO, the ONE can achieve F-11.9, with the Diffusion Dome attached, and when combined with the HP Reflector, the achievable F-Stop climbs to F-45.2.
Studio photography doesn’t necessarily require an over-equipped space. Two small Rotalux Go Recta softboxes with two strobes are everything you need for a decent portrait session.
When Anthony Passant receives a new flash, he is like a child receiving a new toy. The urge to test Elinchrom’s OCF unit right out of the box is just too strong.
|Elinchrom ONE Off-Camera Flash Kit
1x Elinchrom ONE – EL20930.1
|Elinchrom ONE Off-Camera Flash Dual Kit
2x Elinchrom ONE – EL20930.1
EL26090 - Suits for a bright single light source and even illumination with umbrellas and backgrounds, copy work or large groups photography. This OCF Wide Reflector is Umbrella compatible.
EL26002 - With four trapezium-shaped metal barndoors, this accessory can be mounted directly on the unit to dimmish light spread in all directions or shape a rectangular light beam.
EL25112 - Six colored Diffusion Domes serve double duty. As a colored modifier producing softer light with an even spread to use with other accessories. And as a protective, polycarbonate cover for Elinchrom OCF units.
Octa, Strip, and Recta are the three shapes for the Elinchrom Rotalux Go Softbox range. The fastest go-to quality softbox for your next adventure.
Create harder and focused light with more contrast and maximum light output for punchy and crispy images.
Simple and straightforward to use, shallow and deep umbrellas spread soft diffused light over larger surface areas.
EL26345 - The EL Profoto Adapter enables the use of Elinchrom bayonet-equipped Speedrings, Softboxes, and accessories on light sources using the Elinchrom OCF or Profoto OCF mounts. This adapter is designed to hold large light accessories above 1kg (2.2lbs) and more.
EL11050 - Can either rapidly recharge the Elinchrom ONE 1.5 times when not in use or add 1100 full-power flashes via Active Charging. Its USB-A port can also serve as a power source for many other devices (smartphones, computers, etc).
EL33252 - A comfortable carry solution featuring a quick-access insert holding 2x Elinchrom ONE, 2x OCF Diffusion Domes, 2x 65W USB-C Chargers, and 2x OCF Adapters. It also offers a 16'' laptop sleeve and additional organizer pockets.
EL25110 - This Dome serves double duty as both a protective, polycarbonate cover for Elinchrom off-camera flashes with unconcealed flash tubes and a modifier producing softer light with an even spread.
EL26346 - The OCF Adapter enables the use of Elinchrom bayonet-equipped Speedrings, Softboxes, and accessories on light sources using the Elinchrom OCF or Profoto OCF mounts. Designed to hold up to 1kg (2.2lbs)
EL33250 - The Elinchrom ONE case fits 1x ONE, charger, OCF adapter, and small accessories. The internal dividers can be removed to fit also other accessories.
EL11052 - Enables rapid recharging of the Elinchrom ONE via AC power and supports Active Charging. Included with 1.8m (5.9’) USB-C cable and a multi-plug adapter set with plugs for US, UK, Australia, Europe and Korea.
EL24091 - Replacement plug-in flashtube for the Elinchrom ONE.
Number of flashes
1m, 100 ISO, HP Reflector 26 cm, max power
1m, 100 ISO, OCF Diffusion Dome, max power
|Power range||5 F-Stop / 7 – 131 Ws|
Manual / TTL
|0.1 F-Stop / 0.3 F-Stop|
|Power range display
Elinchrom scale / 10 scale
0.1 – 4.3 (Elinchrom scale) / 5.8 – 10 (10 scale)
|Best flash duration
t0.1 min/max power (Normal mode)
|1/1530s – 1/155s|
|Best flash duration
t0.1 min/max power (Action mode)
|1/7000s – 1/625s|
0.06s / 0.9s
Manual / TTL / HSS (with Transmitter Pro)
Faster flash duration over the power range
|Flash colour temperature
at max power
5900 K (Action) / 5600 K (HSS)
|Flash colour stability
over the power range, all modes
|Power stability||±0.5 %|
|Auto power dumping||Automatic, real-time|
|Fan cooled||Smart proactive cooling|
|Battery||Li-Ion – Built-in – 41.04Wh|
min/max power (LED lamp OFF)
|9700 / 725|
min/max power (LED lamp ON 100%)
|3700 / 550|
|Battery charge status||On the display if ON and side logo if OFF|
with 65W USB-C Wall Charger
|60 m (80%) – 100 m (100%)|
with 18W 20000 mAh Power Bank
|80 m (80%) – 135 m (100%) / Fast charge
105 m (80%) – 180 m (100%) / Slow charge
USB-C sources need to be able to deliver at least 25W for fast charge to be activated.
LED modeling lamp
|LED modes||ON/OFF, free, proportional, VFC|
||20W / equivalent to 120W / 3000 lm / CRI 95|
|LED color temperature||Presets from 2700 K to 6500 K|
|LED run time
LED only, min/max power
|10 hours / 90 minutes|
|20 frequency channels, 4 Groups|
|Skyport distance range
Transmitter Pro, manual mode
|Indoor: up to 60 m / Outdoor: up to 200 m|
|Version 4.2 / Compatible Studio Software Win, Android, macOS, iOS|
Size & dimensions
on tilt head
|7 – 8 mm|
with Diffusion Dome and tilt head
|23 x 16.5 x 10.5 cm
9 x 6.5 x 4.1 inches
without Diffusion Dome and tilt head
|22.5 x 10 x 10 cm
8.5 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches
with/without tilt head
|1.5 kg – 3.3 lbs / 1.3 kg – 2.9 lbs|
Elinchrom ONE – Quick Start Guide
Battery airplane transportation regulations for the Elinchrom ONE.
If this happens, you can do a hard reset of the unit.
Under the Elinchrom ONE, close to the USB-C output, is a tiny hole.
Just press it with a little needle until the unit restarts.
Hi-Sync is not available with the ONE.
HSS will be enabled automatically with the Transmitter Pro and compatible cameras.
Note: Elinchrom units integrated into an existing Elinchrom setup with Hi-Sync and HSS units altogether work seamlessly.
How to update the firmware of the Elinchrom ONE
For Mac users with Thunderbolt ports, the unit might not appear on the Elinchrom Updater due to macOS restrictions. If this is the case, you will need an adapter from USB-C to USB-A and connect the ONE with a USB-A to USB-C cable.
Yes, it is.
General recommendations apply when traveling by airplane with the ONE.
Make sure the device is turned off and that you carry it with you as carry-on luggage.
Yes. You can control the ONE with the Elinchrom Studio Software and/or the iOS App.
To lock the touch screen of the ONE, press the ON button whilst powering on the unit for 9s.
The lock symbol indicates that the touch screen is locked, to unlock switch the unit OFF and ON again.
The ONE LED modeling lamp color temperature can be set between 2700°K – 6500°K.
The output is 3000 Lumens with a CRI of 95.
Yes, the ONE can enable HSS and TTL with the Transmitter Pro.
The Elinchrom ONE LED modeling lamp is equivalent to a 120W halogeen lamp and 3000 lm.
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 Elinchrom OCF Adapter is designed to hold up to 1kg (2.2lbs).
The Elinchrom-Profoto Adapter (EL26333) should be used for all payloads exceeding that limit.
Yes, we already have OCF Barndors (26002) and OCF Wide Reflector 16cm 90° (26090), and more is coming.
Yes, you need the Elinchrom OCF adapter included in the Kit.
Never store your unit uncharged for too long.
If you need to store it for a long period, recharge your battery completely.
The Elinchrom icon will let you know when the unit is charging.
Orange: almost charged
Green: the unit is charged
For a full charge, the recharging time is about 90 min. with the original Elinchrom Charger.
The battery capacity offers 9700 flashes if used at minimum power and 725 flashes if used at full power.
As soon as the power bank is plugged in, in less than 3 minutes, you’re ready to start flashing again.
The sealed battery of the ONE offers better protection against weather conditions and better battery performances in a very compact and lightweight design.
The battery can be quickly replaced by any certified Elinchrom service center.
The lifespan of the ONE’s internal battery is around 400’000 full-power flashes.
Any USB-C Powerbank battery can charge the ONE.
The ONE can deliver 725 full-power flashes from a charged battery.