Elinchrom THREE

Off-Camera Flash
Elinchrom THREE

Elevate Your Adventures
with the Elinchrom THREE

The Elinchrom THREE is your new portable off-camera flash
companion. Experience true performance with its 261 Ws for images with perfect illumination, bringing them to life. With an integrated Li-Ion battery providing an impressive 525 full-power flashes, your workflow remains uninterrupted. Shape light to your desire using light shapers with optimal light spread, while the user-friendly touchscreen interface and built-in Bridge feature offer seamless control.

Elevate your adventures, capture extraordinary shots, and never settle for ordinary.

See the features      Check the specs


Elinchrom THREE



Elinchrom THREE


True performance

With an accurate power of 261 Ws and 525 full power flashes, the Elinchrom THREE gives you the output you require to bring life to your images.

Even Faster

With a recycling time of 1.2 seconds at full power, the Elinchrom THREE is ready to match your creative speed.

Never lose momentum

Get 525 full-power flashes from the Elinchrom’s THREE integrated Li-Ion battery and connect any USB-C power source to continue shooting regardless of the battery’s power level. 

Better Light Shaping

Designed around an unconcealed flashtube for optimal light spread, the Elinchrom THREE ensures you experience beautiful light quality even with light shapers from other brands.

Behind the scenes with the Elinchrom THREE and photographer Therese Asplund

The fact that it is so powerful even though it is so small seems almost too good to be true

Therese Asplund
Behind the scenes with Elinchrom THREE
Summer wedding shooting by photographer Therese Asplund
Summer wedding shooting by photographer Therese Asplund
Bride posing in barn

Elevate your adventures
Never settle for ordinary

Elinchrom THREE
Transmitter Pro

Power with HSS

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.

Be prepared

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.

Comparison between Elinchrom THREE and a 70-200 camera lens

Just right

Weighing only 1.6kg (3.6 lbs) the THREE feels just right. The tilt head with a 7-8 mm umbrella mount is removable, making the THREE even easier to pack.

Elinchrom THREE with LED on and barndoor accessory


Equipped with a bright and high quality bi-colour continuous LED light, the THREE delivers 90 minutes of enhanced video capability.

Elinchrom THREE with Profoto Adapter

Your choice of light shapers

The Elinchrom THREE includes the Elinchrom-Profoto adapter so you can use your existing Elinchrom light shapers. The Elinchrom THREE is also compatible with most Profoto bayonet light shapers, greatly expanding your selection of available light shaping tools.

Elinchrom THREE Menu

Take it easy

Intuitive, clever, and touch screen interface designed to provide the most efficient user experience and quick set up times.

System Chart


Get set for your next adventure.

Elinchrom THREE Kits


Elinchrom THREE Off-Camera Flash Kit



Elinchrom THREE Off-Camera Flash Dual Kit


What's included?
Elinchrom THREE Off-Camera Flash Kit


1x Elinchrom THREE – EL20940
1x Elinchrom 65W USB-C Wall Charger – EL11052
1x Elinchrom THREE-FIVE Case – EL33255
1x Elinchrom Profoto Adapter – EL26345
1x Elinchrom OCF Diffusion Dome – EL25110
2 Year Warranty

Elinchrom THREE Off-Camera Flash Dual Kit


2x Elinchrom THREE – EL20940
2x Elinchrom 65W USB-C Wall Charger – EL11052
1x Elinchrom ONE-THREE Backpack – EL33252
2x Elinchrom Profoto Adapter – EL26345
2x Elinchrom OCF Diffusion Dome – EL25110

2 Year Warranty


Recommended Accessories

OCF Wide Reflector 16 cm (6.3’’)

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.

Elinchrom OCF Barndoors

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.

Elinchrom OCF Gel Dome Kit

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.


EL-Profoto Adapter

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.

Elinchrom 20000mAh 18W Power Bank

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).

Elinchrom ONE-THREE Backpack

EL33252 - A comfortable carry solution featuring a quick-access insert holding 2x Elinchrom THREE, 2x OCF Diffusion Domes, 2x 65W USB-C Chargers, and 2x Profoto Adapters. It also offers a 16'' laptop sleeve and additional organizer pockets.


Elinchrom OCF Diffusion Dome

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.


Elinchrom Profoto Adapter

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.

Elinchrom THREE case

EL33255 - The Elinchrom THREE-ONE case fits 1x THREE, charger, Profoto adapter, and small accessories. The internal dividers can be removed to fit also other accessories.


Elinchrom 65W USB-C Wall Charger

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.

Elinchrom Flashtube 125 J

EL24091 - Replacement plug-in flashtube for the Elinchrom ONE.


Flash output

261 Ws

Flash modes

Standard, HSS, TTL

Number of flashes

525 at full power


1.65 kg (3.6 lbs)

Elinchrom THREE


Energy 261 Ws/J
1m, 100 ISO, HP Reflector 26 cm, max power
1m, 100 ISO, OCF Diffusion Dome, max power
Power range 6 F-Stop / 7 – 261 Ws
Power increments
Manual / TTL
0.1 F-Stop / 0.3 F-Stop
Power range display
Elinchrom scale / 10 scale

0.1 – 5.3 (Elinchrom scale) / 4.8 – 10 (10 scale)

Flash duration
t0.1 min/max power (Standard mode)
1/1550s – 1/255s
Flash duration
t0.1 min/max power (Action mode)
1/8500s – 1/440s
Recycling time
min/max power

0.06s / 1.4s

Flash mode

Manual / TTL / HSS (with Transmitter Pro)

Action mode

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 (standard, HSS modes)
±150 K
Power stability ±0.5 %
Auto power dumping Automatic, real-time
Fan cooled Smart proactive cooling
Input USB-C
Protection class IP20

*Please note that the measured colour temperature might vary depending on the accessory, environment, and time of day.

Elinchrom THREE


Battery Li-Ion – Built-in – 41.04Wh
Battery capacity
min/max power (LED lamp OFF)
11250 / 525
Battery capacity
min/max power (LED lamp ON 100%)
9000 / 420
Battery charge status On the display if ON and side logo if OFF
Charging time
with 65W USB-C Wall Charger
60 m (80%) – 100 m (100%) / Fast charge (unit is ON)
80 m (80%) – 135 m (100%) / Slow charge (unit is OFF
Charging time
 (with 18W 20000 mAh Power Bank)

80 m (80%) – 135 m (100%) / Fast charge (unit is ON)
105 m (80%) – 180 m (100%) / Slow charge (unit is OFF)

Elinchrom THREE

LED modeling lamp

LED modes On/Off, free, proportional, VFC
LED power
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

Elinchrom THREE


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, Mac, iOS, Android

Elinchrom THREE

Size & dimensions

Umbrella fitting
on tilt head
7 – 8 mm
with Diffusion Dome and tilt head
25.3 x 16.5 x 10.5 cm
10 x 6.5 x 4.1 inches
without Diffusion Dome and tilt head
24.5 x 10 x 10 cm
9.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches
with/without tilt head
1.65 kg – 3.6 lbs / 1.45 kg – 3.2 lbs


Elinchrom ONE-THREE – Quick Start Guide

Elinchrom ONE-THREE – Quick Start Guide
Firmware 1.1
October 2023


Travelling by Air Regulation

Battery airplane transportation regulations for the Elinchrom ONE/THREE.
November 2023



Elinchrom ONE/THREE - Unit

My Elinchrom ONE/THREE froze. I can’t turn it off anymore.

If this happens, you can do a hard reset of the unit.
Under the Elinchrom ONE/THREE, close to the USB-C output, is a tiny hole.
Just press it with a little needle until the unit restarts.

Can the ONE/THREE achieve Hi-Sync?

Hi-Sync is not available with the ONE/THREE.
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.

Elinchrom ONE/THREE firmware update

How to update the firmware of the Elinchrom ONE/THREE

  1. Download the latest EL-Updater.
  2. Connect the USB-C cable to the computer.
  3. While the unit is OFF, press the Scroll button and connect the cable to the unit.
  4. “USB Mode” is displayed.
  5. Start the EL-Updater.
  6. Follow the instructions.

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/THREE with a USB-A to USB-C cable.

How to update the Bluetooth module of the Elinchrom ONE/THREE?


Is the ONE/THREE approved for air travel?

Yes, it is.
General recommendations apply when traveling by airplane with the ONE/THREE.
Make sure the device is turned off and that you carry it with you as carry-on luggage.


Can I control the ONE/THREE via smartphone or computer?

Yes. You can control the ONE/THREE with the Elinchrom Studio Software and/or the iOS App.

How can I deactivate the touch screen?

To lock the touch screen of the ONE/THREE, 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.

What color temperature is the modeling light?

The ONE/THREE LED modeling lamp color temperature can be set between 2700°K – 6500°K.
The output is 3000 Lumens with a CRI of 95.

Can the ONE/THREE achieve HSS (High Speed Sync)?

Yes, the ONE/THREE can enable HSS and TTL with the Transmitter Pro.

How powerful is the LED modeling light?

The Elinchrom ONE/THREE LED modeling lamp is equivalent to a 120W halogeen lamp and 3000 lm.

What is Active Charge?

Active Charge is a feature that enables you to charge while using the unit without damaging its battery.

What is Action Mode?

On Elinchrom TTL units (ELB 500, ELC, ONE, THREE) 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.

Read more

Elinchrom ONE/THREE – Accessories

How strong enough is the Elinchrom OCF Adapter?

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.

Will there be dedicated Elinchrom OCF accessories?

Yes, we already have OCF Barndors (26002) and OCF Wide Reflector 16cm 90° (26090), and more is coming.

Do I need an adapter for the ONE/THREE to use the Elinchrom light modifiers I already have?

Yes, you need the Elinchrom OCF adapter included in the Kit for the ONE and the Profoto adapter included in the Kit for the THREE.

Read more

Elinchrom ONE/THREE - Battery

How can I maximise the lifetime of my battery?

Never store your unit uncharged for too long.
If you need to store it for a long period, recharge your battery completely.

Can the mains charger or the Powerbank be used whilst the unit is in use?


How can I see the charge progress when the unit is switched OFF?

The Elinchrom icon will let you know when the unit is charging.
Red: recharging
Orange: almost charged
Green: the unit is charged

How long does it take to recharge the ONE/THREE?

What is the battery capacity of the ONE/THREE?

The battery capacity offers 9700 flashes if used at minimum power and 725 flashes if used at full power.
The battery capacity offers 11250 flashes if used at minimum power and 525 flashes if used at full power.

How long do I have to wait when the battery is discharged before I can resume my session?

As soon as the power bank is plugged in, in less than 3 minutes, you’re ready to start flashing again.

What are the benefits of The ONE/THREE’s internal sealed battery?

The sealed battery of the ONE/THREE offers better protection against weather conditions and better battery performances in a very compact and lightweight design.

How can I replace the ONE/THREE’s internal battery?

The battery can be quickly replaced by any certified Elinchrom service center.

What is the lifespan of the internal battery?

The lifespan of the ONE/THREE’s internal battery is around 400’000 full-power flashes.

What kind of USB-C devices can I use?

Any USB-C Powerbank battery can charge the ONE/THREE.

How many full power flashes can I get out of a full charge?

The ONE can deliver 725 full-power flashes from a charged battery.
The THREE can deliver 525 full-power flashes from a charged battery.

Read more