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Elinchrom announces Skyport Plus HS for Sony, their most advanced dedicated Skyport transmitter is now available to Sony users. This will give them the ability to control and visualize power settings for all their compatible Elinchrom lights and the capability to shoot at speeds up to 1/8000s in Hi-Sync mode.
Visual Feedback Interface
The Large LCD display of the Skyport HS features two-way control via a visual feedback interface that lets you see the exact power up to 10 compatible Elinchrom lights in your setup, right on the transmitter. Users can control the modelling lamp and power of each flash unit directly from the Skyport transmitter, which instantly shows the updated settings. This provides “two-way communication and control” for every light in your setup, right from your camera.
Elinchrom Hi-Sync technology lets you go beyond the X-Sync of your camera. Photographers can simply switch to Hi-Sync mode and access sync speeds up to 1/8000s to freeze motion, overpower the sun, darken backgrounds or use a wider aperture. The ODS (Over Drive Sync) enables users to fine tune the Skyport Plus HS transmitter’s trigger signal to optimize exposure at high shutter speeds whilst gaining up to 2 more f-stops of light.
The Skyport HS has 20 frequency channels that can be used for either Normal or Speed mode. The transmitter attaches easily and securely to the hotshoe with its one-touch quick-lock mechanism, and is powered by 2x AA batteries. Users can also enjoy a range of up to 656ft (200m) outdoors, and up to 196ft (60m) indoors.
The Skyport HS continues the Elinchrom commitment to quality Providing photographers with tools to enhance their shooting experience whilst also showing how Elinchrom is looking firmly ahead to the future. The Skyport HS represents a seamless extension of the EL-Skyport family since it is also compatible with the three previous generations of Elinchrom flash units (those using the EL-Skyport Transceiver RX module for Style RX, Digital RX, and Ranger RX systems, and those with integrated EL-Skyport modules for the BRX, D-Lite RX, ELC Pro HD, and ELB series.)
EL-Skyport Plus HS Features:
• Large LCD with unique, real-time display of remote flash power settings
• Easy access buttons and rotation ring for fast setup and control
• 20 Channels*, 4 Groups for Normal and Speed Sync Modes
• Hi-Sync, up to 1/8000sec with Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras
• Extended working range up to 656ft (200m)
• AF Illuminator and sure-lock mounting foot
• USB port for future-proof upgrades
Street Price: $249.95 USD / €249 EUR / £199 GBP
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
Channels: 40; (20 in Normal mode – green / 20 in Speed mode – red)
Groups: 4: 1, 2, 3, 4
Flash synchronization Normal: limited to the native X-sync of your camera
Hi-Sync mode: up to a 1/8000 sec.
Range: Up to 200m (656’) for triggering
Connection Foot for Sony hotshoe (19371) Mini-USB for firmware updates
2.5 mm remote release
Power source: 2 AA batteries
Indicators and Controls LCD screen display: Sync mode, group, channel, ODS activation, Hi-Sync activation, shutter mode, remaining battery power, flash unit name, flash unit ID, flash unit power level, flash unit modelling level.
Buttons: Group selection, test, rotation ring to change values, confirmation, on/off and refresh. There are also 4 buttons with variable functionality:
Power +/-, Modelling lamp off/prop/free, Individual unit selection and setup on the dashboard. Menu up, menu down and exit in the setup menu.
Dimensions: 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.3 inches (84.1 x 68.3 x 58.5 mm)
Weight: 0.27 lbs (120 g) without batteries
* See the list of compatible flash units and cameras at www.elinchrom.com
EL19371 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Sony
Phottix has announced their Cerberus hotshoe flash adapter which allows hotshoe flash to be used with Elinchrom and Bowens lighting modifiers including softboxes, umbrellas and snoots. Cerberus consists of a universal grip that holds the flash directly in the middle of an adapter ring that can be used to attach existing studio flash accessories from Elinchrom, Bowens and Phottix. This allows users already have studio light modifiers to use them with their hotshoe flash instead of having to buy accessories dedicated to smaller units.
The clamp used is the Phottix Griffin, which has a pair of spring-loaded jaws that close around the head of the flash unit, leaving the hotshoe free for remote triggers. The clamp is attached to a mounting bracket that can be fitted with the adapter ring to suit the mount of the modifiers you want to use. The unit is called Cerberus after the three-headed hound of Hades from Greek mythology because its interchangeable mount can accept modifiers in three different fittings.
The kit comes with a Phottix Varos Pro BG jointed Umbrella Adapter that is used to mount the whole kit on to a lighting stand or tripod. The Phottix Cerberus multi-mount kit, which includes the Bowens and Elinchrom rings, with a suggested retail of $92.50
Here’s a great deal on an Elinchrom BRX 500 watt/second 2-Light Kit that includes two 500Ws BRX 500 monolights, an EL Skyport SPEED Transmitter for wireless triggering of the strobes, two 26 x 26″ softboxes, a sync cord and a bag for storing and transporting the heads.
The BRX 500 flash heads in this kit are packed with professional and convenience features you’d expect from a company of Elinchrom’s caliber. Although the kit includes a sync cord, it also provides an 8-channel transmitter to trigger the flash heads’ built-in receivers at distances up to 394′ as well as giving you control of power, on/off, modeling light functions and Speed Sync activation.
The high performance heads recycle to full power in 1.45 sec. with a short, action-stopping flash duration of 1/1558 sec. Power is variable over a 5-stop range from 31 to 500Ws and the heads are fan-cooled to protect their circuitry and lengthen the life of the flash tube and modeling lamp.
• Two 500 Watt/Second Monolights
• Two 26 x 26″ Softboxes
• One EL Skyport SPEED Radio Transmitter
• Built-In Skyport Wireless Receiver
• Tube Kit Bag
• Multi-voltage: 90 – 260 VAC
• iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Control
• Skyport Software and Firmware Update
Need more power?
Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000/1000 To Go 2 Light Kit includes two 1,000 watt/second flash heads with built-in EL Skyport SPEED radio receivers, an EL Skyport SPEED transmitter, 2 umbrella reflectors and a ProTec Poly Bag for the lights.