Elinchrom strobes now support Sony, Olympus and Panasonic

Jul 31, 2018

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Elinchrom strobes now support Sony, Olympus and Panasonic

Jul 31, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Everybody’s going cross-platform. The latest to break out of the Nikon & Canon mould is Elinchrom. It’s not just a new trigger, though. All existing Elinchrom HS Transmitters can be updated to the newly renamed “Transmitter Pro” using the new firmware. This update allows for TTL, HSS and Hi-Sync (HS) functionality the new ELB 500 TTL.

The release notes do also update a few things for Nikon and Canon shooters, too.

  • Canon 2.20
    • MOD + – function available.
    • Possibility to display power in F-Stops or Ws.
    • Improved compatibility for Rotolight users.
  • Nikon 2.20
    • MOD + – function available.
    • Possibility to display power in F-Stops or Ws.
    • Improved compatibility with Nikon D750.
    • Improved compatibility for Rotolight users.
  • Sony 2.10
    • 2 modes available: Manual, compatible with all Elinchrom units, and TTL for the ELB 500 TTL.
    • Swapped position of unit selection and modelling light feature on main dashboard.
    • Improved menu ergonomics; access features in the menu with the wheel and clearer setting selection.
    • Automatic switch to HS mode – the camera’s shutter speed dictates which mode is activated.
    • Possibility to display power in F-Stops or Ws.
    • Improved compatibility with Sony A7RIII and Sony A9.
  • Olympus 2.10
    • 2 modes available: Manual, compatible with all Elinchrom units, and TTL for the ELB 500 TTL.
    • Swapped position of unit selection and modelling light feature on main dashboard.
    • Improved menu ergonomics; access features in the menu with the wheel and clearer setting selection.
    • Automatic switch to HS mode – the camera’s shutter speed dictates which mode is activated.
    • Possibility to display power in F-Stops or Ws.

Those v2.2 updates for Nikon and Canon are included in the V2.1 firmware for Sony and Olympus/Panasonic.

But that’s not all. Elinchrom says that Fuji support will be added in September with the release of a new Fuji 1.10 firmware version.

Download the new firmware updates on the Elinchrom website.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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