First look at the Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL portable battery powered strobe

Apr 16, 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.

First look at the Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL portable battery powered strobe

Apr 16, 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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Announced at the beginning of March, the Elinchrom ELB 500 is the most powerful battery powered TTL strobe in Elinchrom’s lineup. That in itself is cause for celebration amongst Elinchrom fans. But that’s not the headline feature. The biggest deal with Elinchrom’s new strobe is the fact that you no longer need multiple different heads for different purposes. The one head satisfies all the needs of the different Action, Pro and HS heads you’d require on the ELB400.

They’ve also adjusted the head to be more favourable toward the red section of the colour spectrum, offering more pleasing and natural skintones. Not only that, but the head outputs on the ELB 500 TTL Pack are now asymmetrical. This means you’re no longer locked into specific ratios between your key and fill lights. You can set them up independently at whatever setting you desire.

  • Flash Power: 500Ws/J
  • Power distribution: Full asymmetry
  • Power range: 7 stops
  • Flash duration: Action 1/20,000sec – Normal 1/3,400sec
  • Recycle time: 0.05-2 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 400 / 28,000 flashes (max / min power)
  • Compatibility: Elinchrom Transmitter Pro, Phottix Odin II
  • Dimensions (pack): 16.3 x 9 x 18.1cm (6.4 x 3.5 x 7.1″)
  • Weight (pack): 2.48kg (5.47lbs)

The Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL is available to buy now with a single head for $1,899.95 and as a dual head kit for $2,124.95.

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John Aldred

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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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