Elinchrom ​ELB 500 TTL Portable Battery Pack

March 5, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Accessories | Comment | |

The Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL is an incredibly portable and powerful battery pack combining 500Ws of power with a feature set including TTL, HSS, Active Charging and Full Asymmetry with built-in Skyport. This new ELB is designed to empower the workflow of photographers both in studio and on location.

Elinchrom Press Release


The new ELB 500 TTL is the most powerful and portable TTL light ever designed for adventurous portrait photographers shooting both in studio and on location.

February 26, 2018 Renens, Switzerland

Today, Elinchrom introduces the ELB 500 TTL, an incredibly portable and powerful battery pack combining 500Ws of power with a feature set including TTL, High Speed Sync, Active Charging, Full Asymmetry with built-in Skyport designed to empower the workflow of portrait photographers both in studio and on location.

Speed & Simplicity with TTL

The ELB 500 TTL is ideal for photographers who find themselves in time sensitive shooting environments where the inherent speed of
TTL lets them capture images at the speed of life or for those who simply prefer the convenience of TTL.

The “Manual Lock” functionality allows photographers to get an initial “lock” on their exposure in TTL and then switch to manual
mode to further adjust their exposure as they need or to explore different creative effects. 

500 Ws Power & Performance in an incredibly portable package

The ELB 500 TTL is powerful enough to overpower the sun, delivers 400 full power flashes on a single charge and has a fast recycling

time of 2 seconds at max power, ensuring you won’t miss an important moment. 

The ELB 500 TTL head is smaller than speedlites yet delivers 10 times more power. It is lightweight enough to be mounted on a
camera bracket or boom arm while on location. 

The Versatility of HSS, Asymmetry & Active Charging

High Speed Sync lets photographers freeze motion with incredible sharpness, create a narrow depth of field, or darken overly bright
backgrounds using a high shutter speed (up to 1/8000sec). With the new ELB 500 TTL, not having to worry about flash sync limitations
or the time of day makes for a very liberating creative experience. 

Full asymmetry across two lamp connections provides a broader range of creative control. 

Active Charging provides the freedom to charge the battery while actively shooting in studio, making it perfect for an uninterrupted

The ELB 500 TTL’s native Q-Mount (Quadra Mount) is seamlessly compatible with Elinchrom’s super-portable “Portalite” series
of softboxes and can work with any of your favorite full-sized Elinchrom light modifiers

Convenience & Control with Skyport® and Phottix ODIN II

The ELB 500 TTL features built-in Skyport, Elinchrom’s reliable and easy to use wireless system as well as Odin II functionality from
Phottix. This lets a photographer trigger and control virtually any light or combination of lights in their collection with either Elinchrom
or Phottix transmitters right from their camera. 

Ease & Intuitiveness of a Brilliant User Interface

When the pressure is on to get the shot, no one ever wants to fumble with controls. The large OLED display and intuitive controls
of the ELB 500 TTL makes using the pack a pleasure. 

The Heritage, Quality & Value of Elinchrom

The ELB 500 TTL is the newest compact flash solution in a long line of innovative and ultra-reliable Elinchrom products that represent
a decades-long commitment to crafting the highest quality lighting tools while providing superb value to their customers.

The Skyport Plus HS becomes an Elinchrom Transmitter Pro with TTL

Elinchrom is also pleased to announce a firmware update adding TTL control to the Skyport Plus HS for Canon and Nikon, other brands will follow. This new firmware update is available now. 

The ELB 500 TTL is the most powerful and portable TTL light ever for portrait photographers looking to take their work to more adventurous places.

The ELB 500 TTL represents an optimal feature set for portrait photographers and is ideal for those looking to trade up to a more powerful option to their speedlights, trading over from less full featured options or searching for the very best value in the category.



The ELB 500 TTL is available starting today. 

Street Price

ELB 500 TTL To Go
$1899 USD €1699 EUR £1499 GBP

ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go
$2124 USD €1949 EUR £1749 GB

Your Comments