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Elinchrom has launched two new mains flashes for professional photographers. Billed as the world's most complete, feature rich compact studio flash units, the ELC Pro-HD 500 (£699) and 1000 (£899) boast recycle times of 0.6s and 1.2s to full power, respectively. Furthermore the super fast flash durations (up to 1/5000s / 1/5260s, t0.5, ELC 500 / ELC 1000) enable you to freeze motion like never before. These are the first units to incorporate OLED screens that displays every control for the most professional user experience. As well as Elinchrom’s stop-based power scale, you will now be able to see the power in Joules, flash durations and many other settings. A jog wheel provides easy navigation of the new menu.The new Elinchrom ELC 500 and 1000 will be shown for the first time in the UK at The Photography Show in Birmingham (Flash Centre, Stand P60, Hall 12).
Elinchrom Press Release
Elinchrom Inspires With Two New High End Compact Flash Units
The ELC Pro-HD Compacts 500 and 1000 are the world's most complete, feature rich compact studio flash units. The result of over 50 years experience at the forefront of studio lighting technology. Designed and assembled at Elinchrom’s HQ in Switzerland the ELC benefits from the highest Swiss specification.
Elinchrom President Chris Whittle says, ”We set out to make a unit that would not only change the way a photographer works but also the way that they think. We believe the ELC combines everything a photographer needs with everything a photographer wants, plus the consistency and reliability that you expect from Elinchrom.”
Recycling times are lightning fast (0.6s / 1.2s to full power, ELC 500w / ELC 1000w) while Swiss precision guarantees consistency of power output and colour temperature, shot after shot. Furthermore the super fast flash durations (up to 1/5000s / 1/5260s, t0.5, ELC 500 / ELC 1000) enable you to freeze motion like never before.
The ELC is the first unit to incorporate an OLED screen that displays every control for the most professional user experience. As well as Elinchrom’s stop based power scale, you will now be able to see the power in Joules, flash durations and many other settings. A jog wheel provides easy navigation of the new menu.
New Shooting Modes
The ELC features three exciting new shooting modes that will literally change the way you create. Sequence Mode - Allows you to sequentially trigger up to 20 ELC’s, in bursts or as a continuous cycle, to utilise the high frame rate of your camera.
Delayed Mode - Provides the option of first or second curtain sync and everything in-between, plus predictive syncronisation within a short sequence.
Strobo Mode - Enables you to take a picture with stroboscopic effects within a single frame.
“We are delighted with the ELC” says Chris Whittle “The specifications are impressive, but let the photographers who have used them so far speak for us!.”
“These are the lights you want for your studio, they offer all the good old classic studio flash features plus some fresh new tricks. You will love learning to using them.. it’s the new generation of Studio equipment”
Philippe Echaroux - http://www.pays-imaginaire.fr
“The new ELCs make shooting motion like shooting with constant light but now with the freezing power of strobes. It’s awesome to shoot at 5fps and still run out of buffer in the camera before the strobes do. They rock.”
Frank Doorhof - http://www.frankdoorhof.com
“Using the ELC’s I’m thinking creative, running free from all previous technical boundaries. The new ELC is a step forward on so many levels, it’s difficult to say which feature I liked best. I want them! I need them!”
Kieron Nevison - http://www.photonevison.com
“As soon as I tested the heads in the real world I can easily say, test it and you will adopt it! Intuitive to use, very fast, robust.”
Anoush Abrar - http://www.anoushabrar.com
The new Elinchrom ELC 500 and 1000 Compact Flash units will be shown for the first time in the UK at The Photography Show in Birmingham. Come and see them at The Flash Centre, Stand P60, Hall 12.
Anticipated Prices including VAT:
ELC 500 - £699
ELC 1000 - £899
ELC 500/500 kit* - £1499
ELC 1000/1000 kit* - £1899
*(Kits include 2xheads, 2x16cm reflectors, Pro Tec carry bag, Skyport radio transmitter)
Elinchrom LTD is a worldwide registered company and brand with headquarters and manufacturing in Switzerland.
Elinchrom is a family business and continues to be at the forefront of photographic lighting technology as it has been since the earliest days of studio flash manufacturing (over 50 years).
The result of constant product refinements and a dedication to research and development, our award winning products are owned and rented by the world’s leading photographers.
From our headquarters and manufacturing facility overlooking Lake Geneva, we export Elinchrom studio flash around the world.