Elinchrom introduced the ELB 500 TTL this week, 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.
For Phottix users this is another tool in their ever-growing lighting arsenal. The ELB 500 TTL has the Phottix Odin II System built-in – allowing Phottix users to incorporate this innovative pack and head system into their Phottix workflow alongside the Phottix Indra series and Mitros+ flashes.
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.
“We created the ELB 500TTL for portrait photographers looking to take their work to more adventurous places with what we believe to be the perfect combination of power, features and value,” said Simon Whittle, Elinchrom CEO.
Phottix, part of a technology alliance with Elinchrom and Sekonic, hails the arrival of the new Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL. “It’s a great product and fills a void in the lighting world,’ said Phottix CEO Steve Peer.
ELB 500 TTL Specifications
Flash Power – 500 Ws/J
Power Distribution – Full Asymmetry
Power Range – 7 F-stops
Best Flash Duration – Action: 1/20000s – Normal: 1/3400s
Recycling Time – 0.05 – 2 seconds
Dimensions (Unit + Battery) (LxWxH) – 16.3 x 9.0 x 18.1 cm
Weight (Unit + Battery) – 2.48 kg
Weight of Battery – 0.73 kg
Battery – Removable – Li-Ion 14,4 V – 72 W/h
Battery Capacity – 400 / 28000 flashes (full power/min. power)
Compatibility – For Skyport: Elinchrom Transmitter Pro For Phottix: Phottix Odin II Transmitter
ELB 500 TTL Unit Supplied With – Battery, Charger, Snappy, Location Bag, Sync Cable