Elinchrom Introduces the ELB 500 TTL

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

ELB500TTL
We are genuinely excited about the new ELB 500 TTL as it lets portrait shooters across a wide variety of genres working in studio and on location achieve incredible results at a really terrific value.

The Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL is an incredibly portable and powerful battery pack solution. It combines 500ws of power with a feature set that includes High Speed Sync, Active Charging, Full Asymmetry, and built-in Skyport Protocol® to empower photographers both in studio and on-location to bring their imagery to the next level.

"We created the ELB 500 TTL 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." Simon Whittle, Elinchrom CEO

The Speed and Simplicity of 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.

The Power and Performance of 500 ws 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 head is smaller than a speedlite 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 and 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 workflow.

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

The Convenience and Control of Skyport® (and Phottix ODIN II)
The ELB 500 TTL features built-in Skyport Protocol, Elinchrom’s reliable and easy to use wireless system. Existing Skyport Plus HS for Canon and Nikon owners will be able to upgrade their transmitters to work with the ELB 500 TTL via a free firmware upgrade with more brands to follow. Via their ongoing technology alliance, the ELB 500 is also compatible with the Phottix ODIN II wireless transmitters. 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.

The Ease and Intuitiveness of a Well Thought Out 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 and 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 a superb value to their customers.

The Result: 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 from their existing speedlights.

"We are genuinely excited about the new ELB 500 TTL as it lets portrait shooters across a wide variety of genres working in studio and on location achieve incredible results at a really terrific value. This 500 ws TTL pack when combined with Elinchrom’s legendary modifiers and the ease of Skyport will become the go-to system for many portrait photographers."
Jan Lederman, MAC Group CEO

Here’s to continuing adventures…
The team at Elinchrom believes that photography in all its forms is one of life’s great ongoing adventures and are firmly committed to creating products that make these adventures more fulfilling, productive, and rewarding. With the launch of the new ELB 500 TTL, we invite portrait photographers desiring a TTL solution to join us on this adventure.

Get specifications:
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Kits:
The ELB 500 TTL is available in two “To Go” sets outlined below. Please note The Elinchrom Transmitter Pro (Formally Skyport Plus HS) is not part of either set and must be ordered separately. Pro transmitters for Canon® and Nikon® are available. Other brands will follow later.

ELB 500 TTL To Go Kit
The ELB 500 TTL To Go is the ideal kit to enjoy total creative freedom in a lightweight and portable solution while still delivering 400 full power flashes on a single charge.

Kit Contains:
1x ELB 500 TTL - Supplied with Li-Ion battery, charger, sync cord
1x ELB 500 Head - Supplied with 13 foot cable and protective cap
1x Q-Reflector - 7 inch
1x ELB 500 Snappy - Carrying option with shoulder strap
1x ProTec Location Bag

ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go Kit
The ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go is the perfect kit to be used with total asymmetry. With two independent flash heads, the unit offers a wide variety of lighting possibilities.

Kit Contains:
1x ELB 500 TTL - Supplied with Li-Ion battery, charger, sync cord
2x ELB 500 Head - Supplied with 13 foot cable and protective cap
1x Q-Reflector - 7 inch
1x Q-Wide Reflector - 5 inch
1x ELB 500 Snappy - Carrying option with shoulder strap
1x ProTec Location Bag

Pricing:
ELB 500 TTL To Go $1899.95
ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go $2124.95

About Elinchrom:
Since 1962, Elinchrom has been producing the world’s most portable lighting gear, drawing from a heritage of more than 50 years of innovation. Based in Renens, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Elinchrom continues to innovate with a product range that covers every photographer’s needs, from compact flash equipment to battery and power pack systems, reflectors, softboxes as well as numerous lighting accessories. Elinchrom’s lighting equipment is used around the world for both studio and outdoor purposes.

About MAC Group:
MAC Group is a sales, marketing and distribution company dedicated to supplying photographers, videographers, educators and students with the world's finest image-making tools, education and inspiration. For more information on the MAC Group, please visit: http://www.MACgroupUS.com

For more information, please contact:
US: JeffL@macgroupus.com

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