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Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set

B&H # ELSPUTS Mfr # EL 19357
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You Pay: $199.99
Product Highlights
  • Very Small Remote Control System
  • Can Sync At Up to 1/150s in Normal Mode
  • 8 Frequencies Available
  • 4 Workgroups Possible
  • Range: Indoor-165'/Outdoor-395'
  • Movable Antenna Optimizes Reception

With the Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set, you'll be able to use one the world's smallest remote control systems (Elinchrom Skyport) to control just about any commercial flash unit--the included Universal SPEED Receiver is compatible with older Elinchrom units and any other flash brand, using the included sync cables and adapters to connect to any flash with a 3.5mm socket.

The SPEED Transmitter controls basic functions of Elinchrom BXRI 250/500, Ranger Quadra and D-Lite-it with the built-in ELS Receiver and Elinchrom RX units to which a Transceiver RX (not included) is attached, as well as basic functions of other flash units with the Universal SPEED receiver. To control all RX functions of Style RX, Ranger RX, Ranger Quadra RX (only Ranger Quadra RX with serial numbers from 4001 onwards) and Digital RX from a computer, the USB Transceiver RX 19354/19348 (not included) and the latest EL Skyport software (not included) are required. The SPEED transmitter comes with a Lithium battery (CR 2430) and a sync cable 2.5mm-PC.

Very small remote control system
Syncs up to 1/150s
8 frequencies available
4 workgroups, with individual, group or all-units control
Indoor operating range of 165 feet, outdoors range of 395 feet
Movable antenna optimizes reception
Maximum Range Up to 196' (60 m) range indoors for STANDARD mode and up to 131' (40 m) in SPEED mode
Up to 393' (120 m) range outdoors for STANDARD mode and up to 229' (70 m) in SPEED mode
Dimensions Universal SPEED Receiver: 2.55 x 1.7" (6.5 x 4.5 cm)
SPEED Transmitter: 1.57 x 1.96" (4 x 5 cm)
Weight Universal SPEED Receiver: 1.9 oz (54 g) including rechargeable battery
SPEED Transmitter: 1.26 oz (39 g) including battery

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ElinchromSkyport Universal SPEED Set
 
4.2

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (29)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Packs small / compresses (22)
  • Reliable (19)
  • Strong construction (6)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (17)
  • Family photos (16)
  • Sports/action (7)
  • Travel (7)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (16), Semi-pro photographer (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for flash and EOS 7D also

I use it for Elinchrome and Norman P20/20 LH2400 flash units but also with a pocket wizard cable, to trigger remotely a Canon EOS 7D

I use it for Elinchrome and Norman P20/20 LH2400 flash units but also with a pocket wizard cable, to trigger remotely a Canon EOS 7D

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Limited charge on battery

I would go lower on the rating, but the transmitter is such a wonderful piece of equipment. The receiver is a rechargable battery, which is nice, but it doesn't hold a charge for...Read complete review

I would go lower on the rating, but the transmitter is such a wonderful piece of equipment. The receiver is a rechargable battery, which is nice, but it doesn't hold a charge for more than 150 pops or so. I may have a faulty battery, but when you're in the studio shooting away it is sure an inconvenience to have this fail midway through a shoot. Just a thought. Otherwise, I love Elinchrom. Can't go wrong, but have a sync cord backup.

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4.0

Most reliable triggers we've used

By Rob & Wanda

from Westland, MI

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

    Indoor/Outdoor events. The ability to adjust the strobes power wirelessly without the need of additional accessories it priceless. Switches can be too easy to knock out of position. The batteries are button style/wristwatch.

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    4.0

    "Universal" Trigger

    By iSpy Photography

    from Anniston, Alabama

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Cables Not Universal

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

    Because I have the BX500ri monolites in my studio which have the Skyport receiver built-in, I have had very positive experience with the Skyport transmitter. So, I bought this set to use with my Canon 580 EX II off-camera on location and figured the receiver could expand my studio capabilities as well by sticking with the same brand as my studio. What I didn't realize was that Elinchrom has every cable and adapter you can imagine included in this set EXCEPT the one I needed for the Canon 580 EX II (the 3.5mm mini phone cord to PC cable) to go to the receiver. If advertized as a universal, it should contain what is needed for to work with one of the major brands. If it had the cable included, it would definitely get 5 stars. I have used it on location without incident but I still worry about how rugged it is. The compact design is very nice for travel though.

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    1.0

    Worked great onces

    By @Juan_Photograph

    from Medellín, Colombia

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

        It worked very well the first time. After that, it just became two very expensive little black boxes with randomly green light. =C

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        5.0

        Never miss a single shot

        By Marcd131

        from Gatineau, Quebec, canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

        This is the best transmitter/receiver there is. It's lightweight , easy to use and pack to travel. Nothing complicated about it, never missed a single flash. Best product I bought for my flashes. Don't drop it because the only thing bad I have to say about it, is the weak plastic construction. But I would recommend it anytime and I think I'm gonna buy a second set soon.

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        5.0

        Great for flash and EOS 7D also

        By AUEOS1

        from Mexico City

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

          I use it for Elinchrome and Norman P20/20 LH2400 flash units but also with a pocket wizard cable, to trigger remotely a Canon EOS 7D

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great trigger set for the price

          By Robert

          from Finland

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Studio
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

            Great for the price
            the grouping selection is easy to use and useful

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great option to go Wireless Flash

            By realistgva

            from Geneva, Switzerland

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

            I already own some Elinchrom gear and needed a 2nd transmitter for my 2nd body.
            The universal receiver will be connected to my on camera flash to use it remotely. Either to add a specific light or to use the speed lights.
            It is not TTL but very convenient to trigger remotely.

            The single button usage needs some getting used to

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            5.0

            Perfect for now and into the future

            By Jim G.

            from Lancaster, PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • A bit fragile built

            Best Uses

            • Studio lighting weddings

            Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

            Easy set up and ready to go. What I like about these units, besides the price, is the ability to use them as I expand a studio setup with Elinchrom products.

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            5.0

            Great bang for the buck!

            By Rpete

            from Billings, Mt

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

              Easy to set up and use with speed lights alone or in combination with my Elinchrom lights. Very functional!

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              5.0

              AWASOME

              By René Junior

              from Rio de Janairo - RJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                best radio for the price

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                5.0

                small and compact and easy to use!!

                By Bryce

                from California

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                  It came with a great case to keep it protected while during transportation to and from locations. It is compact, light weight, and it works really well. Excellent, excellent, excellent product, well worth the price. :-)

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                  4.0

                  Nice little remote

                  By kevdog66

                  from Skowhegan, ME

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Location
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                    The first set I received the receiver did not work. I returned it to BH and they sent out another set. So far so good with this set. I been using this on location to fire some SB600's in small softboxes and umbrellas for portrait work. Both the receiver and transmitter are small and very lightweight. My set came with a cool case to carry them in. The instructions are somewhat obtruse, the english reads weird but you will figure it out. Simple to use, I would recommend this to others.

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                    5.0

                    SPEED = Efficiency!!!

                    By Sundae Photo

                    from Alabama

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Needs replaceable battery

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                    I use this set on my D-Lite 4 set and it was sooo great to get rid of the cable! I have yet to run out of range with these things and with about 1000 shots I prob had 2 where the flash didn't work? Their compactness and quality of manufacture are impressive, but I wish the receivers used replaceable instead of rechargeable batteries. I will definitely be ordering more receivers for my other packs!

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                    1.0

                    Stopped Working After 30 Flashes

                    By ModMel

                    from Baton Rouge, LA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                      It worked perfectly for the first 30 flashes, then completely stopped working.

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                      4.0

                      Fantastic!

                      By Merrick

                      from Jamaica

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Studio lighting
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                        I sold the previous version of this product because I wasn't happy with how easily the transmitter would fall off the hotshoe of the camera. The receivers were all too easily turned on when being stored in it's carrying case or my bag.

                        Since I have started using the new set I am now a happy camper. The build quality on the new set feels more solid and overall a better construct. I shoot a lot of weddings and having the trigger secured on the camera is highly important to me. I haven't tested the range as yet so I wouldn't score a five and I would love to have a transmitter with a solid hotshoe on top.

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                        4.0

                        A great product.

                        By Luke

                        from PA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                            It works great with the set of European lights that I have. The only problem I have is that if I give the reciver a little shake it sounds like something inside is loose and flying around. Thinking of exchanging it.

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                            4.0

                            Small and lightweight

                            By Jason Kuffer

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Pack
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Studio lighting
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                              Nice size and lightweight. I find the PocketWizard towering off the top of my camera to be in the way and annoying. For work in a NY sized studio, it does the job.

                              I would give it more stars but have not yet spent enough time using them.

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                              5.0

                              Couldn't live without it

                              By Arnie

                              from Yonkers, N.Y

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                                Elinchrom Skyport is well worth every penny.

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                                4.0

                                Excelent product

                                By FHER

                                from México City

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Pack
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                                  I use with elinchrome flashes.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Works great if you know how to use it...

                                  By Robert L.

                                  from Clinton, TN

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Pack
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult to Use

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Elinchrom Skyport Universal SPEED Set:

                                  First off, let me state that I have been a professional portrait photographer since 1981 and studio owner.
                                  I came from using Pocket Wizards at another studio and didn't want to spend alot of money on a set of slaves for using on location. I had several peers that use skyports, and decided to try them out. However, until I got comfortable using the skyports, I found myself using a pc cable. Also they do not keep a charge too well in cold weather. The instructions were very basic.
                                  Other than that, these units work great. Despite my original mishaps, I will probably purchase another set in the near future.

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