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Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 Flash Head

BH #ELELCPHD500 • MFR #EL20613.1
Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 Flash Head
Key Features
  • 500Ws
  • Recycling Full Power: 0.7 sec @ 115 VAC
  • Seven Stop Flash Variability
  • 90-265 VAC, 50/60Hz
The ELC Pro HD 500 Flash Head from Elinchrom is evidence of the company's continued commitment to pushing the envelope in monolight design. Elinchrom has packed the ELC Pro HD 500 with professional features we've come to expect from a flash head of this caliber and added quite a bit more. Short recycling times coupled with fast flash durations make freeze-motion, stop-action shooting possible. In fact, up to 20 frames per second is possible at minimum power. An intelligent low noise, temperature-activated fan keeps the head cool and lengthens the life of both the flash tube and modeling lamp. A pre-flash detector lets you integrate your on-camera flash into your studio system.
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Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Features
  • 3The Elinchrom Standard
  • 4Flash Modes

The ELC Pro HD 500 Flash Head from Elinchrom is evidence of the company's continued commitment to pushing the envelope in monolight design. Elinchrom has packed the ELC Pro HD 500 with professional features we've come to expect from a flash head of this caliber and added quite a bit more. Short recycling times coupled with fast flash durations make freeze-motion, stop-action shooting possible. In fact, up to 20 frames per second is possible at minimum power. An intelligent low noise, temperature-activated fan keeps the head cool and lengthens the life of both the flash tube and modeling lamp. A pre-flash detector lets you integrate your on-camera flash into your studio system.

Power, variable continuously from 7 to 500Ws, can be mimicked by the 300W proportional modeling lamp to preview your effects. Although Elinchrom provides one, you can swap the sync cord with a separately purchased 8-channel transceiver for wireless triggering from your camera. The head has one built-in to receive the signal. Flash modes allow you to address special situations. The Sequential Mode enables triggering up to 20 ELCs in bursts or in a continuous cycle. Delayed Mode offers a choice of first or second curtain syncing while Strobo Mode allows single frame stroboscopic action sequences. Finally, the auto-sensing multi-voltage power supply means that you can use the ELC Pro HD 500 anywhere in the world.

Features
  • Built-in EL-Skyport receiver for triggering
  • EL-Skyport with 8 frequency channels with 4 groups
  • EL-Skyport Speed Sync mode for synchronization up to a 1/320 sec on enabled SLR cameras
  • Intelligent pre-flash detector system to enable the use of ELC units with speedlights
  • 8 f-stop range
  • Action-freezing flash durations of 1/2330 @ full power (t0.5) and as short as 1/5000 sec at 53Ws
  • Stable even at fastest recycling times
  • Up to 20 flashes per second
  • Consistent color temperature with +/- 150K°
  • Power Auto-dump
  • Multi-voltage auto-detection: 90-265 VAC excluding modeling lamp
  • Low 5V sync voltage safe for all digital camera systems
  • Intelligent low noise fan spins slower or faster depending on the internal temperature of the unit
  • Impact resistant and fire retardant body shell
  • Accessory bayonet permits use of the complete range of light modifiers
  • The Elinchrom Standard
  • OLED display for information and clarity
  • Dashboard for an enhanced experience
  • Precise control
  • Flash Modes
  • Sequence Mode allows you to sequentially trigger up to 20 ELCs, in bursts or as a continuous cycle to utilize the high frame rate of your camera
  • Delayed Mode provides the option of first or second curtain sync and everything in-between
  • Strobo Mode allows you to take a picture with stroboscopic effects in a single frame
  • UPC: 719821377948

    Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 Specs

    Key Specs
    Item Type
    1x Monolight
    Includes Flash Tube
    Yes
    Included Light Modifier
    1x Reflector
    Included Storage Case
    No
    Power Range
    7 to 500 Ws
     
    Power Control
    7-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
    Recycle Time
    0.6 to 2.0 Sec
    TTL Metering
    No
    Modeling Light
    1x 300 W Tungsten Bulb Included (120 V)
    Wireless Remote Control Type
    Radio/RF Receiver Built-In
    Bluetooth *Adapter Required (Not Included)
    Optical Receiver Built-In
    Sync Speed
    1/320 Sec
    Power Source
    AC Power (Cable Included)
    Inputs/Outputs
    1x Barrel / Coax Female Flash Sync Input
    1x IEC Female Power Input (90 to 265 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz)
    Fixture Mounting
    1x 5/8" Receiver
    Weight
    5.18 lb / 2.35 kg
    Light Fixture
    Item Type
    1x Monolight
    Includes Flash Tube
    Yes
    Included Light Modifier
    1x Reflector
    Included Storage Case
    No
    Power Range
    7 to 500 Ws
     
    Power Control
    7-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
    Guide Number
    212.6' / 64.8 m at 3.3' / 1 m, ISO 100
    Recycle Time
    0.6 to 2.0 Sec
    Color Temperature
    5500K
    Flash Ready Indicator
    Audio & Visual
    TTL Metering
    No
    Cooling System
    Fan
    Umbrella Mount
    Yes
    Front Accessory Mount
    Elinchrom
    Replaceable Flash Tube
    Yes (User Replaceable)
    Modeling Light
    Modeling Light
    1x 300 W Tungsten Bulb Included (120 V)
    Socket Type
    GX6.35
    Control Modes
    Free Set, Full On, Proportional
    On/Off Switch
    Yes
    Connectivity
    Wireless
    2.4 GHz Radio/RF
    Bluetooth
    *Via Optional Adapter
    Wireless Remote Control Type
    Radio/RF Receiver Built-In
    Bluetooth *Adapter Required (Not Included)
    Optical Receiver Built-In
    Mobile App Compatible
    Yes, Adapter Required (Not Included): Android & iOS
    App Name: Elinchrom
    Wireless Channels
    8
    Wireless Groups
    4
    Wireless Frequency
    2.4 GHz
    Flash Duration
    t.5: 1/2940 to 1/2330 Sec
    Sync Speed
    1/320 Sec
    Sync Voltage
    5 V
    Delay Range
    0.001 to 10 Sec
    Power & I/O
    Power Source
    AC Power (Cable Included)
    Inputs/Outputs
    1x Barrel / Coax Female Flash Sync Input
    1x IEC Female Power Input (90 to 265 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz)
    Input Power
    90 to 265 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Included Adapter / Cable
    1x USA Type-A/B to IEC Male Cable
    Auto Dump
    Yes
    Circuit Protection
    Fuse
    Mounting
    Fixture Mounting
    1x 5/8" Receiver
    General
    Display
    No
    Dimensions
    12.4 x 8.2 x 5.5" / 31.5 x 21 x 14 cm (Fixture with Cap)
    Weight
    5.18 lb / 2.35 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    8.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    18.3 x 9.7 x 8.5"

    Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 Reviews

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    question

    Where the Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 made in?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The light is made in Switzerland.
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2022-07-07

    Which replacement flash bulb does this model ...

    Which replacement flash bulb does this model take?
    Asked by: Adrienne
    This is the flash tube for the ELC Pro https://bhpho.to/2K4rvJ7.
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2019-04-04

    How to keep the Modeling Light on continuously ...

    How to keep the Modeling Light on continuously for the Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500?
    Asked by: Ronald Revell
    To turn on the modeling lamp, you would press the button that looks like an image of the sun on the right-hand side of the back of the light fixture. By pressing the button, you can scroll through the options <OFF>, <FREE>, which would allow you to to set the modeling lamp output to whichever setting you prefer, and <PROP>, which would set the output of the modeling lamp proportional to the output of the flash tube. The modeling lamp is designed to shut off momentarily when you trigger the strobe. However, it can be set to also dim temporarily when the flash is triggered, then return to full output power if you have <VFC> (Visual Flash Confirmation) set on the monolight. Also note that the modeling lamp is designed to switch off automatically at high internal temperatures due to the modeling light's overheat protection function. After cooling off, the halogen modeling lamp will switch back on automatically. Do note that this is a strobe unit, not a continuous light fixture
    Answered by: Manzell L
    Date published: 2022-06-30

    question

    Can these be used with hi sync with the skyport HS?
    Asked by: Michael
    Hi,The ELC 500 is not optimized for Hi Sync imaging. Please see the Elinchrom site under Skyport Plus HS to learn which heads will work more effectively. <a href= http://www.elinchrom.com/support/ELSP-HS.html target= _blank >http://www.elinchrom.com/support/ELSP-HS.html</a>The D-Lite 4 head which is also available in a kit is great for Hi-Sync imaging.https://<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=EL20487.1&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&typedValue=&Top+Nav-Search= target= _blank >www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=EL20487.1&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&typedValue=&Top+Nav-Search=</a>Kit: https://<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=EL20839.2&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&typedValue=&Top+Nav-Search= target= _blank >www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=EL20839.2&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&typedValue=&Top+Nav-Search=</a>Regards,Will
    Answered by: Will H. Elinchrom Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Do I have to change the modeling light in order to use his unit in 220v ? Thanks folks
    Asked by: Juan Pablo
    Thank you Dan.
    Answered by: Juan Pablo B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Will the ELC Pro HD 500 work with the Skyport Speed Transmitter?
    Asked by: Michael
    It will fire and adjust the flash, but the Pro HD 500 is not optimized for Hi-Sync because of its very short flash durations.
    Answered by: MAC Support Elinchrom Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Can you shoot TTL mode with an Elinchrom Pro HD 500?
    Asked by: Nigel B.
    No You can't. The profoto b1 does
    Answered by: WALTER T.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Since they call this flash a moonlight, is there a battery inside that charges so that the unit can function unplugged?
    Asked by: David L.
    Hi, The Elinchrom ELC 500 is a monolight/monobloc or compact unit which runs off AC power. In order to work off a battery you may want to look at the Godox LP800X.https://<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1186033-REG/elinchrom_lp800x_godox_portable_power_inverter.html target= _blank >www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1186033-REG/elinchrom_lp800x_godox_portable_power_inverter.html</a>I hope this helps.Regards,Will H
    Answered by: Will H. Elinchrom Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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