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Elinchrom Quadra HS Flash Head

BH #EL20153 • MFR #EL20153
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Elinchrom Quadra HS Flash Head
Key Features
  • 1x Quadra Head Cable
  • Optimized for High-Speed Sync
  • Compatible with all Quadra Packs
  • LED Modeling Lamp
You really have to handle the Quadra HS Flash Head from Elinchrom to appreciate its size and weight. The head weighs just 0.62 lb and measures 3.1 x 2.9" yet gives full-sized performance from any Quadra power pack. Small is also beautiful when working in tight spaces or hanging the head on a grid or boom. The exciting news is in the head's HS (Hi-Sync) designation, which means that it's optimized for use at high sync speeds as short as 1/8000 sec. to overpower the sun or use wider lens apertures. It's also a great benefit in stop-action photography. The Quadra HS has several dedicated, optional accessories but purchasing the Quadra reflector adapter gives you complete access to the full line of quality Elinchrom accessories and light shapers. The head comes with a head cable, reflector, multifunction cap and a Quadra protective cap. Small size, lightweight, and great performance make the Quadra system hard to beat.
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Elinchrom Quadra HS Overview

You really have to handle the Quadra HS Flash Head from Elinchrom to appreciate its size and weight. The head weighs just 0.62 lb and measures 3.1 x 2.9" yet gives full-sized performance from any Quadra power pack. Small is also beautiful when working in tight spaces or hanging the head on a grid or boom. The exciting news is in the head's HS (Hi-Sync) designation, which means that it's optimized for use at high sync speeds as short as 1/8000 sec. to overpower the sun or use wider lens apertures. It's also a great benefit in stop-action photography. The Quadra HS has several dedicated, optional accessories but purchasing the Quadra reflector adapter gives you complete access to the full line of quality Elinchrom accessories and light shapers. The head comes with a head cable, reflector, multifunction cap and a Quadra protective cap. Small size, lightweight, and great performance make the Quadra system hard to beat.

Elinchrom Quadra HS Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power424 Ws
Flash Duration1/550 Sec (Full Power)
Exposure ControlManual
ReflectorChangeable
Accessory Fitting TypeElinchrom Quadra, Umbrella Shaft
Replaceable FlashtubeYes
Modeling Light
TypeLED
Wattage50 W Tungsten Equivalent
Sync
Built-In Wireless ReceiverNo
General
Mounting5/8" Receiver
Fan CooledNo
Circuit ProtectionYes
Cable Length8' / 2.4 m
Dimensions3.1 x 2.9" / 8 x 7.5 cm (without Mount)
Weight0.62 lb / 0.28 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.86 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.95 x 8.25 x 8"

Elinchrom Quadra HS Reviews

The best match for an ELB400

By Julio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-19

I had an ELB400 with a Pro head, I could not shoot faster than 1/1250 without getting an ugly grading. This head came to solve my problem and expanding my horizons being able to shoot up to 1/8000. I loved buying this head.

Using the Quadra HS head/ ELB400 with the Pentax K-1

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-09-05

I have the ELB400 with both an Action head and an HS head. I have a Pentax K-1 camera and I am using two Cactus V6 II transceivers to trigger the flash using the Cactus' Powersync mode which is equivalent to Elinchrom's Hi-Sync mode. Works also in Normal/HSS mode with the Cactus flash triggers. Can use this flash up to 1/8000 sec with the Pentax camera. Also works with the Pentax K-5iis. I use the external sync socket on the ELB400 to trigger the flash. Works only on the A socket of the ELB400, with the B socket the flash duration is too short. I use the Action head in the studio or dark locations.

One of the best investments I've made. Great Product.

By James T
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-25

I use the HS lights for capturing action like Skateboarding and they give me consistent results that are necessary in the industry. There is usually no second takes if they land their trick.

Great products but...

By roel r.
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-30

I used it with elb400 pack outdoor. I test fired three times to get my exposure in hsync and the flash wont fire again. Really?a brand new head in less than ten pops is dead. Its now with B&H since last week. I'll buy another one again. I'm sure it's a great product when it works.

Works Well

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-21

I will give this 4 stars only because you still get a very slight gradation to the images depending on the aperture and shutter speed. If I could give half stars it would be 4.5. I'm using this with an ELB400 and a D4s. Overall, I'm satisfied and would buy another one. It does require the use of the Elinchrom Skyport HS to work though - but we know this. I would highly recommend this head over the pro head even though they say the pro is compatible. I say not so much! I was very disappointed with the results with the skyport using the pro head. This one is going to be fun! Oh - be aware the bulb is also different than on the pro head so you may want to order a spare bulb when you order the HS head too.

Wish it would have come sooner.

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-01

It just opens up the hi-sync flash world up to you.

LOVE THIS LITTLE LIGHT!

By Meliezza
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-11

I purchased this flash head so that I can shoot HS. I also purchased the Skyport Transmitter Plus HS to use with this light. It's a great light. I love the speed. I was able to shoot at 1/4000s in full Texas sun. I love the results!

I will buy another.

By Ed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-01

HS Flash heads are a perfect add to my lighting system. Love the results I get from this light.

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question

Hello, will this work with the Quadra Hybrid battery pack and the EL-Transmitter with HS for Canon to get the High Speed Synch? Willthe El-Transmitter with HS work with the Quadra Hybrid Battery Pack and get the full HS synch? Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
According to the compatibility chart provided by Elinchrom, the Quadra HS head would be HS compatible when used with the Quadra Hybrid pack with the EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Canon.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2019-12-28

Does exposure decrease when camera shutter speed ...

Does exposure decrease when camera shutter speed going from 1/250 up to 1/8000 sec ?
Asked by: Hoa
Yes. It will decrease in the same way that the ambient exposure decreases as the shutter speed is raised. The flash burst burns throughout the exposure, above 1/250th, with this head, instead of being shorter than the exposure like at lower shutter speeds.
Answered by: sean
Date published: 2019-12-25

question

Hi. Will this High Speed head work with the Quadra AS pack? What the difference if I use this with the AS battery pack vs the ELB400 pack? So confusing. If I buy two of these HS heads, can I shoot full power on my Quadra AS pack as well? Thanks for the assistance.
Asked by: Henry
Hi,Yes the HS head will work on the AS pack. <a href= http://www.elinchrom.com/battery/ranger-quadra.html target= _blank >http://www.elinchrom.com/battery/ranger-quadra.html</a>ELB has the new user OLED interface with the addition of the Creative Suite for effects like Stroboscopic, Delayed and Sequential shooting.As one other person mentioned your full power will be affected as A and B ports use different power. Typically the rough ratio from A to B is 2/3's power in A and 1/3 power in B. Refer to your quick guide and you will see the B port is 33% less power than A port.I hope this helps.Regards,Will HBrand Manager Lighting, MAC Group US
Answered by: Will H. Elinchrom Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can I use this head with Eilnchrom quara ranger...?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes no problem and you can go up to 1/8000 s speed with the new Skyport HS transmitter.
Answered by: Jean Marc P.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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