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.
- 1x Quadra Head Cable
- Optimized for High-Speed Sync
- Compatible with all Quadra Packs
- LED Modeling Lamp
Elinchrom Quadra HS Overview
Elinchrom Quadra HS Specs
|Maximum Power||424 Ws|
|Flash Duration||1/550 Sec (Full Power)|
|Accessory Fitting Type||Elinchrom Quadra, Umbrella Shaft|
|Wattage||50 W Tungsten Equivalent|
|Built-In Wireless Receiver||No|
|Cable Length||8' / 2.4 m|
|Dimensions||3.1 x 2.9" / 8 x 7.5 cm (without Mount)|
|Weight||0.62 lb / 0.28 kg|
|Package Weight||2.86 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||11.95 x 8.25 x 8"|
Elinchrom Quadra HS Reviews
The best match for an ELB400
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
It just opens up the hi-sync flash world up to you.
LOVE THIS LITTLE LIGHT!
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.
HS Flash heads are a perfect add to my lighting system. Love the results I get from this light.
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