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Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus

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Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus
Key Features
  • 2.5mm to PC Sync Cord
  • 16 Channels and 4 Groups
  • 656 Foot Range
  • Control Flash Power On/Off
The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus from Elinchrom is a wireless radio trigger with sixteen channels: 8 in normal and 8 in speed mode, with 4 discrete groups for different or sequentially triggered lighting setups at distances up to 656'. Channels 1, 3, and 7 are compatible with all enabled EL-Skyport units, while channels 1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 20 are only compatible with the ELC Pro HD flash head and the ELB 400 battery pack system. A 2.5mm sync socket extends the transmitter's versatility to cameras without hot shoes or for hard-wired flash units. The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus runs on easily sourced AA batteries. The transmitter does not come with batteries. 
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Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus Overview

The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus from Elinchrom is a wireless radio trigger with sixteen channels: 8 in normal and 8 in speed mode, with 4 discrete groups for different or sequentially triggered lighting setups at distances up to 656'. Channels 1, 3, and 7 are compatible with all enabled EL-Skyport units, while channels 1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 20 are only compatible with the ELC Pro HD flash head and the ELB 400 battery pack system. A 2.5mm sync socket extends the transmitter's versatility to cameras without hot shoes or for hard-wired flash units. The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus runs on easily sourced AA batteries. The transmitter does not come with batteries. 

Details

  • Trigger reliably and adjust flash power up to 656' away
  • 4 groups and all selection
  • 16 different channels available (8 in Normal mode and 8 in Speed mode)
  • Quick increase or decrease of the flash power per group with Elinchrom studio strobes with built-in Elinchrom radio receivers
  • Metal hot-shoe connector with screw lock
  • 2.5mm sync socket
  • Normal and Speed sync mode (for leaf shutter cameras)
  • All functions can be easily adjusted

Benefits

  • Reliable and consistent triggering
  • Enhanced swivel function for improved reception
  • Continued choices when setting up your strobes
  • Multiple channels for more options when working with or in multiple setups
  • Control light power at the camera
  • No fussing with button batteries, uses AA batteries available everywhere
  • Locking functionality while connected to your camera
  • Flexibility of use with a 2.5mm sync socket

Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus Specs

Wireless
Channels8 (Normal)
8 (Speed)
Groups4
Wireless Range656' / 200 m
Radio Frequency2.4 GHz
Connectivity
Ports1 x 2.5 mm (Camera)
Electrical
Battery Type2 x AA
Physical
DimensionsTransmitter: 3.7 x 2 x 1.5" / 94.9 x 49.9 x 38.3 mm
Weight2.2 oz / 63.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 3.6 x 2.3"

Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus Reviews

Fails 10% to 20% of the time

By Frank
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

Been using this for a week now to trigger a studio setup of three ELC HD Pro's. It is consistently unreliable wether connected via PC synch or hotshoe. The strobes fire every time when connected with a synch cord, so unless all of my brand new ELC HD Pro strobes have defective receivers, the problem is with this transmitter.

Not Reliable

By Gary
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-07

I'm really tired of Elinchrom's reliability when it comes to triggering. When I'm shooting people it's just what I've been putting up with. However, when I was trying to shoot some liquids recently it was not triggering some or all of the strobes which was terribly frustrating since pouring is challenging enough without lighting failures when the shutter is clicked.

It does what it's supposed to

By Gary
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-24

I'm using this on a Hasselblad and it sure would be nice if they had a generic unit that allowed you to see the power levels of all the units.

verry good

By Sidney
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-21

i am verry happy with it

Misfires A Lot

By Glynns
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-11

It's easy to use and I appreciate that it's AA batteries and has large buttons... but maybe I have a bum one but I'm getting misfires on every 3rd-5th shot. I have checked that it's in all the way. I have made sure the contacts are clean. I am only 10-20 feet away from all my lights. My batteries are fully charged. I can't find anything else that might be the problem. But it's a problem at my shoots with my clients! Disappointed.

Awesome Replacement for the Skyport Speed!

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-24

Super-happy with this affordable replacement for my EL-Skyport Speed (that originally came with my bx500ri's). Larger, of course, then the Speed flash trigger, but more versatile in use and hasn't missed a snap! I also like that fact it takes standard AA's, so I don't have to worry whether or not I have the replacement watch battery with me.

Elinchrom Transmitter Plus!

By Ron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

Love this product it works way better than the transmitters that came with my old lights. And I also love that the batteries used are AA's

Lightweight, work very fine

By Gauthier
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-18

Using it with a canon and a sony. work very well. Find it more stable that the transmitter plus that i have but compatible only with the sony. Plastic but look quite tough

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Asked by: Mehdi
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Asked by: Andrew B.
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Will this work with a D-Lite 4 it???
Asked by: Valeria C.
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Date published: 2018-08-26
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