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Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro for Sony

BH #EL19371 • MFR #EL19371
Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro for Sony
Key Features
  • 20 Channels in Normal Mode
  • 20 Channels in Speed Mode
  • 4 Groups
  • Hi-Sync Mode Up to 1/8000 sec
With the EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro for Sony, Elinchrom introduced a game-changing wireless solution that's compatible with three generations of transceivers and flash heads and offers Hi-Sync flash sync speeds up to 1/8000 sec.
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Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Visual Feedback Interface
  • 3Hi-Sync Technology
  • 4Impressive Wireless Range
  • 5Compatibility
  • 6LCD Display

With the EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro for Sony, Elinchrom introduced a game-changing wireless solution that's compatible with three generations of transceivers and flash heads and offers Hi-Sync flash sync speeds up to 1/8000 sec.

The 20-channel transmitter is immediately recognizable by its large LCD screen that displays every light in your setup. The Skyport Pro will control the modeling light and flash intensity of BRX, D-Lite RX, ELC Pro HD, and ELB flash heads as well as the EL-Skyport Transceiver RX for the Style RX, Digital RX, and Ranger RX systems. Operating on the 2.4 GHz frequency, it has an enhanced wireless range too, triggering and controlling your flash heads at a distance of 196' indoors and 656' outdoors.

One of the transceivers most exciting features is Hi-Sync technology that lets you use shutter speeds up to 1/8000 of a second, far shorter than your camera's standard sync speed. Whether you use it to overpower the sun, freeze action, darken backgrounds, or select wider apertures, Hi-Sync opens up a new realm of exposure possibilities. You can even fine tune the transmitter's trigger signal with ODS (Over Drive Sync) for optimal exposures at high shutter speeds.

The EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro runs on AA batteries and has a future-proofing mini-USB connection for firmware updates.

Visual Feedback Interface
The large LCD display of the Skyport Pro features two-way control via a Visual Feedback Interface that lets you see the exact power of every light in your setup right on the transmitter. Users control each light's power level and modeling lamp setting directly from the Skyport transmitter, which instantly shows the updated power settings.
Hi-Sync Technology
Go beyond the X-Sync of your camera. Photographers can simply switch to Hi-Sync mode and access sync speeds up to 1/8000s to freeze motion, overpower the sun, darken backgrounds, or use a wider aperture. The new ODS (Over Drive Sync) enables users to fine tune the Skyport plus HS transmitter's trigger signal to optimize exposure at high shutter speeds while gaining up to two more f-stops of light.
Impressive Wireless Range
The Skyport Pro has 20 frequency channels that can be used for either Normal or Speed mode, and a wireless range of 656' outdoors and 196' indoors. It also features a mini-USB socket for firmware updates. Users can instantly distinguish what sync mode they are in since the backlit display glows green for normal sync mode, and red for speed sync mode.
Compatibility
The Skyport Pro represents a seamless extension of the EL-Skyport family since it is also compatible with the three previous generations of flash units including the EL- Skyport Transceiver RX module for Style RX, Digital RX, and Ranger RX systems and the integrated EL-Skyport modules for the BRX, D-Lite RX, ELC Pro HD, and ELB series. The Skyport Pro adds synchronization capability and two-way control functionality to all Elinchrom lights with EL-Skyport capability.
LCD Display
The LCD display shows each strobe unit's power settings and allows for full control of all strobes right on top of the Skyport Pro. The individual strobes show up automatically on the screen, and you can adjust the settings on top of the transceiver or on the strobe itself. You can see and control up to 10 different EL strobes with the HS transmitter.

Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro Specs

Wireless
Channels20 (Normal)
20 (Speed)
Groups4
Wireless Range164 to 656' / 50 to 200 m
Radio Frequency2.4 GHz
General
Sync Speed1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs1 x 2.5 mm (Camera Shutter)
1 x Mini-USB
Electrical
Battery Type2 x AA
Physical
DimensionsTransmitter: 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.3" / 84 x 68 x 58 mm
Weight4.3 oz / 122.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.567 x 4.488 x 2.992"

Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro Reviews

I love it!

By Mario
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

Best of the Best!

Not able to do HSS

By Larry
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

I have not been able to get the high sync feature .

Love this elinchrom transmitte

By Chaudhry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

So easy to control elinchrom elc 500 . You can adjust flash power easily from transmitter

Usefull but ... fragile

By Gauthier
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-05

Very usefull. Full control of the flash. When you go over 1/200 shutter speed, by himself flash are in HSS mode, so nothing to do. But... the part which go in the hotshoe is fragile. I broke it and there are not spares pieces for this. Needed to rebuy it.

Works as advertised.

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-24

A requirement if you purchase Elinchrom studio lights, as pc cord syncing will not allow you to use all of the studio light features.

Works perfectly, no complaints.

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-24

I just changed to a Sony system and replaced my Nikon version with this one, and it works just the same, no issues.

Works great on my R5

By Lorinda Fraboni
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-02

I love this EL-Skyport Transmitter for my Canon R5. It easily connects to my Elinchrom 500HD lights and fires them on command.

Reliable if not a bit awkward

By Glen
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

I recently switched from Canon's RT system because I was having intermittent failures with the ST-E3-RT and my 600EX-RT's. The best theory put forward was that they were suffering from RF interference and, after being interrupted twice during a paid gigs, I decided I needed to try something new and picked up this transmitter and a pair of ONEs. I was very anxious to know if Elinchrom would perform any better and I had a nagging doubt that they'd use the same radio frequency bands and be just as vulnerable. However, after reading the manual, it sounds like the older Elinchrom units are the only ones that share frequencies and maybe newer units can use a different range that might be less vulnerable. I've shot two gigs now with this transmitter, one shoot at the same location I'd had a failure before, and I'm pleased to say that I've had no such problems. If it continues to be as reliable it was a worthwhile upgrade. As far as interface goes, it's still a bit clunky -- 7 buttons and a wheel only give you so many user-interface options and it isn't always as smooth as I'd like. I can chalk some of this up to my own Canon muscle-memory though and maybe I'll just get used to it. One feature I love: test-fire in TTL, then switch to manual and it starts at power settings that were used for the TTL shot. My old Canon transmitter never did this and it's a great feature. One feature I miss: the transmitter can't relay color temperature information to the camera like Canon's can so AWB doesn't work -- you have to switch to manual temperature and guess where temp should be based on how your lights behave at different power settings. It's not a deal-breaker, but it's a feature I definitely miss. Gripes aside though, if it's reliable, it's infinitely better than what I was using before.

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