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Elinchrom ELC 125 TTL Studio Monolight

BH #EL206181US • MFR #EL20618.1.US
Elinchrom ELC 125 TTL Studio Monolight
Key Features
  • 125Ws, 7-Stop Power Range
  • TTL and Manual Exposure
  • Recycling: 0.1 to 0.8 sec @ 115 VAC
  • 5-Stop Power Range, 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
The 125Ws ELC 125 Studio Monolight from Elinchrom is yet another step forward in the evolution of its monolight design. Besides the impressive features we've come to expect from this brand, the ELC 125 added quite a bit more. Short recycling times of 0.1 to 0.8 seconds coupled with flash durations as short as 1/7750 sec make freeze-motion, stop-action shooting possible. In fact, very high fps rates are possible at minimum power, as well as High Speed Sync that allows bright background regulation with shutter speeds of a lightning-fast 1/8000 second. An intelligent low noise, temperature-activated fan keeps the head cool and lengthens the life of the flash tube.
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Elinchrom ELC 125 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2TTL, Manual Lock, Auto-On
  • 3Wireless Freedom
  • 4Engineered to Last
  • 5Stay Cool Under Pressure
  • 6Explore More
  • 7Expansive Flexibility
  • 8Edit Less, Deliver Faster
By B&H Photo's

The 125Ws ELC 125 Studio Monolight from Elinchrom is yet another step forward in the evolution of its monolight design. Besides the impressive features we've come to expect from this brand, the ELC 125 added quite a bit more. Short recycling times of 0.1 to 0.8 seconds coupled with flash durations as short as 1/7750 sec make freeze-motion, stop-action shooting possible. In fact, very high fps rates are possible at minimum power, as well as High Speed Sync that allows bright background regulation with shutter speeds of a lightning-fast 1/8000 second. An intelligent low noise, temperature-activated fan keeps the head cool and lengthens the life of the flash tube.

Power, variable continuously over 5 stops from 7 to 125Ws, can be mimicked by the 20W (120W incandescent equivalent) proportional LED modeling lamp to preview your effects. Although triggering with a sync cord is possible, the ELC 125 has a built-in 20-channel receiver that not only allows you to make wireless adjustments to power, the modeling light, and more at distances up to 656' but will allow TTL control of the light by seven compatible, major camera brands with separate purchase of an EL Skyport transmitter.

Yet another sign of versatility is the ELC 125's 100 to 240V power supply that allows you to use it anywhere in the world. The flash head is also of course, compatible Elinchrom's world-renowned, expansive array of light modifiers.

TTL, Manual Lock, Auto-On
The ELCs are ready to go the moment inspiration strikes you. With Auto-On, the unit is always in standby mode with your previous settings saved, and the onboard TTL speeds up dialing in your next exposure. The Manual Lock function enables a quick switch from TTL to Manual without losing exposure settings for quick adjustments or to explore creative effects.
Wireless Freedom
Never miss a shot with Elinchrom's Skyport radio-frequency system compatible with seven camera brands. You also get intuitive control of flash settings from your camera and your computer. Even non-Elinchrom units and speedlights can be integrated into the wireless setup via the Elinchrom Skyport Receiver Plus.
Engineered to Last
Every aspect of the ELC 125 has been designed and rigorously tested to deliver maximum reliability and extended lifetime. Elinchrom created the ELCs to last through your next adventure.
Stay Cool Under Pressure
With Elinchrom's Smart Pro-Active Cooling, the ELC's learn your shooting style and adapt their cooling cycles around it, never interrupting your creative flow. Plus, their cleverly engineered airflow design and low-noise speed-controlled fan can handle the heaviest of workloads.
Explore More
As important as a solid studio strobe is, the light modifier is where the real magic happens. The bayonet Quick-Lock system grants you direct access to Elinchrom's world-renown light modifiers. Combined with the ELC's bright, daylight-balanced LED modeling lamp to aid your pre-visualization.
Expansive Flexibility
Your equipment should never limit you. Whether you are experimenting in your living room or working in a large studio, the ELC 125 can acclimate. ELCs can be powered down to 7Ws so that you can reach your desired depth of field or add only a hint of light. Plus, with HSS, you can freeze motion, overpower ambient light, and darken backgrounds.
Edit Less, Deliver Faster
Elinchrom's precise color science and accuracy over the whole power range enables you to deliver professional and consistent results to your clients with less wasted time and money in post-production.

Elinchrom ELC 125 Specs

Key Specs
Power Control
5-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
Guide Number
149' / 45.4 m
Recycle Time
0.1 to 0.8 Sec (Full Power)
Color Temperature
5600K
Guide Number
149' / 45.4 m
Recycle Time
0.1 to 0.8 Sec (Full Power)
Color Temperature
5600K
Modeling Light
Control Modes
Free Set, Full On, Proportional
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Flash Duration
t.5: 1/7750 Sec
Sync Speed
1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
Sync Voltage
5 V
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Auto Dump
Yes
Circuit Protection
Fuse
Packaging Info
Package Weight
7.08 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.5 x 10.5 x 8.2"

Elinchrom ELC 125 Reviews

Solid workhorse, consistent, high quality lighting

By Barry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-29

I've had a set of ELB500's for some time, but my main studio strobes were a different brand so I decided to go all Elinchrom. These lights are built like tanks, are powerful, and provide a consistent, high quality output. And the recycle time is unbelievably fast. I also purchased the Skyport Bridge, and run the Elinchrom studio software on my computer (and I shoot tethered) so now I can control/modify the power for the lights all from my computer (or phone) easily. Highly recommended!

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Does it have a sync port? To plug in pocket ...

Does it have a sync port? To plug in pocket wizard?
Asked by: Matt
Yes. The ELC 125 has a standard 3.5mm sync port.
Answered by: Elinchrom Softlite Team
Date published: 2021-09-13

Is this light powerful enough to use as a main ...

Is this light powerful enough to use as a main light, and only light, in a small studio(12ft by 12ft)?
Asked by: Raul
No. Unit only offers 125 watts. We suggest using a stronger system such as a 500-600 watt system.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-04-24

What cable do I need to update the firmware? It ...

What cable do I need to update the firmware? It says to plug in a USB cable but the port on the strobe isn't USB.
Asked by: Raul
It doesn't have a USB C input port. I wish it did as that would be the simplest and fastest. It is a mini USB port.
Answered by: Raul
Date published: 2022-05-03

Is the flashtube replaceable in the ELC 125 like ...

Is the flashtube replaceable in the ELC 125 like it is in the ELC 500?
Asked by: Steven
Yes the flash tube is replaceable.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-07-13

Has anyone tried the ELC 125 with the Paul C. ...

Has anyone tried the ELC 125 with the Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini? The Vagabond Mini does NOT work with the ELC 500 as I have tried it.
Asked by: Craig
Please contact this Mfr from that Vagabond as we don't sell this product.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-11-03

What sync cord do I need to use this with the ...

What sync cord do I need to use this with the Sekonic 308X?
Asked by: Raul
The cord you need to attach the Elinchrom ELC 125 TTL Studio Monolight to the Sekonic 308X meter is a 3.5mm to pc sync cord. This is one of many options, https://bhpho.to/3JC2AWF .
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-04-14

Is this battery operated or needs to use wall ...

Is this battery operated or needs to use wall plug?
Asked by: Ara
The ELC 125 is AC powered only.
Answered by: Elinchrom Softlite Team
Date published: 2023-02-27
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