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Elinchrom ELC 500 TTL Studio Monolight

BH #EL206191US • MFR #EL20619.1.US
Elinchrom ELC 500 TTL Studio Monolight
Key Features
  • 500Ws, 7-Stop Power Range
  • TTL and Manual Exposure
  • Recycling: 0.09 to 1.9 sec @ 115 VAC
  • 7-Stop Power Range, 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
The Elinchrom ELC 500 Studio Monolight has the impressive features we've come to expect from this brand. Short recycling times of 0.09 to 1.9 seconds coupled with flash durations as short as 1/9430 second make 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.
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Elinchrom ELC 500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Enhanced Power and Performance Features
  • 3
  • 4Wireless Freedom
  • 5Engineered to Last
  • 6TTL, Manual Lock, Auto-On
  • 7Stay Cool Under Pressure
  • 8Explore More with Easily Mounted Modifiers
  • 9Edit Less, Deliver Faster
  • 10Expansive Flexibility
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Enhanced Power and Performance Features
The Elinchrom ELC 500 Studio Monolight has the impressive features we've come to expect from this brand. Short recycling times of 0.09 to 1.9 seconds coupled with flash durations as short as 1/9430 second make 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.
Wireless Freedom
Never miss a shot with Elinchrom's Skyport radio-frequency system compatible with 7 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 500 has been designed and rigorously tested to deliver maximum reliability and extended lifetime. Elinchrom created the ELCs to last through your next adventure.
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.
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 with Easily Mounted Modifiers
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.
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.
Expansive Flexibility
Your equipment should never limit you. Whether you are experimenting in your living room or working in a large studio, the ELC 500 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.

Elinchrom ELC 500 Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
1x Monolight
Includes Flash Tube
Yes
Included Light Modifier
1x Reflector
Power Range
7 to 500 Ws
 
Power Control
7-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
Recycle Time
0.9 to 1.9 Sec
TTL Metering
Yes, via Non-Included Transmitter (Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Four Thirds TTL, FUJIFILM TTL, Nikon i-TTL, Pentax P-TTL, Sony ADI / P-TTL)
Modeling Light
20 W LED Built-In
Wireless Remote Control Type
Radio/RF Receiver Built-In
Bluetooth *Adapter Required (Not Included)
Optical Receiver Built-In
Sync Speed
1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included)
Inputs/Outputs
1x Barrel / Coax Female Flash Sync Input
1x Micro-USB Female Firmware Input
1x IEC Female Power Input (100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz)
Fixture Mounting
1x 5/8" Receiver
Weight
5.5 lb / 2.49 kg
Light Fixture
Item Type
1x Monolight
Includes Flash Tube
Yes
Included Light Modifier
1x Reflector
Included Storage Case
No
Power Range
7 to 500 Ws
 
Power Control
7-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
Guide Number
296.6' / 90.4 m
Recycle Time
0.9 to 1.9 Sec
Color Temperature
5600K +/- 150K (in CCT Mode)
Flash Ready Indicator
Audio & Visual
TTL Metering
Yes, via Non-Included Transmitter (Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Four Thirds TTL, FUJIFILM TTL, Nikon i-TTL, Pentax P-TTL, Sony ADI / P-TTL)
Cooling System
Fan
Umbrella Mount
Yes
Front Accessory Mount
Elinchrom
Replaceable Flash Tube
Yes (User Replaceable)
Modeling Light
Modeling Light
20 W LED Built-In
Control Modes
Free Set, Full On, Proportional
On/Off Switch
Yes
Connectivity
Wireless
2.4 GHz Radio/RF
Bluetooth
*Via Optional Adapter
Wireless Remote Control Type
Radio/RF Receiver Built-In
Bluetooth *Adapter Required (Not Included)
Optical Receiver Built-In
Mobile App Compatible
Yes, Adapter Required (Not Included): Android & iOS
App Name: Elinchrom
Wireless Channels
20
Wireless Groups
4
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Range
656.2' / 200 m (Radio/RF)
Flash Duration
t.5: 1/9430 Sec
Sync Speed
1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
Sync Voltage
5 V
Power & I/O
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included)
Inputs/Outputs
1x Barrel / Coax Female Flash Sync Input
1x Micro-USB Female Firmware Input
1x IEC Female Power Input (100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz)
Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Included Adapter / Cable
1x USA Type-A/B to IEC Male Cable
Auto Dump
Yes
Circuit Protection
Fuse
Mounting
Fixture Mounting
1x 5/8" Receiver
General
Display
OLED
Dimensions
11 x 10.4 x 6.6" / 28 x 26.3 x 16.7 cm
Weight
5.5 lb / 2.49 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.49 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.58 x 12.18 x 8.1"

Elinchrom ELC 500 Reviews

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Can the handle and/or the mount be removed?

Can the handle and/or the mount be removed?
Asked by: William
No, handle can be removed but bracket is intergraded into the el500 unit
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-07-13

I have 2 Elinchrom BX500 Ri Strobes will this ...

I have 2 Elinchrom BX500 Ri Strobes will this work together with them? Can they use the same skyport?
Asked by: Bessmarie
Yes the ELC 500 TTL works with the same Skyport trigger as the BXRi 500 monolights, just without any TTL functions.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-07-13

Is the travel case in the product images ...

Is the travel case in the product images included?
Asked by: James
The travel case in the product images is included.
Answered by: Vuong
Date published: 2023-01-22

Any reason the get the ELC 125 vs the ELC 500? I ...

Any reason the get the ELC 125 vs the ELC 500? I will use them for in-studio stuff.
Asked by: Michael
Depends on the size of your sets, ELC 125 is compact and it's powerful enough for shooting single-person portraits, small subject tabletop stills or macro works in home studios. If you shoot in a larger area, with a smaller aperture like f/11 or f/16, ELC 500 is much more flexible.
Answered by: Arnold
Date published: 2022-03-17

The maximum power for a single pop is 500Ws. What ...

The maximum power for a single pop is 500Ws. What is the maximum power for a HSS pop?
Asked by: Stanley
The Elinchrom ELC 500 Dual Studio Monolight Kit BH #EL207372US is a 500w/s flash at max power.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2023-10-09

What is the flash duration in normal mode at full ...

What is the flash duration in normal mode at full power and half power? And what is the flash duration in freeze mode at full power and half power?
Asked by: Pratik
With HSS the shutter speed can be as high as 1/8000. With out HSS the flash duration at full power is t0.1 1/250th. There is no spec for the half power flash duration.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2023-04-29

Does this kit come with a basic Skyport ...

Does this kit come with a basic Skyport transmitter?
Asked by: Frank
No, the Elinchrom ELC 500 Dual Studio Monolight Kit does not come with any radio trigger. That needs to be purchased separate.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-04-29

Where is the Elinchrom ELC 500 made?

Where is the Elinchrom ELC 500 made?
Asked by: Stanley
At this time the country of origin for Elinchrom ELC 500 Dual Studio Monolight Kit is China.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-04-29
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