Elinchrom ELC 500 TTL Studio Monolight

BH #EL206191US • MFR #EL20619.1.US
Elinchrom
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 500Ws ELC 500 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 500 added quite a bit more. Short recycling times of 0.09 to 1.9 seconds coupled with flash durations as short as 1/9430 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 500 Overview

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

The 500Ws ELC 500 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 500 added quite a bit more. Short recycling times of 0.09 to 1.9 seconds coupled with flash durations as short as 1/9430 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 7 stops from 7 to 500Ws, 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 500 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 500'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 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.

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 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.

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 500 Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power7 to 500 Ws
Power Control7 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Guide Number296.59' / 90.4 m at
Flash Durationt.1: 1/9430 Sec
Recycle Time0.09 to 1.9 Sec (Full Power)
Color Temperature5600K
Flash Ready IndicatorAudio, Visual
Reflector6.3" / 16.00 cm Changeable
Accessory Fitting TypeElinchrom Umbrella Shaft
Modeling Light
TypeLED
Wattage20 W
Control ModesFree Set, Full On, Proportional
Sync
Sync TypeCable, Optical, Radio
Built-In Wireless ReceiverYes
Sync Speed1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
Wireless Frequency Bands2.4 GHz
Wireless Range656.2' / 200 m (Radio)
Interface3.5 mm PC Sync
Sync Voltage5 V
Power
Power SourceAC Adapter
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Circuit ProtectionFuse
General
DisplayOLED
Mount5/8" / 16 mm Receptacle
Auto DumpYes
Fan CooledYes
DimensionsH: 10.4 x W: 6.6 x L: 11.0" / H: 264.2 x W: 167.6 x L: 279.4 mm
Weight5.5 lb / 2.49 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.49 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.7 x 11.4 x 8.2"
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