The ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go Kit was put together by the esteemed lighting manufacturer Elinchrom for photographers who require a small form factor, light weight, and superlative performance backed by the convenience of TTL exposure control. The kit includes a 500Ws ELB500 TTL pack with a lithium-ion battery, charger, and sync cord. Two ELB 500 flash heads with 8′ cables, a 7″ Q-Reflector, a wide reflector, Snappy Carrying Bag with shoulder strap, and a sturdy, nylon ProTec Location Bag with protective rain cover are also included.
Elinchrom steps into the TTL arena with the introduction of the ELB 500 TTL battery-powered pack. Measuring 6.4 x 7.12 x 3.6″ and weighing just 5.5 lb with its separately sold battery, the ELB 500 is ideal for the traveling or location photographer shooting fashion, portraits, or editorial work. Using an optional Elinchrom Skyport Pro or the Phottix Odin II transmitter, the ELB 500 TTL greatly reduces setup delays, shortening the time between inspiration and execution by using your camera’s flash exposure system. With asymmetrical power distribution over 7 stops to 2 ELB flash heads, photographers can make TTL power adjustments at distances from 328 to 656′ depending on the transmitter they use. There’s also a Manual Lock mode that allows you to get a TTL initial exposure “lock”, and subsequently switch to manual mode to fine-tune exposure.
While the ELB 500 TTL outputs about 10 times the power as a speedlite, it has features that you’d only find on an advanced on-camera flash. The pack is High Speed Sync compatible, for example, allowing you to trigger it at shutter speeds as short as 1/8000 sec to control background brightness, freeze action, or to use wide lens apertures.
These advanced exposure features are backed by solid performance specs. Recycling is a very fast 0.05 to 2 seconds and flash duration is 1/3400 sec in Normal mode. There’s also an Action mode with flash durations as short as a lightning-fast 1/20,000 sec – ideal for freezing water spray, splashes, and other effects.
The ELB 500 is powered by a separately sold removable lithium-ion battery that will give you 400 full-power flashes and an impressive 28,000 minimum-power flashes on a full charge. Convenience features include Active Charging, which allows you to charge the battery while shooting with AC power for an uninterrupted workflow. Power, performance, and TTL exposure control make the ELB 500 TTL hard to beat.
The removable Li-Ion Battery for ELB 500 TTL from Elinchrom is a power source that provides 400 full-power flashes or 28,000 minimum-power flashes on a full charge. The pack’s Active Charging ability allows the battery to be charged when shooting while powered by AC current. The battery has no memory effect, making it immune to partial charging and discharging. A built-in Automatic Fault Detection System will disconnect the battery if temperature, voltage, or current levels exceed safe ranges.
The Battery Charger for ELB 400 and ELB 500 TTL from Elinchrom accepts 100-240 VAC current to charge the pack’s lithium-ion battery. The charger supports an Active Charging feature that allows you to plug in and charge the battery while shooting with AC power in the studio. An 80% charge takes 50 minutes, while a 100% charge is accomplished in 100 minutes.
Made exclusively for the ELB 500 TTL battery-powered pack, the ELB 500 TTL Flash Head from Elinchrom has a compact form factor of 3.5 x 3.1 x 6.3″ and weighs just 1.5 lb making it ideal for hand-holding or mounting overhead on supports such as a boom. Its Quadra front accessory mount (Q-Mount) is compatible with Portalite softboxes, and can also use full-sized Elinchrom or Profoto softboxes with an optional adapter. The flash head is capable of achieving flash durations as short as 1/3400 sec. in Normal Mode and 1/20,000 sec in Action Mode for special effects. It has a 14W LED modeling light that draws minimal power from the pack’s battery, a 5/8″ receiver for stand mounting, and comes with an 8′ cable for connection to the ELB 500 TTL.
Made from rugged ballistic nylon, the Snappy Carry Bag with Shoulder Strap for ELB 500 TTLfrom Elinchrom is designed for storage and transport of the battery-powered pack. The included shoulder strap is an easy way for the photographer to carry the pack but it can also be used to hang it from a light stand thanks to the bag’s reinforced D-rings. The bag has a water-resistant bottom to protect the ELB 500 TTL from the elements.
The Elinchrom 7″ (17.8 cm) Grid Reflector for Quadra Heads bayonets directly on the RQ S or RQ A head and accepts 7 inch (17.8 cm) 12, 20 or 30 degree Elinchrom grids to narrow the beam diameter.
The ProTec Location Bag from Elinchrom is designed for the ELB 400 or previous Quadra series flash system. Made of high-quality nylon, the 23.8 x 8.5 x 12.3″ padded bag features YKK zippered closure and movable dividers in a light-colored interior that makes it easy to find black photo gear in dim light. There’s plenty of room for an ELB pack and 2 Quadra flash heads. The bag has 2 side pockets for accessories and a smart sleeve for securing it to your luggage. A rain cover is included for inclement weather while touch-fastener straps on the exterior hold light stands, tripods, or umbrellas. Carrying options include a hand strap plus an adjustable shoulder strap.
This Elinchrom 5.3″ (13.5 cm) Standard Reflector for Quadra Flash Heads comes standard with Quadra RQ S or RQ A flash heads. It accepts Elinchrom umbrellas or others up to 41.3″ (105 cm) with a 7 mm shaft and is compatible with the Elinchrom deflector system for enhancing the quality of light.