On-location photographers have a new piece of lighting gear they’ll want to look into. Elinchrom just introduced the ELB 500 TTL with high-speed sync, active charging, a built-in Skyport trigger, TTL, and 500 Ws of power.
The TTL functionality of the ELB 500 TTL is a good fit for fast-paced photoshoots where the exposure needs to be locked on at a much quicker pace. The 500 TTL bridges this feature with a “Manual Lock” which allows photographers to get a TTL reading of a location, lock that exposure down, and then manually adjust the exposure from there as needed.
Elinchrom says that the ELB 500 TTL can overpower the sun and fire off 400 full power flashes on a single charge. The recycle time after a full power flash is two seconds.
For outdoor shooting, this is an impressively small unit with ample power behind it. According to Elinchrom, the head unit of the ELB 500 TTL is smaller than speedlights but produces 10 times more power. They also said it is light enough to mount on a boom arm on location.
Elinchrom uploaded these two behind-the-scenes videos below to get a better look at the ELB 500 TTL in action.
The ELB 500 TTL comes in either a $1,899.95 “To Go” kit or a $2,124.95 “Dual To Go” kit, offering a single head or two heads with the battery pack respectively. These two kits and other ELB 500 TTL products are available to preorder now.
Stay tuned for our review coming very soon.