Trade in your old Elinchrom kit for $1000 off an ELB 1200

Pricing, release dates and a trade-in offer have been announced for the upcoming ELB 1200 location lighting system.

Elinchrom ELB 1200

Swiss lighting manufacturer Elinchrom has announced further details about the release of its upcoming ELB 1200 location lighting system.

To be released by the end of this month, the ELB 1200 will be available in four different kits: Pro To Go, Pro To Roll, Hi-Sync To Go and Hi-Sync To Roll. All will include the ELB 1200 pack itself, a Li-ion Air battery pack and a Snappy harness.

The “To Go” kits include a location bag whereas the “To Roll” kits have a rolling case, Grid Reflector and Umbrella Shallow. The “Pro” variants come with one Pro head and an EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus, whilst “Hi-Sync” means you get a Hi-Sync head and no transmitter is included.

The Pro and Hi-Sync To Go kits will be priced $3499 USD / €3749 EUR / £3299 GBP. The Pro and Hi-Sync To Roll kits will cost $3749 / €3999 / £3499.

What’s more, if you have an old Ranger RX or FreeStyle kit — Elinchrom’s older battery-powered pack-and-head systems, which the ELB 1200 replaces — then you can trade it in for $1000 / €900 / £900 off any of the aforementioned kits. They don’t even need to work, but you need a complete kit: pack, battery, charger and at least one head.

For more information, visit the Elinchrom web site.

David Selby
Based in the West Midlands, UK, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a statistics PhD student.
  • Daniel Yafacb

    Very high prices. It could be the next dead, just like Bowens

    • Class A

      Indeed. Everywhere one reads how the photography business has changed. Many newspapers do not employ photographers anymore, the days of sending photographers around the globe for assignments seem to be over. Wedding photographers are fighting the “burn to CD” competition. Yet the prices of this Elinchrome gear seems to suggest that there is still a lot of money to be earned, that there are still leftover pockets of the “golden age of photography”. Either the latter is true, or Elinchrome will be facing the same difficulties as other former high-end companies already have.

  • Shoot2Thrill

    I don’t think so as Elinchrom is German.

    So, at the time of Brexit, a German company Aurelius buys a world renowned British company for which had pioneered photographic technology, only to then close down the Bowens company the following year.

    The Germans, speaking through Bowens (which everyone still thinks is British owned) are attempting to blame the Chinese when putting out a statement as to why the company folded.

    ‘German Aurelius Bowens’ was manufactured in China as are all other studio lighting competitors so this statement does not hold true.

    The German Aurelius company also owns Calumet and Wex Photographic who at the time of this post going live, continue not to inform the general public that Bowens has closed down and are selling on their websites Bowens stock at full-price rather than as ‘Clearance Stock’.

    Aurelius should instruct Calumet and Wex Photographic to inform the British public the truth that the brand they are considering making a substantial investment is a a ‘dead-end’. Until then, Aurelius continues to exploit the British public.

    Is this industrial sabotage of the British economy driven by a German company at a time of Brexit?

    I know! Lets blame the Chinese and no one will notice!!!

    • Just a correction on your first point: Elinchrom is based in Switzerland, but has a British president, Chris Whittle. The owner, at least from 1985–2013, was Malcolm Whittle, also a Brit.

    • Shoot2Thrill

      Thank you David for your reply.

      Regarding my last entry, I was supposed to have completed the opening sentence by typing a question mark after ‘I don’t think so as Elinchrom is German?’ but mistakingly put a full-stop. My attempt at dry humour boiled by a typo! Sorry.