Swiss manufacturer Elinchrom has launched a new high-speed wireless transmitter, the EL-Skyport Plus High-Sync, which allows photographers to use flash at up to 1/8000 second. The module has a large LCD control panel to synchronise and adjust a studio full of Elinchrom flashes from the camera position.
“The Skyport HS is the first in a long list of exciting engineering collaborations with design partner, Phottix and allows Skyport to boast the best quality, reliability and range ever available,” Elinchrom said in a press release.
To go with the fast-syncing trigger, the company also announced the Quadra HS head, a location flash head with a flash tube specially optimized for
short long flash durations. But the Skyport HS will work with any Skyport-enabled flash in normal or fast sync modes.
Skyport Plus HS manufacturer specifications
- Large LCD with unique, real-time display of remote flash power settings
- Easy access buttons and Digital Dial for fast setup and control
- 20 Channels*, 4 Groups for Normal and Speed Sync Modes
- Hi-Sync, up to 1/8000sec with Canon and Nikon cameras
- Extended working range up to 656ft (200m)
- AF Illuminator and sure-lock mounting foot
- USB port for future-proof upgrades
Elinchrom said: “The Skyport HS represents a seamless extension of the EL-Skyport family since it is also compatible with the three previous generations of flash units (including the EL- Skyport Transceiver RX module for Style RX, Digital RX, and Ranger RX systems, and the integrated EL-Skyport modules for the BRX, D-Lite RX, ELC Pro HD, and ELB series.) The Skyport HS adds
synchronization capability and “two-way control” functionality to all Elinchrom lights with EL-Skyport capability.”
The recommended retail price for the Elinchrom Skyport HS is US$249.95 / €249 / £199. Canon and Nikon versions are available now, with a Sony model “to follow”. The new Quadra HS head is sold either separately or as part of a new Quadra pack-and-head location kit. Visit elinchrom.com for more information.