Elinchrom ELC Pro HD
High-End Compact Flash Unit
Elinchrom President Chris Whittle put it best when he explained, "We set out to make a unit that would not only change the way a photographer works but also the way they think. We believe the ELC combines everything a photographer needs with everything a photographer wants, plus the consistency and reliability that you expect from Elinchrom."
What is it exactly that makes the new ELC Pro HD heads so compelling? Begin with three exciting new shooting modes that will change the way you work: Sequence Mode allows sequential triggering of up to 20 ELCs in bursts or continuous cycle to keep pace with current high-frame-rate cameras; Delayed Mode makes possible first or second curtain sync and everything in-between; and Strobo Mode enables images with stroboscopic effects in a single frame. This last one is supercool!
The ELC's new charge circuit delivers lightning-fast recycle times to full power (0.6 sec for the ELC 500, and 1.2 sec for the ELC 1000), and easy use on location with battery-powered inverters and generators. New capacitor power control makes possible not only accurate color across the entire power range, but also superfast, action-stopping flash durations up to 1/5000 for the ELC 500, and 1/5260 for the ELC 1000.
At the end of the day what matters most is being able to be creative without being technically overwhelmed. Elinchrom's ELC Pro HD heads deliver the goods with a feature-rich, easy-to-use OLED driven contextual menu system that opens the door to new creative possibilities for photographers everywhere.
Price: ELC 500: $1,049.99; ELC 1000: $1,449.99
Hot: Feature rich; easy to use; tons of options
Not: No battery power