The new ELB 500 TTL is the most powerful and portable TTL light ever designed for adventurous portrait and wedding photographers shooting both in studio and on location.
Any advanced technology in a product that is already crucially beneficial is bound to raise the bar in my final product. I was asked by Urban Outfitters Amsterdam in The Netherlands, to shoot a street wear campaign. Shooting fashion on the busy and atmospheric streets of Amsterdam was a fantastic experience and the ease of use of the ELB 500 TTL contributed greatly to the shoot. All my existing light modifiers fitted in seamlessly with the new, state-ofthe- art system. Usually, the unpredictable European weather and ever-changing ambient lighting conditions would slow down my workflow. However, the absolutely accurate TTL feature of the ELB 500 TTL, made my job an absolute pleasure. I could focus on the mood and aimed result of the shoot, without thinking about my gear at all.
The ELB 500 TTL is ideal for photographers who find themselves in time sensitive shooting environments where the inherent speed of TTL lets them capture images at the speed of life or for those who simply prefer the convenience of TTL.The “Manual Lock” functionality allows photographers to get an initial “lock” on their exposure in TTL and then switch to manual mode to further adjust their exposure as they need or to explore different creative effects.
The ELB 500 TTL is powerful enough to overpower the sun, delivers 400 full power flashes on a single charge and has a fast recycling time of 2 seconds at max power, ensuring you won’t miss an important moment.The ELB 500 TTL head is smaller than speedlites yet delivers 10 times more power. It is lightweight enough to be mounted on a camera bracket or boom arm while on location.
High Speed Sync lets photographers freeze motion with incredible sharpness, create a narrow depth of field, or darken overly bright backgrounds using a high shutter speed (up to 1/8000sec). With the new ELB 500 TTL, not having to worry about flash sync limitations or the time of day makes for a very liberating creative experience. Full asymmetry across two lamp connections provides a broader range of creative control.
Active Charging provides the freedom to charge the battery while actively shooting in studio, making it perfect for an uninterrupted workflow.
The ELB 500 TTL’s native Q-Mount (Quadra Mount) is seamlessly compatible with Elinchrom’s super-portable “Portalite” series of softboxes and can work with any of your favorite full-sized Elinchrom light modifiers.