Elinchrom announces new ELB 400 portable flash system
Studio and location flash equipment manufacturer Elinchrom has launched a new portable flash system that promises faster recycling times, more bursts per charge and greater flexibility than the company’s current battery-powered kits. The Elinchrom ELB 400 is a 424Ws pack that can manage up to 350 full power flashes per charge and can recycle in 1.6 seconds after a maximum output burst.
The pack is compatible with the company’s Quadra heads, with a choice of the Action head for short duration flash or the Pro head that is designed for powerful output. Measured from a distance of 1m the Pro head can deliver an aperture of f/64.5 at ISO 100 with the standard reflector dish fitted, and the shortest duration bust using the Action head is 1/4000sec.
The pack has dual output sockets, with individual controls for each that allows output A to range between 14-280Ws and output B between 1-140Ws, making a combined output range of 21-424Ws when both sockets are active. In factions, the power range is 1/1 to 1/32, with increments of 1/10 up to half power, and then full power.
The pack features a new OLED display with what the company describes as ‘intuitive control’, and new strobe, sequence and delayed flash modes have been added.
The pack is powered by a 14.4V/4.1Ah Lithium-ion battery that charges in an hour and a half, and cells that have been stored depleted can be brought back to life by the built-in Battery Rescue Feature.
The ELB 400 weighs 2kg/4.4lb and comes with a Skyport radio trigger system built-in that can operate across 20 channels in four groups.
The pack is compatible with the Quadra Action and Pro heads, as well as a dedicated ring flash, and will be available in a range of kit formations. For more information visit the Elinchrom website.