EL- Skyport Plus HS Press Release
Boldly Going Where No Transmitter Has Gone Before!
After 10 years and over 400,000 Skyport units sold, Elinchrom decided to not only raise the bar but also leap way over it with the launch of the EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS, (or Skyport HS for short). The most advanced Skyport ever, it gives Elinchrom users the ability to control and visualize power settings across all their lights directly from the Skyport transmitter plus the ability to shoot at speeds up to 1/8000s in Hi-Sync mode.
New Visual Feedback Interface
The Large LCD display of the Skyport HS features two-way control via a new Visual Feedback Interface that lets you see the exact power of every light in your setup right on the transmitter. Users control each light’s power level and modeling lamp setting directly from the Skyport transmitter, which instantly shows the updated power settings.
This provides unsurpassed levels of “two-way communication and control” for every light in your setup right from your camera.
Hi-Sync opens up the world of flash photography to explore even further
Elinchrom Hi-Sync technology lets you go beyond the X-Sync of your camera. Photographers can simply switch to Hi-Sync mode and access sync speeds up to 1/8000s to freeze motion, overpower the sun, darken backgrounds or use a wider aperture. The new ODS (Over Drive Sync) enables users to fine tune the Skyport plus HS transmitter’s trigger signal to optimize exposure at high shutter speeds while gaining up to 2 more f-stops of light.
Extra distance range
The Skyport HS has 20 frequency channels that can be used for either Normal or Speed mode. The transmitter attaches easily and securely to the hotshoe with its one-touch quick-lock mechanism, and is powered by 2x AA batteries. It also features an integrated AF Illuminator for faster focusing and a mini-USB socket for firmware updates. Users can instantly distinguish what sync mode they are in as the backlit display glows green for normal sync mode, and red for speed sync mode.
They can also enjoy a range of up to 656ft (200m) outdoors, and up to 196ft (60m) indoors.
No extra receiver necessary
The new Skyport HS continues the Elinchrom commitment to quality; providing photographers with tools to enhance their shooting experience while also showing how Elinchrom is looking firmly ahead to the future. 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 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.
"The Skyport HS offers convenience and reliability that hasn't been available with any transmitter before now. It also incorporates so many new advanced features and options that it opens a whole new world in Flash photography. I haven't been this excited about a new product annoucement in a long time!"
Michael Clark - Adventure Photographer
EL-Skyport Plus HS Features
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
The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is currently available for Canon and Nikon (with Sony to follow).
EL19366 - EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Canon EL19367 - EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Nikon
Street Price: $249.95 USD / €249 EUR / £199 GBP
Frequency Band : 2.4 GHz
Channels : 40; (20 in Normal mode – green / 20 in Speed mode – red)
Groups : 4: 1, 2, 3, 4
Flash synchronization : Normal: limited to the native X-sync of your camera. Hi-Sync mode: up to a 1/8000 sec.* 2nd curtain sync: only Canon
Range : Up to 200m (656’) for triggering
AF Assist Beam : Yes
Connection : Foot for Canon hotshoe (19366) and Nikon hotshoe (19367) Mini-USB for firmware updates. 2.5 mm remote release
Power source : 2x AA batteries
Indicators and Controls :
LCD screen display: Sync mode, group, channel, ODS activation, Hi-Sync activation, shutter mode, remaining battery power, flash unit name, flash unit ID, flash unit power level, flash unit modelling level.
Buttons: Group selection, test, rotation ring to change values, confirmation, on/off and refresh.
There are also 4 buttons with variable functionality: Power +/-, Modelling lamp off/prop/free, Individual unit selection and setup on the dashboard. Menu up, menu down and exit in the setup menu.
Dimensions : 84.1 x 68.3 x 58.5 mm (3.3 x 2.7 x 2.3”)
Weight : 120 g ( 0.27 lbs.) without batteries
- See the list of compatible flash units and cameras.