EL-Skyport Plus HS (Sony) Press Release
Elinchrom expands the family of EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitters to Sony users !
Since the launch of the Skyport Plus HS for Canon and Nikon, Sony users have been patiently awaiting their dedicated Transmitter. As promised, the most advanced Skyport ever is now available to Sony users. This will give them the ability to control and visualize power settings for all their compatible Elinchrom lights and the capability to shoot at speeds up to 1/8000s in Hi-Sync mode.
Visual Feedback Interface
The Large LCD display of the Skyport HS features two-way control via a visual feedback interface that lets you see the exact power up to 10 compatible Elinchrom lights in your setup right on the transmitter.
Users can control the modelling lamp and power of each flash unit directly from the Skyport transmitter, which instantly shows the updated 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
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 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.
"It works, it rocks, it’s easy to handle, it is flawless. If you’re looking for a great flash system, just go for the Elinchrom Hi-Sync stuff."
John Wilhelm - Photoholic Photographer
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. Users can also enjoy a range of up to 656ft (200m) outdoors, and up to 196ft (60m) indoors.
The Skyport HS continues the Elinchrom commitment to quality
Providing photographers with tools to enhance their shooting experience whilst 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 Elinchrom flash units (those using the EL-Skyport Transceiver RX module for Style RX, Digital RX, and Ranger RX systems, and those with integrated EL-Skyport modules for the BRX, D-Lite RX, ELC Pro HD, and ELB series.)
Other camera systems are currently being evaluated for future release.
EL-Skyport Plus HS Features
Large LCD with unique, real-time display of remote flash power settings
Easy access buttons and rotation ring for fast setup and control
20 Channels, 4 Groups for Normal and Speed Sync Modes
Hi-Sync, up to 1/8000sec with Sony, 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 now available for Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras.
EL19371 - EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Sony
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 Sony hotshoe (19371) 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.