Product Code: 1593867

Elinchrom ELB 400 Hi-Sync Twin Set

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A portable, powerful package, perfect for high-speed capture, the ELB 400 and Quadra HS are a formidable combination, providing up to 424Ws of power from a head weighing only 280g (about half-a-pound on old money!) and - with the addition of an optional Skyport HS transmitter – capable of speeds of up to 1/8000s. As well as the heads, power packs and accessories, the kit is supplied with a high quality ProTec Location Bag.

ELB 400 Hi-Sync Features:

  • 424 Ws of power in the palm of your hand
  • 20% faster recycling time than the original Quadr
  • 25% more from the same weight: 350 full power flashes
  • Lifetime battery performance optimised, even recovering deeply discharged cells
  • OLED display with intuitive control of existing functions, providing simple control of all the new functions; Strobo, Sequence and Delayed flash
  • Next generation Skyport HS compatible, offering speeds of up to 1/8000
  • Compatible with the Elinchrom system past, present and future. Fully compatible with the creativity demanded by every photographer

Not sure which head is right for you?

ELB 400 Hi-Sync:
When you want to shoot and overpower the sun for a portrait or to stop the motion completely, you should opt for the HS heads in combination with the EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitter. So, if you have an exclusive usage of Hi-Sync (using shutter speed faster than 1/200th), you’ll have to go for the HS head along with the EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitter.

Please note: The Hi-Sync feature can only be enabled with the EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitter.

View the differences between the various flash heads offered for the ELB400 on Elinchrom's website.

The Quadra HS Head is a powerful, full-functioning miniaturised flash head which is compatible with the ELB 400 and all previous generations of Quadra packs. Designed specifically for Hi-Sync (HS) photography the Quadra HS works with shutter speeds all the way up to 1/8000th second with virtually no banding or gradation. At full power, it has a long flash duration of 1/600th second, which makes it perfect for Hi-Sync photography. The new flash head also makes it easier to shoot at lower power settings while using HS technology, which was not possible before with HyperSync.

The HS flash head is designed to give you more light when using HS technology than the standard ELB 400 Pro head. When mated with the Skyport Plus HS transmitter, the result is that you can overpower the sun from 20-feet away in full daylight—all with only 424 Ws! At normal sync speeds overpowering the sun with 1,200 Ws is barely possible from 20-feet away. With the new HS technology in the ELB 400 and Skyport Plus HS setup, you can now take smaller, lighter gear and over power the sun from unimaginable distances - all while stopping the action with a fast shutter speed. This combination allows for unparalleled versatility with flash photography.

Built to be as portable as possible and weighing only 0.28 kg (0.62 lbs.), this head not only packs well but it is mountable in situations that would be impossible for a full-sized flash head.

The HS designation denotes the system’s optimised head for Hi-Sync photography such as high shutter speeds or overpowering the sun and limits to a minimum the gradient effect.

The Elinchrom Hi-Sync technology works similarly to HyperSync in that it takes a slice of the light out of the flash curve. Because it is the Elinchrom in-house system it is optimised to work much better than HyperSync ever has and it is also much easier to use. This is by far the best high shutter speed flash sync technology on the market - and not just by a little.

Besides being able to overpower the sun from phenomenal distances (with only 424 Ws), Hi-Sync can be used for other creative effects including: freezing motion, darkening backgrounds using high shutter speeds, shooting at large apertures for shallow depth of field, having full control over shutter speed and aperture choice, and getting sharper images with high resolution images.

The Quadra HS head also integrates a daylight balanced LED modelling lamp that produces the equivalent of 50W of tungsten light output. It is ideal for use in conjunction with the new EL-Skyport transmitter Plus HS.

There exist many portable accessories dedicated to the Quadra mount but Elinchrom also offers the Quadra reflector adapter for those who want full access to the complete range of Elinchrom accessories, including Rotalux, Litemotiv, et cetera.

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The ELB 400 Pack

Enhanced with the intuitive Elinchrom OLED display, the ELB 400 now offers the same special features of the ELC Pro HD series such as strobo, delay and sequence mode. Outdoor creativity has just been redefined!

On the move, size is everything.Tristan Shu - a French Sport photographer - speaks from his own experience: “Having enough power while being at the bottom of a snow crevasse at -10°C under several meters of snow to take pictures of ski riders jumping above me was something I’ve been dreaming of for a long time. The compactness of the ELB 400 system made them the perfect tool for the task, I was able to set these powerful lights in places where bigger lights wouldn’t have fit - and would have been such a logistic nightmare to carry over. The ELB 400 is so reliable, one less problem to solve, it makes my day so much easier!“.

Versatility is commonly a misused word. More than just a portable studio flash solution, the ELB 400 invites you to adventure, travelling and playing. Whether you’re beginning in photography, shooting sport, reportage or even studio photography, the ELB 400 is a real creative tool for every photographer.

Compatibility with all previous Quadra batteries, cables, heads and accessories is guaranteed. The whole Elinchrom range of accessories is compatible using the Quadra Reflector Adapter.

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Product Specification

Accessory Fitting Quadra (conversion to Elinchrom EL bayonet with optional adapter)
Colour Temperature (K) 5500k
Flash Duration 1/1200 - 1/5700
Flash Power Range 7Ws - 424Ws
Included Accessories 2x ELB400 Packs, 2x Quadra HS Heads, 2x 18cm Reflectors, 2x Quadra Protective Cap, 2x 2.5m Cable, 2x Shoulder Strap, 2x Lithium Ion Battery, 2x Lithium Ion Battery Charger, 2x Sync Cable, 1x ProTec Location Bag
Maximum Guide Number 64
Modelling Lamp LED
Power Output 424
Power Source Elinchrom ELB400 Power Pack
Size (mm) 41 x 21 x 21
Weight (kg) 4.4
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