UPDATE – 23 November 2016 – The EL Skyport Plus HS radio transmitter for Olympus now supports Panasonic cameras as well.
The EL Skyport Plus HS bring Hi-Sync mode (Elinchrom’s version of Long Flash Duration Sync) to Olympus, providing shutter speeds of up 1/8000s with compatible lights and cameras.
As well as remote manual power, and modeling light control for up to 10 compatible Elinchrom lights. The EL Skyport Plus also provides radio range up to an impressive 200 meters (outdoors).
Elinchrome also state that “Other camera systems are currently being evaluated for future release”.
(Which also indicates the manufacturer Phottix will likely have Olympus and other camera system being added to their radio systems).
EL-Skyport Plus HS Main Features
- Large LCD with 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 1/8000s with Olympus 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 Versions –
EL19372 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Olympus
EL19371 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Sony
EL19366 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Canon
EL19367 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Nikon
Large LCD display of the Skyport HS allows you see the exact power up to 10 compatible Elinchrom lights.
Users can control the modelling lamp and power of each flash unit directly from the Skyport transmitter.
The Elinchrom EL Skyport Transmitter Plus HS are developed in collaboration with Phottix HK, and feature a similar ODS (Over Drive Sync), Pre-Sync timing adjustment for the Hi-Sync mode, which the Phottix Odin also provide.
The ODS feature enables users to fine tune the EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitter’s trigger signal to optimise exposure at high shutter speeds whilst gaining up to 2 more f-stops of light.
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
Foot for Olympus hotshoe (19372), 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.
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
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Elinchrom EL Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Olympus should be available shortly from $249.95 –
Elinchrom – Website