ELINCHROM – EL-Skyport Plus HS for Olympus / Panasonic Released

EL-SKYPORT OLYMPUS

 

Elinchrom have released an Olympus version of the EL Skyport Plus HS radio transmitter, previously also available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony versions.

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 OLYMPUS

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.

 

EL Skyport Sony

 

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.

 

 

Specifications

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 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.

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

* List of compatible flash units and cameras

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Elinchrom EL Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Olympus should be available shortly from $249.95 –

Olympus – Adorama, B&H Photo, Amazon, UK, Ebay

Sony – Adorama, B&H Photo, Amazon, UK, Ebay
Canon – Adorama, B&H Photo, Amazon, UK, Ebay
Nikon – Adorama, B&H Photo, Amazon, UK, Ebay

 

Elinchrom – Website

2 Comments
  1. Earle 9 months ago

    Hmm, Elinchrom does this for Olympus, with no mention of Panasonic. Meanwhile, Pocket Wizard unveils its FLex TT5 for the Panasonic GH4 bot no mention of Olympus.

    I’ve read in several places around the web that Panasonic/Olympus and apparently Leica share the same TTL protocols. When I’d asked the PrioLite people about a M 4/3 for their HotSync product, I was told there is a difference between Panasonic and Olympus protocols — yet third-party flashes like Nissin handle TTL on both.

    Elvis, do you know what the difference is?

  2. Dimitris 9 months ago

    I kind of fail to see Elinchrom’s strategy here, which is why I started selling. In practice apart from Dlite4 all other studio lights are not compatible and need a universal receiver anyway to achieve HSS but no TTL. Older lights (like 4 years old RX) need an RX tranceiver as well for power control. They are not even able to develop the technology on their own which I guess is the reason for the shortcomings… Meanwhile, I am pretty sure you can piggyback the “classic” skyport on an HSS trigger and get similar effects because the lights don’t change, just the triggering timing.

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