Long awaited Elinchrom strobe light system support for Pentax is here!
Lighting equipment manufacturer from Switzerland finally had offered the support of their flagship transmitter for Pentax cameras, as was announced yesterday, February 18th, 2019.
Unreasonably, Pentax cameras are probably one of the most neglected cameras that are omitted by the vast majority of studio lighting and strobe lighting equipment manufacturers. At the moment, only a few major brands have the support (including TTL) for Pentax cameras. Since yesterday, the strobe family for Pentax have the new ember – Elinchrom – a well-regarded lighting equipment manufacturer.
Elinchrom Transmitter PRO for Pentax provides full compatibility with Elinchrom flash units and includes TTL functionality for the latest ELB 500 TTL.
With Pentax integrated into the Skyport protocol, Hi-Sync, HSS and TTL are now available to almost every photographer. The Elinchrom Transmitter PRO is well known by Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic users.
Highly anticipated by the Pentax community, they will know have the ability to bring TTL, HSS or Hi-Sync to their Elinchrom setup. All the latest features are now available with the Transmitter PRO for Pentax.
Compatibility for all with the ELB 500 TTL
The ELB 500 TTL is the ideal tool for photographers who find themselves in time-sensitive shooting environments. The speed of TTL lets them capture images at the speed of life or simply more conveniently.
The “Manual Lock” functionality allows photographers to get an initial “lock” on their exposure in TTL and then switch to manual mode to further adjust their exposure as they need or to explore different creative effects.
Hi-Sync and HSS just work seamlessly
Using an ELB 1200 with Hi-Sync synchronisation or an ELB 500 TTL with HSS, the Transmitter PRO will detect automatically in to which mode to switch. Even better, using an ELB 1200 with a Hi-Sync head along with a ELB 500 TTL in the same setup is possible in manual mode.
All features build in from the start
All the great improvements in the recent firmware update on the transmitters for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus and Panasonic are built-in right from the start in version 1.0 for Pentax.
Transmitter PRO for Pentax compatibility
* with Firmware V.1.0
● K-1 Mark II
More models to be confirmed later on.
Price and availability
The new Elinchrom Transmitter PRO for Pentax is already available for $249 USD / €249 EUR / £229 GBP.
Transmitter PRO Features
“Point and shoot” in tricky light conditions or for an initial exposure to start with.
Enables synchronisation optimised for power beyond the normal X-Sync of your DSLR, up to a 1/8000s with any unit with built-in Skyport protocol.
Enables synchronisation optimised for consistency beyond the normal X-Sync of your DSLR, up to a 1/8000s with any TTL enabled unit with built-in Skyport protocol.
ODS (Overdrive Sync)
Fine tune Hi-Sync for optimised exposure at high shutter speeds. Optimise in 0.1ms increments from 0.1ms to 5.0ms.
Enables visual control of your lighting setup of up to 10 Elinchrom units in manual mode and up to 4 groups in TTL mode.
Large LCD Display
Unique real-time display of remote flash power settings in manual mode and exposure value in TTL mode, allows easy navigation of all functions.
High build quality with sure-lock mounting foot.
Up to 200m (656ft.) outdoors and 60m (196ft.) indoors.
20 Channels & 4 Groups
Available in both normal mode and speed mode (40 channels combined).
Via USB port to ensure compatibility with future cameras.