The Swiss company Elinchrom released the Olympus compatible version of their Skysport Plus HS system. This is the press text:
Elinchrom continues to expand the family of el-skyport plus hs transmitters to olympus users !
Since the launch of the EL-Skyport Plus HS for Canon, Nikon and Sony, the most advanced EL-Skyport ever is now available to Olympus* users.
This will give them the ability to control and visualise 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 EL-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 EL-Skyport transmitter, which instantly shows the updated settings.
This provides an incredible system for every light in your setup, right from your camera.
Hi-Sync opens up the world of flash photography
to explore even further
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 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.
The EL-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 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 EL-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.)
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 Olympus, 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 Olympus, Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras.
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
Street Price: $249.95 USD / €249 EUR / £199 GBP
In the box
EL-Skyport Plus HS for Olympus EL19372
1x EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS
1x Mini-USB cable
Since 1962, Elinchrom has been producing the world’s most portable studio flash, drawing from a heritage of more than 50 years of innovation.
Based in Renens, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Elinchrom continues to innovate with a product range that covers every photographer’s needs, from compact flash equipment to battery and power pack systems, reflectors, softboxes and other lighting accessories. Elinchrom’s lighting equipment is used around the world for both studio and outdoor purposes.