Elinchrom has launched two new studio strobes for preorder, the ELC 125 and ELC 500. Both products are wired lights that feature TTL with manual lock, HSS up to 1/8000s and support for 100V and 240V AC power sources. The two models share a number of other features, as well, including a metal tilt-head, Smart Pro-Active Cooling, Auto-On from standby mode and support for powering the lights down to 7 watts.
The two products vary in size and capabilities. The smaller ELC 125 model features a 7 to 131W power range with 5 F-stops, +/- 150K color stability across the power range, 2kg (4.4lbs) weight, 23 x 16.7 x 26.30cm (9 x 6.5 x 10.3in) dimension and a recycle time that varies based on the power source.
At 120V, Elinchrom says the ELC 125 features a recycling time of 0.1 to 0.8s, a duration that drops to 0.06 to 0.45s at 230V.
The ELC 500 model is similar, but with larger dimensions at 28.0 x 16.7 x 26.3cm (11.2 x 6.57 x 10.35in), 2.5kg (5.5lbs) weight, 7 to 522 watts power range with 7 F-stops, and +/- 200 color stability over the power range. This model also features a recycle time that varies based on power: from 0.09 to 1.9s at 120V to 0.06 to 1.1s at 230V. The ELC 125 has a flash duration of 1/7750s and the ELC 500 of 1/9430s.
Other mutual features between the two products include a customizable Favorite button, 120W-equivalent daylight 20W 92 CRI LED modeling lamp, auto power dumping, a cooling fan, group color indicators built into the side logos and what Elinchrom calls an intuitive interface.
The ELC 125 and ELC 500 studio strobes are available to preorder from retailers like B&H Photo now for $619 / €529 and $899 / €769, respectively.