Elinchrom EL Speed Skyport Universal Flash Trigger Set (EL19357)

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About Elinchrom EL19357

ELS Transmitter SPEED
The new ELS Transmitter Speed controls basic functions of BXRI 250/500, Ranger Quadra and D-Lite-it with the built-in ELS Receiver and Elinchrom RX units to which a Transceiver RX is attached. To control all RX functions of Style RX, Ranger RX, Ranger Quadra RX (Only Ranger Quadra RX with serial numbers from 4001 onwards) and Digital RX from a computer, the USB Transceiver RX 19354 / 19348 and the latest EL Skyport software are required. With this software, additonal features are available such as Strobing, Counter and more. The Transmitter synchronises remote flash units when each is fitted with either a "Universal" (fitting all flash brands) or the Transceiver RX (fitting Style RX, Digital RX and Ranger RX units) or units with EL-Skyport Tranceiver built-in (BXRi 250/500 & Ranger Quadra AS). The RX Transceiver also provides control over the power and modelling lamp of all Elinchrom RX flash units, directly from the Skyport Transmitter Speed.
• SUPER SMALL.. only 4 x 5 cm
• ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT.. only 36 g including the battery

ELS Universal SPEED
The Universal SPEED Receiver is compatible with Classic Elinchrom units and any other flash brand. Delivered with EL - standard synccable and 3.5 mm jack, to connect to other flash brands. The internal, rechargeable Li-Ion battery provides about 30 hours of battery operation. To maximise battery life, the Auto-Standby function activates when the unit is not used for 4 hours. The charger can be connected to the mains whilst the Universal Receiver is in operation. The status LED shows charge and operating modes.
• SUPER SMALL.. only 6.5 x 4.5 cm
•ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT.. only 54 g including the rechargeable battery

What's NEW... EL-Skyport Universal SPEED - Added Values
• LED Status for EL-Skyport sync mode and battery status.
• Improved housing and switches.
• Improved SYNC-socket for direct connection.
• Camera triggering using the synch socket (requires special camera sync cables).
• SPEED and NORMAL SYNC Mode

NEW... Two synchronisation modes, STANDARD and SPEED
• The "Standard" mode is fully compatible with previous EL-Skyport versions.
• The SPEED function is available for Ranger Quadra AS, BXRi 250 / 500 , D-Lite-it and all other units, when used with the Universal Speed.
• Up to 1/150s shutter speed for SLR cameras in NORMAL mode.
• Up to 1/250s shutter speed for SLR cameras in SPEED mode.
• Up to 60 m range indoors for STANDARD mode and up to 40 m in SPEED mode.
• Up to 120 m range outdoors for STANDARD mode and up to 70 m in SPEED mode

EL-Skyport Speed Facts
• 3.5mm SYNC-socket for all common flash units.
• The Li-Ion battery recharges in approx. 3 hours.
• Auto-Standby function after 4 hours.
• Internal rechargeable battery lasts up to 30 hours.
• Integrated Quick-Charge circuit.
• The LED indicates charge and operating modes.
• Interference free operation with 40 Bit security.
• Switch to select 8 Frequency Channels; for example between separate working areas.
• Switch to select 4 Workgroups; adjusting and synchronising individual units or groups.
• When used with the EL-Skyport wireless software, this module is recognised as a flash unit and accepts both triggering and"Flash- Delay" settings; where sequenced flash may be required.

The Elinchrom EL19357 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Elinchrom EL19357: Easy to use and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (7),Easy to use (6),Reliable (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (3),Studio (3)

Elinchrom EL19357 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.6

(based on 7 reviews)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple setup, works fine

I used the product with my Nkon D700 and Speedotron lights on high speed. I found I could go down to about 1/320 sec shutter speed before I got shutter vignetting. For static, light tent photography where the receiver has a clear line of sight to the transmitter, everything worked perfectly. It was great not having an extra cable floating around. Much cleaner. When I moved into a stairway to shoot a child climbing the stairs towards an object and used the strobes in a room on the upper floor ...

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I used the product with my Nkon D700 and Speedotron lights on high speed. I found I could go down to about 1/320 sec shutter speed before I got shutter vignetting. For static, light tent photography where the receiver has a clear line of sight to the transmitter, everything worked perfectly. It was great not having an extra cable floating around. Much cleaner. When I moved into a stairway to shoot a child climbing the stairs towards an object and used the strobes in a room on the upper floor to light the ceiling for a hi key effect, I had a couple of no-fires. Part of this was no doubt due to recycle time, but I had some black first shots in a sequence that was clearly the transmitter and the unit not reading each other. In all fairness, I had the receiver on the floor and a few bodies in the way, so some more careful planning would help communication.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BEWARE...

Beware of the Skyport Speed hype if you own Elinchrom's top-of-the-line Style RX lights. Although Elinchrom doesn't come out and say it, there is NO WAY to obtain Speed functionality with the Style RX lights. You are condemned to a sync speed of 1/200 MAX (with slight shadowing from shutter). You end up shooting at 1/160 max for even lighting. Not an issue in a portrait studio, but for fashion, creative, or technical work, forget it! Although Elinchrom COULD fix this with a simple improvement...

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Beware of the Skyport Speed hype if you own Elinchrom's top-of-the-line Style RX lights. Although Elinchrom doesn't come out and say it, there is NO WAY to obtain Speed functionality with the Style RX lights. You are condemned to a sync speed of 1/200 MAX (with slight shadowing from shutter). You end up shooting at 1/160 max for even lighting. Not an issue in a portrait studio, but for fashion, creative, or technical work, forget it! Although Elinchrom COULD fix this with a simple improvement to the RX receiver, they are declining to do so. Funny, their cheaper BxRi lights are Speed-functional and will give good quality 1/250(and some claim 1/320) sync. If you're stuck with Elis, go with the PocketWizards and ST4s... If you haven't bought lights yet, consider that the Skyport isn't as flexible as Elinchrom claims, and other manufacturers have better construction and similar (or better) light quality. Note: There is a claim that use of the Skyport USB transmitter and Skyport software will allow for Speed functionality with Style RX lights. This is not true.

Reviewed by 7 customers

 
5.0

Love it!

By

from Tacoma WA  -  Semi-Professional

Love this set up - my old one lasted me years and still works even though I broke the antenna the darn thing still works .. so I am very happy with Elinchrom Skyport systems

 
1.0

BEWARE...

By

from SC  -  Professional

Beware of the Skyport Speed hype if you own Elinchrom's top-of-the-line Style RX lights. Although Elinchrom doesn't come out and say it, there is NO WAY to obtain Speed functionality with the Style RX lights. You are condemned to a sync speed of 1/200 MAX (with slight shadowing from shutter). You end up shooting at 1/160 max for even lighting. Not an issue in a portrait studio, but for fashion, creative, or technical work, forget it! Although Elinchrom COULD fix this with a simple improvement to the RX receiver, they are declining to do so. Funny, their cheaper BxRi lights are Speed-functional and will give good quality 1/250(and some claim 1/320) sync. If you're stuck with Elis, go with the PocketWizards and ST4s... If you haven't bought lights yet, consider that the Skyport isn't as flexible as Elinchrom claims, and other manufacturers have better construction and similar (or better) light quality. Note: There is a claim that use of the Skyport USB transmitter and Skyport software will allow for Speed functionality with Style RX lights. This is not true.

 
3.0

Pros and Cons.....

By

from Bangkok, Thailand  -  Professional

I bought one of these as a back up to the one received with the Quadra unit. Works just fine and have never had a mis fire in over 1000 shots fired. The receiver was easily adapted to other studio flashes without any dramas. Just need the proper cable adaptors, which we already had on hand in the studio. However, they are very poor in construction quality, cheap fragile plastic (even feels cheap). I have had two of them break already, and I was unlucky enough to have them break right at the connection pin, so they are rendered useless at the moment (until I figure out a way to rig them up for emergency use). If you are using the Elinchrom equipment configured with the built in sky port, then they are very nice to use because of the functions onboard the triggers. If using with other brands of flash, probably best to go with pocket wizards or something else, as the quality is much better.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Simple setup, works fine

By

from NYC / LI  -  Semi-Professional

I used the product with my Nkon D700 and Speedotron lights on high speed. I found I could go down to about 1/320 sec shutter speed before I got shutter vignetting. For static, light tent photography where the receiver has a clear line of sight to the transmitter, everything worked perfectly. It was great not having an extra cable floating around. Much cleaner. When I moved into a stairway to shoot a child climbing the stairs towards an object and used the strobes in a room on the upper floor to light the ceiling for a hi key effect, I had a couple of no-fires. Part of this was no doubt due to recycle time, but I had some black first shots in a sequence that was clearly the transmitter and the unit not reading each other. In all fairness, I had the receiver on the floor and a few bodies in the way, so some more careful planning would help communication.

 
4.0

Good and bad

By

from Brooklyn, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've been using elinchrom receivers for about 6 months now and have good and bad things to say. The good side is that they work most of the time. They are small and compact to fit in any bag. I have 4 groups with 4 channels to work with in case I need to separate the light. The transceiver has switch for groups or to shoot all together. The bad part is the construction of this. Thanks to the plastic and not-so-good construction, I now have 'krazy glue' in my bag all the time. I've already glued the transceiver 3 times where the main unit connects with the hot shoe connector (almost lost the connector pin!). I also have a number of mis-fires with these units in a controlled studio environment. My suggestion is to wait for Pocket Wizard III to come out and get that

 
4.0

Great Signal Transfer

By

from Seattle  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great signal with perfect E chrom interface.

 
4.0

Works great out of the box.

By

from Dallas, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good: -Easy to use -Intuitive design -Compact -No misfires -Comes with case to keep all items together -New version has LEDs on both units -New version of transmitter can now be tightened to hotshoe Bad: -No cable for Nikon speedlight in kit Only having to attach the transmitter to the hotshoe of my D80 and the receiver to my Whitelightning 1600 I was ready to go in seconds. Not a single misfire yet however I haven't tested many situations or distances. I've heard people complain about how hard it is to set the transmission code on the tiny switches on the units and all can say is these are dip switches and that's how they are suppose to be. You rarely change these settings and don't want to move them accidentally. Like the previous version of this set it is missing a commonly needed cable to connect the receiver to certain flash units. This seems odd to me because of all the things people complained about with the old version this would have been the easiest for Elinchrom to resolve. Anyway, nothing a trip to the electronics store won't fix.

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lauren s  Will this work with my Canon Mark II and 580 EXII speedlight?
GARY H  Yes, this will trigger your ex580ii when the speedlight is in manual mode.
Shopper  Hi, I have photogenic lights studio max 3, i am looking for something that will allow me to control the strobe power from my camera, there is skyport that will work with my lights, nor other alternatives?
DAVID S  I use my skyport with a non elinchrom light for outdoor fill. It will not set the power level as this is not brand compatable. I do not believe that photogenic has this feature yet but they may. You may wish to contact them. My skyport works well with my elinchrom lights and being able to adjust "on the fly" is very nice in a photo shoot. This is especially true for lights high on a boom stand. David
Gary G  So, I can use this set for my Studio (Elinchrom D400) lighting and my Canon 430EX11?
ROBERT S  I believe so. I know it'll definitely work with the canon flash. You may want to email elinchrom to make sure the transmitter will work. I know on some kits, they use the RX transmitter/receiver and it may not work when you mix with a universal transmitter.
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