Elinchrom ONE: Its First Battery-Powered, 131 Ws, HSS Monolight


Elinchrom has introduced the Elinchrom One, its new moveable off-camera battery-powered monolight that the corporate says has been requested for a very long time. It options an built-in battery, 725 full-power flashes per cost, high-speed sync, and 131 watt-seconds (Ws) of energy.

Elinchrom says the One is a “rugged and reliable” flash that can be small and light-weight. It weighs 1.5 kilograms (3.3 kilos) and outputs 131 Ws of energy from an built-in lithium-ion battery. The strobe is charged by USB-C and options each TTL and HSS functionality that’s built-in into what the corporate says is a streamlined contact interface and low-profile housing.

The strobe seems to be Elinchrom’s try at mixing the flexibleness of a speedlight with the usability of a studio strobe. In that sense, it’s bigger than the Profoto A1 however packs virtually twice the flash energy in return. Contemplating it the Elinchrom One is priced simply $50 increased than the Profoto A1 at about $900, it can give photographers loads to contemplate.

Engineered for peak effectivity, its 131 Ws of capability generates a lightweight output often seen in 200+ Ws items. At 1 meter (3.3ft) and 100 ISO, the ONE can obtain F-11.9, with the Diffusion Dome hooked up, and when mixed with the HP Reflector, the achievable F-Cease climbs to F-45.2.

The Elinchrom One is managed by a mixture of a dial and a contact interface.

Moreover, the Elinchrom One can recycle in 0.9 seconds at full energy and the corporate claims that it maintains a +/- 150K colour temperature over all the energy vary. Talking of colour temperature, it’s adjustable between 2,700 and 6,500 kelvin with an output of three,000 lumens and a CRI of 95.

The Elinchrom One may be charged by USB-C when not in use and likewise actively, which signifies that the strobe can run on steady wall energy ought to or not it’s positioned in a studio scenario. Whatever the remaining cost on the battery, wall energy will function the strobe at full capability. Elinchrom says that the lithium-ion battery that’s housed contained in the strobe is sealed for “enhanced safety” from the weather whereas on location.

The Elinchrom One makes use of a normal flash tube that’s enclosed in a transparent dome that Elinchrom says permits for optimum mild unfold. The entrance of the One permits it for use in tandem with a varity of Elinchrom mild shaping instruments and can be suitable with “most” Profoto softboxes as properly.

The Elinchrom One is at the moment out there for pre-order for $900 and can start delivery on August 27.


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