Powerful, ultra-portable and capable of supporting shutter speeds of up to 1/8000th of a second when used with the Skyport Plus HS transmitter, Elinchrom's Ultra HS heads are for use in conjunction with the ELB 400 and other Quadra power packs; providing a high-power light in a compact, go-anywhere package.
The Quadra HS Head is a powerful, full-functioning miniaturised flash head which is compatible with the ELB 400 and all previous generations of Quadra packs. Designed specifically for Hi-Sync (HS) photography the Quadra HS works with shutter speeds all the way up to 1/8000th second with virtually no banding or gradation. At full power, it has a long flash duration of 1/600th second, which makes it perfect for Hi-Sync photography. The new flash head also makes it easier to shoot at lower power settings while using HS technology, which was not possible before with HyperSync.
The HS flash head is designed to give you more light when using HS technology than the standard ELB 400 Pro head. When mated with the Skyport Plus HS transmitter, the result is that you can overpower the sun from 20-feet away in full daylight—all with only 424 Ws! At normal sync speeds overpowering the sun with 1,200 Ws is barely possible from 20-feet away. With the new HS technology in the ELB 400 and Skyport Plus HS setup, you can now take smaller, lighter gear and over power the sun from unimaginable distances - all while stopping the action with a fast shutter speed. This combination allows for unparalleled versatility with flash photography.
Built to be as portable as possible and weighing only 0.28 kg (0.62 lbs.), this head not only packs well but it is mountable in situations that would be impossible for a full-sized flash head.
The HS designation denotes the system’s optimised head for Hi-Sync photography such as high shutter speeds or overpowering the sun and limits to a minimum the gradient effect.
The Elinchrom Hi-Sync technology works similarly to HyperSync in that it takes a slice of the light out of the flash curve. Because it is the Elinchrom in-house system it is optimised to work much better than HyperSync ever has and it is also much easier to use. This is by far the best high shutter speed flash sync technology on the market - and not just by a little.
Besides being able to overpower the sun from phenomenal distances (with only 424 Ws), Hi-Sync can be used for other creative effects including: freezing motion, darkening backgrounds using high shutter speeds, shooting at large apertures for shallow depth of field, having full control over shutter speed and aperture choice, and getting sharper images with high resolution images.
The Quadra HS head also integrates a daylight balanced LED modelling lamp that produces the equivalent of 50W of tungsten light output. It is ideal for use in conjunction with the new EL-Skyport transmitter Plus HS.
There exist many portable accessories dedicated to the Quadra mount but Elinchrom also offers the Quadra reflector adapter for those who want full access to the complete range of Elinchrom accessories, including Rotalux, Litemotiv, et cetera.
The new flash head can be purchased either as a single item or in a set, alongside the widely acclaimed ELB 400.
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||Quadra (conversion to Elinchrom EL bayonet with optional adapter)
|Colour Temperature (K)
||Output A 1/550 Output B 1/1100
|Flash Power Range
||7Ws - 424Ws
||1x Quadra HS Heads, 1x 13.5cm Reflector, 1x Multifunction Diffusion Cap, 1x Quadra Protective Cap, 1x 2.5m Cable
||Elinchrom ELB400 Power Pack
||9 x 8 x11