Elinchrom El Compact Flash Units Monolights

El Compact Flash Units

There are currently three different series to cater for every photographer. The standard compacts are lightweight robust and easy to use units which have established themselves in rental, location and studio photography around the World. They really have set the standard by which others produce their compact flash units. Latest models of the EL250 and EL 500 now feature a user interchangeable flash tube.

User Reviews (4)

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knipser   Professional [Feb 23, 2005]
Strength:

Real swiss quality, not to be jugded with asian plastic monolights or german multiblitz...

Weakness:

Expensive accessories. And i wished to have better light stands in the set.

Cheeerioh, what a light. I just bought twice: first two 250s and a few days later a 500 for using a big softbox. And it works great. Best light I've ever used because of its brightness an the stability of color temperature.

Customer Service

Never needed

Similar Products Used: Multiblitz Minilites 200 Ws, Electra 150Ws
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
J   Professional [Dec 11, 2003]
Strength:

Bright Fast Unlimited accesories Swiss quality - you'll know when you hold one that it's a very very very well designed product. Can be found CHEAP these days

Weakness:

Expensive accesories

WOW! The quality of light coming from the EL's is nothing short of awesome! I bought 4 for general use on the side, and have found that these can be used in nearly ANY situation. While the 500 watt rating on the EL500's may seem low compared to a White Lightning 1800, the EL's are noticeably brighter. Even the 250's are brighter than the Dynalite 400's. Remember, WS is a measure of INPUT power, not output. The EL's are incredibly efficient. Borrow some, rent some, and you'll agreee. For the price point, you can't get anything better. And for sports? Even without the "R" models (ultrafast duration), they freeze action far better than even the industry standard Speedo 2401's.

Customer Service

haven't needed any, even on my used lights

Similar Products Used: Speedo Force 10's (cheap, heavy crap in comparison) Dynalite Uni400jr - nowhere near the output
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mark   Professional [Apr 22, 2002]
Strength:

Size, weight, durability, cost. ease of use.

Weakness:

I haven''t come across any yet

Ihave owned Elinchroms for 6 months but have been using them for 5 years. They are easy to use and reliable. I don''t know anyone who doesn''t like and trust them. I have 2 EL500''s and have just ordered an EL250 before they stop production. They are not easy to find new.

Customer Service

not needed

Similar Products Used: Bowens
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mike Gale   Professional [Mar 19, 2001]
Strength:

Quality of light/Controls/Slave switch/Reflector mounting ease/150watt proportional modelling lamp/4-stop variable range/Overall design

Weakness:

Weight (with professional stands, no problem)

These lights are design for professional's. They travel well and like that TV bunny, keep going and going. I started with one, and now have five.

Customer Service

One of the best around!

Similar Products Used: Profoto & Buff
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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