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Elinchrom Debuts New Lighting Products That Offer Remote Control Capability And Are Apple iDevice Enabled

RAMSEY, N.J., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, has announced updates to three families of Elinchrom lighting products. Aimed at making the photographer's life simpler, these updates provide complete remote control for all Elinchrom strobes, making them the only lighting manufacturer in the world to offer this capability.

"Being able to wirelessly fire and control your lights in one-tenth-of-a-step increments makes fine tuning your lighting ratios a breeze and provides the photographer with fingertip studio control, right from the top of the camera," said Mark Astmann, MDUS Elinchrom Product Manager. "Elinchrom is thrilled to be able to offer this control on their entire line of strobes."

Although the Skyport Remote can handle all of these tasks, many photographers require even more control. For that, Elinchrom offers an inexpensive USB RX Transceiver which allows the photographer to see and control their strobes right from their Mac or PC. Elinchrom is also the only lighting company to offer remote control of their lights with an Apple iPhone, iPad or iTouch using the Skyport WiFi module.

"These products will help photographers have a more seamless, efficient and high quality experience, regardless of their level of expertise," said Astmann.

D-Lite RX ONE

The all new D-Lite RX ONE delivers approximately twice the light output of the strongest speedlight and is the smallest, most robust flash unit from Elinchrom. To Go Sets are available with either a softbox or umbrella option. The softbox set is ideal for use in small spaces where light control is essential to avoid unwanted reflections. The umbrella set is ideal for use in large halls and open spaces where speed of assembly is needed. This is the first remote control two-light system that will be priced under $650.

The built-in EL-Skyport transceiver provides accurate wireless flash synchronization and radio remote control. Other features include:

  • Eight frequency channels each with four groups
  • Speed sync option, almost one stop faster than normal sync
  • iPad ® / iPhone ® / iPod Touch ® remote control with the dedicated app and optional WiFi module
  • Full studio remote with the EL-Skyport software and the optional USB Transceiver RX for control by WIN® or Mac ® computers
  • An microprocessor controlled built-in fan delivers cool and quiet running
  • Automatic voltage detection permits use wherever you need to travel
  • Accurate exposure control provides precision lighting

D-Lite RX Kits

The D-Lite RX replaces the popular D-Lite-IT series and offers more ways of remotely controlling the lights. D-Lite RX kits enable instant use for studio photography and are ideal for small business applications, portraiture, or creativity of lighting. With only two bags, the complete studio can be easily transported and stored. The 2/2 and the 4/4 kits come with two 26" x 26" softboxes to help control the light.

Other features include:

  • Full control over the units with the EL-Skyport app for Apple ® devices via the optional WiFi module or with the EL-Skyport Software via the optional USB Transceiver RX
  • Pre-flash detector system to enable the use of D-Lite RX with speedlights and many programmable features such as variable f-stop steps and ready beep function
  • 5V sync socket for maximum protection of digital cameras and automatic temperature controlled ventilation
  • Power Auto-Dump and power controlled
  • Accessory bayonet with speed locking, accepting all EL accessories and Rotalux softboxes up to 53"

BRX Basic Sets

The brand new BRX series replaces the award winning BRXi series of strobes and now offer complete RX remote control support. BRX To Go Sets include two heads, two 26" square Portalite softboxes, two Manfrotto light stands, two carry cases and a Skyport Trigger. Optional stand sets are available, and all sets come with two Portalites, which when combined with the optional deflector set, take advantage of the central shaft.

With many programmable features and the EL-Skyport remote system, the BRX delivers freedom, quality and performance for a modern workflow. Available in either 250 Ws or 500 Ws, they are perfect for portraiture, landscape, product and architectural photography.

Other features include:

  • Full control over the units with the EL-Skyport app for Apple ® devices via the optional WiFi module or with the EL-Skyport Software via the optional USB Transceiver RX
  • Action flashtube for sharper images
  • Pre-flash detector system to enable the use of BRX with speedlights and many programmable features such as variable f-stop steps, modelling lamp settings and ready beep function
  • 5V sync socket for maximum protection of digital cameras and automatic temperature controlled ventilation
  • Power Auto-Dump and power controlled
  • Larger shell with rigid chassis and intelligent fan
  • Accessory bayonet accepting the complete range of light modifiers

Ranger Quadra Hybrid AS RX

The new Ranger Quadra Hybrid AS RX is a compact portable 400 Ws battery flash system for studio and outdoor use. Hybrid means that this unit can use and accurately display battery level for either the Lead Acid or Li-Ion battery. Quadras provide very short flash durations, fast recycle times and wireless triggering and remote options via the EL-Skyport. It is ideal for applications such as fashion, portrait, nature, medical, dental and research imaging.

Additional features include:

  • Full control over the units with the EL-Skyport app for Apple® devices via the optional WiFi module or with the EL-Skyport Software via the optional USB Transceiver RX
  • Two outlets – 2:1 ratio. Single high power channel and single superfast channel
  • Pre-flash detector system to enable the use of Quadra Hybrid with speedlights
  • Two types of batteries – Lead-Gel for easy travelling or Lithium-Ion for best performance/weight
  • 5V sync socket for maximum protection of digital cameras and secured battery
  • Power Auto-Dump and power controlled
  • Only 4.4 lbs. with Lithium battery and 6.6 lbs. with Lead-Gel. Small and lightweight heads – compact and .05 lbs.
  • With the EL-Reflector Adapter, all accessories and Rotalux softboxes up to 53" can be used

The Quadra Hybrid will be available in November, 2012.  The D-Lite One, 2, 4, and the BRX 250 and 500 will be available in December, 2012.

For more information, visit www.elinchrom.us.

About Manfrotto Distribution

Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Manfrotto Distribution is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, Avenger and Lastolite. As the U.S. distributor of National Geographic, Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, and Rotatrim, which are available nationwide through an extensive network of authorized dealers, Manfrotto Distribution offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Manfrotto Distribution international network covers the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Hong Kong, China and Japan. www.manfrottodistribution.us.

Media Contact:
Manfrotto Press Office – MSL New York
Richard Mitchell
646.500.7773
Richard.Mitchell@mslgroup.com

SOURCE Manfrotto Distribution



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