Elinchrom One: Compact, versatile off-camera flash
It’s been a while since we’ve had anything new from Elinchrom, but that’s about to change with the announcement of the compact, lightweight and very portable Elinchrom One off-camera and a variety of modifiers.
The Elinchrom ONE is similar in size and weight (1.5kg / 3.3 lbs) to a 70-200mm lens, making it extremely light and portable.
Utilizing a sealed Li-ion battery, Elinchrom says The ONE is capable of producing 725 full-power flashes on a single charge and can also be recharged from any USB-C power source.
This is handy because it eliminates the need to carry around extra batteries and chargers that take up space in your kit bag.
The ONE also features Active Charging, meaning it can be connected to a power source and continue shooting while charging regardless of the battery’s power level.
Designed around an unconcealed flash tube to provide optimal light spread, The ONE utilizes its 131 Ws of capacity to generate a light output usually seen in 200+ Ws units.
Elinchrom says that at a distance of 1 meter (3.3ft) shooting at 100 ISO, The ONE is capable of achieving f/11.9 with the Diffusion Dome attached and up to f/45.2 when combined with Elinchrom’s HP Reflector.
The ONE boasts a fast recycle time of just 0.9 seconds at full power while maintaining a +/- 150K colour temperature across the entire power range.
Colour temperature at max power depends on the mode, 5900K for Action (faster flash duration over the power range) mode and 5600 when shooting with HSS enabled.
The HSS mode offers sync up to 1/8000 of a second allowing you to “freeze” motion, overpower ambient light and darken backgrounds.
The ONE also features a bicolour LED modeling lamp with adjustable colour temperature from 2700 to 6500 with an output of 3000 Lumens and CRI 95.
When shooting in manual or TTL mode, power can be adjusted in 0.1 f-stop and 0.3 f-stop increments respectively.
On the back of the light, you will find relatively large touchscreen interface with a newly designed menu structure and other control dials.
Interestingly, Elinchrom has developed a OCF modifier mount for use with The ONE light designed to support OCF mount modifiers up to 1kg (2.2lbs) in weight.
With the OCF mount attached, The ONE becomes natively compatible with most Profoto OCF light shapers greatly expanding the range of options beyond what Elinchrom traditionally offers.
There is also an OCF to Bayonet Adapter that enables quick mounting to Elinchrom speed rings, reflectors and umbrellas using the traditional Elinchrom bayonet mounting system.
The Elinchrom ONE will be available in both single light and dual light kits that include:
- Elinchrome ONE Flash (x2 for dual light kit)
- Elinchrom OCF Adapter (x2 for dual light kit)
- Elinchrom OCF Diffusion Dome (x2 for dual light kit)
- Elinchrom 65W USB-C Wall Charger (x2 for dual light kit)
- Elinchrom USB-C Cable 1.8 m (5.9’’) (x2 for dual light kit)
- Elinchrom ONE Case (single light kit) or Elinchrom ONE Backpack (dual light kit)
Other optional accessories will eventually include:
- Elinchrom 20000mAh 18W Power Bank
- Elinchrom OCF Wide Reflector 16 cm (6.3’’)
- Elinchrom OCF Barndoors
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