The Elinchrom BXR series has been a staple monolight for several years, earning respect and logging hours from many pro and enthusiast photographers. The BXR line is now discontinued and the new ELC Pro HD line takes up the mantle.
The Elinchrom ELC Pro HD monolight is available as a 500w/s or 1000w/s head and feature an OLED display panel for setting info and adjustments. The lights offer recycling times of 0.6s and 1.2s, respectively, to full power. Additionally, the ELC Pro HD 500 offers up to a 1/5000s t0.5 flash duration, while the ELC Pro HD 1000 steps slightly further with a max 1/5260s t0.5 flash duration. I haven’t seen any specs that highlight the t0.1 flash duration times.
The lights feature a built-in EL-Skyport receiver for remote triggering with 8 channels in 4 groups. It will sync up to 1/320s for capable DSLRs.
On lower power settings, they can deliver up to 20 flashes per second. They deliver balanced color temperature throughout the power range to +/- 150Kº.
The ELC Pro HD 500 monolight runs $1049 and should ship in June 2014. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The ELC Pro HD 1000 monolight runs $1449 and should ship in June 2014. Check it out here at B&H Photo.