Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, or Panasonic, it doesn’t matter what system you use with Elinchrom anymore. All of these are finally or extremely close to being compatible with TTL, HSS, and Hi-Sync.
When the ELB 500 TTL was introduced, only Canon and Nikon were fully compatible with it. But today, Elinchrom is adding Sony and Olympus to the list of cameras that can use their TTL system. If you already own the HS Transmitter, no need to go out and buy a new one. Just head over to Elinchrom’s website and download the firmware to update your unit to the Transmitter Pro firmware. Note that updating adds compatibility with TTL and HSS but won’t remove the possibility of using Hi-Sync with your ELB 1200 or any other Elinchrom strobe you may possess. Canon and Nikon users can also update their firmware to the latest 2.2 version, which adds more features such as changing the modeling light power from the transmitter, displaying the power in f-stops or Ws, as well as better compatibility with the Rotolight system.
Fujifilm users aren’t left forgotten; the wait is almost over. The Transmitter Pro will be available in September. No details have been given yet by Elinchrom, but we can guess that the compatibility list will be similar to that of other brands such as Profoto, meaning the GFX 50S, X-T2, X-T20, X-Pro2, X100F, X-H1, and X-E3. But we’ll have to wait a few more weeks to get the confirmation and all details about the new Fuji Transmitter Pro.
To read the release notes for all details about the update or to install the new firmware on your HS Transmitter, visit Elinchrom's website.