Elinchrom Transmitter Pro for Pentax


bladerunneruk

Link Posted 01/01/2021 - 11:30
Hi folks
I was taking a look at studio flash systems recently and found that elinchrom series now has a pentax transmitter. I did a forum search but didn't find any other posts on the topic.

Info and compatibility here...
https://www.elinchrom.com/support/ELSP-HS.html
K5 yes, K1 yes
K3 ???

So anyone with have any experience of using one of these - does it work ?
In particular with a K3 mk1

cheers

RobL

Link Posted 01/01/2021 - 11:50
I cannot answer your question but I have been using Cactus transceivers which work fine with my K1 and Pentax flashes. The advantage of the Cactus is the same unit is compatible with the main camera and flash manufacturers (except Sony), so if you switch to say a Nikon then it still works. On the other hand I guess the Elinchrom would be great for triggering their range of lights without needing a receiver on each, a significant advantage for a studio setup.

As for your question unless someone here can help you could contact a specialist like The Flash Centre or even Elinchrom directly.

Chrism8

Link Posted 01/01/2021 - 13:52
I've got either a 1st or 2nd gen Elinchrome transmitter and they work on both the K1 and 645 so I see no reason why they wouldn't work on a K3 particularly as they work on your K5
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

bladerunneruk

Link Posted 27/11/2021 - 14:52
Thanks folks

Updated support link for the transmitter PRO :
https://www.elinchrom.com/support/compatibility/

For the transmitter PLUS pentax is not on the list it would seem...
https://www.elinchrom.com/product/transmitter-plus/
"Skyport system compatibility with cameras
All cameras respecting the standard sync triggering system will work.
The Hi-Sync/HSS/TTL features on the Transmitter Pro are only available for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, and Fujifilm cameras."

bladerunneruk

Link Posted 06/12/2021 - 01:39
So I tried asking elinchrom....

Question asked :
please could you confirm whether the transmitter pro is compatible with :- pentax K3 mark1, pentax K3 mark2, pentax K3 mark3 pentax KP

please could you confirm whether the transmitter plus is compatible with pentax K5 mark1, K3 mark1, pentax KP

Elinchrom response :
We cannot confirm if the other models work or not.
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