Zoom Action Flash Head
For use with Elinchrom power packs
The Elinchrom Zoom Action Head is compatible with all Elinchrom power packs made in or after 1981. The "zoom" part of its name refers to the unique focusing design that allows you to move the flash tube closer or further away from the reflector like an open face hot light for harder or softer effects or to perfectly fill the accessory in use. Using a 21 cm reflector the beam angle can be adjusted from 50 - 66°. The angle can be conveniently selected via knobs located on both sides of the head. The "action" part of the name is derived from the "A" type twin-pole flash tube which offers up to 45% shorter, action-freezing flash durations than standard omega-type flash tubes.
It uses a low-noise Intelligent Flash Cooling system that responds to heat generated by the 300W modeling lamp and 3,000W/s flash tube by running faster at peak performance and slower at lower power, thus extending the life of both. During normal operation it is possible to shoot all day without stressing the head and when necessary, you can fire up to 20 full power, back-to-back serial flashes before pausing. An illuminated on/off modeling lamp switch is also included, with LED overheat indication. The halogen modeling lamp shuts off when the red warning LED lights up, until the head cools down. The flash function remains active.
The head features a clear, protective glass dome and has a built-in 90° reflector which is ideal for use with umbrellas or soft boxes. A standard, built-in Elinchrom bayonet mount gives you access to the huge array of EL-Reflector and Rotalux light shaping tools.