Two things I love doing are shooting my lenses wide open (f/2.8, f/1.8, f/1.4 etc) and shooting with lights/strobes. Many photographers who do the same know the pain of having to carry around strong ND filters to do this during the day often with adapter rings to suit different lenses or in some cases carrying multiple ND filters just so they can shoot their lenses wide open and keep to their maximum sync speed. The alternative is being stuck using your brand’s high speed sync/FP sync mode flash systems which in a lot of situations simply cannot provide the power you need to light your subject properly and require stacking multiple speedlights to get the right effect
Excited was an understatement when I read that Elinchrom were bringing out the new Skyport Plus-HS trigger that would not only allow the camera to sync with Elinchrom lights over the maximum sync speed of the camera but also be backwards compatible with the lights I already owned (take note other brands, this is how to keep your customers happy). I decided to pick one up not long after launch here in Australia to try it out and see how it fared. I tested it with 2 different monoblock units, a BRXi500 head and a D-lite-4 RX head to see what gave the best results. It only took a few shots to realise that the cheaper Dlite-4 RX with the longer flash duration which is usually seen as a disadvantage performed much better in high speed sync mode than the more expensive and more powerful BRXi500.