Man, no need to be so defensive. We all just trying to learn more. Right now I just can't believe that there is no loss from going to 1/200 to 1/8000. That is all. You can't show the proof, that is fine. Like I said I will spend the $100 to rent the newer Elinchroms, test them and post my results.
Lemme repeat. Perhaps the conversation is in parts. Refer to the Elinchrom site again.
There’s ZERO loss of light. Shutter speed alters the exposure but if I did a wall test and did all the boring stuff AND placed a flash meter (and not change anything on it) on the wall, The flash meter would not change its read-out as the strobe never changes. I can do the test shoot my camera from 1 second to 1/8000. The flash meter on the wall will not change at all.
Shutter speed will alter the exposure ON THE SENSOR — BUT the flash meter on the wall will read unchanged as the flash fires normally. Zero loss of light. Period.
The strobe does not alter itself in ANY WAY using HS.
As you go from 1 second to 1/8000 the exposure ON THE SENSOR will change. NOT because anything different happens with the flash tube. It fires normally. ZERO CHANGES. The window of exposure on sensor changes. Normally I might add.
HSS does alter the nature of the flash and also effects light output.
HS does not alter the flash in anyway. It fires natively.
It’s shutter speed, HS trigger timing that does this.
Does anyone misunderstand that?
I state facts. No defense. Just facts.
Wall tests are just dumb IMO. I can easily underexpose a shot with ambient light and with a strobe. Does not make it right or wrong. Photographers should just go for proper exposures. I can never see gradients even at 1/8000 with what I do. I think Eli clearly states conservatively YMMV based on gear. I found a decent combo that works for me (my strobes not having to buy any new ones). I really like that Skyport HS trigger. I don’t need to waste dosh on Strobes. I’m good to go!! YMMV.