Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash

  • Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash
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Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash

  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL/E-TTL II
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Powered
  • Built-In LED
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The Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash represents the next generation of all-purpose flashes with a new and convenient Lithium-Ion battery, incredible exposure range, and much improved menu, controls, and build. Here are the top features of this versatile lighting system:

  • Long-lasting battery provides up to 2,345 flash pops and 3 hours of LED modeling lamp runtime (settings dependent).
  • Much faster recycling times compared to prior models, with 0.1-0.9 seconds between firings.
  • Active cooling system to allow for much longer continuous shooting times.
  • Ultra wide 14-stop exposure range of 1/1 to 1/8192 and a coverage range of 24-200mm to accommodate extremely popular lens focal lengths, such as the 24-105mm and the 70-200mm.
  • A much better button/dial layout with an intuitive joystick and a revamped menu system.
  • Equipped with radio transmission capabilities.
  • Weather resistant build that matches the sealing performance of Canon's 1D series of cameras.

While heftier than your average Speedlite, the Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash is really more like a small strobe. With its rugged design, fast recycle times, and versatile conversion as a continuous light source thanks to a tunable LED lamp, this is a Speedlite you can use everywhere out in bad weather, in a professional studio, and at large events. It is ideal for hybrid shooters who primarily shoot stills but who may need the LED for some video footage.

Range: 1.6-85.6' (with 50mm f/1.4)
Guide Number: 196.9' Max (Tested at ISO 100, 200mm)
Ports: Hot Shoe Connection, PC Sync Port, 3-Pin External Power Socket
Zoom Range: 24mm-200mm
Modes: E-TTL II/E-TTL, Manual, Stroboscopic, High Speed Sync, First Curtain, Second Curtain
Power: 1/1-1/8192 (Max: 76W/s Equivalent), Approximately 335-2,345 Flash Pops
Recycle Time: 0.1-0.9 Seconds
Wireless Options: Optical (Up to 49.2' with Line-of-Sight), Radio (Up to 98.4' with Line-of-Sight)
Channel/Group Options: Up to 15 Channels, Up to 5 Groups
Dimensions: 5.9" Tall x "3.3" Wide x 5.3" Deep
Weight: 1.5 lbs
Additional Features:

  • AF Assist
  • Modeling LED
  • Stowaway Catchlight Panel/Wide Panel
  • Joystick Control
  • 180° Head
  • Weather Resistant
  • Fan-Based Cooling System

  • Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash
  • LP-EL Battery
  • LC-E6 Charger
  • SBA-EL Bounce Adapter
  • SCF-ELOR1 Orange Color Filter
  • SCF-ELOR2 Dark Orange Color Filter
  • Speedlite Light Stand Bracket
  • Carrying Case

  • This flash is not equipped with a remote release terminal and the SR-N3 is not compatible.
  • This flash is not recommended when using the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye or Canon EF 8-15mm Fisheye.
  • High continuous shooting in stroboscopic mode of 30+ frames may trip a safety function. When this happens, you must rest the flash for 10-50 minutes. Continuous firing in any mode may result in a gradual increase in recycle time (up to 20 seconds in worst-case scenario) to protect the flash from overheating. This is normal. Rapid flash firing will make the flash warm to the touch, so practice caution. Recycle times of 4-8 seconds are a good indication the flash should recharge and rest.
  • Canon DSLRs released before 2011 are not recommended for use with this flash, as many of the options will be disabled.

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