- Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash
Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash
The Canon Speedlite EL-1 is a powerful Lithium-Ion powered flash, and Canon's first L-Series speedlight. Powering the flash is the LP-EL rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack; providing a powerful guide number of 60m at ISO100, and Canon's fastest (at time of writing) recycling time of 0.9 seconds at full power.
Another standout feature of the EL-1 is the ability to adjust flash output between full (1/1) and 1/8192. Other than decreasing exposure, stopping down on flash output also decreases flash duration, enabling the flash to shoot 'bullet-time' and other high speed flash photography subjects.
The EL-1 is not just powerful but also very durable; an active cooling system prevents the flash from overheating, and a weather-resistant construction provides extra protection in less than ideal conditions.
Other features of the Speedlite EL-1 includes: a zoom of 24-200mm, 2.4 GHz wireless radio or optical transmission, Infra-red AF assist beam, up to 2345 flashes from a single charge, and a built-in LED modelling light with colour temperature and brightness controls.
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
- Recycling time of 0.9 seconds at full power
- Flash output between full (1/1) and 1/8192
- Zoom of 24-200mm
- Active cooling system, weather-resistant construction
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Fast 0.1-0.9 sec recycling time
Sports and action photographers will love the fast 0.1-0.9 sec recycling time of the Canon EL-1 flash; allowing confident high speed, high bust shooting.
Up to 2345 flashes from a single charge
A power-dense Canon LP-EL battery powers the flash to provide not only fast shooting speeds and reliability, but also up to 2345 flashes from a single charge. An accurate battery level indicator lets you know when it’s time to recharge or replace your battery.
Built to endure: Dust and water resistance & active cooling
The EL-1 is backed up by the same degree of dust and water resistance as Canon's L-Series lenses, and an active cooling system prevents overheating, enabling users to shoot for longer and in confidently in bad conditions.
Shoot wirelessly with the radio or optical trigger
Light your subject from anywhere in the scene, controlling the EL-1 wirelessly with a radio or optical trigger. Use multiple Speedlites together (as individual units or groups) for highly creative lighting.
Built-in bi-colour LED modelling ligh
A built-in bi-colour LED modelling light lets you see where and how the EL-1’s flash output will look, and preview where shadows will fall. Manual flash output can be varied between full and 1/8192 power.
- Canon EL-1 flash
- Battery Pack LP-EL
- Battery Charger LC-E6E
- Speedlites Case
- Mini Stand
- Bounce Adapter SBA-EL
- Colour Filter SCF-ELOR1
- Colour Filter SCF-ELOR2
Guide No. (ISO100).meters
Focal length coverage
Coverage with wide panel
Auto zoom for sensor size
Auto exposure control
E-TTL II / E-TTL
High speed sync (FP)
Manual / output settings
Yes - 1/1 to 1/8192
Continuous shooting priority (CP) mode
Continuous flashes in a burst
Maximum at full power: Approx. 170
Strobe / output settings
Yes - 1/4 - 1/8192 (1/128 for optical transmission)
1 - 500Hz (199Hz using optical receiver function)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Bracketing
Second-curtain flash sync
2 x LED
(duration, brightness and colour temperature user selectable)
Colour temperature info communication
Optical / Radio
Transmitter range (Optical / Radio)
Indoors: 0.7-15m / 30m (approx.)
Outdoors: 0.7-10m / 30m (approx.)
Max. number of Transmitters / Receivers
Optical: Unlimited / Unlimited
Radio: 15 / 15 (16 in total of any combination)
No of groups (Optical/Radio)
3 (A/B/C) / 5 (A/B/C/D/E)
No of channels (Optical/Radio)
4 / Auto, 15
Remote Shutter Release
Flash head movement
45, 60, 75, 90, 120°
60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180°
60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180°
AF Assist Beam
Number of AF points supported
1 - 191
AF-assist beam type
Infra-red / Emitting small series of flashes
1 x Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Level Indicator
Yes - 5 levels / percentage
Minimum recycling time
Approx. 0.1 - 0.9 sec
No. of flashes (fully charge battery)
Approx. 335 (at full power) to 2345
External power supply
Yes - optional Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N
Dust and water resistance
Yes - internal fan
Mounting foot material
14 (9 personal functions)
Flash settings from camera menus
External flash exposure sensor
Battery Pack LP-EL
Battery Charger LC-E6E
Bounce Adapter SBA-EL
Colour Filter SCF-ELOR1
Colour Filter SCF-ELOR2
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT (radio)
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 (optical)
EX series Speedlites with receiver function
Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N
Battery Magazine CPM-E4 (for use with CP-E4N)
Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
Dimensions & weight
Size (W x H x D), mm
84.4 x 149.0 x 136.4 mm
572g (body only)
687g (body + battery)
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