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Canon Speedlite EL-1

An advanced Speedlite that delivers superb reliability and advanced high-speed performance in a tough weather-resistant body.

Specifications

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    Fast 0.1-0.9 sec1 recycle times

    Up to 170 full power flashes2 in a burst

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    Rechargeable Li-ion battery

    Up to 335 shots at full power

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    Guide number 60m4

    Light up distant subjects and large groups

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    Weather-resistant construction

    Work confidently in poor conditions

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    Wide range of power levels

    From full to 1/8192 power5, for maximum flexibility

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    Built-in LED modelling light

    With colour temperature and brightness controls

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    Active cooling system

    Shoot for longer without overheating

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    Accurate battery level indicator3

    So you’ll know when to replace or recharge a battery

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Fast, precise and completely dependable – the Canon Speedlite EL-1 delivers the kind of performance that professional photographers demand when the pressure is on. Discover the benefits and capabilities of the EL-1 in this film.
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Absolute reliability and blistering performance

Find out what Dave Mackison has to say about his experience with using the Canon Speedlite EL-1.
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Prepared for every moment

Be ready for anything. Super-fast 0.1-0.9 sec1 recycle times mean bursts of up to 170 full-power flashes2, plus high speed bursts at lower power levels are also possible.

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Power when you need it most

A high-performance LP-EL battery powers the EL-1’s blisteringly fast shooting speeds and shot-to-shot reliability. Expect up to 2345 flashes from a single charge. An accurate battery level indicator 3 lets you know when it’s time to recharge or replace your power source.

Shoot with confidence

When the pressure’s on, you can count on the EL-1 to deliver. It’s guide number of 60m4 is backed up by the same degree of dust and water resistance as our L-Series lenses. An active cooling system prevents overheating, so you can shoot for longer.

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WIRELESS

Flexibility and control

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.
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Be more creative with your lighting

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 5

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QUOTE

“Faster recycle times – Having kit that is fast and efficient is super important.”

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Written by Dave Mackison

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Guide No. (ISO100) meters

60 (200mm)

60 (200mm)

Focal length coverage

24-200mm

20-200mm

High speed sync (FP)

Yes

Yes

Manual / output settings

Yes - 1/1 - 1/81921

Yes - 1/1 - 1/128

Flash exposure compensation

Yes

Yes

Flash exposure bracketing

Yes

Yes

Modelling lamp / Flash

2 x LED / Yes

No / Yes

Wireless transmission type

Optical / Radio

Optical / Radio

Receiver function

Infra-red / Radio

Infra-red / Radio

Sender function

Infra-red / Radio

Infra-red / Radio

Battery

1 x Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery

4 x AA batteries

Recycle time

Approx. 0.9sec2

Approx. 5.5sec2 (Alkaline batteries)

Weight (Excluding batteries), grams

572g

435g

  1. Minimum flash output is 1/128 for high-speed sync or optical wireless transmission.
  2. Time taken to recharge flash after full discharge, using fully charged battery(s)
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What's in the box

  • Speedlite EL-1

  • Speedlite case

  • Battery Pack LP-EL

  • Battery Charger LC-E6E

  • Mini stand

  • Bounce Adapter SBA-EL

  • Color Filter SCF-ELOR1

  • Color Filter SCF-ELOR2

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Compatible Accessories

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    Battery pack LP-EL

    Specially designed for Canon Speedlites, the LP-EL is able to quickly discharge large currents and has a capacity of 1920mAh.

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    Battery charger LC-E6E

    Charges compatible Canon LP-E6 series and the LP-EL batteries.

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    Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N

    Improves flash recycle times and increases the number of flashes with compatible Speedlites - uses Battery Magazine CPM-E4 with 8 x AA batteries.

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    TRIGGERS

    Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT(Ver.2)

    Fire compatible radio-frequency Speedlite flashguns over distances of up to 30m. Additional remote features for the EL-1.

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    Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2

    Fire compatible Speedlites with wireless optical receivers at up to 15m outdoors / 10m indoors.

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    EXTENDERS

    Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

    Position your flash away from the camera for creative lighting and full E-TTL control with compatible cameras.

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    1. 1/8192 to 1/1 power charging time required for firing.
    2. At 23 degrees C, with the fan set to ON, and before reaching flash firing restriction Level 1, with no flash adapters fitted (bursts up to 160 full power flashes with the flash zoomed from 150-200mm)
    3. Indicates the remaining capacity of the internal battery only, not external power sources
    4. Guide number 60 measured for meters at ISO 100 and 200mm zoom head setting.
    5. Minimum flash output is 1/128 for high-speed sync or optical wireless transmission.