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.
For when you only get one chance
For those unrepeatable moments, when you can’t ask your subject to simply ‘do it one more time’, there is the Speedlite EL-1. Absolute reliability and blistering performance, plus advanced wireless communication and a high performance re-chargeable battery, make this the ultimate Speedlite.
Prepared for every moment
Be ready for anything. Super-fast 0.1-0.9 sec recycle times mean bursts of up to 170 full-power flashes, plus high speed bursts at lower power levels are also possible.
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 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 60m 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.
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.
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.