When you only have this one chance
The Canon Speedlite EL-1 is an advanced Speedlite flash unit that offers outstanding reliability and advanced high-speed performance in a rugged, weather-resistant package. For those unrepeatable moments when you can't just tell your subject "do it again", there's the Speedlite EL-1. Total reliability and literally lightning-fast performance, plus advanced wireless communication and a high-performance battery, make it the ultimate Speedlite flash unit.
Ready for every moment
Be ready for anything. The extremely fast flash recharge time of only approx. 0.1 - 0.9 sec.1 allows up to 170 flash releases at full power2. In addition, high-speed continuous shooting is possible with a lower power setting.
Performance when it matters
The powerful LP-EL battery ensures the enormously fast triggering speed of the Speedlite EL-1 - from flash release to flash release. You can expect up to 2,345 flashes from one charge. The precise battery level indicator3 tells you when you need to recharge or replace the battery.
Reliably good recordings
When the pressure is on, you can count on the Speedlite EL-1 to deliver. In addition to a guide number of 604, the flash offers the same dust and splash protection as our L series lenses. An active cooling system prevents overheating, so you can realise much longer usage times.
Flexibility and control
The Speedlite EL-1 can be triggered both wirelessly and optically. This allows you to illuminate your subject as needed. Use multiple Speedlites together (individually or in groups) for highly creative lighting.
Being even more creative with light
The built-in two-colour LED assist light lets you see where and how the Speedlite EL-1 hits your subject. There's also a preview of where the shadows will fall. Manual flash output can be varied between full and 1/8,192 power5.
- Fast flash charging time of 0.1-0.9 sec - Always ready for use with up to 170 flashes at full power in one sequence
- Lithium-ion battery - Up to 335 shots with full flash power
- Guide number 60 - Illuminate distant subjects and large groups
- Weatherproof construction - Continue working even in bad weather
- Wide range of power levels - From full to 1/8,192 power, for maximum flexibility
- Integrated LED auxiliary light - With brightness and colour temperature control
- Active cooling system - Record longer without overheating
- Accurate battery level indicator - So you always know when to replace or charge the battery
1 1/8,192 to 1/1 power requires charging time between releases.
2 At 23°C with fan ON and before flash firing limit level 1 is reached, without flash adapter (up to 160 flashes at full power, with flash zoomed from 150-200mm).
3 Displays only the remaining capacity of the internal battery, not that of the external power sources.
4 Guide number 60 measured in metres at ISO 100 and zoom reflector at 200mm.
5 Minimum flash output is 1/128 for high-speed sync or optical wireless transmission.