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Canon Speedlite EL-1

The Canon Speedlite EL-1 is a powerful, connected and reliable on-camera E-TTL / E-TTL II-compatible flash, designed to suit a range of lighting needs. Its xenon flashtube provides greater exposure stability and a powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100, with exposure control from full 1/1 power to 1/8192 power. The EL-1 also uses the LP-EL rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, which allows for shorter recycle times of around 0.9 sec, approximately 335 flashes per charge, and improved thermal management and active cooling system.

The EL-1 fully supports EL-series RT flashes via its built in radio trigger and receiver. It can trigger up to 15 RT-series receiver Speedlites to produce light freely even when not attached to the camera. For even more creative possibilities, the EL-1 features Second-Curtain Sync. The flash has a rugged physical design equivalent to the dust and water-resistance of the EOS-1D-series camera bodies. Its improved user interface incorporates an updated joystick design, display, and control layout and it features a tunable LED modeling lamp to help previsualize the lighting. Additionally, the flash head can fully swivel 180° left and right, bounce upward 120°, and it includes a built-in wide panel.

Guide Number
46.3' / 14.1 m at ISO 100 (14 mm Position)
24 to 200 mm
Angle of Coverage
Auto Zoom Head
Bounce Head
0 to +120°
Swivel Head
Recycle Time
Approx. 0.9 Second
Secondary Illumination
Modeling Light
Exposure Control
Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
Flash Modes
Hi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Power Range
1/1 to 1/8192
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Wireless Operation
Radio (TTL/Manual)
Up to
Internal Power
1 x Rechargeable (Lithium-Ion)
External Power Pack Compatible
Off-Camera Terminal
PC, Proprietary
Dimensions (W x H x D)
8.38 x 14.99 x 13.46 cm
0.68 kg (with Battery)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Canon Speedlite EL-1
  • Canon LP-EL Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Canon LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack
  • Canon SBA-EL Bounce Adapter
  • Canon SCF-EL Colour Filter Set
  • Stand
  • Soft Case

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

12month Australian warranty

from Canon Australia

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.