Simple and compact, the Speedlite EL-100 from Canon is a sleek strobe designed to give you more control, flexibility, and power than your camera's built-in flash. Offering a guide number of 85.3' at ISO 100 and 50mm, this flash also has a 90° tilting range, 330° rotating, and a similar spread to that of a 24mm to suit working in a variety of indoor and outdoor situations. The mode dial on the rear allows for easy group selection or it can also be set to AUTO to allow your camera to determine when flash is necessary. Also, for off-camera use, an optical receiver allows for triggering from up to 36' away. For creative applications, a stroboscopic mode can be used for unique effects during long exposures or second-curtain sync helps to emphasize moving subjects.
- Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
- Guide Number: 85.3' at ISO 100 and 50mm
- Coverage: 24mm & 50mm (Full Frame)
- Tilts Upward 90°
Canon EL-100 Overview
Canon EL-100 Specs
|Guide Number||85.3' / 26 m at ISO 100 (50 mm Position)|
24 to 50 mm
|Bounce Head||0 to +90°|
|Recycle Time||Approx. 5.8 Seconds|
|Exposure Control||Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II|
|Flash Modes||Second-Curtain Sync, Stroboscopic|
|Power Range||1/1 to 1/128 (Manual)|
|Wireless Operation||Infrared (TTL/Manual)|
Up to 36.09' / 11 m
|Slave Timing Modes||None|
|Internal Power||2 x AA|
|External Power Pack Compatible||No|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||2.5 x 3.6 x 2.8" / 64.6 x 91.7 x 71 mm|
|Weight||6.7 oz / 190 g (without Batteries)|
|Package Weight||0.63 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.15 x 3.45 x 2.4"|
Canon EL-100 Reviews
I formerly stated that this flash isn't compatible with the EOS-R, since then I found I didn't have the flash and camera set up correctly . It IS fully compatible with the EOS-R Mt apologies for any confusion.
Get them while you can
B&H only ones that still have these tiny little Speedlites available new. Canon phasing out. Using a Canon RP mirrorless camera with three of these. And bounce cards with speedlight heads turned to spread to sides. 2 very lightweight and folding light stands. Camera mounted flash controls the other two. All fits in camera bag for onsite corporate portraits. For small office space, schools, board room lighting. Easy in, easy to set up, easy to exit again. Bit of an ultimate small factor portable studio lighting.
Wee flash for the win
My EOS R and R7 lack builtin flash so the EL-100 became my missing popup. Indeed it is small and light-pocket sized-but amazing powerful and well featured. External controls are spartan so this design depends on the camera's builtin flash menu for advanced features like triggering and second curtain flash. The power is sufficient to cover fill light duty, macro and small groups of people-all I need. The bounce features work great, just grab and turn or tilt (no lock button to press). I miss having the near IR AF assist light but, of course, such a feature doesn't work with mirrorless cameras. If you have a DSLR, a 430EX series flash would be a better choice if you need near IR AF assist.
Be sure to read the downloadable manual
Read the real manual that you need download. I'm not sure why Canon doesn't make a bigger deal of this little flash in the overview. If you have multiples of EL-100 flashes, you can do all sorts of creative lighting. This flash will run two groups where you can set the balance, i.e. left and right, as well as a background light. The main downside to the optical transmission is that the flashes need to have a direct line of sight to the main 'sender' flash unit on camera. That said, it wouldn't be much of an issue with telephoto lenses and portraits. In my initial testing, the 'receiver' flash was firing when the camera flash was nearly 90 degrees to the right. Of course, the little window on the flash is on the left. These would also be nice for setting up one or two 'receiver' flashes for bounce flashes in a bigger room. They will also do manual flash by pre setting the output levels. Anyways, read the complete manual before you purchase one, because you may want two or three of them. It would still be cheaper than other lighting options to get these effects.
Light, powerful and small
I needed a light for macro photography and these is perfect. The power up time is fast.
I love this little flash!
I'm enamored with this thing. It works perfectly as a fill light for portraits. Additionally I can use it as a master for my other speed lites to use as bounce flashes, hair lights, etc. It is small and lightweight and does the job!
Pay attention to compatibility
Not fully compatible with my EOS R due to lack of external controls. Works great with my 5DS.
Speedlite EL 100
Great flash for my Canon R7. Easy to use and light weight on the camera.
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