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Canon Speedlite EL-100

BH #CAEL100 • MFR #3249C002
Canon Speedlite EL-100
Key Features
  • 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°
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.
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Canon EL-100 Overview

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.

Guide number of 85.3' at 50mm and ISO 100
Flash head offers 0 to 90° of tilt along with 150°/180° of rotation for full bounce flash capabilities
Both 24mm and 50mm focal length positions to better suit working with different lenses
Adjustable output settings from 1/1 to 1/128 power
Mode dial features an AUTO setting to allow your camera to determine whether or not the flash is needed and will fire when necessary
Mode dial also permits choosing between three flash groups and a slider permits selecting between four channels
Optical receiver mode for off-camera triggering
Stroboscopic setting for rapid, repeating firing that can be used for creative effects during long exposures
AF assist beam benefits focusing performance in low light
Accepts two AA batteries as its power source
Metal locking foot
UPC: 013803309621

Canon EL-100 Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number85.3' / 26 m at ISO 100 (50 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
24 to 50 mm
Bounce Head0 to +90°
Swivel Head330°
Recycle TimeApprox. 5.8 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationNone
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlCanon E-TTL / E-TTL II
Flash ModesSecond-Curtain Sync, Stroboscopic
Power Range1/1 to 1/128 (Manual)
Wireless
Wireless OperationInfrared (TTL/Manual)
Up to 36.09' / 11 m
Wireless Channels4
Wireless Groups3
Slave Timing ModesNone
Power
Internal Power2 x AA
External Power Pack CompatibleNo
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera TerminalNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.5 x 3.6 x 2.8" / 64.6 x 91.7 x 71 mm
Weight6.7 oz / 190 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.63 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.15 x 3.45 x 2.4"

Canon EL-100 Reviews

Light, powerful and small

By Brent H
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

I needed a light for macro photography and these is perfect. The power up time is fast.

Comes in pretty handy

By Sharif
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-31

Compact, lightweight and bright enough for limited spaces. Very glad I got this.

The best option for lightweight travel

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

I've owned most of the Canon Speedlight models over the years. Today this is the best option if you are looking for a small and light solution. it's also quite cost effective, although one of the off-brand models is going to give more bang for the buck (at much higher weight). The EL-100 omits the typical control interface and information display, but modern bodies are able to drive Speedlights through their UI so this is not a big deal considering the saved space and cost.

Works great

By Harold
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-13

Easy to use works great

Perfect for Smaller Cameras

By Dale
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

I have a Canon EOS RP. It is one of the smallest full frame cameras out there, and I wanted a smallish flash to complement it. The EL-100 is perfect. It's only slightly bigger than the compact Canon EX90, but has much more capability in a very small package.

Good for a beginner

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

The right speed light for someone who hasn't used one before.

I love this little flash!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

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!

It has a purpose

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

The EL-100 is a pretty handy Speedlite. I do enjoy being able to use it as a master to control off camera strobes when I want to also use a small on camera flash instead of using something like the ST-E3-RT. The EL-100 is compact and very lightweight and works as advertised. It integrates seamlessly with my other Canon Speedlites. As an addition to other Speedlites it works very well. If I was looking just to have a single Speedlite, or even just a first Speedlite I think the 430 EX-iii RT would be a more capable choice.

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