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Canon Speedlite EL-1

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Canon Speedlite EL-1
Key Features
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Transmission
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-200mm
Power, connectivity, and reliability, the Canon Speedlite EL-1 is an on-camera E-TTL / E-TTL II-compatible flash characterized by its flexibility to suit a variety of lighting needs. Featuring a xenon flashtube, greater exposure stability is possible along with a powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and versatile exposure control from full 1/1 power down to 1/8192 power. Also distinct, the EL-1 utilizes the LP-EL rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack to promote shorter recycle times of around 0.9 sec, approximately 335 flashes per charge, and it contributes to improved thermal management and the flash's active cooling system.
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Can you power this flash with rechargeable AA ...

Can you power this flash with rechargeable AA batteries?
Asked by: Jeff
The Canon Speedlite EL-1 does not work with AA batteries; it works with the Canon LP-EL Lithium-Ion Battery Pack.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2024-04-02

Can it be remotely triggered using the Pocket ...

Can it be remotely triggered using the Pocket wizard Plus lll?
Asked by: Raul
Yes you can but you would need another pocket wizard to connect to the sync port on the Canon EL-1, but then you can trigger it remotely with the Pocket Wizard Plus III.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2023-10-04

Canon wireless

Canon wireless
Asked by: Mark
Yes, if you use the Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT (Ver. 2) on the hot shot of a canon camera you could use this flash off camera as long as the camera shoe is 5 pin. The new multifunction hot shoes may require an adapter.
Answered by: Rachael B
Date published: 2023-09-20

how much power does it have? is higher than the ...

how much power does it have? is higher than the 600EX?
Asked by: Juan Manuel
Its guide number is virtually equal to 600EX II. Canon also disclosed that EL-1 is rated at 76 Ws.
Answered by: Vladyslav
Date published: 2022-10-15

Do you need a StE3rt with the eos r5 or 6 for ...

Do you need a StE3rt with the eos r5 or 6 for this flash to work?
Asked by: Sam
Yes an ST-E3-RT would be needed while set to wireless mode on the EOS R5/R6.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-07-18

I use a godox S-style mount for my speedlights ...

I use a godox S-style mount for my speedlights with elinchrom modifiers - will this fit or is it too big?
Asked by: Glenn
So I bought the el-1, and as I suspected, the head is too big for the S-type bracket, at least the old style made for Elinchrom. They now have a new version, but it only works with bowens mounts. Once again, I cant tell whether the new mount would fit; and if it did, Id need some adapter to go from bowens to elinchrom.
Answered by: Glenn
Date published: 2022-10-13

Im NEW to this. Does this amazing flash really ...

Im NEW to this. Does this amazing flash really require a separate purchase of an external battery power bank? or are the rechargeable batteries good enough to get by with, provided we bring 2 or 3 with us on-site?
Asked by: Jimmy
Unfortunately, you've not given us enough information to go on to properly assess your battery/power requirements. The Canon EL-1 speedlight's rechargeable LP-EL battery lasts 335 shots at full power. Depending on your requirements, you might require a few extra batteries to last the day/event.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-05-22

I just bought a quantem turbo battery pack for ...

I just bought a quantem turbo battery pack for this light. Is it supposed to power the flash without a battery in the flash? Or must there always be a batter in the flash, too?
Asked by: Jimmy
Yes, you need the keep a battery inside the Canon Speedlite EL-1 when using an external battery pack.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2022-07-10
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