Fast, precise and completely dependable – the EL-1 delivers the kind of performance that professional photographers demand when the pressure is on. Advanced technologies let you get more creative than ever when using flash.
Be ready for anything. Super-fast 0.1-0.9 sec1 recycle times mean bursts of up to 170 full-power flashes2, plus high speed bursts at lower power levels are also possible.
A high-performance LP-EL battery powers the EL-1’s blisteringly fast shooting speeds and shot-to-shot reliability. Expect up to 2345 flashes from a single charge. An accurate battery level indicator4 lets you know when it’s time to recharge or replace your power source.
When the pressure’s on, you can count on the EL-1 to deliver. It’s guide number of 60m3 is backed up by the same degree of dust and water resistance as our L-Series lenses. An active cooling system prevents overheating, so you can shoot for longer.
Light your subject from anywhere in the scene, controlling the EL-1 wirelessly with a radio or optical trigger. Use multiple Speedlites together (as individual units or groups) for highly creative lighting.
A built-in bi-colour LED modelling light lets you see where and how the EL-1’s flash output will look, and preview where shadows will fall. Manual flash output can be varied between full and 1/8192 power5.
1 1/8192 to 1/1 power charging time required for firing.
2 At 23 degrees C, with the fan set to ON, and before reaching flash firing restriction Level 1, with no flash adapters fitted (bursts up to 160 full power flashes with the flash zoomed from 150-200mm)
3 Guide number 60 measured for meters at ISO 100 and 200mm zoom head setting.
4 Indicates the remaining capacity of the internal battery only, not external power sources
5 Minimum flash output is 1/128 for high-speed sync or optical wireless transmission.
Fast 0.1-0.9 sec1 recycle times
Always ready with up to 170 full power flashes2 in a burst
Rechargeable Li-ion battery
Consistent, reliable performance with up to 335 shots at full power
Guide number 60m3
Light up distant subjects and large groups
Work confidently in poor conditions
Active cooling system
Shoot for longer without overheating
Wide range of power levels
From full to 1/8192 power5, for maximum flexibility
Accurate battery level indicator4
So you’ll know when to replace or recharge a battery
Built-in LED modelling light
With colour temperature and brightness controls
Specially designed for Canon Speedlites, the LP-EL is able to quickly discharge large currents and has a capacity of 1920mAh.
Charges compatible Canon LP-E6 series and the LP-EL batteries.
Improves flash recycle times and increases the number of flashes with compatible Speedlites - uses Battery Magazine CPM-E4 with 8 x AA batteries.
Fire compatible radio-frequency Speedlite flashguns over distances of up to 30m.
Fire compatible Speedlites with wireless optical receivers at up to 10m outdoors / 15 indoors.
Position your flash away from the camera for creative lighting and full E-TTL control with compatible cameras.