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PRODUCT INFO

Compatible Cameras Type-A EOS cameras (E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash)
Flash Coverage (Focal length; for 35mm full-frame)
14mm Wide Panel: Manual
* Not compatible with EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye or EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM shoot-ing angles of view
24mm

Zoom

A: Auto
Flash coverage is set automatically, accounting for [Auto zoom for sensor size] and [Light distribution] settings at the lens focal length.
M: Manual
Flash coverage is set manually
[Auto zoom for sensor size] and [Light distribution] settings are not taken into account.

28mm
35mm
50mm
70mm
80mm
105mm
135mm
200mm
Guide Number
The Guide No. is approximately 46.3 ft./14m at ISO 100.
- When the extendable wide panel is pulled out, the flash coverage is 14mm.
The maximum Guide No. is approximately 196.9 ft./60m at ISO 100 and 200mm flash coverage.
- When the extendable wide panel is pulled out, the flash coverage is 14mm.
Maximum Energy
76Ws
Flash Modes (Exposure Control Modes)
Flash Mode Flash ExposureCompensation FEB FE Lock Wireless
Radio
Transmission
Optical
Transmission
  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
        Yes Yes
        Yes Yes
  Yes Yes   Yes*²  
           
  Yes Yes Yes    
  Yes Yes Yes* Yes  

* 1: Set automatically when the camera shooting mode is set to Basic Zone modes.
* 2: Only Group firing is available.
* 3: Can only be set when the Speedlite is used as a sender in radio transmission wireless operation.
* 4: Only groups set to E-TTL II / E-TTL autoflash.
Flash Exposure Compensation
±3 stops, in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop*¹ increments.
* The Speedlite's flash exposure compensation takes precedence if flash exposure compensation is performed by both the Speedlite and the camera. Users who prefer to enable flash exposure compensation by the camera should set flash exposure compensation by the Speedlite to 0.
* 1: Corresponds to exposure level increments on the camera.
FEB
±3 stops, in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop*¹ increments.
* FEB is automatically deactivated after three shots.
* Can be used with flash exposure compensation and FE lock.
* 1: Corresponds to exposure level increments on the camera.
FE Lock
Supported
FE Memory
Supported
Stores the flash output of E-TTL II / E-TTL autoflash and automatically sets the stored output level if users switch the flash mode to manual flash.
* Flash output may vary slightly between E-TTL autoflash and manual flash.

Colors may vary between E-TTL autoflash and manual flash under the following conditions:
* When the color temperature of the Speedlite light differs greatly from that of ambient lighting and flash exposure compensation is set toward the negative end.
* When E-TTL balance is set to (Ambience priority).

Differences in colors between E-TTL autoflash and manual flash may be reduced by taking one of the follow steps:
* Using the provided color filter.
* Setting white balance to an option other than AWB.

0: Off Disabled
1: On Enabled
2: On / Mode ETTL - M Enabled/ One-touch switching between E-TTL autoflash and manual flash
Number of Flashes
Approx. 3352,345 flashes.
* With a fully charged Battery Pack LP-EL.
* Based on Canon Testing Standards.
Recharge Time
Power Supply Recharge Time (approx.) Flash count
(approx.)
Normal Flash Quick Flash
Flash Power Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max.
Speedlite EL-1 0.1 sec. 0.9 sec. 01. sec. 0.8 sec. 335 2345
Speedlite EL-1
+ CP-E4N (AA/LR6 Alkaline batteries)
0.1 sec. 0.6 sec. 01. sec. 0.5 sec. 560 3920
Speedlite EL-1
+ CP-E4N (AA/LR6 Ni-MH batteries)
0.1 sec. 0.4 sec. 01. sec. 0.35 sec. 680 4760
* Based on Canon Testing Standards
Flash Range
Effective flash range with EF 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100 (Light distibution: Standard)
  1. Normal Flash: Approx. 1.685.6 ft./0.526.1m
  2. Quick Flash (Flash-ready lamp: blinking): Approx. 1.652.5 ft./0.516.0m
  3. High-speed Sync (at 1/250 sec. shutter speed): Approx. 1.645.3 ft./0.513.8m
AF Assist Beam
System:
Infrared AF-assist beam

Compatible AF System:-
TTL second image formation phase-difference AF
Supporting 1191 AF points (28mm or longer focal length)

Phase-difference AF during viewfinder shooting

Effective Range (Approx.):
At center: 2.032.8 ft./0.610.0m
At periphery: 2.016.4 ft./0.65.0m
Modeling Lamp
Brightness*¹ Manual setting: 1 (Low) to 5 (High) *Default setting: 5 (High)
Color temperatue*¹ Manual setting: 1 (Orange) to 5 (White) *Default setting: 1 (Orange)
On Illuminated in response to the following operations
Pressing the button
Pressing the shutter button halfway twice (with C.Fn-18 set to 1).
Off Off under the following conditions
Releasing the shutter button
Pressing the button
Pressing the shutter button halfway twice (with C.Fn-18 set to 1)
Timer: 5 min. / 30 min. / Unlimited (can be changed in P.Fn-09)
*1: set in P.Fn-08

Higher LED temperatue from prolonged illumination triggers the following safety functions
Temperature in-crease LCD Panel Modeling Lamp Operation
Icon display Illumination
Level 1 On Modeling lamp brightness is lowered one level, if at the maximum level
Level 2 Blinking
(2 Hz)
Modeling lamp is turned off
Wireless Settings
Sender Supported
*Secondary and additional units serve as sub-senders and display a SUB SENDER icon.
* Sub-senders cannot be remotely controlled by a receiver unit
Receiver Supported
Communication Functions
Compliance standards IEEE 802.15.4, ARIB STD-T66
Communication method Primary modulation: OQPAK Secondary modulation: DS-SS
Transmission frequency 2405-2475 MHz
Channel Channel 1-15 Setting:
Auto / Manual
Wireless radio ID 0000 to 9999
Setting: Manual
Transmission range*¹*² Approx. 98.4 ft. / 30 m
Groups Up to 5 groups (A-E)
* Sender units are set to Group A
Number of possible units for communication Up to 16 units of senders and receivers in total
Max. sender units Up to 15
* Secondary and additional units serve as sub-senders
Max. receiver units Up to 15
* 1: Without any obstructions between senders and receivers, and without radio interference from other devices.
* 2: Transmission range may be shorter depending on factors such as how units are arranged, the surrounding environment, and weather conditions.
Transmission Status Display
Transmission status Display lamp LCD Panel
Sender Receiver
Connected Yes Yes On (in green) Sender,
Receiver
Not Connected 0.1 sec. 0.9 sec. Off Sender,
Receiver
Too many units/Error 0.1-0.6
sec.
  Blinking at 2 Hz
(green)
Sender,
Receiver
Sub-sender 0.1-0.4
sec.
  On (in green) Sub Sender
Confirmation of linked shooting Yes   On (in green) RELEASE
Wireless Firing Control
Wireless firing control via radio transmission
Flash Mode E-TTL II / E-TTL autoflash
Manual flash
Stroboscopic flash
Group firing E-TTL II / E-TTL autoflash
Manual flash
Auto external flash metering
E-TTL II / ETTL autoflash details
ALL
A:B
A:B+C
Manual flash details


ALL Flash ratio seting: 1/8192*¹*² to 1/1
A+B Flash output seting: 1/8192*¹*² to 1/1
A+B+C Flash output seting: 1/8192*¹*² to 1/1

* 1: Minimum of 1/128 for high-speed sync.
* 2: Speedlites that do not support a minimum flash output of 1/8192 use their minimum flash output instead.
Stroboscopic flash details
Flash count 1-100
Flash frequency 1-500 Hz
ALL Flash ratio seting: 1/8192 to 1/4
A+B Flash output seting: 1/8192 to 1/4
A+B+C Flash output seting: 1/8192 to 1/4
Group firing details
Enables separate configuration of flash firing control conditions 1-3 below for each groups (A, B, C, D, E), to combine multiple methods of flash firing control.
  1. E-TTL II / E-TTL autoflash
  2. Manual flash
  3. Auto external flash metering
For all flash output set for groups A-E above, the same flash exposure compensation can be set.
* Flash exposure compensation ±3 stops
Test flash
Available (Sender/Receiver)
Modeling flash
Available (Sender/Receiver)
Modeling lamp
Available (Sender only)
Remote control from a receiver
Functions on sender units that can be controlled remotely from receiver units:
Remote release
Test flash
Modeling flash
* Sub-senders cannot be controlled remotely
Communication functions
Compliance method Optical pulses
Channel Channel 1-4
Transmission range (approx.) From front of flash head
Indoors: 2.3 - 49.2 ft. / 0.7 - 15 m.
Outdoors: 2.3 - 32.8 ft. / 0.7 - 10 m.
Reception angle (approx.) Horizontally: 45°
Upward: 27°, Downward: 20°
Groups Up to 3 groups (A-C)
Max. sender units Unlimited
Max. receiver units Unlimited
Wireless settings
Sender Supported
Receiver Supported
Individual receiver Supported
Wireless

 

Overview of optical wireless firing control
Sender flash firing On: Fires as Group A
Channel 1-4
OFF: Does not fire.
* Firing (optical transmission) to control receivers may be visible in shots.
Flash mode E-TTL II / E-TTL autoflash
Manual flash
Stroboscopic flash
E-TTL II / E-TTL autoflash details
ALL Flash metering control of all groups (A, B, C) as if they were a single flash unit.
Flash exposure compensation: ±3 stops
A:B Flash metering control to obtain the flash ratio set for groups A and B.
Flash ratio setting: 8:1 to 1:8
Flash exposure compensation: ±3 stops
A:B+C (1) Flash metering control to obtainv the flash ratio set for groups A and B
Flash ratio setting: 8:1 to 1:8
(2) Flash metering control of group C as if it were a single flash unit
Flash exposure compensation: ±3 stops
The same flash exposure compensation can be set for (1) and (2) above
Flash exposure compensation: ±3 stops
Manual Flash Details
ALL Flash ratio seting: 1/8192*¹*² to 1/1
A+B Flash ratio seting: 1/8192*¹*² to 1/1
A+B+C Flash ratio seting: 1/8192*¹*² to 1/1

* 1: Minimum of 1/128 for high-speed sync.
* 2: Speedlites that do not support a minimum flash output of 1/8192 use their minimum flash output instead.
Stroboscopic Flash Details
Flash count 1-100
Flash frequency 1-500 Hz
ALL Flash ratio seting: 1/8192 to 1/4
A+B Flash output seting: 1/8192 to 1/4
A+B+C Flash output seting: 1/8192 to 1/4
Individual Receiver Details
Manual Flash Flash output setting: 1/8192 to 1/1
Stroboscopic
flash
Flash output setting: 1/8192 to 1/4
Flash count: 1-100
Flash frequencey: 1-199Hz
Test Flash
Available (Sender/Receiver)
Modeling Flash
Available (Sender/Receiver)
Modeling Lamp
Available (Sender only)
Linked Functions
Supports linked shooting with automatic shutter release of up to 16 cameras (sender:1, receivers:15) linked to shutter release on the sender camaera.
*Shooting is not simultaneous, because receiver cameras shoot slightly afterthe sender camera shutter release timing.
Type
Reflective memory LCD (normally black)
Size
Approx. 1.89(H) x 1.04(V) in.
Display formation
Dot-matrix display
Dot Count
Approx. 56,000 dots (320x176)
Power Source
Battery Pack LP-EL
*AA/LR6 Alkaline Batteries and Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.
Battery Charger
Battery Charger LC-E6/LC-E6E
Car Battery Charger CBC-E6
External Power Source
Supported
*Optional - Supports CP-E4N Battery Pack
PC Terminal
Supported
Modeling Lamp Illumination Time
Approx. 3 hr 20 min. Continously
*With P.Rn-09 set to [2], and using a fully charged Battery Pack LP-EL
Dust-and-Water Resistance
Supported
*Water-resistant performance to EOS-1D series
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 3.32" x 5.87" x 5.37"
Weight (Approx.)
20.18 oz (Body Only)
24.23 oz (Body and Battery)
Light Distribution
Set in C.Fn-21
0: Standard A light distribution setting that balances light distribution and the guide number.
1: Guide number priority Prioritizes illumination at the center of the screen, the periphery may be dark.
2: Light distribution priority Light distribution that reduces peripheral darkness.
Custom Functions
Function Number Setting
C.Fn-00: Distance indicator display 0 m (display in meters)
1 ft. (display in feet)
C.Fn-01: Auto power off 0 ON (90 sec.)
1 OFF
C.Fn-02: Modeling flash 0 Depth-of-field preview button
1 Test flash button
2 DOF/Test flash button
3 OFF
C.Fn-03: FEB auto cancel 0 ON
1 OFF
C.Fn-04: FEB sequence 0 0 -> - -> +
1 _->0-> +
C.Fn-08: AF-assist beam firing 0 ON
1 OFF
C.Fn-10: Receiver auto power off timer 0 60 min.
1 10 min.
C.Fn-11: Receiver auto power off timer 0 Within 8 hours
1 Within 1 hour
C.Fn-12: Flash recycle with external power 0 External and internal pwer
1 External power only
C.Fn-13: Flash exposure compensation setting 0 Button and dial
1 Direct setting with the dial
C.Fn-18: Modeling lamp lit 0 with lamp button
1 Press the shutter button halfway twice
*Lamp button can also be used
C.Fn-21: Light distribution 0 Standard
1 Guide number priority
2 Even coverage
C.Fn-22: LCD panel illumination 0 Stay on for 12 sec. after operation
1 Disable panel illumination
2 Illumination always on
C.Fn-23: Receiver charge confirmation 0 AF-assist beam blinking and flash-ready lamp
1 Flash-ready lamp
Personal Functions
9 Functions
Function Number Setting
P.Fn-01: AF-assist beam emission method 0 Infrared
1 Emmitting small series of flashes
P.Fn-02: Quick flash 0 ON
1 OFF
P.Fn-03: Flash firing during linked shooting 0 OFF
1 ON
P.Fn-04: Change settings with the direct dial operation 0 OFF
1 ON
P.Fn-05: FE memory 0 OFF
1 ON
2 ON / MODE: ETTL<-> M
P.Fn-06: Beep 0 ON
1 OFF
P.Fn-07: Fan 0 ON
1 OFF
P.Fn-08: Modeling lamp (brightness, color)   Brightness: 5 levels
  Color: 5 levels
P.Fn-09: Modeling lamp (lit time) 0 5 min.
1 30 min.
2 Unlimited

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Title Firmware Notice: Speedlite EL-1 Firmware Version 1.0.2
Advisory Type Firmware Notice
Date 03.30.23

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