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Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash#4571C009

A professional flash that delivers absolute reliability and blistering performance, so you’ll always be ready for that critical moment


  • Advanced battery boosts speed, performance and reliability
  • Fast 0.1-0.9sec¹ recycle times, 335 flashes on a full charge, guide number of 60 m
  • Down to 1/1892 power⁵, built in modelling lamp and wireless multi-flash control

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Guaranteed compatibility with:

  • EOS-1D X Mark III
  • EOS R5
  • EOS 5DS
  • EOS 5DS R
  • EOS 5D Mark IV

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  • Advanced battery boosts speed, performance and reliability
  • Fast 0.1-0.9sec¹ recycle times, 335 flashes on a full charge, guide number of 60 m
  • Down to 1/1892 power⁵, built in modelling lamp and wireless multi-flash control

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Fast, precise and dependable, the Speedlite EL-1 delivers the performance pros need when the pressure is on, with a 0.9 sec recycle time to full power. Perfect for red-carpet events and weddings, as well as photojournalists looking for speed and reliability. The EL-1’s next-level performance is underpinned by an advanced Li-ion battery and internal active cooling for up to 170 full-power flashes in a continuous burst². A guide number³ of 60 m lights up distant subjects and large groups and a 24-200mm zoom head matches the light coverage to the lens you’re using. A 14mm wide-angle diffuser is also included. The EL-1 is water- and dust-resistant and a charge indicator lets you know when it’s time to change battery. The EL-1 can also be fired off-camera with optical or radio-frequency triggers.


  • Always ready for the next shot, with fast 0.1-0.9 sec¹ recycle times and the ability to fire up to 170 full-power flashes in a continuous burst²
  • A high-performance LP-EL battery gives up to 335 full power flashes on a single charge and can be conveniently charged with a standard LC-E6 / LC-E6E battery charger
  • An accurate battery-charge level indicator⁴ tells you when you need to swap or recharge your power source
  • A redesigned menu system and intuitive joystick-style control make it simple to change settings, even when you’re under pressure
  • Flash Exposure memory combines the convenience of TTL Auto flash with consistency of manual flash mode
  • 24-200mm zoom head matches the coverage of light to the lens you’re using, plus a built in 14mm wide angle panel and the EL-1’s bounce head can point 120 degrees to the rear to help you bounce light off walls behind you
  • A dual-LED modelling lamp is built in to the EL-1, letting you predict where shadows and reflections will fall when you shoot a picture
  • Flash can be varied from full power to 1/8192 power⁵ for intricate controllability
  • Fire off-camera flash with a radio transmitter, optical flash trigger, or a camera mounted Speedlite. Multi-flash systems can comprise of up to 16 Speedlites in up to five groups
  • The EL-1 has a guide number of 60 m, letting you light up large groups and distant subjects with ease³
  • Optional CP-E4N battery pack reduces recycle times even further and boosts the number of flashes from a single charge
  • Weather resistant construction protects against dust and moisture, just as in our L-Series lenses, giving you the confidence to shoot in all conditions
  • Complete with protective soft case, mini stand, colour filters and bounce adaptor

What's in the box

  • Speedlite EL-1
  • Speedlite case
  • Battery Pack LP-EL
  • Battery Charger LC-E6E
  • AC Cable
  • Mini stand
  • Bounce Adapter SBA-EL
  • Colour Filter SCF-ELOR1
  • Colour Filter SCF-ELOR2
  • User Manual Kit


  • EOS-1D X Mark III
  • EOS R5
  • EOS 5DS
  • EOS 5DS R
  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EOS R6
  • EOS R
  • EOS Ra
  • EOS RP
  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • EOS 7D II
  • EOS 90D
  • EOS 850D
  • EOS 250D
  • EOS 2000D⁶
  • EOS 1300D⁶
  • EOS 4000D⁶
  • EOS M5⁶
  • EOS M6 Mark II⁶
  • EOS M50⁶
  • EOS-1D X Mark II
  • PowerShot G1 X Mark III
  • PowerShot G3 X
  • PowerShot G5 X
  • EOS R3
  • EOS R7
  • EOS R10
  • EOS R6 Mark II
  • EOS R50
  • EOS R8
  • EOS R100


  • Fast 0.1-0.9 sec¹ recycle times - Always ready, with up to 170 full-power flashes in a burst²

  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery - Consistent, reliable performance with up to 335 shots at full power

  • Guide number³ 60 m - Light up distant subjects and large groups

  • Weather-resistant construction - 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

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For a full list of specifications and disclaimers, please visit https://www.canon.co.uk/cameras/speedlite-flash-el-1/specifications/

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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 150-200 mm).

³ Guide number 60 measured for meters at ISO 100 and 200 mm 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.

⁶ Not fully compatible with all functions using Radio Transmission

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