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Canon Speedlite EL-5

Canon  |  SKU: 5654C002  |  UPC: 013803352238
$299.00 $399.00
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    Overview

    The Canon Speedlite EL-5 is a powerful and versatile flash that offers professional photographers the features they need to get great results. With a guide number of 60m/169.9ft @ 200mm, the EL-5 is perfect for illuminating even the most challenging subjects. The modeling lamp and high-capacity battery pack make it easy to see the effects of the flash and get long-lasting performance, while the fast recycling time ensures you won’t miss a beat. Whether you’re shooting portraits, nature, or action shots, the Speedlite EL-5 is the perfect choice for getting stunning results.

    A Performance Flash for Today’s Advanced Imagemaker

    The Canon Speedlite EL-5 is a high-powered flash that delivers some of the best features of the flagship Speedlite EL-1. With a built-in modeling light, impressive flash output range, and updated user interface controls, the Speedlite EL-5 is the ideal tool for elevating your flash photography. The Speedlite EL-5 is powered by the Canon LP-EL rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, which provides agility and versatility for working imagemakers or advanced photographers. With its intuitive controls and customization options, the Speedlite EL-5 is sure to take your photography to the next level.

    High-Speed Charging and Reliable Exposures

    With a high-speed charging system, this flash is designed to meet the needs of advanced image makers. The LP-EL rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack offers reduced recycle times, even when compared to the Speedlite 600EX II-RT using the CP-E4N battery pack. The EL-5 can recharge in just 1.2 seconds during full power sequences in Normal flash mode, and recharging in approx. 0.1 seconds2 at minimum power in Normal flash mode – it's a high-performance flash that can deliver stable flash output even during high action situations. At full power, it can be fired up to 95 continuous times or more!

    Versatile Flash Output

    With its extended flash output range of 1/1 to 1/1024th power, it's perfect for capturing deep depth of field scenes in dark environments, or fill-lighting to reduce shadows on your subject's face. And with a guide number of 60m/169.9ft @200mm (at approx. ISO 100), the Speedlite EL-5 is more than up for the challenge.

    Multi-Function Shoe Connection

    With the new digital connector at the bottom of the Speedlite EL-5’s Multi-function shoe “foot,” you get superior coordination between the camera and the flash unit compared to previous Canon Speedlites. This includes the “Menu direct” function, Customize button function, and Custom flash modes. Gold-plated terminals in the shoe improve connection quality, and the installation status is checked before starting communications, to ensure reliable connection to cameras such as the Canon EOS R3, R7, R10, and R6 Mark II.

    Custom Flash Modes C1, C2, C3

    With easy-to-use Custom Flash modes, you can instantly switch between registered settings, including E-TTL auto flash and Manual flash, to get the perfect exposure for every scene. Plus, individual values can be quickly adjusted to suit your changing needs. And with the ability to link C1, C2, and C3 at the flash to C1, C2, and C3 at the camera on compatible cameras, you can recall your favourite flash settings with just the push of a button. So whether you're shooting a bride and groom kissing on the alter or a backlit scene as they walk out of the church, the Canon Speedlite EL-5 has you covered. For complete creative freedom and convenience, there's nothing like it.

    Intuitive UI Design

    This flashgun sports a modern and refined look, with the same joystick, Select dial and LCD panel as the flagship Speedlite EL-1 – making it easy to use and adjust settings while shooting. Plus, with Camera-linked functions available through use of the “Speedlite menu direct button” in compatible EOS R-series camera’s “Customize Buttons” menu, you can easily access quick adjustments for an even more streamlined experience. Additionally, the high visibility LCD panel on the Speedlite EL-5 makes it easy to check settings and available battery life – even during high action situations.

    Modeling Lamp

    With a built-in LED modeling lamp, you can preview the effect of your flash to ensure that you get the perfect exposure. The brightness level can be set at five different levels, so you can control the amount of light that is outputted. Additionally, the off-camera Speedlite EL-5 Receiver unit's modeling lamps can now be activated and deactivated from a Sender Speedlite EL-5, making it easy to check the flash effect when using multiple Speedlites.

    Expanded App Controls

    The Canon Speedlite EL-5 is a wireless flash unit that can be controlled from a smartphone using the Canon Camera Connect app. This is an incredibly useful feature for photographers who want to be able to adjust their flash settings without having to physically touch the camera or flash unit. The app allows users to choose the placement and direction of each flash unit, and then adjust the light intensity to get the perfect shot.

    Dust and Moisture Resistance

    The Canon Speedlite EL-5 is a powerful and durable flash unit that is designed to withstand tough conditions. With its new rubber seal around the shoe locking mechanism, the EL-5 is dust and moisture-resistant, making it ideal for shooting in difficult environments. The exterior cover is also sealed to prevent dust and moisture from penetrating the unit body. This makes the EL-5 perfect for capturing great photos and videos in any situation.

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    Canon Speedlite EL-5

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    Overview

    The Canon Speedlite EL-5 is a powerful and versatile flash that offers professional photographers the features they need to get great results. With a guide number of 60m/169.9ft @ 200mm, the EL-5 is perfect for illuminating even the most challenging subjects. The modeling lamp and high-capacity battery pack make it easy to see the effects of the flash and get long-lasting performance, while the fast recycling time ensures you won’t miss a beat. Whether you’re shooting portraits, nature, or action shots, the Speedlite EL-5 is the perfect choice for getting stunning results.

    A Performance Flash for Today’s Advanced Imagemaker

    The Canon Speedlite EL-5 is a high-powered flash that delivers some of the best features of the flagship Speedlite EL-1. With a built-in modeling light, impressive flash output range, and updated user interface controls, the Speedlite EL-5 is the ideal tool for elevating your flash photography. The Speedlite EL-5 is powered by the Canon LP-EL rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, which provides agility and versatility for working imagemakers or advanced photographers. With its intuitive controls and customization options, the Speedlite EL-5 is sure to take your photography to the next level.

    High-Speed Charging and Reliable Exposures

    With a high-speed charging system, this flash is designed to meet the needs of advanced image makers. The LP-EL rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack offers reduced recycle times, even when compared to the Speedlite 600EX II-RT using the CP-E4N battery pack. The EL-5 can recharge in just 1.2 seconds during full power sequences in Normal flash mode, and recharging in approx. 0.1 seconds2 at minimum power in Normal flash mode – it's a high-performance flash that can deliver stable flash output even during high action situations. At full power, it can be fired up to 95 continuous times or more!

    Versatile Flash Output

    With its extended flash output range of 1/1 to 1/1024th power, it's perfect for capturing deep depth of field scenes in dark environments, or fill-lighting to reduce shadows on your subject's face. And with a guide number of 60m/169.9ft @200mm (at approx. ISO 100), the Speedlite EL-5 is more than up for the challenge.

    Multi-Function Shoe Connection

    With the new digital connector at the bottom of the Speedlite EL-5’s Multi-function shoe “foot,” you get superior coordination between the camera and the flash unit compared to previous Canon Speedlites. This includes the “Menu direct” function, Customize button function, and Custom flash modes. Gold-plated terminals in the shoe improve connection quality, and the installation status is checked before starting communications, to ensure reliable connection to cameras such as the Canon EOS R3, R7, R10, and R6 Mark II.

    Custom Flash Modes C1, C2, C3

    With easy-to-use Custom Flash modes, you can instantly switch between registered settings, including E-TTL auto flash and Manual flash, to get the perfect exposure for every scene. Plus, individual values can be quickly adjusted to suit your changing needs. And with the ability to link C1, C2, and C3 at the flash to C1, C2, and C3 at the camera on compatible cameras, you can recall your favourite flash settings with just the push of a button. So whether you're shooting a bride and groom kissing on the alter or a backlit scene as they walk out of the church, the Canon Speedlite EL-5 has you covered. For complete creative freedom and convenience, there's nothing like it.

    Intuitive UI Design

    This flashgun sports a modern and refined look, with the same joystick, Select dial and LCD panel as the flagship Speedlite EL-1 – making it easy to use and adjust settings while shooting. Plus, with Camera-linked functions available through use of the “Speedlite menu direct button” in compatible EOS R-series camera’s “Customize Buttons” menu, you can easily access quick adjustments for an even more streamlined experience. Additionally, the high visibility LCD panel on the Speedlite EL-5 makes it easy to check settings and available battery life – even during high action situations.

    Modeling Lamp

    With a built-in LED modeling lamp, you can preview the effect of your flash to ensure that you get the perfect exposure. The brightness level can be set at five different levels, so you can control the amount of light that is outputted. Additionally, the off-camera Speedlite EL-5 Receiver unit's modeling lamps can now be activated and deactivated from a Sender Speedlite EL-5, making it easy to check the flash effect when using multiple Speedlites.

    Expanded App Controls

    The Canon Speedlite EL-5 is a wireless flash unit that can be controlled from a smartphone using the Canon Camera Connect app. This is an incredibly useful feature for photographers who want to be able to adjust their flash settings without having to physically touch the camera or flash unit. The app allows users to choose the placement and direction of each flash unit, and then adjust the light intensity to get the perfect shot.

    Dust and Moisture Resistance

    The Canon Speedlite EL-5 is a powerful and durable flash unit that is designed to withstand tough conditions. With its new rubber seal around the shoe locking mechanism, the EL-5 is dust and moisture-resistant, making it ideal for shooting in difficult environments. The exterior cover is also sealed to prevent dust and moisture from penetrating the unit body. This makes the EL-5 perfect for capturing great photos and videos in any situation.

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