Canon Delays Release And Shipping Of Speedlite EL-5 (to Summer 2023)

Canon Speedlite EL-5

It seems that we have to wait a bit longer for the new Canon Speedlite EL-5. At least until Summer 2023.

At a glance:

  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Transmission
  • Guide Number: 197′ at ISO 100 and 200mm
  • Runs on LP-EL Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Modeling Lamp; Multi-Function Shoe
  • Zoom Range: 24-200mm (14mm with Panel)
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-1.2 Seconds
  • Extended Control from 1/1 to 1/1024
  • Joystick, Dial, and High-Definition LCD
  • Remote Control with Camera Connect App
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction

It already was delayed, and foreseen to ship in March 2023. Now it’s Summer 2023. Canon Japan statement:

Notice of postponement of release of Speedlite EL-5

Regarding the Speedlite EL-5, which was announced on November 2, 2022 and was scheduled to be released in March 2023, due to production reasons, we are unable to prepare a sufficient supply for the launch. , We have decided to postpone the release to around the summer of 2023.

We would like to inform you and sincerely apologize.

Scheduled release date

(Before change) Scheduled to be released in March 2023
(After change) Scheduled to be released around summer 2023

We will announce the information about the release schedule in early June.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers who are waiting, but we will do our best to prepare for the release, so we ask for your continued patronage.

We will keep you posted. Description after the break.

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More Unreleased Canon Gear Appears At Certification Authority (Speedlite EL-10?)

Speedlite El-10

More unreleased Canon gear appears at a Russian certification authority. Yesterday it was about three lenses, today it is about a new Canon Speedlite.

The new Canon Speedlite has the internal code DS401243. We think it might be the already rumored Speedlite EL-10. This new Speedlite flash would sit between the EL-1 ($1,099 )and EL-100 (currently discounted to $129), would make a lot of sense.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

[via Nokishita]

Canon Unveils New Speedlite Trasmitter Canon ST-E3-RT (version 2)

Canon ST-E3-RT

Canon released a new Speedlite transmitter, the Canon ST-E3-RT (version 2).

At a glance:

  • Wireless Rear Curtain Synchronization
  • 5 Groups or 15 Speedlites, Range: 98.4′
  • 8 Custom Functions, 3 Personal Function
  • LCD Information Panel, Backlit Controls

Preorders for the Canon ST-E3-RT (version 2) are available at $299 at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon press release:

Canon updates its popular Speedlite Transmitter, with the new ST-E3-RT(Ver.2)

London, UK, 04 February 2021 – Canon Europe today announces the ST-E3-RT(Ver.2) – an update of the popular ST-E3-RT transmitter. Enabling wireless flash synchronisation and multiple control of Speedlites – positioned up to 30m away – this new transmitter gives professionals greater creative freedom in both a studio and natural environment. It supports key features of the recently introduced Speedlite EL-1 and also enables new capabilities when using previously launched RT Speedlites – including wireless (radio) second-curtain synchronisation.

Other new features of the ST-E3-RT(Ver.2) include support for the Speedlite EL-1’s low-power 1/8192 micro flash, and for photographers who use manual flash, the transmitter boasts a new FE Memory mode.

High-quality, flexible capture

Through introducing radio wireless transmission and second-curtain synchronisation, the ST-E3-RT(Ver.2) releases the flash at the end of a long exposure. As a result, it helps photographers produce natural looking images when capturing moving subjects. The ST-E3-RT(Ver.2) offers this feature as a new wireless option, giving users flexibility in a range of shooting scenarios.

When shooting with a large aperture and/or high ISO speed, the flash level can often overpower the subject and scene. This forces the photographer to change settings or set up, ultimately losing the look they desired. When partnered with the Speedlite EL-1, the transmitter’s 1/8192 micro flash adds beautifully subtle nuances of light without disrupting the atmosphere and ambient light reflected on set. This feature is perfect for fashion and portrait photographers looking to capture scenes with a natural atmosphere.

Building on the original transmitter’s flexible qualities, the ST-E3-RT (Ver.2) supports FE Memory – offering a quicker and more convenient manual flash set up. Alleviating the need for multiple test shots, professionals now have the option to perform an initial shot in E-TTL mode, capturing the E-TTL flash settings. Users can then switch the Speedlites to manual flash to allow for manual adjustments where needed – all whilst retaining the original E-TTL settings.

Maximising product life span

Canon Europe plans to offer a chargeable service update for existing ST-E3-RT users to include the new additional features and capabilities of the ST-E3-RT (Ver.2). Further information and dates of this service update will be announced later.

A New Canon Speedlite Might Be On Its Way (the Canon Speedlite EL-10)

Canon Speedlite El-10

Back In October 2020 Canon announced a new flagship Speedlite, the Canon Speedlite EL-1.

The flagship Speedlite has a flagship price. Good that a new rumor has it that Canon might soon release a more affordable yet new Speedlite flash: the Canon Speedlite EL-10.

The Canon Speedlite El-10 should be announced sometime in 2021, our bet is Q1 or Q2. No specifications so far, expect that it might be possible to use it with rechargeable batteries.

A Speedlite flash between the EL-1 ($1,099 )and EL-100 (currently discounted to $99) would make a lot of sense. Expect this rumor to become reality.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Announces Speedlite EL-1 Flash (updated interface, new creative options)

Canon Speedlite El-1

Canon announced the Canon Speedlite EL-1 flash.

Preorder are available starting at $1,099 at B&H Photo | Adorama

Worlwide preorder:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

Canon press release:

Photographers: Expand Your Creativity and Versatility to Another Dimension with New Speedlite EL-1

MELVILLE, NY, October 14, 2020As a photographer, the equipment you invest in needs to measure up to the standards you set forth as a creator. In the true spirit of exemplary creativity, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Speedlite EL-1. This new generation professional speedlight provides higher performance and reliability unlike ever before, in comparison to previous models, with a new rechargeable Li-ion battery and newly designed user-friendly interface.

“As an extended form of expression, we understand that integrating a flash into your photography is an art form, and having the right equipment to meet your artistic demands is imperative to client service,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “We’re excited to bring the Speedlite EL-1 into our product catalog which continues to offer photographers, who are experts in their field, the right high-quality professional imaging tools of the trade.”

The Canon Speedlite EL-1 works seamlessly with EOS cameras and is ideal for any photographer who works in portrait, still-life, wedding or in-studio photography. It’s also a resourceful tool for those photographers who work for news agencies, red carpet events or entertainment reporters. Its durability and reliability are at the core of the newest features, which include:

  • A powerful rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack providing high speed recycle and increase in number of flashes while utilizing the Canon LC-E6 battery charger
  • An increased continuous firing number of approximately 170 thanks to a new active cooling system
  • Wireless second-curtain sync
  • New joystick, FE one-touch memory, LED modeling lamp and user interface display design
  • A high-durability Xenon glass flash tube to provide higher accuracy and durability of the flash head

Additionally, the Speedlite EL-1 provides an expanded power range for versatility of exposure with “micro flash” minimum flash output as low as 1/8192 power, a zoom flash head that covers a wide focal length range of 24-200mm, bounce angle expanded to 120° and the same level of weather-sealing comparable with the EOS-1D camera series. Also included are two color filters and a bounce adapter for additional lighting control making the EL-1 a strong addition to the evolving catalog of Canon Speedlite flashes.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon Speedlite EL-1 is scheduled to be available for in-store purchase in February 2021 at an estimated retail price of $1,099.00*.

For more information, and the full list of product specifications, visit

Canon Speedlite EL-1 Specifications Leak Ahead Of Announcement

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT

After the Canon EOS M50Mark II product brochure leak, here is the Canon Speedlite EL-1 product brochure leak.

Marketing material for the upcoming Canon Speedlite EL-1 leaked over the web. Please note that the text below is machine translated.

Stabilization of light emission amount and improvement of continuous light emission performance

  • By adopting a newly developed highly durable xenon tube, it suppresses variations in the amount of light emitted and realizes stable light emission.
  • Equipped with a newly developed active cooling system that uses a blower fan and glass panel. Circulating air inside the strobe
  • Suppresses the temperature rise of the heat spot. Heat resistance is improved by combining with a highly durable xenon tube, and the number of continuous light emission is about 160 times.

Minimal emission of 1/8192

  • By adopting a newly developed xenon tube and improving the accuracy of light emission control, stable minute light emission of at least 1/8192 is realized during manual light emission.
  • The setting range for manual flash has been expanded from 1/128 to 1/8192, expanding the range of use for high-sensitivity shooting. Handheld strobe
  • It enables new shooting expressions in scenes that require delicate light, such as when shooting portraits against a starry sky with ultra-high sensitivity.

Comfortable strobe shooting with the adoption of a new lithium-ion battery

  • By adopting a large-capacity lithium-ion battery LP-EL capable of discharging a large current and newly designing a charging circuit, strobe charging is completed after light emission.
  • Achieves high-speed charging with a charging time of approximately 0.1 to 0.9 seconds. Speedlite EL-1 alone, “Speedlite 600EX II RT” and external power supply
  • Faster charging is possible than when using the combination of the battery pack “CP-E4N”.
  • Achieves 1/1 light emission of about 335 times when fully charged. It can also be used for mass shooting over a long period of time. Compact battery pack “CP-E4N”
  • By using in combination with, it achieves about 680 times of light emission at 1/1 light emission.
  • For the first time as a Canon external strobe, it supports battery level display. Easy-to-understand battery replacement timing, battery
  • Exchange can be done efficiently.
  • Adopts the same battery charger “LC-E6” as cameras such as “EOS R5”.

Full basic performance and excellent operability

  • Achieves a large amount of light emission with a maximum guide number of approximately 60. In addition, the strobe light irradiation angle corresponds to the focal length of the lens, 24-200 mm. Built-in wide
  • By using a panel, it also supports the shooting angle of view of an ultra-wide-angle lens with a focal length of 14 mm. Also, is the upward bounce angle 90 ° in the conventional way?
  • Expanded to 120 °.
  • Adopts a dust-proof and drip-proof structure while being equipped with an active cooling system that suppresses temperature rise. Sealing on the mating surfaces of exterior parts
  • Maintains airtightness by applying. Packing and rubber materials are used for the battery compartment lid and terminal cover, and the mounting legs are “dust-proof and drip-proof.”
  • Equipped with an “adapter”, it can be attached to a compatible camera to prevent water droplets and dust from entering the strobe contact area.
  • Wireless strobe photography via radio wave communication and optical communication is possible. Supports both sender and receiver functions. Away from the strobe and camera
  • It is possible to produce various lights with an off-camera by arranging it in a position and shooting. -Radio communication The rear curtain can be synchronized during wireless shooting.
  • By installing a modeling lamp with two-color LEDs, lighting is possible while imagining the color and direction of light before shooting.
  • When the light emission mode is switched from E-TTL automatic light control to manual light emission, shooting can be continued with the light emission amount memorized by automatic light control.
  • Equipped with “Molly”.
  • Intuitive operability is realized by adopting a joystick.
  • The bounce adapter diffuses the strobe light to suppress the shadow of the subject and achieve a more natural depiction.
  • By attaching a color filter, you can change the white balance of both the subject and the background.
  • By assigning “Strobe function setting” to the camera button in “Button customization” of the camera, the strobe setting can be changed to the camera.
  • Can be changed to enable efficient shooting.

We expect Canon to announced the Canon Speedlite EL-1 in a few days along with the EOS M50 Mark II.

[viai Nokishita]