For anyone wanting to explore fun, creative opportunities with flash photography, the Canon Speedlite EL-100 is a great option to add a compact and versatile flash to your photographic set-up. From brightening darkened rooms to filling in and preventing an under-exposed or noisy image, the Speedlite EL-100 offers the performance and features to capture beautiful photos in a variety of scenarios. With the ability to pivot and swivel, you can bounce light off ceilings or walls, depending on the situation. If that situation requires a wide coverage area, the Speedlite EL-100 has a spread similar to the field of view of a 24mm lens. Add the light you need and find new shooting possibilities with the highly portable Speedlite EL-100.
Compact and versatile, the Speedlite EL-100 can slide easily into a camera bag and add light to a dark or dim environment. Weighing approx. 6.7 oz./190g without batteries, it won’t weigh down your camera. Thanks to the Speedlite EL-100’s ability to rotate and pivot, it’s easy to use to get a direct or indirect burst of light where you want it, without compromising your camera’s position.
To help ensure you’re able to get the light you want, wherever you need it, the Speedlite EL-100 can pivot vertically and rotate horizontally. To get some indirect light by bouncing the flash off the ceiling, you can twist the flash head upwards to a maximum of 90° (i.e. straight up). To get bounce from a nearby wall, rotate the head up to 150° to the left or 180° to the right, letting you get a bounce even if the wall is behind you. Of course, you can also angle the Speedlite EL-100 straight ahead to bathe your subject in direct light.
Boasting power for numerous shooting situations in a compact and lightweight package, the Speedlite EL-100 has a guide number of approx. 85 ft./26m at ISO 100. Even when shooting with telephoto lenses, or if the subject moves away from the camera, the Speedlite EL-100 can provide an ample burst of light for bright and evenly illuminated compositions.
The Speedlite EL-100 can cover a similar field of view as a 24mm wide-angle lens, helping to provide well-lit interiors and minimize the exposure drop-off at the edges of an image. For a tighter spread with a brighter result, this is adjustable to a narrower 50mm. This lets you finetune the strength of the flash and the coverage to suit your subject and situation.
For comprehensive lighting setups on the go, the Speedlite EL-100 offers a number of options for wireless flash operation. When used with a compatible flash, or flash driver mounted on the camera, the Speedlite EL-100 can serve as either a sender or a receiver unit in an optical setup, at distances of up to 36.1 ft./11m when indoors and 26.2 ft./8m when outdoors. Additionally, remote shutter release can be achieved when the Speedlite EL-100 is used as a receiver unit with a compatible EOS digital SLR camera.
The Speedlite EL-100 is highly adjustable, letting you modify its performance to match your specific needs. Exposure control lets you control the flash intensity, while continuous shooting capability means there’s little downtime between flash photos. For that extra creative flare, a stroboscopic mode allows for rapid and repeated firing of the flash during one long exposure of the camera. This causes, for example, a moving subject to appear in multiple places across a single image, providing fun, new photo opportunities.
To help capture high-quality images, the Speedlite EL-100’s multiple features can work to communicate with your camera. This includes an Auto mode option that lets the Speedlite EL-100 function like a built-in flash, and an external on/off button which will turn on the Speedlite EL-100 when you turn the camera on, keeping it ready to use when you are.
Depending on your environment, you might not need a flash with every shot captured. To adjust to situations like a subject moving in and out of natural light, or in a dark room, the Speedlite EL-100’s Mode Dial features an AUTO setting. This allows for your camera to determine whether the flash is needed and fire it only when necessary. With this same dial you’re able to assign the Speedlite EL-100 to one of three flash groups, for more elaborate multi-flash setups.