Last Updated on January 13, 2019
Compact and user-friendly are two of the words that describes the Speedlite EL-100 external flash from Canon. Designed for beginners, the flash doesn’t take a long time to get used to.
In fact, it can be attached and used straightaway. With Canon’s new flash, users can create a natural look by bouncing flash off walls or ceilings, plus there’s an option to trigger the flash remotely. Overall, it’s a flash that those beginning with flash photography will appreciate.
Designed for beginners
Users don’t need to be an advanced photographer to start using the Speedlite EL-100. The external flash is equipped with an Auto Mode which users can flick to and start experimenting with flash photography. The mode dial is also simple enough to understand that users can get set up and ready to shoot in just a short time.
Versatile and creative lighting
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The Speedlite EL-100 has both vertical and horizontal bounce capability which allows users to deliver results that are more flattering and creative. The flash has a bounce or swivel head that users can point to either the walls or the ceilings in order to get the best natural results while shooting indoors.
Creative lighting opportunities are also possible with Canon’s Speedlie EL-100. One of the most outstanding features is stroboscopic flash, which can be used to freeze a subject, who is in motion, in rapid bursts. The flash also has a feature called second curtain sync mode which can emphasize the representation of speed, which can make for more creative photos of subjects in motion.
Compact and lightweight
Canon’s Speedlite EL-100 weighs just 190g, making it easy to carry around anywhere and help create great results, be it at a family gathering or a spontaneous walk in the woods. The flash uses AA batteries so users might want to stock up or get the rechargeable variety.
The Speedlite EL-100 has a guide number of 26 and a manual zoom head so users can choose the lighting spread that is most optimal for the results they want to achieve.
Optical receiver and sender
The Canon Speedlite EL-100 can be used to achieve three-dimensional lighting effects. It can function both as an optical wireless sender and an optical receiver. As a sender, it can be used to trigger other remote flashes in different locations. It can also be used as an optical receiver off camera where it’s controlled from camera bodies that are EOS compatible.
The Canon Speedlite EL-100 is an external flash designed for flash photography beginners. With its Auto mode, users can just begin shooting with the flash attached without thinking too much about technical details.
Speedlite EL-100 Availability and Price
Although it is marketed for beginners, advanced users can also make use of the Speedlite EL-100 as an additional flash given its capability to be used as a trigger. It’s also light enough to not be a nuisance when brought along for proper shoots or spontaneous trips. The external flash will be available starting October 2018 and will retail for $199.