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Canon Speedlite EL-5

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Built for brilliance

A powerful, advanced flash with fast recycling, great creative control and outstanding performance for all situations. Choose the powerful Speedlite EL-5 to catch those unique moments, with improved communication and features thanks to Canon’s Multi-Function foot.

Power and control when you need it most
See how the Speedlite EL-5 can earn its place in your kitbag with its compelling combination of solid dependability and professional performance.

• Portraits - Add detail to your faces will fill-in flash

• Weddings - Capture the blur of a dress with a slow-sync burst

• Events - When you’re under pressure, capture the moment without delay

• Creative - Control up to 15 Speedlites remotely with radio mode

Professional lighting with performance to match
Capture unmissable moments with a powerful GN60-rated flash with fast recycle times and long continuous busts, while a power level indicator gives reassurance on the LP-EL Li-ion battery charge.

Multi-Function Foot for advanced operation*
Control the SPEEDLITE EL-5 direct from the camera thanks to Canon’s Multi-Function Foot, a new interface offering reliable connection with improved communication and features.

*On-camera support requires a camera with Canon’s Multi-Function shoe and supported firmware - not all functions may be fully supported with all cameras. Not compatible with EOS R5 C.

Feature packed for creative photography
Use FE Memory (with compatible cameras) for quicker setups and Manual mode for fine control down to 1/1024th power. Custom Flash Modes allow settings to be stored and linked to a compatible camera’s own Custom settings. (Minimum flash output is 1/128 for high-speed sync.)

Multi-flash lighting for studio quality shooting
Control up to 15 Speedlites wirelessly with the built-in radio transmitter at up to 30m away and model the lighting thanks to a Dual White LED with brightness adjustment.

Intuitive interface and advanced handling
Control settings using the Speedlite’s joystick or from the camera’s LCD via the Speedlite’s (Flash) Direct Menu button, or remotely via the Camera Connect App. SPEEDLITE EL-5 can tilt upwards to 120° or sideways for bounce lighting.

Remote, reliable operation every time
Shoot with flash in all weather conditions thanks to weather resistant seals and an improved internal airflow design that helps to keep the flash head cool.


Guide number 60m – light up distant subjects and large groups

Fast 0.1-1.2 sec recycle times – up to approx. 85* full power flashes in a burst

*Using a fully charged LP-EL battery under Canon testing conditions. Continuous flash count at full output until flash firing restriction Level

Multi-Function foot interface – reliable, fast communication with increased functionality

Rechargeable Li-ion battery – up to approx. 350* shots at full power

*Using a fully charged LP-EL battery under Canon testing conditions. Continuous flash count at full output until flash firing restriction Level

Wide range of power levels from full to 1/1024* power, for maximum flexibility

*Minimum flash output is 1/128 for high-speed sync.

Built-in LED modelling light with 5 brightness levels

Accurate battery level indicator so you’ll know when to replace or recharge a battery

Weather-resistant construction – work confidently in poor conditions

Description Quantity
iM2050 Black Flight Case1
LP-EL Battery Pack1
Speedlite Case1
Mini Stand1
Orange Contact Cover1



02 November 2022

Canon Europe today announces the launch of the RF 135mm F1.8L IS USM, a telephoto prime lens ideal for shooting portraits in low-light and the SPEEDLITE EL-5, a high-performance Speedlite for capturing weddings and events.

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