Pre-orders open for Canon Speedlite EL-1 at $1100

The new Canon EL-1 will be priced $1099, making it the second most expensive shoe-mount flash you can buy, after the Profoto A10.

Canon Speedlite EL-1

Following announcement of the full specs, the Canon Speedlite EL-1 has now become available to pre-order online.

B&H Photo has the EL-1 listed for $1099, over twice the price of the previous Canon flagship, the 600EX II-RT (currently $499). In fact, after the Profoto A10, it’s the most expensive shoe-mount camera flash you can buy at the moment.

If you are baulking at that price, take solace at least in that it comes bundled with various accessories, including a lithium battery and charger, bounce diffuser, two clip-on colour filters and a soft protective carry case.

Canon Speedlite EL-1 accessories

At the time of writing, the EL-1 is not shipping yet. For more information, read our earlier article, or visit the B&H store listing.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.