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Canon Speedlite EL-100 confirmed

Previous we saw an unidentified Speedlite come up for certification, it was called the “ds401221“. Nokishita has now received information that the new Speedlite will be the EL-100.

Canon Speedlite EL-100 Specifications:

  • Size: 64.6mm (2.54 inches) x 91.7mm (3.61 inches) x 71mm (2.79 inches)
  • Weight: 190g (0.41lbs) (without battery)
  • Shipping: Late October 2018

 

Maximilian

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And it is useless, if there is no radio inside.
Sorry, but I cannot leave this without comment.
Maybe it is useless for you if it has no RT inside.

But if it really has a guide number of 10 as the name indicates I wouldn't want/need this as an off camera flash because of its low flash power.
If it was a 270EX II (guide number 27) successor or even higher, I would say it should/could have an RT interface.

But a normal consumer, having a camera without a pop up flash would just want an on camera flash and gives a s*** on RT.
This on camera flash just has to be cheap and RT isn't cheap. For a normal consumer off camera flash is useless as he/she doesn't know how to use it.

So right now we don't have anything else but the name of that flash, we don't have technical data, we don't have a clue on which market or use case it is aiming at.
So why bashing at something you don't even really know?
This seems to me like a Pavlovian conditioning aiming at anything Canon is releasing.
 
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ahsanford

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So it's a full frame version of the 90EX? Slightly more powerful, tall enough to do some good over a kit FF zoom -- but still quite small?

If so, why the heck did the name change? EL implies not EX, which is what all the speedlites are called, yes? Is the EOS R hotshoe different or something?

- A
 

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why the heck did the name change? EL implies not EX, which is what all the speedlites are called, yes? Is the EOS R hotshoe different or something?
I suppose this indicates a new protocol. So maybe not a new hotshoe but maybe new communication.
 

justawriter

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Well, the pictures show it is a flippy twisty sort of flash. Bounce flash off of back walls? New series of reflecting photographer beanies? Two source flash using mickey mouse ears?
 

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Sized between the 270EX II and the 320EX. Elevation and rotation of the head for bounce flash is great, but only if you have sufficient power for bouncing. For my M system, I chose the the 270EX II over the 90EX for the ability to bounce, although with a GN of 27 it has barely sufficient power for that. If the ‘100’ in the name refers to a GN of 10, that’s weak.
 

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Sized between the 270EX II and the 320EX. Elevation and rotation of the head for bounce flash is great, but only if you have sufficient power for bouncing. For my M system, I chose the the 270EX II over the 90EX for the ability to bounce, although with a GN of 27 it has barely sufficient power for that. If the ‘100’ in the name refers to a GN of 10, that’s weak.
What does the GN measure correspond to? Is it stops of light or lumens or?
 

neuroanatomist

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What does the GN measure correspond to? Is it stops of light or lumens or?
Neither. It’s f/stop x distance to subject (in meters). Today, with auto exposure and selectable ISO, it’s basically useless as an absolute number or a tool for calculating exposure (which was the original purpose). Practically, it’s just an approximation of flash power: more is better.

FWIW, it’s typically specified at ISO 100 and with the head zoomed to the maximum setting. For example, the 580EX and the 600EX have the same flash tube and thus the same luminance output, but the 580EX zooms to 105mm whereas the 600EX zooms to 200mm, thus the higher GN.
 
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ethanz

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Thanks John. I have the 580EX II, so I'm usually not wanting for power.

You are probably right about not having enough power in a 100 to bounce it.
 

CanonFanBoy

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So it's a full frame version of the 90EX? Slightly more powerful, tall enough to do some good over a kit FF zoom -- but still quite small?

If so, why the heck did the name change? EL implies not EX, which is what all the speedlites are called, yes? Is the EOS R hotshoe different or something?

- A
But it's an "L". ;)