A Canon Speedlite EL-10 is coming in 2021 [CR2]

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Canon officially announced their new flagship Speedlite, the EL-1 back in October, and it’s still scheduled to begin shipping in February.
For the folks that can’t deal with the eye-watering $1099USD price tag, fret not, a more affordable version is coming in 2021.
I have been told that Canon will likely announce a Speedlite EL-10 in the 2nd half of 2021.
No specifications were given, but I think it would pretty easy to figure out what the EL-10 will be. One interesting note from the source is that the EL-10 will also use an optional rechargeable battery.

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peters

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I just heard about that 1099$ flash.. Wow....

I mean, I am a professional photographer, I get it: durable build quality, high output with stable colors, good service, native software communication, a well thought out design (even with a red ring! :-D), internal adjustment light... but still - 1100 USD??? Thats crazy for a flash. You can get a Hensel integra 1000 for that amount of money... thats crazy.

I mean, I have 4 Godox flashes for mobile jobs. They are sturdy, bright, stable, super reliable, great interface, reliable wifi, handy transmitter unit, offer HSS and ETTL.... and cost less than 100 USD each...... 1100 USD....


Anyway, nice to hear canon is busy on the light front =)
 

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I love Canon, and even buy into the L Series... but when it comes to flash/strobes, I just can't justify Canon brand when Godox/Flashpoint exists (especially when they go on steep sales). I just picked up 3 Godox V1's (on sale) for what this one is probably going to go for (or could have picked up 8 for what the EL-1 goes for). I actually have a EX430II that is no longer going to be used as the V1's do everything it can and more.
 

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I don't think this is going to be the 430EX-RT remake. The EL-1 is definitely at a price point way above the 600 series. This one will make more sense at the 600 series price point, which would be inconceivable to not offer the most basic weather sealing.
 
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Talys

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The EL-1 actually looks like a really nice flash. And it has a red ring around it, so it must be pro right? :cool:

Unfortunately, the pricing looks crazy expensive. I don't cheap out on lighting... but I have a hard time swallowing $1k+ for a bounce flash.
 

djack41

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I just heard about that 1099$ flash.. Wow....

I mean, I am a professional photographer, I get it: durable build quality, high output with stable colors, good service, native software communication, a well thought out design (even with a red ring! :-D), internal adjustment light... but still - 1100 USD??? Thats crazy for a flash. You can get a Hensel integra 1000 for that amount of money... thats crazy.

I mean, I have 4 Godox flashes for mobile jobs. They are sturdy, bright, stable, super reliable, great interface, reliable wifi, handy transmitter unit, offer HSS and ETTL.... and cost less than 100 USD each...... 1100 USD....


Anyway, nice to hear canon is busy on the light front =)
It is a hard price to swallow but so is the price of Profoto who seems to be doing well among the pros. I have 2 Godox flashes which are knockoffs of my 4 Canon 600EX speed lights. Godox is a great value but not close to the Canon speed lights in build quality. When a Godox quits working, just throw it away and order a new one.
 

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If this is a more-durable, battery-pack version of the ex430RT, I'll take five of them :)

Who wants to put an EL-1 on a small mirrorless camera body for all day shooting? Not me.
without the overheating issue of 430ex-III RT, I would buy 2 of those for macro.
 

allanP

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Anyway, nice to hear canon is busy on the light front =)
Canon’s main preoccupation appears to be filing patents and deferring new product deliveries to a later date. What's going on there?
 
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Is it just me but the price of consumer electronics have gone up exponentially of late with the world economy and job go in the opposite direction?

There are Yongnuo flashes & lenses for ~$100. A $250 smartphone easily covers the functionality of a phone + compact camera + music player + GPS navigation + ..., which not so many years ago you'd have to buy multiple devices at a higher cost.

Direct comparison isn't trivial either. The EOS 6DmkII is more expensive than the Minolta I bought 20 year ago, even with inflation taken into account. Then again, the 6DmkII wider AF points coverage, can print larger than most 35mm film, ...
 

peters

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It is a hard price to swallow but so is the price of Profoto who seems to be doing well among the pros. I have 2 Godox flashes which are knockoffs of my 4 Canon 600EX speed lights. Godox is a great value but not close to the Canon speed lights in build quality. When a Godox quits working, just throw it away and order a new one.
Jeah thats true. And at this price point I can throw it 11 times away before I reach the 1100€ mark XD
My Yongnuo flashes where not that great so far - 2 broke over the years. And the yongnuo 600EX knockoff got some problems: they drain the battery, even while turned off. This is pretty annoying. The Godox are working perfectly so far :)
 
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+1 for Peters. Two out of five YN 600 EX-RT units have broken battery doors. One of two controllers has the same problem. My main lighting kit is now Godox/Flashpoint and I have been very satisfied. A couple of early batteries for the Streaklight/AD-360 were bad, but were replaced under warranty. I have two Canon 600s, they are fine, but I fail to see their superiority over Godox 685, 860, or V1. And the Godox ecosystem is larger than Profoto for battery powered lights, from the TT350 to AD600 with many steps in between.

With 12 white lenses and half a dozen other L lenses I am a pretty dedicated Canon user, but this new Speedlite doesn't make my mouth water. The 600 was introduced 8 1/2 years ago and updated slightly 4 1/2 years ago. The radio control system was revolutionary and much better than the 550/580 optical system. I think an update with one or two EP-L6 batteries would have been a slam dunk.

Merry Christmas and an exciting Canon New Year (R5s, anyone!)
 

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Still loving my pair of Canon 600 EX-RT units...all the ettl II flashes I'll ever need. If I need bigger, I'll break out the Elincroms.
Couldn’t agree more. I have seven 600 EX-RT’s and for more serious use have four PCB Einsteins, they do everything I ever need, and a lot more, for comparative peanuts.
 
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With Einsteins, what do you do when you need high speed sync? Love my White Lightning Ultra 1800s, but the Godox AD-600 with HSS led me to put the Ultras on the shelf. The Ultras were pretty revolutionary when they were introduced. The Cyber Commander was a valuable upgrade, but once you get a taste of HSS it is hard to go back.