Deal: New Instant Rebate on the Canon Speedlite EL-1

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Canon USA has launched a new instant rebate on the flagship Canon Speedlite EL-1. You can save $100 off of Canon’s best Speedlite.
Canon Speedlite EL-1 Key Features

Maximum Guide Number of 197 ft./60m at ISO 100 Zoom Flash Head with Wide Range of 24-200mm
New Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Utilizing LC-E6 Battery Charger
Improved Recycling Time (0.9 sec.) and Number of Flashes (335 times)
New Active Cooling System Enabling Longer Operation and Improved Thermal Management
More Versatility with Minimal Power Output Range 1/8192
Improved User Interface with New Joystick, Display and Control Layout
LED Modeling Lamp with Adjustable Brightness and Color Temperature
Same Dust- and Water-Resistance as EOS-1D Series and a New High-Durability Glass Flash Tube

Canon Speedlite EL-1 $999 (Reg $1099)

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I'd be tempted, if it didn't require an adapter for full compatibility (i.e. weather sealing) with the R3. Instead, I'll wait for an R3-native flash.
 

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Yep, that's the one thing that annoys me. So far so good with my R6, but what happens in the future when all cameras go this route. Otherwise, the flash is fantastic!
It looks like that new hot-shue will have the same connections as the "normal" one has, but have extra ones, so this flash will work for you even for the R3 and the next generation cameras
 

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It looks like that new hot-shue will have the same connections as the "normal" one has, but have extra ones, so this flash will work for you even for the R3 and the next generation cameras
It will work but it will not be weather-sealed on the R3.
 

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I'd be tempted, if it didn't require an adapter for full compatibility (i.e. weather sealing) with the R3. Instead, I'll wait for an R3-native flash.
That is a very good idea and I am in the same boat. I still have a 600EX RT flash, but am waiting for Canon to release a new version that is compatible with the R3 are presumably every other future R camera. I still purchased two adapters for when I use dedicated Canon Macro flashes, but that is not very often.
 

neuroanatomist

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That is a very good idea and I am in the same boat. I still have a 600EX RT flash, but am waiting for Canon to release a new version that is compatible with the R3 are presumably every other future R camera. I still purchased two adapters for when I use dedicated Canon Macro flashes, but that is not very often.
If you mean the AD-E1, there’s no need. The only function of that adapter is to maintain a weather-sealed connection between flash and camera for flashes with sealing. None of the Canon macro flashes have the foot gasket, so the adapter isn’t needed – they’ll mount and function on the R3 without the adapter (as will sealed flashes like the EL-1, they just won’t be weather sealed).
 

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The 'problem' Canon and the user base of the higher end products is I simply don't see Canon introducing the new hotshot across all bodies, there is not need to. But the question really is although legacy accessories fit in the new shoe does stuff designed specifically for the new shoe fit in the 'older' hotshot?

The TASCAM audio interface is designed for the new interface yet it also has on board power options and is listed as suitable for the R5.

I'd hate to buy specific flashes for an R3 and them not work perfectly (weather sealing and all, on a 1 series.