Canon has officially announced its most awaited Canon products of 2020, including Canon New Pro Flash. The new Speedlite EL-1 has taken the top position in the company’s lineup of on-and-off-camera portable flashes.  It has been specially designed for high-end professional use.

Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, EVP and GM, Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies & Communications Group said, “We’re excited to bring the Speedlite EL-1 into our product catalog which continues to offer photographers, who are experts in their field, the right high-quality professional imaging tools of the trade.” 

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Key Features & Specification of Canon New Pro Flash

  • The new Canon Speedlight flashgun is all about power, endurance, and dependability and comes with a guide number (GN) of 60. 
  • Canon Pro Flash wears a weather-resistant design, which uses the similar stealing seen in top Canon cameras like the EOS-1DX III.
  • It perfectly connects through dual-line electronic contacts (like the 600EX II-RT) for consistent and reliable firing.
  • The latest Canon flashgun is powered by a new lithium-ion LP-EL battery pack which promises nearly 335 flashes at full power.
  • The battery uses the same LC-E6/LC-E6E charger as many Canon cameras.
  • The best thing about the Canon Digital Flash for professionals is that it has an in-built clever-sounding Continuous Shooting Priority (CSP) Mode, which sinks the flash value by one stop and advances the ISO by one stop to save power, increase shooting time and reduce the total recycle time.
  • Speedlite EL-1 wears an internal cooling system with a fan to provide up to 170 full power shots in quick succession without overheating the camera.
  • It also offers Wireless second-curtain sync 
  • The whole package consists of a new joystick, FE one-touch memory, LED modelling lamp and user interface display design.
  • Canon’s latest flashgun also has a high-durability Xenon glass flash tube to ensure higher accuracy and durability of the flash head.
  • It also provides an expanded power range for versatility of exposure with “micro flash” minimum flash output as low as 1/8192 power.

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Is Canon Digital Flash For Everyone?

The Canon New Pro Flashgun is best suited for photographers who cannot miss a minute to capture a beautiful shot. It is best suited for:

  • Wedding photographers
  • Society ‘red carpet’ photographers
  • Wildlife photographers
  • Still-life photography
  • Studio photography
  • News & entertainment reporters

The EL-1 can be used on-camera, or off-camera in sophisticated setups of up to 15 separate Speedlites – Canon’s radio wireless system now supports second-curtain flash sync.

The Canon New Pro Flash will be available in February 2021. The expected price of  Speedlite EL-1 is $1099 USD,  twice the price of Canon’s previous top Speedlite.  Stay tuned to this page for latest news and updates on Canon Pro Flash