Canon Speedlite EL-10: a new cobra flash for Canon EOS R hybrids

Canon Speedlite EL-10: a new cobra flash for Canon EOS R hybrids
Canon Speedlite EL-10: a new cobra flash for Canon EOS R hybrids

The Canon Speedlite EL-10 is a small cobra flash mounted directly on a hybrid via the new multifunction accessory shoe of certain EOS R, or triggered remotely and wirelessly thanks to a radio synchronization system. It is very useful for taking photos in low light conditions, for example indoors, or to compensate for too much contrast, a backlit portrait for example.

Fully adjustable head for precise light

This flash has a fully adjustable head (150° left, 180° right) and tiltable 90°, which allows you to precisely direct the light and, if necessary, work in indirect lighting. It is also equipped with an automatic focusing zoom compatible from 24 to 200 mm with a 14 mm ultra wide-angle option using a small panel to deploy. There is also a white reflector panel, which can also be deployed if necessary.

The Canon Speedlite EL-10 has a guide number of 40 at full power with a recycle time of approximately 2.5s (0.1s at minimum power). It works with Canon E-TTL and E-TTL II light measurement protocols, or manually. There are high-speed or second-curtain synchronization modes to use the fill-in technique and harmoniously mix natural lighting and flash light. At the back of the device, there is a backlit control screen which allows you to make the various settings.

This cobra flash can also be used in wireless mode, serving as a transmitter to synchronize other Canon flashes or as a receiver, and works with a radio synchronization protocol over a range of 30 m. It is also capable of managing five groups and 15 different channels. Note that the Canon Camera Connect application allows you to easily configure a wireless Speedlite flash setup.

Operation limited to a few boxes…

The Canon Speedlite EL-10 is powered by four AA batteries, not included. Weighing 287 g, it comes with a carrying case and a table stand. Please note, it works with the new generation of multifunction accessory shoe that is only found (for the moment) on the EOS R3, R6 Mark II, R7, R8, R10 and R50.

Availability and price

The new Canon Speedlite EL-10 cobra flash will be available in July 2024 at a price of €230.

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