Hello I have a Canon EL-1 and a camera R5, I would like to know how to use the EL-1 off camera, what transmitter should I buy? I have heard most of the transmitters are not compatible with the EL-1. Also do I need to buy a receiver too? I just want to use my speed lite of camera that is it.
I have search for a lot os info for transmitters compatible with EL-1 and have not found anything....
Look into the Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter. The ST-E10 is incompatible with your camera.
You only need the transmitter. The speedlite has a receiver built that communicates with the transmitter mounted in the hot shoe. The off camera slave or receiver speedlite needs to be set to wireless radio communication. Then the speedlite needs to be set to receiver. This will allow the speedlite to communicate with the transmitter. The transmitter will be setup through the speedlite control menu via the camera's menu screen.
Yes it does, they function identically.
also do you have any recommendation for medio/small softbox for this speedlite? I specialize on wedding so i do not what something super big.
do you know what can i buy to put my speedlite in a tripod? like what accesories?
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Now I can't help with that. But I can ping some other forum members. If you didn't know you can use another radio controlled speedlite such as the EL-1 in the hot shoe to trigger the off camera one. The speedlite in the hot shoe would be called a "Sender" speedlite. Allowing you to have better lighting.
I personally use mostly Westcott gear. I have a ton of their modifiers to include their Medium Apollo Softbox (28 x 28 in) (looks like no longer sold), numerous strip soft boxes, small umbrellas, medium deep umbrellas and even their 7-foot umbrellas (the latter though require multiple speedlites to properly fill).
I've never shot a wedding, but I do like what Canon Explorer of light Bob Davis does. He typically doesn't use any modifiers and sets up three speedlights at the venue in corners on stands so as out of the way as possible. Uses higher ISO as well to keep flash output to 1/16 power or lower.
For mounting tripods to stands, I have two sets:
Since the modifiers and a single speedlite is light enough, I use Manfrotto 7.7' stands (MFR# MA1052BAC).
But for the large 7' umbrellas, I use a C-stand along with a special rig from Foursquare that allows one to mount four speedlights onto it. I then aim the heads to spread the light as evenly as possible within that large modifier.
Few final notes on modifiers with speedlights:
09/26/2023: New firmware updates are available.
08/18/2023: Canon EOS R5 C training series is released.
07/31/2023: New firmware updates are available.
05/31/2023: New firmware updates are available.
05/18/2023: New firmware updates are available.
03/30/2023: New firmware updates are available.