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EL-5 Availability?

JoeySnaps
Enthusiast

Does anyone actually have a Speedlite EL-5? Here in the UK I placed an order for one, the dealer expected delivery in February but now it's March and no sign of it yet.

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R6mkII, various lenses, speedlites. Also legacy Canons going back to T90 and even A1.
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rs-eos
Elite
Elite

Canon USA's page mentions that the estimated arrival is March 30th.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

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rs-eos
Elite
Elite

Canon USA's page mentions that the estimated arrival is March 30th.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

Thank you. Disappointing, but I guess I can be patient. My dealer was clearly ill-informed, or over-optimistic.

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R6mkII, various lenses, speedlites. Also legacy Canons going back to T90 and even A1.

Well Canon has already released the manual for the speedlite. So I guess that means that the speedlite is coming some. But there are a few gotchas with certain cameras with the new multi purpose hot shoe.

-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D & Sigma 17-50mm F/2.8 EX DC OS HSM


-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF F/2.8 Trinity, EF 50mm F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D

Greetings,

As far as I'm aware, the release date has been March 30th all along. 😀

Coming soon! 

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~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10

~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8 ~CarePaks Are Worth It

That's why Canon released the manual for the speedlite. But I didn't realize that there were certain restrictions with this speedlite. The R6 Mark II has no restrictions.

-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D & Sigma 17-50mm F/2.8 EX DC OS HSM


-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF F/2.8 Trinity, EF 50mm F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D

JoeySnaps
Enthusiast

Thanks for this information, guys.

Incidentally, I'm in the UK, where the price of Canon gear is significantly higher than it appears to be in the US. For instance, Canon USA are listing the EL-5 at $399 but in the UK it's £499 which is roughly $600. I believe your purchase tax system is different than ours, though - prices here are always quoted inclusive of VAT (purchase tax). So, can I ask, when this flash is listed at $399, how much you guys would actually be paying to buy one? Does it vary between states?

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R6mkII, various lenses, speedlites. Also legacy Canons going back to T90 and even A1.

There is no federal tax in the US. Individual states may have a sales tax. Some do not. In states where there is a tax there may also be lower level county or city taxes. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

Sales tax does vary. The national average is somewhere around 5%. So, a $399 flash would be approximately $418.95.

JoeySnaps
Enthusiast

Thanks everyone.

I have today discovered that Canon Japan have apparently announced that the release of the EL-5 is now delayed until the summer. I've started a new thread with the link to CanonWatch where I found it and the Canon Japan statement.

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R6mkII, various lenses, speedlites. Also legacy Canons going back to T90 and even A1.
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