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New Speedlite EL-5 Compatibility with EOS R5 and EOS R5 C

JFoss
Contributor

I am surprised that the compatability for the R5 and R5C is not listed.  Can Canon officially confirm it will be supported when released so that I can pre-order??

Thanks! 

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shadowsports
Legend
Legend

I concur with Ricky.  The shoe on our R5 C's have the updated shoe.  Same as the R3.  I would not hesitate to pre-order.

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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

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Danfaz
Enthusiast

It's only compatible with newer cameras (R7,R10,R3,R6II) with multi-function hotshoe.

Per the product page: ImportantBecause of the transition to Canon’s Multi-function accessory shoe, please be aware that Speedlite EL-5 cannot be mounted or used on Canon cameras with other accessory shoe designs.

Also in the tech specs: Compatible Cameras EOS cameras equipped with a Multi-purpose Shoe

 

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rs-eos
Elite
Elite

Where do you see that? The product page mentions:

  • This flash gets even more powerful when used with an EOS R-series camera. Assign flash functions to the control ring, utilize quick flash group control*, and set up multi-flash shooting.

I do see the following note, but the list of mentioned cameras would not imply the full list of compatible cameras (just a subset used as an example):

"Gold-plated terminals in the shoe improve connection quality, and the installation status is checked before starting communications, to ensure reliable connection to cameras such as the Canon EOS R3, R7, R10, and R6 Mark Instant Interactive."

I don't yet see a manual for the new flash, or a part of the web site that enumerates all compatible cameras.   I image though that if the camera has the more modern hot shoe, it should be ok.

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Ricky

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

shadowsports
Legend
Legend

I concur with Ricky.  The shoe on our R5 C's have the updated shoe.  Same as the R3.  I would not hesitate to pre-order.

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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

I see this too.  It’s just weird they did not call out compatability like they did for: R7,R10,R3,R6II).  I am thinking it will need a firmware update to communicate correctly so while we all know the r5c has the newer multifunction shoe;  why didn’t they say it’s compatible in all their pre-release??  

Danfaz
Enthusiast

It's only compatible with newer cameras (R7,R10,R3,R6II) with multi-function hotshoe.

Per the product page: ImportantBecause of the transition to Canon’s Multi-function accessory shoe, please be aware that Speedlite EL-5 cannot be mounted or used on Canon cameras with other accessory shoe designs.

Also in the tech specs: Compatible Cameras EOS cameras equipped with a Multi-purpose Shoe

 

The r5c has the newer hot shoe.  Why isn’t it listed?

It may not necessarily be compatible. Some EOS-M series cameras have a multipurpose hot shoe that allow optional use of an EVF. I don't think any of these cameras are compatible either.

-Demetrius

EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM & EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM

EOS 40D & 5D Mark IV

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT


-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

shadowsports
Legend
Legend

From the EL-5's web page.

Compatible Cameras  > EOS cameras equipped with a Multi-purpose Shoe
 
From the R5 C's web page.
Compatible E-TTL Speedlites   > Canon EX- and EL-series Speedlites
 
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Multi function / Multi purpose...  check, check 👍

 

~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

The Canon El-1 and EL-100 use the older hot shoe design not the newer multi purpose shoe. I believe the manual for the R5C mentions those speedlites.

-Demetrius

EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM

EOS 40D & 5D Mark IV

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT


-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

Have you guys seen this yet?  

Canon Multi-function Shoe Adapter AD-E1 | Canon U.S.A., Inc.

For a seamless transition from your current hot shoe accessories to the multi-function shoe, the Multi-Function Shoe Adapter AD-E1 is the answer. The Multi-Function Shoe Adapter AD-E1 provides a reliable connection for dust and drip proof Speedlite accessories that you may already own such as the Speedlite EL-1, Speedlite 600EX II-RT, Speedlite 600EX-RT, Speedlite 580EX II, ST-E3-RT or OC-E3 flash cord. The shoe adapter will also hold current accessories such as shotgun mics and on-camera LED panels securely to the camera body with dual locking pins on the multi-function shoe side.

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EL-5 Below

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Since the foot on the EL-5 looks like the shoe on my R5 C (and the bottom of this adapter) I still believe the EL-5 will work on the R5 C natively.  Its also the same foot that's on the Tascam CA-XLR2d and the Canon DM-E1d mic.  

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I'm convinced now. 🙂

~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
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