Canon Speedlites

Canon Speedlite Index

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The Canon Speedlite Product Range

Canon EL-1 Review
Canon’s new flagship speedlite (pre-order only, due to be released at the end of February 2021)

Canon Speedlite 600EX ii-RT Review
2.4 GHz wireless radio communication, Canon E-TTL II, Guide number of 60m at ISO 100 and 200mm, zoom range 20-200mm, compatible with ST-E3 Speedlite transmitter. Released 2016.

Canon Speedlite 430EX iii-RT Review
2.4 GHz wireless radio communication, Canon E-TTL II, Guide number of 43m at ISO 100 and 200mm, zoom range 24-105mm, compatible with ST-E3 Speedlite transmitter. Released 2015

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Review
The 470EX-AI is Canon’s latest offering released in February 2018. Auto intelligent bounce head, Canon E-TTL II, Guide number of 47m at ISO 100 and 200mm, zoom range 24-105mm, optical wireless slave (no radio wireless). Released 2018.

Transmitters & Controllers

Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT Review
Radio wireless controller for the Canon 600EX II-RT and the 430EX III-RT flashes. Supports E-TTL II, range up to 50m, compact design, 5 groups or 15 individual speedlites, easy to use controls. Released 2012.

Discontinued Products

Canon Speedlite 580EX ii (discontinued) Review
Optical wireless (master & slave), Canon E-TTL II, Guide number of 58m at ISO 100 and 105mm, zoom range 24-105mm, compatible with ST-E2 infrared transmitter. Released 2007.

Canon Speedlite 430EX ii (discontinued) Review
Optical wireless (slave only), Canon E-TTL II, Guide number of 43m at ISO 100 and 105mm, zoom range 24-105mm, compatible with ST-E2 infrared transmitter. Released 2008.

Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 Review
Optical wireless controller (sends pulses of infrared light) for the Canon 580EX(II), 550EX, 430EX(II) and 420EX flashes. Supports E-TTL II, range up to 15m with direct line-of-sight, compact design, 3 groups, infrared autofocus assist lamp.

Canon Speedlite 600EX -RT (discontinued) Review
2.4 GHz wireless radio communication, Canon E-TTL II, Guide number of 60m at ISO 100 and 200mm, zoom range 20-200mm, compatible with ST-E3 Speedlite transmitter. Released 2012