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Canon 270EX II Speedlite Flash for Canon SLR Cameras (Black)

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  • Ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight, high-performance flash unit.
  • Vertical bounce capability up to 90 degrees provides a wide range of picture-taking options.
  • Flash coverage can be switched between Normal (28mm full-frame equivalent, max. Guide No. 72 ft./22m at ISO 100)
  • Slave function allows the flash to be triggered wirelessly (when used with an EOS DSLR with a master function).
  • Flash release function triggers the camera wirelessly from the flash on a 2-second delay,
  • And Tele (50mm full-frame equivalent, max. Guide No. 89 ft./27m at ISO 100).
  • Allowing the flash to be repositioned to illuminate the subject.
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  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2.6 x 2.6 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004M8SWBK
  • Item model number: 5247B002
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 6, 2011

Product Description

The Canon Speedlite 270EX II is a compact, high-performance flash unit designed for the evolving EOS enthusiast. Developed for fun and easy flash shooting, when used with select Canon EOS DSLR cameras that have a master function, the Speedlite 270EX II can be used as a versatile wireless slave flash. This Speedlite can also be used with other compact digital camera models equipped with a dedicated flash shoe mount. User-friendly in both function and design, the Speedlite 270EX II flash's Tele/Wide function easily and elegantly allows adjustment of illumination angle and guide number to match shooting conditions. On your photographic journey, the Speedlite 270EX II is primed to be there at every step.

Customer Reviews

Compact size makes an easy fit in the camera bag or pocket.
This external flash is a warmer light, and it makes the photo's have a richer, deeper color.
The Key Master
Overall great product and does what it's meant to do very well.

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177 of 178 people found the following review helpful By powerop on August 4, 2011
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I previously owned the orginial version, the 270EX, and I can say that the new version is outstanding and well worth the price. I use this on my 60D and can't begin to tell you how much more creative possibilities you can achieve utilizing the wireless capability of this flash. I would highly recommend this version over the original if you have a built-in transmitter like in the 7D, 60D, or T3i. If you like to be a minimalist and travel light, then this flash is for you. Its about the size of two decks of playing cards put together and requires only 2 AA batteries. Eneloops are the best for this.

One of the best things I like about Canon is actually this flash (previously the original). Its light, small and still does bounce flash (where you point the flash at a ceiling to redirect the light). It has manual zoom (only two settings though) so you dont hear the motor of the more poiwerful speedlites. But when they added remote shutter capability and wireless trigger I was sold before it even came out. What it lacked in swivel (turning left to right, critical for shooting in the vertical orientation), it makes up in being able to fire off camera. That alone opens up so much more creativity (place it behind the subject for a silhouette effect for example). This is the best deal under 200 bucks to venture into flash photography.

After playing around with it though, there are limitations I want to point out. The remote shutter is not wireless but rather IR line of sight kind of thing, and you need to be pointing the flash towards the front of the camera for it to work. Also, its always a 2 second counter, no instant shutter release whether or not your drive mode says so.
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101 of 102 people found the following review helpful By Adrian Stone on October 29, 2011
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Just picked this up and its my first off cam flash. I am maybe a year into the world of DSLR and itd really starting to take ahold of me. That being said, I am not a pro, nor do I plan to be. I just want to come home with some great pics, where ever I may roam. I put much thought into this unit having also considered the 320 and 480. So let me tell you why I went with this and what I think of it to help the non pro out there.

1. This unit is small! 2 AAs is outstanding. I can take it anywhere and have it all the time. From experience I know I would not have one ready to go if it were too big/heavy. I use a smallish cam bag that I can easily with this into with my other gear. It perfect for trip to Disney, the beach, or a sporting event and does not take over your life. In the bag I also fit a T2i, 18-200 with hood ON facing forward, extra batteries for all, cleaning equip, remotes, and if I really wanted to put a 50mm in I can. Like I said this is a small bag such that I can use just it, or fit the whole thing in a backpack along with anything else I may need. Its been my perfect solution after real world use and 3 dif bags later.

2. Cost was somewhat important, but with less than 100 seperating the 3 it wasnt really that big of a deal. If you look over the features of the 3 they are pretty similar until you get to the 580. Power of flash being the main dif. The video light almost had me on the 320 but considering I always have a flashlight close by that blows the canon away it wasnt practical given the size considerations. I also considered my possible long term goals and realized if I ever bought a 2nd flash I would want a 580, so having the most compact and the most powerful would make the most since given all situations.

3. Performance.
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55 of 64 people found the following review helpful By David M. Cook on December 20, 2012
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If you want to take your photography to the next level, buying a cheap flash is a huge step. It will change your perspective from passively working with the light around you to taking over it and controlling it you advantage.

That said, if I could do it again, I wouldn't have bought this one. There are two big disadvantages that I didn't understand when I bought it:

First, you would think the "wireless" controls you read about would negate the need for wireless controllers. Not so. What it really does it uses the pop-up flash to send a light beam to the Speedlite, which tells it to fire. This means the eye (right above "Canon" on the photo) has to be able to see the pop-up flash. Trying to find a place lit by the pop-up flash but which doesn't intefere with the photo itself isn't exactly amiable. Yes, it's wireless. But it's not what you might be thinking of. And it's not very useful.

Second, with this cheaper model you can only point the flash up and down. Shooting from the camera itself? Your options are to point it at the subject or bounce off the ceiling. You can't pivot it to bounce off the wall. Using the wireless feature? You'll basically have to point it straight up or right back at the camera. To do something simple like pivot you have to pay twice the price for the next level Speedlite.

I recommend instead buying a cheaper Neewer equivalent and a wireless shoe controller. You could get a very good Neewer for the same price and then control it with the shoe controller, opening up a world of options and allowing you to point the thing wherever you want.

It's disappointing because Canon has the ability to make it better but doesn't seem to have the drive to do so. Why are we buying third-party products to control flashes wirelessly when Canon could just build their cameras to do it? Maybe the next generation of models will be able to do some of this stuff.
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