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Speedlite 270EX II Flash

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Speedlite 270EX II Flash

  • Compact, lightweight design
  • For compact PowerShot cameras (G series & select SX series) & EOS Rebel class cameras
  • 28mm & 50mm, 2-step coverage angle selection
  • Bounce feature for an even greater range of picture-taking options
  • Simple setup using camera's rear monitor
  • Color temperature communication
  • Optimized recycling time approximately 0.1 sec - 3.9 sec
  • Quiet charging
  • Easy storage soft case
  • Requires 2 AA batteries

Product Specifications

AC Voltage
Powered

Pros
fast recycling time • Good Exposure performance • Pretty good value • Quiet • Superior build quality

Reviews
Reviewed • Top Rated

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Manufacturer SKU
CND5247B002

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CanonSpeedlite 270EX II Flash
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (5)
  • Superior build quality (5)
  • Good exposure performance (4)

Cons

  • Slow recycling time (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Useful and Lightweight

I use this for fill flash on indoor portraits. It's useful as a slave unit as well. I like the small size and light weight of this product. My camera body can wirelessly...Read complete review

I use this for fill flash on indoor portraits. It's useful as a slave unit as well. I like the small size and light weight of this product. My camera body can wirelessly control this flash, which eliminates the need for an extension cable for close up and creative lighting. Also, this flash can remotely control the shutter on my camera. This speedlite is a good addition to my equipment and I'm very happy with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not useful in slave mode.

The Speedlite 270EX II does a fine job when used on-camera, but the slave feature is only marginally useful. Because having to aim the flash head toward the mastter (in my case, this...Read complete review

The Speedlite 270EX II does a fine job when used on-camera, but the slave feature is only marginally useful. Because having to aim the flash head toward the mastter (in my case, this is my Rebel T3i camera) in order for it to receive the signal emitted by camera's built-in flash, defeats the purpose of slave operation. Canon should have positioned the sensor on the 270EX II in a more omnidirectional location in the Speedlite.

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5.0

Simple to operate

By 

from Canton, NY

Comments:

I bought another brand and was not happy. I thought I could save money but I purchased the Canon Speedlight 270 EX II and I could not be happier. This flash compliments my Canton SL 1 I recently purchased.

 
5.0

Good little flash that doubles as a remote shutter

By 

from Maryville, TN, United States

Comments:

I bought this to go on my EOS M a few years ago as opposed to the tiny 90 EX. I wanted something small but not that small. The head tilts up to bounce and manually zooms (pull it out) for telephoto. It can be used as a slave and remote shutter trigger too. Recycle time isn't too bad considering it uses two AA batteries. Generally faster than the built in flash. Very good build quality. For the size and price this is a pretty good flash but don't expect performance of a 580 EX II or 600 EX out of it.

 
5.0

Good flash

By 

from Milwaukee

Comments:

This is a good flash for the money. I don't want to lug around my 580exii its small enough to fit into a bag but just powerful enough to shoot 6 to 8 feet across the room It will also aim up for bounce flash. But it you won't be sorry

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Small, Compact and User Friendly Flash

By 

from NYC

Comments:

I purchased the 270EX II for my Canon Rebel T5 because I could not stand the built in flash. The built in flash was weak and the fixed frontal position did not provide the proper lighting for my camera subjects. Now with the 270EX II, the stronger flash does provide a little more power along with the ability to bounce light by moving the flash to an upward position in three stages. The use of bouncing light has been extremely beneficial in making my subjects look more creamy and natural. I will admit that I have not yet gotten around to using the wireless flash settings, but the flash normally stays on my camera's hot shoe whether I use or not because I always want the option to switch it on if the opportunity demands it. I have been considering upgrading to the 430EX to have a more respected flash among photographers, but the 270EX II serves my needs better mainly because I enjoy the small size and it only requires two AA batteries instead of four (Not camera batteries). I would also recommend using high end Energizer rechargeable batteries with this flash (and flashes in general) because they juice battery power fairly quickly

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE THIS FLASH

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments:

This flash is perfect for my needs. I have tried several flashes and this one worked like i had hoped!

(103 of 111 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Useful and Lightweight

By 

from Minnesota

Comments:

I use this for fill flash on indoor portraits. It's useful as a slave unit as well. I like the small size and light weight of this product. My camera body can wirelessly control this flash, which eliminates the need for an extension cable for close up and creative lighting. Also, this flash can remotely control the shutter on my camera. This speedlite is a good addition to my equipment and I'm very happy with it.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Big little

By 

from New Jersey

Pros

  • fast recycling time
  • Good Exposure performance
  • Quiet
  • Superior build quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      is a great portable flash, small for the bag, but do the job, I love it..

      (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      nice fill in flash

      By 

      from Boston

      Pros

      • Quiet
      • Superior build quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          I bought this flash as a fill in flash for travel. I do not use flash a lot - my Canon 5D Mark III has very high ISO range. But sometimes it helps. The build is solid, the control is simple. In case of Mark III you can fully control the flash from the camera - put in manual mode (1-1/64), slow sync, etc. Most of the typical features for Speedlight flash. Another feature I found useful I can use this flash as a remote control for my camera. So if I am shooting from a tripod I don't need to carry any additional remote switch! Useful. When I don't need many lenses and just attach 24-105 to the body, it fits nicely in Lowerpro TLZ1 together with my camera and GPS unit. So I highly recommend this flash. I have other flashes, but they are too bulky for travel with a small bag.

          (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ultimate portable flash

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • fast recycling time
          • Good Exposure performance
          • Superior build quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments:

              I used this on a 5Dmkii while visiting South America - the 270EXii was greta for indoor family photos with bounce flash and great for fill-flash outdoors. Small, two batteries, exposures were excellent.

              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Canon Speedlight 270EX II

              By 

              from Shrewsbury, MA

              Pros

              • Good Exposure performance
              • Pretty good value
              • Quiet
              • Superior build quality

              Cons

              • Slow recycling time

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                I purchased this small but mighty Speedlight because my 5D Mark III doesn't have a built-in flash. I already have a 580EX II, but don't always need the 'big-guns', with all of the manual overides and fuul power etc. The 270EX II is TTL compatible, but there are no manual overides or pretty much anything but an on/off switch and a slave feature. Great for 15' and less, bounce (but no tilt-swivel), fill-in flash etc. Nice build quality, but with two AA batteries, the recycle time could be better. Recommend either Lithium AA or 2900 Mah NiMH rechargeables. I like it very much - for what it is.

                (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not useful in slave mode.

                By 

                from Idaho

                Pros

                • Good Exposure performance
                • Quiet
                • Superior build quality

                Cons

                • difficult to use as a slave
                • Slow recycling time

                Best Uses

                  Comments:

                  The Speedlite 270EX II does a fine job when used on-camera, but the slave feature is only marginally useful. Because having to aim the flash head toward the mastter (in my case, this is my Rebel T3i camera) in order for it to receive the signal emitted by camera's built-in flash, defeats the purpose of slave operation. Canon should have positioned the sensor on the 270EX II in a more omnidirectional location in the Speedlite.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Could be better

                  By 

                  from Avenel, NJ

                  Pros

                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Slow recycling time
                  • slow start up.

                  Best Uses

                    Comments:

                    Flash takes too long to warm up. With fresh batteries it takes abot 15 seconds for the red light to turn on. Too slow in my opinion.

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