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Canon 270EX II Speedlite
     

    Canon 270EX II Speedlite

    Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    Item #: CAN-270EXII   •   MFG #: 5247B002

     

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    Worthy successor to the venerable Canon 270EX Speedlite, the new, ultra-lightweight Canon 270EX II Speedlite 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 270EX II Speedlite 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 Canon 270EX II Speedlite is primed to be there at every step.

     
    • Features

      • 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) and Tele (50mm full-frame equivalent, max. Guide No. 89 ft./27m 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, allowing the flash to be repositioned to illuminate the subject.
       
     

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    CANON U.S.A., INC.Canon 270EX II Speedlite
     
    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 Ron

    from Canton, NY

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 270EX II Speedlite:

    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 MrLowNotes

    from Maryville, TN, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 270EX II Speedlite:

    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 Betamax

    from Milwaukee

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 270EX II Speedlite:

    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 Lionheart

    from NYC

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 270EX II Speedlite:

    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 Khoff

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 270EX II Speedlite:

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

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Could be better

    By SportsFoto

    from Avenel, NJ

    Pros

    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Slow recycling time
    • slow start up.

    Best Uses

      Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 270EX II Speedlite:

      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.

      (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not useful in slave mode.

      By Oltimer

      from Idaho

      Pros

      • Good Exposure performance
      • Quiet
      • Superior build quality

      Cons

      • difficult to use as a slave
      • Slow recycling time

      Best Uses

        Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 270EX II Speedlite:

        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.

        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ultimate portable flash

        By polizonte

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 270EX II Speedlite:

            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.

            (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            nice fill in flash

            By Alexei

            from Boston

            Pros

            • Quiet
            • Superior build quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 270EX II Speedlite:

                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.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Big little

                By HVargas

                from New Jersey

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 270EX II Speedlite:

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

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