Canon Speedlite 220EX TTL Shoe Mount Flash, Guide Number 72 ft / 22 m at ISO 100, USA Warranty

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About Canon

Designed for automatic operation only, the 220EX Flash Unit excels at providing natural-looking balanced flash exposures. When attached to the EOS IX, EOS Elan II/Elan IIe/IIe, or EOS Rebel G, the 220EX incorporates the superior technology of Canon's unique E-TTL evaluative pre-stored flash exposure control system, FE Lock for a dimension of creative control and FP Flash(High Speed Sync) for flash photography up to maximum shutter speed. When used with other EOS cameras, or the T90, it operates as a TTL autoflash (off-the-film flash metering.)

When in E-TTL operation, flash exposure is measured and controlled by the camera in combination with Canon's AIM system. Subject position, ambient light level, evaluative metering and pre-flash data are instantly analyzed, including heavy backlighting or reflections from background windows or mirrors.

The Canon Speedlite 220 EX, developed primarily for the EOS IX, EOS ELANII/ELANIIE and EOS Rebel G, is a high-performance, fully-automatic, compact, clip-on E-TTL/TTL flash unit. This Speedlite offers a wide range of distinctive features that set it apart from the competition.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (9),Fast recycling (8),Consistent output (7),Easy to use (6),Strong construction (4)
Best Uses:
General purpose (6),Fill flash (3),Lighting (3),Photography (3),Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (6),Casual user (3)

Canon Features

  • E-TTL preflash autoflash system provides autoflash, FE Lock, FP flash (High Speed Sync.)
  • Simplified, lightweight, compact design
  • Hot-shoe lock with a single motion
  • Flash confirmation lamp (after firing)
  • Save Energy (SE) feature
  • Powered by AA-size batteries

Canon Specifications

Type
E-TTL Shoe Mount
Guide Number
72 ft./22 m (ISO 100)
Bounce Capability
None
Swivel Capability
None
Auto Settings
autoflash, FE Lock, FP flash (High Speed Sync.)
Angle of Coverage
75° (28mm lens in 35mm format)
Recycle Time
0.1 to 4.5 sec.
Power Source
Four AA batteries (NiCd or lithium also usable)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2-9/16in. (W) x 3-5/8in. (H) x 2-7/16in. (D)
Weight
5.6 oz. (160g) excluding batteries
Notes & Special Features
Coverage: 135 28mm lens covered / IX240 24mm lens covered
Flash Capacity: 250 to 1700
AF-Assist Beam: Built-in (linked to center focusing point, 2.3ft./0.7m to 16.4ft./5m)
Shoe Lock: Provided

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great flash

I bought this to use with a Digital Rebel to do field inspections for insurance and mortgage companies. The flash on my Digital Rebel quit and I needed more output anyway. I took upwards of 2,000-3,000 shots with this flash with absolutely no problems. It took a beating and kept on working.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

weak flash

only good for portrait

Reviewed by 11 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for a compact design flash

By

from Edmundston, NB  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I will use this product with a hot shoe slave to get more distant flash exposure.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

When you can't get quite close enough!

By

from Palm Bay, Florida  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This flash has eneabled me to shoot stage productions, night shots, and numerous images that were in less than ideal lighting situations, without having to depend on image correction software. It provides uniform lighting at the click of the shutter. It makes lighting correction one less thing to worry about!

 
5.0

Great flash, Small, affordable

By

from Winchester/Richmond, VA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Works good, I don't shoot much with a flash, but it does what I want. Can't go wrong with a Canon product.

 
2.0

weak flash

By

from miami  -  Casual user

only good for portrait

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Compact and lightweight are good

By

from Coral Springs,Florida  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I have a 580EX II Speedlight. It is fantastic! However, there are times I would prefer to carry around a more compact, lightweight unit such as the 220 EX. The 220 EX works great for those applications where a bigger, more powerful unit such as the 580 EX are not needed.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

We were happy with the product

By

from haverhill, ma  -  Casual user

We are happy with the product

 
5.0

Big Flash in a Small Package

By

from Elmhurst, NY  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Bought the Canon Speedlite 220EX for my Canon G9. I find it to be very compatible with the camera and not nearly as bulky as the more expensive higher-end Canon flash units. The compact flash is well constructed, lightweight, and has good range. I certainly recommend the 220EX for any compatible compact cameras.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice flash

By

from Anchorage, Alaska  -  Professional

Wow - instant recycling. Nice output, nice and small.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great flash

By

from Franklin, Tennessee  -  Casual user

I bought this to use with a Digital Rebel to do field inspections for insurance and mortgage companies. The flash on my Digital Rebel quit and I needed more output anyway. I took upwards of 2,000-3,000 shots with this flash with absolutely no problems. It took a beating and kept on working.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Small, compact. Uses reg, rech. bat.

By

from Wichita, KS

Excellent output. Consistent light output. Good battery life

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