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Worthy successor to the venerable Canon 270EX II 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 primedto be there at every step.
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Just enough flash but not too bright if that makes sense. Doesn't make your subjects washed out or overly bright. Small, compact, not too heavy and easy to pack around with the rest of my camera equipment. Highly recommend. Lot of bang for the buck. Do yourself a favor and skip the big money items, this one works great!
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
Returned to Adorama. It was less effective than the built-in pop up on my 60D.
I have several Canon Speedlight 580ex ii flashes that I use with other larger Canon cameras but was looking for something small and portable to match my new (small) SL1. This flash is the perfect size to include in the bag with my SL1. It takes up very little space and does a great job of providing lighting for the quick "on-the-go" shots I take with this camera. The SL1 is my new take with me camera (previously had a G11 to carry around but wanted to be able to capture all the shots, which I was not always able to get with the G11) and the flash is a perfect addition. It's just the right amount of power with a great price to match.
If you've moved up to a camera with a 35mm film sized sensor, and you miss the pop-up flash that Canon somehow thinks you are now too "pro" to have any use for, this handy little flash will fill that void and then some. It is small enough to easily slip into a pocket. And it's also a bit stronger than a pop-up. Additionally, you can tilt the direction of the flash toward the ceiling for bounced light. You can also easily find a plastic diffusing "cap" to place over the flash head for softer light. I just took living room pictures on Christmas with a plastic cap diffuser and it offered a pleasant soft light that filled a wide angle view and was still more than strong enough for proper exposure. The two AA batteries don't last as long as I would like but that is a minor inconvenience.
This flash is perfect for my needs. I have tried several flashes and this one worked like i had hoped!
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.
The trigger and slave features have really helped expound my photography. Great flash for the money.
Really a great flash gives just that little bit extra that you need for certian settings
Works great for my casual photography.