Canon 270EX II Speedlite Flash

Speedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR

  • Model: 270EX II Speedlite Flash
  • Sku: SPEED270EX
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  • Flash Exposure Modes: E-TTL II And E-TTL.
  • Bounce Feature Provides Greater Range Of Picture-Taking Options With 60°, 75°, And 90° Settings.
  • Compact, Lightweight Design - Ideal For Compact PowerShot Cameras (G-Series And Select SX-Series) And EOS Rebel Class Cameras.
  • Built-In AF-Assist Beam Compatible With EOS Multi-Point AF Systems Including 45-Point Area AF Types
  • Optimized Recycling Time (Approx. 0.1 To 3.9 Seconds)
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The Canon Speedlite 270EX is versatile and portable without being complicated. The flash head bounces and has two-steps for different focal lengths. It makes use of just two AA batteries which adds to the minimal impact it has on camera bag cargo space. The flash supports all current versions of TTL, including evaluative E-TTL II. This is great for photographers that shoot high contrast or reflective subjects, like those encountered in wedding photography.
 

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Dimensions

Unboxed
Height 2.6 in
Width 2.5 in
Weight 5.1 oz
Depth 3.0 in
Boxed
Height 7.0 in
Width 7.0 in
Weight 1 lbs
Depth 8.0 in

Package Contents

  • Soft Case

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CanonSpeedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Slow recycling time (3)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Small, Compact and User Friendly Flash

    By Lionheart

    from NYC

    Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR:

    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

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOVE THIS FLASH

    By Khoff

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR:

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

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    (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 Speedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR:

      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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      (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 Speedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR:

        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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        (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 Speedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR:

            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.

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            (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 Speedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR:

                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.

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                (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 Speedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR:

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

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                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Canon Speedlight 270EX II

                    By bherman01545

                    from Shrewsbury, MA

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Slow recycling time

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR:

                      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.

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                      (103 of 111 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Useful and Lightweight

                      By undrgnd40

                      from Minnesota

                      Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX External Flash For SLR:

                      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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