Canon - Speedlite 270EX II External Flash

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Enhance the creative power of your digital camera with this external flash that features a wireless slave function and vertical bounce capability. The ultralight, compact design makes it an accessory that's easy to add to your camera bag.
$169.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Canon Speedlite 270EX II External Flash
  • Soft case (270EX II)
  • Mini stand (270EX II)
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (111 out of 117)

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Features


Compatible with select digital cameras

Including Canon DSLR models.

External flash

For enhanced lighting capability.

Ultralight, compact design

For lighting that is easy to carry.

Vertical bounce capability

Up to 90° for a wide range of picture-taking options.

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.

Slave function

Allows the flash to be triggered wirelessly when it is used with an EOS DSLR with a master function.

Versatile flash coverage

Can be switched between normal and telephoto.


Customer rating

4.5
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from basic DSLR flash!

    Posted
    Nate
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    This unit is an good upgrade from the basic flash included on most DSLRs. However it may leave you wanting a better flash when you see what some of the very nice units out there can do for only $100 more. It includes nice features such as being able to use bounce flash (limited to only vertical 45, 60, or 75 degrees) and act as a wireless remote. It can also be used to provide wireless flash as a slave unit. Overall if you are an amateur photographer with a Cannon DSLR and just want a little nicer flash than the camera has built in, this flash is perfect for you. But if you need to use more advanced features such as horizontal bounce flash, and IR focus adjustment, then I recommend moving one step up to the Cannon SpeedLite 430 EX II.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact Flash with Power

    Posted
    JBmoe
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    I bought this flash for my new Canon G15 series camera. Since the camera is not as large as SLR cameras, it is a perfect size for this camera and other smaller cameras and fits very easily on the top of my camera. It also only takes 2 "AA" batteries which is much nicer that a previous one I had which was bulky on top of the camera and took 4 batteries. It has enough power to compensate for the lack of light from 10 ft. to at least 30 or 40 ft. away. My only gripe about it is the inability to adjust it in small increments upward. It only has 2 adjustments upward, one being ceiling bounce mode. But unless you're expecting to do some serious photography (even though I'm pretty picky myself), it meets all the expectations of a smaller fill flash at a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent flash for Canon Digital Camera

    Posted
    camdigfan
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    I needed a flash to take photos at a night wedding. Researched flashes and this one was compatible with my camera, seemed easy to understand and use since there was no extra time for "learning". Bought the Flash with help from a Best Buy associate. Returned home, read the small amount of instructions, slid the flash on the camera, used the AUTO settings, and all worked perfectly. The Flash was a big assist and improvement over the Pop-up flash I was used to using. The flash was not heavy and did not add extra bulk to the camera assembly. It was a definite "best buy"---glad I took the chance. I am completely happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Portable Flash With So-So Purpose

    Posted
    808Jordan

    This flash is a small and lightweight unit that has a bit more power than your camera's on-board flash, but not nearly the power or the flexibility and quality of a 430EXII or higher flash. Having a 5DMk3, I bought this flash because my camera has no on-board flash. This way I could slip this in my bag and it would take up almost no room. Well, the quality of the flash output and the power just wasn't enough and I almost never used it, and eventually sold it. It's not a terrible product, but I'd highly encourage the purchase of a 430EXII instead! I bought the Yongnuo 565-II flash instead, which has the power of the 580EXII but without the TTL. To each their own, but I was not a fan of this flash.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't need much and this was perfect.

    Posted
    Vinny
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    To be honest, I don't generally use a flash, but I was doing a photo shoot for a friend and needed to get something to act as a fill since there was so much sun. I got it the night before and used it the next day. Stellar. Did exactly what I needed it to. It's not the biggest bang in the Speedlite line, but I imagine that for infrequent or light use personal needs it's plenty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition for night photography

    Posted
    camdigfan
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    The flash works perfectly with my Canon camera. All I had to do was add the batteries, slide the flash onto the hot shoe connection, turn on the flash and camera and I was ready to start photographing. I took sample shots without the flash and then using the flash and there was a noticeable improvement. The flash is capable of much more and I cannot wait to begin experimenting and exploring all possibilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    bargain for the money

    Posted
    Algas
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    This was purchased for a Canon 5Dmkii, a camera body that has not flash. The 270EX ii is small, lightweight, 2 AA battery strobe that doubles as a portable unit or as a second flash, slave flash - for a small price. The only drawback is that although the flash can be bent upward to "bounce", like all brand small flashes, it does not swivel; only horizontal shots can be illuminated by bouncing off a ceiling, but not for vertical shots like the 430EX, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    Posted
    photographe

    The first couple hours of using this flash it worked nicely, but toward the end of the event I noticed a very long recharge time after the flash goes to sleep. I thought this might be a battery issue but even after changing batteries the problem continued. I miss opportunities for several pictures in the time it takes the flash to recharge. On the other hand when it does work, it really does a good job as a fill flash.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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