Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras – Product Description:

Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash for Canon Digital SLR CamerasPerfect for expanding your creative options on compact cameras and entry-level EOS DSLRs, Canon’s new Speedlite 270EX adds power and flexibility for enhanced flash photography anywhere. Light, compact and small enough to fit in your pocket, Speedlite 270EX features 2-step coverage for 28mm and 50mm focal lengths, plus a highly useful bounce-flash function for amazingly easy, polished results. Powered by 2 AA batteries (not included), the Canon Speedlite 270EX is easily set-up and controlled through your camera’s menu system (with select models), communicates color temperature information with your camera for optimal white balance and recharges silently in less than 4 seconds. An indispensable complement to your Canon camera, Speedlite 270EX is a perfect extension of your photographic genius. Be sure to pick up the Canon Speedlite 270EX today!

Product Features :

  • Compact, lightweight design – ideal for compact PowerShot cameras (G-series and select SX-series) and EOS Rebel class cameras
  • 28mm and 50mm. 2-step Coverage Angle Selection
  • Bounce feature for an even greater range of picture-taking options
  • Simple set-up using the camera’s rear monitor
  • Color temperature communication

Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras – Review:

270EX COMPACT MARVEL!

I purchased this flash for my new (and awesome!) Canon 5D Mark II. Most of the time, the Mark II can handle indoor and low lighting conditions without any issue; it’s quite usable up to 3200 ISO. Still, even in RAW mode it can’t handle all lighting conditions as it doesn’t have an onboard flash. I like using flash for fill lighting especially for shooting flowers and insects. That’s where the 270ex comes in as a carry around flash. The most surprising thing was how small and light it is; it really does fit in a shirt pocket. It powers up and is ready much faster than I expected considering it just takes 2 batteries. Considering the low profile, the forward angle of the build helps to eliminate lens shadows on long lenses. Still, it isn’t without some faults; it isn’t the build quality of a 580ex or 430ex. It also isn’t the widest coverage I’ve seen on a flash with just 28 & 50mm settings. Still it’s pretty great considering that it isn’t supposed to be a replacement for a 580ex II.

Pros
*Light & small, fits in a shirt pocket
*Forward tilt angle doesn’t cause lens shadow on a 24-105IS when fully extended
*Usable bounce angles
*Takes just 2 standard AA batteries
*Fast flash recharge
*Quite operation; way better than my 430ex Speedlite
*Good color temperature, not too blue
*Simple foot lock switch
*Easy operation with both the 5dII and 9G

Cons
*Less impressive build that more expensive Canon Speedlites
*So-so flash coverage when lens is 24mm or wider

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