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Canon Speedlite 270EX II

B&H # CA270EX2 MFR # 5247B002 Imported
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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 89' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Coverage: 28mm & 50mm (Full Frame)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Wireless Slave TTL Functionality
  • Remote Control Shooting Capabilities
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-3.9 Seconds
  • High-Speed,1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 2 AA Batteries
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Designed as a compact source of on-camera light, the Speedlite 270EX II from Canon offers a guide number of 89' at ISO 100 when set to the 50mm position. The flash can also be set to a normal position with 28mm of coverage on full frame cameras and can tilt upward 90° for bounce capabilities. The unit even features wireless slave TTL functionality for off-camera lighting when used with a master unit.

A remote control shooting setting available on the 270EX II enables wireless triggering of certain DSLRs up to 16.4' away. It also has an AF assist beam and has a recycle time of 0.1 to 3.9 seconds. Other modes include high-speed, first and second curtain sync settings and it runs on just 2 AA batteries. Additionally, it comes with a mini stand and a case.

Remote release function has a delay of 2 seconds and will work with cameras compatible with the RC-6, RC-5, or RC-1 Remote Controllers
Effective flash range of 2.3 to 63.3'
Wireless slave setting is fixed to group A but works with all channels
Battery life of 100-680 flashes
Flash sends color temperature information to camera
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 88.58' (27 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Exposure Control E-TTL / E-TTL II
Angle of Coverage 75°
46°
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head 0° to +90°
Swivel Head None
Coverage 28 mm - 50 mm (Full frame)
Distance Range 2.30 to 63.32' (0.7 to 19.3 m) at f/1.4
Zoom Head Full frame: 28 mm - 50 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 3.9 seconds
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps) In-camera control
Wireless Transmission Method: Infrared
Distance: Up to 16.40' / 5 m
Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
Wireless Groups 1 Groups
Power Source 2x AA Alkaline Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.6 x 2.6 x 3.0" / 66.0 x 65.0 x 77.0 mm
Weight 5.47 oz / 155 g without batteries
Canon Speedlite 270EX II
  • Mini Stand
  • Case
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    CanonSpeedlite 270EX II
     
    4.6

    (based on 164 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (99)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (59)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (104)
    • Easy to use (100)
    • Compact (67)
    • Attach securely (27)
    • Durable (26)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (72)
      • At home (40)
      • General purpose (30)
      • Everyday (29)
      • Indoors (28)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (31), Photo enthusiast (22), Enthusiast (21), Parent (13), Semi-professional (12)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (144), Yes (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good light

      I needed a light for work functions that were in dimly lit rooms. The camera flash was not enough and fruistrating me. The Speedlite fills the frame nicely and doesn't over power the...Read complete review

      I needed a light for work functions that were in dimly lit rooms. The camera flash was not enough and fruistrating me. The Speedlite fills the frame nicely and doesn't over power the shots. Plus, I can move it to bounce or mute the light. It came with a diffuser that has been helpful.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Low powered but lightweight

      I normally use a Canon Speedlite 430EX with my G12 and my Rebel XSI. Often, I use a Canon STE2 wireless transmitter and hand-hold the flash of to the side for better portrait...Read complete review

      I normally use a Canon Speedlite 430EX with my G12 and my Rebel XSI. Often, I use a Canon STE2 wireless transmitter and hand-hold the flash of to the side for better portrait effects. The Speedlite 430 is rather large for the G12, so I bought the Speedlite 270EX II. I waited for the "II" model, because it works with Canon wireless transmission. It does indeed work with the STE2, even though few sites inform you of this; that's a big plus. However, I found (with the G12) that doing so isn't bright enough, and seems to throw the focusing off. It's fine for straight on shooting, but I also found it weak when using it as a bounce flash (even with white ceilings/walls). That's why I gave it 3 stars instead of 4. Otherwise, it's a nice compact unit that only uses 2 AA batteries and saves on the camera's battery not using the built-in flash.

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      4.0

      Nice little compact flash

      By Walt

      from Seattle

      Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

      I got this to compliment my G12 which it does well. From full wide to telephoto the exposure is right on. I'm looking forward to this travel kit when I don't have room for my L-Series lenses and body.

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      4.0

      pretty good for the price

      By sarahgump19

      from Virginia

      Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

      This speed light is pretty good considering the price. I used it for an evening, all indoor wedding - the batteries wore down after about 2 1/2 hours of shooting and the flash sometimes took a moment to catch up after continuous shooting...other than that, the photo results were great

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      5.0

      Great small flash

      By M. Kirkwood

      from St. Paul, MN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

            I was not sure such a small flash would work for me, but I've been really impressed with the 270EX II. I've found that a bounce flash is the key to natural looking interior photos, and this flash has worked well with the Canon SL1 body in our home with 8 ft. ceilings. I decided to buy this flash instead of a 40mm lens, which was the right decision. I'll still probably buy the lens, but the flash has been a great part of the small SL1 package.

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            5.0

            Small but Powerful

            By Mark

            from USA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

              Excellent flash for amateur or enthusiast. No thrills it simply works well.

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              • No

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              5.0

              bought one will buy another soon

              By rtkulhaw

              from michigan

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                fantastic item small but powerful ,great for carry around flash ,light weight but has great power for around the house, wish i would have tried this one sooner not nearly as bulky as the 600 not as many bells and whistles but it works perfect with my prime lens

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Little Flash

                By CarLosC

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                  I use it on my Canon Powershot G16. The camera supplies all of the necessary data to the flash- i.e. distance, lighting, etc. When the flash goes off the picture exposure is dead on. My flash photo's are much more accurate and vibrant with this flash as opposed to the standard camera flash. Highly recommended.

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                  5.0

                  Speed lite 270

                  By Armand

                  from NY

                  Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                  Excellent product happy I purchased this flash.

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                  4.0

                  Nice buy

                  By Mario

                  from Portugal

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                    I have a Canon 6d and wanted a flash the i could take on my pocket and this one is perfect. It´s not a flash for a pro, but for special occasions like parties is perfect, even not being a powerful one.

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                    5.0

                    Low price but quality product

                    By Dampofo

                    from Suwanee, GA

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Parent, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Charges Quickly
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Picture In Dark
                    • Illuminate Photos
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                      Great pictures in dark places
                      Battery last long

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Super Speedlite

                      By Kathie

                      from Dana Point, Ca.

                      Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                      Extremely happy with this product. Light weight, versatile and proforms well.

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic Flash!

                      By Phil the Photographer

                      from NY

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                        I recently did a photoshoot of actors rehearsing for a play. The shots came out great thanks to this flash! The light was subtle and the pictures sharp. Thank you Canon. Thank you B&H.

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                        5.0

                        great value

                        By kurm

                        from pennsyltucky

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                            fast recovery for multiple firing

                            easy to use

                            great price

                            win!

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                            5.0

                            Great for low light conditions!

                            By Manny @ NSALA

                            from Port Washington, NY

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • At Home
                              • Work Low Light Scenario

                              Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                              We have 5 of these on our organization's cameras. We use them in low lighting situations often and are QUICK to respond. Raising the flash at a 90 degree angle helps the most to bounce the light off the walls giving a great even balance in our photos. A diffuser cap also helps soften the flash on faces and animal eyes!

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                              5.0

                              Sleek Design and Lightweight

                              By Photostyle1

                              from Greenville, SC

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Charges Quickly
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Less Range Than Pro Flash
                              • Manual Zoom

                              Best Uses

                              • Lightweight Flash
                              • Looks Inconspicuous
                              • Travel
                              • Use Anywhere

                              Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                              I use this flash when I don't want the extra weight and size of my 430EX. This model is easy to use, reliable, portable and lightweight.

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                              4.0

                              Nice and compact. Should have bought it

                              By A_

                              from Boston MA

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Charges Quickly
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Carry Everywhere

                                Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                I jsut started using this nice little flash. I use it mostly or mild fill-in, along with a diffuser, and it works very, very well. It is small and light so I now carry it without a second thought. I should have purchased this years ago!

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                                5.0

                                Very Portable Flash!

                                By cys

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                About Me Technically Challenged

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Charges Quickly
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Can't Turn It Around
                                • No Lcd Panel

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                Hi everybody! Earlier in May of this year, in order for me to shoot great evening pictures, I decided to purchase this external flash for my Canon Power Shot G10 Point and Shoot Digital Camera. When I first brought the flash, I took it home and ran a test on it. The pictures came out way much clearer than the built-in flash. I was happy about that. It's a very versatile flash and fun to work with. It's the first time that I brought a non-disposal eternal flash. 2 important features that can be added to this flash: ability to move around clockwise and counterclockwise; has a LCD Panel. Other than that, I asked the customer service representive which flash is suitable for this camera and he showed me this flash. I'm completely satisfied on what he showed me and willing to use it well. Happy photo'ing everybody!

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                                5.0

                                Light, compact, works like a charm.

                                By Eire Bear

                                from Northern New Mexico

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Charges Quickly
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Surge Protected

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                  Whether you use it as your main light in a room, or as fill light in bright sunshine, this little marvel covers your needs well. The slave function is easy to control and the tele/wide handles just about every situation. Not too bright, not too dark, this little marvel works like a charm.

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                                  4.0

                                  Small, Handy, Useful

                                  By Maz

                                  from Colorado

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • At Home
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                    Unfortunately Canon did not put a pop-up, built-in, flash into EOS 6D, so one is forced to get this small flash. The flash itself is great, especially if you use a diffuser over it's head, especially a cloth diffuser for indoors. The cloth diffuser works outdoors as well as indoors. The head directs upwards but has no twist to sides. But, all in all, a nice little flash. Remember, it is a SMALL flash.

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                                    5.0

                                    Does exactly what its designed to do

                                    By Carl

                                    from New Zealand

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Long Charge Time

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                    While obviously not as powerful or versatile as my 600EX, I can use the 270EX II in places that I simply couldn't (or wouldn't want to) use a bulky pro speedlite.

                                    Travel is my main use for the 270EX II. I use the 270EX II for fill flash on a 6D and 1DX, and it does the job perfectly provided I know its limitations for power, and work within these.

                                    I'm really happy with the results and how small, light and discrete the flash is.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great accessory flash

                                    By matt

                                    from Greenville SC

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                        Great accessory flash - slave function as well!

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                                        Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

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                                        • You Pay: $17.95
                                         

                                        Flash Diffusers

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                                        Vello - Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 270EX/270EX II Speedlight
                                        • You Pay: $10.50
                                         

                                        Softboxes

                                        Vello - Ringbox Ringflash Adapter
                                        • You Pay: $89.95
                                         

                                        Flash Mounting

                                        Vello - Compact Shoe Stand for Universal Shoe Mount Accessories
                                        • You Pay: $7.95
                                         

                                        Sync Cords & Flash Remotes

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                                        Canon - OC-E3 Off Camera Shoe Cord (2')
                                        • You Pay: $69.95
                                         
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                                        • You Pay: $14.99
                                         
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