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Canon Speedlite 270EX II USA

B&H # CA270EX2 Mfr # 5247B002
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Price: $169.00
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Product Highlights
  • Guide Number: 89' at 100 ISO and 50mm
  • Guide Number: 72' at 100 ISO and 28mm
  • E-TTL / E-TTL II Compatible
  • Wireless Slave Capabilities
  • Compact & Lightweight
  • 2-Second Flash Delay Possible
  • Lightweight at 5.5 Ounces

The Canon Speedlite 270EX II is a compact flash unit designed for Canon cameras. when used with select Canon EOS DSLR cameras that have a master function, the Speedlite 270EX II can be used as a wireless slave flash. The 270EX II can also be used with other compact digital camera models equipped with a dedicated flash shoe mount. The 270EX II's Tele/Wide function allows adjustment of illumination angle and guide number to match shooting conditions. Manual power adjustment from 1/1 to 1/64 is also available and it comes with a soft case for storage.

Flash coverage can be switched between Normal (28mm full-frame equivalent, max. Guide No. 72 ft./22m at ISO 100) and Tele (50mm full-frame equivalent, max. Guide No. 89 ft./27m at ISO 100).
Slave function allows the flash to be triggered wirelessly when used with an Canon EOS DSLR with a master function.
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.
Additional Features
AF Assist Beam--Intermittent flash firing system
Effective range: At center: Approx. 13.1 ft./4m; Periphery: Approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m (in total darkness)
Compatible with model EOS 5D Mark II and later. Available via firmware update for: EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, and EOS Rebel XS.
Bounce: Up: 60°, 75°, 90°
Custom Functions: 1) C.Fn-01: Auto power off (Enabled/Disabled); 2) C.Fn-06: Quick flash w/continuous shot (Disabled/Enabled); 3) C.Fn-10: Slave auto power off timer (60 minutes/10 minutes); 4) C.Fn-11: Slave auto power off cancel (Within 8 hours/within 1 hour)
Transmission Range: Reception of all channels via light pulse signal reception on the master unit
Reception Angle: ±45° horizontally and ±25° vertically, facing the transmitter on the master unit
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 72' (21.95 m) ISO100 at 28 mm position
Exposure Control TTL
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes0° to +90°
Swivel Head None
Coverage 28 mm - 50 mm (Full frame)
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 3.9 seconds
Power Source 2x AA Alkaline Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.6 x 2.6 x 3.0" / 6.6 x 6.6 x 7.6 cm
Weight 5.5 oz / 156 g
Canon Speedlite 270EX II
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CanonSpeedlite 270EX II
     
    4.6

    (based on 155 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (93)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (56)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (99)
    • Easy to use (95)
    • Compact (62)
    • Attach securely (27)
    • Durable (26)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (68)
      • At home (35)
      • General purpose (30)
      • Everyday (29)
      • Indoors (28)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (29), Photo enthusiast (22), Enthusiast (21), Semi-professional (12), Parent (11)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (138), 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.

      VS

      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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      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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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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!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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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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              • No

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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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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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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                • No

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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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                • No

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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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                  • No

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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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                    • No

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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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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        great product

                        By marcinphilly

                        from philadelphia

                        Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                        I bought this unit for 5d mark iii which do not have a built-in flash. Nice little unit . I like built-in remote control.

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                        4.0

                        Good light

                        By Mike in Tallahassee

                        from Tallahassee, FL

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Charges Quickly
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                            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.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great portable speedlite

                            By Grandjul

                            from London, UK

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                              Good match for a Canon 6D to take on the move

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Flash

                              By George

                              from Ky

                              Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                              Great Flash

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                              4.0

                              Small, but powerful

                              By John

                              from Chino Hills, CA

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                  I got this flash for urban exploration and to have something small when I'm carrying my camera in tight areas or crowds. This flash throws plenty of light for shots near and far. Not quite a replacement for larger Canon flashes, but a very good alternative where compact and lightweight is needed.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  What a great little addition to my gear

                                  By Mike

                                  from Overland Park Kansas

                                  About Me Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Charges Quickly
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Small Space

                                    Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                    I have 4 580 EX flashes, but some time I just want some thing small but powerful enough to do the job. The Speedlite 270EX II does the job

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                    • Similar:
                                    • Canon 580 EX II

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                                    5.0

                                    purchased for my rebel t3i

                                    By Victoria

                                    from US

                                    Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                    So glad I purchased this external flash at the time I bought my Canon rebel t3i so that I don't have to depend on the built in flash. I am a beginner photographer looking to improve my photography skills. It's easy to use, I like it can be master or slave, I like being able to adjust the light to different angles. Good value and good quality.

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                                    5.0

                                    Very Pleased

                                    By Rob

                                    from Florida

                                    Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                    Got the flash for my wifes Xi. She knows just enough to be dangerous with her camera. I looked at the next level up in flashes but seeing all the buttons and programming I was worried she would be overwhelmed with it. The 270 ex has performed better than expected especially indoors. Christmas pics were much brighter. We took some with and without and couldn't believe the difference. The flash will angle up. Reload time is very quick for 2-3 shot burst. No more than 3-5sec wait when it does need to re-load itself. I give this a 5 star for price and performance. For an entry level type flash that will do more than you ask it is a great buy.

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                                    4.0

                                    Beautiful flash!

                                    By Sylvie

                                    from Boston, MA

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

                                      The product was super easy to install. It is really compact and easy to use. It is a great flash for people who want beautiful pictures without spending an arm and a leg.

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                                      • You Pay: $10.50
                                       

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                                      • You Pay: $89.95
                                       

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                                      • You Pay: $69.95
                                       
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