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CanonSpeedlite 270EX II
 
4.6

(based on 157 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (101)
  • Easy to use (97)
  • Compact (64)
  • Attach securely (27)
  • Durable (26)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (70)
    • At home (37)
    • General purpose (30)
    • Everyday (29)
    • Indoors (28)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (30), Photo enthusiast (22), Enthusiast (21), Parent (12), Semi-professional (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (140), 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 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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      • No

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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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          • 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!

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              • 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.

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                • 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

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                                • 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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                                    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

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                                      • 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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