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CanonSpeedlite 270EX II
 
4.5

(based on 167 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (105)
  • Easy to use (101)
  • Compact (68)
  • Attach securely (27)
  • Durable (26)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (73)
    • 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 (146), 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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    1.0

    Dud

    By rads

    from Aurora, CO

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

    With freshly charged eneloops inside, this unit burned out after the first flash with a smell of burning electronics. It's the first dud product I've received from Canon as a 25-year customer.

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    4.0

    You light up my life

    By Kschey

    from Chicago Il

    About Me Film Professional, Professional photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Good For Fill Flash
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

      Great fill light, slave function allows me to use it for macro photoraphy. Size, slave function, its straight forward easy of use and the fact its an OEM flash are the primary reasons why bought the unit. I also needed a small flash when I wasn't in a situation where I couldn't bring a bigger flash

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great

      By MS

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon Speedlite 270EX II:

            I purchased this as a lightweight portable fill flash for the 5DIII and it works great especially for travel.

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            • No

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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

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                  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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                      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

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                          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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