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Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera
 
4.7

(based on 37 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (35)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Reliable (12)
  • Durable (9)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (20)
    • Travel (17)
    • Everyday (14)
    • Home (14)
    • Fill flash (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (21), Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great as a Master for wireless flash

    I bought the 90EX as a Master for my Canon T2i and Canon 430EXII flash. Wow, it works incredibly well! I use my 430EXII flash mounted on an umbrella at various angles as...Read complete review

    I bought the 90EX as a Master for my Canon T2i and Canon 430EXII flash. Wow, it works incredibly well! I use my 430EXII flash mounted on an umbrella at various angles as a slave flash, and the 90EX has had a 100% success rate in triggering my 430EXII, without having direct line of site indoors. I also like that it uses AAA batteries rather than 2CR5 like the Canon ST-E2. It comes with a little soft pouch, I would have liked a harder pouch, but it's fine. The flash is also very small, I was shocked how tiny this is (see photo). On the back of the flash (see photo), there is a power button, a battery cover, and a lock for the flash shoe area. No other buttons, as it's controlled through the camera menu which I like very much. Overall, I highly recommend the Canon 90EX as an economical Master for wireless flash if your camera is able to control the flash through the menu system.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Tiny, not too useful

    I got this flash to give me a small flash when using my EOS-M. Unfortunately, for most cases, I pull my 480 exII out instead for the ability to direct the light elsewhere. ...Read complete review

    I got this flash to give me a small flash when using my EOS-M. Unfortunately, for most cases, I pull my 480 exII out instead for the ability to direct the light elsewhere. The only real useful way I've successfully used this flash is as a master and it works great for that - and is also why I'm keeping it.

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    5.0

    Canon 90EX Flash

    By Shutterbug

    from Milton, Florida

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

      Very effective yet small enough to carry in a pocket or vest until you need it. That can be very important while hiking. I have used mine for a few months now with a Canon 50D. Slightly more power that the pop up flash. I use it primarily as a trigger for a Canon 550EX and 270 strobe. I can create some very nice lighting for portraits both indoors and in the field. Being so small it is great for travel.

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      5.0

      Good Speedlight Trigger

      By Orwell

      from Illinois

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

        I use this flash on my 6D as a master to trigger my other Canon flashes and it works very well.No odd ball batteries and it is very very lite.Very good investment.

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        5.0

        Excellent Value (see Comments)

        By Cap'n Joe

        from New Jersey

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • "master" Flash
          • Home
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

          I specifically bought the product for its "Master" capabilities (ETTL). I'm using it in my small amateur studio for portrait work. Like a few of the Canon DSLRs with built-in flashes, you can use this one as a master while using more powerful off camera flashes as slaves.For $[$], it's considerably cheaper than the ST-E2 or ST-E3-RT transmitters ($[$] and $[$] respectively).When used as a Master, it doesn't add its own flash to the exposure. It only controls the slaves via ETTL. Its distance is limited, however, it works very nicely in my very small studio. I'm using it on my Canon 6D. It's a very nice capability to have, especially for $[$].

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          5.0

          Great and Portable Flash

          By veraphoto

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Traveling

            Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

            The canon EOS M is a great camera disguised as a "point & shoot" and the 90EX is the perfect flash for it.

            You could use a larger canon flash (600EX or the 430EX), but you would loose the small size advantage. The 90EX is tiny in size, so it keeps everything small. This is good if you are shooting small gatherings. If you are looking to do some more advanced work with a flash, this is would not be the right tool for the job, since it is fixed facing forward, it doesn't tilt up or turn sideways..

            For small, personal work, it is perfect.

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            5.0

            great fits in my pocket

            By Dieterman

            from Burtonsville MD

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

              I use it for indoors and fillin flsh outdoors. works great

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              5.0

              90EX Flash works great on my Canon EOS-M

              By Debbie

              from Chicagi, IL

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                Mostsly I use the flash with my new Canon EOS-M with the 22mm lens. It works great. I can also use it as a master to trigger other larger flashes when using a longer focal length lens.

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                5.0

                Perfect accessory!

                By R. Salgado

                from El Centro, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Battery life

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                I purchased this for my EOS-M but have found increased uses when mounting it on my T2i and using it to trigger the 430ex II Flash off-camera.

                I even use that setup with the EOS-M.

                The only "Con" I can find is the battery life is pretty short. About 100 shots with two AAA's.

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                5.0

                Cute

                By GMRRunners.

                from Glendora, CA

                About Me Semi-Professional

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                  Ultra compact with more power than you would expect given the size. Does a pretty good job of controlling my 550EX for off camera shooting.

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                  5.0

                  Amazingly light and capable flash

                  By Dalec

                  from Spokane, WA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                    I have a (much) larger Canon flash that works great with my new 6D, but I wanted something like the compact Nikon SB30 I used with a Coolpix before it died, a flash I could easily carry in a small bag (when I don't want to carry my big bag) and still might need flash. Turns out the 90EX is smaller and lighter than the SB30 (2.6 vs 3.825 oz), AND it serves as a master for my larger flash. It uses standard AAA batteries, rather than hard to find ones, and it puts out great light for illuminating fairly close subjects, even with a wide angle lens. For my purposes, it's a 5 star product; as a main flash, you need to know it does take 6 seconds to power up, after every shot, and it turns itself off pretty quickly and has to be intentionally turned back on, which might limit its usefulness in some settings. But for its size and price, it's a great deal.

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                    4.0

                    90EX Speedlight

                    By ODB

                    from Chicago

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Lack Of Angling Feature

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                      Great little compact flash I bought for the Canon ESO M. Light, compact and easy to use. It does not have an angling feature, which I like in my Nikon SB-400 - but for the purpose, I like this flash. The problem with the Canon EOS M is that you cannot adjust flash settings e.g. flash +/- or slow sync etc. Other than that, this is a good option for the EOS M owner when you need flash.

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                      3.0

                      Tiny, not too useful

                      By hiero

                      from Houston, TX

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                      Pros

                      • Functions As Master
                      • Lightweight
                      • Super Small

                      Cons

                      • Low power
                      • Not Adjustable

                      Best Uses

                      • As A Master

                      Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                      I got this flash to give me a small flash when using my EOS-M. Unfortunately, for most cases, I pull my 480 exII out instead for the ability to direct the light elsewhere. The only real useful way I've successfully used this flash is as a master and it works great for that - and is also why I'm keeping it.

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                      4.0

                      Good things come in small packages!

                      By Rusty Razor

                      from North Bay, CA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • 100 Compatibility
                      • Lightweight
                      • Small
                      • Wireless Commander

                      Cons

                      • Aaa Batteries
                      • No Bounce Flash
                      • Not That Powerful

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash With Oc Cable
                      • Home
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling
                      • Wireless Commander

                      Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                      The wireless flash commander function alone is worth the cost. I can set up slave groups easily and control them from the camera. It's not a powerful flash but works great indoors where I use flash the most.

                      Add the fact this flash is tiny and weighs almost nothing and it's always going to be in the bag instead of sitting in the cabinet.

                      Only downsides: no bounce, not very powerful, and runs on 2 AAA batteries.

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                      4.0

                      Nice flash for portability

                      By Ray

                      from California

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Af Assist Beam
                      • No Tilt And Swivel

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                      I bought this to use it for Canon EOS M for portability and for Wireless Master Function on my other Canon flash.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent flash for the size!

                      By Mike the canon man

                      from New Jersey

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Portraits
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                        I wasn't too sure when buying, but after reading some reviews I figured I would purchase. I must say I am very pleased. It gives off the flash I was looking for when shooting with my Canon 5d m2. I would purchase again!

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                        5.0

                        Great little flash

                        By Mehdi

                        from Los Angeles, CA

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                          Small size, great results, automatic.

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                          5.0

                          Portable nice flash

                          By Jack the Physical

                          from New Orleans, LA

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                            Though still an amateur/photography enthusiast, I would say this flash is a nice addition to EOS M. Fits very small in pocket or carrying bag. Don't forget to bring it especially when you have the 18-55 mm kit lens!

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                            4.0

                            EOS M Flash

                            By Mike Weidman

                            from Delaware, OH

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Price

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                            Bought to add more features and functionality to the EOS M. Works great. Very easy to add and remove and definitely offers the lighting needed.I'd like to see a lower price point in the future. I would think this would trend .

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                            4.0

                            An excellent "Master" for most Canons

                            By Bob Snow

                            from Sulphur Springs, TX

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Low output

                            Best Uses

                            • As A Master

                            Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                            This flash lacks enough output to properly light subjects except at very close distances.

                            It does shine for me used as a "master" to fire off camera flashes on those Canons without that capability in their on board flash.

                            Also, it is well made I think.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent in size and price

                            By Danny Yin

                            from Iselin, NJ

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                              The 90EX comes as a very tiny flash but still provides enough power to lighten up objects.

                              It also uses just two AAA batteries which makes me very convenient.

                              I will recommend this to my friends.

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                              5.0

                              Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M

                              By jltunnell

                              from OKC, OK

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera:

                                Excellent flash for Canon M camera. Small and powerful!

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