Canon Speedlite 270EX II

Canon Speedlite 270EX II

Canon Speedlite 270EX II

B&H # CA270EX2 MFR # 5247B002
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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 Two 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 a recycle time of 0.1 to 3.9 seconds. Other modes include high-speed, first and second curtain sync settings. It runs on just two AA batteries and comes with a mini stand and a case.

Remote release function has a delay of two 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
UPC: 013803135268
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Canon Speedlite 270EX II
  • Mini Stand
  • Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon 270EX II specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 88.58'  / 27 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    Exposure Control E-TTL / E-TTL II
    Angle of Coverage 75°
    46°
    Bounce Head 0 to +90°
    Swivel Head None
    Coverage 28 - 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 - 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 Operation 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 (W x H x D) 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
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    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.55 x 3.25 x 2.75"

    Canon 270EX II reviews

    Speedlite 270EX II is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 221.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Canon Cameras with no pop-up flash! I've had the Canon 20D,40D and 7D and all of those had a pop-up flash. The new 5D Mark IV that i now have does not! I usually do a lot of studio work but every now and then find myself in just casual shooting situations! I purchased this flash as a small, unobtrusive replacement for the pop-up flash and it does the job splendidly! It's way better than putting the 600 EX-RT on the camera for just casual situations! Granted it is the smallest Canon flash and it will no where come close to the 600 EX-RT in power, but as long as you recognize that and use it as just a pop-up flash replacement, you won't be disappointed! Very happy with this purchase!
    Date published: 2016-11-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canon Speedlight 270EX II I purchased this small but mighty Speedlight because my 5D Mark III doesn't have a built-in flash. I already have a 580EX II, but don't always need the 'big-guns', with all of the manual overides and fuul power etc. The 270EX II is TTL compatible, but there are no manual overides or pretty much anything but an on/off switch and a slave feature. Great for 15' and less, bounce (but no tilt-swivel), fill-in flash etc. Nice build quality, but with two AA batteries, the recycle time could be better. Recommend either Lithium AA or 2900 Mah NiMH rechargeables. I like it very much - for what it is.
    Date published: 2012-08-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lighting help My Canon 5D Mark III does not have a flash built-in. This is a small, easy, and relatively cheap solution. It lacks power to light up a whole room, but is good for fill flash on nearby subjects, and close-ups. The remote function is infrared based so the flash has to point at the front of the camera for it to work, and it requires a commander flash or Wi-Fi transmitter to work as a real slave flash. This is a draw back. If you want to quickly use your camera with a flash as a snap shooter for a while this flash is sufficient. Otherwise I would spend just a bit more for the extra power and functions, and deal with the extra size and weight.
    Date published: 2016-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent light weight fill flash I bought this flash to use my 5D II for fill light on day light shots. So far it has exceeded my expectations. It does not have all the functionality of the a 580 EX unit, but it does have all the functionality required for casual shots. And the best part, it is surprisingly compact and very light weight. I just went on a cruise, I pulled my 580 EX II out of the bag and took this instead. If I'm honest, there were a couple of evening shots that would have benefited from the extra power of the 580, but nothing that can't be resolved in Lightroom. Overall taking the 270 was a great choice and I only went through two sets of batteries in seven days of shooting.
    Date published: 2011-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compact flash for Canon T2i Very lightweight and easy to use. Huge improvement over the pop-up flash, at a reasonable cost. Doesn't add any noticeable weight to what is already a lightweight camera body (EOS T2i). Helps minimize/eliminate shadowing effect with full 90degree tilt and fits right in your pocket or camera side pouch. Decent flash is a must for any DSLR kit and this will get the job done for any amateur photo enthusiast. It certainly doesn't feel like it would survive any major drop, but I suspect most flash attachments wont fare to well if they ever kiss the concrete. Overall, it feels sturdy enough to survive one's pocket or bouncing around in a bag.
    Date published: 2011-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice fill in flash I bought this flash as a fill in flash for travel. I do not use flash a lot - my Canon 5D Mark III has very high ISO range. But sometimes it helps. The build is solid, the control is simple. In case of Mark III you can fully control the flash from the camera - put in manual mode (1-1/64), slow sync, etc. Most of the typical features for Speedlight flash. Another feature I found useful I can use this flash as a remote control for my camera. So if I am shooting from a tripod I don't need to carry any additional remote switch! Useful. When I don't need many lenses and just attach 24-105 to the body, it fits nicely in Lowerpro TLZ1 together with my camera and GPS unit. So I highly recommend this flash. I have other flashes, but they are too bulky for travel with a small bag.
    Date published: 2012-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from When you need alittle more flash Purchased this unit when my built-in camera flash didn't work well as the master for a pair of umbrella flash units- it created shadowing and some red-eye issues. The tilt head feature of this compact little unit eliminated those issues. For my next shoot it saved me alot of time in postprocessing. Well worth the price for that alone! Found myself carrying this handy little flash whenever I wanted to travel light and bounce alittle fill flash off a ceiling or take some shadows out of an outdoor portrait. Works great on any Canon Digital SLR and exceeds the capabilities of built-in camera flashes.
    Date published: 2012-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good little flash that doubles as a remote shutter I bought this to go on my EOS M a few years ago as opposed to the tiny 90 EX. I wanted something small but not that small. The head tilts up to bounce and manually zooms (pull it out) for telephoto. It can be used as a slave and remote shutter trigger too. Recycle time isn't too bad considering it uses two AA batteries. Generally faster than the built in flash. Very good build quality. For the size and price this is a pretty good flash but don't expect performance of a 580 EX II or 600 EX out of it.
    Date published: 2016-05-12
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