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Canon Speedlite 270EX II

BH #CA270EX2 • MFR #5247B002
Canon Speedlite 270EX II
Key Features
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 89' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Coverage: 28mm & 50mm (Full Frame)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
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.
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Canon 270EX II Overview

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

Canon 270EX II Specs

Key Specs
Guide Number
88.58' / 27 m at ISO 100 (50 mm Position)
Bounce Head
0 to +90°
Exposure Control
Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
Wireless Operation
Infrared (TTL)
Up to 16.4' / 5 m
Internal Power
2x AA (Alkaline)
Flash Head
Guide Number
88.58' / 27 m at ISO 100 (50 mm Position)
Coverage
Full-Frame
28 to 50 mm
Angle of Coverage
75°
46°
Bounce Head
0 to +90°
Swivel Head
No
Recycle Time
Approx. 0.1 to 3.9 Seconds
Secondary Illumination
No
Exposure Control
Exposure Control
Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
Flash Modes
Hi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Wireless
Wireless Operation
Infrared (TTL)
Up to 16.4' / 5 m
Wireless Channels
4
Wireless Groups
1
Power
Internal Power
2x AA (Alkaline)
External Power Pack Compatible
No
General
Mount
Shoe
Off-Camera Terminal
No
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.6 x 2.6 x 3" / 66 x 65 x 77 mm
Weight
5.47 oz / 155 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.54 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.65 x 3.4 x 2.65"

Canon 270EX II Reviews

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Can I use this with a Canon ae-1

Can I use this with a Canon ae-1
Asked by: Pedro
Since I am not a big fan of flash, I have not used mine yet but it was purchased because it was compatible with my Mark IIII.
Answered by: Kay
Date published: 2020-05-19

focal length is listed as 28 or 50mm... will this ...

focal length is listed as 28 or 50mm... will this not work with an 85mm lens?
Asked by: Paolo
yes
Answered by: kevin
Date published: 2020-03-17

Is this better than the builtin flash on my canon ...

Is this better than the builtin flash on my canon sl3?
Asked by: Narick
This flash would provide more output than the built in flash of the Canon Rebel SL3.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-03-05

Can this model be slaved to a Canon 430EX III RT ...

Can this model be slaved to a Canon 430EX III RT master?
Asked by: David
According to the specs, it can act as a slave, but for infrared only (Canon calls this "optical"), not for radio transmission (the "RT" in Canon Speedlites), which means it will need line-of-sight. Your Canon 430 EX III RT does both, so the short answer to your question is yes, but you need to be aware of the distinction in setting it up, and also for placement of the two speedlites. In other words, this might not work real well if you plan on placing it behind your model as a rim light, for example, or hidden behind a planter.
Answered by: Mary
Date published: 2019-09-11

Can you flash exposure compensation?

Can you flash exposure compensation?
Asked by: Jose
yes. however it must be set using the camera menu.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-15

is this compatible with the EOS R?

is this compatible with the EOS R?
Asked by: Paul
Fully compatible.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2019-07-17

What I need for a off camera flash

What I need for a off camera flash
Asked by: Pedro
You will need a Godox wireless flash trigger and receiver for wireless setup or you can look at Vello TTL off camera flash cord for a wired connection . The vello cord comes in 3’ , 6’ or 11’ lengths .
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-02

Does this flash support Canon T7 high speed sync? ...

Does this flash support Canon T7 high speed sync? BH site said yes, but one Q&A said no...
Asked by: Patton
I'm honestly not sure about the T7, I use it with my 5d mk4 & 6d mk2... Works beautifully with both... There are no exceptions in the owners manual!
Answered by: JAMES
Date published: 2019-05-24
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