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by PowerReviews
 
4.6

(based on 203 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (123)
  • Easy to use (121)
  • Compact (89)
  • Fast charge (28)
  • Attach securely (27)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (88)
  • At home (55)
  • General purpose (30)
  • Everyday (29)
  • Indoors (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (39), Photo enthusiast (22), Enthusiast (21), Parent (16), Semi-pro photographer (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (165), Yes (12)

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

 

Speedlite 270EX II (ABNPix)

Great for quick easy fill flash. Im a pro photographer and get many assignments where I have to strip down my gear due to the assignment, bike riding, horse back, motor cycle,...Read complete review

Great for quick easy fill flash. Im a pro photographer and get many assignments where I have to strip down my gear due to the assignment, bike riding, horse back, motor cycle, air plane whatever. Its nice to have a super small flash when space is at a minimal in a cockpit or on a bike. It works great for fill. Recycle time, long so you need to get the shot right on the first or third frame to nail it. Limited custom functions.

Reviewed by 203 customers

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5.0

Perfect!

By Marvin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

perfect for the M3

 
5.0

Great for events and concerts on my 6D

By Dan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Used this for several events and concerts now and has been a great addition to my kit. Small and light. Easy to use.

 
4.0

Decent small flash

By Uncle Stinky

from Atlanta

Verified Buyer

I use this with both my Canon G16 and 7D for small lighting needs. I always use a difuser as it seems to be a little hot. I have experienced some issues with it not connecting well with the hot shoe contacts and thus not firing. Once it is seated properly it works well. I also use it as a slave with my 580 to add light to dark areas.

 
5.0

So good

By Hao

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

That's good

 
5.0

Nice speedlite

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

This little speedlite is just what I had hoped for. Something compact that gets it done. Great for fills and easy to configure.

 
4.0

Nice little flash!

By Jumar

from Atlanta

Verified Buyer

I use it on my 6D and 80D when a little fill flash is needed, with a Sto-fen diffuser.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for Canon Cameras with no pop-up flash!

By Clayton

from Raleigh NC

Verified Buyer

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!

 
4.0

Great flash for the money

By Shane W Designs

from Nashville, TN

Verified Buyer

Got this flash to do some portraits and maternity photos. Flash works great indoors and outdoors. For the money, you can't beat it. I rented the one that is 2 models above this and the only negative thing I would say about this vs the other one is that the flash does not rotate when you have the camera turned. The flash does shoot upward and at an angle but does not rotate in taking photos vertical...but that is not a big deal to me. I would def. recommend this to anyone looking for an external flash.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Lighting help

By Pro with snapping desire

from Las Vegas

Verified Buyer

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.

 
5.0

Compact

By Patrick

from Mequon, WI

Verified Buyer

I really like this flash, it's compact and works well. It's small but seems to be powerful enough. I used on my 6D at a recent family gathering and it worked great.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Most definitely!

By Steve

from Guilford, CT

Verified Buyer

Great product for the price!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Intuitive and Simple

By Macrocosm

from South West

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Camcorder Bag
    • Quick Charge
    • Travel

    Very intuitive simple flash. I have high-end Canon Flash 600EX-RT, but this one is smaller and easy to use for quick set up. It fits in a small corner of my camera bag. The vertical tilt for bouncing off ceiling works for regular sized rooms. I could use a little more power, but it can be adjusted wirelessly with my D70 even without transmitter. It also can be used in a group set up, although it will always be in group A and it cannot be changed.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It is what it is

    By Steve

    from Kentucky

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Charges Quickly
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • Travel

      This is the second one of these I have purchased, sorry to say that plastic and hard wood floors don`t go together, my fault. I liked the first one I purchased so this was a no brainer. I needed something that was user friendly. I wanted something small and easy to use for close areas and a fill flash for outside shady shots. Other Canon equipment I have. I have the Canon T2I and T5I bodies that I use, along with a Canon EF 50mm 1:1.4 ultrasonic lens, a Canon EFS 18-135mm zoom, these are the lenses I use usually use the flash with, not as much with the 50mm though, and my favorite lens is my EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 ultrasonic zoom. I would rather not use a flash at all, but the 270EX is just what I need and all I need. All Canon and all good.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exactly what it looks like

      By Eric Pound

      from Charlotte, NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Travel

        I do architectural and interior design photography - and this does exactly what it says it does, and nothing more.

        If you're looking for massive flash, this isn't it.

        But in my case, it's my 4th flash for, say, closets or other darkened areas that just need a kiss of light, but aren't the main focus of the picture.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Nice unit

        By Robert

        from Englewood, NJ

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home

            Nice small unit for my G1X Mark II. Have only used it a few times so far, but seems like it will perform well considering the size and cost. Would love to have seen a manual trip button to test it.B&H always gives a fair price and great service.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Shazam!

            By Jimbo

            from Valdosta, Ga

            About Me Amature Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Quick Charge

              This little flash is just what I had hoped for. Something compact that gets it done. Great for fills and easy to configure.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Full Function

              By fourbyfive

              from Aiken, SC

              Verified Buyer

              I thought of purchasing a Vivitar, Sunpak etc. since the price is less. I went with Canon for two reasons: Unit is a solid build, and it functions with all shutter sync configurations of a 7D. The others do not. This one has a reasonable GN, is tough and strong, and tilts up 90 degrees if needed. It doesn't swivel, which is a feature I rarely use and won't miss. Unit is used as a spare in case the big stuff fails.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice flash

              By Jumar

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Travel

                It's compact and fairly powerful.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent flash, can bounce off ceiling, great walkaround

                By freethrow

                from Denver, Co

                About Me Semi Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Walkaround Size

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Travel

                  Since Canon doesn't provide a built in flash on several of their dslr's this flash fits the bill. It's light, portable and adjusts so that you can bounce flash. Not too expensive. I use it more than my larger 600 model

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Flash, Easy to use

                  By Freethrow

                  from Denver, Colorado

                  About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Travel

                    I do professional photography and this flash was purchased as a backup/walkaround flash. I used it the other day when I went to mountains to shoot some snow scenes. It was a great surprise. It handled well, It will make a great travel flash. It is small but powerful.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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