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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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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 revieweqecdcbceqvudvdrecfadttbebtqasuw
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.
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Huge improvement from using the built in flash. However, now I wish that I bought a model which also swivels side to side. This model only swivels up and down.
As you know the 5D Mark III does not have a built in flash. I bought this flash to use when I needed fill in in outdoor shooting. It is light, compact and has the advantage of a rotating head so it can be used as a bounce flash. Will fit in my pocket so will be available when needed.
PERFECT FOR THE M3.
perfect for the M3
Used this for several events and concerts now and has been a great addition to my kit. Small and light. Easy to use.
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.
This little speedlite is just what I had hoped for. Something compact that gets it done. Great for fills and easy to configure.
I use it on my 6D and 80D when a little fill flash is needed, with a Sto-fen diffuser.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great product for the price!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This little flash is just what I had hoped for. Something compact that gets it done. Great for fills and easy to configure.
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.