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Old 4th of October 2011 (Tue)   #1
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Default Is the 270ex any good?

Thinking of buying the 270ex(II) as my first flash, is it any good for macro AND general light duties from time to time, i figure itl be light, compact and would be great for mounting on a bracket in pretty much any position i desire, just wondering how all you users find it, it would be used for macro 95% of the time.

(edit) alse how is the HSS and battery life?
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Old 5th of October 2011 (Wed)   #2
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There are people in the macro forum who use it. It would be best to seek them out and get their opinions. One thing, the 270 EX II has very little power and you will most likely get black backgrounds in all of your photos.
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Old 9th of October 2011 (Sun)   #3
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Default Re: Is the 270ex any good?

Cant see why you couldnt use it (with a ttl cord), probably make a really nice lightweight rig. Power shouldnt be an issue if mainly for macro, your only lighting a small close area. May struggle a bit for re-cylce time, but even my 430 does that.
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Default Re: Is the 270ex any good?

I do not know about the II version, but I used briefly the 270 and the recycling time was very frustrating and it chewed through batteries like crazy.
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Default Re: Is the 270ex any good?

Thanks for the response everyone, im still undecided on this at the mo, my budget is really only about £100, anything better for around that price? i dont mind buying secondhand, any good 3rd party stuff with TTL ?
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Default Re: Is the 270ex any good?

I'm not the greatest macro photographer out there, but the 270EX works great for me, I can use any F-number I like on my EF 100mm Macro, when taking macro photos. It works great for the price and weight, the re-cycle time is dealt with using chargeable NiHM batteries instead of Alkalines, works great, fast charging of the flash and the batteries last a lot longer than alkaline batteries.
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This should be at around 100 pounds
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Just wanted to make sure you take a look at Yongnuo flashes.
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