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Canon introduces Speedlite 270EX compact flashgun

 
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Mar 24, 2009 23:42 |  #1

http://www.dpreview.co​m …03canonspeedlit​e270ex.asp (external link)

The Speedlite 270EX includes a host of new features not available with a built-in flash that push the boundaries for the entry level flash market. These include the addition of a zoom head, ensuring efficient light distribution and bounce flash head, enabling light from the flash to bounce off a ceiling to produce pictures with more flattering lighting with softer tones and depth. Improved circuitry offers near silent recharging and enables similar recharging times as its predecessor, despite being powered by just 2 AA batteries.
Key Features include:
  • High power flash with a maximum guide number 27 m
  • Fast, silent recycle times
  • Manual flash output (settable via camera menus)
  • Speedlite controllable with compatible camera's menu
  • Zoom head
  • Bounce flash head

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Mar 24, 2009 23:48 |  #2

I dont think this flash will do so hot...

i was going to think about purchasing this camera for off camera shooting but...
-dont like that manual controls are set by the camera... it really excludes strobists...
-GN number is so low... 27m as compared to a 285hv at 37m...


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Mar 24, 2009 23:51 |  #3

Never mind I clicked the link..


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Mar 24, 2009 23:54 |  #4

Marloon wrote in post #7592681 (external link)
I dont think this flash will do so hot...

i was going to think about purchasing this camera for off camera shooting but...
-dont like that manual controls are set by the camera... it really excludes strobists...
-GN number is so low... 27m as compared to a 285hv at 37m...

Disagree.

- If the head can in fact rotate up so that it can be bounced off the ceiling then it could be a good match for the G10.

- There's lots of people who know enough to see that the flash built into their drebel isn't good enough but will be unwilling so spend the money for one of those big, expensive 430EX units.


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Mar 25, 2009 00:05 |  #5

krb wrote in post #7592712 (external link)
- If the head can in fact rotate up so that it can be bounced off the ceiling then it could be a good match for the G10.

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Mar 25, 2009 00:08 |  #6

Wonder how they'll price this?

Could be a nifty little unit for use in tight places (via hotshoe and radio trigger)

ETA: Couldn't they have put a PC port on it?


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Mar 25, 2009 00:09 |  #7

Canon Speedlite 270EX specifications

Guide Number • 27 max. (50mm)
Discharge Angles 0, 60, 75 and 90 degrees
Flash Modes • E-TTLII/E-TTL/TTL
• Hight Speed Sync
• M (Manual flash at full - 1/64)
AF Assit Beam Yes
Focal Length coverage 28, 50mm
Minimum Recycling Time Approx 3.9 sec
Power 2 x AA batteries
Weight (no batt) 145 g
Dimensions Controller unit: 64 mm (W) x 65 mm (H) x 72 mm (D)

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Mar 25, 2009 00:50 |  #8

Cute. I like it.


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Mar 25, 2009 00:56 |  #9

krb wrote in post #7592712 (external link)
Disagree.

- If the head can in fact rotate up so that it can be bounced off the ceiling then it could be a good match for the G10.

- There's lots of people who know enough to see that the flash built into their drebel isn't good enough but will be unwilling so spend the money for one of those big, expensive 430EX units.

what do you disagree with? I was saying that It won't do well as an off camera flash...

I'm agree with you on your points though.


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Mar 25, 2009 01:08 |  #10

You said it wouldn't do well. I think it's got a lot of potential in the consumer market even if it doesn't offer features that people like us consider important (or mandatory).


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Mar 25, 2009 01:09 |  #11

I'm a flash newbie, but depending on the price, this might not be bad for simple flash use for off-the-ceiling bounce...

And I wonder if it uses the on-camera menus like the 430EX II, and that's part of why its smaller with no controls?


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Mar 25, 2009 01:11 |  #12

Gig103 wrote in post #7593095 (external link)
...that's part of why its smaller with no controls?

Yep.


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Mar 25, 2009 01:16 |  #13

I think I'll get one for the 5d2.


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Mar 25, 2009 01:24 |  #14
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Probably enter at about the 300$ mark.


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Mar 25, 2009 01:53 |  #15

Karl Johnston wrote in post #7593135 (external link)
Probably enter at about the 300$ mark.

the $300 mark would be rather steep no? i mean a 430exII is only $260 last time i checked.


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