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Canon introduces Speedlite 270EX compact flashgun

 
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Mar 25, 2009 02:38 |  #16

300 is WAY Too high maybe 100-150 IMO


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Mar 25, 2009 02:43 |  #17

It is pretty much just like the Nikon SB400 which is about $125.

I would have loved one of these starting out - but now that I have had swivel, I couldn't live with just bounce.


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Mar 25, 2009 02:43 |  #18
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Really? The 220ex is about 270$ on adorama, and that's the predecessor of the device so I figure it'd be a little bit more expensive.

Edit: Nevermind was looking at the 430ex II by mistake :o


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Mar 25, 2009 02:47 |  #19

Karl, you must mean 300 CAD, in Canada, no?


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Mar 25, 2009 03:31 |  #20

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Mar 25, 2009 06:09 |  #21

Depending of price two of these on a bracket may be a lot cheaper than a Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash.


Can it be used as a slave to a 580EX II ?


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Mar 25, 2009 06:37 |  #22

whiteflyer wrote in post #7593759 (external link)
Can it be used as a slave to a 580EX II ?

Don't think so.

The press release for the 430 EX II (external link) specifically mentioned 'It can also be used as a slave unit when combined with a master unit in a wireless flash setup.'

This one does not.

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Mar 25, 2009 07:28 |  #23

borealis wrote in post #7593118 (external link)
I think I'll get one for the 5d2.

It would make a nice walk around flash. I've always wanted something like the SB400 for my 5D. When I take my kids to a park or something, I hated lugging the 580EX along as well. But the 220 never had the swivel head. This should fit the bill, but the SB400 is so small a compact.


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Mar 25, 2009 07:37 as a reply to  @ dbdors's post |  #24

The power seems a bit low. How fast will it recycle when bounced off 10' ceilings?


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Mar 25, 2009 08:10 |  #25

This would definitely make a great flash for the G* cameras (among others). Even as a really portable flash for travel when lugging a 580 around is too much. Sometimes you really just need a hint of fill or bounced light to boost the room.

Too bad about there not being manual controls on the flash though; I'd love to use this flash on my Leica M8. ;)


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Mar 25, 2009 08:16 |  #26

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7592770 (external link)
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?


Why couldnt Canon do that for any of there flashes?

Overall, I wont be purchasing one. You can find full manual flashes for super cheap these days, and with alot more power. Cute idea, but I'm in no way interested


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Mar 25, 2009 08:39 |  #27

I think it's a step in the right direction. They needed an dedicated speetlite that a consumer will use. something that's controlled using the camera it self, but adds more power and bounce. The price needs to be right. 100 to 150 is perfect.


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Mar 25, 2009 09:54 |  #28

borealis wrote in post #7593118 (external link)
I think I'll get one for the 5d2.

You and I are in the same boat, looking for a small bounceable flash for the 5D/5D2 for the days we don't want to carry everything.

Think I'll get one for my 5D classic, and it would make a great backup flash as well. I can live with slighly slower recycle times during an emergency where my primary 430EX dies. My shooting style at events doesn't really require a whole lot of power - I could easily have picked up a 580EX at any time, but I never felt the need. 430's always been adequate. I do however, need bounce capability.

Then for the days when I want everything, I've got my pair of 430's, a Vivitar 285HV, two "poverty wizards" ($20 ebay radio triggers) and a ST-E2.  :p

PS: I doubt the 270 is going to be fireable using the ST-E2. There's no IR receiver port on it.




  
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Mar 25, 2009 09:57 |  #29

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7592770 (external link)
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?

No point putting a PC sync on it. With no on-flash power control, it would go off at full blast every time. If you need, you can always pick up a PC-sync-to-hotshoe adapter, but I wouldn't recommend it for the reasons I just mentioned. You can probably set a manual power setting on it from what I infer but it needs to be hooked directly to a 'compatible camera' - ie. those with in-camera flash adjustments such as 40D and later.

430EX, 580, and all others with manual power control would be a better choice for PC sync work.




  
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Mar 25, 2009 10:22 |  #30

Uh oh..........

BIG problem with the 270EX I just realized. It doesn't have the AF illuminator.

Scratch that backup plan - looks like my backup is gonna be another 430EX :(




  
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