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Canon introduces Speedlite 270EX compact flashgun

 
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Mar 30, 2009 04:53 |  #61

picturecrazy wrote in post #7627491 (external link)
It's kinda cool. I like it. I want.

The 580 is too goofy to carry around for personal shooting, just like the 1-series is too goofy for the same reasons. Now I'm tempted to get an XS and 270EX. I even find the 40D a bit big.

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Mar 30, 2009 05:21 |  #62

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Maybe Flash Zebra can make an off camera cord with two heads so that it retains full ETTL from the camera menu and could drive two units as though they were one. I wouldn't think that would go so far as to control them individually though, so that might require using a neutral density filters on one side to set ratios. I thought I had seen a two head "off camera cord" that retains full ETTL for normal Canon flash guns somewhere before now.

That would be pretty cool. Don't know how far away you could get them for them to look alright though?




  
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Mar 30, 2009 10:49 |  #63

tim wrote in post #7627804 (external link)
Finally, a Lloyd sized camera and flash! ;)

LOL. What I would do for a 1-series in a rebel sized body!!! And a 580 in a 270 sized body too! That would be epic!


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Apr 05, 2009 00:16 |  #64

whiteflyer wrote in post #7593759 (external link)
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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Apr 05, 2009 00:24 |  #65

Luvntravln wrote in post #7669379 (external link)
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Likely not. I don't see any IR receiver window anywhere on that flash.

The 220EX couldn't be slaved either.




  
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Apr 05, 2009 03:06 as a reply to  @ Lightstream's post |  #66

Darn, Nikon has a lovely small wireless unit; I was hoping that the 220 replacement would compete with that unit.


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Apr 07, 2009 16:15 |  #67

Pretty nifty. It would make a much better match for the Rebel series cameras then say, umm, my 550EX which is HUGE compared to the body.


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Apr 09, 2009 00:28 |  #68

CNet's Lori Grunin said that Canon will price it around $170.

I'll wait until the reviews come out till I decide whether I want one or not. A 270EX on a used G9 sounds really tempting though.


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Apr 09, 2009 13:59 as a reply to  @ post 7627491 |  #69

Does anyone know when this 270ex Speedlite will be released? I tried searching but couldn't find any solid info on availability date. An approximate time frame is all I'm wondering about.


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Apr 09, 2009 18:20 |  #70

Sometime in May.


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Apr 11, 2009 19:11 |  #71

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.

+1. I very reluctantly bought a 430EX and literally the next day, the new flash came out. I would have much preferred the new one, it was closer to my budget and needs. I hate my 430EX.




  
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Apr 12, 2009 00:17 |  #72

fayenatic wrote in post #7699072 (external link)
Does anyone know when this 270ex Speedlite will be released? I tried searching but couldn't find any solid info on availability date. An approximate time frame is all I'm wondering about.


canon site says April


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Apr 12, 2009 11:01 |  #73

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Buddy of mine said he got the pre-release version (expected release for MAY ?), for 200 USD.

well i got my j&r coupon already, these guys never budge on price.


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Apr 13, 2009 17:56 |  #74

I just realized it doesn't swivel left and right. I won't be getting one for the G9s


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Apr 13, 2009 19:48 |  #75

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I just realized it doesn't swivel left and right. I won't be getting one for the G9s

Are you suggesting there's another micro-flash out there that tilts and swivels?


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