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Canon introduces Speedlite 270EX compact flashgun

 
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Mar 25, 2009 10:31 as a reply to  @ post 7595092 |  #31

Hope they price it in the mid 100-200 USD$ range. if they do, I'm definitely gonna get one. Now that I picked up my G10 I started getting lazy and started noticing how big the 580EX II is. Defintiely sounds like a great flash unit to complement G series users as well as others who need the compact size.




  
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Mar 25, 2009 11:52 |  #32

Looks nice. I already have 430 and 580ex2, but a third flash can't hurt, can it :)
This can be already ordered for 179€ where i live, so it will probably be something like 150usd in the states.. u lucky bas'****s :)


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Mar 26, 2009 00:44 |  #33

Lightstream wrote in post #7595092 (external link)
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 :(

Hmmmmm... that's a pain.

Oh well, for the money it can live in the bottom of my bag. And, most of the time, exposure is more of an issue than focus for me in the type of situation where this would be used.


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Mar 26, 2009 02:48 as a reply to  @ borealis's post |  #34

I don't suppose this little gem works in conjunction with the pop-up flash?




  
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Mar 26, 2009 03:00 |  #35

SFzip wrote in post #7600928 (external link)
I don't suppose this little gem works in conjunction with the pop-up flash?

When there's a flash in the hotshoe the pop-up flash can't go up, so not really.


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Mar 26, 2009 03:32 |  #36

dang no manual controls on the back :(


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Mar 26, 2009 03:41 |  #37

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7592770 (external link)
ETA: Couldn't they have put a PC port on it?

It has no manual control, it needs a hotshoe and a camera to tell it what to do.


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Mar 26, 2009 03:46 |  #38

Lightstream wrote in post #7595092 (external link)
I just realized. It doesn't have the AF illuminator.

I wonder if it will "strobe" like the pop-up units for AF assist?


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Mar 26, 2009 03:53 |  #39

Curtis N wrote in post #7601039 (external link)
I wonder if it will "strobe" like the pop-up units for AF assist?

I don't wonder. I FEAR it will ;)




  
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Mar 26, 2009 04:47 |  #40

Price for Europe

The Speedlite 270EX is available from early May 2009 priced at £149.99 (€169.99) RRP inc. VAT

so doing the normal over0priced UK and backward conversion it'll be in the $150 range of the USA.


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Mar 26, 2009 05:36 |  #41

This flash is useless to me for indoor photography work, even as a backup (for the reasons below), however it would be a useful nifty thing to take on trips when I doubt I would need a flash but want to have one just incase (e.g. Trip to the Zoo, Outdoor Natural Light Portrait Session etc.)

I might get one just so I can reduce the mass of my bag instead of carrying a 580EXII around

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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.

I learnt on this forum a long time ago that a straight up ceiling bounce is one of the worst things you can do

Always bounce slightly behind you to fill in the shadows under eyes, chin and noses (unless subjects are far away)


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Mar 26, 2009 05:57 |  #42

smorter wrote in post #7601202 (external link)
I learnt on this forum a long time ago that a straight up ceiling bounce is one of the worst things you can do

Always bounce slightly behind you to fill in the shadows under eyes, chin and noses (unless subjects are far away)

Alternately use a card on the back of the flash for fill.


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Mar 26, 2009 06:03 |  #43

Is it just me or has this already been released? I was in a camera shop today and they had the 580EX II, then the 430EX II and then a small Canon flash on its side. It had no label on it like the others do, except for the Canon logo. I didn't think to ask one of the staff if it was this new flash or not.




  
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Mar 26, 2009 07:23 |  #44

I don't think a sto-fen etc. will fit on this one.. might be wrong though :)


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Mar 26, 2009 08:00 |  #45

The Moose wrote in post #7601259 (external link)
Is it just me or has this already been released? I was in a camera shop today and they had the 580EX II, then the 430EX II and then a small Canon flash on its side. It had no label on it like the others do, except for the Canon logo. I didn't think to ask one of the staff if it was this new flash or not.

Most likely that would have been a 220EX, or one of those extension flashes for Point and Shoots


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