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Canon introduces Speedlite 270EX compact flashgun

 
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Mar 27, 2009 03:29 |  #46

smorter wrote in post #7601655 (external link)
Most likely that would have been a 220EX, or one of those extension flashes for Point and Shoots

Oh ok. I hadn't seen a 220EX in person or in a shop before so I couldn't recognise it, but it looked very similar to the 270EX so it must have been a 220.




  
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Mar 27, 2009 05:43 as a reply to  @ The Moose's post |  #47

I wonder how the 270EX comapres with the Sunpak RD2000




  
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Mar 27, 2009 05:47 |  #48

This has to be a fairly cheap flash, the target market is against those poofer modifying attachments, IMO, but as we've seen these attachments are attracting attention ~ enter stage left, the Canon solution and it's an excellent solution [Imo] ~ but will the target market pay for it?




  
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Mar 27, 2009 06:25 |  #49

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I wonder how the 270EX comapres with the Sunpak RD2000

The Sunpak RD2000 only has a guide number of 20meters at ISO 100 while the 270EX has a GN of 27.


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Mar 27, 2009 07:52 |  #50

msowsun wrote in post #7608674 (external link)
The Sunpak RD2000 only has a guide number of 20meters at ISO 100 while the 270EX has a GN of 27.

Thanks. So the 270EX is more powerful




  
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Mar 27, 2009 13:32 |  #51

It's Official: Canon Speedlite 270EX

:p Just playing with the title :p

I'm pretty excited about the new speedlite. I got G9s for my sister and two cousins last year for Christmas... I'm thinking this new Speedlite would be perfect. Any thoughts?


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Mar 27, 2009 15:44 |  #52

I was wondering when they'd come out with one like the SB-400. I think it'll do well. Not everyone wants to lug around a 580, especially those w/cameras that this is geared toward.




  
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Mar 27, 2009 16:23 |  #53

Reign wrote in post #7611076 (external link)
I'm pretty excited about the new speedlite. I got G9s for my sister and two cousins last year for Christmas... I'm thinking this new Speedlite would be perfect. Any thoughts?

YOU are the *Perfect* target market :)




  
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Mar 28, 2009 09:36 as a reply to  @ GerBee's post |  #54

I'm kind of intrigued. I am not big on flashes, but there have been times when I wanted something in-between the pop-up flash and a 430EX. This actually looks just about right.


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Mar 28, 2009 10:49 |  #55

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I'm kind of intrigued. I am not big on flashes, but there have been times when I wanted something in-between the pop-up flash and a 430EX. This actually looks just about right.

I agree, I am always with my friends and taking pictures at parties and alot of recent weddings for my friends. Its darker most the time, so a long exposure time cannot really be done. I am very interested in this flash as I find the pop-up unpredictable and nonadjustable, and a 430 is a monster when we are all just sitting around having a good time


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Mar 28, 2009 21:55 |  #56

$200.00 USD???

bit too much i suppose for this little gadget.

i hope its near 115-125 USD


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Mar 29, 2009 15:00 |  #57

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YOU are the *Perfect* target market :)

If you mean the market what wants to buy cameras for people... then yeah!


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Mar 29, 2009 21:58 |  #58

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 ?

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.

These might make for an interesting option with a longer split cord. Two of these babies with ratios set by ND gels would be very spartan, but also very tiny. It might have a place in an ultralight/ultrasmall (non-pro) kit. That will be interesting to find out. They could always be paired in close proximity instead of spread out to double the output for a single light source too. Opens up some real creative possibilities in a tiny kit if it's possible. Would have been nice to have even the most basic of controls on it, but for what it's been designed for it actually looks like a pretty cool way to go.

Shoot, if one's going to set ratios with ND filters anyway then it would already be acceptable that one would light at full power while the other was dimmed with a ND filter. That's nearly the same thing as firing them off camera with any old triggering device. Essentially a manual mode in a cave man/spartan sense by blocking light to control ratios. I presume that if they were fired from a trigger that they would still work, they would just default to full power. It wouldn't be "much" light, but it could be passable for the kind of things one would have an emergency kit along for.


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Mar 29, 2009 22:12 |  #59

AndOPhotographyNYC wrote in post #7619966 (external link)
$200.00 USD???

bit too much i suppose for this little gadget.

i hope its near 115-125 USD

Your avatar looks like a Cabbage Patch Rush Limbaugh! :cool:


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Mar 30, 2009 02:25 |  #60

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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