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Canon introduces Speedlite 270EX compact flashgun

 
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May 20, 2009 01:00 |  #106

Does anyone have comparison pics with the 580ex2?




  
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May 24, 2009 20:40 |  #107

fad3r wrote in post #7954829 (external link)
Does anyone have comparison pics with the 580ex2?


Here's a couple of quick pics taken with my P&S:

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I really like the size of the 270EX. It's a lot easier to carry around when you think you might need a flash, but don't want the added bulk of the 580EXII (in case you don't need a flash).

I've only had the 270EX a few days, but it seems to work extremely well indoors. I've had less success using it outdoors as a fill-flash... I suspect it is probably user error - everything came out over-exposed.

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May 24, 2009 21:15 |  #108

DarthMTS47 wrote in post #7981371 (external link)
Here's a couple of quick pics taken with my P&S:

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I really like the size of the 270EX. It's a lot easier to carry around when you think you might need a flash, but don't want the added bulk of the 580EXII (in case you don't need a flash).

I've only had the 270EX a few days, but it seems to work extremely well indoors. I've had less success using it outdoors as a fill-flash... I suspect it is probably user error - everything came out over-exposed.

-Mike

Did you turn on High Speed Sync when outdoors? If not you will max your shutter speed out at 1/200 and you will be overexposed.




  
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May 24, 2009 21:18 |  #109

flashram wrote in post #7981514 (external link)
Did you turn on High Speed Sync when outdoors? If not you will max your shutter speed out at 1/200 and you will be overexposed.


Yep. Did that.

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May 24, 2009 22:42 |  #110

Wow, the side-by-side pics are the best impression I have of the 270EX's truly tiny size. I always thought it was small but it really only hits home when you see it next to a full size flash.

Dang, now I gotta get one.




  
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May 24, 2009 23:20 |  #111

I think the 270EX is a neat flash for person that simply wants a bounce flash (using catch card or Joe dembs flipit 400.)

I'll probably buy one and put it on my XTI with Sigma 18-50EX Macro. That will be a killer point and shoot for my wife. I'd rather have flat bounced flash rather than harsh flash with red eye.


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May 25, 2009 03:28 |  #112

i might make this my primary flash...i rarely see a need for the "big guns"


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May 25, 2009 03:40 |  #113

DarthMTS47 wrote in post #7981534 (external link)
Yep. Did that.

-Mike

How about dial the power down? You have to do it in camera for the 270EX.


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May 25, 2009 07:00 |  #114

jacuff wrote in post #7982804 (external link)
How about dial the power down? You have to do it in camera for the 270EX.


All the way down to -2... But it was just a couple of quick shots. I'll try it again later when I have more time to investigate what was going wrong.

-Mike




  
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May 27, 2009 10:14 |  #115

I might sell my 430EX for this...


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Sep 02, 2009 11:35 |  #116

Double Negative wrote in post #7937103 (external link)
Small flashes that offer tilt are a rare breed. Metz has one, IIRC.

My Metz Mecablitz 32 Z-1 comes to mind... tilt *and* swivel!

jacuff wrote in post #7982804 (external link)
How about dial the power down? You have to do it in camera for the 270EX.

and I can manually set my flash to whatever I want, no need to fumble around camera's menu system.

hmm... I might actually keep my Metz!

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