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Apr 19, 2010 04:10 |  #1

Guys
Some question regarding Canon 270ex and High Speed Sync feature.
I just bought a Canon 270ex and would use it for some HSS shoot, according to dpreview report, Canon 270ex has that feature. Brought it today with me to a garden and trying to do some HSS shot, it wouldnt do it, and I was trying to figure it out how to use HSS with it with no luck. I got home and went to Canon website, checked out the spec and found out they didnt mention anything about HSS on it.
Another one is dpreview also mentioned that this flash can do manual power from "full - 1/64", again cant make it to do it.
Anyone who has this flash maybe can confirm these ?
Oh BTW I was using Rebel XTi with it.
I bought this flash because I like the smaller size, has HSS and manual power adjustment and would like to do some wireless trigger (PW Mini/Flex maybe), seems I got misinformed.

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Apr 19, 2010 07:11 |  #2

Some of the features on that flash is accessible only through the menu on the camera. Does your camera have a flash menu? If so, try setting the 270EX from there.


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Apr 19, 2010 11:04 |  #3

I know that because there's no button anywhere on the flash itself so it must be from camera.
Yes I was able to adjust -1,-2,0,+1,+2 on camera for flash exposure compensation, but thats it.
I guess thats it no HSS and manual power adjustment (I dunno, maybe there are extra setting with newer camera I dunno because I dont have them).




  
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Apr 19, 2010 11:10 |  #4

Hmm, I always thought that the 270EX didn't have HSS. I didn't think about accessing it from the menu.

Return it and get a 430EX ^^


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Apr 19, 2010 11:35 as a reply to  @ mabviper's post |  #5

This article indicates that it does support HSS but is controlled with the camera menu with a 40d and later cameras.

http://photonotes.org/​reviews/speedlite-270ex/ (external link)



  
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Apr 19, 2010 11:43 |  #6

mabviper:
hahaha, maybe I'll just return it, I have 430 and 580 already, this one is for my travel kit / going-to-the-garden kit kinda thing.

dedsen
Ah, make sense now.. thanks for the article.
In this case, maybe I'll hang to it, have a plan to get newer camera in the near future.

Thanks a lot Guys...




  
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Apr 19, 2010 11:47 |  #7

canondslr wrote in post #10023783 (external link)
I know that because there's no button anywhere on the flash itself so it must be from camera.
Yes I was able to adjust -1,-2,0,+1,+2 on camera for flash exposure compensation, but thats it.
I guess thats it no HSS and manual power adjustment (I dunno, maybe there are extra setting with newer camera I dunno because I dont have them).

Well, it looks like the flash menu feature was added to the models after yours because the 450D has it.


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Apr 19, 2010 11:55 |  #8

yeah, thats what happened ..
mann..cant keep up with technology...

or maybe XTi would go to wifey and I'll......... ;)




  
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Apr 19, 2010 12:14 |  #9

canondslr wrote in post #10024106 (external link)
yeah, thats what happened ..
mann..cant keep up with technology...

or maybe XTi would go to wifey and I'll......... ;)

Hey, now you're talking....! ;)


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Apr 19, 2010 12:30 |  #10

@PacAce:
hahahah

BTW Guys who has a newer camera with "Flash control" feature in the menu, can you show me a pics of it (that screen), what options are available in there.

Thx...




  
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Apr 19, 2010 16:52 |  #11

canondslr wrote in post #10024307 (external link)
@PacAce:
hahahah

BTW Guys who has a newer camera with "Flash control" feature in the menu, can you show me a pics of it (that screen), what options are available in there.

Thx...

You can go to Canons website and download PDF manuals for any newer camera models you want under "Drivers and Downloads" for each camera model. There you should be able to see all the pictures and instructions for any features you are interested in. The 270EX is a great little flash but without a newer camera to access the hidden flash features from the cameras flash menu it is like having only half a flash.


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