Monday, April 9, 2012

Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash Reviews

Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash

The Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash  is a new portable hotshoe flash unit, introduced in early 2009 with the EOS 500D/Rebel T1i/Kiss X3 digital EOS SLR camera. previously all Canon flash units were made in Japan or Korea

Flash head movements :

Unlike the Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash  has a tilting head, though it still lacks swivel. The camera knows the flash zoom position too since it’s actually displayed on the Speedlite control menu screen - at least on those camera bodies which can control recent Speedlites in this way. Effectively the 270EX represents a transition from physical switches on Speedlites to digital camera-based control. Second, support for these extra features is limited to EOS digital cameras from the EOS 40D onwards

Automatic menu control :

The EOS 450D, EOS 1000D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, EOS 1D Mk III, EOS 1Ds Mk III, EOS 500D and EOS 5D Mk II all have this ability. The camera’s menu system lets you enable the following functions on the 270EX.

Autofocus assist :

Most smaller Speedlites with red AF lights have limited single AF point coverage. Flash units which can cover the autofocus points of cameras with multiple points generally have large lenses and plastic cover plates. You cannot enable AF assist on this unit if you’re using a camera which lacks external Speedlite control. The flash unit cannot work with older film-based cameras which lack E-TTL. Up until now all EX flash units have been fully compatible with all EOS cameras made since 1986. The 270EX requires a type A film camera that’s got E-TTL support, or any post D30 digital camera.

Power :

Like all tiny flash units, the 270EX can’t produce a lot of light. There are really two markets for tiny flash units. In short, the 270EX is a relatively affordable, lightweight flash unit for beginning users who own recent model digital EOS cameras. It isn’t great for teaching the basics of off-camera flash, but is ideal for portable on-camera use.

Bounce flash head :

A bounce head allows the Speedlite 270EX II’s flash output to be bounced off the ceiling for soft, shadowless lighting.

Easy to use off-camera flash :

The Speedlite 270EX II can be triggered remotely by a compatible camera or Speedlite flash and is as easy to use in off-camera mode as it is in the hotshoe, opening up countless creative lighting opportunities.

The Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash adds power and flexibility for enhanced flash photography anywhere. An indispensable complement to your Canon camera, Speedlite 270EX is a perfect extension of your photographic genius.

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