Speedlite 270EX II

introduced 2011

 

 

 

from Canon information February 2011

 

Canon announces the launch of the new Speedlite 270EX II – a new addition to its leading EX Speedlite range. Designed for EOS Digital SLR (DSLR) owners who want to use creative lighting techniques to make their photography more engaging, the new model is ideal for experimenting with different lighting set-ups with off-camera support, allowing users to alter subject lighting and add ambiance to a scene.

 

The Speedlite 270EX II replaces the Speedlite 270EX at the entry level of Canon’s Speedlite range. It is compatible with Canon’s distance-linked E-TTL II system, and can be used on-camera or as a slave unit controlled by a separate master unit or the Integrated Speedlite Transmitter of cameras such as the EOS 600D, 60D and 7D. Ideal for more creative home studio shooting or general use, the Speedlite 270EX II adds a new dimension to portraits or still life shots.

 

Compact, pocketable light

 

Perfect for users who want a small, pocketable flash unit, the Speedlite 270EX II is a compact, high-power flash with a guide number of 27 (m/ISO 100) and fast, silent recycling between shots. Flash settings can be manually controlled through the camera menu system, and photographers can experiment with the manual bounce flash head for different effects, as well as the zoom head to ensure efficient light distribution across the scene.

 

Providing the freedom for photographers to light a scene in a range of different ways, the Speedlite 270EX II offers slave capability, allowing for creative, off-camera use. A new Remote Release function also wirelessly triggers the shutter release on a compatible EOS DSLR, allowing users to set up lighting without having to make repeat trips to the camera. Photographers can frame their shot, wirelessly trigger the two-second shutter release timer on the camera body, and then reposition the flash anywhere in the scene - capturing the image as the camera then fires both the flash and shutter release.

 

 

Key features of the Speedlite 270EX II

 

• Lightweight compact design

• Guide Number 27 (m, ISO100)

• Bounce flash head

• Wireless slave function for off-camera flash

• Trigger your EOS camera with Remote Release button

• Variable angle of coverage
• Fast, silent recycling

 

 

 

Specification

 

POWER

Guide number 27 (ISO 100, metres)

 

ZOOM

Zoom head yes

Focal length coverage 28mm, 50mm

 

FLASH MODES

Auto exposure control E-TTL II / E-TTL

High speed sync (FP) yes

Manual yes; output settings 1/1 to 1/64

Manual steps 1/3 step

 

FLASH-RELATED FUNCTIONS

FE lock yes

Flash exposure compensation yes (set on camera)

Flash exposure bracketing no

Second-curtain flash sync yes (set on camera)

Modelling flash yes

Colour temperature info communication yes

 

WIRELESS FLASH

Transmitter no

Slave yes

No. of groups fixed group A

No. of channels triggered by all channels

Remote shutter release yes

 

FLASH HEAD MOVEMENT

Tilt 0, 60, 75 and 90

 

AF ASSIST

AF assist beam yes

AF assist beam type flash strobe

 

POWER SOURCE

Batteries 2x AA size

Minimum recycling time approx. 3.9 seconds after full discharge using alkaline batteries)

External power supply no

 

CONSTRUCTION

Dust and water resistance no

Mounting foot material metal

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEATURES

Custom functions 4 (8 options)

Flash settings from camera menus yes (with compatible cameras only)

External flash exposure sensor no

PC terminal no

Compatible accessory Off-camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

Dedicated flash bracket no

 

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Size (w x h x d) 65.8 x 65.2 x 77mm

Weight 155g (excluding batteries)

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