Meet Canon Speedlite 270ex ii
For the longest time, I was looking for a great all-purpose flash for my SLR camera, and the Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash is exactly what I needed.
When I first started getting into digital photography, I went by the Boy Scouts’ motto of “Be Prepared.”
Unfortunately, this had me hauling around my camera and every single lens and flash I owned, which meant that I would miss tons of photo opportunities because I was taking so long to set up and find the perfect lens and flash combinations, or (during nature shoots) scare off my subject matter.
Luckily, I picked up the 270EX II and my job has become a lot easier.
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Features
Compact & Lightweight – The 270EX II weighs in at 8.8 ounces, and the compact design means you can take it anywhere without adding a lot of bulk to your camera. The metal shoe mount means the Speedlite 270EX II is easy to set up and disassemble on the fly.
Great Flash Coverage – The Canon 270EX II has numerous settings, so I can get lighting coverage from 28mm full-frame, all the way up to 72 feet at ISO 100, and even 50mm full frame lighting up to 89 feet.
Flexibility – Even though the 270EX II is compact, the flash swivels to give a vertical bounce of up to 90 degrees.
Wireless Slave Function – For more complex shots in the studio, at an event, or out in the field, the Speedlite 270EX II Flash can be used in a slave chain and triggered wirelessly with a 2 second delay.
AF Assist – The Canon Speedlite 270EX II features an autofocus assist beam, so you can take advantage of the intermittent flash firing system.
Tele/Wide Function – The 270EX II allows you to easily adjust your angle of illumination, as well as the guide number so you can match your shooting conditions for the perfect flash photos.
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Best Uses
Since purchasing the Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash, I’ve been playing around with various environments and subjects to see what works best.
I’ve taken it to formal parties, sporting events, public gardens, the zoo, out in the wild, and even on evening road trips, just to see how versatile the 270EX II really is.
My conclusion is that for such a compact and lightweight flash, the Speedlite 270EX II really is great for shooting in every environment.
The 270EX II flash provides even lighting coverage at short and long distances, and during indoor sessions, I was able to take shots with the 270EX II straight on, and with a bounced flash, without any glare at all.
In short, I have resorted to bringing the Canon 270EX II with me wherever I go – not just for scheduled photo shoots, but for when those candid and impromptu photo opportunities arise.
After going back to my friends who are professional photographers and hobbyists, I’ve found out that all of them own the 270EX II, and they have gotten into the habit of bringing it everywhere they go, as well.
When it comes to SLR cameras, many flashes are bulky and give too much power for what you need. This is why Canon Labs developed the Speedlite 270EX II Flash.
Lightweight, compact, and loaded with more features than any other external flash in its class, the 270EX II provides you with even lighting for both close-up and telephoto shots, so that your pictures turn out perfect every time. In the professional studio, or out in the wild, the Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash packs the punch you need, without having to spend a lot of money, or a lot of time setting up.
For the best all-purpose flash for your SLR Camera, do yourself a favor and pick up the Canon Speedlite 270EX II.