Canon 270EX II

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An unique feature when using the 270EX II off-camera is a remote release function on the flash that wirelessly triggers the shutter release on a compatible EOS DSLR. This allows users to set up lighting without having to make repeat trips to the camera.

Unlike Canon's higher end flash unit, this unit has no manual controls. As a remote, it fires on all four channels.


For dedicated flash system: Canon.
Head: 28, 50mm coverage, manual zoom.
Swivel & tilt: no swivel, 0° to +90° tilt.
Exposure modes: TTL, HSS.
No manual settings.
Wireless mode: Remote (dedicated).
Features: Crop aware, Metal foot.
Batteries: 2xAA.
Field upgradable: No.

Zoom head setting:f=35mmf=50mmf=max
Guidenumber (ISO 100, meter):222727
GNs taken from manufacturer's specifications.

Price: USD 170 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 2011-today.

For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.

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Established: 1937
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
Web: Global, EU, US, man

Canon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in the manufacture of imaging and optical products. Its products including cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, photocopiers, printers and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1937 as Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory and renamed Canon Inc. in 1947.

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