Canon 270ex Ii Flashlight 5247B002 User Manual

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Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.

The Canon Speedlite 270EX II is a compact flash unit for Canon EOS cameras, and works with the E-TTLII andE-TTLautoflash systems. All control is performed on the camera side, letting you easily enjoy flash shooting inthe same manner as a built-in flash.

Use with an EOS DIGITAL camera

The 270EX II is designed for optimum use with an EOS DIGITAL camera.

Use with an EOS film camera

When used with an E-TTLII orE-TTLautoflash EOS film camera, autoflash shooting can be performed in the same manner as when used with an EOS DIGITAL camera.

The 270EX II cannot be used with TTLCOPYautoflash EOS film cameras. is

indicated as Type-Acamera in camera’s instruction manuals.

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Contents

 

 

Nomenclature.............................................................................................................

 

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Installing the Batteries ..............................................................................................

 

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Attaching the Flash ...................................................................................................

 

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Fully Automatic Flash Shooting...............................................................................

 

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Flash Shooting in Each Camera Mode ....................................................................

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Switching Flash Coverage ......................................................................................

 

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Bounce Flash Shooting...........................................................................................

 

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Other Functions .......................................................................................................

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Setting the Flash Functions by Camera Operation ..............................................

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Wireless Flash Shooting .........................................................................................

 

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Remote Control Shooting .......................................................................................

 

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Troubleshooting Guide ...........................................................................................

 

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Specifications ..........................................................................................................

 

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Nomenclature

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" Flash head/AF-assistbeam emitter (p.13)

* 270EX II mini stand (p.17)

# Wireless sensor

+ <Q> lamp (p.8)

$ Locking pin

, Mounting foot lock lever (p.7)

% Contacts

- Power switch (p.8, 17)

& Mounting foot (p.7)

<ON>

: Turns on power

' Battery compartment cover (p.5)

<SLAVE> : For wireless flash shooting

( Remote control transmitter (p.19)

<OFF>

: Turns off power

) Bounce angle index (p.12)

. Remote release button (p.19)

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Installing the Batteries

1 Slide the battery compartment cover and open it as shown by the arrows.

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Install two batteries.

Make sure the + and - battery contacts are correctly

oriented.

Return the cover to its original position.

Recycling Time and Flash Count

Recycling Time: Approx. 0.1 - 3.9 sec. Flash Count: Approx. 100 - 680 flashes

Based on new size-AA/LR6alkaline batteries and Canon’s testing standards.

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Be sure to use a new set of two batteries of the same brand. When replacing the batteries, replace both batteries at once.

Do not fire more than 20 continuous flashes in a short time.

If you fire more than 20 continuous flashes in a short time, the overheating prevention function may be activated and make the recycling time about 8 to 20 sec. If this occurs, allow a rest time of about 15 min. and the functioning of the flash will then return to normal.

If you change the batteries after firing flashes continuously, be aware that the batteries might be hot.

Using size-AA/LR6batteries other than the alkaline type may cause improper battery contact due to the irregular shape of the battery contacts.

Size-AA/LR6Ni-MHor lithium batteriesCOPYcan also be used.

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Attaching the Flash

Be sure to turn off the Speedlite before attaching or detaching it.

1 Slide the lock lever to the left and attach the Speedlite to the camera.

Slip the Speedlite’s mounting foot firmly all the way into the camera’s hot shoe.

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Secure the Speedlite.

To remove the Speedlite, slide the lock lever to the left and detach it from the camera.

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Fully Automatic Flash Shooting

When you set the camera shooting mode to <V> or Full Auto, you can shoot in fully automatic flash mode.

1 Set the power switch to <ON>.

BThe flash recycling starts.

2 Check that the <Q> lamp is lit.

When the <Q> lamp lights, you can shoot with the flash. COPY

See p.26 for guidelines about the flash shooting range.

Shooting is also possible when the lamp is blinking (Quick Flash), but the flash output level will be 1/2 to 1/3 the normal flash.

3 Take the picture.

When the resulting picture is dark, move closer to the subject or increase the ISO speed and try shooting again.

Quick Flash cannot be used when the flash mode is set to M: Manual Flash (p.14). Quick Flash cannot be used during continuous shooting. (To enable flash, see p.16) Set the power switch to <SLAVE> for wireless flash shooting (p.17).

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