For last whole year, I’ve been looking for a new flash for my Canon 7D DSLR camera, simply because I wasn’t satisfied with the built-in flash, which sucks balls since the flash is pointed at your subject and you lose the rest of the picture.
I really wanted to invest in a Ring Flash for DSLR cameras but that would mean spending another $1,000 and it didn’t make sense since I just wanted a flash capable of taking decent photos at night or better photos in low-light.
Also, I didn’t want to buy a flash that was going to be huge, that would mean I would have to lug a big Ring Flash around with me at CES 2011. Last year, I carried all my equipment for 3 days all day long, I don’t want to tire myself out.
So, after doing some soul-searching on Amazon, I found there’s this small, portable flash for Canons, the Canon Speedlite 270EX.
I just got it and after messing with it a bit, I am very happy that it does what it’s supposed to do.
The Canon Speedlite 270EX can also rotate up to about 45, 60, and 85 degrees for bouncing your flash off walls and whatnot.
I even got a diffuser for the 270EX, works much better with it for sheezy.
This flash isn’t probably for you professional photographers out there shooting a wedding or something but for someone like me who needs something better than the built-in flash, it’s perfect without breaking the bank.
Above is my dirty bathroom taken with the regular built-in flash on my Canon 7D. Look at how horrible the photo looks, the built-in flash makes it look like I am in pitch dark trying to take a photo (which I am).
And take a look at this with my Speedlite 270EX flash bouncing light off the ceiling. It just looks like I took a photo in my bathroom with the lights on. (but this is in pitch darkness)
Also having this “diffusing” flash is great for those low-light situations where your DSLR doesn’t focus well. Add a bit of flash and you can get super, crisp photo.
When CES 2011 comes around I will be ready to take some better photos of gadgets being introduced next year, yippy!