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5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
« on: May 05, 2012, 11:07:23 PM »
Hi, just picked up a 270EXII for my 5DIII just to be used for fill.  I will probably get the 580EXII or the 600EX-RT(leaning towards the latter).  The 270 is nice and small, has anyone used one on a 5D?
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5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
« on: May 05, 2012, 11:07:23 PM »

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Re: 5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 10:31:43 AM »
Hi, just picked up a 270EXII for my 5DIII just to be used for fill.  I will probably get the 580EXII or the 600EX-RT(leaning towards the latter).  The 270 is nice and small, has anyone used one on a 5D?

My immediate response is "no" since you can't manually configure the output level or actually configure anything on that flash.
The 580 EX II or 600 sound like better bets. I don't know if the 430 is any good, so not recommending that.

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Re: 5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 01:42:01 PM »
Hi, just picked up a 270EXII for my 5DIII just to be used for fill.  I will probably get the 580EXII or the 600EX-RT(leaning towards the latter).  The 270 is nice and small, has anyone used one on a 5D?

My immediate response is "no" since you can't manually configure the output level or actually configure anything on that flash.
The 580 EX II or 600 sound like better bets. I don't know if the 430 is any good, so not recommending that.

It's still new in the box, so I can take it back for a trade. ;)
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Re: 5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 02:58:51 PM »
You'll probably be better off with a 600EX RT in the long run.
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Re: 5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 03:21:30 PM »
You'll probably be better off with a 600EX RT in the long run.

I was thinking it would just tide me over.
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Re: 5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 03:38:42 PM »
You'll probably be better off with a 600EX RT in the long run.

I was thinking it would just tide me over.

270 has slave only capability off camera and range 28-50mm.  It's your money!!
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Re: 5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 04:53:56 PM »
You'll probably be better off with a 600EX RT in the long run.

I was thinking it would just tide me over.

270 has slave only capability off camera and range 28-50mm.  It's your money!!

Should just get the 600 and be done with it, lol.
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Re: 5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
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Re: 5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2012, 01:52:37 PM »
You'll probably be better off with a 600EX RT in the long run.

I was thinking it would just tide me over.

270 has slave only capability off camera and range 28-50mm.  It's your money!!

To be fair, the 430 EX II doesn't have master capability either.

The 270 will work absolutely fine for fill-in. Set the camera to Av (not manual) mode for this.

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Re: 5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2012, 07:09:44 PM »
Thanks guys, I took back the 270 today and got the 600. :)
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Re: 5D MKIII & 270EXII - good for fill?
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