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The Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash can be a high performance, ultra lightweight, ultra compact shoe mount flash unit with remote control shooting capabilities. This Speedlite can be capable of vertically bouncing light up to 90 degrees, which can open up bigger creative possibilities for flash photography shooters. When used with Canon EOS DSLR cameras that are equipped with a master function capability, the Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash can activate its slave function to give you more control. The 270EX II has a dedicated switch that activates and deactivates its slave function. The Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash can be controlled wirelessly using either a built in or external controller. The controller uses light and line of sight to wirelessly control the 270EX II, although strategically bouncing off light also works in certain situations. There is no commander or master function for the Canon Speedlite 270EX II. However, it can still be used to trigger a DSLR’s built in flash. There is a small button placed at the side of the 270EX II that turns the flash unit into a wireless remote control. However, this function only works with EOS cameras that are also compatible with Canon’s RC-6 controllers. The controller has a two second delay. The Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash is part of Canon’s EX Speedlite series. This makes the 270EX II Speedlite flash compatible with all EOS DSLR camera bodies and compact digicam models, such as the Canon Powershot cameras, that have a flash shoe mount. The Canon 270EX II has a manual option for a two position zoom, which enables the flash to focus its light on a subject. This can put the flash’s power into efficient use while extending its range. The 270EX II is designed with a metal foot. The flash has an extending portion that is light and flexes a little, but overall, this flash can have an impressive build quality. Another impressive upgrade made on the Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash is that it has shed a lot of weight by reducing the batteries to only 2 AA alkaline (LR6) batteries. In addition, the 270EX II charges silently. On Normal Flash, the speedlite’s recycling time is approximately 0.1-3.9 seconds, while on Quick Flash. the recycling time is 0.1-2.6 seconds. The Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash has a tele or wide function. The intuitive design can give way for easier adjustments on the angle of illumination and guide number to perfectly light each shooting situation. It also has four native functions, which are adjusted through the menu of the EOS DSLR. The functions are auto power off, quick flash with continuous shot, slave auto power off timer, and slave auto power off cancel. The Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash measures 2.6 by 2.6 by 3.0 inches ( 65.8 by 65.2 by 77 mm) and weighs 155 grams (5.5 oz).