Canon 270EX Speedlite Flash Tips

First published on: Friday, 24 April 2009

This page is a collection of Canon Speedlite 270EX flash tips, tricks, techniques, camera settings and hacks that I’ve across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites.

Full attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.

Download the latest firmware update for your Canon Digital SLR camera

In April 2009, Canon released firmware updates for 3 of their DSLR cameras, the Canon EOS 50D, Digital Rebel XSi / 450D / Kiss X2 and Digital Rebel XS / 1000D / Kiss F.

The firmware adds support of the AF (autofocus) assist beam on the 270 EX to these cameras.

The firmware details, installation instructions and file downloads for Windows and Macintosh platforms can be accessed for each camera as follows:


  1. For the Canon 50D.

  2. For the Canon XSi / 450D / Kiss X2.

  3. For the Canon XS / 1000D / Kiss F.

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