Canon is replacing the oldest flash in its lineup, the Speedlite 220EX, with the Speedlite 270EX. The new shoe-mount flash unit, announced today alongside the EOS Rebel T1i, is more compact than its predecessor, features a two-position manual zoom head with 28mm and 50mm lens coverage, a metal mounting foot and quick-lock mechanism, bounce capability and support for both E-TTL II and manually-controlled flash output (the latter is adjusted via an in-camera menu only).

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