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Replacing the Canon Speedlite 430EX, the Speedlite 430EX II offers fast, silent recycling and full control via the menu system of compatible EOS cameras. It is ideal for both amateurs and professionals seeking a versatile, all-purpose flash.

New features
For maximum flexibility and ease of use, the Speedlite 430EX II incorporates a number of new features. Recycle times have been reduced by approximately 20%, with the recycle process performed silently to minimise distraction. A new metal mounting foot with redesigned connection pins provides ultra-stable communication between the camera and flash; for rapid connection to the camera, a new quick release and locking mechanism is also incorporated.
Used in Manual mode, the Speedlite 430EX II offers settings in 1/3 stop increments for increased precision of operation. Plus � when used with compatible EOS cameras � every setting on the Speedlite 430EX II can be controlled via the camera menu system, allowing rapid, intuitive alteration of settings.

System flash
The Speedlite 430EX II is a key component of the integrated flash system for both analogue and digital cameras, and is fully compatible with the distance-linked E-TTL II system found on recent EOS cameras. It can also be used as a slave unit when combined with a master unit in a wireless flash setup.

White balance compensation
Slight variations in a flash gun�s voltage and brightness can destabilise white balance in respective frames during continuous shooting. The Speedlite 430EX II compensates for this by transmitting colour information from the flash to the camera. This information is then used to optimise the white balance setting for each individual image. This function works with the camera set to Auto WB or Flash Mode.

Matching sensor size
When mounted to compatible EOS digital cameras, the Speedlite 430EX II detects whether the sensor is full frame, APS-C or APS-H. The flash�s zoom position is then automatically adjusted, optimising flash coverage and the amount of charge needed per shot.

Fully featured for full control
Other features on the Speedlite 430EX II include 1st and 2nd curtain flash synchronisation, exposure compensation, and an expanded range of nine custom functions.

Accessories
The Speedlite 430EX II can be used with the following optional accessories: the Canon OC-E3 off-camera shoe cord and the Speedlite bracket SB-E2. Featuring a handy quick release/locking mechanism, the OC-E3 adds wired, short-range positioning flexibility to the Speedlite 430EX II. The Speedlite bracket SB-E2 is designed specifically for wedding and press photography and allows the Speedlite 430EX II to be mounted to one side of the camera � removing the harsh, unnatural shadows that can occur to one side of the subject when shooting in portrait orientation with a camera-mounted flash.
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#1
i have bought from this company and there customer service is really good

Edited By: cocacola186 on Jan 27, 2011 20:23: spelling mistake
#2
Bear in mind that there are off-brand strobes available which function pretty close to the branded ones for a fraction of the price. That would be an alternate route for amateur photographers on a budget.
#3
Rede84
Bear in mind that there are off-brand strobes available which function pretty close to the branded ones for a fraction of the price. That would be an alternate route for amateur photographers on a budget.
Would yo point me to something like that for a Nikon please Rede84?
#4
Rede84
Bear in mind that there are off-brand strobes available which function pretty close to the branded ones for a fraction of the price. That would be an alternate route for amateur photographers on a budget.
Whilst that is a good point, I would just like to say that I have a Sigma 530DG Super (which feature wise out performes this, for a similar price), and I have used the 430 EX II too, I have to say given the choice I would go for the Canon unit any time as it is more intuitive/seamless ito use.
#5
Paid £200 for this last week
#6
v good price... heated
#7
You ****, had to buy one now, heat added :-)
#8
Blasphemous
Would yo point me to something like that for a Nikon please Rede84?
I can't offer any Nikon specific advice, but I can suggest Yongnuo as a well regarded name.
#9
A little bit more at Amazon = £183.24
#10
Rede84
Blasphemous
Would yo point me to something like that for a Nikon please Rede84?
I can't offer any Nikon specific advice, but I can suggest Yongnuo as a well regarded name.

Nissin get good reviews and 7dayshop sell a range for Canon and Nikon at resonable prices
#11
Blasphemous
Rede84
Bear in mind that there are off-brand strobes available which function pretty close to the branded ones for a fraction of the price. That would be an alternate route for amateur photographers on a budget.
Would yo point me to something like that for a Nikon please Rede84?

I have a 430ex and it is superb - far more creative use than the pop-up. Bear in mind that the 430ex ties in perfectly with the camera in terms of menus and functionality. It is specifically desinged for Canons and transforms your flash photos if you bounce it off walls, ceilings etc.
#12
By the way, for those who want to explore how to get the best from their flash, this guy explains all you need to know. Take your time and go through the pages. (for intermediate users)

http://neilvn.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/
#13
pil064
A little bit more at Amazon = £183.24


So the amazon deal isn't really that good then...........
#14
the price is up and down recently .. this was £149 3 weeks ago
#15
likez2fly
Rede84
Bear in mind that there are off-brand strobes available which function pretty close to the branded ones for a fraction of the price. That would be an alternate route for amateur photographers on a budget.
Whilst that is a good point, I would just like to say that I have a Sigma 530DG Super (which feature wise out performes this, for a similar price), and I have used the 430 EX II too, I have to say given the choice I would go for the Canon unit any time as it is more intuitive/seamless ito use.


Totally agree, I too have the sigma and the results compared to any speedlight are poor. Flash rates are not the same, bounce seems wild and operating the buggar is a complete ball-ache.

wish i'd not saved money and bought a 550ex or this one
#16
Noooo!! i've been considering the Nissin Di622 for a long while but now!
Argh! what am i suppose to do??
#17
Great deal http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod717.html Next best seems to be Amazon at £186.98
#18
Rede84
Bear in mind that there are off-brand strobes available which function pretty close to the branded ones for a fraction of the price. That would be an alternate route for amateur photographers on a budget.


But if you are going to push for a hot shoe or off camera flash then the Canon Speedlites are going to be worth the investment (ps self Confessed Canon Fanboi... 5d MK11 + 50D)

I bought on of these just before Christmas as a slave to my 580EX and im really impressed.. the ability Canon give through their master slave to control flash ratio across up to three banks of flash is so intuative to use and adds so much more creativity that its a no brainer.. thats not to mention the extension to focus and light reading that the canon speedlites hand back to the camera, and the cherry of being able to control the flash from some Canon Cameras (both of mine).

Have played with a Sigma flash a few years back on a 350D and really there wasnt any comparison as to ease of use and range of usefulness
#19
hot
#20
alexmonkeychops
Noooo!! i've been considering the Nissin Di622 for a long while but now! Argh! what am i suppose to do??

Canon all the way :)
#21
Thank you for all the links guys. Will have a read up later.
#22
Been looking for a good price on this! Ordered.
#23
jonnypb
pil064
A little bit more at Amazon = £183.24
So the amazon deal isn't really that good then...........

Depends .....
£169.99 +£8.00 = £177.99 versus £183.24
One I have not used versus one I use regularly

... you pays your money and you takes your choice.
#24
Ordered last night, shipped today, got a tracking number and due tomorrow. Good service.
#25
Now showing as up at £199.

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