The Canon Speedlite 430ex ii Flash brings a new level of versatility and capability to flash photography. This flash features a powerful flash guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100, along with a fast recycling time in a compact, durable body.
A one touch quick lock mechanism makes it easy to attach or detach the 430ex ii from the camera and a metal foot is added for strength and durability. Flash controls can now also be set through the LCD screen on compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras. The Speedlite 430ex ii is also quieter, the recycle time is 20 percent faster and since it is compatible with Canon’s wireless E-TTL, it can be used as an affordable “slave unit.”
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By C Calder
The Speedlite 430EX II flash is a solid unit. It contains most of the upgrades that its big brother received. A metal foot finally, with a twist-lock that holds it totally securely to the top of the camera, yet removes in less than a second when you want to take it off, are true values and make a excellent flash unit even better. Canon quality is demonstrated in every aspect…More
I use this external flash unit with my Canon Rebel xTi. The flash does a great job calculating the amount of light it needs to release to expose the photo, making grossly over exposed or underexposed photos a thing of the past. The ability to bounce the flash off of medium height white ceilings gives you great looking photos to the point where I now prefer using my flash instead of relying on high ISOs, fast lenses and low aperature numbers…More
By T. Martino
Wow. The 430 EX II exceeded my expectations! What a great flash. I use it with an XSI and it is absolutely awesome. I keep it aimed up at the ceiling and it produces great results. It is so bright! When you use it in conjunction with the zoom, it performs awesome too….More