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Canon Speedlite 430EX II

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Canon Speedlite 430EX II

The Canon Speedlite 430EX II is a E-TTL II, E-TTL, TTL flash unit that is compatible with all Canon EOS cameras and PowerShot G series cameras. It has a guide number of 141 ft./43m (at ISO 100) with flash head at 105mm zoom setting. Its flash coverage has several inner zoom; Auto Zoom, Manual Zoom, and Wide Panel. It has zoom positions between 24 - 105 mm at different intervals indicated by numerals on the LCD's focal length display. The Speedlite 430EX II requires 4 AA-size…

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Canon Speedlite 430EX II

The Canon Speedlite 430EX II is a E-TTL II, E-TTL, TTL flash unit that is compatible with all Canon EOS cameras and PowerShot G series cameras. It has a guide number of 141 ft./43m (at ISO 100) with flash head at 105mm zoom setting. Its flash coverage has several inner zoom; Auto Zoom, Manual Zoom, and Wide Panel. It has zoom positions between 24 - 105 mm at different intervals indicated by numerals on the LCD's focal length display. The Speedlite 430EX II requires 4 AA-size Alkaline Batteries (6V) or 4 AA-size Ni-MH (4.8V) to operate. The unit measures 72 x 122 x 101 mm and weighs 330g (without batteries).

Features

The Canon Speedlite 430EX II features a flash (guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100) with a fast recycling time. A one-touch quick-lock mechanism attaches or detaches the 430EX II from the camera and a metal foot has been added. Flash controls can be set through the camera's LCD screen on compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras. The Speedlite 430EX II is quieter, with recycle time 20% faster tha the 430EX and is compatible with Canon's wireless E-TTL, thus it can be used as an affordable “slave unit”. The flash head can be moved up from 0 - 90° (5 settings), left from 0 - 180° (7 settings) and right from 0 - 90° (4 settings). The Speedlite 430EX II gives approximately up to 200 to 1,400 numbers of flash, with AA-size Alkaline Batteries or AA-size Ni-MH fully-charged batteries. Its recycling time is approximately 0.1 to 3.7 seconds (AA-size Alkaline Batteries)/0.1 to 2 seconds (AA-size Ni-MH batteries). At ISO 100, with EF 50mm f/1.4 its flash range is approximately 2.3-79.7 ft./0.7-24.3m (normal mode) and approximately 2.3-39.4 ft./0.7-12m (high sync speed EF flash). It has a built-in AF Assist Beam that covers all focus points in EOS cameras up to 9 AF points with an effective range of 2.3-32.8 ft./0.7-10m (at center) and 2.3-16.4 ft./0.7-5m (in total darkness; at periphery). It has 6 built-in user-selectable Custom Functions which can be seen on the Speedlite's LCD panel.

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