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8.2 out of 10

Canon Speedlite 430EX

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Reviews and Problems with Canon Speedlite 430EX

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Overall 6
6.0

too heavy

neannie, Adorama
28 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I returned this product because is was too heavy. I was looking for a powerful speedlight for my Canon but this is too combursome
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice flash, batteries not the way

neon, Adorama
13 January 2011
  • Excerpt: This flash was used at Wedding rehearsal and was going to use it at the rehearsal; ;however my batteries expired. I would like to see the same battery that they use in the 5D camera used in the flash. I was using this as fill flash. When it worked I was satisfied.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Versatile
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 6
6.0

When will Canon finaly..

Anonymous, Adorama
11 December 2010
  • Excerpt: All the flashes work well but when will Canon develope a product thats truely intergrated? I want a flash that can be powered from the camera grip. I don't think thats too much to ask for considering the technicle capabilities of Canon. Or is there someting else I need to buy?
  • Pros: Good Exposure performance, Quiet, Superior build quality
  • Cons: Slow recycling time
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Overall 6
6.0

Rotation Problem

Madeline, Adorama
29 November 2010
  • Excerpt: For an $100 difference, it's so worth getting the 550. If it weren't for one particular problem (which I explain below), I'd say just get the 430 (unless you need to be in massive rooms and need the full power of the 550). Anyway, because of the problem, I absolutely recommend getting the 550.
  • Pros: good besides the one con
  • Cons: rotation problem
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Overall 6
6.0

580 fan

hydro, Adorama
3 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Not enough power for my taste.Will go back to the 580.The 580 is worth the extra bucks
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
  • Cons: Weak Output
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Flash, misleading 'features' though

Adorama
6 February 2009
  • Excerpt: I'm quite angry that I didn't reasearch this more, I could have saved myself [$]and gotten the 430EX I. I went with the 430EXII based on the specs here on Adorama, that said it rotated 180 both ways, which it doesn't. Otherwise, I really like it a lot.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Handy Flash, but not enough power...

ladykeetes, epinions.com
25 March 2008
  • Summary: If you can afford a 580, get it. If not, buy this one.
  • Pros: Sturdy, works with Canon TTL technology
  • Cons: Slow recycling, not enough power
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Michael, Photography Review
26 September 2006
  • Summary: Hi This is a good 430EX flash and cheaper to it's big brother the 580EX flash. I had the 420EX flash for a few years and has serve me well but I had found out about the 430EX flash, I decied to order one on the net with a few dollars off on the price. I found it was a big improvement on the 420EX flash it replaces "BIG"LCD screen that you can read information like, High speed sync, Custum Function, meter/feet reading, zoom and wide panel (14mm).
  • Pros: Big LDC screen, High speed sync, Manual, Flash exposure compension and slave., easy to use. Built in wide panel ( 14mm)
  • Cons: one things to say about the flash., 1: the metering on the LCD to measure the distance shows "m" like 9.0 m or 0.9 m meaning 9 meters or 90 cm it do make it less acuate when you are zooming the lens when you are trying to judge the distance. It would be good it they put in meters and centremeters/feet-inches this would help.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Orre, Fotosidan.se
27 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Att använda: 3 Hållbarhet: 4 Hmmm.. använder den för sällan för att ge ett rejält omdöme. Men nog verkar den bra, lyser upp ordentligt, men klart knepiga menyer.
  • Pros: Lyser bra, billig.
  • Cons: Svåra menyer, man glömmer om man inte håller på hela tiden.
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Overall 6
6.0

Difficulté d'utilisation

sanmicha, priceminister.com
15 June 2010
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