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Canon-speedlite-430ex.32619815
8.3 out of 10

Canon Speedlite 430EX

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Reviews and Problems with Canon Speedlite 430EX

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Flash at Best Price

Gerbear, Adorama
17 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I wish flashes were less money, but they aren't. This one is a reasonable price for a great quality flash. It is important to not cheap out on a flash. If you are going to spend the money, you might as well spend a little more and get a better quality one.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

A Whole New (Brighter) World!

Serra Sue, Adorama
22 April 2014
  • Excerpt: My first Speedlite, so exciting! There is quite a steep learning curve, but thanks to youtube and the manual, I am getting it figured out. The bounce flash ability is improving my indoor shots immeasurably!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Steep learning curve
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Flash

WIChiro, Adorama
17 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I am a hobby user and with a new baby on the way and rather than spend a bunch of cash on a new faster lens for all the lower light photo's i'd be taking, I decided to try and expand my ability and get into flash photography.<br /><br />I'm still learning how to get the most out of it for off camera purposes, but it can be used as a slave with my on camera flash as the master which is cool for a novice like me.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Like the Sun on a clear day.

Adorama
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I just love that I can fire the flash remotely from a number of distances and locations. I use it Inand Out doors.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Good basic flash

Curt, Adorama
5 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this as my first flash unit, not knowing a lot about flashes but knowing I probably wouldn't be happy with a generic off-brand unit. For a first go-round, I've been pretty happy with this flash. It does exactly as advertised and while the bigger ones may have more power and more features, I find this one gets everything done that I can reasonably expect. The controls, like most Canon controls, take a little time to learn. Once there though, it's pretty literal.
  • Pros: Quiet, Superior build quality
  • Cons: No external power, no sync cable hookup, Slow recycling time
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad for the money

Adorama
9 July 2013
  • Excerpt: While this unit is a bit underpowered for my use as a wedding photographer, it does make a good slave flash for multi-flash setups, which are nice to have during wedding receptions.<br /><br />My only complaint is that it can't act as a master, like the 580exII or 600EX-RT, but for the price, I guess that's to be expected. Still, I was able to complete a wedding once when my 580exII got fried, and I was glad to have it!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
  • Cons: Weak Output
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Flash For Buck

geram, Adorama
4 July 2013
  • Excerpt: -Event photography<br />-Lightweight, easy to use<br />-Not as powerful as 580/600 series
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Wedding Flash!

Toni, Adorama
12 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I used this flash on my Canon MarkIII for my first wedding... did everything I needed and then some. I won't shoot another without it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

the real helper

ecosty, Adorama
19 April 2013
  • Excerpt: this piece of equipment will change your work !
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Versatile
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Fine.

Subh, Adorama
20 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I am a first time DSLR user. i purchased this canon flash, because of wireless flash capability of this flash and its better compatibility with canon DSLR. So far I am happy with my purchase, except 2 issue. <br />1. Price is high.<br />2. I am not able to use 2nd curtain firing. Whenever I program my camera for 2nd curtain firing, it fires twice. both on first and 2nd curtain. I am not sure, if it is a camera deficiency or flash problem.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Price Is High, Slow Recycling
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