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Canon Speedlite 430EX II

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  • Guide No.43m (ISO 100 at 105mm)
  • Adjustable zoom range - 14-105mm
  • Bounce and swivel adjustment
  • Backlit LCD display
  • ETTL II compatible

An ultra-bright 2-LED configuration focus assist-beam has been designed to be compatible with all focus points within the frame of all EOS AF systems, up to 9-point AF.

Optimum flash coverage
The flash head zoom covers the range 24mm to 105mm and an integrated diffusion panel allows extended wide-angle coverage to 14mm. When attached to digital EOS cameras with smaller than full-frame sensors (such as the EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS 20D and EOS 350D) the Speedlite 430EX Mark II gives accurate flash coverage by detecting the model to which it is attached and automatically narrowing the angle of coverage. This has the effect of eliminating light loss in peripheral areas and extending the effective flash range.

Ideal white balance
The Speedlite 430EX Mark II automatically transfers colour temperature information to recent models of digital SLR cameras. The camera then sets the white balance optimally for the flash shot. This feature works when the camera's white balance mode is set to Auto White Balance (AWB) or Flash white balance mode.

The Speedlite 430EX Mark II is fully compatible with the distance linked E-TTL II system found on recent EOS cameras, and supports other EOS cameras that do not support E-TTL II, when required. For a complete multiple flash system, the Speedlite 430EX Mark II serves as a wireless slave when either the Speedlite 580EX (I/ II), Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX or Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 is used as a master.

Upgrade for control
An intuitive and ergonomic interface includes an LCD panel for clear indication of modes and settings. A single bounce lock release button provides immediate control over the bounce head angle for flexible positioning of the flash head. The flash head can be moved up from 0 - 90degrees (five settings), left from 0 - 180degrees (seven settings) and right from 0 - 90degrees (four settings). Six custom functions allow customisation of the flash operations. Despite high power and short recycling times, the unit is small and lightweight.

Fully synchronised
Features include 1st and 2nd curtain flash synchronisation, and manual adjustment of flash output from full to 1/64 power.

An optional Speedlite Bracket SB-E1 allows the flash unit to be mounted to one side of the camera. Designed specifically for press and wedding photographers, it eliminates the red-eye that can occur when mounting a flash on the axis of the lens, such as on the camera hot shoe. Flash batteries are replaceable without removing the unit from the bracket.


Flash Accessories Canon SB-E1 Bracket Fit
Battery Compatibility Fitting AA
Guide No. (at ISO 100/m) 43
Bounce Yes
Zoom Yes
Swivel Yes
Slave Yes
Type Canon AF