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Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash USA

B&H # CA430EX2 Mfr # 2805B002
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You Pay: $299.00
Product Highlights
  • Guide No. 141'/43 m at 105mm
  • Supports E-TTL II
  • Faster & Quieter Flash Recycling
  • 6 Custom Functions
  • Metal Foot

The Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash is Canon's mid-range shoe mount flash, yet it offers many of the same advanced features as its bigger brother, the 580EX II. It is designed to fully support the entire range of Canon digital SLR and G-series cameras.

The Speedlite 430EX II Flash is compatible with Canon's latest E-TTL II (Evaluative Through The Lens) auto exposure technology. When combined with a compatible Canon camera and compatible lens, E-TTL II utilizes subject distance and other information that automatically modifies flash power, resulting in accurate flash exposure regardless of subject size, reflectance, or photographic composition. This is great for photographers that shoot high contrast or reflective subjects, like those encountered in wedding photography. Photographers can now capture every detail from the black of tuxedos to the white of wide smiles and wedding dresses.

The fully swiveling bounce head zooms automatically over a range of 24mm-105mm. Its Wireless E-TTL II compatibility permits it to function as a slave unit, triggered by a 580EX, ST-E2, or MR-14EX. Any number of 430EX and 550EX Speedlites can be combined as slave units for creative effects.

The Speedlite 430EX also automatically transfers color temperature information to recent models of digital SLR cameras. The camera then sets the best white balance setting 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.

Flash or Camera's LCD Panel
Flash controls can now be set on the flash's rear LCD panel, or directly on the camera's LCD screen on compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras.
Quick Access to Features
Intuitively placed controls keep features easily accessible, such as adjusting manual flash exposure from full power to 1/64 in 1/3 stop increments, and enabling the second curtain sync function. A separate Custom Function button provides maximum control over various flash functions.
Added Flexibility
Nine custom functions are also now available, as well as a flash head that is more maneuverable and capable of more angles for bouncing flash illumination than its predecessor.
Multiple Flash Exposure Modes
E-TTL II, E-TTL, TTL & Manual
Improved Recycling Time
20% faster recycling time than the Speedlite 420EX
Optimum Flash Coverage
Automatically adjusts the flash coverage to adjust for differences in chip size on APS-C sized digital cameras
Pro Functions
High-speed FP sync mode, Rear curtain sync, SE Save Energy, and FE Lock (spot/partial flash metering)
Wireless Operation
Wireless TTL "slave" flash with EOS 1V, EOS 3, D30 and Pro Digital cameras
AF Assist
Ultra-bright 2-LED focus assist-beam compatible with all focus points of all EOS AF systems, up to 9-point AF
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 141' (42.98 m) at 105 mm position
Exposure Control Manual/TTL
Angle of Coverage 84° - 23.3°
Wide-Angle Adapter: 114° - 23.3°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/64
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Compensation None
Wireless Communication Channels None
Wireless Groups None
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.8 x 4.8 x 4.0" / 7.1 x 12.2 x 10.2 cm
Weight 11.6 oz / 329 g
Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash
  • Hot Shoe Stand
  • Soft Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash
     
    4.7

    (based on 2070 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1499)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (548)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (1674)
    • Fast recycling (1243)
    • Consistent output (1195)
    • Durable (1024)
    • Versatile (1006)

    Cons

    • Heavy (229)
    • Heavy / bulky (145)
    • Slow recycling (62)
    • Weak output (23)
    • Not interchangeable (17)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (1501)
    • Fill flash (1258)
    • Portraits (1241)
    • Night photography (701)
    • Photojournalism (397)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (789), Semi-pro photographer (463), Casual photographer (366), Pro photographer (195), Enthusiast (108)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (1346), Yes (116)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Darn nice light

    I am very pleased with my 430. After doing my own research i decided that i would be better off with the 430 over the 580 as my first external flash. I had a...Read complete review

    I am very pleased with my 430. After doing my own research i decided that i would be better off with the 430 over the 580 as my first external flash. I had a borrowed 580 for the first week of ownership with the 430 and did extensive comparison and dual flash experimentation. As well as two jobs; engagement photos and a dinner party.

    The 430 is clearly not as powerful as the 580 and this is noticeable when bouncing light off a distant ceiling or in overly large rooms. (That is not say that the 430 is weak because it's not! It's just that the 580 is very powerful.) I was shooting a dinner party in a large stone mansion that was very dark. The photos with the 430 were a bit dimmer than those taken with the 580. The comparison photos were all using indirect lighting; i had the flashes pointed up to reflect the light off the ceiling. So if i were to do a lot of this type of shooting i would want the 580 but since i don't i cannot justify the expense. The only other significant difference between the two flashes for me is the wireless capabilities.

    The 430 is a wireless slave only. But since i had a borrowed 580, which is capable of wireless slave and master, i had to try out the wireless capabilities. In less than 45 seconds i had figured out how to set the 430 as a slave and was taking two flash photo's within a minute after deciding to try it!

    Also, i should note the durability of the 430. I neglected to lock it onto a tripod when using as a second flash and it took about a four foot tumble landing right on the head on ice and it continues to work just fine!

    I also find the weight difference between the 430 & 580 to be surprising. The 580 is downright heavy. Even when i had both to use for a week i preferred the 430 most of the time just for the weight.

    Like any speed light the 430 is prone to washing out when pointed directly forward if the subject is too close. I plan to try out some of the after market defusers for this. But for now, i generally point it up and use indirect lighting.

    As many have said before me, the 430 is a great starter flash; powerful, easy to use and a bit less expensive than the 580. If/when the time comes that i require a 580 for certain tasks the 430 will probably remain the primary flash for general purpose. It is lighter and powerful enough for most situations. I should also mention that E-TTL II rocks! If you don't know what that is read about it before you buy any flash. The 430EX-II is a great flash that should not be underestimated.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad, but would not buy again

    This is definitely a flash for non-professional uses... If you're looking for a decent flash for a reasonable price, this is the flash for you. However, this flash will not cut it...Read complete review

    This is definitely a flash for non-professional uses... If you're looking for a decent flash for a reasonable price, this is the flash for you. However, this flash will not cut it for professional purposes. The flash itself is very easy to use, and for the most part efficient for most purposes. The biggest downfall in this speedlite is its tendency to overheat. Even in the first few pages of the manual for the flash, it warns of overheating and flash degradation. It says "After 20 continuous flashes, allow a rest time of at LEAST 10 minutes." I can't really complain about anything other than what's already been listed, but it's definitely enough of a reason to deter me from buying this again.

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    5.0

    Works great

    By Pabider Moore

    from Clarion County PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

      Battery last for a good time, I don't use it that much but the batteries don't discharge when left in for months...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Easy to use

      By Tiny

      from Portland Maine

      Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

      Good product easy to read screen fast Reclying
      Well built works great

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      5.0

      My Canon 7D loves

      By vlad

      from Everett

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

      I hesitated a little bit when considering buying this flash for my Canon 7D. As I was and still am doing lots of shooting indoors with poor light, I made the step and did not regret it.

      I feared there will be a lot of additional tuning of parameters to get decent photos. I was wrong, the camera is in charge of this (for most situations).

      This flash is much more powerful and versatile than the inbuilt one. You can control how the light is coming (direct or reflected) and different shooting modes.

      On the downside I would mention the size and the weight. Having a battery grip attached, a rather heavy lens + this flash makes a big brick in your hand...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Canon 430EX II

      By Andrew

      from Sneads Ferry, NC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

      • Slow Recycling

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

      The flash, coupled with a dome diffuser and small softbox, produces wonderful soft/directional lighting. The only issue I have had with the flash is that it does not always fire. I have it tethered to the camera hotshoe via brandnew cable but sometimes it does not fire even when settings are not changed.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Its Great!

      By haystev

      from Escanaba, MI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

        So far so good. No problems with the flash. This is a step up for me and has been working great so far!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        good

        By Bugsy

        from Guebwiller, France

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Powerful Output

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

        It is very easy to use

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Easy to Use

        By Chill79

        from Costa Mesa, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Photojournalism
          • Portraits

          Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

          Provides great natural looking lighting and is easy to plug and play. Love this flash!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Greaat!

          By Alex Kozyrski

          from Long Island, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Photojournalism

            Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

            I've used this for three events now and it works great. Easy to use and the settings are easy to control. A little pricey, however worth every penny when doing event photography.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great flash

            By Din

            from Penn Valley, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

              The Speedlight flash is a replacement for the same one that I'd had for a number of years, but this one is even better. I especially like the quick lock on it. I received it three days after I ordered it and it was well packaged and arrived in good shape.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice flash

              By Dog photographer

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Powerful Output
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

              I've always used the integrated flash before getting this shoe-mount flash. The differences are stunning. The shoe-mount flash gives you so much flexibility with bouncing the flash giving you different effects for the image. I love how the head can be tilted and angled in multiple positions too. The diffuser is also a great little "nice to have". Cons so far: adds weight to camera and it's not as portable (obviously) as the integrated flash on the camera. However, I think the pros of a stronger flash and more flexibility/versatility outweigh these negatives.B&H also rocks! Order was received in a very timely manner; the website is easy to browse and ordering was easy. Great work!

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              5.0

              So Far So Good.

              By GR

              from Oregon

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

                I ordered this flash for my second camera for a wedding this last week. The light was plug and play and easy to use. The option are easy to maneuver. I look forward to use this flash more going forward.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent Flash!

                By Jay

                from Florham Park, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Fast Recycling
                • Powerful Output
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits
                  • Real Estate

                  Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

                  This Canon flash is excellent. It performs just as I expected. I debated on whether to get a 3rd party flash or stick with the Canon flash even though it cost more. The Canon flash works perfectly with my Canon 60D The built in wireless capability in both the flash and camera work together flawlessly. I primarily use this unit as fill flash as well as interior real-estate photography. Great Product, Great Build Quality, I'm 100% happy with this flash!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Canon 439EX II

                  By Willie

                  from South San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful Output

                  Cons

                  • Not Interchangeable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

                    Will use wireless off-camera. Nice product. Will purchase another one.

                    Bill

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good flashlight

                    By Hopsing

                    from AR

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Recycling
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful Output
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use
                      • Night Photography
                      • Photojournalism
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

                      Easy to use, strong light enough for me

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      simple & effective

                      By d nelson

                      from ukiah, ca

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Fast Recycling
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

                        Totally plug and play with my 7d. Setup exposure in camera and have had perfect lighting nearly every time. As I only use flash occasionally, it's likely that the auto exposure settings will be adequate most of the time, but it assuring that manual adjustments can be made.

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                        5.0

                        Great improvement to my great Canon

                        By ksteffien

                        from Long Beach, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use

                        Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

                        This is a great improvement to an already good system.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfection!

                        By Lyndee

                        from Florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Powerful Output
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use

                          Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

                          This is my first Speedlite, and I love it! It is easy to use, versatile, and exactly as described on the B & H website. B & H, I love you too! Always quick shipping and quality products! Bravo!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Nice flash

                          By Moish

                          from Ann Arbor, MI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Recycling

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

                            I bought this flash of occasional use, mostly for snapshots indoors and for flash fill outdoors. It works very well. I use it with a Canon 6d. Flash fill of people is wonderful. It does everything it was advertised to do.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By Brion the Lion

                            from Tucson, AZ

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Recycling
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

                              Used it once and I was extremely pleased with the balanced lighting and color it had produced. Easy to use, no hassle. I would suggest this item to all Canon users.

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                              5.0

                              Great Flash

                              By Rick

                              from Downers Grove, Il

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Recycling
                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful Output
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • General Use

                                Comments about Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash:

                                As always, the best products at B & H. Works great and easy to use.

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                                • No

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