Balancing power with size, the Speedlite 430EX II from Canon offers a very useful guide number of 141' at ISO 100 and 105mm as well as complete compatibility with Canon's E-TTL / E-TTL II flash metering system. The flash head also offers an excellent zoom range of 24-105mm, which is expanded to 14mm with the use of the wide-angle diffusion panel. There is even the option to tilt the flash upwards 90° as well as rotate it right 90° or left 180° for bounce capabilities.
Wireless slave TTL functionality is possible with Canon's optical pulse transmission system. This is possible with one of 4 channels and 3 groups at up to 39.4'. This enables photographers to setup off-camera lighting without running cables. Other features include an AF assist beam, modeling flash, and high-speed, first and second curtain sync modes. It also recycles in 0.1-3.7 seconds and runs on 4 AA batteries. Additionally, it comes with a mini stand and a case.
When used as a wireless slave, the 430EX II supports stroboscopic flash from the master unit
Near silent recycling
LCD panel on rear for viewing and changing settings
Nine user-adjustable custom functions with 20 settings
Metal locking foot
Effective flash range of 2.3 to 79.7'
AF assist beam works with 1-9 AF points and has a range of up to 32.8'
Battery life of about 200-1400 flashes
Bracket mounting hole
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Canon Speedlite 430EX II
Hot Shoe Stand
90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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141.08' (43 m) ISO100 at 105 mm position
Angle of Coverage
84° - 23.3° Wide-Angle Adapter: 114°
1/1 - 1/64
0° to +90°
14 mm - 105 mm (Full frame)
2.30 to 79.72' (0.7 to 24.3 m) at f/1.4
Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm
Off Camera Terminal
Approximately 0.1 - 3.7 seconds
-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Method: Optical pulse Distance: Up to 39.37' / 12 m
Wireless Communication Channels
4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries