The Canon Speedlite 430EX II Deluxe Kit from B&H contains the versatile and efficient shoe mount flash along with four AA rechargeable NiMH batteries, a rapid battery charger, a Light Bouncer, and a cinch strap for attaching the light modifier to the flash. The batteries and charger help to ensure readily available power for the flash and the Light Bouncer helps to produce a broad, soft light spread with gold and silver reflectors also included to alter the color and quality of the flash output. Additionally, a 3' coiled TTL cable is included to allow for off-camera positioning of the flash while still maintaining full TTL capabilities.
The Speedlite 430EX II features a powerful maximum guide number of 141.1' at ISO 100 along with a controllable zoom head design that covers lens focal lengths between 24-105mm. The flash head is capable of vertically tilting between 0-90° and swiveling 0-180° left or 0-90° right to aid in greater control over the direction of flash output. It is compatible with the E-TTL II system for accurate flash metering and, when used with compatible EOS DSLRs, full flash control is possible directly from the camera's menu system. A metal foot and quick-lock mechanism provide greater rigidity and efficiency when attaching to a camera and a minimum recycle time of 2 seconds with NiMH batteries allows for a quickened shooting style.
Canon Speedlite 430EX II
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
Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
This Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger comes with four 1.2V, 2300mAh AA NiMH batteries that are rechargeable up to 1000 times. The charger will recharge 4 of these included batteries in about 280 min, or 2 in about 140 min. You can also use it to charge optional AA NiCd batteries, or AAA NiMH or NiCd's. The charger's integrated micro-controller ensures that each battery is charged to its full capacity, and automatic charge cut-off prevents overcharging. Should the controller and automatic cut-off function both fail, the safety guard timer will kick in to ensure that the charger still shuts off after 6 hr. The charger also has circuit and polarity protection. Two LED indicators display charging status, and there are two individually-monitored charging channels. The charger has switching 100-240VAC power, enabling use all over the world. Its compact outlet prongs can fold in, making the unit more compact for storage.
Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (3')
The 3' Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord provides creative photographers with the ability to remotely fire Canon flashes with E-TTL / E-TTL II capabilities. Removing the flash from the camera's hot shoe allows the photographer to create unique and dramatic lighting styles that are not possible with a traditional shoe-mounted strobe. This coiled cord measures 3', which is enough distance to accommodate hand-held lighting styles, or when keeping the flash mounted on a compact flash bracket. Also, off-camera lighting reduces the harsh shadows commonly encountered with direct on-camera flashes and gives your photographs a more natural look.
One side of the TTL cable fits directly into the camera's hot shoe to ensure that all of the camera's exposure data is maintained. The other side can be attached to any stand, tripod, or device with a standard 1/4"-20 threaded stud or flash shoe mount and the shoe has a locking knob to ensure your equipment is secure.
Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes
This Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes spreads and redirects the light from a portable flash to soften the quality of light and distribute it over a wider area. No exposure compensation is necessary with automatic flashes, but operating distances will be somewhat reduced.
The Light Bouncer can be used with slaves, or alone where low ceilings are not available, or where more direct but soft fill light is desired. It attaches to the flash head in seconds with the included touch-tab fasteners.
The silver insert adds a specular look to highlights. The gold insert adds a warm tone to the scene, particularly useful for outdoor fill-flash. These inserts attach with touch-tab fasteners to the bounce surface of the Light Bouncer to further modify the light.
Fits nearly any portable flash
Lightweight and portable
Attaches quickly and easily
Includes gold and silver reflectors to enhance skin tones and other lighting scenarios
Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes
Vello's Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes makes it easy to quickly attach accessories to your portable flash. It simply wraps around the head of your portable flash, eliminating the need for messy self-adhesive loops. Compatible with most on-camera shoe mounted flashes. It easily allows attachment of such Vello products as:
FD-200 Light Bouncer
FD-210 / Light Bouncer Plus
FD-300 Universal Softbox Small
FD-310 Universal Softbox Medium
FD-320 Universal Softbox Large
FD-400 5" Snoot/Reflector
FD-410 8" Snoot/Reflector
FD-500 Fabric Softbox
FD-600 Honeycomb Grip 1/8"
FD-610 Honeycomb Grip 1/4"
FD-700 Light Shapers
Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium)
The Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium) from Vello is designed to improve the quality of the light from your shoe-mounted flash unit. It has a soft white fabric interior lining that diminishes the harsh effects that often result from using a shoe-mounted flash unit, delivering diffused light and soft shadows. It has windows which allow for extra fill light. Touch-tab fasteners are included for mounting the unit to your flash.
Window openings for fill light
Softens and diffuses flash light, producing soft, even illumination