Canon Speedlite 430EX II

Canon Speedlite 430EX II

Canon Speedlite 430EX II - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBC430EX2 MFR # 2805B009AA
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  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 141' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (14mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates 90° Right & 180° Left
  • Wireless Slave TTL Functionality
  • AF Assist Beam and Modeling Flash
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-3.7 Seconds
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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Canon 2805B009AA overview

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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
  • Soft Case
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    Canon 2805B009AA specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 141.08'  / 43 m ISO 100 at 105 mm Position
    Angle of Coverage 84° - 23.3°
    Wide-Angle Adapter: 114°
    Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/64
    Bounce Head 0 to +90°
    Swivel Head 270°
    Coverage 14 - 105 mm (Full Frame)
    Distance Range 2.30 to 79.72' (0.7 to 24.3 m) at f/1.4
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 105 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal None
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 3.7 Seconds
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
    Wireless Operation Method: Optical Pulse
    Distance: Up to 39.37' / 12 m
    Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
    Wireless Groups 3 Groups
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.8 x 4.8 x 4.0" / 72.0 x 122.0 x 101.0 mm
    Weight 11.29 oz / 320 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 5.3 x 3.8"

    Canon 2805B009AA reviews

    Speedlite 430EX II is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 2266.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Flash For me this flash is everything the 580EX is, but smaller. There are only two features I miss from the 580: the 430 cannot be used as a master flash for Wireless TTL, and the flash head only swivels +/- 90 degrees in the horizontal direction. This is annoying, because when I put the light in an umbrella, I'd like to swivel the head 180 degrees, so the IR sensor is facing out. You can't do that with this flash. Wireless E-TTL seems to work flawlessly, regardless. All in all, this is a great flash, that is significantly smaller and lighter than the 550EX or 580EX, which is a huge benefit if you're going to be carrying it around for a long time.
    Date published: 2009-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, good value Though this isn't my first strobe, this is the first modern Canon strobe I've purchased that actually communicates with my camera. The differences with and without flash are startling-- the white balance is better, the shot isn't blurry, and the bounce ability gives a nice fill light with no harsh direct-flash look. I don't know how I went so long without it for indoor shooting. What's not so great is that it's not weather-sealed, nor is there the white bounce sheet-- for some reason Canon has it in their head that you only deserved weather-proofing if you're spending the big-bucks, but I guess there's always SOMETHING to work up to.
    Date published: 2011-03-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice flash for novice/beginners I wanted a better, more versatile flash for my T2i. I was very pleasantly surprised at my initial shots taken with this flash in a small, dimly-lit room - a very noticeable difference compared to the built-in flash! As a novice photog, the 580 speedlite was too much for what I needed... i thought about the 220, but this 430 gives me enough to play with for now and learn more about using flash. I love how I can bounce the light of surfaces since I will mostly use this for interior shots and will definitely get a diffuser soon. I wish this had the 580's remote trigger feature, but for the price and overall, this flash is just right for what I need.
    Date published: 2010-08-05
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2010-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flash As a developing photographer, I have read tons of reviews and made careful purchases. More importantly, I have also learned how to use my camera and equiptment, understand the functions, and try to think creatively. The 430 is a huge improvement over the T2i flash. I considered 3rd party brands, but wanted the Canon quality. The difference is quite noticable, even for an amatuer. Since most shots during the winter are inside, the 430 allows me to bounce it around and get the right lighting. I also purchased some eneloop batteries, highly recommended over alkalines. In e-ttl, when full power is not used, there is no recycle time.
    Date published: 2013-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This flash is awesome! I have never been much of a fan of using a flash, and have never put the effort into learning the real nuts and bolts behind using one to the fullest. That being said, I knew I needed to have one in my kit, and picked out this one to use with my Canon 60D (18-200mm). I put the batteries in, and attached it to my camera, and on the very first shot had beautiful exposure! Another plus, I put the camera in full auto mode and handed it to my fiance to use, and the camera controlled the flash very nicely, and made it super easy for her to get great shots (as good as mine...) very quickly.
    Date published: 2015-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was as I expected: Awesome As an amateur photographer aspiring to be something more I decided to purchase this flash instead of the 580 due to budgetary constraints. I quite pleased with my purchase. The flash output is consistent over multiple shots, it's light weight, and I can finally get the portrait shots I want without over exposure from the on-board flash. With a fresh set of batteries the recycling time is consistent. With a drained set of batteries it takes longer and longer to charge... but that's to be expected, so no con there really. I wish I had a 580 so that I could use this little guy as a slave and test that out, but I think I'd rather upgrade my camera body first.
    Date published: 2008-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is completely silent and quick It is a great flash for a budget-minded consumer. I recently purchased this to relegate my aging 420EX to a backup role. Comparing this to the 420EX, they are practically the same in real-world use except this is totally silent when it recharges. This does have many options available that the 420EX does not. I'm guessing that most users will not use the additional functionality, though. I've found that Sanyo's 2700mAh rechargeables work the best in these flashes. I've shot weddings with over 1,000 pictures and didn't ever change out the batteries. I can't say that for any other brand. Couple this with a Gary Fong diffuser and you're set to go.
    Date published: 2009-12-14
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