Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Light - 2805B002

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Sold me used item for the price of a new one, offered me to return it, when I was not able to - it was time-sensitive purchase.

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Great Flash.

on 10/21/2008

20% faster than the previous model. I really like the fast recharge it offers. It seemed to be easy on the batteries too, meaning that it does not seem to suck the life out of them in 10 minutes of use. Read More

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by Ed on 11/15/2008

I purchased this Canon flash to use on a Canon SX10IS for inside shots. It has some nice improvements over the previous 430 flash. It is easier to attach/lock down. The SX10IS camera does control the TTL functions on the flash. Uses 4 AA batteries and so does the SX10IS. Takes 150-200 flash with new batteries. Has a diffuse pull down and can be afjusted to bounch the flash forward, back and side to side. Very satisfied with on the quality of the product and quick delivery. Read More

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Bringing a new level of versatility and capability to flash photography, the Speedlite 430EX II features a powerful flash (guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100) with a fast recycling time in a compact, durable body. A one-touch quick-lock mechanism makes it easy to attach or detach the 430EX II from the camera and a metal foot has been added for strength and durability. Flash controls can now be set through the camera's LCD screen on compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras. The Speedlite 430EX II is also quieter, recycle time is 20% faster (as compared to the 430EX) and since it is compatible with Canon's wireless E-TTL, it can be used as an affordable "slave unit".


Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 2805B002
SKU 208464209
UPC 013803099805
UPC 14 00013803099805
Sales Rank 50068
Superior build quality, including a metal foot for added strength
Approx. 20% faster recycling time, compared to previous 430EX
One-touch, quick-lock mechanism for easy attaching/detaching flash from camera
Full flash control possible on camera menu, with compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras
Virtually silent flash recycle
Full swivel, 180° in either direction
Zoom flash head covers range of 24-105mm; maximum guide number 141 ft./43m at ISO 100
Tech Specs
Type: Mode: E-TTL II, E-TTL, TTL
Compatible Cameras: All Canon EOS cameras; PowerShot G series cameras
Guide Number: 141 ft./43m (at ISO 100); flash head at 105mm zoom setting
Flash Coverage: Fixed condenser lens with inner zoom: (1) Auto Zoom, (2) Manual Zoom, (3) Wide Panel; Zoom positions: 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 80mm, 105mm; Indicated by numerals on the LCD's focal length display; Image Size Zoom Control: With cameras compatible with auto zoom, it zooms automatically to match the camera's image size
Number of Flashes: Approx. 200 to 1,400, with AA-size Alkaline Batteries manufactured within the last three months or AA-size Ni-MH fully-charged batteries
Recycling Time: Approx. 0.1 to 3.7 seconds (AA-size Alkaline Batteries)/0.1 to 2 seconds (AA-size Ni-MH batteries)
Flash Range: At ISO 100, with EF 50mm f/1.4
For normal flash: Approx. 2.3-79.7 ft./0.7-24.3m
For high sync speed (EF flash): Approx. 2.3-39.4 ft./0.7-12m
Custom Functions: Six user-selectable Custom Functions built-in; set on Speedlite's LCD panel
AF Assist Beam: Built-in; covers all focus points in EOS cameras up to 9 AF points
Effective range: At center: Approx. 2.3-32.8 ft./0.7-10m; Periphery: Approx. 2.3-16.4 ft./0.7-5m (in total darkness)
Power Source: Four AA-size Alkaline Batteries (6V); Four AA-size Ni-MH (4.8V)
External Power Source: External power supply: compatible with Dust- and Water-Resistant External Power Pack, Canon battery pack CP-E3 and Transistor Pack E
Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.8 x 4.0 in./72 x 122 x 101mm
Weight: 11.6 oz./330g (without batteries)
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Product Line Speedlite

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