Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash

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Enjoy faster recharge cycles (up to 20% faster than the previous model) between flashes with the Canon Speedlite 430EX II. The unit also makes absolutely no noise while recharging.

The 430EX II is designed to maximise digital image quality when using the flash. It has a guide number of 43 (m/ISO 100 at 105mm), ideal for telephoto and bounce flash work.

When attached to digital EOS cameras with smaller than full-frame sensors, the Speedlite 430EX II gives a more accurate flash coverage by detecting the model to which it is attached and automatically narrowing the angle of coverage. This has the effect of eliminating light loss in peripheral areas and extending the effective flash range.

The 430EX II will also automatically set the ideal white balance by transferring colour temperature information to recent Canon digital SLR models. The flash head can be rotated a full 180° left, 90° right and 90° up.

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One of the best investments As the title reads. Gives me great results with this speedlite. Very natural looking photos without any harsh light. Best way to use is to bounce off the wall. It does exactly what's written in the description. 22 April 2014
Just the job Exactly what you expect from Canon - a really versatile flash - on or off camera. Fast re-charge and now with a metal shoe - so no snapping off the camera. 12 October 2013
Good product as you would expect Used the flash for the first time indoors and very pleased with the results. Ordered online from John Lewis and was ready for collection the next day and at a price unmatched by no one. 05 June 2012
Canon 430ex II flash Ordered online delivery time usual JL exellent service, the gun itself brillant really pleased with photos and quality of unit paired with EOS 550D glad spent a bit more and went for Canon quality. This was on offer at JL great price. 27 January 2012
Versatile flash gun This is a brilliant flash gun and well worth the money for such a quality build. The refresh rate is impressive and it is even effective outside. 14 December 2011
Essential bit of kit for indoor photography. After a little while you may find the inbuilt flash on your camera isn't really enough anymore, or that the light is too intense when fired directly at your subject. An external flash like this is the best way to illuminate your images without a studio full of lights. If you angle the flash up on to the ceiling, for example, you can create a much softer, more natural and evenly distributed light than if you point it directly at your model. Flash can really transform an image and is an essential piece of kit if you do a lot of indoor photography. 10 July 2011
Great dedicated flash gun This flash gun is the ideal companion for my Canon DSLR. The on-camera control and digital display on the flash gun, gives me the exposure I want on every shot. Great value with the bundled case included in the price. 06 July 2011
Great Flash Superb quality, I wouldn't be without this great flash, only what you expect from Canon. 20 June 2011
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