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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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Canon Speedlite Good product, works well, no issues. The reviews helped me choose this product. 28 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for room photography Needed an easy to use flash gun that would make a different on interior shots and this one has certainly made a difference to room shots. 23 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality Flashgun Bought from JL because of the competitive price, guarantee and good after sales policy compared with other retailers from my experience. Well designed with a quality finish so far have just used it in E-TTL Autoflash mode. It has a very rapid almost silent recharge between shots. Looking forward to learning its capabilities. Incidentally useful to have the full printed manual rather than CDs or having to download the manual. 16 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Value On the face of it this flash gives good even illumination and is very simple to direct the flash in the direction best suited for the shot. However as you start to use the menu and settings on the flash it becomes apparent that this lens has more options avaliable allowing the more advanced used more control over their shooting when using this flash. I would recommend that this lens is great for those starting out with dSLR's and for the seasoned professional. The only negative would be that the flash does drain batteries quickly but this is the same on any flash-gun for dSLR's, I would recommend using high quality disposable batteries espeically those that state they are designed for use with Camera flashes as these work out to be the cheapest batteries per shot over an extended period of time. 05 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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