01 November 2013

Adding a Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash to my gear

Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash
I added a new Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash to my Canon EOS camera and photography system. This E-TTL II external Canon hotshoe flash unit will be paired with the new Canon EOS 700D (and Canon PowerShot SX40 HS) for event, indoor / low-light and macro photography. The Canon Speedlite 430EX II (as my current Speedlite 230EX II) is highly compatible with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS / SX40 HS. Even the lens zoom function in E-TTL Mode is compatible with the SX40 HS (with which I am very impressed with).

Canon camera campatibility (not just EOS DSLR)
The Canon Speedlite 430EX II is not just compatible with Canon EOS DSLR cameras, but also Canon Powershot models (GX 1, G16, G15 and the SX range) with an external hotshoe mount.

Overview from Canon
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". Canon USA

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