Speedlight 430EX II

Speedlight 430EX II

Who It’s For:

This is Canon’s second best professional Speedlight, which is for anyone who needs a (comparably) light weight, powerful flash. It’s a little big on top of a camera, but it’s definitely worth the extra heft because this is a very versatile flash. It’s not as powerful as the 580EX II, but it’s cheaper, so if you don’t need the extra features and extra power, this is a great flash for people on a budget.

What We Like:

Cost: It’s cheaper than the 580EX, and for may uses this is all you need so it’s a good value.

Size: This flash is much smaller than the giant 580EX, so if size matters, this is a great flash.

Optimum White Balance: This flash communicates with your camera to develop an optimum white balance for the situation.

Improved Recycle Time: Canon claims there is a 20% improved refresh rate from the 430EX.

What We Don’t:

Lack Of Commander Mode: This flash lacks the ability to control other flashes and can only work in slave mode.

Power: The 580EX and EX II have a considerable power advantage

Not Weather Sealed: The newer 580EX II is weather sealed which depending on the work you’re doing, can be very important.

Support Fstoppers by buying (and renting) from our sponsors.

Log in or register to post comments