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Canon Speedlite Flash (430EX II)

  • Model #: SPEEDLITE 430EX II
  • Web Code: 10109412
(20 ratings)
Save: $20
Sale Ends: December 3, 2015


Canon's Speedlite 430EX II combines a compact size with incredible versatility. Set it into manual flash mode, set flash compensation on the unit, and manually control the flash zoom head. It provides greater control and ease-of-use via the LCD panel at the back, while improvements in its circuitry make recycle time up to 20% faster.

More Information

  • Wide-angle pull-down panel covers 14 mm lens (on a full-frame camera)
  • Slightly higher max. guide number at 105 mm setting (GN 141-feet, at ISO 100)
  • Auto conversion of flash zoom coverage with compatible digital SLRs
  • White balance info communicated instantly to compatible digital SLRs
  • Bounce upward to 90°; swivel right (to 90°) and left (to 180°)
  • 14% lighter and approx. 25% smaller in overall volume than top-of-the-line 580EX
  • Six flash custom functions built in (set on rear LCD panel)

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)
  • Compatibility
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.2 / 5
Based on 20 ratings,13 Reviews
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 90%

11 Reviews

Critical 10%

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  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 11, 2015

Works as expected

Works well. Does the job. Glad I bought rechargeable batteries to go with it.

  • from North Bay, ON
  • Feb 08, 2015

Online Purchase

Pick this flash up on sale. Works great.

  • from Myrtle beach
  • Jan 13, 2015

Canon 430 ex flash review

Bought in december. So far so good. This flash is replacing a ten year old Canon 420 ex flash and is working as expected. No problems.

  • from Burnaby, BC
  • Dec 09, 2014

Good as seen

I got a pretty good deal, and now it is functional as I expect.

  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Feb 21, 2014

So Far So Good

Bought online and on sale. So far so good. Still learning how to use it effectively but am loving it.

  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Jan 14, 2014

Canon Speedlight Flash (430EXII)

Purchased this flash just after Christmas and love it. I have been using the flash on my DSLR for a few years now and been dissatisfied with the lighting on most of the distance shots and some of the inside shots. After purchasing this flash and trying it out I am impressed with the amount of light that this flash provides. I look forward to many more years with this flash.

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Dec 18, 2013

Used 3 times and now doesn't work

Bought the flash last January used it 3 times. Pulled it out last Thurday put new batteries in it flash no long fires. Even manually all that happens is the pilot light stays red then goes off. Seems to be common feature from my research. Don't waste your money on it.

  • from Markham, ON
  • Oct 10, 2013


Very good quality,hassle free match.pricy but worth it.

  • from Kitchener, ON
  • Jul 27, 2013

Canon 430EX ll

This is a good quality, reliable affordable flash. I looked at the knock-offs which were much cheaper, but there were too many reported defects to buy one.

  • from Regina, SK
  • Feb 09, 2013

Well worth the wait

I've been wanting to get hold of this flash for quite sometime, the nice deal I got for it during black Friday was indeed worth the wait! Now I could take pictures with better lighting compared to the built in flash. I've done my research for external flashes and this falls to the mid / advanced level but still affordable.

  • from Saskatoon, SK
  • Feb 09, 2013

great flash

Great product huge difference in quality of pictures.

  • from Toronto
  • Jan 08, 2010

430EX Great Flash

Have used the 430EX flash for years. Great flash, an absolute must for anyone with an EOS digital camera. I just recently purchased a 580EX wow, best flash I have ever used. If you can afford the 580EX, go for it you will not be disappointed, otherwise go for the 430EX. Now that I own both, I've been utilizing the masterslave function. The 580EX my on camera master flash with the 430EX as a remote slave flash. Result....have produced some of the most amazing flash photography...I can only give the 430EX 4stars, because 5stars is reserved for the 580EX.

  • from St Catharines
  • Sep 09, 2009

Great flash

If your just getting into flash photography this flash is great, Theres a huge difference in using this and the on camera flash.. makes pictures look 100 better