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Speedlite 430EX

Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for Speedlite 430EX
Review 1 for Speedlite 430EX
Nickname: Roscoe
Location: San Angelo, TX
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Product replacement: No

Great flash sorry construction

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Date:October 7, 2010
Pros: wide and long coverage, auto is flawless, fast
Cons: very delicate mount
Had this flash over three years and as far as function it is in top three I have ever used in over forty years of photography. I have used several old potato mashers and many autos over the years and functionally this tops almost all of them. As far as quality construction I have never seen worse. The four screws that hold the hot shoe mounting plate go into two metal bars that is four times as thick as the plastic holding the bars in pace. The body casting is very thin in the wrong places and cannot be made better by normal man. Handle it with EXTREEM care as I did but the wrong bump and takes a very little amount of pressure and your flash will separate from the mount forever.
20 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Speedlite 430EX
Nickname: Stephen
Location: Ocala, FL
Used this product for: 3 to 6 months
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: No

Get the 430 EX 2

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Date:March 28, 2009
Pros: Fast recycling time, Good Exposure performance, quiet
Cons: Poor build quality
I bought the 430 EX I, after a week, the hotshoe cracked. Don't waste your money on this. Instead spend a few more dollars and get the 430 EX 2 with a metal hotshoe.
30 of 37 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Speedlite 430EX
Nickname: popeye
Location: Illinois
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: No

Quality equipment

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Date:March 1, 2009
Pros: Superior build quality, Fast recycling time, Good Exposure performance, quiet
A nice size unit with a very good range. slave capability is nice however, I wish canon would use a radio style trigger system rather than IR. Works pretty good in E-TTL although you can still get over or under exposure at times. It is a well built solid flash that is compatible with all of canons E-TTL/TTLII models.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Speedlite 430EX
Nickname: jt499

great flash

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Date:February 24, 2009
Pros: Superior build quality, Fast recycling time, Good Exposure performance, quiet, good for bounce photography
I have been using this flash for eight months and it works beautifully. Works really well in a bounce configuration.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Speedlite 430EX
Nickname: Codee
Location: Ocean City, Md
Used this product for: 3 to 6 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: No

Very Good Purchase

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Date:February 7, 2009
Pros: Fast recycling time, Good Exposure performance, quiet, awesome with indoor photography
Cons: a little heavy
This is a great buy. With very fast recycle time and awesome exposure this is the flash to buy for the semi-pro & amature photographer. I use the canon xsi and I will not even think about taking a picture without this flash.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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