Canon UK today announced the Speedlite 430EX II, upgrading the 430EX before it with some notable improvements. A high-powered compact flash, the Speedlite 430EX II has a guide number of 43 (m/ISO 100 at 105mm) and a built-in wide panel to allow coverage suitable for wide angle lenses to 14mm.
Canon says the new strobe offers 20 percent faster and silent recycling and full control via the menu system of compatible EOS cameras. It is ideal for both amateurs and professionals seeking a versatile, all-purpose flash.
Used in Manual mode, the Speedlite 430EX II offers settings in 1/3 stop increments for increased precision of operation. Plus â€“ when used with compatible EOS cameras â€“ every setting on the Speedlite 430EX II can be controlled via the camera menu system, allowing rapid, intuitive alteration of settings.
The Speedlite 430EX II is available from the end of July 2008 priced at Â£210/ â‚¬280 RRP inc. VAT. Thatâ€™s about $400/$560 if converted directly to the US currency (but then they always pay more in the UK).
[Via: Canon UK]