Canon has launched a new compact flash which
supports E-TTL II autoflash and integrated radio transmission
wireless flash “Master” and “Slave” functions for more flexible
multiple flash photography.
The Speedlite 430EX III-RT has a maximum Guide No. of 43 (meter; ISO 100;
105mm) and supports E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash and Manual flash.
Flash coverage is from 24mm to 105mm (which can be extended to
14mm with built-in wide panel) and autozoom control is supported to automatically adjust
the flash coverage depending on the image sensor size.
Distribution” function inherited from the flagship Canon Speedlite
600EX-RT allows 2 settings for flash coverage, either as “Guide
Number Priority” for better telephoto flash or “Even Coverage” for
more even light distribution across the whole frame.
The Speedlite 430EX III-RT also boasts rapid
and silent recycling and a new “Quick Flash Function”, as well as
overheat protection to better prevent damage to the flash head.
Speedlite 430EX III-RT supports bounce flash with bounce angle 90°
up, 150° left and 180° right for a more refined control of the flash
head angle to achieve the desired lighting results. By
attaching the new “Bounce Adapter SBA-E2” that comes with the
flash, the bounce flash can be spread across a larger area and
shadows on the front surface of the subject can be further
suppressed, bringing an even more natural bounce effect.
addition, a new built-in “Catchlight Panel” can be used to add a
sparkle of light in the eyes to help bring portraits to life. When
shooting in tungsten light environment, the included orange “Color
Filter SCF-E2” can be attached to optimize color temperature.
“Master” and “Slave”
Being the second
model in the Speedlite family that integrates radio transmission
wireless flash “Master” and “Slave” functions, first introduced
in the flagship Speedlite 600EX-RT, the Speedlite 400EX III-RT can
work alongside Speedlite 600EX-RT’s wireless flash system and
enable users to experiment with more off-camera lighting setups.
Communicating on 2.4GHz frequencies, 15 transmission channels
are available and 10,000 radio transmission IDs can be set to
prevent misfiring in the event of signal interference on the same
channel. It facilitates radio transmission up to 30m, among up
to 5 groups with a total of 15 individual slave units for
It also supports bi-directional
communication between master and slave units for enhanced
operational flexibility, enabling remote release of the master
camera’s shutter with any slave unit from diverse angles, and with
the Linked Shooting up to 15 EOS cameras can be released
simultaneously to capture the decisive moment from various angles.
In addition to radio transmission, Speedlite 430EXIII-RT also
supports optical transmission wireless flash “Slave” function.
For cameras that feature an Integrated Speedlite Transmitter such
as EOS 70D and EOS 760D, Speedlite 430EX III-RT can be used
instantly as an off-camera flash with various flash settings such
as output and power controllable from the camera’s menu.
New Design and
Speedlite 430EX III-RT achieves a more
compact and lightweight design than its predecessor by reducing
the size of flash head with improved zoom optics, the use of a
smaller main capacitor and new internal construction that
optimizes the placement of AF-assist beam and wireless antenna
Weighing only 295g, it is easier to carry around and
further reduces the burden when shooting outdoor.
addition, the Speedlite 430EX III-RT is equipped with a dot-matrix
LCD panel for easier viewing and rich information display.
newly introduced “Select Dial” which integrates the functions of “cross key” and “Select/Set” button makes change of frequently
used settings, such as flash exposure compensation, much faster.
The Speedlite 430EX III-RT also offers 10 custom
functions and 8 personal functions for more personalized flash
operation according to individual preference. Flash settings can
also be easily controlled through the menu of compatible EOS
The Speedlite 430EX III-RT bundled with “Color
Filter SCF-E2” and “Bounce Adapter SBA-E2” is now available for
sale in Hong Kong. The suggested retail price is HK$2,480.
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