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   Summary of Contents for Canon Speedlite 430EXII

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    Canon SPEEDLITE...

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    Thank you for purchasing a Canon product. The Canon Speedlite 430EX II is a multi-feature flash unit for Canon EOS cameras. It works automatically with E-TTL II, E-TTL, and TTL autoflash systems. It can be used as an on-camera flash or as part of a wireless flash system.

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    Contents ......... Getting Started and Basic Operation ................ Using Flash ..............Wireless Flash ................Reference Conventions Used in this Manual The <@> symbol in the text refers to the +/- button. <a+)> symbol in the text refers to the Select1 Setting button.

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    Nomenclature Built-in wide panel Flash head Wireless sensor Bracket mounting hole AF-assist beam emitter (p.23) Mounting foot (p.9) Locking pin i C ontacts Case Mini stand...

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    Bounce angle index Bounce lock release High-speed < $ H I D > sync (FP flash)/Shutter Custom Function setting button (p.6121) button (p.18/26,29, 30) Power switch (p.10) L < q p > button <MODE> Flash modeiSlave sett~ng button SelectISett~ng button "...

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    LCD Panel <&I> Manual zoom Manual flash output level Flash exposure c o m p e n s a q amount Max. flash range Zoom focal length Aperture Custom Function Auto zoom < > cM> Manual flash I / I for Image sensor size <ETTLITTL>.-,...

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    Getting Started and Basic Operation ........Installing the Batteries Attaching and Detaching the Flash ......9 ........ Turning on the Power Switch Fully Automatic Flash Shooting ......Using E-TTL II and E-TTL Autoflash in the ......

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    0 1 - 3 0 s e c 1400 Based on new s~ze-AA alkallne batter~es and Canon's test~ng standards Using size-AA batteries other than the alkaline type may cause improper battery contact due to the irregular shape of the battery contacts.

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    Attaching and Detaching the Flash mmmmm Attach the Speedlite. Sllp the Speedl~te's mountlng foot Into the camera's hot shoe all the way (The mountlng foot w ~ l l protrude sl~ghtly from the hot shoe ) Secure the Speedlite. On the mount~ng foot sl~de the lock lever to the r~ght When the lock lever cl~cks In place, ~t w ~ l l be locked...

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    Turning the Power Switch <ON>. Set the power switch to The flash recycl~ng starts Check that the flash is ready. o When the pllot lamp l~ghts In red, the flash ready to fire (fully charged). To fire a test flash, press the <PILOT>...

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    Fully Automatic Flash Shooting < P > When you set the camera's shooting mode to (Program AE) or (Full Auto), E-TTL IIIE-TTL fully automatic flash will make it as <P> modes. easy as normal shooting in the tp=@ cETTL>. Set the Speedlite to <MODE>...

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    Using E-TTL II and E-TTL Autoflash in the Shooting Modes <Tv> Just set the camera's shooting mode to (shutter-priority AE), < M > c A v > (aperture-priority AE), or (manual) and you can use E-TTL IIIE-TTL autoflash. Select this mode when you want to set the shutter speed manually. The camera will then automatically set the aperture matching the shutter speed to obtain a standard exposure.

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    Using Flash ....Flash Exposure Compensation (*) FE L: FE Lock (*) ..........15 . . . High-speed Sync (*) ......( * ) DSecond-Curtain Sync ..................Bounce Flash ZOOM: Setting the Flash Coverage (*) and ..........

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    Flash Exposure Compensation In the same way as normal exposure compensation, you can set exposure compensation for flash. The flash exposure compensation amount can be set up to stops in 113-stop increments. (If the camera's exposure compensation is in 1/2-stop increments, flash exDosure com~ensation will be in 112-stop increments.) Press the button until the...

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    FE L: FE Lock FE (flash exposure) lock locks the correct flash exposure setting for any part of the scene. <ETTL> With displayed on the panel, you press the camera's <FE L > <FE L> button. If the camera does not have the button, press <Jt>...

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    High-Speed Sync With high-speed sync (FP flash), the flash can synchronize with all shutter speeds. This is convenient when you want to use aperture priority for fill-flash portraits. > Press the < $ H I ~ button so that ETTL em>...

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    Bounce Flash By pointing the flash head toward a wall or ceiling, the flash will bounce off the surface before illuminating the subject. This can soften shadows behind the subject for a more natural-looking shot. This is called bounce flash. Set the Bounce Direction <PUSH>...

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    ZOOM : Setting the Flash Coverage and Using the Wide Panel " The flash coverage can be set to match the lens focal length from 24mm to 105mm. The flash coverage can be set automatically or manually. Also, with the built-in wide panel, the flash coverage will be compatible with ultra wide-angle lenses as short as 14mm.

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    Manual Flash You can set the flash output from 1/64 power to 111 full power In 113- stop Increments Use a hand-held flash meter to determine the requlred flash output to obtaln a correct flash exposure Settlng the camera's shoot~ng mode to <Av <M>...

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    Metered Manual Flash Exposures When the Speedlite is attached to an EOS-1 D series camera, you can also set the flash exposure level manually. Set the camera and Speedlite. <Av> <M> Setting the camera's shooting mode to recommended. <M> e Set the Speedlite's flash mode to (Manual flash).

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    C.Fn: Setting Custom Functions You can customize Speedlite features to suit your shooting preferences. You do this with Custom Functions. C.Fn-02-113: Convenient when you want to use the depth-of-field preview button to check the depth of field. If the Speedlite or camera's AF-assist beam is C.Fn-08: disabled, the AF-assist beam will not be emitted.

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    Setting Custom Functions <:@:/c.F~> button for 2 Press the *Qd* sec. or more so that displayed. Select the Custom Function No. <G9> e Press the button to select the Custom Function number. E n g Change the setting. f m ) * Press the <@)>...

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    Auto Zoom for Image Sensor Size EOS DIGITAL cameras have one of three image sensor sizes. The lens' effective focal length will differ depending on the camera's sensor size. The Speedlite automatically recognizes the EOS DIGITAL camera's sensor size and automatically sets the flash coverage for lens focal lengths from 24mm to 105mm.

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    Speedlite Control with the Camera's Menu Screen If the Speedlite is attached to an EOS DIGITAL camera enabling External Speedlite control, the camera can set the Speedlite settings. Setting Speedlite functions The settable functions will vary depending on the flash metering mode and flash mode.

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    Wireless Flash 580EX II ..........Wireless Flash ..... Setting Manual Flash with the Slave Unit Reference ......430EX II System ........ 33 Troubleshooting Guide ................Specifications Using a Type-B Camera .........

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    Wireless Flash With multiple Canon Speedlites having the wireless flash feature, you can create various lighting effects with the same ease as using normal E-TTL II autoflash. The settings you input with the master unit attached to the camera are also automatically transmitted to the slave units which are controlled by the master unit via wireless.

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    Set the master unit's flash mode <ETTL> For shoot~ng, will also be set automatically for the slave unit(s). w w v Check that the flash is ready. When h e slave unltrs) ready to f~re (fully charged), the AF-asslst beam I C I w~ll bllnk at I-sec l n t e ~ a l s Check the flash operation.

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    Use the mini stand (tripod socket provided) to prop up the slave unit. Use the bounce feature to swing the slave unit's flash body so that the wireless sensor faces the master unit. Indoors, the wireless signal can also bounce off the wall so there is r l , more leeway in positioning the slave unit(s).

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    430EX Il's LCD panel. Setting the Communication Channel If there another Canon wlreless flash system nearby, you can change the channel No to prevent slgnal confusion Both the master and slave unlts must be set to the same channel No cZooM'r>...

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    Setting the Slave ID Set the slave ID if you use two (A and B) or three (A, B, and slave groups. <ZOOMI-> p r e s s the button < - > so that blinks. w - ' d - L?-,-,L Set the slave ID.

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    About Slave Group Control For example, ~f you have the slave ID set Slave group < A > for three slave un~ts, all three /---- slave un~ts will be controlled as ~f they were one Speedl~te In slave group A Setting Manual Flash with the Slave Unit Manual flash can be set manually with the slave unit.

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    Reference II System O Speedlite 430EX II (Slave unit) O Mini stand (included with 430EX 1 1 ) O Speedlite 580EX II (On-cameralMaster unit) Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 Dedicated transmitter for wireless control of 430EX II set as slave units. Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX 1 @ Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash for macro photography.

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    Troubleshooting Guide If there is a problem, refer to this Troubleshooting Guide The Speedlite does n o t fire. The batteries are installed i n the wrong orientation. Install the batteries in the correct orientation. (p.8) The Speedlite's internal batteries are exhausted. If the flash recycling time takes 30 sec.

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    The periphery or bottom of the picture looks dark. When you set the flash coverage manually, the setting was a higher number than the lens focal length, resulting in a dark periphery. Set the flash coverage that is a lower number than the lens focal length or set it to auto zoom.

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    Specifications TY pe On-camera. E-TTL IIIE-nL/TTL autoflash Speedlite Type: Type-A EOS cameras ( E - n L IIIE-TTL autoflash). Compatible cameras: Type-B EOS cameras (TTL autoflash) Guide No.: 431141 (at 105mm focal length, IS0 100 in meterslfeet) Flash coverage: 105mm (14mm with wide panel) A u t o zoom (Flash coverage set automat~cally to match the lens focal length and Image sensor size) Manual zoom...

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    2.8 x 4.8 x 4.0 in Weight: Approx. 11.3 oz. (Speedlite only, excluding batteries) All specifications above are based on Canon's testing standards. Product specifications and external appearance are subject to change without notice. Manual Flash Guide No. (IS0 100,...

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    Using a Type-B Camera If you use the 430EX II with a Type-I3 camera (TTL autoflash EOS camera), note the features available and not available below. When a Type-B camera is used with the 430EX II set to autoflash, <TTL> will be displayed on the Speedlite's LCD panel.

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    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the instructions.

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    The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing. Batter~es shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like. Dry batteries shall not be subjected to charging. European Union (and EEA) only. This symbol Indicates that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste, according to the WEEE Directive (20021961 EC) and your nat~onal law.

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    Canon This Instructions booklet is dated May 2008. For information on the camera's compatibility with system accessories marketed after this date, contact your nearest Canon Service Center.

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