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.
Contents Getting Started and Basic Operation......... 7 Using Flash ................ 13 Wireless Flash ..............25 Reference ................32 Conventions Used in this Manual The <9> symbol in the text refers to the +/– button. The <8> symbol in the text refers to the Select/ Setting button.
Nomenclature Built-in wide panel (retracted) (p.18) Flash head Wireless sensor Bracket mounting hole AF-assist beam emitter Bracket mount (p.23) cover Mounting foot (p.9) Locking pin Contacts Shoe Mini stand pocket Case Mini stand...
Getting Started and Basic Operation Installing the Batteries ..........8 Attaching and Detaching the Flash......9 Turning on the Power Switch........ 10 Fully Automatic Flash Shooting ......11 Using E-TTL II and E-TTL Autoflash in the Shooting Modes............ 12 Cautions for firing continuous flashes To avoid overheating and degrading the flash head, do not fire more than 20 continuous flashes.
Recycling Time (Approx.) Flash Count (Approx.) 0.1 - 3.0 sec. 200 - 1400 Based on new size-AA alkaline batteries and Canon’s testing standards. Using size-AA batteries other than the alkaline type may cause improper battery contact due to the irregular shape of the battery contacts.
Attaching and Detaching the Flash Attach the Speedlite. Slip the Speedlite’s mounting foot into the camera’s hot shoe all the way. (The mounting foot will protrude slightly from the hot shoe.) Secure the Speedlite. On the mounting foot, slide the lock lever to the right.
Turning on the Power Switch Set the power switch to <K>. The flash recycling starts. Check that the flash is ready. When the pilot lamp lights in red, the flash is ready to fire (fully charged). To fire a test flash, press the <J>...
Fully Automatic Flash Shooting When you set the camera’s shooting mode to <V> (Program AE) or <U> (Full Auto), E-TTL II/E-TTL fully automatic flash will make it as easy as normal AE shooting in the <V> and <U> modes. Set the Speedlite to <a>. Press the <D>...
Using E-TTL II and E-TTL Autoflash in the Shooting Modes Just set the camera’s shooting mode to <X> (shutter-priority AE), <W> (aperture-priority AE), or <q> (manual) and you can use E-TTL II/E-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.
fFlash 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 ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments. (If the camera’s exposure compensation is in 1/2-stop increments, flash exposure compensation will be in 1/2-stop increments.) Press the <8>...
7: FE Lock FE (flash exposure) lock locks the correct flash exposure setting for any part of the scene. With <a> displayed on the LCD panel, you press the camera’s <7> button. If the camera does not have the <7> button, press the <P>...
cHigh-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 <E> button so that <c> is displayed. Check that the <F> icon is lit in the viewfinder.
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 Hold down the <z>...
H: 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.
q: Manual Flash You can set the flash output from 1/64 power to 1/1 full power in 1/3- stop increments. Use a hand-held flash meter to determine the required flash output to obtain a correct flash exposure. Setting the camera’s shooting mode to <W>...
Metered Manual Flash Exposures When the Speedlite is attached to an EOS-1D series camera, you can also set the flash exposure level manually. Set the camera and Speedlite. Setting the camera’s shooting mode to <W> or <q> is recommended. Set the Speedlite’s flash mode to <q> (Manual flash). Focus the subject.
C: Setting Custom Functions You can customize Speedlite features to suit your shooting preferences. You do this with Custom Functions. Custom Setting Reference Function Function Settings & Description page Meters (m) C.Fn-00 Distance indicator display Feet (ft) Enabled C.Fn-01 Auto power off p.10 Disabled Enabled (Depth-of-field preview...
Setting Custom Functions Press the <A> button for 2 sec. or more so that <u> is displayed. Select the Custom Function No. Press the < > button to select the Custom Function number. Change the setting. Press the < > button. The setting number will blink.
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.
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.
Wireless Flash Wireless flash photography requires another Speedlite which can serve as the master unit such as Speedlite 580EX II. Wireless Flash ............26 Setting Manual Flash with the Slave Unit ..... 31 Reference 430EX II System........... 32 Troubleshooting Guide ......... 33 Specifications ............
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.
Set the master unit’s flash mode to <a>. For shooting, <a> will also be set automatically for the slave unit(s). Check that the flash is ready. When the slave unit(s) is ready to fire (fully charged), the AF-assist beam will blink at 1-sec. intervals. Check the flash operation.
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 more leeway in positioning the slave unit(s).
430EX II’s LCD panel. Setting the Communication Channel If there is another Canon wireless flash system nearby, you can change the channel No. to prevent signal confusion. Both the master and slave units must be set to the same channel No.
Setting the Slave ID Set the slave ID if you use two (A and B) or three (A, B, and C) slave groups. Press the <G> button so that <x> blinks. Set the slave ID. Press the <9> button to select the slave ID (A, B, or C), then press the <8>...
About Slave Group Control For example, if you have the slave ID set Slave group A to <1> for three slave units, all three slave units will be controlled as if they were one Speedlite in slave group A. ID = A ID = A ID = A Setting Manual Flash with the Slave Unit...
Reference 430EX II System Speedlite 430EX II (Slave unit) Mini stand (included with 430EX II) Speedlite 580EX II (On-camera/Master unit) Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 Dedicated transmitter for wireless control of 430EX II set as slave units. Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX / Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash for macro photography.
Troubleshooting Guide If there is a problem, refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. The Speedlite does not fire. The batteries are installed in 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. or longer, replace the batteries.
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.
Specifications • Type Type: On-camera, E-TTL II/E-TTL/TTL autoflash Speedlite Compatible cameras: Type-A EOS cameras (E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash), Type-B EOS cameras (TTL autoflash) Guide No.: 43/141 (at 105mm focal length, ISO 100 in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 24 - 105mm (14mm with wide panel) •...
• Weight: 320 g / 11.3 oz. (Speedlite only, excluding batteries) Approx. 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. (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Using a Type-B Camera If you use the 430EX II with a Type-B 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, <b> will be displayed on the Speedlite’s LCD panel. Features Available with Type-B Cameras ·...
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.
关于从属单元组控制 例如，如果将三个从属单元的从属账号都 从属单元组A 设置为<1>，这三个从属单元将被作为 从属单元组A的一个闪光灯来控制。 ID = A ID = A ID = A 使用从属单元设置手动闪光 可以使用从属单元手动设置手动闪光。在以下情况下进行： (1) 就像使用影楼闪光灯一样，在您使用从属单元分别设置闪光输出以 进行无线或手动闪光时。 (2) 在您使用闪光灯传输器ST-E2进行无线或手动闪光时。 按住<D>按钮2秒或以上。 <q>将闪烁。 设置手动闪光输出 （第19页） 。...
有關從屬單元組控制 例如，如果您將三個從屬單元的從屬ID編 從屬單元組A 號設定為<1>，這三個從屬單元都會被 當成是從屬單元組A中的一個閃光燈來控 制。 ID = A ID = A ID = A 使用從屬單元設定手動閃光 可以使用從屬單元手動設定手動閃光。在以下情況下進行： (1) 就像使用影樓閃光燈一樣，在您使用從屬單元分別設定閃光輸出以 進行無線或手動閃光時。 (2) 在您使用閃光燈發射器ST-E2進行無線或手動閃光時。 按住<D>按鈕2秒或更長的時 間。 <q>將閃爍。 設定手動閃光輸出。 （第19頁）...
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