|Compact body for space efficiency and style.
Compact, Portable & Indispensable
For advanced flash photography on the go, the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT is efficiently designed to incorporate a number of options in a compact, lightweight and portable package. It's considerably smaller than its predecessor, has a compact head with a redesigned optical zooming mechanism and, like the 600EX-RT, has a refined exterior for good looks and intuitive operation.Zoom flash head covers a range of 24–105mm; maximum guide number 141 ft./43m at ISO 100.
Power, Over a Wide Range
Speedlite 430EX III-RT has a maximum guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100, and flash coverage of 24–105mm, 14mm with its integrated extendable wide panel in use (full-frame). Whether taking portraits or group photos, working close or from a distance, the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT has the power to illuminate the subject at hand.Convenient controls include a built-in Catchlight Panel to help enhance the subject's facial expression, Dot-matrix LCD and Control Dial that help provide smooth operation and use.
Simple Advancements for Enhanced Results
Speedlite 430EX III-RT incorporates a number of features designed to provide excellent results, simply. Its built-in, extendable Catchlight panel can softly brighten faces for a more natural look and can better capture facial expression. Plus, it helps reflect illumination from the flash onto the subject's eyes. The
Speedlite 430EX III-RT's Dot-matrix LCD has a clear, easy to read Graphic User Interface (GUI) so all settings can be seen. Its new, easily operated Control Dial makes selecting and changing flash settings a breeze.A broad bounce angle range allows the flash head to be moved up from 0–90°, 150° to the left and 180° to the right.
More Flexibility for Increased Bounce Options
By aiming the head of the flash at a wall or ceiling, a broad, soft and even illumination can be achieved for more natural-looking photography. The
Speedlite 430EX III-RT has an improved bounce range: it can be moved up from 0–90°, can be rotated 150° to the left and 180° to the right. With this flexibility, it's easy to experiment with bounced flash, and to find just the right setup for compelling portraits, still life or other creative photographs.Wireless flash shooting support is available for both radio and optical transmission offering users greater functional range when using a flash.
Dynamic, Flexible Wireless Functions
For comprehensive lighting setups on the go, the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT offers a number of options for both wireless flash and multi-camera operation. When used with a compatible flash, or flash driver mounted on camera, the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT can serve as a slave unit in an optical setup, at distances of up to 49.2 ft./15m (indoors). In addition to optical wireless flash, the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT is capable of radio transmitted wireless flash where the flash units need not be in visual proximity to one another and transmission distance is extended up to 98.4 ft./30m. Among cameras with the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT attached, setups of up to 15 flash and camera units can be synchronized to take photographs simultaneously, making multi-angle and multi-directional photography setups simple. Additionally, remote shutter release can be achieved when the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT is used as a slave unit with a compatible EOS digital SLR.
Shortened recycling time and quick firing from 0.1–2.5 seconds per flash.
Always Ready for Action
Speedlite 430EX III-RT has an improved flash recycling time and quick flash mode and can repeat as quickly as 0.1/sec. for excellent, reliable performance. This is especially helpful in portrait and sports photography when expressions and actions can change in an instant. With shorter recycling times, the opportunities to capture a precise expression or a specific moment are increased, time and again.Accessory options include a color filter and new bounce adapter that adjust temperature and brightness helping to produce more natural-looking photographs.
Natural Color and Even Illumination Made Simple
For gorgeous, natural-looking color and even illumination the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT comes bundled with both a new color filter and a bounce adapter. Helping to ensure consistent color in both the foreground and background of a composition, the color filter, placed over the front of the flash head, changes the color of the flash to match the ambient light. The camera then reads both the subject and background as having the same color temperature, and adjusts white balance for accurate color. The bounce adapter, an opaque white filter that also attaches to the front of the flash, helps to diffuse the flash's light, creating an even illumination that helps to add dimension and eliminate distracting shadows, especially in portraiture.
Enhanced Flash Exposure Compensation and Light Distribution settings allow the user to make lighting adjustments based on their specific needs.
More Control for Critical Lighting
Speedlite 430EX III-RT features both enhanced flash exposure compensation and an advanced light distribution feature for more control over the intensity and direction of the beam emitted. Perfect for balancing the brightness between subject and background, flash exposure can now be adjusted within a 6-stop range of +/-3EV, and in increments as small as ⅓ or ½ step, all using the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT's new Control Dial. Light distribution can also be altered from Standard according to the photographer's intended field of view. Guide No. Priority mode automatically sets flash distribution toward the center of the composition for use with a telephoto lens. Even Coverage mode sets flash distribution for wide-angle photography, helping to minimize light falloff in the corners of the composition.10 Custom Functions and 8 Personal Functions allow the user to tailor the Speedlite to their personal needs.
In addition, the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT features high-speed sync, which not only enables flash photography of fast moving subjects, it's also a useful tool to help add drama and depth to daytime photography. By using the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT with a large aperture setting, a fast shutter speed and high speed-sync, it can be easy to capture the subject with even illumination, while blurring the background, highlighting the subject and creating an effective sense of depth.
A Wide Range of Customizable Features
To help ensure comfortable and intuitive use no matter the photographer, the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT has a number of custom and personal functions that are easily defined in the
Speedlite 430EX III-RT's menu system. Custom Functions include measurement indications, power controls, powering of modeling flash and AF assist beam, light distribution settings, exposure compensation settings, wireless flash settings and more. Personal Functions include LCD color and contrast for both Master and Slave flash, quick flash settings, dial settings and more. When Custom and Personal Functions are tailored to the particular user, the powerful
Speedlite 430EX III-RT can become even faster and simpler to use.