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New Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT

Canon has a announced a new midrange flash to replace 430 EX II. The new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT adds support for radio-based wireless control and is faster, smaller, and lighter than its predecessor. Using the traditional optical/infrared system the 430 EX III-RT, like it's predecessors, can only work as a slave unit, but when using radio wireless flash control, the new flash can work both as a master or slave unit. The guide number remains at 43 (43m at ISO 100).

The 430EX III-RT will be available in mid-September for an expected retail price of $299 in US, £249 in UK or €349 in EU (Linked prices may vary).

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  • Naomi

    10/16/2016 4:35:49 PM | Reply

    I have had the Canon 7D (original) for 4 or 5 years, and I was using the 430ex ii previously. Recently this flash stopped firing (seems like a burnt bulb but from my research with a camera shop, it wouldn't be worth it to get it repaired since they don't know for sure what's wrong and have to open it up first). Anyway,  I purchased the 430ex iii-rt and it's working, but I'm having trouble with the af assist beam not firing. I'm not shooting in servo mode and I have the af assist enabled in custom functions. I'm wondering now if it's because my camera model is too old. Any ideas?

  • Scott Spencer-White

    2/12/2018 12:11:41 PM | Reply

    Excellent news! and wireless control, at a half decent price - total win!

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