The Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT is a mid-range hot-shoe flash and the long-awaited update to the Canon Speedlite 430EX II. Key features include:
Guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100
Improved recycle time
Improved wireless triggering
Improved menu system and user experience
What’s New. Take the previous generation 430EX II and its big brother, the 600EX-RT, put them in a blender, and out comes the 430EX III-RT. It gains the 600EX-RT’s radio transmission (more on that below) while improving on the 430EX II’s size, weight, and recycle speed.
Built-in 2.4-GHz Radio Receiver. The built-in 2.4-GHz receiver enables the 430EX III-RT to be slaved wirelessly via a master 600EX II-RT, 600EX-RT, or ST-E3-RT from distances up to 98.43 ft., although the 430EX III-RT can’t control other Speedlites as a master unit. There’s also an optical pulse-triggering method when working with older-generation flashes.
Output and Operation. The output is essentially the same as its predecessor. You still have a 24-105mm (full-frame equivalent) zoom range, 14mm wide panel, and flash output of GN: 141 ft./43m at ISO 100; however, there’s a 0.1- to 2.5-second improvement in recycle time when using rechargeable batteries (based on power level).
Functionality. While the 90º tilt angle remains the same, the overall head-rotational angle has been improved to 330º. The larger LCD, easier-to-navigate menu system, and rotary dial for menu navigation and flash-compensation adjustment offer a vastly improved experience. The 430EX III-RT is powered by four AA batteries (not included).
Does this rental include the color correction filter and diffusion panel?
This rental doesn’t include the color correction filter and diffusion panel. If you need them, please request them in the Special Instructions box during checkout.
Does this rental include batteries?
The Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT is powered by four AA batteries, which aren’t included with this rental. Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA Ni-MH 2550mAh 4-pack and Nitecore New i4 Intellicharger are available as separate rental items.
Speaking of batteries:
|Compatible Cameras||Type-A EOS cameras (E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash)|
|Guide Number||Supports a shooting angle of view with a lens focal length of 24-105mm.
The maximum Guide No. is approximately 141.1 ft./43m at ISO 100 and 105mm flash coverage.
When the extendable wide panel is pulled out, the flash coverage is 14mm.
|Number of Flashes||Approx. 180-1200 flashes (with size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries)|
|Recycling Time||Normal flash: Approx. 0.1-3.5 sec.
Quick flash: Approx. 0.1-2.5 sec.
|Flash Range||Effective flash range with EF 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100
|AF Assist Beam||Emission method switchable in Personal Functions between Intermittent flashes and Infrared AF-assist beam.
Emitting small series of flashes is supported during viewfinder shooting, and Quick mode during Live View shooting or movie shooting.
Effective Range (Approx.):
At Center: 2.3-13.1 ft./0.7-4.0m
Periphery: 2.3-11.5 ft./0.7-3.5m
|Custom Functions||10 Functions|
|Personal Functions||8 Functions|
|Power Source||Four AA-size/LR6 alkaline or AA/HR6 Ni-MH batteries|
|Internal Sound Generator||N/A|
|External Power Source||N/A|
|Dimensions||Approx. 2.78 x 4.48 x 3.87 in./70.5 x 113.8 x 98.2mm|
|Weight||Approx. 10.41 oz. / 295g|