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For stunning flash photography even in complex lighting environments, Canon's new Speedlite 430EX III-RT offers a fantastic combination of advanced features and simple operation.
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For stunning flash photography even in complex lighting environments, Canon's new Speedlite 430EX III-RT offers a fantastic combination of advanced features and simple operation. Compact in size, yet powerful in range, the Speedlite 430EX III-RT not only provides a portable light source, it has easy to manage features that can enhance contrast, colour temperature, brightness and focus of light for more natural-looking photography. Whether bouncing the light source off a wall or ceiling, using its integrated Catchlight panel to brighten up a subject's face, or using its bounce adapter to soften the intensity of the flash beam, the Speedlite 430EX III-RT is impressively versatile. With convenient custom and personal functions, speedy recycle times and advanced wireless photography options, the Speedlite 430EX III-RT can be an indispensable accessory for photographers ready to take their flash photography to the next level.
For gorgeous, natural-looking colour and even illumination the Speedlite 430EX III-RT comes bundled with both a new colour filter and a bounce adapter. Helping to ensure consistent colour in both the foreground and background of a composition, the colour filter, placed over the front of the flash head, changes the colour of the flash to match the ambient light. The camera then reads both the subject and background as having the same colour temperature, and adjusts white balance for accurate colour. 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.
The 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 ? 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. 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.
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 colour and contrast for both Sender and Receiver 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.