EOS Speedlite custom and personal functions mobile guide (Canon DLC)

EOS Speedlite

The Canon Digital Learning Center posted another quick guide, Mobile Guide to EOS Speedlite Custom and Personal Functions. More than a cheat sheet and less than a full manual, the Canon Quick Guides are a free downloadable resource for EOS cameras and accessories. These PDF cheat sheets are helpful tools to carry around in your camera bag for quick reference or to read from your mobile device for step-by-step guidance on specific product features and techniques.

Canon Speedlites listed at Amazon.

Canon Speedlite 430EX-RT III officially announced ($299, available in September, pre-order available)

Speedlite 430EX-RT III

Canon announced the new Speedlite 430EX-RT III flash. Price is $299 and the new 430EX III-RT flash is scheduled to be available in September 2015. And as usual no one saw it come :)

The new Speedlite 430EX-RT III flash can be preordered: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

Canon press release

Canon U.S.A. Adds To Flash Lineup With Speedlite 430EX III-RT

New External Flash Unit Features Wireless Flash Shooting and Compact Size

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT external flash unit featuring – for the first time in the Canon 430EX series – radio-controlled wireless flash shooting capabilities1 designed to make creative light control more manageable and versatile for photographers of all levels. This third generation Speedlite is a perfect primary flash unit for amateur and advanced amateur photographers looking to create beautiful portraits with Canon digital cameras such as the EOS Rebel T6i, as well as professional photographers looking for a small and lightweight secondary flash.

“Canon is proud to offer outstanding photographic accessories that help enhance a photographer’s overall creative experience when shooting with our EOS DSLR cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new Speedlite 430EX III-RT provides photographers with a very responsive flash unit having new wireless capabilities that enable users to create more professional lighting effects than if they were to rely on their camera’s pop-up flash alone.”

Featuring enhanced functionality and operability over its predecessor (the Canon Speedlite 430EX II), the new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT features wireless flash shooting via optical or radio transmission (similar to the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT but slave function only), now with shorter recycling time and quicker firing. This multi-functional flash unit makes more advanced flash shooting easy for any photographer with its intuitive, user-friendly operation, abundant bounce and swivel shooting functions and advanced features including a maximum Guide Number of 43/141 at ISO 100 in meters/feet, auto zooming from 24-105mm, Hi-Speed Sync and Second-curtain Sync. In addition, the Speedlite 430EX III-RT has been reduced in size and weight compared to its predecessor.

Featuring another first for the 430EX series of flash units, the Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT also includes an SCF-E2 Color Filter which helps balance color temperature when shooting in incandescent lighting, an SBA-E2 Bounce Adapter that helps soften light while helping suppress shadows, a built-in Catchlight panel, illuminated dot-matrix LCD, new control dial, light distribution options, multi-camera sync shooting, and remote shutter release. Enhanced functions include broader bounce angle range and flash exposure compensation via the new control dial. Also included are two cases – one for the flash and one for the filter and adapter.

Pricing and Availability

The new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT flash is scheduled to be available in September 2015 for an estimated retail price of $299.99*. For more information please visit: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/speedlite_flash_lineup/speedlite_430ex_iii_rt

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[Video] Lighting With The Canon ST-E3-EX Controller and 600EX-RT Speedlite

Nice little 5 min video about what (amazing) results you can obtain with the new 600EX-RT Speedlite and a T-E3-EX Speedlite transmitter. The transmitter has been reviewed by Ron Martinsen.

Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Canon  T-E3-EX Speedlite transmitter price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA