Canon 430EX II Speedlite Flash + 8 Batteries & Charger + Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce Diffuser + Cord + Stroboframe 350 Bracket for Canon EOS Rebel XT, XTi, XS, XSi, T1i, 50D, 40D, 5D SLR Digital Cameras Reviews
Average Customer Rating -4 customer reviews
Flash Outfit, October 25, 2007
The Canon 430ex Speedlite is great in that it is a match for my Canon Power Shot S5 IS and automatically adjust for focal length. The Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce Diffuser makes a big difference in the color tone face. The faces are no longer washed out. The TTL Flash Cord have given me a couple of problems. Sometimes the flash and camera don't sync as indicated by a symbol on back of the flash readout. I have have to play with the connection to grasp it to work. The flash bracket is nothing special but when folding it out the angle or the flash head change so it's best to take a couple of test shots. Overall it be a great combo deal with the extra battery and charger.
THE 430EX II FLASH KIT, June 1, 2009
Kudos to the people that put this kit together. I've found that it includes adjectives the necessary items that one needs for 'Out of the Box' shooting.
The Canon 430EX II Speedlite is a incredibly powerful flash, and the included batteries are just what one desires for a long indoor session. The Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce Diffuser and Stroboframe 350 work great with my Canon XTi.
430EX II Kit, July 20, 2009
I've been doing photography for some time 40 yr+. Hobby/College and some pro work, Weddings etc. The 430EX II is a great flash and will work great for most photography including weddings. It will work as a slave flash if needed.
The Sto-fen bounce is a wearing clothes quick & easy chief diffuser, that will help take the relentlessness out of flash photography.
The "Precision Design" Battery Charger and battery's work great (the first charge took a lot longer then expected)But the battery's hold a charge for a long time (no specs yet). Although some reviews be not great, the charger and battery's are working great for me.
The "Precision Design" Off-Camera Flash cord (this is why I wrote the review) It's junk, (the one I got is anyway) Just resembling most of the reviews say. It only works around half the time. You constantly have to monitor the Camera info to see if it's is getting the information. Then mess around near the connections (at the flash on mine) until it decides to work. Very unreliable!
The Stroboframe 350, Does not fold down for easy storage. It's a prime frame that will keep the flash above the lens, I have no problems beside it. It does it's job. I have other frames that fold down, and over time enjoy become weak & wobbly . So I purposely wanted a more rigid type frame.
Because this is a gear.. Cameta Camera offered to replace the "Off-Camera cord" with another one and pay for shipping unless I looked-for to return the whole kit for something else. I opt to exchange the cord.. (other then that I like the tools and think it's worth it.) I'll exchange the cord until I get one that works, perchance use it as a back up or DIY an extension on it and use it as a hard lead slave cord for Studio stuff (When I have time to fool with nouns problems). I'm also ordering the "ProMaster Off Camera TTL Cord, (good reviews) to give it a try....
Cameta replaced the cord, (no problems next to the exchange method)Received it, and so far the replacement cord is working fine.. But I still would recommend the "ProMaster TTL cord, seems to be more reliable and constructed better.. I like the perception of having a back-up cord....
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