With the recent $100 price drop on the Speedlite 430EX II, it became apparent that a replacement was coming.

We can expect a Speedlite 430EX III-RT very shortly, perhaps even tonight.

The new flash will retail for $299 USD.

Compact, Portable & Indispensable
For advanced flash photography on the go, the Speedlite 430EX III­RT is efficiently designed to incorporate a number of options in a compact, lightweight and portable package. It's considerably smaller than its predecessor, has a compact head with a redesigned optical zooming mechanism and, like the 600EX­RT, has a refined exterior for good looks and intuitive operation.

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Power, Over a Wide Range
The Speedlite 430EX III­RT has a maximum guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100, and flash coverage of 24­105mm, 14mm with its integrated extendable wide panel in use (full­frame). Whether taking portraits or group photos, working close or from a distance, the Speedlite 430EX III­RT has the power to illuminate the subject at hand.

Simple Advancements for Enhanced Results
The Speedlite 430EX III­RT incorporates a number of features designed to provide excellent results, simply. Its built­in, extendable Catchlight panel can softly brighten faces for a more natural look and can better capture facial expression. Plus, it helps reflect illumination from the flash onto the subject's eyes. The Speedlite 430EX III­RT's Dot­matrix LCD has a clear, easy to read Graphic User Interface (GUI) so all settings can be seen. Its new, easily operated Control Dial makes selecting and changing flash settings a breeze

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More Flexibility for Increased Bounce Options
By aiming the head of the flash at a wall or ceiling, a broad, soft and even illumination can be achieved for more natural­looking photography. The Speedlite 430EX III­RT has an improved bounce range: it can be moved up from 0­90°, can be rotated 150° to the left and 180° to the right. With this flexibility, it’s easy to experiment with bounced flash, and to find just the right setup for compelling portraits, still life or other creative photographs.

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Dynamic, Flexible Wireless Functions
For comprehensive lighting setups on the go, the Speedlite 430EX III­RT offers a number of options for both wireless flash and multi­camera operation. When used with a compatible flash, or flash driver mounted on camera, the Speedlite 430EX III­RT can serve as a slave unit in an optical setup, at distances of up to 49.2 ft./15m (indoors). In addition to optical wireless flash, the Speedlite 430EX III­RT is capable of radio transmitted wireless flash where the flash units need not be in visual proximity to one another and transmission distance is extended up to 98.4 ft./30m. Among cameras with the Speedlite 430EX III­RT attached, setups of up to 15 flash and camera units can be synchronized to take photographs simultaneously, making multi­angle and multi­directional photography setups simple. Additionally, remote shutter release can be achieved when the Speedlite 430EX III­RT is used as a slave unit with a compatible EOS digital SLR.

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