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Hey guys just as the title says I need a flash for my Canon 70D. I have been going back and forth between the 430ex ii or the 430ex iii. Is the newer flash that much better that it is justified to spend the extra $100 usd? I'm an amateur photographer, but really trying to improve my quality with hopes of making some side money doing photography, touchups/edits, and prints. Any help you guys can give me is awesome!! Thanks!!thumb.gif
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If you're specifically asking between a 430 EX ii vs a 430 EX iii, it should be a rather simple thing to review. What's the cost difference, and does that cost difference validate the features added by the 430 EX iii?

Also, have you not considered off brand flashes? Why not go for the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT for $120, get two of them, and spend the difference on a copy of Syl Arena's Speedlighter's Handbook (I think he might have a reboot coming out). You're still under the cost of a single 430 EX iii with a ton more capabilities (remote/wireless shooting, multiple flashes, etc)
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If you're specifically asking between a 430 EX ii vs a 430 EX iii, it should be a rather simple thing to review. What's the cost difference, and does that cost difference validate the features added by the 430 EX iii?

Also, have you not considered off brand flashes? Why not go for the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT for $120, get two of them, and spend the difference on a copy of Syl Arena's Speedlighter's Handbook (I think he might have a reboot coming out). You're still under the cost of a single 430 EX iii with a ton more capabilities (remote/wireless shooting, multiple flashes, etc)

Thanks for the reply

I havent really seen any reviews for the 430 EX iii only just compared specs between the two different flashes. Did not know if there were any real world advantages to getting the newer model verses the older one.

I have not thought about any of the off brand models, but if they are just as capable and durable I think it would be a good idea and could add another flash with the savings. I will look into the one you meantioned above! Thanks!!thumb.gif
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Curious. On Amazon, there is only a $20 difference between the 430EX ii and the 430EX iii. I've had the 430EX ii for six years and have been happy with it. For only $20 difference, I would get the newer one since does have some additional features.
     
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