Downloadable Canon speedlite 430EX manual?

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    - Guest

    I can't find my Canon Speedlite 430EX user-manual, and I'm wondering if
    it's possible to download a PDF version of it somewhere?
    I've searched the various Canon websites, but haven't been able to find
    anything yet.
     
    -, Dec 8, 2006
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  2. Here's one for the 580. Maybe it's close enough? Try this:
    http://www.eosdoc.com/manuals/?q=580EX*
     
    3putt in South Carolina, Dec 8, 2006
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    - Guest

    Thanks! And after downloading it I came across the following thread:
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=140049

    ..... where someone had made the 430EX manual available as well. Here's
    the URl in case anyone else needs it:
    http://www.groovydos.com/Tom/430EXManual.pdf

    I don't have time to read the manual thoroughly right now, but am going
    to take a lot of flash photography this weekend and could need some
    quick advice. I don't understand why the camera's (EOS-350D) shutter
    time becomes long even when I have the flash attached and turned on.
    So up to now I've had to set the camera to the "green" mode in order to
    use the flash without added shutter time.
    Is there some simple way to set up the camera/flash together with say
    the "Av" mode so I don't need a tripod because of the long shutter
    time?
    (considering myself as just a little beyond a newbie I feel this is the
    "creative" mode I know the best, but the problem is there with all
    creative modes).
     
    -, Dec 8, 2006
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  4. Canon's E-TTL tends to default to fill-flash, which will give you
    long shutter times if the ambient light is low.

    To avoid this, you should not let the camera pick the shutter speed
    (i.e use Tv or M - E-TTL still works in M, so if you pick sensible
    values, the flash will give your foreground the light it needs).
    Also, I think that in P and "green" mode, the shutter speed will not
    be set longer than 1/60 second unless you used custom menus to change
    this default.

    For more on E-TTL flash, see:
    http://hannemyr.com/photo/flash.html#ettl
     
    Gisle Hannemyr, Dec 8, 2006
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    Dave Guest

    I agree, just set the camera in M mode, use the flash's A mode (to
    utilize the metering ability of the flash). The flash should receive
    info about the camera's settings (ISO, f-stop, etc.) so that the proper
    flash exposure is calculated. Just in case, set camera to F5.6, 1/60
    sec.
     
    Dave, Dec 11, 2006
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    Canon 430EX ll Manual

    I have been following the trail of emails re the canon 430EX ll Manual, as mine cam with a Japanese version not much use has any one found a manual is would really appreciate it
     
    Folkboat, Oct 27, 2008
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    430EX ll Speedlite

    Since my posting I sent a begging letter to Canon in Hong Kong and have received an English version of the manual - so very pleased :)
     
    Folkboat, Oct 28, 2008
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