Canon Speedlite 420EX is a powerful flash guide number of 138. It features TTL compatible with all Canon EOS bodies and E-TTL features with some Canon EOS bodies; AF Assist Beam All ELAN 7 points; Wireless Triggering; Swivel head for bounce flash photography. The Canon Speedlite 420EX measures 2.8 W x 4.8 H x 3.9 D in. and weighs 10.6 oz. (without battery).
Canon Speedlite 420EX Features & Specifications
Though TTL compatible with all Canon EOS cameras and the manual-focus T90 SLR, the Canon Speedlite 420EX flash is also E-TTL compatible with all A-type bodies: EOS-1v, EOS-3, Elan 7 / 7E, Elan II/IIE, Rebel 2000, Rebel G, and EOS IX and IX Lite. The E-TTL function gives you features like high-speed FP sync mode and FE lock (spot/partial flash metering). The swivel head of the 420EX lets you bounce the light off the surrounding surfaces, giving your images soft, professional-quality lighting.
This flash also works as a wireless “slave” flash with EOS-1v, EOS-3, Elan 7 / 7E, and D30 bodies. The remote flash firing is controlled entirely by a master unit–such as the Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite 550EX, or Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX–connected to the camera, making it fast and simple to set up. When used with the EOS-1V, EOS-3, or EOS D30 cameras, additional features such as lighting ratio control and modeling flash are also supported by the 420EX.
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“The Canon Speedlite 420EX Flash allows bouncing the flash off of a standard height ceiling or off of other reflectors such as white walls, white foamcore, Photoflex and other commercial reflectors, … The Canon Speedlite 420EX Flash also allows the use of light softening and modifying accessories such as the Lumiquest Big Bounce, the Lumiquest Softbox, and the Sto-Fen Omnibounce – or even a Chimera Softbox. These techniques can make a huge difference in your image quality.”
Canon Speedlite 420EX User Manual