Camera Flash / Speedlight: Canon 470EX-AI Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun REVIEW

Model Name: Canon 470EX-AI Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun specifications.
Image:Canon 470EX-AI Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun
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Release DateApril 2018
Strenght / Power
Guide Number (ISO100, meters) Flash Specs 47 metres at ISO 100
Power Level Switching (Vari-power Range)
Head & Coverage
Bounce (Up-Down) Head Movement
Swivel (Rotation) Head movement
Focal Length Coverage Flash Specs 24-105mm
Auto Zoom Head Flash Specs Yes with auto zoom for sensor size
Flash Related Functions
Flash Durations Flash Specs 1/1 flash: approx. 1/950 sec. - 1/128 flash: approx. 1/2700 sec
Flash Modes(TTL) Flash Specs E-TTL II, E-TTL, TTL
Flash Exposure Compensation / Correction Flash Specs
Secondary Illumination Flash Specs
Wireles Flash
Wireless Operation Flash Specs
Wireless Groups Flash Specs 3
Wireless Channels4
Remote Timing Modes
Other Features
MountHot-shoe mount flash
Off Camera Terminal / External Connectors
Included AccessoriesSBA-E4 bounce adapter, Speedlite soft case, stand
Other Functions
Power Source & Recycle Time
Power Source - Batterry4 x AA/LR6 batteries
External Power
Minimum Recycle Time (Charging time between shooting) Flash Specs Approx. 5.5 seconds
Battery Life Flash SpecsApprox. 140-1000 (flashes per set of batteries)
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions74.6 x 130.4 x 105.1 mm
Weight385 grams
The Canon 470EX-AI Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun, launched in April 2018, serves as a versatile and dependable lighting tool for photographers. It features a Guide Number of 47 metres at ISO 100, ensuring robust illumination. The flash unit features a coverage angle or a focal length of 24-105mm. Its Hot-shoe mount allows for easy attachment to cameras, providing stability during shooting.
A notable feature is its Flash Duration capability of 1/1 flash: approx. 1/950 sec. - 1/128 flash: approx. 1/2700 sec. This wide range enhances adaptability across various lighting conditions, catering to both static scenes and fast-paced action photography.
The Canon 470EX-AI Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun is powered by using 4 x AA/LR6 batteries, with an estimated battery life of Approx. 140-1000 (flashes per set of batteries), ensuring sustained performance during extended photo sessions.
The Minimum Recycle Time, Approx. 5.5 seconds, emphasizes efficiency, enabling photographers to capture successive shots seamlessly, especially in dynamic shooting scenarios.
In addition, the Canon 470EX-AI Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun is compact and portable, the flash unit measures 74.6 x 130.4 x 105.1 mm and weighs 385 grams. This review aims to assist you in determining if this flash suits your specific needs.
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There are three ways to trigger off-camera flash units wirelessly: via infrared, radio signals or a hybrid method that involves both infrared and radio. The infrared system works like the TV remote; there need to be a direct line of sight for the signal to reach the destination. The radio signal has no line-of-sight limitations, but comes at a rather high cost. The hybrid system simply takes the infrared signal from the commander, converts it over to radio and then converts it back to infrared on slave units.

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