Canon today has rolled out a replacement for the Speedlite 430EX. Called the Speedlite 430EX II, the refresh of the company's midrange flash unit adds a metal shoe that incorporates the locking mechanism first introduced with the Speedlite 580EX II, 1/3 step output control when the flash is set to Manual and full configuration via the rear LCD menus of recent Canon digital SLRs as well as the PowerShot G9 and S5 IS.

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