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Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash

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World’s first flash with AI Bounce

The 470EX-AI flaunts world-first Auto Intelligence (AI) Bounce technology that automatically optimises bounce lighting angles for superior flash photography. With wide tilt and rotation angles, a strong flash output and a large, user-friendly rear LCD, this Speedlite is ideal for pros in need of efficient flash shooting and beginners alike. It can also be used as an optical wireless receiver.

World’s first AI Bounce takes out the guesswork

Whether you’re a beginner who’s still learning the ins and outs of navigating an external flash or you’re a pro looking to speed up your workflow, Auto Intelligence (AI) Bounce will be your new go-to flash feature. In a world-first, the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash features this new function which makes it straightforward and simple to achieve great lighting. In AI Bounce Full-Auto mode and AI Bounce Semi-Auto mode, the flash automatically calculates and adjusts the flash head to optimize the bounce angle for natural-looking, well-lit shots. It takes the guesswork out of shooting with a flash.

Simple and easy to operate

Enjoy working with a flash that is easy to use, featuring a large rear LCD that is easy to see and an intuitive user-friendly interface that makes it uncomplicated and efficient to review and adjust the various flash settings. 

Optical wireless receiver

The Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI works as an optical wireless receiver for off-camera flash triggering when used in conjunction with a Canon camera or Speedlite with transmitter function. This extra flexibility allows you to work wirelessly and expand the creative possibilities of your flash setup on shoots, whether you’re outside or working inside a professional studio.

Strong flash output

Shoot with peace of mind knowing this Canon Speedlite offers a strong flash output, with a flash distribution range of 24-105mm to ensure light fills all corners of the picture. It’s also powerful enough to shot with telephoto lenses.  

Large tilt and rotation range

Whether you’re using the AI Bounce function or taking full control of the flash, the 430EX III flash unit gives you more to work with and offers versatile shooting with a wide range of bounce angles. The flash head offers +/-180-degrees of rotation both left and right, and 0- to 120-degrees of tilt so you can truly project light from all sorts of angles.

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Type Flashes and Speedlites
Mount Shoe
Coverage 24-105mm
Dimensions 74.6mm x 130.4mm x 105.1mm
Guide No 47
TTL Dedication Yes
Swivel Head Yes, 120° up, 180° left and right
Power Source 4 x AA batteries
Zoom Head Yes
Shipping Weight 0.3850
Brands Canon

What kind of batteries does the 470EX-AI flash operate on?

This Canon Speedlite operates on four AA batteries as a power source. We always recommend keeping spare AA batteries on hand so you never get caught out without enough juice to keep shooting with flash. 

What’s the wireless flash transmitter range?

The 470EX-AI features an infra-red wireless flash transmitter that has a maximum range of approximately 10m indoors and 6 to 10 metres outdoors. It covers a focal length of 25-105mm.

How big is the 470EX-AI flash unit? Is it bulky?

No, it’s not bulky at all. This Speedlite flash is very compact, with a user-friendly design that lays out all functions on the rear. It weighs just 385g (excluding batteries).

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