430 EX II

Started Mar 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Nigel Wilkins
Nigel Wilkins Senior Member • Posts: 1,006
Re: 430 EX II

karl mohr wrote:

I was curious if anyone knows if there is a way to check the number of flash cycles on one of these speedlites? Is there any kind of expected life on one of these units like there would be on a shutter count on a dSLR camera? I'd like to find a used one, but don't want to buy one that is near it's end-of-life.


No to both questions...I've never heard of one failing through use, only through damage or corrosion to battery contacts.  The zoom mechanism could wear out in theory, but you've no way of telling other than checking it works as expected.

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