FLASH REVOLUTION World's first Flash equipped with Auto Intelligent Bounce
The all-new Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI is engineered to change the way you think about flash photography. As the world's first flash with an AI Bounce function (Auto Intelligent), the Speedlite 470EX-AI is equipped to detect the distance to your subject as well as the ceiling in order to calculate the ideal angle for the flash to achieve desired results, automatically. That's right, the flash head swivels in multiple directions to formulate the ideal bounce flash angle while you simply watch it work. The Speedlite 470EX-AI can even maintain defined exposure and bounce angles when you're alternating between horizontal and vertical compositions. In addition, it boasts a powerful maximum guide number of 47 (154 ft./47m) at ISO 100, a zooming flash head and numerous features for versatile and powerful flash photography.
Take Hold of the Beauty of Bounce Flash Photography
Bounce flash photography may be difficult to master, but the Speedlite 470EX-AI takes the guesswork out with its incredible AI Bounce function. By calculating the optimal bounce angle and moving itself into place, the Speedlite 470EX-AI can determine both the appropriate camera exposure and flash output for beautiful and natural photography. The bounce settings you've selected can also be automatically maintained when switching from horizontal to vertically oriented compositions, helping you stay ready for the ideal shot.
Master Bounce Flash Photography with Ease
AI.B Full-auto mode helps make bounce flash photography fast and easy by taking the guesswork out of setting up and automatically creating a brilliant light source for the situation at hand. First, it fires a preflash to calculate the distance from the flash to the subject, then points the flash head up to determine ceiling height up to 23 feet. Using this information, the Speedlite 470EX-AI determines the optimal bounce angle and exposure parameters before moving itself into an ideal position to capture just the right amount of illumination.
Push Your Bounce Flash Creativity Further
For seasoned flash photographers, the AI.B Semi-auto mode can maintain the specified bounce angle when the camera's orientation is changed. This means you can store the bounce angle you've defined in the flash's memory, and can direct the flash to recreate that angle when switching between vertical and horizontal compositions. Registered bounce settings are then easily restored by simply pressing the shutter button twice. AI.B Semi-auto can be a huge time saver, enabling you to focus on the your subject and composition without having to return to flash settings every time the camera's orientation changes. It also lets you experiment with creative lighting, such as bouncing the flash off the wall, while still providing beautifully natural results.
The Speedlite 470EX-AI automatically maintains the optimal bounce angle even when the camera's orientation or angle of view is changed.Even if you switch your camera between horizontal and vertical orientation, the Speedlite 470EX-AI will compensate to maintain the optimal angle so you get the results you want.
An All-around Flash Performer
In addition to its ground-breaking AI Bounce feature, the Speedlite 470EX-AI is a remarkably agile and high-performing flash. From its powerful light output to its AF assist beam for low-light focusing, the Speedlite 470EX-AI is equipped with numerous features for versatile flash photography.
Maximum Guide Number of 47 (154 ft./47m), Wide Zoom Range of 24-105mm
Boasting the power and flexibility for numerous shooting situations in a compact and lightweight package, the Speedlite 470EX-AI has a guide number of 47 (when focal distance is at 105mm) and a broad flash distribution range of 24-105mm.
AF Assist Beam for Low-light Focusing
The Speedlite 470EX-AI is designed to help achieve sharp focus, especially in situations where the camera's AF system may experience difficulties.
Infrared Beam System
When you need to be more discreet, using the infrared beam can ensure sharp focus by emitting a steady infrared beam toward the subject, even during bounce shooting.
The Speedlite 470EX-AI emits a small series of flashes. Since illumination reaches the entire picture area, this AF-assist beam mode is effective when a peripheral AF frame is chosen.
Flash Exposure Adjustment Range
To help you change the balance of light between subject and background to your liking, the Speedlite 470EX-AI's exposure is adjustable within a range of +-3 stops in 1/3 or 1/2 step increments. A dedicated dial makes it fast and easy to make these adjustments on the fly.
Flash Angle Range
The Speedlite 470EX-AI has a flexible and wide bounce angle range of up to 120 deg upward and 180 deg horizontally. With AI Bounce, angles within this range can be maintained regardless of camera orientation.
Wireless Receiver Function
Off-camera flash is quick and easy with the Speedlite 470EX-AI, which can serve as a receiver unit as part of an optical wireless flash setup at distances of up to 49.2 ft./15m (indoors). With wireless flash, ambitious lighting setups can be created almost anywhere, without the need for extra power sources or connecting cables.
Soft Lighting with a Bounce Adapter
Ideal for providing diffused soft light, the Speedlite 470EX-AI's Bounce Adapter SBA-E4 helps ensure even more natural-looking, detailed images with suppressed shadow effects. Bundled with the Speedlite 470EX-AI, the Bounce Adapter SBA-E4 can be an indispensable tool for portraits and group photographs.
Distribute Light to All Corners with the Wide Panel
The Speedlite 470EX-AI's wide panel expands coverage even further. Especially suitable for use with an ultra-wide angle lens, this wide panel provides diffused light distribution for focal lengths as wide as 14mm (with 35mm full-frame sensor), minimizing vignetting even in the corners of the composition.
Compatible with all EOS cameras. E-TTL II w/ EOS-1D X Mark II, 1D X, 1Ds Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 5D, 6D Mark II, 6D, 7D Mark II, 7D, 80D, 77D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, Rebel T6s, Rebel T7i, Rebel T6i, Rebel T5i, Rebel T4i, Rebel T3i, Rebel T2i, Rebel T1i, Rebel T6, Rebel T5, Rebel T3, Rebel T2, Rebel SL2, Rebel SL1, Rebel XSi/XS, ELAN 7N/7NE, EOS M5, M6, M50, M3, M. E-TTL w/ EOS-1v, 1Ds, 1D, 10D, D60, D30, Digital Rebel XTi/XT, Digital Rebel, D2000, ELAN 7/7E II/IIE, Rebel Ti, K2, 2000, G, GII, IX, IX Lite.
Max. G No.: 47m (at 105mm)
Wide Panel: 14mm/14
Bounce Function: AI bounce/Manual
Bounce Angle: Up: 120 deg | Left: 180 deg | Right: 180 deg
Wireless Flash Function: Optical Transmission (Receiver)
Display Panel: 172x88 dot-matrix LCD panel (monochrome)
Bounce Adaptor: Provided
User Firmware Update: Via camera
Power Source: Four AA-size Alkaline Batteries
Dimensions Approx.: 2.94 x 5.13 x 4.14 in.
Weight: Approx. 13.6 oz. (excluding batteries)