after all of the "flash" talking and other purchasing one and seeing with my own eyes the difference, i decided to get the 430ex. i ended up getting it for $275, i know i could've gotten it cheaper but i wanted it right away and by the time i spent money on s&h it would've been close enough. anyway, i love this thing, when it's used correctly. i'm still trying to figure it out. one quick question, my buddy's d70s and his flash, sorry forget which one, automatically adjusts his flash accordingly to his "zoom". how come mine doesn't do this? i've read the manual many times and i know this is a stupid question, but i can not figure it out. does it not do this? meaning the # on the upper right hand side, my buddy's changes as he zooms in further in or out, but mine doesn't. thanks.