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Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
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- When used with Speedlite 550EX units, wireless control of up to three slave groups is possible, with first or second curtain synchronization
- Mounting ring can be attached directly to the front of the macro lens
- Forward tilting control unit will not hit flash, even when mounting ring is rotated to full 50° extent
- Large, easily read LCD panel
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|Item Dimensions||4 x 6 x 9 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.95 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
I was worried about breaking the hot-shoe mount with rough field work, but the 45 degree angle of the mount adds stability. Even so, I bent up an aluminum strap bracket in my shop that surrounds the camera and flash -- a camera "roll bar."
There's a bit of a learning curve -- but when I tried manually setting the aperature (f22 is my lens's "sweet spot") and a shutter speed of 1/200 -- ISO 100 -- all of the exposures were perfect, because the ETTL function "dials in" the foregrand and background appropriately. I've used the same manual settings for just the macro lens, and for many variations of one to three extension tubes.
I've retired my 25 year-old Cokin flash unit that has served me so well with guess-timate exposures.
There are times when I have to capture moving subjects, and the high speed sync function works great when you need to push a faster shutter speed but still keep the fill flash ability. And as one of the other reviewers mentioned, you can set this flash for either master or slave mode; works great with my 580EX as a slave unit. I continue to be astounded by the quality of macro photos produced with this flash.
Bottom line: if you're serious about macro work, this flash is a must have.
Canon 50D, Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM, Canon EF25 extension tube
Hello! (sorry for my English)
I have this flash for 4 months and have no hesitation in recommending it as one of the best macro flash in the market. Yes, it is much more expensive than its brother, the MR 14, but well worth it for its easy to configure in many ways and so achieve a professional lighting for any macro shooting. Do not be fooled, is not an easy to use flash. The learning curve can be slow, according to the abilities of each user, but once you learn to use, the results are amazingly.
It's a good idea to think about the use of some accessories to change the light, which is usually very strong without the use of additional diffusers. In my case, some were bought right here on Amazon, and others did in my photo-studio. I will upload photos as soon as I can, to show how they were made.
I am sorry for the friend "Zafar", but he should read much more before they spend money on something that was not what he needed, and it's not just that they qualified with 3 stars just for their own ignorance.
If macro photography is your area of ''work, do not hesitate to buy this flash, the extra money is well justified if you consider the things mentioned here, and you can read in other reviews.
Knowing that going in, I assumed that this would still fit any lens with a 58mm filter size. Not so. It only fits the original, non-L, non-IS 100mm macro lens. (In order to fit the "L" macro lens you are asked to buy a $40 adapter which is little more than a step-up ring which should only cost about $5.) I had assumed it would fit the new Tamron 90mmm Macro VC lens, because that lens has the same 58mm filter size as the original Canon 100mm macro. But no, the clamps on this ring are designed ONLY to fit the Canon. I had to buy a different $15 adapter which then allows this to fit any lens with a 58mm filter.
Once I had that annoyance straightened out, it's down to the performance of the unit itself. There are two main modes, an ETTL mode which sets the brightness of the flash automatically, and a manual mode which allows you to set the brightness. The ETTL mode is easier to start with because you can adjust the flash compensation in your camera. Still, getting the right balance of flash and background light is difficult. You will need to experiment, and should be comfortable using the M (for Manual) mode on your camera.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been doing 1:1 macro for some time with the Canon 100 mm macro lens (non L). My results are good if I use a tripod or get lucky handheld. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great for macro photography. Easy to use, good bug lighting.Published 3 months ago by Philip Peterson
I bought this flash specific for my macro shots and has fullfilled my expectations. Had to by an adaptor ring for my canon 60mm and the 180mm, but they worked fine. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ivo G.
I wish I could give this flash 5 stars, but it has one flaw that is so insanely annoying that it drags my evaluation down to 4 stars. Read morePublished 12 months ago by PMan
It doesn't get much better than this for macro photography.Published 18 months ago by Leon D Hughes
For over $800, the build quality could have been better. Especially the battery cover looks like it can break any time and the construction feels like very cheap plastic, As far as... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Aju Jayapalan