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Canon Macrolite Adapter 67
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Unfortunately, a side-effect of upgrading from the EF 100mm f2.8 Macro to the new EF 100mm f2.8L IS USM Macro is having to buy this adapter. Pretty steep for a small ring, but it's a Canon item, what can I say. Build is decent, almost feels aluminum rather than plastic. Threads work smoothly on lens. Make sure it's tight or the ring portion of the flash will rotate.

The ring works as expected, and so far hasn't caused any vignetting when used with MR-14EX. It's a minor pain if you use the ringlite flash a lot since you have to remove it again to put the lens cap on. I ended up just keeping in the pouch with the flash.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2010
This adapter is required to attached the MT-24EX macro flash to the Canon 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens. The 100mm L lens cap does not work with the adapter, but get a E-58U lens cap cover and you'll solve that problem as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 4, 2011
It is a relatively expensive piece of hardware but it works well. The only downside is that to store your 100mm you have to remove the adapter before putting on the lens cap. This makes sense but spinning it on an off like a filter isn't always convenient. Other than that though I'm very happy with it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2013
There is no room for graduated judgment on a device like this -- it either does what it is designed to do or it fails. There isn't anything in between. This adapter works.

This adapter lets one of the two referenced Canon flash units attach to the front of Canon's 100 mm EF macro lens for bright illumination in close-up photography.

If you are a macro photographer, you will know if you need a lens-mounted light source like Canon's macro Ring Lite. If you do, you need this adapter if you have Canon's excellent 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. If you plan to mount the ring flash or the adjustable twin flash on the dedicated MP-E 65mm macro lens, you do not need an adapter. That lens comes with the necessary mounting flange built into its basic design.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2013
I bought this to fit the Canon Ring Light onto my 100mm Canon Macro lens. It is metal construction and is heavier than I thought it would be, not that it maters really, I'm just mentioning that it feels like a quality expensive product, not cheap in any way. Great purchase and if you are trying to decide whether the ring light is for you, I found it quite good at lighting jewelry in a Lightbox studio environment. Great item.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2014
Expensive for what it is, but works flawlessly with Macrolite designed for 58mm filter size lens (MPE65). Recommend that you also purchase a 58mm lens cap so you can keep the rig on your lens without disassembly each time you finish shooting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2011
A lot of money for a double-threaded adapter ring. However, did not wish to risk a cheap imitation, if there even was one out there somewhere. The lens it mates to is super-expensive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 21, 2013
it perfectly fit to Canon EF 100mm macro lens and hook up with the ring flash. I wonder if there is non Canon adapter available.
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on March 9, 2014
I don't know why Canon changed the diameter of the 100mm macro lens when they developed the IS version, but they did, and if you want to attach a Canon macro flash you need this step-down ring. The ring functions as expected. It offers the small advantage that you can have a filter on the 100mm lens and still attach a flash. However, if you tighten this adapter too much it will bind to the filter and removing one without the other is more work. I have both the MT-14 and the MT-24 macro flashes, and both call for flash diffusers. My Alex Wild-inspired homemade solutions work great with the MPE-65 lens, but reflect a lot of light back into the 100mm IS lens, to the point where I don't think I even want to use them together. If this adapter had an extension that would serve as a sort of lens hood that would help. Maybe I'll make one. Otherwise this adapter will receive limited use.
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on December 31, 2012
I use the Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro lens and an MT-24EX macro flash system and those two items by themselves, will not work together because the flash ring is too small to fit around the lens. It's pretty absurd that Canon hasn't fixed this, especially considering they've had half a decade to do it but that's another issue.

So, you're left with one option: Buy this step-down ring and be able to attach your flash system to the lens. I personally haven't noticed much vignetting which is pretty surprising given how far out in front of the lens your flash is when using this adapter.

As usual, this is just another item that should be included with the purchase of either the Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS or the MT-14EX and MT-24EX flash systems. Canon, are you listening?
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