Reviews and Problems with Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring lite
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Matt, B&H Photo
22 November 2015
Excerpt: I have been into macro photography for a while but couldn't bring myself to spend the money on the MR-14EX II. I have had cheaper ring lites but they were poorly made and didn't last long. When Canon knocked $50 off I bought one and was not disappointed!!! You definitely get what you pay for!!!!!
Excerpt: I bought this for macro work of course. It's a reasonable flash unit, but it had some things I just couldn't get past: 1. That adapter! You'll have to use the adapter to mount this on your 100 mm macro lens.
Pros: Lower Cost Alternative
Cons: Cannot Adjust Direction, No External Dc Power, Requires Clunky Adapter
Excerpt: We bought this flash for dental photography with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens and Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera. It is heavier than the Nikon D70, Nikon macro lens and Nikon ring flash that it is replacing but the images have consistently better color and more accurate exposures.
Trial and Error...Definitely not a Pro!, B&H Photo
28 May 2015
Excerpt: Easy to set-up, TTL tends to overexpose, but you learn to compensate, but on the other hand, this means it's not underpowered, and you get excellent results. I wish it could go in 77mm lenses, but I guess for most, 67mm is good.
Excerpt: I shoot multiple off-camera radio controlled Speedlites in a variety of ways, but never really delved into macro lighting. This Ring Light is amazing and makes it so easy to shoot great hand-held macro at 1: 1.
Excerpt: Great flash. Good even for portraits. You MUST, however, get all the Canon adapter rings. You WILL need them. I feel Canon should have made to diameter of the basic flash ring a bit bigger so that the flash could be used with a larger array of lenses.
Excerpt: I love to shoot flowers, especially with insects involved. This allows me to do that and get a good depth of field, but also a quick flash stops the movements of the insects. I am getting very nice results. It is a bit heavy on my Canon 5D Mark III.