Reviews and Problems with Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring lite
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pjcd, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: This is a versatile flash. mostly used for macro photography but works well for informal portraits, I was surprised how light the unit is, I was very pleased with the flash. I recommend that all three of the adapter rings be purchased if you plan on using the flash for more then macro photography.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight
Excerpt: this thing is causing me some grief.. It certainly works well and improves photos...so whats the issue?I have a MP-E65mm Macro lens and three nice Hoya filters (58mm) and i can use NONE of them with the ring lite. The ring lite wont attatch if a filter is on the lens. you can take off the filter and put the flash on but then you lens is unprotected...
Excerpt: I have used the previous ring flash extensively and this flash is a very welcome upgrade. It uses much brighter LED lights for the pilot (focussing) lights - the previous model's lights were pretty much useless. Also, the new flash recycles much faster. My only complaint is that it does not have weather sealing.
Excerpt: I use it for photographing coins, stamps for which it is ideal. For outdoor flash of flowers likewise excellent. Due to its low GN, the light fall off is rather severe with working distance. I use it with my 100mm f 2.8 macro lens, for which it was intended. My camera is a Canon rebel XSi. Photographic butterflies etc. is OK if you can get very close (i.e.
Excerpt: I have used my MR-14EX extensively with the 100mm f/2.8L Macro and have been very impressed with the high degree of lighting control I can achieved with this flash unit. Both ETTL and manual settings are smooth and predictable. The left and right flash tube control is a nice feature that enables sculptural modeling of light on the subject. There are only two cons to report, as others have pointed out: the battery hatch is constructed poorly and difficult to open.
Excerpt: I'm using this flash for general macro photography with my f2.8L 100mm. I first tried a cheap LED macro flash and was so disapointed that after a year of using it I invested in the MR-14X, it's build quality and performance make it well worth the price. One huge advantage to having this flash is less prep time with a tripod, those moving subjects are now caught with the macro!