Reviews and Problems with Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
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Dragon Studio, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I use this flash whenever I'm shooting macro. It's a great flash setup. It's very versatile. You have full 360 degree manipulation of the flashes and you can remove them to mount on a stand. You can also fire a third flash with the unit.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Excerpt: I have had this about a week and a half, and I haven't taken it off since I pu t it one. I use it with the Canon 100mm L macro lens and it opens up all kinds of new possibilities. I had played with the idea of getting one that was much less expensive, but in the end decided I wanted the quality, the versitility and the longevity. This Flash is everything I could have hoped for, it meets all my needs and more.
Excerpt: A great way to light up those tricky macro subjects. Previously, I'd used a Canon 580EX II off camera (with spiral cord) to assist in macro flash work. But hand holding the OC flash made it difficult to work with. This unit frees up my hand and allows me to concentrate on the subject.
Excerpt: Great way to light macro subjects. Lots of options to position the heads as well as individual power settings to each head. It is a bit ungainly getting it set up with the cables and brackets and heads. But once mounted, it's good to go. It does feel just a bit dated construction wise, but hey, light is light. I highly recommend the sto-fen diffusers. The light is just to harsh without them. I'm pleased.
Excerpt: I bought the 100mm 2.8L macro lens and a Canon extension tube about a year ago. Even in bright daylight, I couldn't get the results that I was hoping for (insects). I just didn't have enough light / speed. I was pretty disappointed and figured, I'd already spent well over a grand, I may as well throw in for a proper flash. If I have ALL the equipment, it then just becomes a matter of skill and technique.
Pros: Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Versatile
Cons: Bulky, No Audible Alerts, Recessed Control Buttons
Excerpt: We use this flash to freeze microscopic fibers that move on microscopic objects. The flash allows for sharpness that is beyond compare; however, it doesn't transfer light to the object in the best way possible. This HAS to be tweaked. Significant research and development is needed to properly diffuse the light.
Excerpt: This is a terrific piece of equipment with a lot of built in flexibility. There is one significant catch--if you don't own a Canon macro lens, there are extra conversion parts needed to attach the flash to the lens you do use--and right now, the Canon 58c adapter is not available. Without it, using this is generally a pain. When it finally arrives, I'll probably absolutely love what it helps me do.