Reviews and Problems with Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
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An excellent tool for macro work.
Nick, B&H Photo
11 April 2014
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: 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.
Excerpt: I use this product mainly for macro photography, nature, flowers bugs and spiders. When in burst mode I get 4-6 shots, that helps me when I want to focus stack. I like having so many axix of adjustment for the flashes and I am only beginning to explore the flexibility this offers.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
Excerpt: Being able to adjust the position and flash ratio of each macro flash head allows for flexibility and produces great results. You can even remove the heads and place them off-camera. I used this flash to photograph butterflies with a 90mm macro lens and the results were excellent. You can even use this flash as a master to control another flash as a slave. I wish this product were not as expensive and was wireless like Nikon's equivalent. The wires can get in the way.
Excerpt: This is what you need for macro photography, especially if you're going to reach out with a longer (150 or 180mm) macro lens. If you are only using a short(er) macro, the Ring Lite will do. This does everything it says it will do, but keep in mind, when you attach this rig, it is not easy or comfortable to be hiking around with it for hours. It is well-made, comes with very useful bag.
Excerpt: I owned Canon's Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and later replaced it with the Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite. I have taken thousands of close-up pics with both, so this review will assist those considering both these options. These flash units are essential if you are a serious about macro photography.
Pros: Indispensible for macro, Reliable output, Superior to MR-14EX, Versatile
Excerpt: I wish canons twin flashes were wireless like the Nikon model. The light is somewhat harsh but with the Sto-fil difussers you have many options to make the light softer. Best of all is you can get the shot no matter what the light conditions.