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macrophotography with Canon dSLRs

Canon macro:

autofocus lenses

manual focus lenses

macro flashes for Canon

  • Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite
    • announced Aug 2017, adds RT radio wireless TTL flash control; $US989
  • Canon macro Twin Lite MT-24EX $A1600
    • attaches via 58mm filter thread (and optional 72C adapter for 72mm filter threads such as the EF 180mm macro)
    • wireless control of another flash for background lighting by assigning it as a slave in Group C (Groups A & B are reserved for the twin flashes).
    • E-TTL but not E-TTL II.
    • Each head also features a focusing lamp, activated from the control unit, for situations in which you need just a bit more light to pull critical focus.
    • The depth-of-focus check button (on the 1D Mark II and 10D) activates a modelling flash burst from the heads (as it does with the 550EX) to enable you to check your shadows and ratio.
  • Canon macro Ring Lite MR-14EX $A1150 ($A749 new Ebay)
    • attaches to the EF 100mm F2.8 Macro USM, EF 50mm f2.5 compact macro, MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x and also the EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM (with adapter ring 72C)
    • GN 14;
    • the ring has separate left and right flash tubes, and the light level can be set independently for each up to a 6-stop range. This permits creating modelled lighting effects.
    • it has incandescent modelling lights built-in activated by pressing DOF preview button
    • This unit can act as either a wireless slave or a master flash in a multi-flash system.
    • E-TTL but not E-TTL II.
  • Sigma EM-140DG Macro Ring Flash - see macrophotography with Nikon dSLRs
photo/canon_macro.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/21 18:20 by gary1

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