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Canon MACRO TWIN LITE MT-26EX RT

RM 4,399.00


Overview

Especially suitable for macro photography of subjects from flowers to insects to food and anything that may require controlled, close-up light, the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT is compatible with all EOS Digital SLR cameras and is designed to work in tandem with Canon's EF and EF-S Macro lenses*. It combines two rotatable, detachable flash heads that can be controlled independently to provide an amazing sense of three-dimensional light. Extensive, multi-source lighting setups are made simple thanks to the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT's radio transmission wireless flash capabilities**. Operability is enhanced with improvements across the board including two removable diffusers, a new LCD screen and smart, redesigned controls. The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT is a portable, indispensable lighting tool for anyone serious about enhancing their close-up photography.

Features

Detachable Macro Twin Lites with 60° Rotation.

Versatile and ready to be adjusted for a variety of applications, each of the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT's flash heads can rotate up to 60° horizontally and 45° vertically. They're also completely detachable, allowing easy positioning for the scene. The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT's front ring can also rotate independently, helping to ensure flexible control and freedom to create a lighting environment tailored to the subject at hand.

Maximum Guide Number 85.3 ft./26m° at ISO 100.

The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT has a maximum Guide Number of 85.3 ft./26m^ at ISO 100 when both sides are firing. This delivers powerful lighting head-on, and thanks to independent output for each flash head, natural-looking, three-dimensional and directional lighting effects can be achieved with ease.

Radio Transmission Wireless Flash Functionality**.

For high flexibility and application in multi-flash shooting setups, the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT can be controlled wirelessly through optical or radio transmission**. As the sender unit of up to 5 groups or up to 15 flash units, the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT can be easily incorporated into numerous, sophisticated wireless setups both in the studio and out in the field.

Expanded Manual Flash Setting Range (up to 1/512***).

The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT has expanded manual controls that enable impressive, subtle results with ease and are easily adjusted on the LCD panel. Each flash head can be controlled independently in 1/3-stop increments. Flash emissions can even be set as low as 1/512*** to suppress blown-out highlights in close-up photography, which is helpful when photographing high-speed subjects like hummingbirds or butterflies, and to achieve optimal lighting adjustments in a wide variety of situations.

Removable Diffusers Included.

To create a soft, expansive light source, the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT comes with two removable diffusers that scatters the flash's illumination more widely and with less intensity. The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT detects when the diffusers are attached and can automatically determine the appropriate intensity of illumination to compensate for any light lost. By evening out the light source, the diffusers are especially effective in minimizing shadows while emphasizing and maintaining detail in highlight areas.

Specification

Flash

Type
E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash, Twin flash for close-distance photography
Guide Number
Both-sides firing: 85.3/26
Single-side firing: 65.3/19.9
(ISO 100, in feet/meters)
  • Flash output for quick flash is approx. 1/2 to 1/6 of full output (depending on the charge status).
Flash Duration
Modeling Flash:

(1) One-second burst at 70Hz in E-TTL or M flash mode, showing ratios (Possible only with EOS-1v and EOS-3, as of January, 2000)

(2) With CF 4-1, uniform one second burst at 70Hz, works in TTL mode.
Flash Control System
8:1 - 1:1 - 1:8; 1/2-stop increments
Exposure Control Modes
  1. Both-sides firing
  2. Single-side firing
Custom Functions
8 Custom Functions
General

Power Source
Four size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries
  • Size-AA/HR6 Ni-MH batteries also usable.
External Power Source
Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N
  • Compact Battery Pack CP-E3 or CP-E4 can also be used.


Disclaimer
* A Macro Lite Adapter is necessary when attaching to the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM (optional Macro Lite Adapter 67) and EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM (optional Macro Lite Adapter 72C) lenses. When attaching EF and EF-S lenses to EOS M series cameras, the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M is necessary.
** Wireless multi-flash shooting via radio or optical transmission is supported up to 1/128 in manual flash exposure mode.
*** 1/512 flash emission can be selected with manual flash setting. Manual high-speed sync is supported only up to 1/64.
^ Guide Number reflects the amount when both sides are fired. Flash output for quick flash (green ready light) is approximately 1/2 to 1/6 of full output (depending on the charge status).

*Image for illustration purpose, Canon 5D Mark IV and lens not included

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