Canon MT-24EX is a Macro flash (guide number of 72 (feet) / 22 (m), at ISO 100 (with both tubes firing at full power). It features Flash Duration Modeling Flash: One-second burst at 70Hz in E-TTL or Manual flash modes, showing ratios* With C.Fn 4-1 (on MT-24EX), uniform one-second burst at 70Hz with any EOS body by pressing Controller Unit’s test button; Flash Control System Flash +/- exposure compensation, Flash Exposure Bracketing, FE Lock, FP sync, and Ratio Control of left:right (A:B) flash tubes over a 6-stop range (8:1 ~ 1:8 lighting ratios), and Wireless E-TTL with off-camera 550EX and/or 420EX Slave Units; Exposure Control Modes Variable from full (1/1) ~ 1/64 power; Ratio Control of left:right (A:B) flash tubes from 1/1 to 1/64 power is possible. The Canon MT-24EX measures 9 x 6 x 4 inches and weighs 2 pounds.
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Canon MT-24EX Expert Reviews
Photo.net reviews the Canon MT-24EX and writes;
“The MR-14EX Ring Lite is the best choice if you need a consistent series of shadowless photos of small objects, especially if the photographers are going to be inexperienced. The MT-24EX is a better choice for creative projects.”
The-digital-picture reviews the Canon MT-24EX and writes;
“For general macro photography, I found the MT-24ex’s very small flash heads to create somewhat harsh lighting. Having been using a relatively large light source for my macro photography, a small softbox, I was not overly found of the look created by the Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash. As the subjects become smaller and closer, the Twin Lite results look better to me.”
Ephotozine reviews the Canon MT-24EX and writes;
“The buttons are all rubber and slightly sunken so can be a little bothersome to press. The LCD can be lit up which is very useful, if only the cameras always featured this function as well. The lamp function not only helps the autofocus but allows you to target where the highest intensity of the flash will be.”
Canon MT-24EX User Reviews
Two lights are better than one, | Rating:
“I ame a newbie to macro photography and just love this flash. I wish that I knew that it also required an adapter for my EOS 180mm 3.5L lens. The combo works great. “ – By Carlos Pages
Canon MT24-EX Macro Twin Light, | Rating:
“After years of manual flash macro work, recently in digital format with extension tubes on the Canon 100mm macro lens, I decided to cast a onsiderable sum of money at this twin light. Where I used to struggle just to get the correct exposure, now I’m able to concentrate on background (no night-looking flash fall-off anymore) and on modeling the light — including little shiny aphids tended by ants! If you’re serious about great macro work — this is the flash to have.” – By Jerry L. Wilson
Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash, | Rating:
“If you use a Canon Camera and wish to shoot macros,this is a must own product. Expensive, compared to Nikon’s version, which is also cordless” – By Anthony F. Akins
Love this flash for my macro work., | Rating:
“I am an amature hobbyist photographer and I purchased this flash last summer and have used it extensively for my outdoor macro work. Love it.” – By EW
Excellent Macro flash that is very versatile!, | Rating:
“What a great Macro/Close-up flash. The flash works great lens mounted or by romoving one or both of the heads (they also have tripod mounts on them). This makes this flash so versatile. Excellent Canon quality and performance. Ettl works flawless with my Rebel XTi! It is also able to control a slave and I believe it can also be used as a slave.” – By Catfish Photo
Outstanding Macro Flash, | Rating:
“I do a lot of macro photography in the lab (mostly for forensic engineering work). While I was able to do a pretty decent job with enough available light and my 580EX, there were times that didn’t work…and I missed some important shots; but not with the MT-24EX. The flexibility and versatility of this flash unit makes it the “one” to have for macro work. The ability to remove one or both flash heads and aim them right where you want is a terrific feature.” – By Mark B. Kissel
Canon MT-24EX User Manual
- Download Canon MT-24EX User Manual (PDF – 13.4MB)
Canon MT-24EX Features & Specifications
The new Macro Twin Lite gives serious close-up, nature, and macro enthusiasts a different option in macro lighting – a directional quality of light, as opposed to the rather “Flat” character of the traditional ring lite. Two separate flash heads can be swiveled around the lens, can be aimed separately, and even removed from their holder and mounted off-camera. Like the MR-14EX, the new Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX is fully E-TTL compatible with all EOS bodies, including digital SLRs, and even allows Wireless E-TTL flash control with one or more 550EX and/or 420EX “slave units”. It also provides easy ratio control of each flash head’s output, over a six-stop range.
* Attaches to all Canon EF macro lenses (EF 180mm f/3.5L requires Macro Lite Adapter 72C).
* Twin flash heads can be rotated over 80° angle around lens in 5 degree increments.
* Heads can be swiveled or bounced and can be removed from mounting ring for added control.
* Powerful Guide Number of 78 (feet, @ ISO 100), full E-TTL control and E-TTL features including FEL, Hi-speed sync, and FEB.
* Full E-TTL automatic flash control with compatible EOS bodies, including EOS-1D, D60, and D30 digital SLRs.
* Incandescent focusing lamps, and two different types of 1-second modeling flash allow easy focusing and previewing of lighting effects.
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