Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT
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 tandem with Canons EF and EF-S Macro lens. 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 radio transmission wireless flash capabilities. Operability is enhanced with improvements across the board including two removable diffuers, a new LCD screen and smart, redesigned controls.
- Detachable Macro Twin Lites with 60-degree Rotation
- Maximum Guide Number 85.3 ft/ 26m at ISO 100
- Radio Transmission Wireless Flash Functionality
- Expanded Manual Flash Setting Range (up to 1/512)
- Removalbe Diffusers Included
- Dot Matrix-type LCD Panel
- Improved Operability and Durability
- Improved Focus Assist Lamp
- Full Power Recyling Time Reduced to Approx. 5 Seconds
- High-speed Sync Supported
Detachable Macro Twin Lites
Each of the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-Rts flash heads can rotate up to 60-degrees horizontally and 45-degrees vertically. They're also completely detachable, allowing easy positioning for the scene. The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RTs 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 85.3ft / 26m
The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT has a maximum Guide Number of 85.3ft. / 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
Can be controlled wirelessly through optical or radio transmission. As the master 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
Has expanded manual controls that easily enable impressive results and are adjusted on the LC panel. Each flash head can be controlled independently in 1/3-stop increments. Flash emissions can even be set as low as 1/5 124 to supress blow-out headlights in close-up photography, which is helpful when photographing high-speed subjects, and to achieve optimal lighting adjustments in a wide variety of situations.
Removable Diffusers Included
Comes with two removable diffusers that scatters the flashs 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.
Dot Matrix-type LCD Panel
Offers improved visibility, with a new user interface that can display at 5 different brightness levels and in green or orange backlight illumination. This customizable design allows flexibility to adjust light intensity and color of the LCD to suit the shooting environment.
A new selection dial, set and function buttons, plus backlit operation buttons provide more intuitive operation, while new locking mechanisms help ensure continued, error-free use. The metal mounting foot also features a new locking pin and a one-touch lever for secure attachment and speedy detachment that helps prevent dust fron interfering with the electric contacts. A new lock release lever has been added to the battery cover to help ensure the power stays on.
Improved Focus Assist Lamp
Includes a pair of new high-luminance white LED focusing lamps that define the field of view and makes focusing simple. The focus assist lamp can easily be operated while handholding the camera. Brightness can be adjusted within 5 increments and the lamp can be directed to stay lit for approximately 20 to 60 seconds.
Full Power Recycling Time Reduced
Can recycle to full power output in approximately 5 seconds. This significant enhancement means faster response times, less down time and fewer missed opportunities.
High-speed Sync Supported
For reliable operation even when changing exposure parameters, the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT is capable of firing repeatedly at roughly 50 KHz intervals, supporting flash sync at all shutters speeds. Its high-speed sync helps ensure even illumination all throughout the composition.
Compatible w/all EOS cameras, including: E-TTL II w/ EOS-1D X Mark II, 1D X, 1Ds Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 5D, 6D Mark II, 6D, 7D Mark II, 7D, 80D, 77D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, Rebel T6s, Rebel T7i, Rebel T6i, Rebel T5i, Rebel T4i, Rebel T3i, Rebel T2i, Rebel T1i, Rebel T6, Rebel T5, Rebel T3, Rebel T2, Rebel SL2, Rebel SL1, Rebel XSi/XS, ELAN 7N/7NE, EOS M5, M6, M3, M. E-TTL w/ EOS-1v, 1Ds, 1D, 10D, D60, D30, Digital Rebel XTi/XT, Digital Rebel, D2000, ELAN 7/7E II/IIE, Rebel Ti, K2, 2000, G, GII, IX, IX Lite. (See PowerShot Accessories for additional compatibility).
Compatible with All Canon EF and EF-S Macro Lenses
The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT is designed to work perfectly with all of Canons EF and EF-S Macro Lenses. Easily mounted to the front of the lens, it can quickly be integrated into a close-up photography workflow.
- 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
- Flash output for quick flash: Approx. 1/2 to 1/6 of full output
- Flash Control System: 8:1 - 1:1 - 1:8, 1/2-stop increments
- Exposure Control Modes: Both-sides firing, Single-side firing
- Custom Functions: 8 Custom Functions
- General Power Source: Four Size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries or Size-AA/HR6 Ni-MH batteries
- External Power Source: Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N, Compact Battery Pack Cp-E3 or CP-E4 also used
- Dimensions (W x H x D): Flash head unit (including mount ring): Approx. 9.14 x 3.59 x 1.93 / 232.2 x 91.1 x 49.1mm, Control unit: Approx. 2.74 x 4.43 x 3.54 in. / 69.5 x 112.5 x 90.0mm
- Weight: Approx. 20.1 oz / 570g
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