The 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.
|Type||Macro flash unit with adjustable and removable twin straight flash heads; separate controller unit attaches to camera's hot shoe|
|Guide Number||(with both tubes firing at full power) 72 (feet) / 22 (m), at ISO 100|
|Auto Settings||Auto Distance Range 16.4' (based on 100/2.8 macro & ISO 100 film) |
Auto f/Stops TTL automation at all F-stops
|Angle of Coverage||80° in both vertical & horizontal angles|
|Recycle Time||7 seconds (full power w/ alkaline batteries) |
4 seconds (full power w/ Ni-Cd batteries)
|Power Source||4 AA batteries in controller unit (Alkaline, Lithium, rechargeable Ni-Cd or Ni-MH AAs are OK) |
Optional Power Source: External battery packs - Compact Battery Pack E or E2, and Transistor Pack E
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Control unit: 2.9 x 5.0 x 3.8" (74 x 126 x 97mm) WxHxD |
Flash assembly: 9.3 x 3.5 x 1.9" (235 x 90 x 49mm) WxHxD
|Weight||Control unit: 0.63 lb |
Flash ring: 0.26 lb
|Notes & Special Features||E-TTL controls: 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 |
Manual flash exposure mode: 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
|Notes & Special Features||Setting Method: Illuminated LCD panel on Controller Unit (similar to 550EX Speedlite)|
Custom Functions: Nine Custom Functions on MT-24EX, in addition to any in camera); set on MT-24EX Controller LCD panel.
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