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A macro twin lite for specialist macro photography
Take control of your macro photography lighting with the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX. Designed for macro specialists it provides versatility in both light direction and power.
Compatible with all EOS digital SLR cameras, the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX offers fully automatic E-TTL II flash metering for accurate flash exposures in all situations. Each flash head has a Guide Number of 12 giving a combined power of Guide Number 24. This provides enough flash power even when working at high magnifications.
Control the two flash heads together or independently for creative results. Adjust the ratio control between the flash heads within a six-stop range to create complex lighting effects.
A circular lens mount* allows the twin lites to be rotated around the lens for lighting either from the sides or above and below. Remove the two flash heads from the mounting ring and place them separately for greater control over light direction or more complex lighting.
Use the wireless master function to trigger remote EX-Series Speedlites. Controlling a third lighting group of one or more slave Speedlites enables you to light other areas of the scene, like the background, more effectively.
Working at high magnifications can make focusing difficult. A focusing light on each flash head provides subject illumination to aid manual focusing.
Two different modelling flash settings enable you to fire a strobe pre-flash with the depth-of-field preview button. The default setting fires the two tubes at the appropriate power setting to allow accurate judgment of where shadows will fall.
Powered by 4xAA batteries or external power packs like the CP-E4, the MT-24EX is lightweight and portable. AA batteries provide fast recycling so you can continue to shoot without having to wait between shots.
With nine Custom Functions, the MT-24EX can be tailored to suit your personal requirements.
|Guide No. (ISO100).meters||24|
|Auto exposure control||E-TTL II/E-TTL/TTL|
|High speed sync (FP)||Yes|
|Manual / output settings||Yes - 1/1- 1/64|
|Manual steps||1 step|
|Flash exposure compensation||Yes|
|Flash exposure bracketing||Yes|
|Second-curtain flash sync||Yes|
|Colour temperature info communication||No|
|Transmitter Max range approx.||Indoors: 8m |
|No. of groups||3¹|
|No. of channels||4|
|Down||15, 30, 45, 60°|
|AF-assist beam||No (Focusing lamp)|
|Battery||4 x AA batteries|
|Minimum recycling time*||Approx. 7 sec|
|External power supply||Yes - CP-E4|
|Dust and water resistance||No|
|Mounting foot material||Plastic|
|Custom function||9 (18 options)|
|Flash settings from camera menus**||No|
|External flash exposure sensor||No|
|Compatible accessories||Macro Lite Adapter 72c |
Compact battery Pack CP-E4
EX Series Speedlite with Slave function
|Dedicated flash bracket||No|
|Size (W x H x D), mm||Control unit: 74 x 125.9 x 97.4 |
Flash unit: 112.8 x 126 x 49
|Weight (Excluding batteries), grams||585g|
|No. of groups||¹ As default only flash in group C are triggered wireless, set C.Fn 5-1 to wirelessly trigger groups A & B.|
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