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    Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash.. Query

    Hi Folks... Finally got enough money saved to buy a Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Ring-lite Flash though a little confused as by searching and reading up I cannot find anywhere that tells me if it will need an adaptor I have seen where you have to get one for the 180mm macro lens as it has a 77mm filter thread but nothing about the Canon 100mm L IS lens which has a 67mm filter thread. The other Canon 100mm non IS macro lens has a 58mm filter thread which I assume the flash fits that one OK.

    So if anyone can help me here I would appreciate it..

    Is this twin flash compatible with the Tamron 90 mm macro lens which has a 55mm filter thread, I suppose I will probably need another adaptor if it is..

    I shoot with Canon And Olympus Cameras



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    Mary Anne, I not so sure about the Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Ring-lite Flash,
    but I bought a cheapy ring lite from ebay and it came with half a dozen adapters for all
    different sized lenses. 52mm, 58mm, 67mm, 77mm. To name a few from memory as I
    don't have them with me. So I can use it on all of mine.
    The adapters also work with my Cokin filter set too, so I can use the filters on all my
    lenses too.
    cheers Kerro



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    According to the specifications I found, it fits all Canon EF Macro lenses apart from the 180mm which requires an adapter (72C).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerro View Post
    Mary Anne, I not so sure about the Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Ring-lite Flash,
    but I bought a cheapy ring lite from ebay and it came with half a dozen adapters for all
    different sized lenses. 52mm, 58mm, 67mm, 77mm. To name a few from memory as I
    don't have them with me. So I can use it on all of mine.
    The adapters also work with my Cokin filter set too, so I can use the filters on all my
    lenses too.
    Thanks Kerro that's very interesting.. I have thought about getting a cheaper one though they dont seem to have twin lites only the ring lites.
    I need all the help I can get when it comes to lights, as I dont want to scare the bugs away like I do with my Speedlite sometimes.
    That's great that you got all of those adapters and better still that you can use them on your Cokin filter set

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaela View Post
    According to the specifications I found, it fits all Canon EF Macro lenses apart from the 180mm which requires an adapter (72C).
    Michaela Thank You for your help too..

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    Bright Minds, so the saying goes. I have been pondering the same sort of purchase Mary Anne. Have you already got the MT-24 ? The MR 14 EX is the canon ring flash which you can also set to fire just one side or the other. Then there is the Sigma EM 140 ( a bit cheaper ) ring flash that can do the same as the canon. Honostly, it's as confusing as buying a lens. I will eagerly await to see your work with a macro flash.

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    No I dont have any of those macro flashes and the thought of buying one that price scares me a little.. I feel its more confusing than buying a lens.
    You may be waiting a while even if I do get it, perhaps it will take me a while to work it out.
    I just looked at the video on the Sigma EM 140 that looks interesting also, like you I may ponder a little longer

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    Also Mary Anne, I read somewhere that the Cokin lens adaptors fit onto the Canon Macros. At a far cheaper price.

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    That's good to know too Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    Thanks Kerro that's very interesting.. I have thought about getting a cheaper one though they dont seem to have twin lites only the ring lites.
    I need all the help I can get when it comes to lights, as I dont want to scare the bugs away like I do with my Speedlite sometimes.
    That's great that you got all of those adapters and better still that you can use them on your Cokin filter set
    Mary Anne I am back in Perth again next Wed and I am staying home for a change. Will have a play with my "cheapie" and
    post the results if they come up to speed. I think it cost me less the $100 and as I mentioned turned out to be dual purpose.

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    Thanks Kerro I would really appreciate that.

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    Or, you could save a lot of money and try one of these.
    http://www.dinodirect.com/Canon-Spee...TZ-DRF14C.html

    I have one, and it works very well, especially considering its price!
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    Hi there.. Thanks anyway.. BTW your link does not work..

    I have already got it , it came yesterday
    You have misunderstood its not a ring flash I want its a twin flash and Canon are the only ones that make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    Hi there.. Thanks anyway.. BTW your link does not work..

    I have already got it , it came yesterday
    You have misunderstood its not a ring flash I want its a twin flash and Canon are the only ones that make it.
    Hi Mary Anne. Just wandering what the reason for you wanting the twin flash macro over the ring flash type.

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    I just researched and read in different forums what it does and found it is the better one for me..
    You can move things around and take the heads off and point them in different directions
    I liked the way you can move the lights in or out on different notches and up and down around the ring.
    I tried it out this morning and I like it, mind you Paul I have a lot of learning to do yet

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