Bringing brilliance to your subjects, Canon's MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite enhances the capabilities and features of the much-lauded previous model, providing the macro photographer with a powerful tool for properly illuminating subject matter and creating the perfect image. This improved model of the Ring Lite utilises more powerful, high-output LED modelling lamps.
In addition, recycle time has been reduced to 5.5 seconds and it has been engineered to be quieter in operation, so as not to disturb any creatures who may be modelling for you. The dual flash tubes are independently variable over 6 stops, enabling you to control and modify frontal lighting in much the same way as a portrait photographer would tune the output of a pair of lighting heads.
And as a final flourish, Canon have modified and upgraded the control system to enable operation of flash functions both via the Ring Lite's controls and through your camera, increasing the overall ease-of-use. The MR-14EX II requires adapters to fit to your macro lens, which are not supplied
Key Features: MR-14EX II
- Ring-flash design for versatile lighting when shooting close-up
- E-TTL II Auto Flash metering
- Guide Number of 14
- Can act as a wireless master flash
- 2 x flash tubes that can be fired as one or independently with full ratio control
- Quick and easy to use: controllable from camera or flash
- 2 x focusing lights
- Modelling flash capability
- Mounts to the front of macro lenses with optional adapters
Creative close-up flash photography
A ring-flash design allows uniform lighting of small subjects – ideal for wildlife photographers shooting flowers and insects, and those working in specialist scientific applications. E-TTL II metering makes accurate flash exposures a simple matter.
Creative shadow control
Dual flash tubes can be varied independently, over a 6-stop ratio, permitting different lighting styles. Use both tubes evenly for a shadowless effect, or make one tube brighter than the other for relief lighting that emphasises textures. The Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II’s flash head can be rotated around the lens, allowing the dominant light source to come from any angle.
High power output, with a guide number of 14 (m) @ ISO 100, allows the use of small apertures for maximum depth of field when shooting up close. Colour-temperature information is transmitted back to the camera during shooting, helping to optimise auto white balance.
Integrates with other flashes
The Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II can be used as an optical wireless master in a multi-flash lighting set-up, triggering Speedlite flashes set to slave mode. This is useful when using a second flash to illuminate a background, for example.
Innovative, instinctive design
Control the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II using controls on your EOS camera, or via an easy-to-read dot matrix display. A bright LED modelling lamp makes focusing and composition easier in low light, while custom settings allow functions to be personalised to suit your own way of working.
Reliable performance you can count on
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Fast, silent recycling ensures that you’ll be ready to shoot at just the right time. The Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II is ready to fire again in just 5.5 sec following a full-power discharge. A self-cleaning hot-shoe with 2-line electronic transmission ensures a proper connection with your camera.