« on: September 10, 2014, 08:27:04 AM »
If you're shooting medical images, stamp collections, etc., the ring light is the way to go. If you're shooting more with a creative rather than a documentary intent, the MT-24EX twin lite is a much better choice. You can position the heads around the ring, or what many users do is mount them on brackets (I use a pair of Wimberley F-2 brackets) for complete flexibility on where you position the light in relation to the subject.Indeed. For that matter, a pair of 270EX's or even 90EX's and ST-E2 (or some master-capable flash) in a suitable bracket should also work well in many applications. And even a single flash with off-shoe cord and bracket would often be better than a ring flash for things like insects and flowers. But if money is no object, the MT-24EX is better, no contest. Also, note that the MT-24EX is itself master-capable flash, so if you want to add a third light source or more, just add a 270EX (or almost any recent Canon flash) or several in the bracket or wherever.