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Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Preorders
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:40:40 PM »

You can now preorder Canon’s latest macro ring lite, the MR-14EX II.


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« on: February 11, 2014, 09:40:40 PM »

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Re: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Preorders
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 09:53:34 PM »
Links not working for me ?  >:(
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Re: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Preorders
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 10:04:05 PM »
If that is real and they haven't put the RT protocol in there it is DOA.
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Re: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Preorders
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 11:26:07 PM »
I don't see how this differs from the original in any meaningful way...  LED modeling lights, an updated LCD display, and slightly shorter recycling time?

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Re: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Preorders
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 11:29:21 PM »
If that is real and they haven't put the RT protocol in there it is DOA.

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Slaves are useful for lighting the background, etc.  This new ring light is only an optical master, like the original.  WTF?  Hopefully, Canon pulls their $h!t together and does an -RT version of the twin lite.
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Re: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Preorders
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 10:18:41 AM »
If that is real and they haven't put the RT protocol in there it is DOA.

Yeah, and all the stock language in the product listings refer to linking it with 600EX-RTs.  Why not anything else?  They still sell three other optical slave flashes.
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Re: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Preorders
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 11:27:13 AM »
If that is real and they haven't put the RT protocol in there it is DOA.

Yeah, and all the stock language in the product listings refer to linking it with 600EX-RTs.  Why not anything else?  They still sell three other optical slave flashes.

Not sure what's going on, here.  The DPR blurb states, "Canon also announced the MR-14EX II Macro Ring Light, which can be controlled wirelessly using the radio-based 'RT' system."  Controlled wirelessly isn't the same as controlling wirelessly, and an RT slave-only capability for a flash that only mounts to the end of the lens seems really stupid.  No real information one way or the other, because the 'wireless' in the vendor product pages could refer to optical control.

Note that this new flash is weaker - I guess they called it "MR14" because it looks the same and "MR10.5-EX" would have sounded lame.  The GN of the new flash is 10.5m/34 ft, vs the GN of the original that is 14m/46 ft.
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Re: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Preorders
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