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Sabaki

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Canon MT-26EX-RT
« on: August 24, 2017, 04:49:44 AM »
Just seen an article on my Facebook wall where it says the new macro flash is RT capable!

This is definitely going into my bag 😁
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Canon MT-26EX-RT
« on: August 24, 2017, 04:49:44 AM »

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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 05:01:17 AM »
What is the interest for a macro flash to be RT compatible?
It has to be closed to the subject, then closed to the lens, then a wired connection is not a problem...
Or I missed something...
May be RT compatible as a master?

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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 05:11:39 AM »
Hi Pancho

Yes, it will allow use of more RT flashes which can be positioned to illuminate backgrounds etc
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 06:40:10 AM »
So you tell me that the new TwinFlash will not be wireless like the Nikon pendant?
That would be a bummer.....

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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 08:47:24 AM »
So you tell me that the new TwinFlash will not be wireless like the Nikon pendant?
That would be a bummer.....

I prefer it this way. If it was wireless, you'd need more batteries as the heads won't connect to the console.

I've been waiting about 3 years for this new model and it's more or less what I expected.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 09:01:37 AM »
I wonder what else besides RT and a slightly higher guide number?  Neither of those are sufficient to tempt me to upgrade from my MT-24EX.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 09:17:03 AM »
I wonder what else besides RT and a slightly higher guide number?  Neither of those are sufficient to tempt me to upgrade from my MT-24EX.
If I was to be critical of the new offering, I would've loved to have the lamp housings engineered to take some kind of diffusion material. That would've made it perfect
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 09:39:33 AM »
Probably the modeling lights are LED instead of tungsten.  Woo hoo.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 07:51:24 AM »
Probably the modeling lights are LED instead of tungsten.  Woo hoo.

Is there any advantage to LED modeling lights Neuro?
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 08:10:42 AM »
Probably the modeling lights are LED instead of tungsten.  Woo hoo.

Is there any advantage to LED modeling lights Neuro?

They could be brighter, and will use less power.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 09:29:06 AM »
Probably the modeling lights are LED instead of tungsten.  Woo hoo.

Is there any advantage to LED modeling lights Neuro?

They could be brighter, and will use less power.
Thank you, appreciate the feedback
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 04:11:13 PM »
It looks to me like on the sides of the new lamps there is a slight cut out section in the plastic. Wonder if this is coming with some Canon Diffusers. Or am I seeing things?
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 11:10:46 AM »
Would love if modeling lights would stay on for quite a bit longer. 10 s is just way too short, and pressing the button puts a lot of torque on a mounted rig. That may be a reason to upgrade. Otherwise, given that this is the most expensive Canon flash, and I just recently bought a new one because old one got completely fried after some 40K pops, not likely to upgrade. GN24 vs 26, meh. If it will cut power further down, say to 1/128 or 1/256, that would be another reason to upgrade. Not infrequently, I have to use ND filters on the flash to cut down light even at 1/64 power and ISO 100.

Looking forward to detailed specs on this one.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 09:34:08 AM »
Ah ha, so it does come with some canon diffusers then...
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/cameras/flashes/macro-twin-lite-mt-26ex-rt

Look awfully like a Stofen to me  ;)
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 10:03:51 AM »
Curious - not questioning value - but how would you anticipate using a RT on a macro light?  Maybe to engage a remote fill light? I have been scratching my head a bit - I'm not a proficient speedlight/studio light user by any means. 
Pull!... click... crap!  Lemme try it again...
Pull!  click... boom... crap! Lemme try it again...
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 10:03:51 AM »