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Sabaki

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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 10:10:52 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  ;)

lol Maybe its the reason to the high price here
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 10:10:52 AM »

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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2017, 10:42:42 AM »
Looking at specs, I think I will get this and replace my existing MT 24Ex. Lower manual power, longer focusing light duration, both will make my life quite a bit easier. Can't see any place where to buy it, though.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 10:43:40 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. 

I would use it with a 600RT to help illuminate/add color to a background or add a rim light to the subject.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 10:49:26 AM »
Just pre-ordered it.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2017, 10:53:38 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. 

I would use it with a 600RT to help illuminate/add color to a background or add a rim light to the subject.
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I do that now, with the MT-24EX as master and a 600EX-RT (or more than one) as optical slaves.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 03:26:08 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.

There's a CFn that makes double tapping the shutter turn on the lights, very handy.

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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2017, 07:55:09 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.

There's a CFn that makes double tapping the shutter turn on the lights, very handy.

Thanks for this, good to learn these things :)
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2017, 07:55:09 AM »

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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2017, 11:55:54 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.

There's a CFn that makes double tapping the shutter turn on the lights, very handy.
Custom function on Mt24? where? How?
On my 5DsR, I got to External Sppedlight control, Flash C.Fn setting, and I get a "This menu cannot be displayed. incompatible flash or flash's power is turned off." error message.  The C.Fn button on the back of the MT24 only lights the rear LCD panel.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2017, 12:52:51 AM »
Custom function on Mt24? where? How?
On my 5DsR, I got to External Sppedlight control, Flash C.Fn setting, and I get a "This menu cannot be displayed. incompatible flash or flash's power is turned off." error message.  The C.Fn button on the back of the MT24 only lights the rear LCD panel.

You have to go old school with the MT-24EX  :) Hold down on the LCD illumination button and it will begin the process.

Everything is explained in here (PDF warning): http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/9/0300004139/04/mr14ex-mt24ex-im5-en-es-fr.pdf

Custom function 9 is the one you're looking for :)
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2017, 03:12:42 AM »
Custom function on Mt24? where? How?
On my 5DsR, I got to External Sppedlight control, Flash C.Fn setting, and I get a "This menu cannot be displayed. incompatible flash or flash's power is turned off." error message.  The C.Fn button on the back of the MT24 only lights the rear LCD panel.

You have to go old school with the MT-24EX  :) Hold down on the LCD illumination button and it will begin the process.

Everything is explained in here (PDF warning): http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/9/0300004139/04/mr14ex-mt24ex-im5-en-es-fr.pdf

Custom function 9 is the one you're looking for :)

Thanks! works now.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2017, 10:03:03 AM »
Hey everyone

Can anyone with the MT24 please advise if that unit could take diffusers without Frankensteining the unit?

Any chance that the MT26 offers a notable step forward with the now included diffusers?
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2017, 01:07:21 PM »
Hey everyone

Can anyone with the MT24 please advise if that unit could take diffusers without Frankensteining the unit?

Any chance that the MT26 offers a notable step forward with the now included diffusers?

Stefan makes a diffusor for the MT24
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/442435-REG/Sto_Fen_OM_24XSET_Omni_Bounce_Set_for_Canon.html
Considered by some insufficient for diffusion, so some glue a Garry Fong puffer on top. Obviously depends on what you shoot and what look you want. I've also taped ND filters from the LEE swatch books of yesterdays onto the heads. Works quite well, but the new lower power on the MT26 should make that no longer necessary.

IMHO the MT26 diffusor is just the same as the stofen just comes bundled with the main unit. I'll find out as soon as it comes out, have pre-ordered it with B&H. I'll also see whether the old MT-24 stofen work on the MT26. I have a habit of losing those little plastic pieces, and I bet Canon original will cost way more than third party.
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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2017, 04:46:56 AM »
Hey everyone

Can anyone with the MT24 please advise if that unit could take diffusers without Frankensteining the unit?

Any chance that the MT26 offers a notable step forward with the now included diffusers?

The problem with the MT-24EX is that the indents on the side of the flash head that's intended to hold a diffuser are small. For my current diffuser I have to hot glue them to the flash heads. The tabs on the side of the MT-26RT look a lot larger and deeper, so I'd expect a larger diffuser to stay on the heads. As for the included diffusers I'd expect them to work about as well as the current Sto-Fens on the MT-24EX -so not very well. But maybe the larger tabs will make third party diffusers more practical for the MT-26RT.

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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2017, 04:46:56 AM »

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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2017, 05:16:52 AM »
Hey everyone

Can anyone with the MT24 please advise if that unit could take diffusers without Frankensteining the unit?

Any chance that the MT26 offers a notable step forward with the now included diffusers?

I found some cheap MT24 ones on eBay - they've not fallen off in a couple of year's use - my previous ones were the translucent tops from a couple of slide boxes and a bit of tape...

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Re: Canon MT-26EX-RT
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2017, 05:16:52 AM »