Using macro flash with the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo lens
Article ID: ART174522 | Date published: 05/28/2019 | Date last updated: 05/28/2019
 

Description

Using macro flash with the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo lens

Solution

Macro Flash (Sold Separately)

The Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX or the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX enable fully automatic macro flash photography from life-size to 5x magnification in E-TTL autoflash mode.

Flash Range with Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and MP-E 65mm Lens
  • For information on operating the Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX or the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, refer to the individual instruction booklets.
  • Using aperture-priority AE (Av) or Manual (M) picture-taking modes are recommended for macro photography as it is easy to adjust depth of field and exposure in these modes.
  • When using the MT-24EX, it is recommended to use the hood designed for the MP-E65 sold separately.
 
Compared to normal picture-taking, the proper exposure for macro photography laregely depends on the subject. It is difficult to obtain the proper exposure the first time. Therefore, you should bracket the exposure.


Other Notes

Multiple, EOS-dedicated Speedlites can be used for fully automatic wired or wireless flash photography.