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Comment on goodbye Canon MT-24EX? by Ricky Jones

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:13:51 +0000

Chris, I wonder what diffusers you now use?

Comment on goodbye Canon MT-24EX? by chris wirth

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:14:35 +0000

I agree - I've not had a chance to update this blog but I redid my diffusers and have dramatically improved the quality of light from the MT-24EX

Comment on goodbye Canon MT-24EX? by dalantech

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:05:22 +0000

I've been getting really good light out of the MT-24EX from .6x to 2x (the the EF-S 60mm + 37mm of extension tubes) and up to 5x with the MP-E 65mm, although I agree that getting light onto the subject at 5x with the flash heads mounted directly to the supplied flash mount is tough. I sometimes use Kaiser adjustable flash shoes to elevate the flash heads. Plenty of examples at my Flickr gallery:

Comment on goodbye Canon MT-24EX? by herrmannmehringq7

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:43:27 +0000

My main problem with the Canon macro system has come to be the Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash. While extremely versatile and ...

Comment on Antheraea polyphemus by WTH is this moth in my pond. - - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum

Sun, 18 Aug 2013 13:55:26 +0000

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Comment on Antheraea polyphemus by Katharine Hawes

Wed, 29 May 2013 20:27:09 +0000

Hello, my name is Katharine Hawes and I am a block printing artist. I was wondering if you would mind if I used this super awesome moth image for a block-cut designed stationary set I'd like to make? I can send you a finished product for free when its done! Let me know. Thanks! Kate

Comment on Insect Photography 101: Part 1b by Malcolm Ricketts

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:44:09 +0000

Hi Chris, Like your photography a lot. I have a 5D mk 11 + macro lenses and a Canon G10. When I don't want to lug the SLR et al around I use the G10 and I find as long as I apply good technique I can get extremely good macro from it (flash off, M or Aperture priority. Regards Malcolm

Comment on goodbye Canon MT-24EX? by Luis Filipe Cunha

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 02:42:43 +0000

I own a 5DMII+MP-E 65mm for 2-3 years. Never used any light but natural. Sometimes is very hard. Never had the need until now that I´m only doing macro indoors. Considered the MT-24EX but it is very expensive for me, now. Also read a book about macro with a regular Canon flash and seems to me more practical, more options to sculpt the light over the subject. Less "medical light" ,-) There´s all these other Canon flashes and I don´t know what do choose because I never used artificial light, as I said. And this: At the same time I´m learning wet plate collodion photography (XIX century) and it need lots of light to make a portrait. Some people use natural light and use very long exposures. Some strong strobes. If possible I would like to use the same light both for macro and for portraits that need strong light. I´m a bit lost here. Any opinions are welcome.

Comment on Canon FD Auto Bellows by HN

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 01:25:19 +0000

Hi Chris. I'm very interested in this setup as I have the all the equipment including the 35mm f/2.8 macrophoto lens and the bellows but would like some guidance on hot to actually attach the lens as it doesn't have the usual FD mount. Would you be able to point me to a source or email me your setup as to how it looks. thanks any help would be greatly apprecaited.

Comment on My Top Twelve Photos of 2012 by Ted C. MacRae

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:03:51 +0000

I can never get enough Cicindelidia floridana!