Overview: The Canon MR-14EX is
effective for close-up and macro photography. The flash ring can be attached
directly to the following lenses: EF 50 mm f/2.5 COMPACT MACRO, EF 100 mm f/2.8
MACRO USM, EF 100 mm f/2.5 MACRO, and MP-E 65 mm f/2.8 1-5x. To attach the
MR-14EX to the EF 180 mm f/3.5L MACRO USM, the Macro Lite Adapter 72c (sold
separately) is required. The MR-14EX consists of a Macro Flash Ring and a
separate Control unit, attached together with a durable coiled communication
cable. The MR-14EX macro ring lite flash also comes with a carrying case.
Compatibility: The MR-14EX is
compatible with both Type-A and Type-B Canon cameras:
Type A Cameras
E-TTL (EvaluativeThrough the Lens)
EOS-1D, 1V, 3, D30, ELAN 7/7E, 30/33, ELAN II/ELAN II E,
50/50E, REBEL 2000/300, REBEL G, 500N, 3000N/66, IX, IX 7/IX
| Type B Cameras ||
TTL || All EOS cameras other
than the above |
LCD: The LCD shows information
on the flash's status. This includes (but is not limited to) flash range, zoom
focal length, manual output level, multi flash settings, high speed sync, and
flash exposure compensation.
SE (Save Energy) Mode: If the
flash isn't used (or adjusted) for 90 seconds the power is automatically turned
Focusing Lamp: In low-light or
when the viewfinder image gets darker at high magnifications, the focusing lamp
can assist with focusing.
Flash Mode: You can select
between manual focus and either E-TTL or TTL autoflash mode.
Shoe Mount: The 430EX flash
mounts to the intelligent shoe on the top of the camera. Flash trigger, exposure
setting, and focal length (zoom) setting are transferred to the flash via the
Mode Select: You can select
from the following:
- P (Program AE): In this
mode the camera will set the flash aperture and shutter speed automatically.
- Av (Aperture-priority AE):
This mode is effective for controlling the depth of field in your flash
pictures. You can also obtain a correct exposure for both the subject and
the background. You set the aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed
automatically for the correct exposure of the background.
- M (Manual Exposure): In
this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture. The E-TTL or the TTL
autoflash system controls the flash exposure based on the aperture you set.
Both settings are necessary for proper exposure to the scene.
Manual Flash Mode: You can set
the flash output from 1/64 power to 1/1 full power in full-stop increments.
Flash Range: Depending on the
lens that you are using and the aperture setting on the camera, the flash range
can vary from .23 m up to 2.8 m.
Flash Tubes: There are two
tubes on the rings. by firing only one of the flash tubes of by setting a flash
ratio for flash tubes A and B, you can create shadows and sculptural lighting
effects. you can set the flash ratio from 1:8 to 1:1 to 8:1 (13 levels) in
1/2-stop increments. In the manual mode, you can set the flash output of the
tubes A and B independently from each other.
Flash Exposure Compensation:
You can adjust the flash output as easily as normal exposure compensation. Can
be set up to +/- 3 stops in either 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments. Note: If
flash exposure compensation has been set with both the Speedlite and the camera,
the Speedlite's flash exposure amount will override the camera's.
FE (Flash Exposure) Lock: This
lock enables you to lock the correct flash exposure for any part of the picture.
This feature can be used with type-a cameras
Flash Exposure Bracketing: You
can take three flash shots while changing the flash output for each up to +/- 3
stops, again either in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
High Speed Sync (FP flash):
When the flash mode is set to High Speed Sync, the flash can synchronize with
all shutter speeds.
Second-Curtain Sync: With a
slow shutter speed, you can create a light trail following the subject. The
flash fires right before the shutter closes.
Wireless Flash System: By using
a Speedlite 550EX as a slave unit, you can set up a wireless flash system with
the MR-14EX . With the MR-14EX, you can set-up an elaborate flash systems with
three groups, where you can set the tubes on the MR-14EX independent from each
other to give you various lighting effects.
Custom Functions: You can
customize the Speedlite features to suit your preferences. You have seven flash
custom functions built into the MR-14EX (set on rear LCD panel).
Batteries: The MR-14EX flash
uses 4 AA batteries. Alkaline, lithium, or nickel metal hydride (rechargeable)
are recommended. Canon's testing with alkaline batteries yields a recycle time
of 0.1 - 7 seconds and a flash count of 120 - 800 (depending on flash settings).
- Weight: 15.2 oz (without
- Macro Flash Ring:
W=4.427", H=4.961", D=0.909"
- Control Unit:
W=2.885", H=5.911", D=2.129"