Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX

Product Summary


This Ring Lite for close-up and macro shooting is loaded with features and capabilities. Now with Canon’s E-TTL, it takes full advantage of the flash performance of the EOS-1v, EOS-3, and other E-TTL cameras. Circular twin flash tubes can fire at even power, or varied between them over a six-stop range, and one or more 550EX Speedlites can be used as wireless slaves along with the MR-14EX. The controller unit now has an illuminated full-info LCD panel and its accepts optional hi-capacity battery packs.

Professional close-up flash photography becomes as easy as normal AE shooting when the MR-14EX is mounted onto any EOS system camera that supports E-TTL metering (i.e., Type-A EOS cameras). The E-TTL system emits the perfect amount of light, optimally balancing flash output and ambient light to ensure a natural balance. The MR-14EX also has advanced features such as High-Speed Sync (FP flash), Flash Exposure Lock (FEL), a Flash Exposure Compensation (up to +/- 3 stops) and Flash Exposure Bracketing (FEB, up to +/- 3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments).

When the MR-14EX is used with a Type-B EOS camera that does not support E-TTL autoflash control (e.g., EOS 1N, 5, 10), TTL autoflash control is used. In this case, Flash Exposure Compensation, FEB and manual flash exposure controls are available.

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Canon MR-14EX Specifications

TypeRing Lite, twin circular flashes tubes, and separate Controller Unit
E-TTL, TTL, Manual
GNGuide Number 14/46 (at ISO 100, m/ft.)
Auto SettingsAuto Distance Range 16.4′ (based on 100/2.8 macro & ISO 100 film)
Auto f/Stops TTL automation at all F-stops
Coverage80° in both vertical & horizontal angles
Recycle Time7 seconds (full power w/ alkaline batteries)
4 seconds (full power w/ Ni-Cd batteries)
Power Source4 AA batteries in Controller (Alkaline, NiCd, Lithium and Ni-MH type AAs are OK)
Optional : External battery packs Compact Battery Pack CP-E2, Transistor Pack E.
Dimensions (W x H x D)Control unit: 2.9 x 5.0 x 3.8″ (WxHxD)
Flash ring: 4.4 x 5.0 x 1.0″ (WxHxD)
WeightControl unit: 0.63 lb
Flash ring: 0.26 lb
Special Features & Notes Control in E-TTL Mode: FP sync, FE Lock, Flash +/- compensation, Flash Exposure Bracketing.
Control in Manual Mode: Flash +/- compensation, Flash Exposure Bracketing.
Ratio Control in Manual: L:R tubes (A:B) in full steps over 1/1 1/64 range
Setting Method: LCD panel on Controller Unit (illuminated), similar to 550EX Speedlite
Custom Functions: Seven on the MR-14EX (in addition to any in camera), set on flash LCD.


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