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Nov 06, 2017 08:23 |  #31

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Does anyone know if the heads are the same physical size as the 24s

No idea.


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Nov 30, 2017 05:59 |  #32

Just received my copy of the MT-26EX-RT. The flash heads look to be the same size as the MT-24EX, but the flash tube and the reflector look bigger -I'll check later when I get home. The controller is really small! In the past I looked for a compact flash to take with me when I don't want to carry a lot of gear, but now I don't think I'll need to. The MT-26EX's controller looks like it's about half the volume of the one on the MT-24. Now to build a diffuser for it. The Cannon supplied diffuser (looks like a Sto-Fen on steroids) are included inside the pouch that the flash comes in and there are storage pockets for them as well as the lens flash mount. One word of caution concerning the storage pouch: It closes with a small piece of Velcro, and the carrying handle is at the top on the other end of the opening. So be sure to secure the Velcro or you'll dump the flash onto the floor. The construction quality of the MT-26 seems very high, but not so much the pouch.

Edit: This is turning into a review  :p Wanted to say that the included diffuser is very solid, and the clips that attach it to the flash heads are really large -seems really solid. The diffuser is very opaque, and the plastic is pretty thick (easily a full millimeter). More of a hard plastic, unlike the old Sto-Fens for the MT-24. Gonna be easy to build a diffuser that attaches to it, and attach it to the flash heads with just the clips.


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Nov 30, 2017 06:27 as a reply to  @ Dalantech's post |  #33

That was my one big gripe with the 24 that the control box was so big, is it any lighter though? I'll probably order one soon, take some flash head measurements, adjust my diffusers to fit, then send it back within the 14 days!


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Nov 30, 2017 06:30 as a reply to  @ JasonC007's post |  #34

It does seem lighter, and pretty sure that the center of gravity will be lower as well (so the balance should be better). If you get one take a close look at the clips -wuld be cool if the diffuser that you build can clip onto the flash heads.


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Nov 30, 2017 07:35 |  #35

A smaller box on the top would be welcome indeed.

Funds and that being what they are I will not replace whilst the old one is good. ߘ


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