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Jan 14, 2018 12:06 |  #16

Just a quick update: The MT-26EX-RT has a better built in diffuser than the MT-24EX -you can see the difference in this shot:

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There doesn't seem to be the same brutal hot spot in the middle of the MT-26 like there is with the MT-24, so the former is easier to diffuse. Here's a real world example of the light quality I'm getting, and this shot is under 1x (working distance close to 5"):

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Jan 14, 2018 13:45 |  #17

Dalantech wrote in post #18540671 (external link)
Just a quick update: The MT-26EX-RT has a better built in diffuser than the MT-24EX -you can see the difference in this shot:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://imgur.com/z5M1​O8Z] (external link)

There doesn't seem to be the same brutal hot spot in the middle of the MT-26 like there is with the MT-24, so the former is easier to diffuse. Here's a real world example of the light quality I'm getting, and this shot is under 1x (working distance close to 5"):

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://imgur.com/4zjl​AYR] (external link)

John, could you elaborate, pls?

Do you mean the 26 has softer light without any added light modifiers? If not, what is the "built-in" diffuser?

What light modifiers if any were used for the bee shot?


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Jan 14, 2018 14:27 |  #18

Archibald wrote in post #18540756 (external link)
John, could you elaborate, pls?

Do you mean the 26 has softer light without any added light modifiers? If not, what is the "built-in" diffuser?

It's still "harsh" -every flash needs to be diffused. But there doesn't seem to be a hot spot where the flash tube is. If you look at the MT-24 you can see the flash tube through the built in diffuser. It's not much better than a clear piece of plastic.

Archibald wrote in post #18540756 (external link)
What light modifiers if any were used for the bee shot?

My home made diffusers (external link) which are pretty compact. It's not too difficult to get good diffusion with the MT-26EX-RT. Due to the hot spot created by the flash tube the MT-24EX was a lot more difficult to diffuse.


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