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Dec 19, 2017 23:40 |  #1

Check it out! I am so selling my MT24EX and MPE65 and getting this one! LOL. Just kidding, I am happy with one single 270EX on hotshoe!

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Dec 20, 2017 00:42 |  #2

I'm not much of a macro shooter. I find the MR-14EX (not II) to be quite sufficient for my needs when shooting hand-held. If I am not working hand-held, I set up 2 to 3 550EX units (A:B, C) with appropriate modifiers. All gear bought used; together cost $375, and way more versatile than any current Twin-Light. None of the current Twin-Lites is as adjustable as independent units.


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Dec 20, 2017 01:22 |  #3

Bassat wrote in post #18522310 (external link)
I'm not much of a macro shooter. I find the MR-14EX (not II) to be quite sufficient for my needs when shooting hand-held. If I am not working hand-held, I set up 2 to 3 550EX units (A:B, C) with appropriate modifiers. All gear bought used; together cost $375, and way more versatile than any current Twin-Light. None of the current Twin-Lites is as adjustable as independent units.

Ya ya...but why 3 when a single 270EX will do the trick.


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Dec 20, 2017 01:47 |  #4

orionmystery wrote in post #18522322 (external link)
Ya ya...but why 3 when a single 270EX will do the trick.

Try using a single flash to do A:B, C @ 8:1, -1.33.


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Dec 21, 2017 01:43 |  #5

I said this on Facebook as well -just not excited my friend. Those cordless twin flashes eat batteries and typically have terrible cycle times. Nikon R1C1 owners complain about the R1C1 all the time, and I'm glad that Canon stuck with a corded design for the MT-26EX-RT.


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Dec 21, 2017 01:47 |  #6

Dalantech wrote in post #18523066 (external link)
I said this on Facebook as well -just not excited my friend. Those cordless twin flashes eat batteries and typically have terrible cycle times. Nikon R1C1 owners complain about the R1C1 all the time, and I'm glad that Canon stuck with a corded design for the MT-26EX-RT.

I know. I have seen how quick R1 users go through the RCR123/CR123. Not mentioned anywhere but it seems to me that this new speedlite uses 2xAAs?


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Dec 21, 2017 01:58 |  #7

orionmystery wrote in post #18523067 (external link)
I know. I have seen how quick R1 users go through the RCR123/CR123. Not mentioned anywhere but it seems to me that this new speedlite uses 2xAAs?

That's what it looked like from the photos, and it should improve the cycle time (NiCa batteries have a lower resistance and can source current faster than Lithium). The only other issue I saw from the images of the flash is that Meike copied one of the mistakes that Canon made with the MT-24EX -the indents on the side of the flash heads that hold a diffuser in place are small. Canon fixed it on the MT-26EX-RT by making the indents larger and deeper. The stock diffuser that comes with the MT26 snaps so securely in place that I was able to use it to build a better diffuser that doesn't require hot glue or Velcro to keep it on the flash heads. Gonna be a PITA to build a diffuser set for that Meike twin flash.


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Dec 21, 2017 04:21 |  #8

It seems googling finds results "ring flash" in several languages. I thought the word "ring" was fairly easy to understand.


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Dec 21, 2017 20:57 |  #9

Choderboy wrote in post #18523103 (external link)
It seems googling finds results "ring flash" in several languages. I thought the word "ring" was fairly easy to understand.

You can put 8 units of flash heads on one adapter/mount ======> ring!!! :D

https://static.fotokon​ijnenberg.nl ..._with_su800_nisbr1c​12.jpg (external link)


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Dec 22, 2017 01:52 as a reply to orionmystery's post |  #10

That's crazy! I'll stick to just getting three light sources right :-P


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Dec 22, 2017 04:52 |  #11

Dalantech wrote in post #18523854 (external link)
That's crazy! I'll stick to just getting three light sources right :-P

I need people to think that I am pro when they see my 8XR200 ring flashes!


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Dec 22, 2017 23:31 |  #12

Dalantech wrote in post #18523068 (external link)
That's what it looked like from the photos, and it should improve the cycle time (NiCa batteries have a lower resistance and can source current faster than Lithium). The only other issue I saw from the images of the flash is that Meike copied one of the mistakes that Canon made with the MT-24EX -the indents on the side of the flash heads that hold a diffuser in place are small. Canon fixed it on the MT-26EX-RT by making the indents larger and deeper. The stock diffuser that comes with the MT26 snaps so securely in place that I was able to use it to build a better diffuser that doesn't require hot glue or Velcro to keep it on the flash heads. Gonna be a PITA to build a diffuser set for that Meike twin flash.

Godox V850 flash provides a lot of flashes and with very fast recycle time due to its Lithium batteries. So does the Yongnuo YN860Li. So do all the other recent Lithium powered flash units. What Lithium batteries are you referring to? Decent rechargeable Lithium cells typically have internal resistance of around 0.1 Ohm. Example Efest and AWR IMR18350 IMR cylindrical cells less than 0.1 Ohm, 16340 versions around 0.12 Ohm.
All the recent Lithium flash releases I can find state 1.5 seconds recycle time.


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Dec 22, 2017 23:32 |  #13

orionmystery wrote in post #18523740 (external link)
You can put 8 units of flash heads on one adapter/mount ======> ring!!! :D

https://static.fotokon​ijnenberg.nl ..._with_su800_nisbr1c​12.jpg (external link)

Ahhh. I see where I went wrong. :-D


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Dec 23, 2017 01:33 |  #14

Choderboy wrote in post #18524417 (external link)
Ahhh. I see where I went wrong. :-D

No problem. Now you know how many flashes to get!


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Dec 24, 2017 02:46 as a reply to Choderboy's post |  #15

CR123 batteries, the kind that the R1C1 uses, do not source current as fast as NiMH batteries. You can even try some off the shelf Eveready lithium batteries. They'll work, but the cycle time is noticeably slower than NiMH batteries.


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